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Dexter McCluster

28-Year-Old Running Back – San Diego Chargers

2016 Rush/Rec Stats

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2016 Rush/Rec Projections

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2016 Fantasy Football Outlook

McCluster's unique skill set should allow him to maintain a similar role to last season despite Tennessee's backfield overhaul. The diminutive veteran had 55 carries and 31 receptions for a combined 5...

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2016 ADP:

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Bye Week:  11

STATUS:  NFI     INJURY:  Forearm
HT: 5' 8"   WT: 170   DOB: 8/25/1988
College: Mississippi  DRAFTED: 2nd Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Dexter McCluster Contract Information:

Signed a contract with the Chargers in September of 2016.

November 5, 2016  –  Dexter McCluster News

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McCluster will be placed on the non-football injury list after fracturing his forearm in a household accident and will be out for the remainder of the season, Michael Gehlken of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

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Dexter McCluster NFL Stats
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  Rushing Rush Distance Big Rush Games Receiving Kick Ret Punt Ret Fumbles
Year Age Team G Att Yards TD Avg 20+ 40+ 100+ 150+ 200+ Rec Yards Avg TD Tar Yds TD Yds TD Tot Lost
2009 20 CFB 12 181 1169 8 6.5 - - - - - 44 520 11.8 3 - - - - - -
2010 21 KC 11 18 71 0 3.9 1 0 0 0 0 21 209 10.0 1 39 527 0 202 1 2 1
2011 22 KC 16 114 516 1 4.5 3 0 0 0 0 46 328 7.1 1 64 557 0 65 0 4 3
2012 23 KC 16 12 70 0 5.8 0 0 0 0 0 52 452 8.7 1 77 0 0 6 0 2 2
2013 24 KC 15 8 5 0 0.6 0 0 0 0 0 53 511 9.6 2 83 3 0 686 2 2 0
2014 25 TEN 14 40 131 0 3.3 0 0 0 0 0 26 197 7.6 1 36 0 0 155 0 1 1
2015 26 TEN 11 55 247 1 4.5 2 1 0 0 0 31 260 8.4 1 41 285 0 217 0 2 2
2016 27 SD 6 3 2 0 0.7 0 0 0 0 0 7 36 5.1 0 11 182 0 57 0 0 0
2016 Proj 27 SD Subscribe now to see our 2016 projections for Dexter McCluster

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Dexter McCluster Fantasy/Red Zone Stats
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  Fantasy Points Per Game Rushing Stats Red Zone Runs Receiving Stats Red Zone Targets
Year Age Team G Standard PPR 0.5 PPR Att/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5 Rec/G Yds/G YPT In20 In10 In5
2009 20 CFB 12 20.0 23.7 21.8 15 97 - - - 4 43 - - - -
2010 21 KC 11 3.1 5.0 4.0 2 6 1 0 0 2 19 5.4 3 1 0
2011 22 KC 16 6.0 8.9 7.5 7 32 8 2 1 3 21 5.1 7 4 1
2012 23 KC 16 3.6 6.9 5.3 1 4 1 0 0 3 28 5.9 5 0 0
2013 24 KC 15 4.2 7.8 6.0 1 0 3 2 1 4 34 6.2 10 1 0
2014 25 TEN 14 2.8 4.6 3.7 3 9 4 1 0 2 14 5.5 7 4 0
2015 26 TEN 11 5.7 8.5 7.1 5 22 2 0 0 3 24 6.3 2 1 1
2016 27 SD 6 0.6 1.8 1.2 1 0 1 1 0 1 6 3.3 7 1 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Dexter McCluster – Playing Time Overview

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Snap Count Stats

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Offensive Snaps in 2016

Dexter McCluster was on the field for 39 of his team's snaps on offense in 2016.

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Special Teams Snaps in 2016

Dexter McCluster was on the field for 44 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2016.

Year Off ST
2014 233 56
2015 305 72
2016 39 44
Dexter McCluster 2016 Game Log
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  Snap Count Rushing Rush Distance Receiving Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret Red Zone Runs Red Zone Targets
Week Opp Off ST Att Yards TD Avg 20+ 40+ Rec Yards Avg TD Tar Tot Lost Yds TD Yds TD In20 In10 In5 In20 In10 In5
1 FREE AGENT Free Agent
2 FREE AGENT Free Agent
3 @Ind 9 6 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 2 9 4.5 0 3 0 0 39 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0
4 NO 9 8 1 2 0 2.0 0 0 2 9 4.5 0 3 0 0 51 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0
5 @Oak 2 10 1 1 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 75 0 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Den 9 4 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 2 15 7.5 0 2 0 0 0 0 28 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
7 @Atl 7 5 1 -1 0 -1.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
8 @Den 3 11 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 1 3 3.0 0 1 0 0 17 0 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Ten
10 Mia
11 BYE Bye Week
12 @Hou
13 TB
14 @Car
15 Oak
16 @Cle
17 KC

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Dexter McCluster  (View College Stats & News)
As Compared To Other Running Backs
Height:   5' 8"
BELOW AVERAGE
Weight:   170 lbs
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40-Yard Dash:   4.58 sec
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Shuttle Time:   4.06 sec
ELITE
Cone Drill
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Arm Length:   29.25 in
BELOW AVERAGE
Hand Length:   8.38 in
BELOW AVERAGE
Vertical Jump:   38 in
GREAT
Broad Jump
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Bench Press:   20 reps
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Dexter McCluster: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

McCluster recorded one carry for a one-yard loss and did not catch either of his two targets during Sunday's win over the Falcons.

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McCluster caught two passes for 15 yards in the win over the Broncos on Thursday.

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McCluster (hamstring) is active for Thursday's game against the Broncos.

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McCluster (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Thursday's game against the Broncos, Michael Gehlken of the San Diego-Union Tribune reports.

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McCluster was limited at Tuesday's practice due to a hamstring injury, Eric D. Williams of ESPN.com reports.

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McCluster picked up one carry for a single yard in Sunday's loss to the Raiders.

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McCluster carried the ball one time for two yards and recorded two catches for nine yards in the loss to the Saints on Sunday.

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McCluster snagged two catches for nine yards in Sunday's loss to the Colts.

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McCluster is expected to fill in as the pass-catching threat out of the backfield with Danny Woodhead (knee) out for the season, Michael Gehlken of the San Diego-Union Tribune reports.

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The Chargers plan to sign McCluster, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

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McCluster has been released by the Titans, The Tennessean reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2016

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2015

A player noted for his ability in the open field, McCluster can line-up in the backfield or at wide receiver with equal comfort. While that flexibility offers a nice tool for offensive coaches, it also evidences McCluster’s lack of a true position. In his first season for the Titans last year, McCluster averaged 3.3 yards on 40 carries and 7.6 yards on 26 receptions. Those subpar figures went with only one touchdown, limiting McCluster’s fantasy value considerably. Although the Titans will surely look for better ways to utilize McCluster in Year 2 of their union, his 2014 campaign puts his stock relatively low heading into this season.

2014

The Chiefs were never really able to settle on a position for the lightning-fast McCluster, and as a result his numbers were consistently underwhelming. The Titans seem committed to using him out of the backfield rather than as a WR, and if he emerges with a Darren Sproles-like role that fits his skill set, he could put up useful numbers.

2013

The lightning quick McCluster was used more as a receiver than running back last year, and the results were underwhelming. While McCluster had career highs in catches (52) and receiving yards (452), his YPT was a meager 5.9, and he scored only once. This year, new coach Andy Reid and new quarterback Alex Smith should add more punch to the offense, and McCluster is expected to line up in different spots while most commonly operating out of the slot. It certainly can't hurt, but it’s hard to see a ton of upside for a 5-8, 170-pound player who operates mostly in the short areas of the field.

2012

McCluster appears set to make a full-time move to wide receiver in his third season after playing more of a hybrid role the previous two years. In that role it may be difficult for him to earn consistent playing time with the likes of Steve Breaston and rookie Devon Wylie competing for reps in the slot, though with his acceleration and electric open field moves the Chiefs may make a greater effort to get him the ball in space. It should become more clear during the preseason how Kansas City intends to use McCluster, but it's difficult to imagine him seeing considerable touches in either the crowded backfield or the improved receiving corps.

2011

McCluster will be utilized primarily as a running back this season, but may still qualify at receiver in some leagues. At 5-8, 170, McCluster is lightning quick, blazingly fast and dangerous in the open field, and the Chiefs will look to capitalize on that with him running stretch plays and coming out of the backfield as a pass catcher. He caught 21 balls during his rookie year with 18 rushes and returned 26 kicks and 13 punts, one of which went for a score. The Chiefs want to get the ball in his hands more during his second year and it's possible he may take on a role similar to what Danny Woodhead did for New England last season. If that is the case, watch out for this dynamic jitterbug to become a good flex play in most weeks.

2010

Whether he's lined up at wide receiver or running back, McCluster is a game-changer, and the Chiefs plan to use him all over the field (and in the return game) to best utilize his talents. We like him as a late-round sleeper, especially in point per reception (PPR) leagues, because of Kansas City's desire to give him plenty of work at multiple positions and his potential to be a 50-catch player as a rookie.