QB Matt Moore - Kansas City Chiefs

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

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Week 11: at Los Angeles Chargers

All QB vs LAC

FBG says: Neutral matchup. The return of Patrick Mahomes went just as the Chiefs would have wanted last week, minus the win as he fell to the Titans in a nailbiter. Mahomes showed virtually no signs of injury last week as he passed for a season-high 446 yards and three touchdowns--the fifth time in seven full games he has passed for three or more touchdowns. Mahomes has now also crossed the 300-yard mark in all but one of his full games with only one interception to pair with 18 touchdowns. Travis Kelce had his fifth seven-catch game of the season last week while also finding the end zone for the third time. Kelce has now scored in two of his last three games as he is finally converting on some of the red zone looks, having received 14 opportunities from the red zone but only converting three of them for scores this season. Tyreek Hill saw an astonishing 19 targets last week as he racked up a huge game with 157 yards and a touchdown. Hill has now hauled in 17 passes for 297 yards and two touchdowns in his past two games. He has also scored in four of five games since returning from injury--clearly a top option at his position both for the Chiefs and entire NFL. The Chargers defense has made it tough on opposing passing offenses this season, holding them to the fifth-fewest passing yards per game (207.8) with quarterbacks scoring also scoring the fifth-fewest fantasy points per game against them. The Chargers have faced some very subpar quarterbacks this season though, with only Aaron Rodgers and Deshaun Watson being anywhere near the level of Patrick Mahomes (and Watson passed for 351 and 3 touchdowns). While Tyreek Hill has been rolling in recent weeks, he has certainly struggled when facing top-notch cornerbacks this season as Jalen Ramsey bottled him up on limited snaps in Week 1 while Chris Harris Jr. held Hill to just three receptions in Week 7. Casey Hayward will be another elite cornerback squaring off against Hill this week. Hayward has been the anchor of this Chargers passing defense that has limited wide receivers to the seventh-fewest fantasy points per game (PPR scoring). While Hill certainly would qualify as a matchup-proof talent, Hayward should make it much more difficult for him to explode this week as he did in the past two games. However, Hayward likely will not shadow Hill--and all it takes is one big play for Hill to make his mark on a game, which he certainly could do against the likes of Michael Davis--a much weaker cornerback opposite Hayward.

Recent Stats and Projections

WEEKOPPoSNAPCMPATTYDTDINTRSHYDTDFumLPts
7 at DEN 41 10 19 117 1 0 1 -1 0 0 9.75
8 vs GB 59 24 36 267 2 0 1 3 0 0 21.65
9 vs MIN 60 25 35 275 1 0 0 0 0 0 15.75
11 at LAC PROJ-Tremblay * 0 0 * * * 0 * * * *
11 at LAC 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.

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Latest News

Chiefs | Matt Moore could start again in Week 10 (Wed Nov 6, 09:35 PM) - Kansas City Chiefs QB Matt Moore continues to split first-team reps with QB Patrick Mahomes (knee) in practice, and he could start in Week 10 against the Tennessee Titans if Mahomes is deemed not ready.

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Chiefs | Wait-and-see with Patrick Mahomes (Wed Nov 6, 09:31 PM) - Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes (knee) will continue to split first-team reps with QB Matt Moore in practice this week, and it's possible he could return in Week 10 against the Tennessee Titans. 'It's going to be day to day,' head coach Andy Reid said Wednesday, Nov. 6. 'He didn't take a ton of reps last week. We'll try to increase him a little bit and see how it works out.'

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Schedule

11@ Los Angeles Chargers
12--- BYE WEEK ---
13vs Oakland Raiders
14@ New England Patriots
15vs Denver Broncos
16@ Chicago Bears
17vs Los Angeles Chargers