QB Matt Moore - Kansas City Chiefs

6-3, 202Born: 8-9-1984College: Oregon StateDrafted: ---

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He is listed as questionable on this week's official injury report.

News you need to know

General News (Fri Jan 17): partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this week.

General News (Thu Jan 16): did not practice on Thursday (due to illness).

General News (Wed Jan 15): did not practice on Tuesday (due to illness).

Week 20: vs Tennessee Titans

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FBG says: Good matchup. Patrick Mahomes may have closed out the season with a few question marks with multiple passing touchdowns in just two of his last six games and an uncharacteristic four interceptions over that span, but he squashed all concern last week with his spectacular 321-yard, 5-touchdown thrashing of the Texans. Mahomes also had one of his best games of the season back in Week 10 against the Titans (446 yards and three touchdowns), so he will enter this matchup with plenty of confidence. Tight end Travis Kelce should also be riding high coming into this week, as he finished the regular season as the top-producing fantasy tight end and is also coming off a massive performance of 10 catches for 134 yards and three touchdowns last week--his first multi-touchdown game of 2019. Kelce has handily led the Chiefs passing attack in targets and remains the most predictable piece of this passing offense. Tyreek Hill has been quiet in recent weeks with fewer than 75 yards in each of his last seven games and only two scores over that span. However, he exploded for a season-high 11 catches, 157 yards, and a touchdown the last time these two teams met--and the Titans secondary is in worse shape now than they were back in Week 10, which should only bode well for Hill. The Titans passing defense is far from a scary unit on paper, as they finished the regular season ranked 24th allowing 255 passing yards per game while racking up a mediocre 43 sacks (T-13th). Finding a consistent pass rush has been a struggle for this team all season, but they did get to Lamar Jackson four times last week. These Titans edge rushers should be in for a challenge against stout Chiefs tackles this week though, and Patrick Mahomes is one of the more elusive quarterbacks in football. The real story here is Tennessee's secondary, which has been noted as a highly susceptible unit. They have allowed plenty of yards to be racked up against them on multiple occasions, including a season-high 446 yards from Mahomes back in Week 10 and 365 yards from Jackson last week. However, where this defense has excelled is through their playmaking ability, finishing tied with the eighth-most interceptions (14) in the season while racking up three interceptions during the postseason. Kevin Byard is one of the top safeties in football while slot cornerback Logan Ryan is having arguably the best season of his career. Outside cornerback Adoree Jackson is back from injury and playing well, while late-season addition Trumaine Brock is surprising many with his physical and relatively effective play. With that all said, this group will still have challenges containing the many weapons on this Chiefs offense. Even if they assign Byard to watch over Tyreek Hill, Travis Kelce can easily gash this team that has notably struggled to cover tight ends, giving up the seventh-most yards (916) to the position during the regular season. Both Hill and Kelce have distinct advantages in their matchups, so the Titans will definitely need a few big plays by this defense to have a chance at stopping the dynamic Chiefs passing attack.

Recent Stats and Projections

16 at CHI 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 -1 0 0 -0.1
17 vs LAC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
19 vs HOU 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 vs TEN PROJ-Tremblay * 0 0 * * * 0 * * * *
20 vs TEN PROJ-Bloom * 0 0 * * * 0 * * * *

Weekly Performance vs QB 1, QB 12, QB 24

Percentile ranks

Matt Moore's percentile rank in each category, among QB with more than 50 fantasy points.

Recent Game Summaries

2019 Week 9 vs MIN (25 / 35 / 275 / 1 / 0 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)

Matt Moore completed 25 of 35 passes for 275 yards and one touchdown in the Chiefs win over the Vikings on Sunday. This was an impressive performance from Moore, as he was not afraid to look down the field and throw his receivers open. Moore has the reputation of a game manager, but he was far from it in this one, although it does help when you have Tyreek Hill on the outside. Moore's only touchdown pass of the game came with the Chiefs facing a second and 10 from the Vikings 40 yard line. Moore took the snap under center and play-action faked to Damien Williams in the backfield. Moore then looked down the field to Hill, who was running a deep post route to the right sideline. Moore threw an absolute dime, dropping the ball to Hill's outside shoulder and out in front of him. Hill made a fantastic jumping and diving catch before rolling into the end zone for the 40 yard touchdown. Moore had several other fantastic throws, although one, to Sammy Watkins most sticks out in my mind. The Vikings had an aggressive pass rush all day, and on this one they got into the backfield quick were about to be all over Moore. Instead, Moore held firm in the pocket and completed his throwing motion without changing his delivery, despite the fact that he was guaranteeing the fact that he was going to get blasted by two defenders. The pass was out in front of Watkins who was running a crossing route to the left sideline. He made a fantastic one handed catch with a defender draped all over him. Moore's connection with Hill though was what kept the Chiefs in the game though, as Moore was able to complete a 30 yard pass while dead on the run to his right, which set up a Chiefs field goal to put them up by four points. Then with the Chiefs down by three late in the 4th quarter, Moore looked the Vikings pass rush in the face again and uncorked a deep ball to Hill that went for 41 yards. With as much pressure as the Vikings were putting on the Chiefs passing attack, Moore did a fantastic job "not seeing ghosts" and challenging the Vikings secondary every chance he got. With the game tied, and the Chiefs having one last chance to win the game, Moore was sacked on first down, bringing up a second and 21 from the Chiefs 44 yard line. Moore, showing the resiliency that only an 11 year backup can, then completed consecutive passes to Kelce and Hill for 17 and 13 yards, respectively. This set up a Harrison Butker 40 yard field goal to win the game, an improbable win for the Chiefs that improved their record to 6-3.

2019 Week 8 vs GB (24 / 36 / 267 / 2 / 0 pass, 1 / 3 / 0 rush)

Matt Moore completed 24 of 36 passes for 267 yards and two touchdowns in the Chiefs loss to the Packers on Sunday night. Moore played very well in this game and dueled with Aaron Rodgers for most of this game before the Chiefs were unable to get more than seven points out of their last four drives of the game. Moore is what he has always been, a capable backup who can keep an offense afloat if he has playmakers around him. Even so, the Chiefs are as talented at the skill positions as any team in the NFL, but they still couldn't overcome a very good team like the Packers without Mahomes making those players betters and put them in the best position to succeed. Moore's first touchdown was actually a thing of beauty from the veteran quarterback. With the Chiefs facing a first and 10 from the Packers 29 yard line, Moore took the snap out of the shotgun and faked a handoff to his receiver who was coming in motion across the formation, Moore then faked a delayed pitch to his running who was running through the center of the formation, Moore then lightly faded to his right before unleashing a high arching pass to Kelce running straight down the field. The pass play was originally designed to be straight down the middle of the field, but Moore put enough air under the ball to lead Kelce back to the right sideline. With Kelce being wide open, and adjusting very well to the pass, it was an easy 29 yard touchdown after Kelce caught the ball. While it was a great adjustment for Kelce, Moore made this play happen with two perfectly timed fakes, and then the wherewithal to lead his receiver to where the opening was, it was a very impressive play from an X and O's standpoint. Moore's second touchdown pass was much less so, as he got credited with a the score after dropping the ball in front of him in the shotgun to Hardman streaking across the formation. From there it was all Hardman, as the receiver outraced everyone to the endzone for a 30 yard touchdown. Moore's reign as starter may only last a week as Mahomes is trying to target next week for his return. Either way, Moore did enough to solidify himself as Mahomes top backup.

2019 Week 7 vs DEN (10 / 19 / 117 / 1 / 0 pass, 1 / -1 / 0 rush)

Matt Moore completed 10 of 19 passes for 119 yards and one touchdown with no interceptions, in relief of the injured Mahomes. Moore got a lot of help from the Chiefs defense, as he was only able to put up one touchdown and one field in nine offensive drives. Moore's only touchdown of the night came with the Chiefs facing a first and 10 from their own 43 yard line. Moore took the snap under center and play action faked the ball to McCoy in the backfield before a Broncos pass rush forced him to step up in the pocket. Hill ran a crossing pattern towards the right sideline and Moore was able to loft the ball up and over the defense as Hill curled his route up the field. From there it was all Hill's speed as he was able to outrun his defender without being touched for the 57 yard touchdown. The Chiefs offense is stacked with talent, but Mahomes is the reigning MVP for a reason. Moore will need the entire offense to step up in Mahomes absence in order for the Chiefs to stay atop the AFC standings.


Latest News

Chiefs | AFC Championship injury report for Chiefs (Fri Jan 17, 03:51 PM) - Kansas City Chiefs RB LeSean McCoy (illness), QB Matt Moore (illness) and DT Chris D. Jones (calf) were limited during practice Friday, Jan. 17, and are listed as questionable for the AFC Championship game. DT Khalen Saunders (knee), CB Morris Claiborne (shoulder), CB Kendall Fuller (knee), DE Tanoh Kpassagnon (neck), C Austin Reiter (wrist) and OG Andrew Wylie (ankle) fully participated in practice and are not on the injury report.

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Chiefs | Thursday injury report for Kansas City (Thu Jan 16, 05:34 PM) - Kansas City Chiefs QB Matt Moore (illness) and DT Chris Jones (calf) didn't participate in practice Thursday, Jan. 16. DT Khalen Saunders (knee), CB Morris Claiborne (shoulder), CB Kendall Fuller (knee), DE Tanoh Kpassagnon (neck), C Austin Reiter (wrist) and G Andrew Wylie (ankle) practiced in full.

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Chiefs | Wednesday practice report for Chiefs (Wed Jan 15, 05:21 PM) - Kansas City Chiefs RB LeSean McCoy (illness), QB Matt Moore (illness) and DT Chris D. Jones (calf) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Jan. 15. DT Khalen Saunders (knee), CB Morris Claiborne (shoulder), CB Kendall Fuller (knee), DE Tanoh Kpassagnon (neck), C Austin Reiter (wrist) and OG Andrew Wylie (ankle) fully participated in practice.

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