D.J. Moore

Carolina Panthers
Wide Receiver #12
Carolina Panthers
Wide Receiver #12

D.J. Moore News

Quiet in finale

Moore caught one of three targets for 10 yards in Sunday's 10-7 win over the Saints.

Analysis: Moore closed with another underwhelming output due to Carolina's poor quarterback play, as Sam Darnold completed merely five passes for 43 yards while throwing a pair of picks. After three straight 1,000-yard campaigns, Moore finishes this season with just 888 yards in 17 games. While his 63 catches and 117 targets both marked lows since his rookie year as well, Moore at least compensated by scoring a personal-best seven times. Although it's unclear who will be throwing him passes next season, Moore figures to remain atop the Panthers' wide-receiver depth chart, giving him a solid floor despite dealing with Carolina's quarterback carousel the past couple campaigns.

Jan 8, 2023 2:12 PM EST

Eclipses century mark in loss

Moore brought in six of 10 targets for 117 yards and a touchdown in the Panthers' 30-24 loss to the Buccaneers on Sunday.

Analysis: Moore paced the Panthers in receptions, receiving yards and targets on the afternoon while recording a touchdown for his third straight game. The fourth-year pro's 24-yard scoring grab midway through the second quarter gave Carolina a 14-0 lead at the time and pushed his career-high tally to seven, while the 100-yard effort was his fourth of the campaign. Moore's late-season rapport with Sam Darnold is certainly encouraging, and he'll aim to put a strong cap to the season in Week 18 against the Saints on the road.

Jan 1, 2023 2:06 PM EST

Finds end zone in win

Moore secured five of seven targets for 83 yards and a touchdown in the Panthers' 37-23 win over the Lions on Saturday.

Analysis: Moore led the Panthers in receptions, receiving yards and targets during the momentous win, making his biggest impact with a five-yard touchdown grab early in the third quarter that was immediately preceded by his 47-yard grab. Moore now has back-to-back five-grab, one-touchdown efforts and should once again play a pivotal role in a critical Week 17 road battle versus the Buccaneers on Sunday, Jan. 1.

Dec 24, 2022 2:55 PM EST

Finds end zone

Moore caught five of six targets for 73 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 24-16 loss to the Steelers.

Analysis: Moore opened the scoring for the Panthers by hauling in a five-yard touchdown along the sideline to begin the second quarter. After finishing last Sunday without a single catch, Moore responded by leading Carolina in all major receiving categories. With a touchdown in two of his last three appearances to boot, Moore has rebounded nicely ahead of Week 16's matchup versus the Lions.

Dec 18, 2022 1:12 PM EST

Ready to go for Week 15

Moore (ankle) is active for Sunday's game against the Steelers.

Analysis: After putting in two consecutive full practices to begin Week 15 prep, Moore took a questionable tag into Sunday when he downgraded to limited participation in Friday's session. Though interim head coach Steve Wilks characterized Moore as a game-time decision heading into the weekend, the receiver apparently demonstrated enough progress following Friday's practice to get the green light for Sunday. With no reports indicating that Moore will be on a limited snap count, fantasy managers can probably feel comfortable with deploying the 25-year-old as they normally would. In the Panthers' two games since Sam Darnold took over as the starting quarterback, Moore has finished with four receptions for 103 yards and a touchdown on nine targets, with all of those catches coming in the Week 12 win over Denver after he was blanked in last week's win over Seattle.

Dec 18, 2022 8:37 AM EST

Expected to play Sunday

Moore (ankle) is expected to play Sunday against the Steelers, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Per Fowler, Moore had a productive week of practice and is thus trending toward suiting up versus Pittsburgh, though the wideout's status is nonetheless worth confirming. Fortunately for those inclined to use Moore in Week 15 fantasy lineups, the Panthers kick off at 1:00 ET on Sunday.

Dec 17, 2022 8:57 AM EST

Questionable after limited practice

Moore (ankle) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against Pittsburgh after downgrading to limited practice participation Friday, David Newton of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Reports following last week's win over Seattle suggested Moore suffered a minor knee sprain late in the game, but he was then listed on the practice reports with an ankle injury and managed full participation Wednesday and Thursday. The end-of-week downgrade suggests a real concern, with coach Steve Wilks acknowledging Friday that Moore is a game-time decision as the team prepares for a 1:00 p.m. ET kickoff, per Augusta Stone of the Panthers' official site. Wilks did say he hoped to know more Saturday -- perhaps a hint that reports on Moore's availability will come before Sunday morning.

Dec 16, 2022 9:59 AM EST

No limitations in practice

Moore (ankle) was a full practice participant Wednesday.

Analysis: Moore reportedly suffered a minor knee sprain during Sunday's loss to Seattle, and he finished the game without a catch despite playing 96 percent of snaps on offense. Starting the week with a full practice suggests the injury might not bother him this Sunday against Pittsburgh, though coach Steve Wilks said the Panthers want to see how Moore feels Thursday, per Joe Person of The Athletic.

Dec 14, 2022 12:06 PM EST

Dressed for practice

Moore (knee) is dressed for practice Wednesday, David Newton of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Moore seemingly got good news from an MRI on Monday and seems to only be dealing with a minor sprain. He played 96 percent of Carolina's offensive snaps in Sunday's win over Seattle, finishing without a catch on three targets. Moore's presence at practice Wednesday gives him a chance to play this Sunday against Pittsburgh.

Dec 14, 2022 10:09 AM EST

Gets positive news

Moore (ankle) is considered day-to-day with a knee sprain, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Moore didn't catch any of his three targets during Sunday's loss to Seattle and underwent an MRI on Monday to look at a potential ankle injury. However, Schefter has reported that the wideout is now considered day-to-day with a knee issue and relayed that his source said the injury is "nothing significant." This appears to be great news, but Moore's participation during Wednesday's practice should provide further clarity on his availability for Week 15.

Dec 12, 2022 12:39 PM EST

Needs MRI on ankle

Moore is undergoing an MRI on Monday to address an ankle injury sustained late during Sunday's win over the Seahawks, Joe Person of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Moore was held without a catch Week 14, a disappointing fantasy performance even before he was forced off the field near the end of the contest. Monday's test results will reveal the severity of Moore's injury, and provide more context about his chances of suiting up Week 15 against the Steelers. Terrace Marshall, Laviska Shenault and Shi Smith would have to step up for Carolina's passing game if Moore is forced to miss any time.

Dec 12, 2022 7:26 AM EST

Blanked in victory

Moore didn't catch any of his three targets and rushed twice for just six yards in Sunday's 30-24 win over the Seahawks.

Analysis: Moore was a non-factor as quarterback Sam Darnold managed just 120 passing yards. While the team tried incorporating Moore by giving him two of its 46 total rushing attempts, the wideout gained minimal yardage. Although Carolina's victory should help Moore reconcile with Sunday's dud individual outing, he'll no doubt be eager for a vastly improved performance in Week 15 versus Pittsburgh.

Dec 11, 2022 5:04 PM EST

Tops 100 receiving yards

Moore recorded four receptions on six targets for 103 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 23-10 win over the Broncos.

Analysis: Moore topped 100 receiving yards for the second time this season, with three of his catches going for at least 20 yards. His longest reception went for 52 yards on a drive early in the fourth quarter, which ultimately help set up a Carolina field goal. Moore also tallied his fourth touchdown of the season on a four-yard catch late in the opening quarter. While he's been held back by quarterback play for most of the season, Carolina is sticking with Sam Darnold under center, which may turn out to be good news for Moore.

Nov 27, 2022 2:37 PM EST

Three catches in Week 11 loss

Moore secured three of five targets for 24 yards in the Panthers' 13-3 loss to the Ravens on Sunday.

Analysis: Moore's disappointing day extended an unfavorable streak of sub-30-yard games to three. The veteran spiked in Week 7 and Week 8 with a 13-221-2 line over that span, but his lackluster production since with both PJ Walker (ankle) and Baker Mayfield makes him difficult to trust in a tough matchup against the Broncos in Week 12.

Nov 20, 2022 4:37 PM EST

Modest showing in Week 10 win

Moore secured four of six targets for 29 yards in the Panthers' 25-15 win over the Falcons on Thursday night.

Analysis: Moore's catch and target totals were team highs, but after an encouraging start with a 20-yard grab on his first reception, the veteran was significantly limited on his other three touches. Steve Reed of The Associated Press reports Moore exited the game briefly late in the third quarter to be checked for a concussion, but he was quickly cleared for a return. Moore has been unable to follow up his stellar 6-152-1 line in Week 8 against Atlanta, as he's only tallied 53 receiving yards over the subsequent pair of contests.

Nov 10, 2022 8:42 PM EST

Disappears in blowout loss

Moore recorded two receptions on six targets for 24 yards in Sunday's 42-21 loss to the Bengals.

Analysis: After a couple of encouraging performances with PJ Walker under center, Moore was quiet in Carolina's blowout loss. He didn't manage a reception until the third quarter with Baker Mayfield under center and was overshadowed by Terrace Marshall in garbage time. Moore has proven his talent when given a reasonable opportunity this season, but the state of the Panthers' offense makes him difficult to trust on a weekly basis.

Nov 6, 2022 4:45 PM EST

Gets long TD in heartbreaking loss

Moore caught six of 11 targets for 152 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 37-34 overtime loss to the Falcons.

Analysis: Moore was a non-factor in the first half as the entire Carolina passing game struggled, but he stepped up in the second half and finished as the team leader in targets, catches and receiving yards. His 62-yard touchdown with 12 seconds left tied the game with the PAT pending, but the Panthers missed that kick and another in overtime to fall in heartbreaking fashion. Moore has posted a new season high for receiving yards in each of the past two games, and he'll look to build on his momentum in Week 9 against the Bengals.

Oct 30, 2022 2:18 PM EST

Best game of season Sunday

Moore brought in seven of 10 targets of 69 yards and a touchdown and rushed once for minus-3 yards in the Panthers' 21-3 win over the Buccaneers on Sunday.

Analysis: Moore's reception, yardage and target totals were all team highs, and the veteran also recorded his second touchdown grab of the season on a 20-yard catch just before halftime. Moore also has two single-digit yardage tallies this season in the Panthers' wildly inconsistent offense, so while Sunday's returns were a welcome sight, it remains to be seen if they can be replicated in a Week 8 road matchup against the Falcons' vulnerable secondary.

Oct 23, 2022 3:26 PM EST

Three catches in loss to Rams

Moore caught three of seven targets for only seven yards in Sunday's 24-10 loss to the Rams.

Analysis: No Carolina skill player other than Christian McCaffrey made much of an impact, as the team was beset by further quarterback issues when P.J. Walker (neck) had to be replaced by Jacob Eason. With the team now 1-5 and seemingly in full tank mode, Moore's best chance of turning around his season might need to come via a trade. If not, the fifth-year wideout will head toward a Week 7 clash with the Saints not sure whether Eason, Walker or Baker Mayfield (ankle) will be the one throwing him the ball.

Oct 16, 2022 5:08 PM EST

Four grabs in Sunday's loss

Moore caught four of eight targets for 59 yards in Sunday's 37-15 loss to the 49ers.

Analysis: The fifth-year receiver continues to show little chemistry with Baker Mayfield (ankle), as his modest receiving yardage actually represented his best performance of the season, and he's hauled in fewer than half his targets on the year. With Mayfield leaving Sunday's loss late, however, Moore might actually be looking forward to the possibility of having P.J. Walker under center in Week 6 against the Rams -- over Walker's only two NFL starts, Moore has caught 11 of 18 targets for 151 yards.

Oct 9, 2022 6:41 PM EST

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