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Fantasy Matchup: Chiefs vs Dolphins

I think that most people fall into three categories.

  1. People who never tried fantasy football.
  2. People that could never get into it.
  3. People who are addicted to fantasy football.

I fall in the third category, and I’m not sure if that is good or bad.  In my six plus years of playing fantasy football I have picked up uncanny knowledge of the “sport”.  Since I love the Kansas City Chiefs and fantasy football I thought I would write this indroduce this post.  I will give you the key fantasy players for the Chiefs and my opinion on their upcoming week.  This week they face the Miami Dolphins whom are having a lot of troubles this season.  There should be a few Chiefs players who have a chance at a big game.

Matt Cassel

Season Stats:  1,367 yards passing, 9 TDs, 9 INTs

Outlook:  Cassel has been very inconsistent this season and hasn’t been a big draw for the fantasy crowd.  However, his two best games this year came against the winless teams the Chiefs have faced.  The Dolphins are currently winless, but their defense isn’t the worst in the league.  I look for Cassel to throw for at least 2 touchdowns and 250 yards.

Status:  I predict Cassel to be a low-end number 1 fantasy QB this week in all formats.

Jackie Battle

Season Stats:  302 yards rushing 1 TD, 4 receptions for 23 yards

Outlook:  Since the Colts game Battle has been the feature back for the Chiefs.  He seems to get most of his yards in the second half and still has to share carries with Thomas Jones and Dexter McCluster.  The Dolphins are pretty good against the run but Battle is a big body.  I look for Battle to have 85 yards rushing and a touchdown.

Status:  I predict Battle to be a number 2 fantasy RB this week.

Dexter McCluster

Season Stats:  210 yards rushing, 22 receptions for 87 yards

Outlook:  McCluster will get a lot of touches but he hasn’t done much with all his looks so far this season.  He will have to share his carries in the backfield.  The plus side is that McCluster sees a lot of action out of the backfield catching the ball.  I look for McCluster to have 30 yards rushing and 30 yards recieving.

Status:  I predict McCluster a low-end number 2 fantasy RB in PPR leagues only.

Dwayne Bowe

Season Stats:  33 receptions for 558 yards, 4 TDs

Outlook:  Bowe is Cassel’s main target and for good reason he is just catching everything this year.  Bowe will get a few targets lost due to Baldwin emerging but it won’t hurt him all that much fantasy wise.  I look for Bowe to have  5 catches for 75 yards with a touchdown.

Status:  I predict Bowe a must start number 1 fantasy WR in all formats.

Steve Breaston

Season Stats:  22 receptions for 335 yards, 2 TDs

Outlook:  Breaston will see about 6 targets a game mostly past the 1st down marker.  He should follow suit and have a good day against a weaker Dolphins team.  I look for Breaston to have 4 catches for 55 yards with a touchdown.

Status:  I predict Breaston a high-end number 3 fantasy WR.

Chiefs Defense

Season Stats:  2 defensive TDs, 13 INTs, 9 sacks, 6 forced fumbles, 2 fumbles recovered, and 170 points allowed

Outlook:  The Chiefs defense has played extremely well the last two weeks and should be lights out against a struggling Miami team.  I look for the Chiefs defense to have 10 points against, 3 INTs, and 2 sacks.

Status:  I predict the Chiefs defense a low-end number 1 fantasy DEF.

The Others

Thomas Jones:  Only start if you have to.  Could be a flex starter if you have multiple positions open.

Leonard PopeIf you really need help at TE you could start Pope but don’t expect more than 5 fantasy points.

Jon BaldwinI’m not sure what to expect since this is his 3rd game played.  Baldwin is a risk/reward type of fantasy player.

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