Schedule

Opponent Game Opp RK Opp FPTS
vs 8 19
@ 11 20
vs 15 21
vs 30 25
vs 19 22
@ 22 22
vs 12 21
@ 23 22
@ 24 23
vs 23 22
@ 29 25
vs 9 20
BYE
- -
@ 6 19
vs 21 22
vs 20 22
@ 12 21
@ 15 21
Player Outlook
Moore has been popular leading up to Fantasy drafts in years past, but he's never quite delivered on expectations. Despite three straight years with over 1,100 receiving yards (a huge accomplishment when you consider the quarterbacks he's played with), Moore has never averaged more than 14.9 points per game in PPR or 9.3 points per game in non-PPR. A big reason for it is a lack of touchdown production -- he's never had more than four in a year. Even in 2020 and 2021 when Christian McCaffrey missed so much time, Moore wasn't involved in red-zone work (13 targets). Only eight of his 14 career scores have come in the red zone, meaning he's only sporadically coming through with big plays for touchdowns while not cashing in enough when he's closer to the goal line. That's a bad combination only made worse by Carolina's expected troubles at quarterback to continue this season. Moore's a start-worthy Fantasy receiver in a rough situation, making him a preferred option in Round 4 in PPR drafts and Round 5 or 6 in non-PPR.

Fantasy Stats

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Receiving Yards
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Receiving Touchdowns
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Rushing Yards
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Fantasy Points
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Fantasy Points per Game
2022
2021 93 1157 12.44 4 48 6.00 1438.4
2020 66 1193 18.08 4 22 11.00 1459.7
3y Avg. 82 1175 14.33 4 37 7.40 1428.9
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Fantasy Performance by Week
96%
Roster
64%
Start
#14
WR Rank

Fantasy News

  • Panthers' DJ Moore: Liking competitive nature of camp

    Moore said the Panthers have embraced the competitiveness of training camp, Darin Gantt of the team's official site reports. Moore, as Carolina's top receiver, will surely be taking note of the team's quarterback competition between Baker Mayfield and Sam Darnold. However, with tight races at other positions, Moore suggests the team's level of competitiveness has collectively increased. For his part, Moore will be in search of his first Pro Bowl selection this season after posting at least 1,150 yards in each of the last three campaigns. Regardless of who claims the quarterback job, Moore should be a consistent producer and key contributor to the Panthers offense once again.
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  • Panthers' DJ Moore: Inks three-year extension

    Moore is signing a three-year extension with the Panthers, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Previously scheduled to play out 2022 on a fifth-year option, Moore is now signed with the Panthers through 2025. He's finished between 1,157 and 1,193 receiving yards three straight seasons, with exactly four TDs each year, but his per-target efficiency took a nose-dive in 2021 (57.1 percent catch rate, 7.1 YPT) with the Panthers offense hitting a new low point. On the bright side, Moore's 163 targets last season were a career-high by 28, and he could break out in 2022 if similar volume is accompanied by better quarterback play. At the moment, however, it looks like the Panthers have missed out on all the top veteran QBs available, perhaps forcing them to settle for a mediocre veteran or a rookie in the upcoming NFL Draft. Regardless, Moore is the clear top option in the passing game, rivaled only (at times) by RB Christian McCaffrey.
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  • Panthers' DJ Moore: Quiet against Saints

    Moore caught three of eight targets for 29 yards in Sunday's 18-10 loss to the Saints. Moore led the Panthers in targets but couldn't get much going against a tough Saints defense. Most his yardage came on a 20-yard catch during the second half, but Moore followed that contribution with a drop shortly thereafter. Having racked up at least seven targets in every game this season, Moore figures to remain a focal point in Week 18's finale versus the Buccaneers. Although that matchup surely doesn't favor the Panthers, game flow might help Moore improve on Sunday's lackluster output.
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  • Panthers' DJ Moore: Plenty of targets in loss

    Moore (hamstring) secured five of 11 targets for 55 yards in the Panthers' 32-6 loss to the Buccaneers on Sunday. Considering the quarterback duo of Sam Darnold and Cam Newton completed less than 50 percent of their throws, Moore's numbers were actually serviceable. The fourth-year wideout tied Robby Anderson for the team lead in receptions and paced Carolina in targets on the afternoon as well. Moore's upside is likely to be capped to an extent the rest of the way with both Darnold and Newton seemingly destined to struggle, but he remains a serviceable option heading into the final two weeks of the fantasy season.
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  • Panthers' DJ Moore: Available for Week 16

    Moore (hamstring) is active for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers, Jonathan M. Alexander of The Charlotte Observer reports. Moore was listed as questionable heading into the weekend after not practicing Wednesday and Thursday before returning to the field in a limited fashion Friday. Though he didn't log a full practice this week, the Panthers haven't indicated that Moore will be subject to a lighter workload as a result. He'll likely be sharing the field with both Cam Newton and Sam Darnold at various points during Sunday's game, as head coach Matt Rhule indicated that both quarterbacks will pick up snaps.
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  • Panthers' DJ Moore: Expected to play in Week 16

    Moore (hamstring) is expected to play Sunday against the Buccaneers, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Moore was listed as questionable for the contest after returning to a limited practice Friday, but Rapoport indicates that the wideout is trending toward active status versus Tampa Bay. Fortunately for those considering Moore in Week 16 lineups, the Panthers kick off at 1:00 ET on Sunday.
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  • Panthers' DJ Moore: Gets questionable tag for Week 16

    Moore (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers after practicing on a limited basis Friday, Darin Gantt of the Panthers' official site reports. Moore missed the Panthers' first two practices of the week while tending to the hamstring injury, but he returned to the field Friday, which gives him a shot to suit up this weekend. On Wednesday, head coach Matt Rhule told Joe Person of The Athletic that Moore will likely wind up being a game-time decision, so the Panthers may put him through a workout Sunday morning before getting a better sense of whether he'll play. Through Cam Newton's first four games as Carolina's starting quarterback, Moore's production hasn't suffered too much; he's turned in a 21-285-1 receiving line on 38 targets over that stretch.
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  • Panthers' DJ Moore: No practice Thursday

    Moore (hamstring) was a non-participant at Thursday's practice, Darin Gantt of the Panthers' official site reports. Moore was able to play through a hamstring issue this past Sunday in Buffalo, handling a 90 percent share of offensive snaps and catching six of 11 targets for 48 yards. The Panthers now are having the wide receiver focus on rehab versus practice with the expectation he'll be a game-time decision Sunday against the Buccaneers. Fortunately, the team has a 1:00 p.m. ET kickoff, so Moore's fate will be known with plenty of time for fantasy managers to pivot to another option.
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  • Panthers' DJ Moore: Trending toward game-time decision

    Panthers head coach Matt Rhule said Moore (hamstring) likely will be a game-time call for Sunday's tilt with the Buccaneers, Joe Person of The Athletic reports. Moore's practice reps were capped all of last week before he handled 90 percent of the offensive snaps this past Sunday at Buffalo en route to six catches (on 11 targets) for 48 yards. He was held out of practice entirely Wednesday, after which Rhule touched on Moore's status. Getting back on the field Thursday and/or Friday may put Moore in a better position to be available this weekend, so his activity level will be something to monitor as the week goes on.
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  • Panthers' DJ Moore: Still tending to hamstring issue

    Moore didn't practice Wednesday due to a hamstring injury, Joe Person of The Athletic reports. Moore was listed as a limited participant on all three Week 15 practice reports due to the same health concern before handling a 90 percent share of the offensive snaps this past Sunday at Buffalo. The results in the box score were modest -- six catches (on 11 targets) for 48 yards -- and he's only scored one touchdown since Week 4. Now, with no practice activity to begin Week 16 prep, Moore's status will be one to watch to ensure he's available this weekend against the Buccaneers.
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  • Panthers' DJ Moore: Difficult conditions continue

    Moore caught six passes for 48 yards on 11 targets against Buffalo on Sunday. Moore has proven his own abilities beyond any doubt at this point, so his ongoing struggles are clearly attributable to the broader dysfunction of the Panthers organization, especially on offense. Cam Newton has struggled profoundly as a passer, including in this game (18 of 38 for 156 yards, one touchdown and one interception), yet he's probably the team's best pure passer for the time being. While talent like Moore's can't be fully counted out, the waters might remain treacherous until the Panthers rebuild this offense in the offseason. Carolina gets a tough matchup with the Buccaneers in Week 16.
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  • Panthers' DJ Moore: Good to go Sunday

    Moore (hamstring) is active for Sunday's game against the Bills, Jonathan M. Alexander of The Charlotte Observer reports. Moore was a limited practice participant throughout the week before being labeled questionable for Sunday's contest, though he never truly appeared in danger of sitting out. The 24-year-old has come on strong over the past three games with 15 receptions for 237 yards and a touchdown as he continues to lead Carolina's receiving corps.
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  • Panthers' DJ Moore: Looks set to play vs. Buffalo

    Moore (hamstring), who is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Bills, is expected to play, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Moore was limited in practices throughout the week, but the injury isn't expected to affect his availability or snap count Sunday. Confirmation on Moore's status will arrive when the Panthers release their inactive list 90 minutes prior to the 1 p.m. ET kickoff.
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  • Panthers' DJ Moore: Questionable for Sunday

    Moore (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game at Buffalo, David Newton of ESPN.com reports. Moore was a limited practice participant Wednesday through Friday after suffering a minor hamstring injury late in the fourth quarter of last week's loss to the Falcons. He appears on track to play this Sunday, but fantasy managers will want to make sure before finalizing Week 15 lineups. The Panthers and Bills are scheduled for a 1:00 ET kickoff, meaning inactive lists will be released around 11:30 a.m.
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  • Panthers' DJ Moore: Another limited practice

    Moore (hamstring) practiced in a limited capacity Thursday, Darin Gantt of the Panthers' official site reports. Moore picked up a hamstring issue near the end of this past Sunday's loss to the Falcons. Coach Arthur Smith considered Moore day-to-day as of Monday, and the wide receiver has followed up that comment with back-to-back capped sessions. Even if he enters the weekend with a designation, Moore doesn't seem to be in much danger of missing the Panthers' Week 15 game at Buffalo.
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  • Panthers' DJ Moore: Limited with hammy

    Moore (hamstring) was a limited practice participant Wednesday, David Newton of ESPN.com reports. Moore was held out late in Sunday's 29-21 loss to the Falcons, with head coach Matt Rhule calling the wideout day-to-day when he met with the media Monday. A limited practice to start Week 15 gives Moore a decent shot to suit up this weekend in Buffalo, though he'll have a tough matchup and still has to contend with some of the worst quarterback play in the league, regardless of whether Cam Newton or P.J. Walker in under center.
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  • Panthers' DJ Moore: Begins week day-to-day

    Panthers head coach Matt Rhule said Monday that Moore (hamstring) is day-to-day after pulling his hamstring in Sunday's loss to the Falcons, Joe Person of The Athletic reports. Moore played 89 percent of the Panthers' offensive snaps in the contest, catching six of 10 targets for 84 yards. Before departing late Sunday, Moore attempted to talk his way into returning to the contest, so he would seem to have a fair shot at being cleared to play Week 15 in Buffalo so long as he can practice in some capacity leading up to the contest. That said, Moore could face some difficulty establishing a rhythm with his quarterback even if healthy, as Darin Gantt of the Panthers' official site relays that Cam Newton and P.J. Walker are expected to split reps under center.
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  • Panthers' DJ Moore: Strong numbers despite knee issue

    Moore brought in six of 10 targets for 84 yards in the Panthers' 29-21 loss to the Falcons on Sunday. He also missed some time late in the contest with a knee injury but wanted to come back into the game, Joe Person of The Athletic reports. It remains to be seen how serious the knee issue might be, but the health issue aside, the star wideout had a productive game on an afternoon during which the Panthers passing attack wasn't exactly at its sharpest. Moore's reception total was his best since Week 7, while his yardage tally qualified as his second highest since all the way back in Week 4. With a 10-187 line over the past two contests, Moore will head into a difficult Week 15 road matchup against the Bills with some momentum if he's able to suit up.
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  • Panthers' DJ Moore: Big receiving day in loss

    Moore brought in four of 10 targets for 103 yards in the Panthers' 33-10 loss to the Dolphins on Sunday. The highlight of Moore's day -- and that of the Panthers as a whole -- came on the wideout's 64-yard grab in the first quarter. Moore would go on to lead the team in receptions and receiving yardage on the night, but considering Carolina netted all of 134 passing yards due to poor performances from both Cam Newton and P.J. Walker, the talented receiver's numbers were a minor miracle from a fantasy perspective. Moore's chances of replicating strong numbers in a Week 13 divisional home matchup versus the Falcons will naturally be heavily reliant on the play under center.
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  • Panthers' DJ Moore: Held in check

    Moore caught three of seven targets for 32 yards and rushed twice for 14 yards in Sunday's 24-6 loss to the Patriots. Moore led Carolina in targets, but saw tailbacks Christian McCaffrey and Chuba Hubbard top him in receiving yardage on a day when quarterback Sam Darnold again struggled while throwing three interceptions. Darnold also led Moore into a big hit late, adding to Carolina's offensive frustrations. Although McCaffrey's return gives Moore notable competition for looks, those two are easily coordinator Joe Brady's best playmakers, which should keep Moore's value stable heading into Week 10 versus the Cardinals.
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