Kellen Moore Fantasy News

Monday, January 4, 2016, 12:12pm

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Jerry Jones has made no secret that the Dallas Cowboys need to address their quarterback position behind Tony Romo.

They will have a few months to determine how they want to go about it after Brandon Weeden, Matt Cassel and Kellen Moore combined to go 1-11 in Romo’s absence.

But the owner and general manager liked what he saw from Moore, so much so that he believes Moore could be a viable No. 2 quarterback.

“His background and (offensive coordinator Scott Linehan’s) background with him and these games, I think he’s got the potential to be a winning (backup),” Jones said. “I think he can ultimately win games in the NFL.”

Moore completed 33-of-48 passes for 435 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions in Sunday’s 34-23 loss to the Washington Redskins. In three games of action, Moore had four touchdowns and six interceptions.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015, 2:56pm

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The Dallas Cowboys have many needs for 2016, but owner and general manager Jerry Jones reiterated finding a quarterback is at the top of the list.

Backups Brandon Weeden, Matt Cassel and Kellen Moore have combined to go 1-10 this season after starter Tony Romo suffered a broken left collarbone twice this season. Jones has acknowledged the front office handled the backup spot entering the season poorly.

“We’re going to try to all the ways – all ways – to come up with a way to get Tony a backup, while at the same time looking toward the future,” Jones said on 105.3 The Fan in Dallas on Tuesday. “Some people would say that’s dreaming. Everybody wants that, but we have a high draft pick, obviously. We're earned it, and we've got it. If we evaluate and get an opportunity to get a couple of players there, we got to look at it hard.”

Fantasy Impact:

Jones said he had a conversation with Romo about the future of the position on Saturday night in Buffalo. He has said he believes Romo, who turns 36 in April, has a 3-5 year window left at playing at a high level. The Cowboys have not drafted a quarterback since 2009 (Stephen McGee, fourth round) and have not selected a quarterback in the first round since Troy Aikman in 1989. They took Steve Walsh with a first-round pick in the 1989 compensatory draft as well.

Friday, December 25, 2015, 10:17pm

Cowboys QB Tony Romo (left shoulder, out) has been ruled out for Week 16. Kellen Moore will start for the Cowboys.

Thursday, December 24, 2015, 6:12pm

Cowboys QB Tony Romo (left shoulder) was ruled out for Week 16. Kellen Moore will start for the Cowboys.

Kellen Moore to start Week 16

Monday, December 21, 2015, 1:03pm

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Kellen Moore will be the Dallas Cowboys' starting quarterback Sunday against the Buffalo Bills.

Coach Jason Garrett confirmed the move Monday morning, speaking on 105.3 The Fan in Dallas after Moore completed 15 of 25 passes for 158 yards, 1 touchdown and 3 interceptions in the Cowboys' 19-16 loss to the New York Jets.

"Just the evaluation of how he did in the ballgame and where we want to be right now offensively," Garrett said of the decision to start Moore. "We felt like he did good things for us. Unfortunately, the turnovers he made weren't good, but hopefully he'll learn from the experiences and gives us a chance to move the ball and score some points up there."

Fantasy Impact:

Sunday's loss to the Jets officially eliminated the Cowboys from the playoff chase. The Cowboys' first two backup choices -- Brandon Weeden (0-3) and Matt Cassel (1-6) -- combined for a 1-9 record after regular starter Tony Romo went down twice this season with a fractured left collarbone. Moore probably doesn't offer much more upside and would be a risky Week 16 play in fantasy playoffs.

Sunday, November 8, 2015, 7:16pm

Cowboys Inactives
Brice Butler WR
Ronald Leary G
Kellen Moore QB
Ryan Russell DE
Geoff Swaim TE
Corey White DB
Trey Williams RB

Dez Bryant ACTIVE for Week 8

Sunday, November 1, 2015, 3:13pm

Cowboys Inactives
Brice Butler WR
Ronald Leary G
Kellen Moore QB
Tyler Patmon DB
Joseph Randle RB
Ryan Russell DE
Geoff Swaim TE

Fantasy Impact:

Dez Bryant is active and will likely be on some kind of snap count in this contest, but one would think he'll be on the field for any kind of red zone snaps. He could also be pulled if the game gets out of hand either way so he comes with risks. RB Joseph Randle is inactive as expected leaving Darren McFadden with what should be a nice workload. In both cases, this is a tough fantasy matchup for any Cowboy player.

Sunday, October 25, 2015, 3:11pm

Cowboys Inactives
Dez Bryant WR
Ronald Leary G
Kellen Moore QB
Tyler Patmon DB
Ryan Russell DE
Rod Smith RB
Geoff Swaim TE

Source: Cowboys to start Matt Cassel after bye week

Tuesday, October 13, 2015, 5:06pm

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The struggling Dallas Cowboys intend to start Matt Cassel at quarterback when they return from their bye week, a league source told ESPN.

Brandon Weeden, who has been the starter during Dallas' three-game losing streak, was informed by Cowboys coaches that Cassel will start in Week 7 against the New York Giants, according to the source.

Cassel, who was acquired in a trade with the Bills after Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo was injured in Week 2, was promoted to the No. 2 quarterback spot last week ahead of Kellen Moore.

Fantasy Impact:

The timing makes sense as Cassel will have the extra week to prepare. And if you believe what the team is saying, it's possible WR Dez Bryant returns to help give the offense a boost as well in Week 7. If that's the case, Cassel could have some QB2 value right out of the gate. The team is just looking to stay afloat in what is a weak division that's still up for grabs.

Sunday, October 11, 2015, 3:07pm

Cowboys Inactives
Brice Butler WR
La'el Collins OG
James Hanna TE
Kellen Moore QB
Dez Bryant WR
Randy Gregory DE
Ryan Russell DE

Matt Cassel picking up Dallas offense quickly

Tuesday, September 29, 2015, 3:04pm

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Just days before Brandon Weeden's first start in 2015 as the Dallas Cowboys' quarterback, the team traded for veteran quarterback Matt Cassel. Weeden remains the starter for now, but if he continues to struggle like he did in the second half of Week 3, Cassel could emerge as the starter.

In Week 3, Cassel was behind quarterback Kellen Moore on the depth chart and he was inactive. Cassel's first task is to learn the Cowboys' offensive scheme and terminology under offensive coordinator Scott Linehan. He has had no issues with that so far.

"He's working hard at it," Garrett said Monday of Cassel, per Brandon George of the Dallas Morning News. "He's a smart guy. He's an experienced guy. It comes to him quickly."

Fantasy Impact:

The Cowboys haven't made a decision yet on whether or not Cassel will be active in Week 4 as the backup quarterback to Weeden, but things are certainly trending in that direction. Many seem to think it could be Cassel who eventually takes over for Weeden at some point this season.

Tony Romo placed on short-term IR

Tuesday, September 22, 2015, 2:21pm

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The next game Tony Romo can start is Nov. 22 against the Miami Dolphins.

The Dallas Cowboys will place their starting quarterback on the injured reserve/designated to return list on Tuesday, according to a source, which will keep him out for the next eight weeks as he recovers from a broken left collarbone. Romo will not have surgery to repair the collarbone.

Romo will miss seven games because of the Cowboys' Oct. 18 bye week.

Brandon Weeden will be the starter in Romo's absence and the team is working out Christian Ponder, Josh Johnson, Matt Flynn and McLeod Bethel-Thompson but could also look to call up Kellen Moore from the practice squad.

Fantasy Impact:

The move to short-term injured reserve opens up a roster spot for the Cowboys. Last year the Cowboys placed defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence on the list at the start of the season because of a foot injury and he missed the first eight games of his rookie season. Had the Cowboys placed wide receiver Dez Bryant, who is recovering from foot surgery, on the list, then they would have had to have kept Romo on the 53-man roster. A team can use the designation on only one player.

Lions Beat: Calvin Johnson shines, looks 'completely healthy'

Tuesday, August 4, 2015, 9:04pm

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Calvin Johnson was the player of the day at Lions camp Tuesday.

He kept himself off the ground -- a Jim Caldwell mandate -- and blew by both Darius Slay and Rashean Mathis during one-on-one receiver-cornerback drills for easy tosses from Matthew Stafford.

Johnson caught everything thrown to him and looks completely healthy as he enters his ninth NFL season. He is still the Lions' top playmaker and Matthew Stafford's favorite target. He even caught a touchdown pass from Kellen Moore during red zone drills as the Lions had a little bit of everybody working with everybody.

Fantasy Impact:

The Lions are trying hard to keep Johnson as healthy as possible and so far, so good, the story said. Johnson ranks fifth on our WR list which is loaded with talent at the top. It's a big "if," but if Johnson can stay healthy, he's a steal having a mid-second round ADP.

Sunday, January 4, 2015, 3:22pm

Lions Inactives

DT Nick Fairley
WR Ryan Broyles
CB Josh Thomas
DT Caraun Reid
DE Larry Webster
QB Kellen Moore
G Larry Warford

Sunday, December 28, 2014, 3:11pm

Lions Inactives
Rodney Austin G
Ryan Broyles WR
Nick Fairley DT
Kellen Moore QB
Caraun Reid DT
Josh Thomas DB
Larry Webster DE

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