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Dexter McCluster Week 12 Fantasy Update

Over the last two weeks, the Kansas City Chiefs have featured Dexter McCluster more and more in the backfield next to Jackie Battle and Thomas Jones. And for a team in need of an offensive spark, the former second round pick is finally starting to show the signs of life the team was hoping for when they drafted the Ole Miss product.

So what should you expect this week for fantasy football? Numberfire‘s projections are that McCluster will earn 4 carries for 23 yards and another 2 receptions for 18 yards giving him 5+ fantasy points on the day. Those are rather low numbers since he’s averaged 45 yards a game rushing the last two weeks, but with a player like McCluster, who is often a check down option, it’s hard to tell just where to put him.

For the year, McCluster has 21 receptions for 209 yards and 72 rushes for 336 yards. He has yet to score a touchdown in any capacity in 2011.