Foster Moreau

Foster Moreau

Tight End #18
Team: Las Vegas Raiders
Ht / Wt:6'4" / 253 lb.
Born:May 6, 1997
Drafted:2019 / Rd. 4 (137)
Draft Team:OAK

Foster Moreau: Should take over No. 2 TE job

Moreau should take on a larger role in 2021, Tashan Reed of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: With Jason Witten retiring, Moreau should return to the No. 2 TE role, a spot he held throughout most of his 2019 rookie season. He logged 371 offensive snaps and 21 catches in 13 games as a rookie, before dropping to 256 snaps and seven receptions in 2020. The 2019 fourth-round pick won't see many targets if Darren Waller stays healthy next year, but Moreau does appear capable of handling a larger role if the opportunity arises, as his 34 targets in the NFL have yielded 314 yards and seven TDs.

January 28, 2021 11:59 AM EST

Foster Moreau: No targets Week 13

Moreau was not targeted during Sunday's 31-28 win over the Jets.

Analysis: The 23-year-old is without a catch since Week 4 and hasn't been targeted since Week 8, so he's clearly not a factor in Las Vegas' passing game. Moreau should continue to see a handful of offensive snaps per contest behind Darren Waller and Jason Witten.

December 8, 2020 2:50 PM EST

Foster Moreau: No catches against Buccaneers

Moreau was not targeted on any of his 11 offensive snaps during Sunday's 45-20 loss to Tampa Bay.

Analysis: Moreau has garnered a steady workload of 10-15 offensive snaps in each of his appearances this season, save for a Week 2 anomaly in which he accumulated 32 snaps against New Orleans. The LSU product has flashed promise with two catches of 24-plus yards, but he otherwise has registered just two receptions for nine yards on the year. Starting tight end Darren Waller has dominated the position, and the entire team for that matter, with 55 targets through seven weeks.

October 27, 2020 6:49 PM EST

Foster Moreau: Notches one reception vs. Bills

Moreau caught his only target for eight yards in Sunday's 30-23 loss to the Bills.

Analysis: Moreau has played no more than 15 offensive snaps in three of the Raiders' first four contests, but the LSU product has now recorded at least one reception in three consecutive games. Expect fellow tight ends Darren Waller and Jason Witten to continue handling a majority of the work Week 5 at Kansas City, severely limiting Moreau's fantasy relevance.

October 5, 2020 11:41 PM EST

Foster Moreau: Scores in New England

Moreau caught two passes on as many targets for 25 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 36-20 loss to the Patriots.

Analysis: Moreau caught his first touchdown of the season on a one-yard connection with quarterback Derek Carr as time nearly expired in the first half. The LSU product also collected just the third 20-plus yard reception of his young career Sunday in New England, while starter Darren Waller caught only two of four targets for nine yards.

September 28, 2020 6:58 AM EST

Foster Moreau: Uninvolved in passing game Week 1

Moreau did not garner any targets during Sunday's 34-30 win against the Panthers.

Analysis: Moreau was on the field for 19 percent of the Raiders' offensive snaps, but it was tight ends Darren Waller (eight targets) and Jason Witten (one target) who benefitted from action in the passing game. The LSU product attracted multiple targets in nine of his 13 appearances last year, but the arrival of Witten has potential to evaporate Moreau's already-limited role as a pass-catcher.

September 15, 2020 7:58 PM EST

Foster Moreau: Participating without restrictions

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.

August 2, 2020 3:33 PM EST

Foster Moreau: Progressing well in recovery

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.

April 15, 2020 12:02 PM EST

Foster Moreau: Lands on IR

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.

December 10, 2019 2:41 PM EST

Foster Moreau: Done for 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.

December 9, 2019 1:07 PM EST

Foster Moreau: May have ligament damage in knee

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.

December 9, 2019 12:24 PM EST

Foster Moreau: Won't return to Sunday's game

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.

December 8, 2019 3:26 PM EST

Foster Moreau: Secures one catch Sunday

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.

December 2, 2019 5:41 PM EST

Foster Moreau: Tallies one catch in blowout loss

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.

November 26, 2019 9:33 AM EST

Foster Moreau: Adds fourth TD of season

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.

November 18, 2019 8:07 PM EST

Foster Moreau: Leads team in yards

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).

October 6, 2019 2:18 PM EST

Foster Moreau: Hauls in first career touchdown

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.

September 30, 2019 4:35 PM EST

Foster Moreau: Gains one yard

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.

September 24, 2019 8:02 PM EST

Foster Moreau: Held in check by Rams defense

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.

August 11, 2019 12:08 AM EST

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