Rondale Moore

Arizona Cardinals
Wide Receiver #4
Arizona Cardinals
Wide Receiver #4
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Notches two catches Sunday

Moore caught two of his three targets for 17 yards and returned two punts for 27 yards during Sunday's 31-5 win against the Texans.

Analysis: Moore logged a healthy dose of snaps -- 37 of 71 on offense -- but he ranked well behind the Cardinals' top trio of A.J. Green (60), DeAndre Hopkins (59) and Christian Kirk (51). Newcomer Zach Ertz (five targets on 35 offensive plays) and running back Chase Edmonds (three targets) also were parts of the passing game, leaving few looks behind for the rookie wide receiver. With Ertz likely to increase his share of snaps on offense moving forward, Moore may have to take full advantage of the random reps he receives on a weekly basis in order to yield for fantasy managers.

Oct 25, 2021 8:50 PM EST


Totals 26 yards Sunday

Moore tallied three carries for 10 yards, three catches (on four targets) for 16 yards, two punt returns for eight yards and one kick return for 23 yards during Sunday's 37-14 win in Cleveland.

Analysis: Moore has slowly but surely built up his offensive snap count as his rookie campaign has gone on, culminating with a season-high 58 percent share Week 6. Still, he ranked fourth in the category among Cardinals wide receivers behind A.J. Green (91), DeAndre Hopkins (89) and Christian Kirk (85). Moore's six touches fall smack dab in the middle of his range to date (3-to-8) and just above his 5.5 per game. With so few looks, he has to make the most of them on a weekly basis, making him difficult to know when exactly he'll hit.

Oct 19, 2021 9:57 AM EST



Explosive Week 5 showing

Moore caught five of six targets for 59 yards against San Francisco on Sunday, adding three carries for 38 yards.

Analysis: It's not a jaw-dropping box score at a glance, but Moore was highly efficient and contributed a high share of Arizona's overall production from scrimmage against the 49ers. The Cardinals produced 332 yards from scrimmage in the 17-10 win, and Moore produced 97 of those on just eight total touches. While it might be difficult for Moore to draw enough snaps to fully realize his fantasy potential in 2021, he at worst has a mid-sized role in the Cardinals offense each week in the meantime, and he would have room to truly take off if A.J. Green or Christian Kirk weren't hanging around too.

Oct 10, 2021 6:02 PM EST


Earns five touches Sunday

Moore had three catches (on three targets) for 28 yards, two carries for nine yards and one kick return for nine yards during Sunday's road victory against the Rams.

Analysis: Moore made his presence felt in his first two NFL games, combining for an 11-182-1 line on a team-high 13 targets. In two outings in the meantime, though, he's hauled in just five passes from Kyler Murray for 29 yards to go with 12 more yards on the ground. With Murray spreading the ball around this year -- six different Cardinals have between 16 and 25 targets -- Moore seems poised to be a hit-or-miss option on a weekly basis as his rookie season proceeds. Moore's next chance to make an impact arrives Sunday against the 49ers.

Oct 4, 2021 7:36 PM EST


Musters four yards from scrimmage

Moore recorded two catches (on two targets) for one yard, one carry for three yards and two punt returns for 27 yards during Sunday's 31-19 win in Jacksonville.

Analysis: Through the first two games of his career, Moore led the Cardinals with 13 targets, which was a feat in itself in a receiving corps populated by DeAndre Hopkins, A.J. Green and Christian Kirk. And production was evident, too, with 11 catches for 182 yards and one touchdown. With Hopkins (3-21-0 on six targets) not his usual self Sunday after missing every practice last week due to a rib injury, Moore technically had a chance to produce even more, but instead Green and Kirk both put together 100-yard outings. Moore could have a tough time bouncing back this coming Sunday against a Rams defense that has conceded 7.5 YPT to wide receivers this season (eighth best in the NFL).

Sep 27, 2021 9:41 PM EST



Scores first career touchdown

Moore tallied seven catches (on eight targets) for 114 yards and one touchdown during Sunday's 34-33 victory against the Vikings. He also had one kick return for 21 yards and three punt returns for 19 yards.

Analysis: There was some question about how Moore would fit into the Cardinals offense after the team invested a second-round pick in him back in April. That said, quarterback Kyler Murray hasn't hesitated getting Moore involved in his first two pro outings, targeting the rookie 13 times, one of which resulted in a 77-yard TD near the end of the first half of Sunday's contest. The aforementioned volume prorates to 110.5 targets in the new 17-game slate, which should be enough for Moore to produce regularly in a high-powered scheme. He'll strive for yet another fruitful performance Week 3 when the Cardinals travel to Jacksonville.

Sep 19, 2021 5:38 PM EST


Efficient with four catches

Moore notched four catches (on five targets) for 68 yards during Sunday's 38-13 win at Tennessee. He also returned one kickoff for 22 yards and two punts for 24 yards.

Analysis: Moore multifaceted skill set showed up early and often in his debut, with Kyler Murray targeting him short, intermediate and deep. His longest reception went for 29 yards, with the other three going for 13 yards per pop. On top of that, Moore had a 25-yard kick return wiped out by a penalty. He has more established receivers in front of him on the depth chart -- DeAndre Hopkins, A.J. Green and Christian Kirk -- but Moore's clear rapport with Murray was evident from the start Sunday.

Sep 12, 2021 7:36 PM EST


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