WR Lance Moore - Free Agent
|5-11, 184||Born: 8-31-1983||College: Toledo||Drafted: ---|
2015 Week 1 vs SD (2 / 1 / 22 / 0 rec)
Involved in stat line for only one reception, Lance Moore caught a tough crossing route for 22 yards across the middle of the field.
2015 Week 2 vs MIN (6 / 3 / 14 / 0 rec)
Lance Moore was again stat-line-eligible with a handful of catches for minimal yards. He also notched a fumble as he was stripped on his way to the turf following a reception.
2015 Week 3 vs DEN (3 / 2 / 10 / 0 rec)
Lance Moore provided to be useful at moving the ball again in week three. Although his involvement was minimal, he continues to be productive with what he is given, catching both of his targets on Sunday.
2015 Week 4 vs SEA (3 / 2 / 21 / 0 rec)
Lance Moore's role has been consistently minimal. He made the stat line with two grabs, one of which was in a critical 3rd down situation where he was utilized on a fake screen pass to Abdullah, which was unfortunately one of the most unique plays run by Detroit in the game.
2015 Week 5 vs ARI (8 / 6 / 55 / 1 rec)
Lance Moore saw a slight uptick in action with Orlovsky and a pass heavy offense on the field. Four out of his five catches came in the fourth quarter. His other lone reception came in the first half from Stafford on an 8 yard route for a touchdown.
2015 Week 6 vs CHI (6 / 5 / 106 / 1 rec)
Largely a token "one catch, stat line receiver", Lance Moore was a fundamental component against the Chicago Bears defense. Things started early for Moore when he took his first reception 20 yards for a touchdown. While Moore only caught one pass per quarter, they were either long plays for gobs of yardage or critical situations where he stepped up. In the second quarter with the Detroit offense losing momentum, Stafford found Moore on a 40 yard crossing route and shifted the advantage in Detroit's favor. Late in the 4th quarter, a short slant to Moore helped Detroit secure a first down on their way to the end zone. A savvy veteran on the field, Moore's experience was utilized against Chicago.
2015 Week 7 vs MIN (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Coming off back to back touchdown games, the last of which was accompanied by a 106 yard receiving effort, one might have expected a little more from Moore this week. But after amassing 14 targets in two games, Moore fell to earth and went splat. His one target was low and Moore couldn't scoop it off the turf.
2015 Week 8 vs KC (3 / 3 / 29 / 1 rec)
Used on two short routes, Lance Moore found a ways to help the Detroit offense. In the fourth quarter Moore scored Detroit's only touchdown on a hard fought catch and run for 21 yards.
2015 Week 10 vs GB (6 / 3 / 29 / 1 rec)
Lance Moore continued his equally consistent and imperative role on this offense this week against Green Bay. The first catch of the day went in Moore's direction for a 10 yard gain. Later in the third quarter, he managed a 15 yard gain on a post route. Finally, to help Detroit secure the lead, Moore executed a nice quick slant on the 4 yard line for a touchdown catch from Stafford. His precise route and acceleration gave him an initial step on the defender and allowed for the score.
2015 Week 11 vs OAK (2 / 1 / 21 / 0 rec)
Targeted twice on the day, Lance Moore pulled in a 21 yard reception on a corner route. He was covered well on his second target, and unable to make the catch.
2015 Week 12 vs PHI (1 / 1 / 14 / 0 rec)
Lance Moore caught his lone target on the day, an 18 yard gain on an out route to the right.
2015 Week 15 vs NO (1 / 1 / 10 / 0 rec)
Garnering his first catch in several games, Lance Moore was targeted by Stafford on a well-run bootleg to the right for a 10 yard gain.
2015 Week 16 vs SF (1 / 1 / 6 / 0 rec)
Stafford targeted Lance Moore on a short 6 yard pass, his fourth game in a row with one catch.
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.
2014 Week 7 vs HOU (2 / 2 / 12 / 1 rec)
Moore made the most of his limited time (35% of offensive snaps) on the field in Week 7. He was targeted only twice, but caught both passes in his direction. At the end of the 2nd quarter, Moore was on the receiving end of an Antonio Brown touchdown pass; it was a designed trick play where Brown was tossed the ball on a sweep, but Brown reversed direction and eventually found Moore in the endzone, who was open on a crossing route.
2014 Week 8 vs IND (3 / 2 / 33 / 0 rec)
Lance Moore played ~ 25% of the Steelers' offensive snaps and caught 2 passes for 33 yards in his time on the field. He caught a key 26-yard pass on 2nd and 17 in the 1st quarter that eventually led to a Martavis Bryant touchdown; his other reception was a short 7-yarder in that same drive.
2014 Week 9 vs BAL (1 / 1 / 4 / 0 rec)
Lance Moore played minimally (14 out of 72 snaps) and caught his only target, a 4-yard reception late in the second quarter.
2014 Week 10 vs NYJ (2 / 2 / 28 / 0 rec)
Lance Moore played limitedly (18 of 66 offensive snaps) and caught his only 2 targets for 28 total yards.
2014 Week 11 vs TEN (1 / 1 / 15 / 0 rec)
Lance Moore caught his only target on a 'hot read' from Ben Roethlisberger late in the game; Moore caught the short pass and took it for another 12 yards to pick up a total of 15 on the play.
2014 Week 13 vs NO (5 / 2 / 13 / 0 rec)
Due to the gamescript, Lance Moore played a season-high 49 snaps and saw most of his action in the second half of the game. Moore was targeted 5 times, but caught only 2 passes; both passes were instrumental, however, as they resulted in first downs on drives that enabled subsequent Steelers' scores. Two of his other targets came in the redzone late in the game, but neither pass was well-placed by Ben Roethlisberger, which negated any chance at a touchdown for Moore. Despite his increased involvement in this game, Moore's fantasy value remains minimal because he is the last option in the passing game and his playing time will be limited in games where the Steelers are not being blown out.
2014 Week 14 vs CIN (2 / 1 / 29 / 0 rec)
Lance Moore played limitedly (22 of 73 offensive snaps) and was targeted only twice by Ben Roethlisberger. Moore's sole catch came out of the left slot early in the second quarter, when he found open space and picked up 29-yards on the play.
2013 Week 1 vs ATL (4 / 2 / 23 / 0 rec)
Lance Moore was not featured heavily and was not effective on the day. He was able to make two grabs on his four targets. His first catch went for 16 yards on the Saints first offensive play. He only managed one more catch on the day for another seven yards. He did have a fifth target, but offensive holding wiped out that play.
2013 Week 2 vs TB (4 / 1 / 15 / 0 rec)
Lance Moore was another victim of Jimmy Graham's monster evening, catching only one pass for the night. He was clearly fourth or fifth in the Saints pecking order for receiving targets against a greatly improved Bucs defense.
2013 Week 3 vs ARI (3 / 1 / 6 / 0 rec)
WR Lance Moore had another extremely quiet game as he managed only three targets and one catch for 6 yards. He did draw a pass interference call to convert a first down and was also targeted in the end zone, but the pass was overthrown by Brees and intercepted.
2013 Week 8 vs BUF (4 / 3 / 34 / 1 rec)
Lance Moore returned to the field after missing the previous three games. His first target went for a 15-yard TD. He started in motion and beat single coverage as he turned back across the middle, The coverage was tight and the defensive back cut in front of Moore, just a second too late. Moore's next target was also completed and gained nine yards moving the team into the red zone. He was only targeted once more, but again made the reception.
2013 Week 9 vs NYJ (10 / 6 / 70 / 0 rec)
Lance Moore was sensational early, having two targets on the Saints initial drive, first beating Allen for a gain of 11 yards. That catch was spectacular as he initially bobbled the ball, but was able to hold on through a crushing hit from Allen. His next catch came after a Houdini like move by Brees to escape a heavy rush and find Moore open deep for a gain of 25 yards. He had three more first quarter targets, but only caught one for a short gain of 6 yards for a first down. Moore caught his first target in the 3rd quarter, but for only a short gain of 5 yards. His next reception was a nice catch that came up just short of converting a first down, which turned out to be significant as the next two plays failed to pick up the first down. He caught his next target gaining 13 yards, but failed to make a catch on any of his last two targets as the Saints failed in their comeback bid.
2013 Week 10 vs DAL (2 / 1 / 14 / 0 rec)
Moore caught one pass one the game, a come-back pattern for a gain of 14 yards and a first down, converting a long 3rd and 12 to go.
2013 Week 11 vs SF (4 / 3 / 23 / 0 rec)
Lance Moore was targeted on the second drive on a short pass that would have converted the first down, but dropped the ball as the defender converged on the play. Moore had another reception in the 3rd quarter but was hit immediately for a gain of only 2 yards. Moore caught a deep out pattern for a gain of 16 yards and a first down as the Saints drove to tie the game.
2013 Week 12 vs ATL (2 / 2 / 22 / 0 rec)
Moore caught a short flat route in the second offensive series for the Saints, gaining five yards. He didn't see another target until the end of the half, earning 14 over the middle as time expired. Including these two plays, the best thing Moore did in this game was block safety Thomas DeCoud in the left flat on a 2nd and seven Pierre Thomas run for 18 yards. The block opened the flat for the back to get the first down.
2013 Week 13 vs SEA (2 / 2 / 12 / 0 rec)
Lance Moore caught a couple of underneath routes, the second one converting a first down for the Saints.
2013 Week 14 vs CAR (4 / 3 / 40 / 0 rec)
Lance Moore was targeted twice in a row on the Saints initial scoring drive. He was open in the end zone on the first play, but Mike Mitchell closed right as the pass from Brees arrived and the pass fell incomplete. Moore was open in the middle on the next play and lunged for a gain of 8 yards and a first down and goal to go. He caught two more passes on the night.
2013 Week 15 vs STL (7 / 6 / 78 / 0 rec)
Lance Moore caught his first pass on an out route for a gain of 4 yards. He later caught a TD pass, but the play was overturned by an offensive penalty. Brees threw a little high to Moore for what would have been a big play and a first down, but Moore was hit hard just after the pass arrived and he dropped the ball. Moore was used often in the 4th quarter hurry-up offense. He seemed to always be open and caught 3 passes for 33 yards and two first downs on the Saints last TD drive. Moore was also key to the team moving the ball on their final drive, getting open twice and catching both passes for 30 and 11 yards and two first downs.
2013 Week 16 vs CAR (3 / 3 / 47 / 0 rec)
Moore had only one target in the first half, a back shoulder throw that Moore appeared to break back late. He was bailed out as pass interference was called giving the Saints a first down. Moore was wide open on a deep in pattern and made the catch for 13 yards and a first down on the Saints initial 3rd quarter possession, but then was not targeted until the final possession. He made consecutive catches as the defense played deep allowing underneath completions. Those two plays gained 35 yards and two first downs, but the Saints failed to score.
2013 Week 17 vs TB (5 / 4 / 73 / 1 rec)
Moore worked out of the slot often on Sunday against the Saints. He caught a touchdown from Brees on a streak route from the slot in which he torched man to man coverage down the seam, and made the grab as the defensive back couldn't match his speed off the line of scrimmage. The Bucs failed to jam Moore at the line of scrimmage, which given his size could have neutralized him a great deal. Moore was targeted a total of 5 times throughout the game, second most only to Colston. Despite starting the season slow, Moore finished strong. He looked quick in and out of breaks and hauled in all but one of his targets.
2013 Week 18 vs PHI (4 / 2 / 31 / 1 rec)
Lance Moore was targeted on perhaps Brees' worst pass of the game. Moore was crossing the middle and was open, but DeMeco Ryans undercut the route by sliding out from the middle of the field for the easy interception. Moore made his first reception on a short route where he set down just beyond the first down marker for a gain of 7 yards and a first down. Three plays later he appeared to be the third option running a delay drag route across the middle and was wide open. He caught the pass and made a nice move downfield to score a 24 yard TD, the only passing TD by Brees in the game. He was targeted again late in the game, but the pass was more of a throw away by Brees under pressure and was well underthrown.
2013 Week 19 vs SEA (5 / 2 / 20 / 0 rec)
Moore had his first target early in the 2nd quarter. The pass sailed way over his head incomplete. His next target came late in the 3rd quarter and Moore was open, but the pass was thrown well wide by Brees. His next target came as the Saints drove for their first TD. Moore was open on a drag route and gained 9 yards giving the Saints a 1st and goal to go. He caught another pass on the Saints next scoring drive short across the middle for a gain of 11 yards and a first down. Later that same drive, he caught a pass that would have gotten the Saints inside the ten-yard line, but Moore was called for offensive pass interference overturning the catch.
2012 Week 1 vs WAS (10 / 6 / 120 / 1 rec)
No doubt benefiting from Robert Meacham electing free agency this offseason, Moore made the most of his playing time against the Redskins. Seeing a majority of snaps in the slot, Moore led the Saints in receiving yards with one hundred and twenty. On fourth-and-ten, with the game slipping out of control, Moore ran a wheel route and hauled in a Drew Brees pass for a thirty-three yard touchdown. The Saints featured Moore primarily as Brees's intermediate receiving option, and the veteran receiver looks poised to have his biggest year yet for New Orleans.
2012 Week 2 vs CAR (5 / 2 / 30 / 0 rec)
Lance Moore let his quarterback down with a red zone drop on an out pattern that could have been a touchdown, and was scarcely involved the remainder of the game. Moore did catch a nice comeback route on the sideline, but the only reason he had a chance was Brees' arm strength. The cornerback had good coverage and drove on the pass, and it could have been batted down. Moore's performance is not indicative of what it could be going forward, but the Saints' emphasis on the ground game could dampen his value a bit.
2012 Week 3 vs KC (7 / 4 / 70 / 1 rec)
Moore's touchdown on the opening drive was a thing of beauty. He ran an excellent route to get space and then showed good hands on the bullet from Brees. Moore also did an excellent job shielding the defender from the ball with his body on his 34 yard reception in the third quarter. The one negative from Moore was a bad drop on a short pass in overtime that would have given the Saints a little breathing room as they were positioned on their own two.
2012 Week 4 vs GB (15 / 7 / 67 / 0 rec)
Lance Moore is clearly the second best on the team and it's not close. He posted a solid PPR line of 7 catches and 67 yards, which was on par with Jimmy Graham's stat line on the night. Moore seemed to be a popular target for Brees in critical situations, as all but one of his catches resulted in first downs, with several third down conversions and one fourth down conversion as well. One observation to note about Moore is how much he catches with his body as opposed to his hands. Perhaps it was just this game, but he let one or two passes fall incomplete that would have likely been catches had he not waited that split second longer for the ball to reach him. I counted a couple occasions where Moore missed a catch with his body, then on his very next target, would complete a catch using his hands. Regardless, Moore is showing that he'll be a capable WR3 plugin on most weeks.
2012 Week 7 vs TB (10 / 9 / 121 / 0 rec)
Nobody can completely replace Jimmy Graham, but Lance Moore certainly put on a good display in his absence. Moore's first reception came on third and short when Drew Brees rolled out of the pocket to his side and he caught a quick out route with a defender on him. Moore's second reception came over the middle on third and 10. Moore caught the ball for the first down with a bunch of defenders around him. He followed that up with a similar reception on first and 10 to start the next drive. Moore was definitely being used to replace Jimmy Graham over the middle. Brees and Moore were connecting well at this point as Brees threw a beautiful looped pass over a defender to hit Moore running a deep in route. Moore caught the ball between defenders for the first down on third and long again. All of Moore's receptions were coming over the middle as he caught a slant pass on third and four, with a defender on his back, for a first down. On that play Moore came from the right side of the offense, a few plays later on the same drive, he did exactly the same thing in exactly the same situation from the left side of the offense. Having repeatedly beaten defenders inside, Moore finally caught a pass outside the numbers. Left in single coverage with EJ Biggers, Moore caught a backshoulder throw deep down the left sideline. Moore's biggest reception of the day went for 35 yards when he was wide open down the right sideline after play action and Drew Brees' manipulated the defense with pump fakes.
2012 Week 8 vs DEN (6 / 3 / 25 / 0 rec)
Moore was on the periphery of this game for the most part. At times he struggled to gain separation when Brees looked his way and as a result only managed two receptions for very little yardage before a catch on third-and-20 during garbage time.
2012 Week 9 vs PHI (2 / 2 / 61 / 0 rec)
Lance Moore should have had a 100-yard game. Despite racking up two big plays for 61 yards, Moore was held on two additional deep seam routes that would have went for large gains. Penalties were called on each occurrence, but his stat line suffered. When he wasn't held, Moore delivered big plays in big moments. During his team's first drive, Drew Brees found Moore down the seam for a 38-yard gain on a key third down. Moore adjusted to the ball, displaying impressive body control before making an acrobatic catch. During his team's sixth drive, Brees once again found Moore down the seam on a key third-down for a 23-yard gain. This play set-up Jimmy Graham's eventual touchdown catch.
2012 Week 10 vs ATL (9 / 7 / 91 / 0 rec)
Moore had a solid day in the slot for the Saints, leading the team in targets, with nine. He caught seven passes for ninety-one yards, including a leaping, one-handed grab in midair for twenty-nine yards, an absolutely phenomenal exhibition of skill and will. Moore showed a knack for finding holes in the Falcons' coverage, even though Atlanta did a decent job of covering him defensively. In the second quarter, Drew Brees was nearly intercepted on a deep go route pass to Moore, and in the third quarter, Falcons cornerback Asante Samuel batted away another pass intended for Moore, so the coverage on Moore was quite tight. The seven-year veteran continues to provide Drew Brees with an intermediate passing game option that he can trust without reservation.
2012 Week 11 vs OAK (3 / 2 / 53 / 2 rec)
Moore only received three targets, catching just two of them, but both went for TDs. Facing a 3rd and 13, Moore was surprisingly (well, maybe not considering it was the Raiders) able to sneak behind the coverage. Not his first option on the play, Brees progressed to Moore and delivered a strike in the end zone for the 38-yard TD. Looking a lot like his first catch, Moore again snuck behind the coverage and Brees delivered a perfect strike to the WR in the end zone, this time for 15 yards. It is hard to imagine a more blah two TD game, but Moore was essentially uninvolved with the exception to his two catches. They just both happen to go for TDs. Like the rest of the passing offense, a successful running game mixed with a sustained lead meant the Saints didn't have to open much up.
2012 Week 12 vs SF (6 / 3 / 61 / 0 rec)
Moore's first catch was a quick slant, and the timing between Moore and Brees was spot on for the play to work. Later in the first half, Brees overthrew Moore in the end zone, but the wide receiver was double covered. Not until the second half was Moore really able to make a significant difference in the passing game. On the second drive of the second half, Brees threw a deep bomb to Moore, who was wrapped up by the corner. Nevertheless, Moore was able to disengage from the corner and readjust to the deep ball, leaping and securing the catch so that the eventual pass-interference call became a moot point. Two plays later, Moore picked up a defensive holding penalty in the end zone. He was thrown to on the play after, and even though Moore had good body position on the defender at the goal line, Brees threw an inaccurate ball and the two were unable to connect. In the 4th quarter, Brees threw another quick slant to Moore, but this time three San Francisco defenders converged and slammed Moore's head, forcing a fumble, but Moore was called down by contact and New Orleans kept the ball.
2012 Week 13 vs ATL (11 / 7 / 123 / 0 rec)
Moore somehow caught his first reception deep down the middle against a tampa two defense with a linebacker on his shoulder. Moore adjusted excellently to the football and rose above the linebacker to catch the ball with a safety hitting him from behind. Another deep ball down the middle, but this time a much easier reception, went Moore's way late in the second quarter. Moore adjusted to the football in the air again before absorbing a hit as he landed on the ground. His third reception was relatively short as he caught a curl route against off coverage before running down the sideline for 13 yards and a first down. On first and goal from the seven, Moore ran a lucious route and was wide open in the endzone, but he dropped the football inexplicably. On a deep comeback route, Moore got six to seven yards of separation to make a 13 yard reception for a first down. Moore slid down to make an eight yard reception for a first down, in front of a defender on third and five. Moore caught a 15 yard pass over the middle for a first down on second and 10. After Michael Turner's late fumble, Moore caught a 20 yard pass over the middle between two defenders.
2012 Week 14 vs NYG (4 / 1 / 26 / 0 rec)
Lance Moore only had one catch on Sunday as Brees spread the ball around very well. Brees also was forced to take many check downs due to the defense of NYG and this decreased the opportunities for his WRs like Moore. Moore's teammate WR, Morgan, also had somewhat of a breakout game and stole some attention from Moore. Moore's only catch came on a crossing pattern, finding the open spot in the zone defense and hauling in a perfectly thrown pass from QB Brees. Moore had a shot at a catch late in the game in garbage time but dropped it.
2012 Week 15 vs TB (5 / 4 / 42 / 1 rec)
Moore was third on the team in targets with five and second in catches with four, but like the rest of the passing offense was hurt both by Brees' propensity to spread the ball and game script. Moore's longest catch went for 16 yards and came on the Saints' 2nd TD drive. Moore ran a deep post, elevated between the coverage and made a nice grab to get the offense inside the Tampa 10-yard line. Moore also had a TD catch, coming just before halftime. Nothing spectacular, Moore went just beyond the goal line before curling up. Brees looked off the coverage before coming back to Moore for the seven-yard TD.
2012 Week 16 vs DAL (5 / 4 / 30 / 1 rec)
Lance Moore's biggest play of the day came on a 6 yard touchdown. Moore beat his defensive back with a double move and then dove into the endzone. The other nice play Moore had was a 13 yard catch on a slant route where he displayed very nice acceleration off the snap. However, with other Saints receivers finding so much free room in the middle of the field, Moore simply wasn't a huge part of the game plan on this day.
2012 Week 17 vs CAR (6 / 4 / 121 / 0 rec)
Lance Moore pulled off a ridiculously impressive 51-yard catch to electrify the Superdome crowd. Falling backwards onto the turf, Moore extended his arms and cradled a Brees pass before it hit the ground - all of this happened after Moore had been illegally contacted by a defensive back. Moore looked very smooth in his routes and was a consistent threat in the intermediate range of the field. Moore was the recipient of a couple of Brees' threaded needle passes and looked solid throughout.
2011 Week 2 vs CHI (4 / 1 / 6 / 0 rec)
Moore caught a quick slant on the 2nd drive of the game and that was about all he did for the afternoon. he had a few sporadic targets but this is not the Lance Moore we are used to seeing. He was probably playing on guts due to the injury to Colston right now. Look for his numbers to increase in the coming weeks but right now you probably want to look elsewhere on your roster until Moore shows he is all the way recovered form his preseason injury.
2011 Week 3 vs HOU (9 / 9 / 88 / 1 rec)
After only being thrown to one in the first half, Moore became the go to guy for Drew Brees down the stretch as Brees picked on cornerback Kareem Jackson. Moore completely dominated a fourth quarter series, catching passes on four of the six plays including for his touchdown. He followed this up by catching his first of a pair of two-point conversions. His pass routes were generally short, with most of his receptions covering less than ten yards in the air. Moore caught all of the passes thrown his way, the extra two targets are on the two-point conversions that don't appear in his reception total.
2011 Week 4 vs JAX (6 / 5 / 50 / 0 rec)
Lance Moore caught 5 balls but for only medium gains and he was little more than chain mover for the Saints as Sproles and Graham stole the show with Brees. Moore is very dependable to get open and catch the ball well but is easily forgotten in this offense with the myriad of receiving threats Brees has to work with.
2011 Week 5 vs CAR (6 / 3 / 30 / 0 rec)
Lance Moore could have had a much bigger day statistically. Brees uncharacteristically missed him deep when Moore found himself wide open for a touchdown running a seam route out of the right slot. Moore drew a pass interference penalty on a similar route at another point in the first half. Moore played well overall, producing for his quarterback when called upon, including a perfect hitch route for 13 yards when the offense needed 12 to keep the chains moving. Moore played his part in the carousel of Saints receivers, but Jimmy Graham was the real apple of Brees' eye.
2011 Week 6 vs TB (3 / 2 / 46 / 0 rec)
He didn't have his 1s target until 4:00 were left in the 3rd quarter. He is not a major part of the offense when they have Colston, Graham, and Sproles that they want to get the ball to so Moore is at best the 4th option in the passing game right now. he did make a terrific catch up the left sideline for a 40 yard gain but outside of that he was largely not targeted most of the day.
2011 Week 7 vs IND (4 / 3 / 44 / 0 rec)
Moore is still an explosive, as well as reliable, option in the passing game for New Orleans, but his upside is very limited because of the wealth of weapons at Brees' disposal. He's probably the 3rd option in the passing game at best, but has the potential to make big plays and to be a go-to guy when defenses try to take away Colston and Graham.
2011 Week 8 vs STL (9 / 7 / 74 / 1 rec)
Moore had two early catches, one of which was over the middle on third and long, but the defense closed fast and he wasn't able to pass the first down marker. Throughout the game, Moore was the Saints most reliable receiver, catching 8 of his 10 targets. Even so, Brees seemed reluctant to throw to him, and was almost always the third, fourth, or fifth look on passing plays. His garbage time score was a good catch on a low thrown ball over the middle at the goal line. Brees clearly trusts him, but based on Brees stubborn habit of looking for Colston and Graham first in any situation, it doesn't look like he'll pass them in the pecking order for targets anytime soon.
2011 Week 9 vs TB (3 / 3 / 20 / 1 rec)
Lance Moore had a couple of short receptions on shallow crossing routes and settling down in the middle of the Tampa-2 zone defense. However, his most impressive play was the individual effort on his touchdown reception. Moore skied for the Brees pass which was placed perfectly - high and in the corner on the fade route in the red zone. Moore fought off the DB's attempt to strip the football and landed in bounds.
2011 Week 10 vs ATL (3 / 1 / 28 / 0 rec)
Lance Moore did have a deep target from Brees but the pass was nowhere near him. He also had a pass negated by a penalty. Moore did manage to haul in a nice corner pattern for his QB however. This game was dominated by Colston and Graham and Moore could do little but watch as Brees looked for big plays from his top two targets. He will have a bigger role in games where the explosive play is not there for the Saints as he is still a reliable possession WR with above average quickness and hands to get open.
2011 Week 12 vs NYG (7 / 5 / 54 / 2 rec)
Lance Moore had few catches but really made them count on Monday as he proves he still has great chemistry with QB Brees. Moore caught a short out pattern near the goal line, used his agility to gain huge separation from his DB and turned it upfield for the short score. He could have had another touchdown in the first half but Brees just missed him down the field. Moore caught another pass down the middle of the field, just splitting the defense and showing great quickness with his separation from DB's. Moore beat the NYG zone defense again near the goal line on a similar touchdown play, simply catching a short pass and turning it upfield between NYG defenders for his second score. Moore has better quickness than pure speed but Brees trusts him and he's always been a redzone threat despite his size.
2011 Week 13 vs DET (3 / 2 / 23 / 1 rec)
Moore didn't get a lot of looks in this one, only catching 2 passes. But his ability to hold onto the endzone strike of Brees, despite getting nailed by two defenders, showed why he plays a valuable role on this squad. The 20 yard catch was huge, and made up for his lack of receptions the rest of the day.
2011 Week 15 vs MIN (6 / 5 / 91 / 2 rec)
Moore ended up scoring the TD originally earmarked for Robert Meachem, scoring from 5 yards out a few plays after the Meachem TD was wiped out. He got inside position on a slant route and jumped up to make the catch over his head. Moore made a big catch late in the first half, picking up 22 yards and then another picking up 11 on 3rd down to keep their final scoring drive of the half alive. He and Brees made their second TD connection look like an offense-only walk-through, as Brees took advantage of great protection and found Moore wide open, and he walked in with a 47-yard TD.
2011 Week 16 vs ATL (3 / 2 / 53 / 0 rec)
Down graded late in the week is never a good sign but Lance Moore started out strong and looked poised for very productive evening looking as good as his Christmas colored ankle tape. Early on Moore was able to get open deep in the seems of the Falcons defense, but on his 2nd reception while turning up field to gain another large chunk of yardage and possibly score Moore's hamstring flared up again causing the talented slot receiver to watch the remainder of the game from the sidelines.
2010 Week 1 vs MIN (4 / 3 / 23 / 0 rec)
This was just the type of game that Lance Moore owners were hoping to see after an injury riddled 2009 season. Moore was the recipient of two early targets on the Saints first two opening drives, the only fluent drives of the night. In the 3rd quarter, following his third reception, he lost his helmet and came up smiling and nodding his head in exuberant fashion. It's good to see Lance excited about playing football again. It'll be interesting to see how the Saints work him into the offense going forward.
2010 Week 3 vs ATL (7 / 6 / 149 / 2 rec)
In addition to having perhaps the best game of his career and almost single-handedly keeping the Saints in the game through his receiving efforts, Moore came thiiiiiiiiis close to a punt return touchdown early in the first quarter. Moore no doubt had such a great day due to the defensive secondary focusing primarily on taking Marques Colston out of the game (which they did) and hoping Moore wouldn't beat them single-handedly (which he pretty much did). Moore showed great route-running and speed and was consistently open with no one within arm's length of him on the majority of his catches. In this game Moore basically looked like a Devery Henderson with good hands and thanks to his breakout performance he should fast become one of Drew Brees' more favored targets once again. Whether he can do this week-in-and-week-out again like he did when Reggie Bush was out in 2008, however, remains to be seen.
2010 Week 4 vs CAR (8 / 5 / 37 / 1 rec)
Moore didn't get behind the defense this week, but he did catch one short TD on a screen pass, and fumbled away another at the goal line. It is important to note that Brees went back to Moore for the TD after he lost the first one, so there is no trust issues between the two. Moore got another unsuccessful screen pass target in the red zone later in the game and generally functioned as a safety valve for Brees with Reggie Bush on the sidelines. He has ten touchdowns in the eight games he's played without Bush in the lineup since 2008, so leave him in your lineup until Bush returns.
2010 Week 5 vs ARI (4 / 1 / 8 / 0 rec)
Not a lot of targets and it seems with Meachem getting healthier that Moore might see a reduced role. He also was returning punts, which is not unusual for him but you don't usually put starting WRs back in punt coverage if you covet their play on offense. Moore will still have his big weeks but with Meachem healthy I expect the number of times this happens to decrease as the season wears on.
2010 Week 6 vs TB (4 / 2 / 57 / 1 rec)
Did his damage on 2 plays on the 1st drive of the 1st quarter. His touchdown was a bang bang play. Brees threw a frozen rope up the sidelines and Lance Moore caught it in full stride and was in the end zone before you could blink. Much like Meachem, had the game actually been close perhaps we would have seen more production form Moore.
2010 Week 7 vs CLE (8 / 5 / 43 / 0 rec)
Moore was a pretty big part of the offense in the opening half. He also scored a TD early on but it was called back due to a penalty. Moore is a steady safety valve for Brees, and continues to be a big part of the gameplan.
2010 Week 8 vs PIT (8 / 7 / 54 / 1 rec)
Moore was targeted mainly on short passes early with hopes of good runs after catch, but he was stifled by the Steelers pursuit. Moore got downfield in his routes more later on, and he also drew a pass interference call on Troy Polamalu down to the one on a red zone target. Moore capped his solid night with two red zone catches in the fourth quarter, including the game-clinching TD. He should have decent PPR league value for at least one more week as Reggie Bush will not return until week 11.
2010 Week 9 vs CAR (8 / 6 / 77 / 0 rec)
If anyone still thinks that Meachem is the number 2 WR, Moore continues to prove them wrong every week. Moore is fast becoming Brees' jack-of-all-trades WR, as he was everyone on Sunday. He made a marvelous 36 yard catch on the sideline, showing his deep play ability, and he also played a Reggie Bush type role, as he bailed Brees out a number of times by getting open in position to make the catch of a scrambling Brees. Moore has worked his way into a very valuable position in the Saints' lineup.
2010 Week 11 vs SEA (5 / 3 / 43 / 0 rec)
Moore had a relatively quiet game, but made good catches when he was thrown to. He really got into the act in the fourth quarter, making a beautiful one-handed catch along the sideline. He had his man easily beat on the 29 yard gain.
2010 Week 12 vs DAL (7 / 5 / 39 / 1 rec)
Moore had a quiet game for the Saints, but came up with a big reception when it mattered. Through most of the game, Moore was a third receiving option, catching short crossing routes for medium gains, and even added a nice 12-yard come back route early in the third quarter. Moore's biggest play came late in the 4th quarter after Brees hit big passes to Marques Colston and Robert Meachem. With the defense struggling to cover Colston, Meachem and Henderson, Moore was open on a short crossing route over the middle. Brees put the ball perfectly into his hands and Moore hauled in the game winning TD. Going forward, he's still the #3 receiving option for the team, and could lose a few receptions as Reggie Bush becomes more involved in the offense. For now, he's still the 'possession' type receiver that the Saints need to complement Colston and Henderson's deeper routes.
2010 Week 13 vs CIN (7 / 6 / 36 / 0 rec)
Moore functioned an outlet on short routes near the sidelines and put up a decent line for PPR leagues. He did get targeted in the red zone and remained an important receiver for Drew Brees even though Reggie Bush was back in the lineup.
2010 Week 14 vs STL (6 / 5 / 70 / 1 rec)
Moore also had a very respectable day against the Rams with five receptions for a score and 70 yards. The touchdown will likely prove to be the easiest Moore will score all year long as the defensive back that was covering him bit hard on a Drew Brees pump fake, leaving Moore all by his lonesome for the six. Moore has overexceeded expections this season and taken full advantage of the heavy attention focused on Marques Colston each week. However it appears that team's have started paying more attention to Moore as well which may have proved to free up Colston over the second-half of the season. Both of the wideouts are viable fantasy starters heading foward with a relatively easy (at least in pass-defense terms) final three games of the season.
2010 Week 15 vs BAL (3 / 2 / 26 / 1 rec)
Moore made the play of the game on a tipped ball in the corner of the end zone that he snagged with both hands and got both feet barely inbounds for the TD. The TV crew immediately called it out of bounds, that's how impossible the catch looked, but the refs did get it right on the field. Otherwise, Moore had one target that was off, and another target that resulted in a short catch over the middle. As usual with the Saints pass offense, it is very hard to know who will get a lot of targets other than Marques Colston in any given week.
2010 Week 16 vs ATL (7 / 4 / 48 / 0 rec)
Despite the meager stat line this week Moore was all over the place for his squad in week 16 and was a vital part of its win. Moore (like the rest of the Saints this week) served as a safety valve and worked mostly underneath in short yardage plays. His big chance came on a 40 yard bomb in the end zone that was broken up at the last second by the Falcons safety.
2010 Week 17 vs TB (9 / 6 / 53 / 0 rec)
Moore had a pretty solid game, catching a lot of short passes though he started the day off with what would be his longest play of the game. On that play, he ran a nice slant route and split the defense. Brees hit him in stride and Moore was able to gain some extra yards before the defense brought him down. Moore is a very consistent receiver and on a day when so many players were out or went out - Colston, Ivory, Graham, Shockey - Brees had one guy who could be relied upon all day long.
2010 Week 18 vs SEA (9 / 4 / 49 / 0 rec)
For a player his size, Moore gets a surprising amount of red zone and end zone targets. One of which - in the first quarter - would have easily been a touchdown if not for a blatant pass interference. The penalty was called, and the Saints scored one play later from the 1. It looked like Moore was getting into the flow of the game at the end of the second quarter when the Saints were in hurry-up, but he was used less frequently throughout the game than he was in the hurry-up situation.
2009 Week 1 vs DET (3 / 2 / 38 / 0 rec)
Moore saw relatively little playing time in the first half, getting snaps in a minority of the Saints' three and four wide receiver sets. Moore wasn't targeted until late in the first half on a skinny post and he made a twisting leaping catch for a long gain. Brees and Moore connected on a nearly identical route a few plays later. Moore had another sensational catch on a long play near the end of the first half but couldn't get his feet in bounds before being forced out.
2009 Week 2 vs PHI (0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
We're still looking for Moore right now. He was active for the game but Marques Colston, Robert Meachem and Devery Henderson were the wideouts of note for the Saints. He is listed as the backup behind Marques Colston rather than as the starter on the other side. It is possible that he was on the field for some special teams snaps on kickoffs, but he was absent from the box score. Digging through the NFL box score, he was listed as injured in the first minute of the third quarter and out, but the broadcasters made no mention of it during the game. This is a major concern for Moore's fantasy value as he may have plummeted on the depth chart even before the injury, so his future value is seriously in question right now.
2009 Week 4 vs NYJ (1 / 1 / 1 / 0 rec)
Moore got back on the field, but his only reception was a less than one yard catch on third and 1.
2009 Week 6 vs NYG (7 / 6 / 78 / 1 rec)
Moore announced he was back in a big way early in this game, getting a good share of Brees targets on the first drive of the game. Moore's first catch showed great concentration, a tipped ball that Moore had to turn to catch behind him. He sat down in dead spots near the line of scrimmage and moved the chains, and also caught a few downfield passes in the middle of the field. Moore's TD came on a play action pass that was too easy. He was a top 15 WR last year, and while he won't approach that this year, Moore is in WR3/flex form with his talent and the robust passing game surrounding him.
2009 Week 7 vs MIA (4 / 2 / 18 / 0 rec)
Moore had a two-minute drill catch late in the first half and a second half red zone catch, but he was not featured in the passing game plan that exploited the weakness of Dolphins safeties covering the middle of the field.
2009 Week 8 vs ATL (2 / 2 / 11 / 0 rec)
Moore had a few short catches early, including one to move the chains, but he hurt his shin, and he wasn't heard from in the second half. He still has great upside if he is called on, but with the full complement of weapons all staying healthy, Moore is on the outside looking in when targets are doled out.
2009 Week 15 vs DAL (2 / 1 / 7 / 1 rec)
Lance Moore was finally back in action after weeks of dealing with a high ankle sprain, and he made an impact late in the contest with a seven-yard touchdown catch in the fourth quarter. Moore caught a wide receiver screen to the right, got nice blocking in front of him as Dallas was outnumbered and walked into the end zone untouched. There was some question as to whether it was a forward pass so it may get reviewed and changed to a rushing touchdown later in the week. His future value is quite uncertain, however, as the Saints may want to rest players now but they need to see Moore out there and get some timing down in game action over the next two weeks.
2009 Week 19 vs ARI (3 / 2 / 6 / 0 rec)
Moore was active, but not featured heavily in the game. In the first half, he caught one short pass, and another one bounced off fingers, though to be fair it was a tough one to catch and he was covered well.
2009 Week 20 vs MIN (1 / 1 / 5 / 0 rec)
Lance Moore had one five-yard grab on the first offensive play for the Saints in the first quarter on his only target of the game. Moore is the fourth wide receiver at best for New Orleans right now.
2008 Week 2 vs WAS (1 / 1 / 7 / 0 rec)
Moore was rarely in the game. He caught his only target for seven yards on a simple out route. Robert Meachem received more playing time then Moore.
2008 Week 3 vs DEN (7 / 7 / 78 / 0 rec)
He seemed to be on the same page with Brees as he caught all seven balls thrown his way, tops for WRs.
2008 Week 4 vs SF (10 / 7 / 101 / 2 rec)
Lance Moore stepped in for the injured Marques Colston and was frequently targeted while the Saints were establishing themselves on offense. He saw eight of his ten targets in the first half as he was open mainly on crossing routes. His career day was capped off by two touchdown receptions in the first half, the second of which was on an excellent throw that he caught between two defenders in the end zone.
2008 Week 5 vs MIN (9 / 5 / 31 / 0 rec)
Moore was all over the place, but he could not catch the ball down the field. He also was responsible for one of Brees' interceptions due to bobbling the ball up into the air. He was targeted twice in the end zone but could not get either catch, neither of those being his fault. One involved a should have been pass interference and the other involved good coverage.
2008 Week 6 vs OAK (8 / 7 / 97 / 0 rec)
Moore has proven to be more than just a replacement, and caught seven passes for 97 yards. Brees is not afraid to go to him even in tight coverage. He has very good hands and knows how to get open. It will be interesting to see how New Orleans uses Moore when Colston returns.
2008 Week 7 vs CAR (6 / 3 / 10 / 0 rec)
Moore was targeted in possession situations and his longest gain was only four yards. On the positive side, it's good to know that even with Colston returning to the lineup Moore still has a place in this offense.
2008 Week 8 vs SD (10 / 6 / 90 / 1 rec)
Despite a quiet second half (two targets), Moore was the big receiving threat for the Saints in this game. He was wrapped up right on the doorstep to the end zone on a second quarter reception, stopping him just short. Deuce McAllister scored on the next play. But Moore was able to get on the scoreboard later that very same quarter when he beat two San Diego defenders to haul in a diving touchdown catch in the back of the end zone. Despite the lack of action after halftime, Moore was still the most heavily-targeted wide receiver, with only TE Billy Miller seeing more passes head his way (6) in the second half.
2008 Week 10 vs ATL (13 / 6 / 76 / 1 rec)
Lance Moore did not start but was a key contributor to the passing attack. He made several key receptions and appeared to be on the same wavelength with Brees. Four of his six receptions resulted in either a first down or a touchdown. His touchdown reception was more due to luck than any type of pass catching skill as he was in the right place to catch a Hail Mary pass that was tipped up in the air by the group of players to his right.
2008 Week 11 vs KC (9 / 8 / 102 / 1 rec)
Moore, New Orleans' leading receiver led the team in targets, receptions and receiving yardage. Moore made a nice grab on his fifth touchdown reception of the year. He now has a touchdown reception in each of his last three games.
2008 Week 12 vs GB (7 / 5 / 115 / 2 rec)
WR Lance Moore was the Saints' most reliable and explosive receiver in week 12. Moore made an outstanding effort on both touchdown scores in order to get into the end zone. On the first score, he wheeled around DB Atari Bigby and sprinted toward the end zone after making the catch. On the second touchdown, QB Drew Brees hit him over the middle and Moore extended his body completely to break the plane with the ball as he fell to the ground. On another play, Moore showed great awareness and realized he had not been touched down by the defender and scampered for a few extra yards. Moore also threw an interception on an attempted double pass play. He was hit hard as he let the ball go and it floated in the air into the defenders' arms.
2008 Week 13 vs TB (6 / 2 / 15 / 1 rec)
Moore was targeted six times and came down with two receptions for 15 yards, including a 13 yard touchdown reception.
2008 Week 14 vs ATL (6 / 3 / 35 / 0 rec)
Despite not starting it appears that Moore may be one of Drew Brees' favorite receivers. They were unable to connect on the majority of their intended plays, but it did not stop Brees from looking to him for a big play. Brees attempted to connect with him three times during the first half, but was unable to due to Moore either running the wrong route or the ball being thrown to high.
2008 Week 15 vs CHI (8 / 5 / 27 / 0 rec)
Moore only had two catches for 12 yards in the first half. He added four more passes for 15 yards in the second half. All his completions came on very short routes underneath the coverage. He was not much of factor in this game.
2008 Week 16 vs DET (5 / 4 / 36 / 0 rec)
New Orleans' leading receiver had a quiet game. He caught four passes for 36 yards with a long gain of 17. Moore muffed a punt, but the Saints recovered.
2008 Week 17 vs CAR (10 / 8 / 91 / 2 rec)
Moore closed out an excellent season as the leading receiver for the Saints by catching eight passes for 91 yards and two touchdowns. With the defense concentrating on stopping Colston, Moore was able to find open areas in the zone defense on crossing routes and in seems down the deep middle of the field. He catches the ball well in traffic and, when catching the pass, is able to put some good moves on the defenders to gain extra yards.
2007 Week 3 vs TEN (10 / 6 / 54 / 0 rec)
Moore was very active in this game and was thrown to more than any other Saints receiver. His final stats weren't stellar, but he made an impression at least.
2007 Week 5 vs CAR (4 / 3 / 32 / 0 rec)
Moore was used as the main target when the Saints needed a first down in the passing game. All three of his receptions resulted in Saint first downs. He was the intended receiver on the first Brees interception on a badly thrown deep pass in the first quarter.
2007 Week 6 vs SEA (4 / 3 / 35 / 0 rec, 1 / 7 / 1 rush)
Moore got the first start of his career with the demotion of Devery Henderson to second string. He caught most of his targets, and scored on a seven yard end around in the second quarter.
2007 Week 7 vs ATL (2 / 1 / 10 / 0 rec)
Despite starting, Moore was not targeted often in this game. One of his targets was an intercepted pass called back due to a penalty.
2007 Week 8 vs SF (1 / 1 / 10 / 0 rec)
Moore's only catch was for a first down. He was also the primary punt returner.
2007 Week 9 vs JAX (4 / 3 / 26 / 1 rec)
Moore was targeted twice in the end zone, catching one of those targets for a touchdown and having the other one deflected in the end zone. He showed a knack for getting open on short and intermediate routes.
2007 Week 11 vs HOU (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec, 1 / 0 / 0 rush)
Moore dropped the only ball thrown to him, and his only other involvement came on an end around play that did not gain any yards.
2007 Week 12 vs CAR (5 / 3 / 16 / 1 rec)
Lance Moore was targeted five times in the game. He caught three passes for 16 yards and a touchdown. His touchdown came on a one yard pass on fourth and goal at the one yard line. He got another red zone opportunity in the third quarter. Brees hit him for a pass of 10 yards that took the ball down to the Carolina eight yard line. Brees ran it in on the next play.
2007 Week 14 vs ATL (4 / 2 / 14 / 0 rec)
Moore was only targeted four times and caught two short passes for 14 yards. He also fumbled a punt that led to a Falcons touchdown in the second half.
2007 Week 16 vs PHI (5 / 3 / 28 / 0 rec)
Lance Moore saw increased playing time with the injury to Marques Colston. He was able to make the most of his increased time by making tough catches along the sidelines. He was overthrown on one deep ball and was unable to come up with an under thrown pass inside the five yard line.
2006 Week 2 vs GB (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Backup wide receiver, Lance Moore had a target thrown his way late in the game but he was unable to hold on to the ball.
2006 Week 4 vs CAR (1 / 1 / 10 / 0 rec)
Moore caught one ball for 10 yards and a first down in the second quarter. He was also used as a punt returner.