Foster Moreau

Las Vegas Raiders
Tight End #18
Las Vegas Raiders
Tight End #18

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Posts 50 receiving yards Sunday

Moreau caught two passes on as many targets for 50 yards in Sunday's 35-32 overtime win over the Chargers.

Analysis: Despite fellow tight end Darren Waller's return from a five-game absence, Moreau managed to record his longest reception of the season with a 44-yard pickup on the Raiders' opening drive. He finishes the regular season with 30 catches for 373 yards and three touchdowns on 44 targets in 17 contests. The LSU product, who enters the final year of his rookie contract in 2022, will look to make an impact behind Waller in a wild-card matchup against the Bengals on Saturday.

Jan 11, 2022 6:24 AM EST

Role slips

Moreau recorded one reception on one target for nine yards in Sunday's 23-20 win over the Colts.

Analysis: Moreau served the Raiders' top tight end once again in the absence of Darren Waller (knee/back/illness), though he failed to take on a significant role. His lone reception came on the team's final drive, though it did help move the ball down the field for the game-winning field goal. Looking ahead, Moreau could be even more limited in his role in Week 18 against the Chargers if Waller is ready to return to the field.

Jan 2, 2022 8:25 PM EST

Leads Raiders in receiving

Moreau caught all four of his targets for 67 yards in Sunday's 17-13 win over the Broncos.

Analysis: He led the Raiders in receiving yards on the afternoon, although Zay Jones saw more targets and had more receptions, and Hunter Renfrow was on the other end of Derek Carr's only TD. Moreau has managed a respectable 14-145-0 line on 19 targets over the last three games, but his run of modest fantasy value could end in Week 17 if Darren Waller (knee/back) is ready to return to action.

Dec 26, 2021 8:58 PM EST

Set to fill in for Waller again

Moreau is in line to continue to head the Raiders' tight end corps in Sunday's game against the Broncos, with Darren Waller (knee/back) inactive.

Analysis: With Waller missing his fourth straight game, Moreau will look to build off his effort in this past Monday's win over the Browns, in which he caught seven of his nine targets for 65 yards, while playing all 69 of the Raiders' snaps on offense. He figures to remain busy once again Sunday, with the team down another key pass catcher (Bryan Edwards/reserve/COVID-19 list) in addition to Waller.

Dec 26, 2021 12:05 PM EST

On track to start again

Moreau (abdomen/thigh) was cleared from the injury report Friday, while teammate Darren Waller was listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against Denver.

Analysis: With Waller likely out for a fourth straight game, Moreau will look to pick up where he left off last week when he caught seven of nine targets for 65 yards in a win over Cleveland. The 24-year-old TE was less impressive the two weeks before that, catching only four of nine targets for 47 yards while playing 85 and 98 percent of snaps on offense. He's no Waller, of course, but Moreau has filled an every-down role nonetheless with his talented teammate unavailable.

Dec 24, 2021 1:59 PM EST

Listed as limited Wednesday

Moreau (abdomen/thigh) was listed as a limited participant in Wednesday's walkthrough.

Analysis: Moreau was on the field for all 69 of the Raiders' snaps on offense in Monday's win over the Browns, so his listed limitations Wednesday could simply be a case of the team acknowledging that he came out of a busy Week 15 with some aches and pains. Meanwhile, Darren Waller (knee/back) logged a 'DNP' Wednesday, so provided Moreau's injury issues aren't a big concern, there's a decent chance he could head the Raiders' tight end corps again Sunday against the Broncos.

Dec 22, 2021 4:04 PM EST

Seven catches in Monday's win

Moreau caught seven of nine targets for 65 yards in Monday's 16-14 win over Cleveland.

Analysis: Moreau filled in admirably for Darren Waller (knee/back) in this one, leading the Raiders in catches and tying Zay Jones for the team lead in targets while trailing Jones by two receiving yards for the game's high-water mark. If Waller's not ready to return in Week 16 against the Broncos, Moreau would retain the starting tight end job and the attention from quarterback Derek Carr that comes with that role.

Dec 20, 2021 6:24 PM EST

Raiders-Browns moved to Monday

Moreau and the Raiders will no longer play the Browns on Saturday, after the NFL officially rescheduled the matchup between the two teams for Monday at 5 p.m. ET.

Analysis: Due to ongoing COVID-19-related issues within the Cleveland organization, the NFL is hopeful that by delaying the game two days, the Browns will restore enough players from the reserve/COVID-19 list to alleviate depth concerns on the roster. Assuming the Week 15 game is played Monday as planned, Moreau and Las Vegas will face a quick turnaround for its Week 16 contest versus the Broncos, which is still expected to be played Sunday, Dec. 26 as scheduled. Moreau will be picking up his third straight start Monday, as Las Vegas had already ruled top tight end Darren Waller (knee/back) out before the game was pushed back.

Dec 17, 2021 4:24 PM EST

Cleared for third straight start

Moreau (abdomen) remained a limited participant in Thursday's practice but doesn't have an injury designation for Saturday's game against the Browns, Rachel Gossen of the Raiders' official site reports.

Analysis: Though Las Vegas capped Moreau's reps throughout the week, he displayed enough progress in his recovery from the abdominal injury for the Raiders to give him the green light for the weekend. Meanwhile, Darren Waller (knee/back) failed to practice in any capacity and will miss his third straight game, paving the way for Moreau to pick up another start. In his previous two outings while filling in for Waller, Moreau was on the field for 106 of the Raiders' 116 offensive snaps (91.4 percent) and stringed together a 4-47-0 receiving line on nine targets.

Dec 16, 2021 2:05 PM EST

Listed as limited again

Moreau (abdomen) was listed as a limited participant on Wednesday's estimated practice report, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.

Analysis: Both Moreau and starting tight end Daren Waller (DNP - knee/back) get the same designation as Tuesday. Interim coach Rich Bisaccia called Moreau day-to-day on Monday, less than 24 hours after the tight end played 98 percent of snaps on offense in a 48-9 loss to the Chiefs. Despite playing at least 85 percent of snaps in three straight games, Moreau has caught only five passes for 50 yards on 14 targets in that span.

Dec 15, 2021 1:28 PM EST

Listed with abdominal injury

Moreau (abdomen) was listed as limited on Tuesday's practice estimate, Rachel Gossen of the Raiders' official site reports.

Analysis: Interim coach Rich Bisaccia called Moreau "day-to-day " on Monday due to an undisclosed strained muscle, according to Vic Tafur of The Athletic. Its nature has been revealed to be an abdominal strain, but Moreau still appears to be in better shape than No. 1 tight end Darren Waller (knee/back), who hasn't practiced in any capacity since he was forced out of the Raiders' Week 12 win in Dallas. If Waller again is sidelined Saturday at Cleveland, Moreau would be in line for another large workload, assuming he's active.

Dec 14, 2021 2:48 PM EST

Banged up following Sunday's loss

Raiders interim head coach Rich Bisaccia said Moreau is day-to-day with a muscle strain suffered in Sunday's 48-9 loss to the Chiefs, Vic Tafur of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: While picking up starts the past two weeks in place of top tight end Darren Waller, Moreau has seen heavy snap shares on offense (84 and 98 percent), but he's produced an underwhelming 4-47-0 receiving line on nine targets. Both of Las Vegas' top options at the position are now looking iffy for a Saturday game in Cleveland in Week 15, as Bisaccia suggested that Waller will be viewed as questionable heading into that contest. It's unclear if Moreau is any healthier at this stage, but the Raiders' upcoming practice reports will provide a better gauge for which direction both tight ends are trending in as Saturday's game approaches.

Dec 13, 2021 3:36 PM EST

Only 13 yards

Moreau recorded three receptions on six targets for 13 yards in Sunday's 48-9 loss to the Chiefs.

Analysis: Moreau earned his second consecutive start with Darren Waller (knee) sidelined. Though he improved on the one-target performance from Week 13, Moreau was limited to only short gains on his trio of catches. In two games in Waller's absence, Moreau has failed to make an impact by logging a combined four receptions for 47 yards.

Dec 12, 2021 8:46 PM EST

Another spot start on tap

Moreau will serve as the Raiders' top tight end Sunday at Kansas City with Darren Waller (knee/back) ruled out for the contest, Paul Gutierrez of reports.

Analysis: In Waller's first absence this past Sunday against Washington, Moreau earned 84 percent of Las Vegas' snaps on offense, but he only hauled in one of three targets for 34 yards. Moreau again is poised for a large workload, which he'll seek to take advantage of versus a Chiefs defense that has surrendered 8.2 yards per target (second most in the NFL) and six touchdowns (10th most) to tight ends in 12 games this season.

Dec 10, 2021 2:32 PM EST

One reception in Waller's absence

Moreau caught one of three targets for 34 yards in Sunday's 17-15 loss to Washington.

Analysis: Moreau's three targets all came within a two-drive span during the third quarter, so he was relatively uninvolved in the Raiders' underwhelming aerial attack throughout much of Sunday's contest despite the absence of No. 1 tight end Darren Waller (back/knee). Moreau has caught just three total passes since the team's Week 8 bye, but he could see another inflated snap count at Kansas City in Week 14 if Waller remains sidelined.

Dec 6, 2021 12:55 AM EST

Likely to replace Waller

Moreau is expected to serve as the Raiders' top tight end Sunday against Washington with Darren Waller (back/knee) listed as doubtful for the contest, Josh Dubow of the Associated Press reports.

Analysis: Waller wasn't able to practice in any fashion Wednesday through Friday, so barring some dramatic improvement leading up to Sunday's 4:05 p.m. ET kickoff, he'll be inactive for the second time this season. When Waller sat out Week 7 against the Eagles with an ankle injury, Moreau stepped in to play all of the Raiders' 63 offensive snaps and finished with a 6-60-1 receiving line on six targets. He actually handled more snaps (69) following Waller's early exit in the Raiders' Thanksgiving Day win over the Cowboys, but Moreau reeled in only one of his five targets for a three-yard gain. Moreau thus looks like a somewhat volatile fantasy option for Week 13, even with another heavy snap share seemingly on the horizon.

Dec 3, 2021 1:53 PM EST

Held to one catch in Dallas

Moreau caught one of five targets for three yards in the Raiders' 36-33 overtime victory over the Cowboys on Thanksgiving Day.

Analysis: Moreau played a season-high 77 offensive snaps against Dallas as No. 1 tight end Darren Waller exited the contest with a knee injury. The latter is now considered week-to-week, so Moreau could be in line for a significant role against Washington in Week 13. When Waller missed the Raiders' Week 7 tilt versus the Eagles, Moreau was able to capitalize with six catches on as many targets for 60 yards and a touchdown.

Nov 30, 2021 3:39 AM EST

Role declining since Waller return

Moreau played 21 of the Raiders' 54 offensive snaps in Sunday's 41-14 loss to the Chiefs but didn't draw a target or record any other statistics.

Analysis: Since putting up a 6-60-1 receiving line on six targets in a starting role during the Raiders' Week 7 win over the Eagles, Moreau has predictably seen his opportunities decline following top tight end Darren Waller's return from a one-game absence due to an ankle injury. In Las Vegas' two games since its Week 8 bye, Moreau has ran only 23 pass routes and hasn't been targeted, according to Josh Dubow of the Associated Press.

Nov 15, 2021 12:09 PM EST

Finds end zone in place of Waller

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

Added work on tap Sunday

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

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