TE Tony Moeaki - Free Agent
|6-3, 245||Born: 6-8-1987||College: Iowa||Drafted: Round 3, pick 2010|
2015 Week 7 vs TEN (1 / 1 / 11 / 0 rec)
As long as Moeaki can stay healthy, which historically hasn't been for more than 5-6 games at a time, he offers Atlanta a reliable pass catcher. He got a first down on a play-action pass on his only target. He's not an advisable fantasy option unless the targets grow and Moeaki stays healthy.
2015 Week 17 vs NO (3 / 2 / 47 / 1 rec)
The tight end was targeted during the second series on a crossing route and he took a big hit as the ball arrived. A few plays later, he caught a 3rd and 1 play-action pass that was a check-down I the right flat for a first down. The following play, he scored on a long run after the catch up the sideline from a play-action drag route for 42 yards. In theory, Moeaki has the athletic ability and football skills to become a productive every-down playmaker, but his health history has been the limiting factor. If he can stay healthy or the Falcons can develop a plan to get high-leverage usage, there's promise to mine for 2016. It's probably best to remain skeptical.
2014 Week 11 vs KC (1 / 1 / 1 / 1 rec)
Moeaki, who recently signed to provide depth at tight end, scored against his former team. He was wide open for the short TD catch, as the Chiefs were caught stacking the goal line against Marshawn Lynch.
2014 Week 12 vs ARI (4 / 4 / 34 / 0 rec)
Moeaki was targeted on the Seahawks' first passing play. He caught the ball over the middle and ran strongly - and through a defender - for a 17 yard gain. He had another first down catch on a crossing pattern, and a couple of short ones. Don't go rushing to the waiver wire or anything, but Moeaki led the team in catches.
2014 Week 13 vs SF (2 / 1 / 63 / 0 rec)
Moeaki had the biggest play of the day for the Seahawks and he came up just short of the end zone. Russell Wilson had been scrambling madly and finally found the tight end, who then was able to not only stay in bounds but run 63 yards untouched until he was brought down just shy of the goal line.
2014 Week 14 vs PHI (3 / 1 / 15 / 0 rec)
The oft-injured veteran caught a floater on a crossing route with a leaping catch for a first down during the third series off a rollout to the right for a gain of 15. The rest of Moeaki's efforts of as a receiver were for naught. The first was a 2nd and 10 target thrown too wide of the left sideline while Russell Wilson felt pressure. The other was a crossing route to the right flat that the Eagles' safety nearly cut off for a pick-six, but dropped the ball. Moeaki continues to perform well with his limited opportunities, but Seattle still uses multiple tight ends in its offense.
2014 Week 15 vs SF (2 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Moeaki made a good effort on a low sideline throw but couldn't quite get it. Neither tight end was a part of the passing game against the 49ers.
2012 Week 1 vs ATL (6 / 3 / 37 / 0 rec)
Tony Moeaki had more yardage and more targets than Kevin Boss, but he hurt the team more than he helped. His drop of a third quarter Cassel pass really opened the flood gates when it bounced into the hands of the Falcons defender. His receptions were plays that would be made by most tight ends, where he was not tightly covered and Cassel made good throws.
2012 Week 2 vs BUF (4 / 1 / 9 / 0 rec)
Moeaki saw some time in 2-TE sets early but saw most of his action after starter Kevin Boss left the game with a head injury. Cassel had trouble hooking up with him, however, as several of the 4 targets thrown his way were off target and he finished with just 1 catch for 9 yards.
2012 Week 3 vs NO (3 / 2 / 12 / 0 rec)
Moeaki had two short catches underneath but was swarmed by defenders on both catches and unable to pick up additional yardage.
2012 Week 4 vs SD (4 / 3 / 18 / 0 rec)
Despite Matt Cassel hoisting up 42 pass attempts, Moeaki caught just three short passes in the game and none near the goal line. He wasn't a very active part of the gameplan for a second straight week, and Moeaki appears to be the fifth or sixth option at best in the passing game.
2012 Week 5 vs BAL (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
A complete non-factor, even in the absence of Kevin Boss. The Chiefs simply didn't throw the ball that often and Moeaki spent most of the day as a blocker.
2012 Week 6 vs TB (2 / 1 / 18 / 0 rec)
Moeaki did not see nearly as many targets as Steve Maneri, though he made an athletic snag on a low pass in the third quarter, turning it into an 18 yard gain and a first down.
2012 Week 8 vs OAK (8 / 4 / 57 / 0 rec)
Finishing with fifty-seven yards on four catches, Moeaki had his best game of the 2012 season against the Raiders. Leading all Chiefs in hurried checkdown targets from Brady Quinn and Matt Cassel, Moeaki proved to be a valuable contributor on offense as he routinely found openings up the seam. He did haul in a well-thrown twenty-yard strike from Cassel, but Moeaki's smoothest play came on a crucial third down with the Chiefs down by ten. In line to block, Moeaki spotted Cassel leaving the pocket and followed him down the field, releasing from the line of scrimmage. With Cassel on the run, Moeaki got open and caught a ten-yard pass to get the Chiefs a critical first down.
2012 Week 9 vs SD (0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Despite Kansas City's reliance on the short passing game, Moeaki didn't catch a single pass in the game and was never heard from after the opening kick.
2012 Week 10 vs PIT (6 / 3 / 68 / 0 rec)
Moeaki's first reception came on a hard play-action that freed him down the right sideline. He evaded the attempted tackle from Ryan Clark before continuing down the field. Moeaki dropped a pass on third down that would have converted for a first down deep in Chiefs' territory. He couldn't coral the football under pressure from Lawrence Timmons. Moeaki's second catch of the game came on the Chiefs' final drive when he came free over the middle and made a good diving reception. Moeaki caught a deep out straight after for a first down. Moeaki proved to be Matt Cassel's go-to-guy on the Chiefs' final drive, but when he caught an out route to put the Chiefs' in field goal range, he was hit with a very harsh pass interference call.
2012 Week 11 vs CIN (6 / 4 / 73 / 0 rec)
Moeaki led the team in receptions and yardage and did most of his damage in the seam. His first reception was a quick post and he hurdled a defender for a 22 yard gain. He made a great leaping catch in the seam in the second quarter and took a brutal hit but held on on nearly the same play in the 4th.
2012 Week 12 vs DEN (2 / 2 / 40 / 0 rec)
Moeaki's two catches were both wide open within five yards of the line of scrimmage and involved long runs with virtually no defenders in the area.
2012 Week 13 vs CAR (4 / 4 / 54 / 1 rec)
Tony Moeaki was the target of a pair of Brady Quinn play action passes in the first half as he reeled in a corner route for 20 yards and later, a 19-yard catch down the seam. Moeaki was also the target of a goal line play action shot that resulted in a touchdown. He managed to sneak behind the safety after a well-executed fake by Quinn.
2012 Week 14 vs CLE (2 / 1 / 10 / 0 rec)
Moeaki's only catch was a 10 yard grab underneath a very deep zone. He was hit immediately.
2012 Week 15 vs OAK (4 / 3 / 36 / 0 rec)
Tony Moeaki made a terrific catch on a hospital pass over the middle, reeling in the football over his shoulder as an onrushing safety tackled him in the midsection. He was targeted 10+ yards downfield in the fourth quarter on a couple of occasions late in the game as the Raiders went into a shell coverage, but he had little meaningful involvement overall, as the Chiefs' passing attack was nonexistent.
2012 Week 17 vs DEN (4 / 2 / 21 / 0 rec)
Moeaki led all Chiefs receivers with twenty-one yards receiving through the air on four targets. Denver had three running backs gain more yards on the ground. Quarterback Brady Quinn missed Moeaki when the tight end ran a drag route, uncovered, in the front of the end zone in what would have been an easy score. Quinn later overthrew Moeaki on a second quarter go route towards the Denver end zone. Moeaki has the football acumen and physical skills to be a solid pass-catching tight end, but the Chiefs need to improve at the quarterback position to fully realize Moeaki's value.
2010 Week 1 vs SD (4 / 3 / 21 / 1 rec)
The Chiefs rookie TE was a key component in their week 1 victory over the Chargers. He flashed some explosiveness in the contest and ended up leading the team in receptions and yards. Moeaki caught the lone KC TD pass (his 1st career TD) on a well designed and executed play action pass. He needs to prove he can stay healthy but he makes for a great dynasty stash in most leagues.
2010 Week 2 vs CLE (10 / 5 / 58 / 0 rec)
Rookie tight end Tony Moeaki continued to be a big part of what the Chiefs were trying to do on offense and at this point in time, he appears to be the strongest receiver value-wise on the offense. His six targets led the team and while there are surely better tight ends one could start, this kid is definitely someone to keep your eye on for the future.
2010 Week 3 vs SF (5 / 4 / 44 / 1 rec)
Moeaki was not targeted often, but his second half touchdown was a thing of beauty: a gorgeous one-hander thrown high and hard at the back of the end zone.
2010 Week 5 vs IND (4 / 4 / 50 / 0 rec)
Moeaki didn't get the most targets of any Chiefs receiver, but the tight end led the team in catches again. He took a huge hit to make a catch at full extension on the field goal drive at the end of the first half, and he found some openings in the defense to make catches downfield in the second half. He is the closest thing there is to a startable player in this meager pass offense.
2010 Week 6 vs HOU (3 / 2 / 21 / 0 rec)
Moeaki had two receptions Sunday against the Texans. He was also targeted on a deep pass down the left sideline but the ball was uncatchable. The Chiefs did not target Moeaki inside the redzone and the two short passes that resulted in touchdowns went to Mike Vrabel and Dwayne Bowe.
2010 Week 7 vs JAX (3 / 3 / 42 / 0 rec)
Tony Moeaki does exactly what is asked of him in this offense and he suits the system very well. When Cassel needs to get the ball out quickly, he invariably looks to Moeaki, who has the hands of a receiver and the body of a tight end. Moeaki made several nice catches in this game to keep the Chiefs offense on schedule. Moeaki's hands are soft and reliable, and Cassel will continue to go to him with increased regularity.
2010 Week 8 vs BUF (4 / 3 / 45 / 0 rec)
Moeaki is a very solid looking TE, who will continue to produce week in and week out. The reason? Cassell simply has no one else to throw to, aside from Bowe and the running backs. Moeaki has looked impressive for a rookie and runs his routes very well. In a conservative offense such as this one, Moeaki provides a much-needed reliable threat in the middle of the field.
2010 Week 9 vs OAK (9 / 6 / 63 / 0 rec)
Moeaki did a great job turning upfield quickly and running hard after his numerous short catches, and he could have had an even bigger day if he hadn't been tackled at the one on a red zone catch and overthrown by Cassel when he was open deep. Moeaki has borderline TE1 value and he will be quality option when the Chiefs are forced to throw more and come from behind.
2010 Week 10 vs DEN (3 / 1 / 34 / 0 rec)
Surprisingly poor fantasy day for Moeaki, as Cassel relied heavily on Bowe to get quick scores. Moeaki had a nice catch across the middle against a soft zone, but did little else and wasn't even targeted much as Cassel was forcing the ball down the field and ignoring short passes if possible.
2010 Week 12 vs SEA (2 / 1 / 6 / 1 rec)
It was a one catch, one touchdown day for Tony Moeaki as the big tight end hauled in a Matt Cassel pass in the end zone off a bootleg late in the fourth quarter to seal the game. Moeaki wasn't targeted in this game at all and that may be a testament to Cassel's relationship with Bowe along with how well the Chiefs ran the football.
2010 Week 13 vs DEN (7 / 4 / 54 / 0 rec)
Moeaki had a nice day catching a lot of underneath and short passes for first downs, displaying Cassel's trust in the rookie TE. Moeaki has displayed his terrific sure hands at catching everything. LB's have a tough time covering this huge target and he has quickness to turn their hips, leading to a nice chain mover for Cassel over the middle of the field with great yards after catch ability.
2010 Week 14 vs SD (2 / 2 / 13 / 0 rec)
Moeaki caught a couple of short passes over the middle, but like most Kansas City receivers he had a very minimal impact in the game. The Chiefs simply took no chances down the field, which hurt just about everyone.
2010 Week 15 vs STL (4 / 3 / 25 / 0 rec)
Moeaki showed great hands and toughness making catches in traffic and taking hits to secure the reception. If the Chiefs passed more, he could be a low-end TE1, and he should arrive closer to that level in the near future.
2010 Week 16 vs TEN (7 / 5 / 63 / 0 rec)
Moeaki has proven to be one of the most solid rookie TE's of 2010. He has solid speed, and runs great routes. With Charles' speed, and Bowe's playmaking ability, defenses simply can't matchup with all three, and when those two are covered, Moeaki makes the defenses play with big catches over the middle.
2010 Week 18 vs BAL (4 / 1 / 22 / 0 rec)
Moeaki nearly made a nice grab along the sideline for a big gain on the team's first possession. However, as he made the catch the top half of his body was knocked out of bounds before he could get his feet down inbounds for the catch. Moaki did manage to haul in a short reception that he rumbled with downfield in the second quarter that accounted for nearly one third of Kansas City's total passing yardage for the game.