Donte Moncrief signed with the Texans this offseason, and he's expected to be a reserve receiver this year. He should not be drafted in any Fantasy leagues. Moncrief spent 2020 with the Patriots and mostly played on special teams. In his past two seasons with New England and Carolina, Moncrief has combined for five catches for 33 yards and no touchdowns on just 17 targets. It's doubtful he will make a Fantasy impact in 2021.
Moncrief was released by the Texans with a non-football injury designation Tuesday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports. Moncrief was signed by the team in March and was expected to compete for a roster spot in training camp. However, the acquisition of Anthony Miller may have been enough to convince the team to cut Moncrief loose, even given reports that Randall Cobb could also be off the roster soon following a trade with Green Bay.
Moncrief is signing a one-year contract with the Texans, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports. Moncrief hasn't been relevant for fantasy purposes since putting up fringe flex-worthy numbers back in 2018 with Jacksonville. With the Patriots last season he mostly worked on special teams and will likely have to compete to earn a spot on the Texans' roster this season.
Moncrief logged 13 snaps -- all on special teams -- Sunday in the Patriots' 28-14 win over the Jets. Despite the Patriots' dearth of promising options at receiver, Moncrief never garnered much of a look on offense. Over his six appearances, Moncrief recorded one reception for 15 yards on two targets and carried once for four yards. Moncrief flashed some ability as a kick returner with 165 yards on seven returns, but he may not have made enough of an impression to earn a spot with the Patriots heading into 2021.
Moncrief (thigh) is active for Sunday's game versus the Jets. Moncrief didn't play an offensive snap in last week's loss to the Bills. He could handle a similar role in Week 17, but he'll still serve as the team's primary kick returner.
Moncrief (thigh) is considered questionable for Sunday's game against the Jets after practicing in a limited capacity Friday. Moncrief's thigh issue dates back to New England's Week 14 Thursday night loss to the Rams. He was held out the subsequent game against Miami but proved capable of returning to the lineup for Monday night's 38-9 blowout loss to Buffalo, collecting 74 yards on four kickoff returns during the contest. Kyle Dugger and J.J. Taylor would be slated for increased opportunities on returns were Moncrief to miss the season finale.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|5||10/10||New England Patriots||10||20.63|
|8||10/31||Los Angeles Rams||1||16.67|
|12||11/28||New York Jets||18||23.13|
|16||12/26||Los Angeles Chargers||7||20.25|
|17||01/02||@San Francisco 49ers||15||21.50|
Red Zone Trends
|3 Year Avg||35||18||234||1||10||13.00||29|