by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer (12/5/13) An afterthought in the Chiefs offense over the first eight weeks of the season, wide receiver Dwayne Bowe has regained his relevance over the last four, even scoring a couple touchdowns. But even though he's now typically the team's most-targeted receiver, he has yet to go for more than 67 yards in a game.
His matchup Week 14 at Washington would seemingly set him up for more. After all, the Redskins rank 27th against the pass, allowing 265.3 yards per game, and have surrendered the 13th-most Fantasy points to wide receivers this season. But keep in mind the Chiefs threw the ball as much the last three weeks as they've done all season, having to keep pace with the numbers Peyton Manning (twice) and Philip Rivers were putting up. They prefer to win with defense, and this matchup gives them a chance to get back to doing that.
Which would only cut into Bowe's modest production. Simply because he's the team's preferred receiving option, he's a good bet for 50 yards no matter how the game unfolds, but expecting him to take a step forward would be unwise. Jamey Eisenberg, Dave Richard and Nathan Zegura all rank Bowe outside of their top 24 wide receivers for this week despite the favorable matchup.
Dwayne Bowe limited Week 13
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com (12/1/13) Chiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe was held in check Week 13 against the Broncos.
Bowe caught just three passes for 56 yards. He nearly caught a touchdown pass in the second quarter, but the play was overturned after an illegal formation penalty. Bowe led the team with seven targets. Two of Bowe's catches came on the team's first offensive drive. He did not pick up his third catch until there was under three minutes remaining in the game.
Bowe will face Washington Week 14.
Dwayne Bowe could push TD streak to three games
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (11/27/13) If you are looking at Chiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe's player page, there's no need to adjust your screen. What you are seeing is correct -- Bowe has recorded a touchdown in two straight games.
We know -- it seems very odd seeing how Bowe hasn't scored in consecutive games since scoring in three straight from Week 3-5 in 2011. But Bowe has been playing very well lately and might be able to extend his touchdown streak to three games Week 13 vs. Denver.
Bowe's touchdown streak began in Week 11 at Denver, as he totaled four catches for 57 yards. Low-yardage totals, unfortunately, is one of the more disappointing storylines from Bowe's 2013 season. He hasn't surpassed 100 receiving yards and is averaging a career-low 43.4 receiving yards per game.
Wide receivers are averaging 181.5 receiving yards and 24.6 Fantasy points per week against Denver. Wide receivers have totaled 12 touchdowns in 11 games, with Dez Bryant and Julian Edelman being the only two receivers with multiple-touchdown games.
You probably aren't going to get a standout performance from Bowe, but there is a good chance he could continue his touchdown streak Week 13, so look to him as a low-end No. 2/high-end No. 3 Fantasy wide receiver.
Dwayne Bowe catches late touchdown Week 12
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com (11/24/13) Chiefs receiver Dwayne Bowe caught a late touchdown Week 12 against the Chargers.
Bowe was somewhat limited against San Diego. Though he caught five of his six targets, Bowe went for just 51 yards. With the team fighting to get back in the game, Bowe caught a 5 yard touchdown pass with 1:28 left in the contest. The Chiefs couldn't hold the lead, so Bowe was unable to play the hero. It's the second straight game Bowe has found the end zone.
He'll take on the Broncos Week 13.
Dwayne Bowe breaks scoring drought
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com (11/18/13) Chiefs receiver Dwayne Bowe, who had not scored since Week 4, caught a 6-yard touchdown in the loss at Denver. He finished with four catches for 57 yards on a team-high 14 targets. Bowe dropped a couple passes that would have been long gainers.
Bowe appeared to push off on his scoring grab, but it was not called. Bowe has three touchdowns this season, tying his 2012 total.
Having been targeted 26 times the past two games, Bowe enters Week 12 against San Diego with momentum.
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Dwayne Bowe signed a five-year contract to remain with the Chiefs, and he will return as the No. 1 receiver in Kansas City. We just hope the Bowe of 2010 shows up and not the guy we saw in 2012. In 2010, Bowe had 72 catches for 1,162 yards and 15 touchdowns. He was serviceable in 2011 with 81 catches for 1,159 yards and five touchdowns, but he was terrible last year with 59 catches for 801 yards and three touchdowns. Now that he's back in Kansas City, he will have a new quarterback in Alex Smith, and that should help his outlook, but Bowe has to prove he's motivated and willing to succeed. He should be considered a low-end No. 2 Fantasy receiver with the chance to be a must-start option depending on how he clicks with Smith and develops under Andy Reid. Bowe is worth drafting with a pick as early as Round 5 in all leagues. (Updated 5/29/13)