TE Foster Moreau - Oakland Raiders
|6-4, 253||Born: 5-6-1997||College: LSU||Drafted: Round 4, pick 2019|
Week 14: vs Tennessee Titans
FBG says: Neutral matchup. Derek Carr has thrown at least one interception in three straight games and has only three passing touchdowns in his last four outings. He had been playing decent football earlier in the season, but Carr is certainly beginning to falter when it matters most for this offense competing for a playoff spot. Tight end Darren Waller had a bounceback game last week as he led the team in targets (9) while hauling in seven of those for 100 yards--his third 100-yard game of the season. Waller has been the most reliable and consistent receiving option for the Raiders, especially considering the back-to-back sub-20 yard outings from top wide receiver Tyrell Williams. Williams had quite the touchdown streak going to start the season, but he has been held out of the end zone in five straight games while clearing 50 receiving yards just once since Week 9. The Titans defense continues to get hit with injuries, as it looks as if they will be without starting cornerback Adoree Jackson this week. Coming just a few weeks after losing their other outside cornerback, Malcolm Butler, this will be a tough loss for the Titans to absorb. They signed cornerback Tramaine Brock to add depth, but he had not played particularly well for a bottom-ranked Cardinals passing defense while the Titans' other outside cornerbacks LeShaun Sims and Tye Smith have not been particularly effective. Slot man Logan Ryan has been playing well though, and safety Kevin Byard is continuing to have another Pro Bowl-caliber season--which should certainly help in coverage against Darren Waller when he is not looked after by Ryan. The Titans defensive line has found some recent consistency rushing the passer with at least three sacks in four of their last five games, but this Raiders offensive line is allowing pressure at one of the lowest rates in football while giving up the second-fewest sacks (18) this season. Even with that recent production on the defensive line, this Titans secondary looks depleted enough for the Raiders passing offense to have a decent shot at bouncing back from what has been a rough past few weeks.
Recent Stats and Projections
Weekly Performance vs TE 1, TE 12, TE 24
Foster Moreau's percentile rank in each category, among TE with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2019 Week 11 vs CIN (2 / 2 / 8 / 1 rec)
You will rarely see a guy as wide open as Foster Moreau was on his 2-yard touchdown catch. He lined up to the right and slid through traffic away from the motion of the play. No Bengal defender was within 20 yards of him.
2019 Week 9 vs DET (2 / 1 / 3 / 1 rec)
Moreau was only targeted twice but both were in the red zone. Carr targeted him just shy of the end zone on a wheel route but it was very well covered. Later, the two were able to hook up for a 3-yard touchdown. The Lions dropped 8 guys into coverage but Moreau was still able to find a hole in the zone for the easy completion.
2019 Week 8 vs HOU (2 / 1 / 10 / 0 rec)
Moreau caught it short over the middle and then turned upfield and pushed a pair of defenders back for a 10-yard gain.
2019 Week 7 vs GB (3 / 2 / 24 / 1 rec)
Moreau had another strong game. He played 48% of the snaps, which was more than all but one of the wide receivers. He caught a 10-yard touchdown on a pick play from an interesting formation. The Raiders came out with three tight ends but had all three of them split out as wide receivers on the same side of the field. Moreau was next to Waller in the slot. Waller ran a rub route to free up Moreau, who caught the ball just shy of the end zone and made an athletic dive to extend the ball across the goal line.
2019 Week 5 vs CHI (5 / 4 / 46 / 0 rec)
Moreau was one of the Raiders' better offensive players against the Bears. He played a career-high 62% of the snaps and led the team in receptions and receiving yards. He made a key 5-yard catch on 3rd-and-3 in the red zone to keep the chains moving and set up a touchdown. The Raiders lined up with three tight ends and Moreau was able to catch the ball on a short curl route and fall forward for the first down. Three of his four receptions came in the fourth quarter. The Raiders lined up in a goal line formation on 3rd-and-1 near midfield and Moreau was able to slip back across the middle and take advantage of a busted coverage for a 23-yard catch and run. He made what may have been the play of the game for Oakland to set up the game-winning touchdown. Despite a linebacker running right with him, he made a leaping grab, showing great extension to catch the ball with his hands for a 16-yard gain at the Bears 2-yard line.
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