ADP Dilemma RD3: ARob vs Moore
Fantasy drafters have a big dilemma at wide receiver in the third round between Allen Robinson and DJ Moore. Both are great choices and I would be happy with either on my team. In fact I already have Robinson in two leagues. However, I'm leaning more towards Moore as of late based on the massive possibilities he could be provided by former LSU assistant coach Joe Brady in what looks to be one of the more pass-heavy offenses in the NFL. @fantasypollsnow has more reasons to get you excited about more in his featured article below.
DJ Moore is a massive breakout candidate, and is many people’s top-15 wide receiver. He is highly expected to improve on his sophomore season, when he was the WR12 in PPR leagues (weeks 1-16). This is a bargain in the third round.
"Lock Moore in as a Top-10 WR this season"
— @fantasypollsnow —
Last season, DJ Moore endured horrible QB play from the Panthers quarterbacks. Cam Newton only played two games, and then Kyle Allen took over from weeks 3 to 15. Despite the downgrade, DJ Moore did very well as the WR8 in PPR during those weeks, averaging 16.6 PPG. He scored more total points than Julio Jones. He averaged more PPG than Amari Cooper, Kenny Golladay, and Adam Thielen, all of whom are being drafted over DJ Moore. If he played with Kyle Allen all season, he would have scored 249 fantasy points (weeks 1-16), which would have been the WR6 over Cooper Kupp, Allen Robinson, and Kenny Golladay. So why in the world is the 23 year old, former first round wide receiver being drafted as only the WR11 on ESPN?
Now, let’s address the quarterback change. While Teddy Bridgewater isn’t a stud, he is definitely an upgrade over Kyler Allen, who threw 17 touchdowns and 16 interceptions last year. In Teddy Bridgewater’s 6 starts, Michael Thomas saw 10.8 targets per game and had an average of 22.3 PPG. While DJ Moore isn’t the same player as Michael Thomas, they have a fairly similar playstyle. Bridgewater’s playstyle is to throw it down underneath and let his WRs rack up yards after catch. This fits in perfectly with DJ Moore. DJ Moore had 403 yards after catch last season, 7th best among wide receivers. It is clear YAC is where Moore excels.
As if DJ Moore’s numbers aren’t already impressive enough, there is reason to suggest he was actually underproducing last season. He only scored 4 touchdowns all season. The average top-10 WR scored 7.7 TDs. While it may not seem like a lot, if you gave DJ Moore 7 total touchdowns, he would have finished as the WR6. Lock DJ Moore in as a top-10 WR this season and a bargain in the 3rd round.
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