Moncrief was waived by the Panthers on Friday. Moncrief was claimed off waivers from the Steelers in early November but wasn't targeted in his three games with the Panthers. The 26-year-old had caught 48 of 89 targets for 668 yards and three touchdowns with Jacksonville last season, but he's been unable to carve out a role with Pittsburgh or Carolina in 2019.
Moncrief was claimed off waivers by the Panthers on Monday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Moncrief signed a two-year, $9 million deal with the Steelers in March but was waived by the team Saturday. The 26-year-old hasn't played more than 18 offensive snaps since Week 1 and was actually a healthy scratch for two games. The Panthers have received minimal production from No. 3 wide receiver Jarius Wright in recent weeks, which could allow Moncrief to step in should he make an early impression.
Moncrief was released by the Steelers on Saturday. This move felt like only a matter of time considering the Steelers could now be in line for a 2020 compensatory pick as a result. A dreadful opening game against the Patriots in prime time was a precursor of bad things to come, as Moncrief never saw more than 20 offensive snaps in the four ensuing games in which he was active, recording just four receptions for 18 yards in five games with the Steelers. With a bevy of teams in need of wide receiver help, it seems likely Moncrief will catch on with another squad before the season ends, but it's hard to envision his fantasy value taking a significant jump given how unproductive he was to start the 2019 campaign.
Moncrief was unable to haul in either of his two targets during Monday's 27-14 win over Miami. Moncrief has now been targeted four times over his last two games after an early-season benching. He has just one 11-yard reception to show for it, and he has just two games in which he has recorded a reception all season. With the way rookie Diontae Johnson has come on in recent weeks, Moncrief is a poor play Sunday against the Colts.
Moncrief caught one of two targets for 11 yards in Sunday's 24-17 win over the Chargers. Moncrief saw his first game action in a month but played just 14 snaps. Heading into a Week 7 bye, fantasy players have few reasons to roster Moncrief.
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|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|1||09/13||Las Vegas Raiders||0.00|
|2||09/20||@Tampa Bay Buccaneers||32||27.63|
|3||09/27||@Los Angeles Chargers||3||16.13|
|7||10/25||@New Orleans Saints||27||24.71|
|9||11/08||@Kansas City Chiefs||4||16.68|
|10||11/15||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||32||27.63|
|15||12/20||@Green Bay Packers||12||19.22|
|17||01/03||New Orleans Saints||27||24.71|
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