Player Round Table (Dwayne Bowe)
By FBG Staff; Hosted by Maurile Tremblay
August 9th, 2010

Here at Footballguys.com, we have Spotlights and Faceoffs. Those features are fairly comprehensive, but they are limited to viewpoints from either one or two writers. Well some players need a little more commentary. We have decided open up the dialog and asked our staff to leave their thoughts on these players and what is expected from them in 2010. Here, discussion centers around WR Dwayne Bowe.

Sigmund Bloom: It's hard to get anything but a bad vibe from Bowe after 2009. He butted heads with head coach Todd Haley, he was suspended for 4 games because of the banned substances policy, and he was resoundingly outproduced by Chris Chambers, whom the Chiefs re-signed. Then they went and drafted Dexter McCluster in the second round and signed a between-the-tackles grinder in Thomas Jones. It sure seems like the visions we all had of Bowe becoming the focal point of the Chiefs offense are evaporating before our very eyes. That being said, Bowe still has the talent to be one of the top 10 WRs in the league, no matter his situation. If that bad vibe we're all sensing drops Bowe past the fifth round of your draft, he becomes a viable pick, but not before that.

Jeff Pasquino: Kansas City doesn't have too much after Bowe, which is both good and bad for his fantasy prospects. Bowe should be the most targeted member of KC's receiving corps, but that does not always translate to productivity. Bowe has been criticized early and often for his hands and self-discipline in learning the system. Matt Cassel could be turning towards Chris Chambers, rookie TE Tony Moeaki, and even RB Jamaal Charles out of the backfield if Bowe cannot get the job done.

Maurile Tremblay: I agree with Bloom’s thoughts pretty much exactly. There’s no doubting Bowe’s talent. He has the ability to fight through DBs and make tough catches in traffic, and is a particularly strong presence in the red zone. But he’s an inconsistent player in an inconsistent offense, and the Chiefs seem — justifiably — hesitant to make Bowe the centerpiece of their offense. Among all the WRs being drafted as fantasy starters this season, Bowe has perhaps the greatest potential to end up a complete bust. I’d avoid him.

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