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Fantasy Football 2012: Dwayne Bowe Sits Outside Top 20 Wide Receivers

As Dwayne Bowe settles back into his familiar role with the Kansas City Chiefs after a fairly lengthy holdout that cost him all of training camp, the natural questions asked have to do with his expected production on the field. But fantasy football players can wonder the same -- curious how such an offseason will translate to the regular season for both the Chiefs and their fantasy hopes.

ESPN's Eric Karabell says that Bowe is typically being taken later than what might have been expected. "As for other news that didn't take place in a preseason game, Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe ended his holdout, signing a one-year tender," writes Karabell. "This shouldn't affect Bowe's fantasy value, as he's going in the sixth round, and just outside the top 20 at his position."

It doesn't help that Matt Cassel is his quarterback and that he plays in a run first offense. Then again, he led the NFL in touchdown receptions in 2010 and has always been an elite receiver, so Bowe will likely make for a great sleeper candidate in most leagues. If you can find 80 receptions, 1,000 yards and 10 touchdowns in the sixth round or later, that's a great play.