DJ Moore
WR CAR (13)
Fri 8/5/22 3:03 AM

Moore said the Panthers have embraced the competitiveness of training camp, Darin Gantt of the team's official site reports.
EDGE Analysis
Moore, as Carolina's top receiver, will surely be taking note of the team's quarterback competition between Baker Mayfield and Sam Darnold. However, with tight races at other positions, Moore suggests the team's level of competitiveness has collectively increased. For his part, Moore will be in search of his first Pro Bowl selection this season after posting at least 1,150 yards in each of the last three campaigns. Regardless of who claims the quarterback job, Moore should be a consistent producer and key contributor to the Panthers offense once again.

DJ Moore
WR CAR (13)
Fri 3/18/22 3:22 PM

Moore is signing a three-year extension with the Panthers, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
EDGE Analysis
Previously scheduled to play out 2022 on a fifth-year option, Moore is now signed with the Panthers through 2025. He's finished between 1,157 and 1,193 receiving yards three straight seasons, with exactly four TDs each year, but his per-target efficiency took a nose-dive in 2021 (57.1 percent catch rate, 7.1 YPT) with the Panthers offense hitting a new low point. On the bright side, Moore's 163 targets last season were a career-high by 28, and he could break out in 2022 if similar volume is accompanied by better quarterback play. At the moment, however, it looks like the Panthers have missed out on all the top veteran QBs available, perhaps forcing them to settle for a mediocre veteran or a rookie in the upcoming NFL Draft. Regardless, Moore is the clear top option in the passing game, rivaled only (at times) by RB Christian McCaffrey.

DJ Moore
WR CAR (13)
Sun 1/9/22 7:41 PM

Moore caught 7 of 10 targets for 87 yards in Sunday's 41-17 loss to the Buccaneers.
EDGE Analysis
Moore showed off his leaping ability on a couple of his grabs, hurdling a defender early before making a jumping catch over the middle later on. The wideout posted his highest reception tally since Week 4, and Moore also turned in his best yardage output since Week 12. Despite spotty quarterback play for most of the campaign and the loss of his offensive coordinator midway through as well, Moore still topped 1,000 receiving yards for the third straight season. With 2022 being the last year under his rookie contract, Moore will look to cash in with a lucrative extension this offseason before likely returning to the Panthers as their top receiving option next term.

DJ Moore
WR CAR (13)
Sun 1/2/22 7:41 PM

Moore caught three of eight targets for 29 yards in Sunday's 18-10 loss to the Saints.
EDGE Analysis
Moore led the Panthers in targets but couldn't get much going against a tough Saints defense. Most his yardage came on a 20-yard catch during the second half, but Moore followed that contribution with a drop shortly thereafter. Having racked up at least seven targets in every game this season, Moore figures to remain a focal point in Week 18's finale versus the Buccaneers. Although that matchup surely doesn't favor the Panthers, game flow might help Moore improve on Sunday's lackluster output.

DJ Moore
WR CAR (13)
Sun 12/26/21 7:11 PM

Moore (hamstring) secured five of 11 targets for 55 yards in the Panthers' 32-6 loss to the Buccaneers on Sunday.
EDGE Analysis
Considering the quarterback duo of Sam Darnold and Cam Newton completed less than 50 percent of their throws, Moore's numbers were actually serviceable. The fourth-year wideout tied Robby Anderson for the team lead in receptions and paced Carolina in targets on the afternoon as well. Moore's upside is likely to be capped to an extent the rest of the way with both Darnold and Newton seemingly destined to struggle, but he remains a serviceable option heading into the final two weeks of the fantasy season.

DJ Moore
WR CAR (13)
Sun 12/26/21 11:41 AM

Moore (hamstring) is active for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers, Jonathan M. Alexander of The Charlotte Observer reports.
EDGE Analysis
Moore was listed as questionable heading into the weekend after not practicing Wednesday and Thursday before returning to the field in a limited fashion Friday. Though he didn't log a full practice this week, the Panthers haven't indicated that Moore will be subject to a lighter workload as a result. He'll likely be sharing the field with both Cam Newton and Sam Darnold at various points during Sunday's game, as head coach Matt Rhule indicated that both quarterbacks will pick up snaps.

DJ Moore
WR CAR (13)
Sun 12/26/21 8:09 AM

Moore (hamstring) is expected to play Sunday against the Buccaneers, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
EDGE Analysis
Moore was listed as questionable for the contest after returning to a limited practice Friday, but Rapoport indicates that the wideout is trending toward active status versus Tampa Bay. Fortunately for those considering Moore in Week 16 lineups, the Panthers kick off at 1:00 ET on Sunday.

DJ Moore
WR CAR (13)
Fri 12/24/21 12:21 PM

Moore (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers after practicing on a limited basis Friday, Darin Gantt of the Panthers' official site reports.
EDGE Analysis
Moore missed the Panthers' first two practices of the week while tending to the hamstring injury, but he returned to the field Friday, which gives him a shot to suit up this weekend. On Wednesday, head coach Matt Rhule told Joe Person of The Athletic that Moore will likely wind up being a game-time decision, so the Panthers may put him through a workout Sunday morning before getting a better sense of whether he'll play. Through Cam Newton's first four games as Carolina's starting quarterback, Moore's production hasn't suffered too much; he's turned in a 21-285-1 receiving line on 38 targets over that stretch.

DJ Moore
WR CAR (13)
Thu 12/23/21 2:13 PM

Moore (hamstring) was a non-participant at Thursday's practice, Darin Gantt of the Panthers' official site reports.
EDGE Analysis
Moore was able to play through a hamstring issue this past Sunday in Buffalo, handling a 90 percent share of offensive snaps and catching six of 11 targets for 48 yards. The Panthers now are having the wide receiver focus on rehab versus practice with the expectation he'll be a game-time decision Sunday against the Buccaneers. Fortunately, the team has a 1:00 p.m. ET kickoff, so Moore's fate will be known with plenty of time for fantasy managers to pivot to another option.

DJ Moore
WR CAR (13)
Wed 12/22/21 2:52 PM

Coach Matt Rhule said Moore (hamstring) likely will be a game-time call Sunday against the Buccaneers, Joe Person of The Athletic reports.
EDGE Analysis
Moore's practice reps were capped all of last week before he handled 90 percent of the offensive snaps this past Sunday at Buffalo en route to six catches (on 11 targets) for 48 yards. He was held out of practice entirely Wednesday, after which Rhule touched on Moore's status. Getting back on the field Thursday and/or Friday may put Moore in a better position to be available this weekend, so his activity level will be something to monitor as the week goes on.