The Seahawks extended a tender to Moore, an exclusive rights free agent, John Boyle of the team's official site reports. Moore has built himself up from a 2017 seventh-round pick that spent most of his rookie year on the practice squad to a regular contributor on offense last season. While he had a 22-413-5 line on 36 targets in eight games between Weeks 4 and 12, he otherwise managed just four catches (on 17 targets) for 32 yards and no scores in the other eight contests. Clearly, the Seahawks will hope he can channel that productive mid-season stretch more consistently in 2019.
Moore played 12 offensive snaps and didn't receive a target in Saturday's wild-card loss to the Cowboys. Moore recorded his lowest offensive snap count of the season in this outing, and he tallied just four catches for 32 yards in the last six games overall. He strung together a nice stretch of performances between Weeks 5 and 12 -- scoring five times in seven games to become a popular fantasy waiver-wire pickup -- but he disappeared from Week 13 on. The bumpy ending to Moore's season shouldn't diminish his potential, as he still finished third on the team with both 445 receiving yards and 53 targets, while his five receiving touchdowns tied Doug Baldwin and Jaron Brown for second most on the team. The Seahawks will likely retain the wideout's rights when he becomes an exclusive-rights free agent in March.
Moore snagged two of four targets for 16 yards in Sunday's win over the Cardinals. Moore looked like a valuable player after hauling in five touchdowns in seven games between Week 5 and 12, but he has just four catches on 15 targets for a combined 32 yards in five contests since then. It's unclear where Moore's spark went, but the second-year pro could redeem himself with some stellar postseason play starting Saturday versus the Cowboys.
Moore caught one of his three targets for a seven-yard gain during Sunday's 38-31 win over Kansas City. Moore was a popular waiver-wire pickup after notching eight receptions for 160 yards and a touchdown between Weeks 11 and 12, but he's snagged just two passes in the four games since. The second-year player has exhibited some explosiveness with eight of his 24 receptions going for 20-plus yards but needs more consistent looks to fully capitalize on his abilities. His opponent in Week 17 (Arizona) has been good at limiting the downfield passing game, ranking top five in the league with just 10.4 yards per reception allowed.
Moore hauled in one of three targets for nine yards in Sunday's loss to the 49ers. Moore posted a career day in Week 12 against the Panthers with 103 receiving yards and a touchdown, but he now has just one catch on nine targets in the last three weeks. The second-year pro's recent play is troubling, although he is a deep threat so his fantasy value can be prone to volatility. He'll look to get back on track against the Chiefs' last-ranked pass defense in Week 16.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|3||09/22||New Orleans Saints||31||26.67|
|5||10/04||Los Angeles Rams||19||22.05|
|9||11/03||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||28||25.00|
|10||11/12||@San Francisco 49ers||30||26.13|
|14||12/09||@Los Angeles Rams||19||22.05|
|17||12/29||San Francisco 49ers||30||26.13|
Red Zone Trends
|3 Year Avg||26||13||222||2||10||17.08||34|