Moore is among the leading candidates to be the Panthers' top wide receiver in 2019, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Charlotte Observer reports. "There's really no clear-cut No. 1," Moore said during OTAs. "You have me, Curtis and J-Wright out there right now. ... That 'No. 1' thing is really out the window."
It'll be difficult to supplant Christian McCaffrey as Cam Newton's primary read after the running back led all players at his position with 107 catches last season. Also hurting Moore's cause is the Panthers moving on from one specific wideout termed the "No. 1." The decision was precipitated by Devin Funchess' back injury, which plagued the previous leading man from Week 12 onward in 2018. Funchess has moved on to the Colts via free agency, freeing up his 6.3 targets per game from the past two years. A first-round pick last year, Moore will attempt to improve upon his rookie mark of 5.1 looks per game as he battles McCaffrey, Curtis Samuel, Greg Olsen, Jarius Wright and Chris Hogan for slotting in the Panthers' passing attack. Assuming Moore experiences even a modest uptick in his target share, his peripherals as a pro (14.3 YPC, 9.6 YPT, 67.1 percent catch rate) indicate a breakout is possible.
Moore caught four of eight targets for 81 yards during Sunday's 33-14 win over the Saints.
After a few slow weeks, Moore showed off his big-play potential Sunday, skying over Marshon Lattimore in the second quarter to haul in a 38-yard pass, setting up another Carolina touchdown. Moore started and ended the season slow, but the latter can be attributed, at least in part, to Cam Newton's sore shoulder and the revolving door at quarterback that followed. So long as Newton is healthy in 2019, Moore has had some nice rookie moments from which to build.
Moore caught two of seven targets for 19 yards during Sunday's 24-10 loss to Atlanta.
Sunday was Moore's first game without at least 25 total yards since Week 3. With Cam Newton shut down for the season and Taylor Heinicke and Kyle Allen in at quarterback, the Panthers leaned heavily on do-it-all back Christian McCaffrey. The seven targets show that the Panthers tried to get the ball to their rookie first-round pick, but it's fair to assume that Heinicke and Moore haven't practiced much together this season. They'll have to develop that chemistry and quickly as Week 17's opponent, the Saints, held Moore to two catches in Week 15.
Moore caught two of three targets for 12 yards and rushed once for 22 yards before losing a fumble in Monday night's 12-9 loss to the Saints.
Moore was kept very quiet as quarterback Cam Newton posted a season low in passing yards. With little happening through the air, Moore couldn't help but turn in his worst receiving performance since Week 9. Even when the rookie ripped off a long run during the third quarter, it took a turn for the worst, as Moore was stripped and lost his third fumble of the year. All in all, it was a forgettable outing, and considering Newton's shoulder complications of late, it'll be interesting to see just how much Carolina's passing game can improve in the final two weeks of the regular season.
Moore caught five of eight targets for 67 yards in Sunday's 26-20 loss to Cleveland.
Moore was Carolina's third-leading receiver behind Curtis Samuel (80 yards) and Ian Thomas (77 yards), though the team was unable to score a receiving touchdown in this one. Quarterback Cam Newton came into this contest riding an 11-game streak with multiple passing scores, so the rookie wide receiver out of Maryland will have a nice opportunity to build on his season total of two touchdowns when the Panthers host an exploitable Saints secondary in Week 15.
Moore caught four of eight targets for 44 yards and carried two times for an additional 21 yards during Sunday's 24-17 loss to the Buccaneers.
Moore enjoyed a healthy share of the targets, but he failed to connect with Cam Newton on several occasions. His long gain went for just 16 yards, though he was able to bolster his total output with his contributions as a rusher. Moore came in with 248 receiving yards over his previous two contests, so this lackluster effort against a beatable Tampa secondary comes as a bit of a surprise. He'll look to get back on track in Week 14 against the Browns.
Moore caught eight of nine targets for 91 yards and added a seven-yard carry in Sunday's 30-27 loss to the Seahawks.
Moore was Carolina's clear-cut No. 1 wide receiver with Devin Funchess (back) unavailable, topping 90 receiving yards for the second consecutive week and third time in the past five. The rookie first-rounder is progressing nicely, just in time to help fantasy owners make a late push. With an exploitable Buccaneers secondary on the docket in Week 13, Moore could make his way into quite a few fantasy lineups at this critical juncture.
Moore brought in seven of eight targets for 157 yards and a touchdown in the Panthers' 20-19 loss to the Lions on Sunday.
The rookie set career highs in receptions, targets and receiving yards, while also finding the end zone for the first time since Week 2. Moore's eight-yard touchdown grab with 1:07 remaining brought the Panthers within one, but a subsequent two-point conversion pass attempt to Jarius Wright fell incomplete. Although the afternoon was certainly a disappointment from a team perspective, Moore's performance was a welcome sight from a fantasy one after he had totaled just 36 combined receiving yards over the prior two games. He'll look to build on Sunday's effort against the Seahawks in Week 12.
Moore brought in four of five targets for 20 yards and rushed once for five yards in the Panthers' 52-21 loss to the Steelers on Thursday.
Moore put together his second consecutive modest performance after generating some buzz in fantasy circles with a five-catch, 90-yard effort versus the Ravens two games ago. The rookie simply couldn't get anything going down the field Thursday, and with one of his receptions going for 11 yards, he averaged a minuscule three yards per grab on his other three. The Panthers' pass distribution continues to heavily center on Christian McCaffrey and Greg Olsen most weeks, making Moore, regardless of his undeniable upside, hard to trust from game to game. He'll look to get his numbers back up versus the Lions in a Week 11 tilt on Nov. 18.
Moore brought in one of two targets for 16 yards, added 32 rushing yards on his sole carry and fumbled once in the Panthers' 42-28 win over the Buccaneers on Sunday.
Big things were anticipated from Moore in his second straight start in place of Torrey Smith (knee), but he provided only modest production. The rookie surprisingly was targeted just twice, as Cam Newton focused heavily on both Christian McCaffrey and Greg Olsen in the passing game. Moore will look to bounce back with a more productive performance in a Week 10 Thursday night battle against the Steelers, a game that Smith may be hard-pressed to be ready for.
Moore should maintain a significant role in the Carolina offense with Torrey Smith (knee) ruled out for Sunday's game against Tampa Bay, David Newton of ESPN.com reports.
Moore took full advantage of Smith's absence last week against a tough Ravens defense, catching five of six targets for 90 yards and adding 39 yards on two carries as his snap share spiked to a season-high 71 percent. The rookie gets a much softer matchup Sunday, giving him a nice opportunity to continue making a case for a key role in the offense even after Smith returns. In any event, Smith could have a tough time making it back in Week 10 with the Panthers traveling to Pittsburgh for a Thursday night game.
Moore caught five of six targets for 90 yards and added 39 yards on two carries in Sunday's 36-21 win over the Ravens.
Moore was promised a larger role with Torrey Smith (knee) out, and the rookie delivered with the biggest game of his young career. He tied for the team lead in targets and was far and away the Panthers' leader in receiving yards on the day. The 2018 first-round pick also accounted for Carolina's two biggest gains in the contest, with a 33-yard deep ball in the second quarter and a 28-yard gain on the ground after recovering a Cam Newton fumble nine yards behind the line of scrimmage a short time later. While that kind of rushing output shouldn't be expected to continue, a Week 9 tilt with a weak Tampa Bay defense should make Moore a viable start, especially if Smith is forced to miss more time.
Coach Ron Rivera said Moore "should see an increased number" of offensive snaps Sunday against the Ravens in the absence of Torrey Smith (knee), Max Henson of the Panthers' official site reports.
Moore slowly but surely has increased his target count as his rookie season has progressed, settling at five both of the last two games. His peripheral numbers suggest he's due for a breakout if Cam Newton (shoulder) looks his way more often -- 14.7 YPC and 10.6 YPT -- but until that happens it's tough to rely on him on a weekly basis. Fortunately for Moore, Smith's 4.5 targets per game are up for grabs this weekend.
Moore caught three of five targets for 29 yards in Sunday's 21-17 win over the Eagles.
Moore played just under half of Carolina's offensive snaps, but has now seen five targets in back-to-back games. While that's the high mark for him thus far, Moore remains mixed in with Torrey Smith and Jarius Wright for looks behind top targets Devin Funchess, Greg Olsen and Christian McCaffrey, capping his upside on a weekly basis.
Moore hauled in four of five targets for 59 yards while adding an 18-yard rush, but he lost two fumbles during Sunday's 23-17 loss to Washington.
Carolina's first-round prize cost the team dearly with two fumbles in a Week 6 loss, but he's become more involved over the past two weeks in hauling in eight of nine targets for 108 yards, after seeing just four looks through Carolina's first three games. Sunday brings a matchup with an Eagles secondary that's allowed 308.7 passing yards per game over the past three weeks.
Moore will replace Damiere Byrd (ankle) as the punt returner for Sunday's game at Washington, Bill Voth of the Panthers' official website reports.
Moore has returned four punts for 28 yards already this season, sharing work with Byrd on special teams. This doesn't make much difference in the majority of formats, but it could bring Moore into consideration as a strong option in return yardage leagues. It helps that the rookie first-round pick established personal bests for catches (four) and targets (four) in last week's win over the Giants. It's probably only a matter of time before Moore steals even more work from Torrey Smith and Jarius Wright.
Moore caught all four of his targets for 49 yards and rushed once for 18 yards in Sunday's 33-31 win over the Giants.
Moore trailed only Devin Funchess in receiving yards and only Christian McCaffrey in catches, moving him in the right direction following Carolina's bye week. The rookie first-rounder played just over 40 percent of the offensive snaps, so there's definitely still room for his role to grow if he continues to make strides.
Moore caught one of his two targets for three yards in Sunday's 31-21 win over the Bengals.
Moore hardly contributed to the stat sheet, but it's at least encouraging that he was on the field for virtually half of Carolina's offensive plays. Following Week 2, coach Ron Rivera stated his intent to get Moore involved, and his uptick in playing time reflected that initiative. Now, as the Panthers head into their bye week, we'll see if they can get the ball in Moore's hands more going forward.
Moore hauled in one of his two targets for a 51-yard touchdown reception Sunday in the Panthers' 31-24 loss to the Falcons. He also gained seven yards on his lone carry of the afternoon.
Though the rookie first-round pick has yet to carve out a major role in the Panthers' passing game, he put his dynamic speed and athleticism on display in Week 2. With Carolina trailing by 14 points late in the fourth quarter, Moore found a soft spot in the defense around the Atlanta 35-yard line, then stiff-armed a would-be tackler and outran multiple defenders for the score. Quarterback Cam Newton looked Moore's way again for a potential game-tying touchdown as time expired, but the wideout let a Hail Mary heave slip through his hands in the end zone while being blanketed by the Atlanta secondary. Despite the disappointing end to his day, Moore, who logged 17 offensive snaps for the second straight week, appears to have earned himself more opportunities in the Panthers' games to come. In his Monday meeting with the media, head coach Ron Rivera said one of his primary objectives will be to get Moore more involved offensively going forward, per Joe Person of The Athletic.
Moore could get work in the return game with Damiere Byrd (knee) ruled out for Sunday's contest in Atlanta, the Panthers' official website reports.
Coach Ron Rivera said the injury could also create more opportunities for Moore on offense, but that doesn't really make any sense given that Byrd strictly played special teams last week against Dallas. Moore took just 17 snaps on offense, finishing with one carry for three yards while failing to draw a target. The rookie first-round pick is working as the No. 4 wide receiver in a problematic offense, but he could move up the depth chart as the season progresses.
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|