D.J. Moore

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


Modest numbers in loss

Moore caught six of 11 targets for 50 yards and gained 11 rushing yards on his only carry in Sunday's 26-16 loss to the Cardinals.

Analysis: He led Carolina in targets on the day, but Moore wasn't able to do much with his looks and Christian McCaffrey wound up leading the team in catches and receiving yards. Moore's 50 yards were actually a season high for him, as Baker Mayfield's struggles so far have impacted the wideout's numbers drastically through the first month of the year. The fifth-year receiver will have a tough time breaking through in Week 5 against the stingy 49ers.

Oct 2, 2022 5:29 PM EST


Only one catch

Moore caught just one of six targets for two yards in Sunday's 22-14 win over the Saints. He also rushed twice for 13 yards.

Analysis: Moore led the Panthers in targets but failed to produce on a day quarterback Baker Mayfield again completed under half of his attempts. While Moore's status atop Carolina's receiving corps helps his stock, he's yet to surpass 50 scrimmage yards through three games. He and Mayfield will hope to finally get going in Week 4 versus the Cardinals.

Sep 25, 2022 1:21 PM EST


Scores in narrow defeat

Moore caught three of six targets for 43 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 19-16 loss to the Giants.

Analysis: Moore led the Panthers in targets and receiving yards while scoring his team's lone touchdown Sunday as well. To open his account for this season, Moore hauled in a 16-yard pass in the back of the end zone to begin the third quarter. While that contribution boosted his performance, Carolina's passing attack is yet to take off under Baker Mayfield, leaving Moore with identical catch, target and receiving yardage totals in Weeks 1 and 2.

Sep 18, 2022 1:31 PM EST


Just three catches

Moore caught three of six targets for 47 yards in Sunday's 26-24 loss to the Browns. He also rushed once for seven yards.

Analysis: Moore trailed teammates Robbie Anderson and Christian McCaffrey in receptions, with the former also garnering more targets than Moore. Although he managed a long gain of 26 yards, it was overall a modest performance from Carolina's No. 1 wideout. He'll strive to continue building chemistry with new quarterback Baker Mayfield ahead of Week 2's matchup versus the Giants.

Sep 11, 2022 1:26 PM EST


Takes field for final exhibition

Moore played in the Panthers' final preseason game against Buffalo on Friday, but he did not record any stats.

Analysis: Moore didn't have any involvement in the offense, but most importantly, he was cleared of a shoulder issue that had been lingering since Aug. 13. Barring a setback, Moore will be in line to serve as Baker Mayfield's top target in a Week 1 matchup against the Browns.

Aug 26, 2022 8:31 PM EST


Overcomes shoulder injury, may play

Moore (shoulder) has been practicing and appears healthy ahead of Friday's preseason finale against the Bills, The Charlotte Observer reports.

Analysis: Moore could get his first action of the preseason with the Panthers expected to play most starters for at least a quarter. Fellow starting wideout Robbie Anderson (hip/quad) isn't expected to play, and a bunch of the depth options are banged up as well. Moore's shoulder kept him out of practice for a few days but shouldn't be a problem in terms of his availability for Friday night or for Week 1 against Cleveland.

Aug 26, 2022 1:24 PM EST


Not in line to play Friday

Moore (shoulder) isn't expected to play in Friday's preseason game at New England, Darin Gantt of the Panthers' official site reports.

Analysis: Moore was a healthy scratch in Carolina's exhibition opener this past Saturday in Washington, but a sore shoulder will keep him on the sideline this time around. He'll be among a number of key skill-position players sitting for the Panthers on Friday, including fellow wide receivers Robbie Anderson (quadriceps) and Terrace Marshall (hamstring), running back Christian McCaffrey, tight end Ian Thomas (ribs) and quarterbacks Baker Mayfield and Sam Darnold. As a result, Rashard Higgins, Brandon Zylstra and Shi Smith, among others, will be the team's primary available wideouts.

Aug 19, 2022 3:12 PM EST


Tending to sore shoulder

Coach Matt Rhule said after Saturday's preseason win at Washington that Moore didn't play due to shoulder soreness, Schuyler Callihan of SI.com reports.

Analysis: Neither of the Panthers' top two skill-position players (also, Christian McCaffrey) didn't suit up for their exhibition opener, but the reason for Moore's absence was health-related instead of a healthy scratch. Moore's next chance to mix into game action arrives Friday at New England, but whether or not he takes the field remains to be seen. In the end, he should make an appearance in the preseason to continue working with Baker Mayfield and Sam Darnold, the two candidates to start at quarterback for Carolina in Week 1.

Aug 13, 2022 1:51 PM EST


Healthy absence Saturday

Moore will not suit up for Saturday's preseason matchup against the Commanders.

Analysis: The Panthers are also sitting star running back Christian McCaffrey as they manage the reps of their star offensive weapons. Expect Rashard Higgins to see a decent amount of first-team reps in the absence of Moore.

Aug 13, 2022 8:59 AM EST


Liking competitive nature of camp

Moore said the Panthers have embraced the competitiveness of training camp, Darin Gantt of the team's official site reports.

Analysis: Moore, as Carolina's top receiver, will surely be taking note of the team's quarterback competition between Baker Mayfield and Sam Darnold. However, with tight races at other positions, Moore suggests the team's level of competitiveness has collectively increased. For his part, Moore will be in search of his first Pro-Bowl selection this season after posting at least 1,150 yards in each of the last three campaigns. Regardless of who claims the quarterback job, Moore should be a consistent producer and key contributor to the Panthers offense once again.

Aug 5, 2022 12:03 AM EST


Inks three-year extension

Moore is signing a three-year extension with the Panthers, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Previously scheduled to play out 2022 on a fifth-year option, Moore is now signed with the Panthers through 2025. He's finished between 1,157 and 1,193 receiving yards three straight seasons, with exactly four TDs each year, but his per-target efficiency took a nose-dive in 2021 (57.1 percent catch rate, 7.1 YPT) with the Panthers offense hitting a new low point. On the bright side, Moore's 163 targets last season were a career-high by 28, and he could break out in 2022 if similar volume is accompanied by better quarterback play. At the moment, however, it looks like the Panthers have missed out on all the top veteran QBs available, perhaps forcing them to settle for a mediocre veteran or a rookie in the upcoming NFL Draft. Regardless, Moore is the clear top option in the passing game, rivaled only (at times) by RB Christian McCaffrey.

Mar 18, 2022 12:22 PM EST


Finishes season strong

Moore caught 7 of 10 targets for 87 yards in Sunday's 41-17 loss to the Buccaneers.

Analysis: Moore showed off his leaping ability on a couple of his grabs, hurdling a defender early before making a jumping catch over the middle later on. The wideout led Carolina in receiving yards, posting his highest tally since Week 4, and Moore also turned in his best yardage output since Week 12. Despite spotty quarterback play for most of the campaign and losing his offensive coordinator midway through as well, Moore still topped 1,000 receiving yards for the third straight season. With 2022 being the last campaign under his rookie contract, Moore will look to cash in with a lucrative extension this offseason before likely returning to the Panthers as their top receiving option next term.

Jan 9, 2022 4:41 PM EST


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