WR David Moore - Seattle Seahawks
|6-1, 219||Born: 1-15-1995||College: East Central||Drafted: Round 7, pick 226 (2017)|
2018 Week 5 vs LAR (4 / 3 / 38 / 2 rec)
Moore sure made his first two NFL catches count, as they both went for touchdowns. First, he found pay dirt in the back of the end zone, hauling in a pass at the end of a broken play; on the second catch, he found himself near the goal line on a fly route, so far ahead of the defensive back that he still easily caught a slightly underthrown pass. They were his only targets, however, and he'd only received one target prior to this game, so it remains to be seen whether he is a one-week wonder or not. The other part of this equation is the production of Doug Baldwin, who was invisible this game, and Brandon Marshall, who could be on his way down the depth chart. Speculatively, Moore seems to have earned himself a look at the third WR role next week.
2018 Week 6 vs OAK (3 / 2 / 47 / 1 rec, 1 / 5 / 0 rush)
Moore has leapfrogged Brandon Marshall to become the clear number three wideout for the Seahawks. He did not disappoint, as one of his three catches was a touchdown. On that play, he showed excellent chemistry with Russell Wilson as Wilson, who had missed the long snap, recovered and found Moore heading into the end zone easily ahead of his man. Moore's use lacked volume, but he was involved early on, and was versatile enough to be included in the run game (jet sweep) and be given chances multiple times going deep (including showing great concentration on a 28 yard catch in tight coverage).
2018 Week 8 vs DET (4 / 4 / 97 / 1 rec)
Moore is turning out to be much more than a flash-in-the-pan receiver, having now totaled four TD's in his last three games. Against the Lions, he led the Seahawks in catches and receiving yards. His scoring catch was a nice feat of concentration as he had to turn around for the ball and bobbled it on his fingertips a couple of times before pulling it in as he crossed the goal line. He also caught a long pass that, had it not been underthrown, would have been another easy TD. He mostly lined up wide, while usual starter Doug Baldwin (who is playing with an injured knee), lined up most often in the slot.
2018 Week 9 vs LAC (7 / 2 / 16 / 0 rec)
Despite a couple of prime opportunities, Moore was unable to extend his TD streak to four games. He had two big chances in the end zone - one of which was on the final play, with a chance to take the game to OT - but both were tipped at the last second and though he could still make a play for the ball, ultimately, he couldn't handle either one. On one hand, Wilson's faith in Moore has never seemed higher; on the other, those are the sorts of plays that one might expect, say, a healthy Doug Baldwin to haul in on most days, so it's disappointing, and a bit of a reality check, to see that Moore is not quite there yet. Chalk it up to growing pains, and a tough opponent; the targets should continue.
2018 Week 10 vs LAR (3 / 1 / 16 / 0 rec)
Moore's one catch is a reflection of both his inconsistency, a game plan that clearly favors the ground game, and the simple fact that he is - at best - the third option for his QB. Early on, he had a chance downfield, but the pass was overthrown. With the game on the line, Russell Wilson found him on the sideline for a 16 yard gain, but throughout the game the QB looked far more often to Baldwin, Lockett, and even RB Mike Davis.
2018 Week 11 vs GB (8 / 4 / 57 / 0 rec)
Lockett started out as a weapon in the ground game, as the Seahawks tried to get in on the 'Jet Sweep' trend. Their version included a look back to the QB for a lateral pass, but Lockett saw he wasn't quite open and ran for a short gain instead. Later, Lockett impressed making a catch on a long comeback route in traffic. He also drew the Packers safety into a big pass interference call on a deep pass, in which he had clearly beaten the cornerback for the ball. No touchdowns on the day, which is what generally makes or breaks Lockett's fantasy score.
2018 Week 12 vs CAR (5 / 4 / 103 / 1 rec)
Moore had an outstanding day. His upside is always there, since Wilson like to target him on deep patterns. Though he's had a few inconsistent weeks lately, In Control might be the best way to describe his play against the Panthers. He was not only able to get wide open on a long sideline pass in the third quarter, but also managed to sidestep the tackle easily and gain more yards. He had one end zone chance that was overthrown; and, later in the game, he showed excellent concentration and patience as he calmly brought in his touchdown catch with the DB right in his face. When he's in that sort of 'Zen' state, as he seemed to be today, Moore looks very good indeed. His targets are not high, but he is getting prime scoring opportunities.
2018 Week 13 vs SF (0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Moore laid an egg in this one, which was disappointing after last week's 103-yard total. Blame it partly on a big lead and a run heavy offense, but Russell Wilson did manage to fire four touchdown passes on the day, and Moore wasn't a factor on any of them.
2018 Week 14 vs MIN (5 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Moore showed once again that he is not quite ready for prime time. While he has proven that he is a fine complementary piece of the offense, Moore is clearly not quite up for the clutch moments. He wasn't without his opportunities. First was a deep pass in which he had enough of a step on his man - underthrown, not his fault. A terrible drop on what should have been an easy first down on a slot slant pattern, which stalled a drive. And the icing on the cake: A beautiful TD catch, in stride, near the back of the end zone... with ... only one foot in bounds. Moore has talent, and value in this offense, but for every 'wow' game, there is also one of these. Consistency. Not there yet.
2018 Week 15 vs SF (3 / 1 / 9 / 0 rec)
Moore's woes continued, as he now has only one catch over the past three games. Meanwhile, Doug Baldwin seems to be back on track. Moore has had his moments this season, but overall has not been able to establish himself as a reliable starter. I think we can do the math here.
2018 Week 16 vs KC (3 / 1 / 7 / 0 rec)
As Lockett has slid down the depth chart with Baldwin's return to prominence, David Moore has slid even further into obscurity. He was targeted on a medium button hook, but had no separation, and therefore no chance at the ball. He had (yet another!) catch in the end zone, but was unable to come down in bounds; this has been a recurring theme over the past few games. On his lone catch, late in the game, he won a hard fought battle for a first down.