Moore (ankle) didn't practice Monday, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports. "Ankle is feeling better," he said. "Every day has been feeling better. To go from where I came from after the game to today is extremely encouraging and I'm just trying to do whatever I can to get back as soon as I can." Moore exited the Lions' Thanksgiving day tilt due to an ankle injury and has yet to step foot on the field. However, his comments indicate that the ankle is recovering quickly, giving him a chance to play Thursday against the Packers. If he's unable to suit up, T.J. Jones will serve as the No. 3 wide receiver.
Moore caught a 14-yard pass on his lone target in Thursday's win over the Eagles. From Weeks 5 to 10, Moore found the end zone four times in five games. In the two games since, he has just two catches off of three targets. The Lions appear to be more of a two-receiver team under new offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter, heavily relient on the backs and tight ends. During Thursday's game, Moore's 23 total snaps trailed that of fullback Michael Burton, according to Pro Football Focus. He should remain out of lineups until further notice.
Moore recorded a 14-yard catch on his only target before leaving Thursday's win over the Eagles with an ankle injury, the Detroit News reports. Thanks to the Lions' short week, Moore's ankle will be afforded some added healing time in advance of the team's Dec. 3 contest against the Packers. The veteran wideout enjoyed a bit of a roll earlier this season, but he's now logged two straight quiet fantasy efforts.
Moore caught one pass off of two targets for 21 yards in Sunday's win over Oakland. Moore had scored touchdowns in four of five games entering Sunday, but delivered his second worst performance of the season against the Raiders. Moore has developed a rapport with Matthew Stafford, leading the Lions in touchdown catches. Without touchdowns, however, Moore doesn't have much value, tallying more than three catches in a game just twice all year. His nose for the end zone makes him an intriguing player, but his lack of supplemental production limits him to a buyer-beware pick-up.
Moore three passes off of six targets for 29 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's win over Green Bay. Through nine games, the Lions' leader in receiving touchdowns is not Calvin Johnson or Eric Ebron or Golden Tate. It's Lance Moore. Moore, who caught all of eight passes during the first four games of the season, has now scored in four of the Lions' last five games. The veteran slot man has topped 55 yards just once this season, but may be worth a pickup in case he's able to keep up his scoring pace.
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