WR Donte Moncrief - Carolina Panthers

6-2, 221Born: 8-6-1993College: Ole MissDrafted: Round 3, pick 2014

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Week 14: at Atlanta Falcons

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FBG says: Good matchup. The talented Carolina receivers are truly blossoming before our eyes. D.J. Moore, in particular, has turned heads: over the past 9 weeks, he's produced the league's fourth-most catches (54) and yards (719). Speedy Curtis Samuel has been less productive as the clear-out deep threat, but still finds an opening or two a week to exploit. And Christian McCaffrey remains the league's most dangerous threat out of the backfield, routinely side-stepping and stiff-arming his way into splash plays. Unfortunately, they're still handcuffed to a degree by the play of quarterback Kyle Allen, who just doesn't look like an ideal NFL starter. Since his impressive Week 3 debut, Allen has produced just 6.5 yards per attempt and 244 a game despite hefty volume (37.8 attempts). Over that span he's devolved into a mess of misfires and gaffes, with 10 interceptions and 8 fumbles, and last week he nearly threw a back-breaking interception just one play before coughing up the game-sealing fumble. It's tantalizing to imagine what Moore, Samuel, McCaffrey, and the peripheral targets could do with stronger quarterbacking. For now, they're all high-floor guys on talent alone, but rarely do we see more than one erupt at a time. This attack now has big volume on its side, but very little efficiency. The Atlanta defense has made great strides against the run, but none of that success has spilled over into the pass-game unit. Only four teams have allowed more net yardage per attempt, and only six have given up more touchdowns. On Thanksgiving, Drew Brees would have easily been the eighth opposing passer to throw multiple scores against them, had he not had a pair of easy ones dropped. If nothing else, top cornerback Desmond Trufant has rebounded nicely from an awful start to the year. He's been in shutdown form over the past few weeks as the dominant force in stifling Michael Thomas (48 yards) and Mike Evans (50). Even so, D.J. Moore pieced together 95 yards on 8 catches when these teams faced off 3 weeks ago. There are still big holes across from Trufant, where Isaiah Oliver and Kendall Sheffield have been beaten frequently, and free safety Ricardo Allen has taken a big step backward here in 2019. This remains one of fantasy's most targetable matchups, and even Kyle Allen takes on a nice boost against it.

Recent Stats and Projections

WEEKOPPoSNAPRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumLPts
11 vs ATL 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
12 at NO 13 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
13 vs WAS 9 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
14 at ATL PROJ-Tremblay * 0 * * 0.0 * * * *

Weekly Performance vs WR 1, WR 12, WR 24, WR 36

Percentile ranks

Donte Moncrief's percentile rank in each category, among WR with more than 50 fantasy points.

Recent Game Summaries

2019 Week 2 vs SEA (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Being targeted only once should be bad enough for Moncrief, but he did maximum damage with his target on the day. On a routine catch, Moncrief missed the reception and tipped the ball in the air with a defender waiting behind him. The defender showed better hands than Donte Moncrief, securing the tipped ball and intercepting Mason Rudolph on his first drive. Moncrief was benched immediately. Moncrief's drop count currently rests at five going into Week 3.

2019 Week 1 vs NE (10 / 3 / 7 / 0 rec)

The next week for Donte Moncrief may be spent purely on the jugs machine. After being the most targeted wide receiver for the Steelers, Moncrief ended the night with at least four drops, including an 18-yard touchdown which was thrown perfectly. He also had a second end zone target where Ben Roethlisberger was not able to throw the fade route well enough and Moncrief could not get to his spot fast enough. Moncrief showed no tenacity when catching the ball and allowed defenders to separate him from the ball multiple times. The times Moncrief did catch the ball were on shallow crossing routes over the middle where defenders couldn't create contested catch situation.

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Schedule

14@ Atlanta Falcons
15vs Seattle Seahawks
16@ Indianapolis Colts
17vs New Orleans Saints