|Team:||Las Vegas Raiders|
|Ht / Wt:||6'4" / 253 lb.|
|Born:||May 6, 1997|
|Drafted:||2019 / Rd. 4 (137)|
Moreau (knee) has been a full participant throughout the early portion of training camp, Vincent Bonsignore of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.
Analysis: Moreau is coming off a season-ending knee injury that limited him to 13 games as a rookie, but he looks on track to kick off Week 1 of the 2020 campaign unimpeded. The LSU product managed to put together an impressive rookie season despite operating as a depth option for the Raiders, hauling in 21 catches for 174 yards and scores touchdowns. The added veteran presence of Jason Witten, however, now means that Moreau's sophomore opportunities will be limited to what snaps he's able to earn in a No. 3 capacity.
Raiders general manager Mike Mayock said Tuesday that Moreau is "ahead of schedule" in his rehab from the left knee injury he suffered in December, Jerry McDonald of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
Analysis: Moreau, who has been conducting his rehab at his college training facility in LSU, is expected to be back to full health or close to it by the time the Raiders open training camp. As a rookie last season, Moreau proved to be a quality backup to starting tight end Darren Waller, finishing with 21 grabs on 25 targets for 174 yards and five touchdowns. Moreau's snaps could become less consistent in his second year with the Raiders, however, as the Las Vegas not only retained Waller but also brought in veteran Jason Witten this offseason to bolster the tight-end room.
Moreau (knee) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday.
Analysis: The rookie fourth-round pick out of LSU made an immediate impact on the Raiders' offense. At the time of his injury, Moreau was tied with Tyrell Williams for the most receiving touchdowns on the team (five). Darren Waller will continue working as the team's No. 1 tight end moving forward, and Derek Carrier will bump into the No. 2 role. Coach Jon Gruden wasn't certain about Moreau's status for the 2020 season.
Moreau (knee) is ruled out for the rest of the season, Scott Bair of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Analysis: Moreau underwent an MRI on Monday after sustaining a knee injury during this past Sunday's loss to the Titans. The test confirmed ligament damage, so the rookie fourth-round pick will be shut down for the season. Moreau has been a dependable red-zone option for Derek Carr, and he finishes the season with 21 catches for 174 yards and five touchdowns. Derek Carrier is expected to bump into the No. 2 role behind Darren Waller going forward.
Moreau is slated to undergo an MRI on Monday after injuring his knee in Sunday's 42-21 loss to the Titans, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM Radio reports.
Analysis: Caplan notes that the Raiders fear Moreau may have damaged his ACL against the Titans, but Oakland will await the results of the MRI before determining the tight end's availability for the Week 15 matchup with the Jaguars. Though he's played behind starter Darren Waller all season, Moreau has been one of the NFL's more productive rookie tight ends, hauling in 21 of 25 targets for 174 yards and five touchdowns in 13 games.
Moreau (knee) is ruled out for the rest of Sunday's game against the Titans.
Analysis: Moreau was injured after making a catch in the third quarter and looked to be in considerable pain on the training table. The rookie fourth-round pick recorded three catches for 14 yards and a score before exiting the contest. Derek Carrier will bump into the No. 2 tight-end role behind Waller for the time being.
Moreau caught his lone target for 15 yards in Sunday's 40-9 loss to the Chiefs.
Analysis: Moreau saw just one look from quarterback Derek Carr for a second consecutive week as the former was overshadowed by No. 1 tight end Darren Waller, who caught seven of nine targets for 100 yards. Moreau has only found the end zone once over the Raiders' past four contests heading into a Week 14 tilt against the Titans.
Moreau caught his lone target for three yards in Sunday's 34-3 loss to the Jets.
Analysis: Fellow tight end Darren Waller caught three of six targets for 41 yards as Moreau logged just 19 offensive snaps, while the entire Raiders offense was held in check during this blowout loss. A favorable matchup against the Chiefs awaits in Week 13, but Waller will continue to overshadow Moreau from a fantasy perspective.
Moreau caught two passes on as many targets for eight yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 17-10 win over the Bengals.
Analysis: Moreau added his fourth touchdown of the season on a short two-yard completion during the second quarter of Sunday's tilt, but the rookie tight end remains touchdown-dependent with 10 or less receiving yards in four consecutive games. He'll look to find the end zone again in Week 12 against the Jets, but fellow TE Darren Waller's prominent role is a significant barrier to Moreau's fantasy relevance.
Moreau caught four of five targets for 46 yards during Sunday's 24-21 win over the Bears.
Analysis: With the Raiders' top two receivers out, Moreau led the team in receiving just one game after scoring his first career touchdown. The rookie appears to be gradually upping his game despite playing behind uber-athletic target Darren Waller. His usefulness in Week 7 against a dangerous Packers pass defense is dependent on the health of Tyrell Williams (foot) and J.J. Nelson (knee).
Moreau caught all three of his targets for 30 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 31-24 win over the Colts.
Analysis: Moreau found the end zone less than six minutes into Sunday's contest when he snagged an 18-yard touchdown pass from Derek Carr. The rookie may have notched the first points of his young career in Week 4, but Moreau continues to be overshadowed by Darren Waller, who leads all tight ends with 33 receptions. Nonetheless, Moreau has been on the field for at least 31 offensive snaps in two of the Raiders' first four tilts.
Moreau gained one yard on one catch off of two targets during Sunday's 34-14 loss to Minnesota.
Analysis: Moreau returned to the action after going catchless in Week 2. Head coach John Gruden likes getting the ball to the tight end, but that has been concentrated toward revelation Darren Waller, who leads the team in targets, catches, and yards through three weeks. Between a dominant TE1 and stingy Colts defense in Week 4, Moreau should not be on your radar.
Moreau registered one reception for eight yards during Saturday's 14-3 win against the Rams.
Analysis: The fourth-round pick out of LSU committed a holding penalty that negated a positive gain for running back DeAndre Washington, but moments later helped the offense rebound and move the chains by recording the first catch of his pro career. He was not heavily utilized in the passing game during his collegiate career, but exemplifies route-running and pass-catching skills on film that foretell a potentially prosperous NFL career. The 6-foot-6, 255-pound Moreau averaged 23 receptions for 275 yards and 2.5 touchdowns between his junior and senior seasons for the Tigers, and projects to be finish near those totals, if not slightly better during 2019.
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