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WR Lance Moore - Pittsburgh Steelers

5-11, 184Born: 8-31-1983College: ToledoDrafted: ---

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Week 7: vs Houston Texans

Mark and Joe say: Good matchup. Ben Roethlisberger has thrown over 500 yards passing during the past two weeks, but has only connected for one TD per game which is hampering his fantasy upside. Last week, in Cleveland, he managed 21/42 for 228 yards, one TD and one interception, while being sacked twice for -7 yards; at Jacksonville he threw 26/36 for 273 yards, one TD and zero interceptions, with four sacks taken for -12 yards. As always, Antonio Brown remains his top target, with 22 over the past two games resulting in 12/202/0 receiving - Markus Wheaton has seen 13 targets for only 5/50/0 during that time span as the #2 wideout. Le'Veon Bell is the third primary target with 12 for 9/59/0 over the past two weeks. The lack of scoring is depressing all the main guy's stock (Heath Miller has handled eight targets for 5/65/0 over the past two weeks). The Houston pass D has breathed life into many passing attacks this year, currently ranking 28th in the NFL averaging 271.5 net passing yards allowed per game, with 10 TDs surrendered vs. six interceptions (tied for 12th in the NFL) and only 10 sacks (tied-19th) - despite J.J. Watts' fearsome reputation, the Houston pass rush is really rather average this year. Andrew Luck was sacked three times last week (for -7 yards), but he still threw 25/44 for 363 net yards, three TDs and just one interception despite the pass pressure. Tony Romo was sacked once for -6 yards but went over 300 yards passing too, with 28/41 for 316 net passing yards, two TDs and one interception thrown two games back. This is an attractive passing matchup for Roethlisberger despite his penchant for getting sacked (Pittsburgh is tied for 28th in the NFL with 17 sacks allowed this season).

Recent Stats and Projections

3 at CAR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 vs TB 0 0 0 1 1 12 0 0
5 at JAX 0 0 0 1 1 26 0 0
6 at CLE 0 0 0 6 1 26 1 0
7 vs HOU PROJ-Dodds 0 * * 2 * * *
7 vs HOU PROJ-Tremblay 0 * * 1 * * *
7 vs HOU PROJ-Bloom 0 * * 2 * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2014 Week 4 vs TB (1 / 1 / 12 / 0 rec)

After nursing a groin injury for several weeks, Lance Moore saw his first significant action of the year (he played 1 snap in Week #3); this week, Moore played 14 snaps from the slot and managed to pull in his only target, a 12-yard reception in the second quarter.

2014 Week 5 vs JAX (1 / 1 / 26 / 0 rec)

Moore played minimally again this week (~ 20% of snaps) and managed to pull in his only target of the game, a 26-yard pass over the middle.

2014 Week 6 vs CLE (6 / 1 / 26 / 1 rec)

Lance Moore saw the most playing time of his short stint with the Steelers, playing nearly half of the offensive snaps; it appears that he could be slowly supplanting Justin Brown as the Steelers' WR3. Moore caught the only Steelers' touchdown of the day when he ran a post route from the right slot in the 4th quarter; on the play, Roethlisberger rolled out of the pocket to buy additional time and the veteran Moore got separation that enabled a 26-yard touchdown reception. Moore did, however, drop a nicely-placed 3rd and 17 pass from Roethlisberger in the 3rd quarter that would have gotten the Steelers into the redzone.


Latest News

Steelers | Justin Brown ahead of Lance Moore (Thu Oct 9, 12:03 PM) - Pittsburgh Steelers WR Justin Brown is higher on the depth chart than WR Lance Moore, because the team believes Brown is a better receiver than Moore.

Our View: Well, having someone ahead of someone else on a depth chart is often an indication that the former is better at the position than the latter, but that's just us. In other obvious news. neither Brown nor Moore is worth having in your lineup. Dynasty owners, take note of Brown's ascension here.
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