Moore caught five of 11 targets for 101 yards during Sunday's 33-7 loss to the Saints. Moore, who was targeted early and often with his team playing from behind, finished with his fourth 100-yard game of the season. In the process, he surpassed his career high in receiving yardage set last season and has now flirted with 1,200 yards in each of the last two campaigns. This steady production has come despite many changes to the Panthers' offense, indicating that the third-year man's skillset is an enduring one. Moore will look to take another step forward next season for what should be a potent unit if Christian McCaffrey (thigh) can turn in a full year's worth of production.
Moore recorded five receptions on 10 targets for 37 yards in Week 16 against Washington. Moore commanded double-digit targets for only the second time in his last eight games. However, he lacked any explosive plays as the Panthers largely managed the game and Teddy Bridgewater rarely successfully pushed the ball downfield. As a result, Moore's longest reception of the day went for only 14 yards. He'll look to bounce back in a Week 17 matchup against the Saints.
Moore (ankle) brought in six of eight targets for 131 yards and a touchdown in the Panthers' 24-16 loss to the Packers on Saturday night. He also rushed once for one yard. Moore returned from a one-game absence due to an ankle injury and a stay on the reserve/COVID-19 list in spectacular fashion, putting a punctuation mark on his season-high yardage total with a key 40-yard reception late in the fourth quarter that got the Panthers down to the Packers' 15-yard line. Moore led Carolina's pass catchers in receptions and receiving yards while checking in second only to Curtis Samuel in targets. The 23-year-old appeared to be back to full health, so he'll look to help fantasy managers again in their postseason matchups versus Washington in a Week 16 battle on Sunday, Dec. 27.
Coach Matt Rhule said Moore (ankle) will play in Saturday's game against the Packers, David Newton of ESPN.com reports. Moore sprained his ankle prior to the Panthers' Week 13 bye, then landed on the reserve/COVID-19 list ahead of the team's Week 14 loss to the Broncos. After sitting out that contest, he was removed from the list Wednesday, returning to practice as a limited participant. The Panthers are listing Moore's limitations as "non-injury-related," so he should be ready for his usual workload this weekend.
The Panthers activated Moore (ankle) from the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday, Joe Person of The Athletic reports. Moore is set to practice Wednesday, but the extent of his activity won't be known until the Panthers release their first Week 15 report later in the day. The report will also clarify whether the wideout is past an ankle issue that he had been dealing with prior to landing on the COVID list. In the last two games he suited up, Moore combined for 11 catches for 188 yards on 20 targets.
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