Moore caught three passes for 21 yards on five targets against Jacksonville on Sunday.
Analysis: Moore had some success in Weeks 13-through-16 when the Texans gave him more reps outside as opposed to the slot, but the inside/underneath game has never been a productive part of Moore's repertoire and in the past two weeks the Texans have reverted to lining up Moore in the slot and underneath rather than outside and downfield. If the Texans continue to misuse Moore then he might be hard-pressed to bounce back against Indianapolis in Week 18.
Jan 1, 2023 2:38 PM EST
Moore caught two of four targets for 25 yards in Saturday's 19-14 win over the Titans in Week 16.
Analysis: Moore was limited during practice due to a foot injury but managed to lead the position group with 61 snaps. That included the return of Brandin Cooks, who hadn't played in three weeks due to a calf injury. Moore has averaged six targets, four catches and 47 yards per game over the last eight weeks, and the 29-year-old is enjoying his best NFL season with 43 catches, 505 yards and two touchdowns. With Nico Collins (foot) done for the season, Moore will continue to fill the No. 2 wideout job over the final two weeks.
Dec 26, 2022 7:28 AM EST
Moore (foot) is active for Saturday's game against the Titans.
Analysis: Moore was a limited practice participant all week due to the foot issue, but now that he's avoided the inactive list, he should be secure in a full-time starting role both Saturday and for the rest of the season, after Nico Collins (foot) was moved to injured reserve. While both Collins and Brandin Cooks (calf) were sidelined for the past two weeks, Moore served as Houston's top option in the passing game, garnering 19 targets between those contests. Cooks is back in action after a three-game absence and should step back in as Houston's No. 1 wideout, but there could still be enough target volume to go around for Moore to retain fantasy relevance.
Dec 24, 2022 8:59 AM EST
The Texans list Moore (foot) as questionable for Saturday's game against the Titans.
Analysis: Moore will take a designation into the weekend after the foot injury rendered him a limited participant in practices Tuesday through Thursday. Though the Texans will be down a starting wideout in Nico Collins (foot) for the third game in a row, they should get another back from a three-game absence in Brandin Cooks (calf), who is listed as questionable but appears good to go for Saturday after putting in full practices Thursday and Friday. Cooks' return could result in Moore losing out on some looks, after he drew a combined 19 targets over the past two games while both Collins and Cooks were out of the lineup.
Dec 22, 2022 2:15 PM EST
Moore (foot) was limited at practice Wednesday.
Analysis: Thursday's injury report will reveal whether Moore approaches Saturday's game against the Titans with an injury designation or cleared to play, but if he's available this weekend, the wideout should continue to see his share of looks in Week 16 alongside Brandin Cooks (calf, FP), with Nico Collins (foot) having missed another practice Wednesday.
Dec 21, 2022 2:30 PM EST
Moore is listed as a limited participant on Tuesday's estimated practice report due to a foot injury.
Analysis: Moore is tending to the injury after he played a season-high 86 percent of the offensive snaps while contributing four catches for 42 yards on nine targets in this past Sunday's 30-24 overtime loss to the Chiefs. For the second straight week, the Texans played without both Nico Collins (foot) and Brandin Cooks (calf), whose absences opened up more snaps and targets for Moore. At this stage of the week, Cooks looks to have a better chance than Collins of playing this Saturday at Tennessee. Collins was listed as a non-participant Tuesday, while Cooks joined Moore as a limited participant.
Dec 20, 2022 3:11 PM EST
Moore brought in four of nine targets for 42 yards in the Texans' 30-24 overtime loss to the Chiefs on Sunday.
Analysis: Moore once again played the role of No. 1 receiver with Brandin Cooks (calf) and Nico Collins (foot) both sidelined, but unlike a stellar Week 14 showing against the Cowboys when he produced a 10-124-1 tally on 11 targets, the enhanced opportunity didn't lead to very fantasy-friendly numbers. The Texans managed just 125 net passing yards on the afternoon, leaving Moore's modest catch and yardage totals as team-high figures. Moore will naturally be due for a likely hit in targets if at least one of his position mates makes it back from a Week 16 divisional road clash against the Titans on Saturday afternoon.
Dec 18, 2022 2:25 PM EST
Moore is poised to be among the Texans' leading pass catchers Sunday against the Chiefs with Brandin Cooks (calf) and Nico Collins (foot) sidelined for a second straight game.
Analysis: After combining for a 27-314-2 line on 40 targets through his first 11 appearances of the season, Moore took on a larger role last Sunday in Dallas, turning a season-high snap share (80 percent) into 10 catches (on 11 targets) for 124 yards. That came against the Cowboys' stingy pass defense, and he'll now line up versus Kansas City's 22nd-ranked unit (235.5 yards per game). Perhaps the biggest question mark surrounding Moore is who will be throwing him passes when, as Davis Mills and Jeff Driskel had a 50/50 split of the QB snaps Week 14.
Dec 16, 2022 1:22 PM EST
Moore recorded 10 receptions on 11 targets for 124 yards in Sunday's 27-23 loss to the Cowboys.
Analysis: Moore saw an increased role with both Nico Collins (foot) and Brandin Cooks (calf) sidelined. He took advantage by doubling any other Texan in targets and yards, and his performance was highlighted by gains of 36 and 31 yards. The only thing missing from his performance was a score, but Moore still tallied the highest yardage total in a single game of his career. If one of Collins or Cooks can return in Week 15 against the Chiefs, Moore will likely see his role fade significantly, but he proved he can deliver with opportunity in Sunday's loss to the Cowboys.
Dec 11, 2022 6:55 PM EST
Moore could see more targets Sunday against the Cowboys, as fellow wide receivers Nico Collins (foot) and Brandin Cooks (calf) have both been ruled out.
Analysis: Phillip Dorsett is the more direct replacement for the pair of injured outside receivers, but Moore could see more targets in the slot given the lack of established alternatives for Davis Mills to throw to. Moore's 314 receiving yards lead all available Texans wide receivers.
Dec 9, 2022 2:05 PM EST
Moore recorded three receptions on three targets for 46 yards in Sunday's 27-14 loss to the Browns.
Analysis: Moore shifted up the depth chart with Brandin Cooks (calf) sidelined to serve as the Texans' second receiver. However, he had only two receptions for seven yards prior to the team's final drive -- which came in garbage time -- when he recorded a 39-yard reception deep down the field. Even if Cooks remains sidelined, it will be difficult to trust Moore moving forward given the state of Houston's offense.
Dec 4, 2022 8:04 PM EST
Moore is expected to serve as one of the Texans' three starting receivers Sunday against the Browns with Brandin Cooks (calf) inactive for the contest, Aaron Wilson of SI.com reports.
Analysis: Moore had already been operating as the Texans' clear No. 3 receiver the past three weeks when both Cooks and Nico Collins were available, logging at least 55 percent of the offensive snaps in each of those games while hauling in 10 of 16 targets for 97 yards. Though Collins is available Sunday and should represent the Texans' No. 1 option in the passing game, Cooks' absence should open up more playing time and a few additional looks for Moore and Phillip Dorsett.
Dec 4, 2022 9:10 AM EST
Moore caught five of seven targets for 20 yards in Sunday's 23-10 loss to the Commanders in Week 11. He added one carry for three yards.
Analysis: Moore has taken hold of the No. 3 receiver job, which had been slated for rookie John Metchie (illness) during the leadup to the regular season. He's caught 12 of 18 targets for 133 yards and a touchdown over the last three weeks. Had the Texans traded Brandin Cooks, Moore's value would have increased, but he remains stuck at third on depth chart.
Nov 21, 2022 6:45 AM EST
Moore caught three of six targets for 70 yards in Sunday's 24-16 loss to the Giants in Week 10.
Analysis: The return of Brandin Cooks, who was inactive Week 9 against the Eagles, reduced Moore's playing time, but he remained a significant part of the passing game. He's third on the depth chart, but Moore is approaching career highs in catches, yards and targets.
Nov 14, 2022 7:03 AM EST
Moore secured four of five targets for 43 yards and a touchdown in the Texans' 29-17 loss to the Eagles on Thursday night.
Analysis: Moore set the pace in receptions for the Texans on the night and shared the team lead in targets with Phillip Dorsett. The journeyman wideout also recorded his second touchdown in the last three games when he made a 13-yard scoring grab late in the first half, making it a solid fantasy night overall. Moore's role will take a hit if at least one of Brandin Cooks (personal) or Nico Collins (groin) is available for a Week 10 road matchup against the Giants.
Nov 3, 2022 9:07 PM EST
Moore, Phillip Dorsett and Tyron Johnson are expected to serve as the Texans' top three receivers Thursday against the Eagles with Nico Collins (groin) ruled out and Brandin Cooks (personal/wrist) listed as questionable but not expected to play, Jonathan M. Alexander of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Analysis: Houston has three wide receivers on its practice squad that it could elevate in advance of Thursday's game to provide additional depth, but that group has only one career NFL reception among them and likely wouldn't be significant threats to poach playing time from the likes of Moore, Dorsett and Johnson. Moore and Dorsett were already thrust into elevated roles in the Week 8 loss to the Titans while Collins was sidelined, but Moore failed to draw a target while playing 65 percent of the snaps on offense. Moore, who owns a 10-128-1 receiving line on 16 targets over his six games this season, should have a better chance of being a factor this week with Cooks joining Collins on the sideline, but Moore won't be a safe bet to turn in a fantasy-friendly stat line.
Nov 3, 2022 9:37 AM EST
Moore caught two of four targets for 20 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 38-20 loss to the Raiders.
Analysis: After missing the Texans' last game before their bye due to a hip issue, Moore returned to action and got his team on the board with his first TD of the season on a 13-yard grab early in the second quarter. Houston's thin wideout corps got a little thinner Sunday when Nico Collins suffered a groin injury, and Brandin Cooks might be on the trade block, so Moore could be headed for a much more significant role in Week 8 against the Titans.
Oct 23, 2022 5:34 PM EST
Moore (hip) is active for Sunday's Week 7 game against the Raiders, Drew Dougherty of the team's official site reports.
Analysis: Moore will therefore be active for the first time since Week 4, as he sat out the Texans' Week 5 game before their bye. The veteran should slide back into his usual No. 3 receiver role behind Brandin Cooks and Nico Collins against Las Vegas.
Oct 23, 2022 11:48 AM EST
Moore (hip) is listed as questionable for Sunday's contest against Las Vegas.
Analysis: Moore hurt his hip during a Week 4 loss to the Chargers and missed Week 5 prior to Houston's Week 6 bye. He didn't practice Wednesday this week but promisingly logged full sessions Thursday and Friday, so he's likely leaning on the positive side of questionable. In three contests this season, Moore has totaled eight catches on 12 targets for 108 yards and zero touchdowns.
Oct 21, 2022 6:34 PM EST
Moore (hip) was not Aaron Wilson of ProFootballNetwork.com on the team's injury report Thursday, Aaron Wilson reports.
Analysis: Moore picked up a hip injury during Week 4's loss and has been sidelined since now. As long as he remains healthy, Moore should be able to suit up Sunday against the Raiders. Through his first four games of the season, Moore has caught eight of his twelve targets for 108 yards.
Oct 20, 2022 3:35 PM EST
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