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RB Dexter McCluster - Tennessee Titans

5-9, 172Born: 8-25-1988College: MississippiDrafted: Round 2

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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.

Week 12: at Philadelphia Eagles

Mark and Joe say: Tough matchup. Bishop Sankey put up 11/38/1 rushing and 1/7/0 receiving as the Titans continue to transition to featuring Sankey in the rushing attack - Shonn Greene got just 3/6/0 rushing last week, while Dexter McCluster posted 1/5/0 rushing and 1/17/0 receiving in his change-of-pace/split-out-wide role. Though the Titans didn't try to run the ball much, when they did hand it off last week it went to Sankey more often than not. The Eagles' rush D is ranked 19th in the NFL in terms of rushing yards allowed per game (114.7), but they have only given away five rushing scores so far this year. Last week, Green Bay managed 25/110/1 rushing as a team; Carolina had 32/102/1 rushing vs. Philadelphia two weeks ago. This is a so-so rush D that has given up some rushing TDs of late. The Titans are on the road in this one to hostile Lincoln Financial Field - this looks like a tough matchup for the evolving Tennessee attack.

Recent Stats and Projections

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8 vs HOU 2 1 0 4 4 39 0 0
10 at BAL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 vs PIT 1 5 0 2 1 17 0 0
12 at PHI PROJ-Dodds 1 * * 1 * * *
12 at PHI PROJ-Tremblay 1 * * 1 * * *
12 at PHI PROJ-Bloom 1 * * 2 * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2014 Week 11 vs PIT (1 / 5 / 0 rush, 2 / 1 / 17 / 0 rec)

McCluster has somewhat disappeared from the offense in recent weeks. He had a reception down the field to start the second quarter of this game. McCluster ran a deep out route and adjusted brilliantly to an inaccurate pass from Mettenberger. McCluster should have had a touchdown soon after when he was wide open at the goal line, but Mettenberger rifled the ball at him so he couldn't catch it.

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Latest News

Titans | Saturday practice report (Sat Nov 15, 03:32 PM) - Tennessee Titans DT Sammie Hill (hamstring), RB Dexter McCluster (knee), RB Leon Washington (hamstring) and CB Blidi Wreh-Wilson (back) were limited in practice Saturday, Nov. 15, and are questionable for Monday, Nov. 17, against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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Titans | Friday practice report for Week 11 (Fri Nov 14, 05:28 PM) - Tennessee Titans DT Sammie Hill (hamstring), RB Dexter McCluster (knee), RB Leon Washington (hamstring) and CB Blidi Wreh-Wilson (back) all were limited in practice Friday, Nov. 14.

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Titans | Thursday practice report (Thu Nov 13, 06:06 PM) - Tennessee Titans DT Sammie Hill (hamstring), RBs Dexter McCluster (knee), Leon Washington (hamstring) and CB Blidi Wreh-Wilson (back) were limited.

Titans | Dexter McCluster sitting out (Wed Nov 12, 02:56 PM) - Tennessee Titans RB Dexter McCluster (knee) is not participating in practice Wednesday, Nov. 12.

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Titans | Dexter McCluster has knee bruise (Mon Nov 10, 04:35 PM) - Tennessee Titans RB Dexter McCluster (knee) suffered a knee bruise Sunday and will be monitored throughout the week, according to head coach Ken Whisenhunt.

Our View: Watch his practice status during the week. McCluster is not much of a fantasy option, but he can make a few plays for the team as a change-of-pace back/receiver.
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Schedule

12@ Philadelphia Eagles
13@ Houston Texans
14vs New York Giants
15vs New York Jets
16@ Jacksonville Jaguars
17vs Indianapolis Colts