David Moore is expected to fight for playing time this preseason with the Panthers. Despite scoring six times last year, Moore has never been a reliable Fantasy starter, and that will probably remain the case as long as he's in a complementary role. Expect Moore to be uncovered off waivers during the year, if at all.
Moore and the Panthers have agreed to terms on a contract, Bill Voth of the team's official site reports. Moore is coming off three solid seasons with Seattle, and across 16 games in 2020 he logged 35 catches for 417 yards and a career-high six touchdowns, though his average catch distance dropped to 11.9 from over 17.0 the last two years. The 26-year-old won't have the advantage of working with Russel Wilson any more, which could detract from his already marginal fantasy value, but he'll provide the Panthers an option for the No. 3 receiver gig following the departure of Curtis Samuel.
Moore caught his lone target for one yard and rushed once for four yards in Saturday's 30-20 wild-card loss to the Rams. Moore was nonexistent for a second straight game to finish the season. The 2017 seventh-round pick had some impressive performances during the regular season, as he finished with career highs in receptions (35) and touchdowns (six), but his 417 receiving yards was short of the 445 he produced back in 2018. Moore also rushed the ball eight times for 61 yards. He continues to show a knack for the big play and he was targeted 13 times in the red zone this year. The Seahawks will have to make a decision on Moore this offseason, as he'll turn 26 years old later in January and he's set to be an unrestricted free agent in March.
Moore was targeted once and caught a five-yard pass in Sunday's 26-23 win over the 49ers. The Seahawks appeared to be in victory formation to close out the game, but quarterback Russell Wilson called an audible, drawing up a quick pop pass to Moore. Wilson disclosed after the game that Moore reached a $100,000 incentive with the reception, according to Ben Arthur of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Moore finishes the regular season with 35 catches (47 targets) for 417 yards and six touchdowns, adding 61 yards on eight carries.
Moore hauled in his lone target for a 45-yard gain in Sunday's 20-9 win over the Rams. On the opening drive of the second half, Moore made a deep catch down the right sideline on third down to help set up the Seahawks' first touchdown of the game. This was Moore's third reception of more than 40 yards this season, setting a new career high in the category.
Moore caught two of four targets for 10 yards in Sunday's 20-15 win over Washington. He also gained five yards on one carry. Moore finished with fewer than 20 yards for the sixth straight game. He continues to run ahead of rookie Freddie Swain, but the margin is getting slimmer, as Moore out-snapped Swain just 21-16 in this outing. Moore has appeal in daily fantasy purposes due to his use on deep routes, but he's not dependable in weekly formats.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|1||09/12||New York Jets||18||23.13|
|2||09/19||New Orleans Saints||16||22.00|
|7||10/24||@New York Giants||9||20.38|
|9||11/07||New England Patriots||10||20.63|
|11||11/21||Washington Football Team||5||19.35|
|16||12/26||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||19||23.50|
|17||01/02||@New Orleans Saints||16||22.00|
|18||01/09||@Tampa Bay Buccaneers||19||23.50|
Red Zone Trends
|3 Year Avg||45||26||388||4||17||14.92||65|