RB Dexter McCluster - Tennessee Titans
|5-9, 172||Born: 8-25-1988||College: Mississippi||Drafted: Round 2|
McCluster has become one of the most dangerous punt returners in the league, earning him a Pro Bowl nod in 2013. If the Titans can provide solid blocking, the team should have one of the better return games this season.
News you need to know
General News (Thu Dec 18): was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Thursday, Dec. 18.
General News (Wed Dec 17): is out for this week's game.
General News (Tue Dec 16): did not practice on Tuesday.
Week 16: at Jacksonville Jaguars
Mark and Joe say: Neutral matchup. Coach Ken Whisenhunt tried to ignite the torpid Titans' rushing attack last week by giving Shonn Greene a crack at his old team mates - Green responded with 16/50/0 rushing and 1/13/0 receiving in the featured role, while heavy-footed rookie Bishop Sankey managed 3/8/0 rushing and 1/18/0 receiving in a change of pace role. Neither back is worth much to fantasy owners, frankly - if you have survived to fantasy playoffs you should avoid this situation. The Jaguars' D has played pretty well in December, actually, with 26/93/0 rushing given up to the Ravens last week in a bounce-back from the 43/169/3 that Houston hung around their necks two weeks ago. To date, the Jaguars are ranked 27th in the NFL averaging 129.6 rushing yards allowed per game, with 14 rushing scores allowed over 14 weeks. Last time these teams clashed, in Week Six, Tennessee managed 24/70/1 rushing as a club (Jackie Battle had the TD run with 1/1/1). This looks like a neutral matchup between struggling clubs.
Recent Stats and Projections
Recent Game Summaries
2014 Week 13 vs HOU (9 / 33 / 0 rush, 3 / 2 / 11 / 0 rec)
McCluster's first involvement in the game came late on during the second quarter. He caught a screen pass in the flat for a four yard gain. With the Titans coming out throwing in the third quarter, McCluster became the starting back. He carried the ball twice with no real effect on the team's first touchdown drive of the game. In the second half, McCluster became the feature back as the Titans looked to spread the offense out more. He was impressive at times, but the plays he was making were relatively simple against a defense that was focusing on preventing the big play.
2014 Week 14 vs NYG (0 / 0 / 0 rush, 4 / 2 / 10 / 0 rec)
McCluster appeared to be the target of Mettenberger's first pass, but the ball landed nowhere near where he ran to. He caught his second target on third down for a first down at the start of the second quarter. McCluster saw more targets both from the backfield and lined up out wide with the Titans' injuries at wide receiver, but he failed to make an impact of note.
2014 Week 15 vs NYJ (5 / 15 / 0 rush, 4 / 2 / 8 / 0 rec)
On the first drive of the game, the Titans called a screen pass for McCluster after he motioned into a wide receiver position. McCluster caught the ball but only gained one yard. On the following drive, McCluster caught a swing pass in the flat for a five yard gain when he made a defender miss in space. McCluster continued to be fed the football, but he could do very little with his seven total touches.
Latest NewsTitans | Dexter McCluster to IR (Thu Dec 18, 02:58 PM) - Tennessee Titans WR Dexter McCluster (knee) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Thursday, Dec. 18. Our View: McCluster didn't do much with his new team. A free-agent signing by the Titans this year, McCluster did not fit in and finishes the year with 131 yards rushing, 197 yards receiving and one touchdown. His fantasy prospects--even in dynasty leagues--are low.
link to story Titans | Wednesday injury report (Wed Dec 17, 05:38 PM) - Tennessee Titans RB Dexter McCluster (knee) has been ruled out for Week 16 against the Jacksonville Jaguars Thursday, Dec. 18. OT Taylor Lewan (ankle) is doubtful, while LB Zaviar Gooden (hamstring), OT Byron Stingily (ankle) and LB Kamerion Wimbley (hamstring) are questionable. S Daimion Stafford (concussion) is probable. Lewan and McCluster didn't practice Wednesday, Dec. 17. Stafford practiced in full, while the others were limited. Titans | Dexter McCluster could miss last two games (Wed Dec 17, 01:23 PM) - Tennessee Titans RB Dexter McCluster (knee) has been ruled out for Week 16, and it appears like he will not be able to play in Week 17. Our View: The Titans offense is just a mess. Having McCluster wouldn't help a whole lot. Fantasy owners--even in dynasty leagues--don't have a lot of stock in McCluster.
link to story Titans | Tuesday practice report (Tue Dec 16, 06:31 PM) - Tennessee Titans TE Brett Brackett (knee), OT Taylor Lewan (ankle) and RB Dexter McCluster (knee) did not practice Tuesday, Dec. 16. LB Zaviar Gooden (hamstring), OT Byron Stingily (ankle) and LB Kamerion Wimbley (hamstring) were limited, while S Daimion Stafford (concussion) practiced in full. Titans | Monday practice report (Mon Dec 15, 07:43 PM) - Tennessee Titans TE Brett Brackett (knee), OT Taylor Lewan (ankle) and RB Dexter McCluster (knee) did not practice Monday, Dec. 15. LB Zaviar Gooden (hamstring), OT Byron Stingily (ankle) and LB Kamerion Wimbley (hamstring) were limited, while S Daimion Stafford (concussion) practiced in full. The Jaguars didn't actually practice Monday, so the report is an estimation. More News
Tennessee Titans Team LinksDepth Chart Season Stats Targets Red Zone Game Logs
Footballguys ArticlesReturner Recap and Latest News: Week 2
Greg Russell - September 10
FBG Staff - September 11
AFC Roster Check Pre-Free Agency
Jeff Tefertiller - March 3
The Master Plan for 2014
Sigmund Bloom - August 21
Pre-Camp PPR RB Tiers
Sigmund Bloom - July 29
Week 2 Running Back Tiers
Sigmund Bloom - September 11
Top 200 (PPR) with Tiers
Sigmund Bloom - August 20
Dynasty State of the Union: AFC South
Jeff Tefertiller - August 11
Dynasty State of the Union: AFC West
Jeff Tefertiller - August 6
Examining the Potential Situations for 2014 Rookie Quarterbacks
Cian Fahey - April 11
Articles from around the webFantasy value of 2014 draft picks
Christopher Harris - May 11
Fantasy football backfield situations by team
Michael Fabiano - May 27
Free Agency Fantasy Impact: Running Backs
John Tuvey - May 29
2014 fantasy draft bargains
Michael Fabiano - May 29
AFC Team-By-Team OTA Notes
Adam Levitan - June 22
2014 Fantasy Football Sleepers: 44 names to consider
Cory Bonini - June 27
Silva's July Rankings, 1-100
Evan Silva - July 2
Jake Locker, Ken Whisenhunt and the Titans' passing offense
Tim Heaney - July 2
Fantasy Football Sleepers & Values: Running Backs
John Paulsen - July 10
2014 Version of 2013 Breakouts
Mike Clay - July 16
|16||@ Jacksonville Jaguars|
|17||vs Indianapolis Colts|