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D.J. Moore

D.J. Moore

Wide Receiver #12
ADP:Round: 7, Pick: 2
Team: Carolina Panthers
Ht / Wt:6'0" / 210 lb.
College:Maryland
Age:23
Born:April 14, 1997
Drafted:2018 / Rd. 1 (24)
Draft Team:CAR

D.J. Moore: Won't play Sunday

Moore (concussion) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Saints, Max Henson of the Panthers' official site reports.

Analysis: Moore was spotted doing side work during Friday's practice, so he at least seem to be making some progress through the NFL's concussion protocol. Poor quarterback play wasn't enough to prevent him from enjoying a second-year breakout, with the 2018 first-round pick catching 87 passes for 1,175 yards and four touchdowns on 135 targets in 15 games. Prior to his early exit Week 16, the 22-year-old had ripped off seven games in a row with 75 or more receiving yards. Moore finishes with a 64.4 percent catch rate and 8.7 yards per target, despite playing in an offense that has completed just 61.0 percent of it passes for 6.6 yards per attempt. His ability to vastly outproduce the Carolina passing game as a whole bodes well for Moore's NFL future, though his ceiling for 2019 partially depends on what happens with the team's uncertain quarterback situation.

December 27, 2019 10:03 AM EST

D.J. Moore: Works out on side Friday

Moore (concussion) worked out on the side at Friday's practice, Alaina Getzenberg of The Charlotte Observer reports.

Analysis: Moore's presence at Friday's practice indicates he has progressed in the concussion protocol, but with him working off to the side and not wearing a jersey, it looks like he will miss practice for a third day in a row. The Panthers will reveal Moore's chances of playing in Week 17 when they release their final injury report of the week.

December 27, 2019 8:28 AM EST

D.J. Moore: Not practicing Thursday

Moore (concussion) wasn't spotted at Thursday's practice, Joe Person of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Moore is set to go down as a non-participant on the Panthers' first two Week 17 practice reports, indicating he hasn't made much notable progress through the NFL's five-step concussion protocol since sustaining the head injury in Sunday's loss to the Colts. The Panthers have little at stake in the season finale against the Saints, so there's a good chance that Moore ends up sitting out the contest even if his concussion symptoms dissipate as the weekend approaches.

December 26, 2019 9:32 AM EST

D.J. Moore: Fails to practice Wednesday

Moore (concussion) is listed as a non-participant Wednesday on the Panthers' estimated practice report, Alaina Getzenberg of The Charlotte Observer reports.

Analysis: As his lack of listed activity suggests, Moore remains in the NFL's concussion protocol, per Getzenberg. Moore will still have two more opportunities to log some practice activity this week, but he'll ultimately need to receive clearance from an independent neurologist in order to suit up in Sunday's season finale against the Saints.

December 25, 2019 1:07 PM EST

D.J. Moore: Still in protocol for head injuries

Interim coach Perry Fewell said Moore remains in the concussion protocol as of Tuesday, Max Henson of the Panthers' official site reports.

Analysis: Moore left Carolina's Week 16 loss at Indianapolis and eventually entered the protocol, so it's no surprise he still resides there two days later. According to Joe Person of The Athletic, Moore also wasn't spotted during the open portion of Tuesday's unofficial practice. Moore seems to be trending in the wrong direction for an appearance Sunday against the Saints, but his activity level, if any, won't be revealed until the release of Wednesday's injury report.

December 24, 2019 10:32 AM EST

D.J. Moore: In concussion protocol

Moore entered the concussion protocol in the midst of Sunday's game in Indianapolis.

Analysis: Moore managed just one catch (on two targets) for one yard before his departure. Considering one game remains on the schedule, he may be hard-pressed to pass all five phases of the protocol and suit up next Sunday against the Saints. In Moore's absence, Curtis Samuel and Jarius Wright will be the Panthers' clear top wide receivers.

December 22, 2019 11:22 AM EST

D.J. Moore: Being examined for head injury

Moore is under evaluation for a concussion during Sunday's game at Indianapolis, Bill Voth of the Panthers' official site reports.

Analysis: Moore made a one-yard catch on the Panthers' first possession, but on his second target of the day on the team's next drive, he couldn't haul it in, took a hard landing and slowly got to his feet. He hasn't seen the field in the meantime and won't return if he's diagnosed with a concussion.

December 22, 2019 10:50 AM EST

D.J. Moore: Contributes 113 receiving yards

Moore caught eight of 12 targets for 113 yards during Sunday's 30-24 win over the Seahawks.

Analysis: Moore led the team in targets and receiving yards yet again while tying Christian McCaffrey in receptions. He broke off a long gain of 22 yards and was used rather consistently with his side playing from behind all game. Moore has now topped the 100-yard mark four times over the last seven games and is averaging an impressive 101.6 yards per game during that span. He will look to continue his breakout season next Sunday against the Colts.

December 15, 2019 3:49 PM EST

D.J. Moore: Continues to be high-floor option

Moore caught four of six targets for 81 receiving yards during Sunday's 40-20 loss to the Falcons.

Analysis: Moore has been one of the surest stocks in fantasy football throughout the latter half of 2019, averaging 99.7 receiving yards per game, reaching the end zone three times and catching at least six passes in every game since Week 9. The upcoming matchup against Seattle is desirable in that the Seahawks entered Week 14 as a bottom-five defense with 269.3 passing yards allowed per game, however, the Seahawks' defense is also tied for sixth best in the NFL with just 1.2 passing touchdowns surrendered per game. Last Monday against Minnesota, Seattle's defense was able to hold the entire Vikings receiving corps to 111 scrimmage yards and one touchdown.

December 8, 2019 2:47 PM EST

D.J. Moore: Scores for second straight game

Moore caught six of 12 targets for 75 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 29-21 loss to the Redskins.

Analysis: Moore led the team in receiving yardage while trailing only Christian McCaffrey in targets. He scored a 13-yard touchdown in the first quarter, giving him three in the last two games after recording just one beforehand. Moore now has at least 70 receiving yards in seven of the last eight games and is averaging 103.4 yards per game over the last five. He'll look to keep it up in a favorable matchup against the Falcons next Sunday.

December 1, 2019 3:15 PM EST

D.J. Moore: Practices fully in return to team

Moore (ankle) was a full practice participant Thursday, Alaina Getzenberg of The Charlotte Observer reports.

Analysis: Moore departed Wednesday's session early to attend the birth of his child but was back in action one day later, per Max Henson of the Panthers' official site. Following his return to the fray, Moore will turn his focus to Sunday's matchup with the Redskins, who have allowed 8.9 yards per target and 14 total touchdowns to wide receivers in 11 games this season.

November 28, 2019 10:04 AM EST

D.J. Moore: Nursing ankle issue

Moore was limited in Wednesday's practice due to an ankle injury, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Moore participated in Wednesday's practice in a limited capacity before making an early exit due to personal reasons, according to Joe Person of The Athletic. The second-year pro will have two more opportunities this week to up his level of activity. Moore has developed a strong rapport with Kyle Allen, having surpassed 100 receiving yards in three of his last four contests, and he'll look to continue his dominant streak against Washington on Sunday.

November 27, 2019 11:21 AM EST

D.J. Moore: Two TDs not enough in loss

Moore caught six of nine targets for 126 yards and two touchdowns while adding an eight-yard rush in Sunday's 34-31 loss to the Saints.

Analysis: Moore turned the tide with a 51-yard touchdown in the first quarter after New Orleans jumped out to a 14-0 lead. He later helped Carolina finally pull even with a two-yard score in the fourth. Unfortunately for the second-year wideout, that effort wasn't enough, as Wil Lutz kicked a 33-yard field goal as time expired to win it for New Orleans. Still, the multi-score performance was much needed for Moore, who had only scored one touchdown all season coming in. He's become the go-to receiving option for quarterback Kyle Allen, finishing with at least 95 receiving yards in each of the past four games. Moore will have a nice opportunity to continue that streak in Week 13 against the lowly Redskins.

November 24, 2019 2:45 PM EST

D.J. Moore: Team's top target in Week 11 loss

Moore corralled eight of his 15 targets for 95 receiving yards during Sunday's 29-3 loss to the Falcons.

Analysis: The second-year wideout continues to capitalize on a high-volume workload, tallying six-plus receptions and 70-plus receiving yards over five of his past six outings. During that span he's been regarded as the clear WR1 in Carolina's passing attack, averaging 10.5 targets per game and never having fewer than eight passes thrown his way. Moore remains a high-floor option heading into the Panthers' Week 12 matchup against a New Orleans defense that surrendered 313 passing yards and two touchdowns to Tampa Bay on Sunday.

November 17, 2019 2:14 PM EST

D.J. Moore: Paces pass catchers in win

Moore hauled in seven of 10 targets for 73 yards and rushed once for 13 yards in the Panthers' 37-26 win over the Buccaneers on Sunday. He exited the game due to a rib injury at one point but eventually returned, Max Henson of the team's official site reports.

Analysis: Moore turned in a rock-solid performance in the London clash, pacing the Panthers in receptions, receiving yards and targets in the process. The second-year wideout has encouragingly logged 18 targets over the last two games, which he's parlayed into 13 receptions and 164 yards. Moore thus heads into the bye week with plenty of momentum and a burgeoning rapport with quarterback Kyle Allen, both which he'll look to continue cultivating against the 49ers in Week 8.

October 13, 2019 11:02 AM EST

D.J. Moore: Hauls in six receptions

Moore hauled in six of his eight targets for 91 yards in Week 5 against the Jaguars.

Analysis: Moore took advantage of his most targets with Kyle Allen under center by turning in his highest yardage total of the season. While he wasn't able to find the end zone, his effort was highlighted by a 52-yard pass deep down the left sideline, which he converted by leaping over A.J. Bouye. Most encouraging was Moore's involvement in the offense, as he had just seven targets combined between Allen's previous two starts. He'll look to build on the performance in Week 6 as the Panthers take on the Buccaneers.

October 6, 2019 3:11 PM EST

D.J. Moore: Trio of grabs in win

Moore brought in three of five targets for 44 yards in the Panthers' 16-10 win over the Texans on Sunday.

Analysis: Moore finished with a modest stat line overall, as second-year quarterback Kyle Allen focused heavily on Christian McCaffrey through the air. Moore has disappointingly seen only seven combined targets over the two games thus far that have featured Allen under center, compared to the 24 looks he logged across the first pair of contests of the season when Cam Newton (foot) was at the controls. The 2018 first-round pick is naturally capable of much more than the four receptions and 96 yards he compiled in Weeks 3 and 4, so he'll look to improve his chemistry with Allen during the practice week ahead of a Week 5 home game against the Jaguars.

September 29, 2019 1:38 PM EST

D.J. Moore: Hauls in big TD pass

Moore caught one of two targets for a 52-yard touchdown in Sunday's 38-20 win over the Cardinals.

Analysis: While Curtis Samuel saw a lot more volume with seven targets, Moore was nearly as productive with his lone catch, hauling in his first score of the season. Having Kyle Allen under center instead of a banged-up Cam Newton (foot) did wonders for the Panthers' passing game in general, but it didn't bode well for Moore's long-term production after the second-year receiver saw 24 targets in the team's first two games. There's no timetable for Newton's return to action, so he may need to establish a better rapport with Allen quickly if he's going to regain his prominence in the offense.

September 22, 2019 5:06 PM EST

D.J. Moore: Team-high catches, targets in loss

Moore brought in nine of 14 targets for 89 yards in the Panthers' 20-14 loss to the Buccaneers on Thursday.

Analysis: Moore paced the Panthers in receptions and targets during the disappointing defeat, although his 9.9 YPC left much to be desired. The 2018 first-round pick has already been the recipient of 24 targets from Cam Newton across the first pair of contests, parlaying them into a team-leading 16 grabs. Although he's been unable to shake loose downfield thus far, Moore will inevitably hit on some big plays if he continues to see a similar level of volume. He'll look to extend his strong start to the season in a Week 3 battle against the Cardinals a week from Sunday.

September 12, 2019 11:05 PM EST

D.J. Moore: Fumbles in loss

Moore caught seven of 10 targets for 76 yards during Sunday's 30-27 loss to the Rams. He lost a fumble during the contest.

Analysis: It wasn't the best season debut for the sophomore receiver as he lost a fumble during a catch-and-run during the season's opening drive. Moore recovered to finish the game second in catches, targets, and yards behind Christian McCaffrey. McCaffrey and veteran tight end Greg Olsen figure to have games in which they lead the way in targets, but Moore -- absent many proven commodities at receiver -- should follow close behind and get more opportunities for yards downfield in what may be a more pocket-focused Carolina attack. Next up is division foe Tampa Bay on Thursday night.

September 8, 2019 5:00 PM EST

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