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D.J. Moore | Panthers WR

Date of Birth:  04/14/1997
Age:  25
Height  6'0"
Weight:   210
College:  Maryland
Drafted:  2018 | Round 1 | Pick 24
Depth Chart:  Starter

D.J. Moore | Panthers WR


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D.J. Moore | Panthers WR

The Panthers signed D.J. Moore to a new four-year contract.

Moore has been a very consistent yearly performer through his first four years in the league, hitting 1,100 receiving yards in each of the past three seasons. Moore will turn just 25 years old next month, and this is a three-year extension that'll help him be able to potentially hit free agency at 28 years old. From a fantasy perspective, one of the big knocks for Moore is that he's struggled to find the end zone compared to some top receivers, as he has four touchdown receptions in each of the past three years.

D.J. Moore | Panthers WR

The Panthers are picking up the fifth-year option for D.J. Moore.

Moore is coming off of back-to-back seasons of 1,100+ receiving yards, so it was fully expected that the Panthers would pick up his fifth-year option. The 2018 first-round pick will look to gain chemistry with new quarterback Sam Darnold and/or potentially a rookie in his second season in Joe Brady's offense. Somewhat quietly, Moore averaged 18.1 yards per reception last season, hitting 1,193 yards on just 66 receptions.

D.J. Moore | Panthers WR

The Panthers activated D.J. Moore from the reserve/COVID-19 list.

This was the expectation, and it's good to hear it's official. Moore can now practice the next two days ahead of a Saturday night matchup against the Packers. For the second week of the fantasy playoffs, Moore can immediately be inserted into fantasy lineups in a game Carolina might have to put up some points to keep up with Green Bay.

D.J. Moore | Panthers WR

D.J. Moore is being placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list.

There hasn't been a ton of information on Moore's leg/ankle injury with Carolina on its bye last week, but that paired with this placement on the COVID-19 list makes it appear unlikely that the physical receiver will be able to play in Week 14. Hopefully Moore was just a close contact with someone and does not actually have the virus, though, which would give him a chance to play this Sunday.

D.J. Moore | Panthers WR

D.J. Moore suffers apparent leg injury.

Moore went up for a high pass in the end zone and came down holding his leg. Hopefully it's not quite as serious as it appears, but it looks like a potential Achilles injury for Moore. Before leaving, Moore had four receptions for 61 yards. Hopefully this isn't a long-term thing, but more information should become available in the next day or so.

D.J. Moore | Panthers WR

D.J. Moore (concussion) has been ruled out for Week 17.

Moore's fantastic second NFL season ends with 87 receptions for 1,175 receiving yards and four receiving touchdowns along with six carries for 40 rushing yards in 15 games. Moore would have had a shot at 100 receptions if he didn't leave last week's game early with his concussion, but he could be in the mix to hit that mark next season. It'll be interesting to see Carolina's new coaching staff and offense (and potentially quarterback) in 2020, but Moore figures to be a high-floor fantasy selection with upside in fantasy drafts next summer.

D.J. Moore | Panthers WR

D.J. Moore (concussion) has been ruled out for the rest of today.

This is obviously really unfortunate for Moore, most importantly; but it's also a major blow to fantasy owners in championship matchups. Before leaving, Moore had one reception for one yard. Hopefully the second-year receiver is feeling better soon and is able to end his fantastic year on the field next week.

D.J. Moore | Panthers WR

D.J. Moore is being evaluated for a concussion.

Moore now needs to get cleared to return to today's game against the Colts, and the Panthers could certainly use him down 14-0. We'll update you when more information becomes available on Moore's status.

D.J. Moore | Panthers WR

D.J. Moore scores twice in Week 12.

Moore caught six passes for 126 yards and two touchdowns while adding one carry for eight yards in the Panthers' close loss to the Saints. The second-year receiver first scored on a 51-yard touchdown where he got wide open down the field, and he later scored a game-tying touchdown on a contested catch in the end zone. Moore has been absolutely on-fire lately, with outings of 7/101, 9/120, 8/95, and 6/126/2 in his last four games (which would be a 16-game pace of 120 receptions, 1,768 receiving yards, and eight receiving touchdowns). The Maryland product should be in fantasy lineups next week against the Redskins.

D.J. Moore | Panthers WR

D.J. Moore is looking to make a huge second year jump.

Obviously all players would love to improve each season, but it's notable that Moore compared his potential jump to his teammate's from last season, stating: "We saw the jump that Christian (McCaffrey) had from Year One to Year Two. I'm looking to take the same jump. I know [teammate Curtis Samuel] is looking to take the same jump from Year Two to Year Three. Everybody is just trying to get better." While becoming one of the best players in the league at his position like McCaffrey is as a running back won't be easy, Moore had a strong rookie campaign with 55 receptions for 788 yards and two touchdowns, so a jump to 1,000 receiving yards is very realistic. Moore's confidence indicates he believes he's ready to step up as a clear No. 1 receiver and will receive that opportunity from the Panthers; he and Samuel should be locked in as the top two on Carolina's wide receiver depth chart this season.

D.J. Moore | Panthers WR

D.J. Moore caught four passes for 81 yards in Sunday's win over New Orleans.

Moore led the Panthers in receiving on a team-high eight targets. The No. 24 overall pick of the 2018 NFL Draft ends his rookie campaign with 55 receptions for 788 yards (14.3 average) and two touchdowns, also adding 13 carries for 172 yards on the ground. Moore should have a great opportunity to reach 1,000 receiving yards in 2019 if Cam Newton (shoulder) can get to 100%, but Curtis Samuel should also have a significant role.

D.J. Moore | Panthers WR

D.J. Moore catches two passes in Week 16.

Moore gained 19 yards on his two reception versus the Falcons. The rookie receiver was targeted seven times, but he couldn't get much going in the Panthers' loss. To end his rookie season, Moore faces a Bucs team he had just one reception against earlier this year.

D.J. Moore | Panthers WR

D.J. Moore caught two passes for 12 yards in Monday night's loss to New Orleans.

He also rushed once for 22 yards, but lost a costly fumble at the end of the run. On the bright side, Moore continues to operate as an every-down player alongside Curtis Samuel, but Cam Newton has seen his effectiveness as a passer fall off a cliff in recent weeks. Carolina's first-round pick gets a cupcake matchup against the Falcons next Sunday, but he's better treated as a FLEX option than low-end WR2.

D.J. Moore | Panthers WR

D.J. Moore handles six touches in Week 14 loss.

Moore caught five passes for 67 yards and rushed once for no gain. Carolina's first-round pick was tied for second on the team with eight targets, but Curtis Samuel (4/80) again had the more productive day. Fortunately, Moore gets three great matchups to close out the year (v NO, v ATL, @ NO), so he should remain a low-end WR2/FLEX option.

D.J. Moore | Panthers WR

D.J. Moore handles six touches in Week 13 loss.

Moore caught four passes for 44 yards, also adding two carries for 21 yards in a 24-17 defeat. Carolina's first-round pick didn't get involved much until the second half, and people might have been too early declaring him a weekly WR2 option. That said, Moore does have an excellent schedule for the fantasy playoffs (@ CLE, v NO, v ATL, @ NO), and his big-play ability should make him a quality FLEX in Week 14.

D.J. Moore | Panthers WR

D.J. Moore catches eight passes in Week 12.

Moore gained 91 yards on his eight receptions against the Seahawks, and he also added one carry for seven yards. The rookie receiver continues to play well by both getting open and making plays with the ball in his hands. This was his third 90+ yard receiving game of the season, and he has 15 receptions for 248 yards and a touchdown in the last two weeks. He has FLEX appeal next week against Tampa Bay.

D.J. Moore | Panthers WR

D.J. Moore explodes for 157 yards and a score in Week 11.

Moore had his best game as a pro against the Lions, catching seven passes (on eight targets) for 157 yards and a touchdown. Moore had a great 82-yard catch-and-run that he nearly took the distance after a spectacular leaping catch in tight coverage, and he caught what might have been a game-tying touchdown with over a minute to go, but the Panthers went for two and did not convert. Overall, this was obviously an excellent game for the first-round rookie, and he'll look to build on it when he faces the Seahawks next week.

D.J. Moore | Panthers WR

D.J. Moore handles five touches in Week 10 loss.

Moore caught four passes for 20 yards and rushed once for five yards. The rookie hasn't been able to take advantage of a couple great matchup over the past two weeks, but he continues to see plenty of snaps. Moore should be viewed as an upside FLEX for next week's matchup against the Lions.

D.J. Moore | Panthers WR

D.J. Moore handles two touches in win over the Buccaneers.

Moore rushed once for 32 yards and caught one-of-two targets for 16 yards. It was a slightly disappointing day after the rookie went off for 129 yards last week, but his big-play potential keeps him on the FLEX radar heading into a probably shootout against the Steelers. At the season's midway point, Moore—despite just 26 touches—is on pace for 828 total yards.

D.J. Moore | Panthers WR

D.J. Moore has a big day as Carolina defeats Baltimore, 36-21.

Moore caught five passes (on six targets) for 90 yards, also adding two carries for 39 yards. The first-round pick consistently picked up chunk yardage against of the league's best defenses, as he showed the toughness, elusiveness, and overall run-after-catch ability that made him the Panthers' top selection in April's draft. Moore isn't a must-own in redraft leagues, but he's trending in the right direction heading with a fairly soft schedule down the stretch, including next week against Tampa Bay.

D.J. Moore | Panthers WR

D.J. Moore caught three passes for 29 yards in Sunday's win over the Eagles.

A Philly native, Moore saw five targets, but Curtis Samuel and Jarius Wright made an impact on fewer looks. Carolina's first-round pick is unlikely to be a difference-maker from a fantasy perspective this season, and he should stay out of lineups next Sunday against the Ravens.

D.J. Moore | Panthers WR

D.J. Moore loses two fumbles as Carolina drops to 3-2.

Moore caught four passes for 59 yards in a 23-17 loss to the Redskins, also adding an 18-yard rush. However, the two fumbles—both of which occurred in the first half and led to 10 points—really cost the Panthers, and it's something the rookie needs to clean up quickly as the team heads into a huge NFC matchup against Philadelphia. Moore isn't a recommended FLEX option in redraft leagues for Week 7.

D.J. Moore | Panthers WR

D.J. Moore handles five touches in win over the Giants.

Moore caught four-of-four targets for 49 yards, also adding an 18-yard run. Carolina's first-round pick showed his explosiveness with the ball in his hands on Sunday, and it's probably only a matter of time before he operates as the clear starter alongside Devin Funchess. Moore is on pace for a 24/412/4 line at the quarter mark of the season; he will look to get going in Week 6 against the Redskins, but he's just an upside bench stash for now.

D.J. Moore | Panthers WR

D.J. Moore catches three-yard pass in win over the Bengals.

It was his only offensive touch of the game, and he also returned a punt for four yards. Brighter days will be ahead for the first-round pick, but Moore probably doesn't need to be rostered heading into Carolina's Week 4 bye.

D.J. Moore | Panthers WR

D.J. Moore scores first career touchdown in 31-24 loss to the Falcons.

It came in the fourth quarter on an impressive 51-yard catch and run to bring Carolina within seven points, and the rookie also rushed once for seven yards. Moore should make some more plays this year as a receiver, runner, and returner, but he doesn't have much weekly value in redraft leagues behind Devin Funchess, Torrey Smith, and Jarius Wright on the depth chart.

D.J. Moore | Panthers WR

D.J. Moore handles one touch in NFL debut.

It was a three-yard carry. Carolina's first-round pick doesn't have a direct path to fantasy value with Devin Funchess, Torrey Smith, and Jarius Wright seemingly locked in as the team's starting trio of wide receivers, so he doesn't need to be owned in 10-team leagues. Moore will look to breakout in what could turn into a high-scoring matchup with the Falcons next Sunday.

D.J. Moore | Panthers WR

The Panthers select Maryland wide receiver D.J. Moore with the No. 24 pick in the 2018 NFL Draft.

Moore was a fast riser that suddenly was the number one wide receiver on many people's boards, and he is the first receiver drafted in this year's draft. Carolina already acquired Torrey Smith from the Eagles earlier this offseason, and they have 2017 second-round pick Curtis Samuel hopefully healthy, but Moore has a chance to step right into the offense in a big role as one of Cam Newton's main weapons. Moore had to play with eight different quarterbacks during his time at Maryland, including three this past season, but he still was a productive player. He might need to work on refining his route running skills some, but Moore clearly has ability with the ball in his hands and should make plays for the Panthers. As of now, he'll be a late-round flier in fantasy drafts this summer.