Player Outlook
On the surface, it might seem like the Jets are replacing Elijah Moore as the No. 1 option in the passing game with the addition of first-round rookie Garrett Wilson. But what if Wilson was added to complement Moore? We'll find out which young receiver quarterback Zach Wilson prefers, and hopefully both Moore and Garrett Wilson can excel in 2022 and beyond. For this season, we still like Moore ahead of Wilson coming into the year, and hopefully Moore can build off a quality rookie campaign. Moore is worth drafting as a No. 3 Fantasy receiver in all leagues as early as Round 3. He missed six games due to injury, including the final five outings with a quad problem, but he also scored at least 12 PPR points in five of his final six games. Over that stretch, Moore averaged 18.0 PPR points per game. He has that type of upside, and hopefully he can produce at that level for a full season.

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2021 43 538 12.51 5 54 10.80 948.5
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Fantasy News

  • Jets' Elijah Moore: Once catch in preseason opener

    Moore recorded one reception on one target for nine yards in Friday's 24-21 preseason win over the Eagles. Moore played with the first-team offense for three possessions. He made the most of his one look, hauling in a pass from Zach Wilson (knee) to earn the team a fresh set of downs. Moore had a fairly strong showing in his rookie season -- he managed 538 yards on 77 targets -- and should be in for a productive 2022 campaign working opposite Garrett Wilson among the Jets' receiving corps.
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  • Jets' Elijah Moore: More comfortable at NFL level

    Moore feels more comfortable heading into his second season and is ready to take a second-year leap, Jared Greenspan of the New York Post reports. Moore was still getting used to the NFL level as a rookie, yet he still managed to lead the Jets in receiving yards despite playing just 11 games. He expects to be even better in his sophomore season and even feels comfortable enough to give rookie first-round pick Garrett Wilson tips, both on and off the field. "I had to go experience it," Moore said of playing at NFL speed last season. Now, he feels ready to excel: "I'm waiting, I'm ready for the game."
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  • Jets' Elijah Moore: Team adds similar young WR

    Moore will be joined by rookie 10th overall pick Garrett Wilson in New York's receiving corps, Rich Cimini of ESPN reports. For a third consecutive draft, the Jets used a premium selection on a wide receiver. While 2020 second-rounder Denzel Mims is shaping up to be a bust, the early returns on Moore -- selected 34th overall in 2021 -- look encouraging, and Wilson is the team's most highly regarded receiving prospect yet coming out of Ohio State. Moore and Wilson profile similarly as fast, undersized receivers who can play both outside and in the slot. New York will likely take advantage of their versatility by moving Moore and Wilson around frequently, but Corey Davis (groin) could be the team's premier red-zone threat given his larger frame.
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  • Jets' Elijah Moore: Hot finish before injury as rookie

    Moore (quadriceps) finished his rookie season with 43 catches for 538 yards and five touchdowns. He added 54 yards and a touchdown on five rushing attempts. The second-round pick out of Ole Miss burst onto the scene with a terrific training camp and preseason, but New York's shaky quarterback play led to a slow start for Moore. He heated up in the middle of the season, catching 34 of 51 targets for 459 yards and five touchdowns over his last six games before a quadriceps injury and stint in COVID-19 protocols ended Moore's campaign after 11 appearances. The arrow's pointing up for Moore heading into his sophomore season, and he's expected to be fully healthy by then and ready to build on his strong play prior to getting hurt.
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  • Jets' Elijah Moore: Remains on COVID list

    Moore (quadriceps) remains on the reserve/COVID-19 list ahead of Sunday's game against the Bills. With Moore not among the Jets' activations ahead of Week 18 action and Braxton Berrios (quad) having been placed on IR on Friday, look for Jamison Crowder, Keelan Cole and Jeff Smith to head the team's wide receiver corps in Sunday's season finale.
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  • Jets' Elijah Moore: Unlikely to play Sunday

    Coach Robert Saleh said Moore (quadriceps) is "trending south" for Sunday's game against the Bills, Connor Hughes of The Athletic reports. Moore appears to have cleared the league's COVID-19 protocols but remains on the reserve/COVID-19 list. The bigger issue is he hasn't returned to practice since landing on injured reserve with the quadriceps injury Dec. 13. It appears the 21-year-old will end up missing the final five games of the season due to the injury, which would leave him with 43 receptions for 538 yards and five touchdowns to go along with five carries for 54 yards and another score in 11 games as a rookie.
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  • Jets' Elijah Moore: Looks unlikely for Week 18

    Moore (quadriceps) continued to take part in rehab work off to the side during Thursday's practice and appears unlikely to be available for Sunday's game against the Bills, Brian Costello of the New York Post reports. Moore technically remains on the reserve/COVID-19 list after testing positive for the virus, Dec. 16, but that looks to be merely a formality at this point. Since he's been at the Jets' facility for the last few days, Moore has seemingly cleared the NFL's COVID-19 return-to-play protocol, but he'll be moved to injured reserve whenever he's activated from the list. The Jets didn't designate Moore for return from IR before he contracted the virus, so he has yet to take part in practice with his healthy teammates since suffering the quad injury Week 13 against the Eagles. Even if Moore is cleared to practice Friday, one workout probably won't be enough for the Jets to feel comfortable activating him for the season finale following a month-long absence.
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  • Jets' Elijah Moore: Chance to play Week 18

    Head coach Robert Saleh said Moore (quadriceps) had a good workout Monday and remains a candidate to play in Sunday's season finale in Buffalo, Al Iannazzone of Newsday reports. Moore was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Dec. 16, but his ability to take part in a workout Monday suggests he's made a full recovery from the illness. He'll have to shift back to injured reserve and receive a designation for return before he's eligible to resume practicing, which could happen as soon as Wednesday. Saleh said until the Jets have a chance to evaluate Moore in practice, the team won't have a good sense of whether he'll have a shot to play in the regular-season finale. Moore has been sidelined for the Jets' last four games while recovering from the quad injury, interrupting what had been a strong second half for the rookie wideout.
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  • Jets' Elijah Moore: Could return next week

    Head coach Robert Saleh noted Friday that Moore (quadriceps), who is on the reserve/COVID-19 list, won't be available for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers, Eric Allen of the Jets' official site reports. The report adds that there's a chance Moore could play Week 18 against the Bills, but first he'll need to clear then NFL's COVID-19 return-to-play protocols in addition to being activated off injured reserve. With Jamison Crowder (calf) trending toward another absence this weekend, Braxton Berrios, Keelan Cole and Denzel Mims currently profile as the Jets' top available wideout options.
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  • Jets' Elijah Moore: Still not practicing

    Moore (quadriceps) has yet to resume practicing as of Thursday, Rich Cimini of ESPN reports. Moore has missed the past three games and is still on the reserve/COVID-19 list in addition to being on injured reserve. Even if the rookie wide receiver clears all the hurdles necessary to return to practice Friday, he'll still be fighting an uphill battle to suit up Sunday against the Buccaneers given his extended layoff. With Jamison Crowder (calf) having failed to practice in any capacity after sitting out last week's game, Braxton Berrios seems likely to remain busy against Tampa Bay on Sunday.
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  • Jets' Elijah Moore: Could have minimum stay on IR

    Jets head coach Robert Saleh said Monday that he expects Moore (quadriceps) to return from injured reserve for the final two games of the season, Andy Vasquez of The Bergen Record reports. After suffering the quad injury in the Jets' Week 13 loss to the Eagles, Moore didn't practice at all last week before New York moved him to IR on Saturday. Given the Jets' status as non-playoff contenders along with the rookie second-round pick's long-term importance to the organization, Moore looked as though he might be a shutdown candidate, but Saleh suggested that's not the case. Instead, Moore's move to IR appears to have been made with short-term roster flexibility in mind. The Jets are hopeful that three weeks of rest will be enough to resolve the quad injury, so if Moore is ready to return to practice when first eligible Week 17, he could recapture a high-volume role in the passing attack during the team's final two contests.
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  • Jets' Elijah Moore: Moved to injured reserve

    The Jets placed Moore (quadriceps) on injured reserve Saturday, Connor Hughes of The Athletic reports. Moore still has a chance to return Week 17, but given where the Jets reside in the standings it's entirely possible the team could be extra cautious with its prized rookie. After a rocky start to Moore's inaugural campaign, the Ole Miss product had emerged as easily the most consistent target in a defunct offense, recording 34 receptions, 459 yards and five touchdowns over the last six games. With Corey Davis (groin) done for the season, Jamison Crowder, Keelan Cole and Denzel Mims will operate as the top three pass catchers moving forward.
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  • Jets' Elijah Moore: Unable to practice all week

    Moore (quadriceps) missed a third consecutive practice Friday and is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Saints, Rich Cimini of ESPN reports. Cimini notes that no Jets player has suited up this season after missing all three practices during the week, so Moore will have to beat the odds in order to play. The standout rookie has come on in recent weeks, and his absence would be a devastating blow to a Jets passing game that's already without Corey Davis (groin) for the remainder of the season. Slot receiver Jamison Crowder would be the top target for rookie quarterback Zach Wilson, with veteran retread Keelan Cole and unproven youngster Denzel Mims occupying the starting spots on the outside.
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  • Jets' Elijah Moore: Receiving questionable tag

    Moore (quadriceps) is considered questionable for Sunday's game against the Saints, Ethan B. Greenberg of the Jets' official site reports. Moore was unable to practice Wednesday and Thursday due to the quadriceps injury, but he's expected to test things out at practice Friday and Saturday, per Rich Cimini of ESPN.com. The rookie second-round pick has 34 receptions for 459 yards and five touchdowns across the past six games, and he may be headed for a game-time decision this weekend versus New Orleans
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  • Jets' Elijah Moore: Dealing with quad issue

    Jets head coach Robert Saleh said Moore won't practice Wednesday due to a quadriceps injury. Saleh labeled Moore as day-to-day as the Jets begin prepping for Sunday's game against the Saints, with the team hopeful that the rookie wideout will be able to suit up this weekend, according to Eric Allen of the Jets' official site. If Moore gains clearance to play, he'll likely be solidified as the Jets' clear No. 1 wideout and see increased targets the rest of the way after Corey Davis was placed on injured reserve Tuesday with a season-ending core-muscle injury that will require surgery, per Rich Cimini of ESPN.com. On the plus side for the Jets, Keelan Cole was activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday and should be able to slide into Davis' starting role on the outside, while Jamison Crowder continues to fill his regular role in the slot.
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  • Jets' Elijah Moore: Returns to double-digit targets

    Moore recorded six receptions on 12 targets for 77 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 33-18 loss to the Eagles. Moore got off to a quick start, as he hauled in his fifth career touchdown -- all of which have come in his last five games -- on the team's first possession. He went on to lead New York in targets, with his 12 looks doubling up the next most-targeted player on the team. Besides the touchdown, Moore also picked up lengthy receptions of 29, 18 and 15 yards. This performance was particularly significant for Moore's potential to produce moving forward, as he had found the majority of his previous success this season with backup quarterbacks Joe Flacco and Mike White (illness). That Moore produced with Zach Wilson under center offers optimism that he will produce in Week 15 against New Orleans and beyond.
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  • Jets' Elijah Moore: Four catches in Wilson's return

    Moore caught four of eight targets for 48 yards and added a seven-yard carry in Sunday's 21-14 win over the Texans. Quarterback Zach Wilson struggled in his return from a knee injury, dragging down the Jets' receivers with him, but Moore still made some key contributions and led the team in targets. He helped set up New York's go-ahead touchdown with a 22-yard catch on the first drive of the third quarter, and Moore was entrusted with the ball on the ground to convert a pivotal 4th-and-1 in the fourth quarter, allowing the Jets to run more clock by bursting up the field for a seven-yard gain. Moore should remain heavily involved in the Week 13 game plan against the Eagles.
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  • Jets' Elijah Moore: Scores late TD in blowout loss

    Moore caught three of six targets for 44 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 45-17 loss to the Bills. New York's passing game was quiet for most of the game with Mike White struggling, but Joe Flacco came in for the final drive and provided a spark, capping off the drive with a 15-yard touchdown pass to Moore. The rookie second-round pick has caught three touchdown passes thrown by three different quarterbacks over the past two games, so the Jets' revolving door under center hasn't hindered Moore's development.
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  • Jets' Elijah Moore: Records pair of TDs in loss

    Moore brought in seven of eight targets for 84 yards and two touchdowns in the Jets' 45-30 loss to the Colts on Thursday night. The rookie was a bright spot in the high-scoring loss, catching a touchdown pass apiece from Mike White (forearm) and Josh Johnson to help keep the Jets competitive until late in the contest. The pair of 19-yard scoring grabs were the first two of Moore's career, and he's now posted the two most productive games of his brief time as a pro over the last five days. With new career highs established across the stat sheet Thursday, Moore will look to carry over the momentum into a difficult Week 10 home matchup against the stingy Bills secondary a week from Sunday.
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  • Jets' Elijah Moore: No catches in return

    Moore failed to catch either of his two targets in Sunday's 27-20 loss to Atlanta. Moore didn't make a contribution on the stat sheet in his return from a concussion, though he did set up a Jets touchdown by drawing a 41-yard pass interference penalty on Atlanta's two-yard line. The rookie second-round pick played 23 of a possible 56 offensive snaps, clocking in fourth among New York's wide receivers behind Corey Davis (45), Jamison Crowder (34) and Keelan Cole (31). Moore and the rest of the young Jets offense will look to iron out some of their issues during the team's Week 6 bye before traveling to New England in Week 7.
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