Moreau caught all six of his targets for 60 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 33-22 win over the Eagles.
Analysis: Darren Waller (ankle) was ruled out just before kickoff, allowing Moreau to step into the No. 1 role and lead the Raiders in receiving yards while scoring his second TD of the year. With the team heading into its Week 8 bye, however, Waller will get extra time to recover, likely denying Moreau another shot at a significant workload.
Oct 24, 2021 7:09 PM EST
With Darren Waller (ankle) inactive for Sunday's game against the Eagles, Moreau is in line for an expanded role in the Raiders' Week 7 offense.
Analysis: Per Tashan Reed of The Athletic, with Waller, Nick Bowers (neck) and Derek Carrier (pectoral) all unavailable, Moreau and Matt Bushman are slated to handle the Raiders' tight end duties against Philadelphia. Though Moreau shouldn't be expected to replicate Waller's production level, he does at least represent a viable plug-in for those who had been awaiting Waller's playing status.
Oct 24, 2021 11:50 AM EST
Moreau caught his only target for 11 yards in Sunday's 34-24 win over the Broncos.
Analysis: Moreau saw his offensive snap share creep back up as the Raiders played with a significant lead throughout the second half, but fellow tight end Darren Waller led the way with five receptions on as many targets. Moreau has not hauled in multiple passes in a single contest since Week 2.
Oct 18, 2021 10:25 AM EST
Moreau played a season-low 15 offensive snaps in Sunday's 20-9 loss to the Bears.
Analysis: Moreau has logged just 32 total offensive snaps over the Raiders' past two games, failing to see a target in either contest as well. He's recorded three total receptions through the first five weeks of the season.
Oct 11, 2021 8:31 AM EST
Moreau was not targeted during the Raiders' 28-14 loss to the Chargers on Monday.
Analysis: Moreau played just 17 offensive snaps while fellow tight end Darren Waller turned seven targets into four receptions for 50 yards and a touchdown. Moreau could see a slight rebound in playing time if the Raiders are able to get out to an early lead against the Bears in Week 5.
Oct 5, 2021 8:34 AM EST
Moreau caught one of two targets for eight yards in Sunday's 31-28 overtime victory over the Dolphins.
Analysis: Moreau has tallied three receptions for 42 yards and a score on five targets over the past two weeks, and he's logged at least 37 offensive snaps in all three of the Raiders' wins. He's the obvious No. 2 option at tight end behind Darren Waller, though fullback Alec Ingold vultured a one-yard touchdown catch against Miami.
Sep 28, 2021 7:12 AM EST
Moreau caught two of three targets for 34 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 26-17 win over the Steelers.
Analysis: Moreau wasn't targeted in the Raiders' Week 1 overtime win over the Ravens despite playing 46 offensive snaps, but he found the end zone during the third quarter Sunday on a nine-yard pass from quarterback Derek Carr. Moreau will likely remain touchdown dependent with fellow tight end Darren Waller headlining the offense, but the former has been on the field for more than 50 percent of the Raiders' offensive plays through two games.
Sep 21, 2021 2:24 AM EST
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.
Jan 28, 2021 11:59 AM EST
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.
Dec 8, 2020 2:50 PM EST
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.
Oct 27, 2020 6:49 PM EST
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.
Oct 5, 2020 11:41 PM EST
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.
Sep 28, 2020 6:58 AM EST
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.
Sep 15, 2020 7:58 PM EST
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.
Aug 2, 2020 3:33 PM EST
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.
Apr 15, 2020 12:02 PM EST
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.
Dec 10, 2019 2:41 PM EST
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.
Dec 9, 2019 1:07 PM EST
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.
Dec 9, 2019 12:24 PM EST
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.
Dec 8, 2019 3:26 PM EST
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.
Dec 2, 2019 5:41 PM EST
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