Chiefs WR Dwayne Bowe has been suspended four games for violating the NFL’s policy on performance enhancing substances. The suspension will begin in Week 11.
That’s a big loss for fantasy owners, as Bowe was a top-25 wide receiver on NFL.com.
In his absence, WR Chris Chambers will see a serious bump in value. He goes from waiver-wire fodder to a viable No. 3 or 4 fantasy receiver for the next four weeks.
This also means an increase in the PPR value of Bobby Wade and Lance Long.
Without his top wideout, the value of QB Matt Cassel takes a hit. He’s a risky fantasy option even in leagues that start two quarterbacks, especially this week against the Steelers.
As for Bowe, I’d stash him on my bench rather than release him. Losing him for four games hurts, but he’ll be back for the final two weeks of the fantasy postseason.