Chiefs head coach Andy Reid said Moore will be listed as out for Saturday's game due to a lacerated right hand, Nate Taylor of The Athletic reports.
Analysis: The injury prompted Moore's early exit from last Sunday's win over the Broncos and resulted in his practice reps being managed carefully for Week 18. Though the rookie wideout doesn't appear to be dealing with a long-term concern, he'll sit out the regular-season finale with the hope of being back to full strength for the start of the postseason. Once healthy, Moore may not have much of a role for Kansas City, as the Chiefs have all their other key receivers available now that Mecole Hardman (pelvis) has been reinstated from injured reserve. The second-round pick out of Western Michigan finishes the regular season with 22 catches for 250 yards on 33 targets to go with 24 yards on three carries.
Jan 5, 2023 11:19 AM EST
Moore (hand) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice.
Analysis: Moore upgrade his practice activity after beginning the week with a 'DNP' on Tuesday. Charles Goldman of USA Today reports that Moore's hand is still swollen and sore, but he will have one more chance to upgrade his status ahead of Saturday's contest against the Raiders.
Jan 5, 2023 7:05 AM EST
Moore (hand) was a non-participant at Tuesday's practice.
Analysis: Moore was forced out of Sunday's win versus the Broncos with a hand injury, which is keeping him off the practice field two days later. The Chiefs have begun prep for a Week 18 road matchup with the Raiders, giving the rookie second-round pick just two more chances for on-field work ahead of Saturday's scheduled 4:30 p.m. ET kickoff.
Jan 3, 2023 12:23 PM EST
Moore won't return to Sunday's game against the Broncos after suffering a hand injury.
Analysis: Prior to being forced out of the contest, Moore caught three of his four targets for 33 yards. In his absence, JuJu Smith-Schuster, Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Justin Watson and Kadarius Toney will handle Kansas City's Week 17 wide receiver duties.
Jan 1, 2023 12:44 PM EST
Moore compiled zero targets during Sunday's 30-24 overtime victory versus the Texans.
Analysis: Moore played just 38 percent of the snaps in this one and failed to draw a target for the second time in the last three weeks. He's not worth rostering in any format outside of dynasty and the deepest redraft formats, as the rookie hasn't logged more than 44 percent of the offensive snaps in a game all season.
Dec 20, 2022 9:10 AM EST
Moore tallied one reception (on two targets) for seven yards during Sunday's 34-28 win over the Broncos.
Analysis: Moore posted just one touch for a second straight week after tallying five catches each in Weeks 11 and 12. The rookie's role hasn't grown much as the season has gone on, having yet to play 50-plus percent of the snaps in a game, but he has played 39-plus percent of the offensive snaps in each of the last four. Still, Moore's primarily a stash in dynasty and keeper formats at this point.
Dec 13, 2022 8:38 AM EST
Moore logged zero targets during Sunday's 27-24 defeat versus the Bengals but rushed once for 12 yards.
Analysis: Moore hasn't really seized a consistent role in the Chiefs' offense, but he's taken on a slightly more significant role over the last few weeks following the injuries to Mecole Hardman (abdomen) and Kadrius Toney (hamstring). Moore did collect five passes in each of the previous two games, so he does have a bit more upside than he displayed in this one.
Dec 6, 2022 9:04 AM EST
Moore caught five of six targets for 36 yards in Sunday's 26-10 win over the Rams.
Analysis: While another lost fumble on a punt return may end up costing him those duties on a permanent basis, Moore made up for it by leading Kansas City in receptions on the afternoon, even if the receptions didn't result in much yardage. The rookie has caught five passes in back-to-back games as he takes advantage of injuries to Mecole Hardman (abdomen) and Kadarius Toney (hamstring), giving him some deep-league fantasy intrigue heading into a Week 13 clash with the Bengals.
Nov 27, 2022 8:09 PM EST
Moore caught five of six targets for 63 yards in Sunday's 30-27 win over the Chargers.
Analysis: The Chiefs entered Week 11 already down JuJu Smith-Schuster (concussion) and Mecole Hardman (abdomen), and they lost Kadarius Toney (hamstring) before halftime Sunday. The team's injury misfortune opened up an opportunity for Moore to put his skills on display. The rookie wideout did just that, setting new career highs in receptions (five) and receiving yards (63). It is currently unclear if Kansas City's receiver room will get any healthier next week, so the 22-year-old could find himself starting opposite Marquis Valdez-Scantling against the Rams next Sunday. If that scenario were to unfold, Moore could be a sneaky play in Week 12, especially if shutdown corner Jalen Ramsey is tasked with covering the more-proven MVS.
Nov 20, 2022 9:58 PM EST
Moore was targeted once and recorded a six-yard reception across his 15 snaps on offense in Sunday's 27-17 loss to the Jaguars.
Analysis: The absence of Mecole Hardman (abdomen) and the early exit of JuJu Smith-Schuster (concussion) didn't yield more playing time for Moore, whose 24 percent offensive snap share matched his mark from the Week 9 win over the Titans. Rather than Moore, it was Justin Watson (45 snaps) and Kadarius Toney (28 snaps) who saw the biggest spikes in playing time among the Kansas City wideouts. In addition to losing reps at receiver to Toney, Moore also yielded punt-return duties to the trade-deadline pickup after a string of miscues on special teams in recent weeks.
Nov 15, 2022 12:54 PM EST
Moore didn't catch his lone target during Sunday's 20-17 overtime victory versus the Titans.
Analysis: Moore hasn't been relied on for a heavy role during his rookie campaign, logging no more than a 33 percent offensive snap share in a game thus far. However, given the draft capital the team put into Moore -- a second-round pick -- it's unlikely he will be forgotten yet. Still, the Chiefs acquired Kadarius Toney at the trade deadline and already sport three capable options in JuJu Smith-Schuster, Marquez Valdes-Scantling and Mecole Hardman, along with star tight end Travis Kelce, so there may be few snaps remaining for Moore this season.
Nov 8, 2022 9:31 AM EST
Moore didn't reel in his lone target during Sunday's 44-23 win versus San Francisco.
Analysis: Moore also fumbled a punt, which was recovered by the 49ers, so it wasn't exactly a banner day for the rookie wideout. Moore also logged just 14 offensive snaps (22 percent), so he's likely nothing more than a stash for dynasty and deep leagues at this juncture. Mecole Hardman, Marquez Valdes-Sacantlying and JuJu Smith-Schuster rank ahead of him in the pecking order. Still, Moore could unlock a more prominent role if one of the group misses time, given his versatility to play both in the slot and out wide.
Oct 25, 2022 10:55 AM EST
Moore caught one of three targets for 24 yards in Sunday's 24-20 loss to the Bills.
Analysis: Moore once again had a quiet game with limited opportunities in Kansas City's offensive attack. However, he has seen his snap percentage increase in recent weeks as the Chiefs look to get the talented rookie involved more in the offense. If this trend continues, Moore could be an intriguing fantasy option down the stretch based on his playmaking ability. With that said, the 5-foot-10, 195-pound wideout will be difficult to rely in a Week 7 matchup with the 49ers.
Oct 18, 2022 9:59 PM EST
Moore logged two receptions (on three targets) for 15 yards during Monday's 30-29 win versus Las Vegas.
Analysis: Moore did see a slight uptick to 25 offensive snaps in this one, marking a career-high total on that front. It also represents back-to-back weeks the rookie has posted career-best outputs. To be fair, the Chiefs trailed 17-0 and 20-7 in this one, so there was a more pass-heavy approach than usual that likely contributed to Moore's uptick. Still, it's an encouraging sign to see Moore a bit more involved in the offense.
Oct 11, 2022 11:59 AM EST
Moore caught two of four targets for 31 yards in Sunday's 41-31 win over the Buccaneers.
Analysis: Moore played 22 offensive snaps in Week 4, marking his highest total of the season so far. It's possible the Kansas City coaching staff is making an effort to get the rookie more involved as the season goes on, as his playmaking ability would be a great weapon for the Chiefs' high-flying offense. With that said, Moore operated as the team's No. 4 wideout behind Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Juju Smith-Schuster and Mecole Hardman. Quarterback Patrick Mahomes is spreading the ball around to his pass catchers thus far, so Moore's piece of the offensive pie could continue to be limited barring injuries to his fellow receivers. The 22-year-old's increased usage is a promising sign, but he'll likely be difficult to trust for fantasy in a Week 5 matchup with the Raiders.
Oct 5, 2022 3:07 AM EST
Moore wasn't targeted across his eight snaps on offense in Sunday's 20-17 loss to the Colts.
Analysis: Moore has played just 10 offensive snaps over the Chiefs' last two games and hasn't been targeted in either contest. While Kansas City has all its passing-game options available, Moore looks like he'll be largely relegated to special-teams duties. Even his role as a return man could be on thin ice, as he had a muffed punt in the first quarter that sent up the Colts' first touchdown of the day.
Sep 27, 2022 9:05 AM EST
Moore tallied zero targets during Thursday's 27-24 victory against the Chargers.
Analysis: Moore played just two total offensive snaps in the contest and looks to be fifth in the pecking order at wide receiver behind Marquez Valdes-Scantling, JuJu Smith-Schuster, Mecole Hardman and Justin Watson. That could change as it gets deeper into the season and the rookie wideout gets more adjusted to the pro level.
Sep 18, 2022 10:15 AM EST
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