Target Practice, Week 12: Dwayne's world

We really shouldn't need to tell you that Dwayne Bowe(notes), over the past seven weeks, has been ridiculously productive. Ever since his disastrous performance against the Colts in Week 5, he's basically been the NFL's most dominant skill position player.

Bowe has found the end zone 13 times in his last seven games, and he's topped 100 receiving yards in each of his last three. He's on pace to finish with 1,287 receiving yards and 20 TDs. If he reaches those marks, he'll become just the third player in NFL history to haul in 20 or more touchdown receptions in a single season. (You can probably guess the other two).

His year gets even more impressive when you note that Kansas City only ranks 30th in the league in pass attempts per game (29.4). It's not like Bowe is putting up historic numbers in some crazed, Martzian pass-happy scheme. In fact, the Chiefs lead the NFL in per-game rush attempts — this team had two 20-carry backs in Week 12.

And still, Dwayne Bowe catches a touchdown (or three) every week, like it's nothing. During Bowe's binge, quarterback Matt Cassel(notes) has rather quietly become a fantasy star, throwing 18 TD passes and just one interception in his last seven games.

With Denver up next — a team that coach Todd Haley would no doubt love to punish — you can expect to see Bowe at or near the top of the target leader board next Tuesday.

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