Lance Moore Fantasy News

Monday, July 6, 2015, 8:17am

MLive.com - [Full Article]

Two players who could emerge as strong options for the Lions slot receiver spot are Ryan Broyles and Lance Moore.

A former second-round draft pick, Broyles is entering the fourth and final year of his rookie contract with the Lions. The former all-time receiving leader in NCAA history, he was buried deep on the depth chart last season, getting on the field for just 34 snaps after battling back from a serious leg injury for the third consecutive year.

It's a make-or-break camp for Broyles. Last year, the Lions only viewed him as insurance for the durable Tate, but with opportunities in the slot and fielding punts, Broyles could finally emerge as the weapon the Lions envisioned when they drafted him in 2012.

Fantasy Impact:

Prior to a disappointing single-season stint in Pittsburgh, Moore had several productive years with the New Orleans Saints, playing in a similar offense to the one coordinator Joe Lombardi has installed in Detroit. The story went on to say Jeremy Ross served as the team's primary slot receiver last year, but despite playing more than 700 offensive snaps, he recorded just 24 grabs for 314 yards and one score. Ross is so far the early favorite taking a majority of the snaps, but the team is hoping Broyles or Moore make a push. In an offense like the Lions, a productive slot receiver could end up on the fantasy radar in deeper leagues at least.

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Saturday, July 4, 2015, 10:20am

Lions.com - [Full Article]

Second-year tight end Eric Ebron has expressed interest in joining QB Matthew Stafford in Atlanta at some point over the next month, and it wouldn’t be surprising if other guys find their way down there too.

"This team is a hard-working team and when we go away, we come back in great shape," Stafford said. "But there's no substitute for running routes for a receiver and catching the ball from the guy you're going to be catching the ball from during the season."

Fantasy Impact:

Stafford will hook up with WR Calvin Johnson but hopes others, like Ebron, make it a point to be there, too. The offense is expected to run much smoother in year two of Joe Lombardi’s system. Stafford has already talked about being much more comfortable with it. The story went on to say Ebron is expected to play a big role this season, and continuing to work with some of the other guys – like a Jeremy Ross or veteran Lance Moore – over the next month will only help Stafford and this offense be able to hit the ground running for the start of training camp.

Steelers WR Markus Wheaton will be playing the slot 'full time'

Thursday, June 18, 2015, 11:14pm

Pittsburgh Tribune-Live - [Full Article]

Steelers WR Markus Wheaton ran 119 routes out of the slot last year — third most on the team behind Lance Moore and Justin Brown — but had only nine receptions. While he was in the slot, the playbook was limited for him.

“The plays I had last year were customized for me,” Wheaton said. “They made it out so I had some simple stuff. Being there full time, I am going to see a lot more.”

Fantasy Impact:

This is actually more about Martavis Bryant than it is Wheaton. The Steelers wouldn't be moving him to the slot if they weren't prepared to give Bryant starter's snaps on the outside. Wheaton will struggle to be fantasy relevant in the slot, while Bryant is looking more and more like a solid pick in the 5th or 6th round.

Lions WR Lance Moore is familiar with Joe Lombardi's offense

Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 12:27pm

Detroit News - [Full Article]

Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford had breakfast with wide receiver Lance Moore last Tuesday after he passed the team physical.

In 2015, the Lions hope a veteran like Moore can help Stafford feast on opposing defenses as he brings plenty of familiarity with offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi's scheme.

"He seems like a great guy," Stafford said last week at Taste of the Lions. "He obviously has knowledge of the system. It's changed a little bit. We talked about that, but not too much to where it's going to be tough for him to learn it."

Fantasy Impact:

Moore is turning 32 this summer and it's not clear how much he has left in the tank. He was only targeted 26 times last season as the Steelers' WR4, but he does seemed to be a handpicked choice for Lombardi's offense. He could serve as the team's WR3 if he has a good summer.

Lions sign WR Lance Moore

Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 1:21pm

Ian Rapoport, Twitter - [Full Article]

The Lions announced they agreed to a one-year deal with veteran WR Lance Moore.

Fantasy Impact:

Moore is turning 32 this summer and it's not clear how much he has left in the tank. He was only targeted 26 times last season as the Steelers' WR4. At this point, he's competing for a roster spot, not a major role in the passing game.

Saturday, January 3, 2015, 7:03pm

Steelers Inactives
LeVeon Bell RB
Lance Moore WR
Michael Palmer TE
Chris Hubbard G
Clifton Geathers DE
Ike Taylor CB
Landry Jones QB

Fantasy Impact:

Josh Harris will start at RB with Dri Archer providing change of pace services.

Friday, September 19, 2014, 7:09pm

Steelers WR Lance Moore (groin, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 3. Moore is set to return to WR3 duties this week.

Thursday, September 18, 2014, 6:30pm

Steelers WR Lance Moore (groin) took full practice reps again Thursday. It looks like Moore is ready to make his return to game action.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014, 6:15pm

Steelers WR Lance Moore (groin) practiced fully Wednesday. It looks like Moore is ready to make his return to game action.

Thursday, September 11, 2014, 7:12pm

Steelers Inactives
Dri Archer RB
Martavis Bryant WR
Christopher Hubbard G
Wesley Johnson C
Landry Jones QB
Dan McCullers DT
Lance Moore WR

Wednesday, September 10, 2014, 7:02pm

Steelers WR Lance Moore (groin, out) did not practice Wednesday. Moore is out again so look for Justin Brown to handle WR3 duties against the Ravens.

Friday, September 5, 2014, 5:45pm

Steelers WR Martavis Bryant (shoulder, doubtful) returned to take limited reps Friday after missing practice earlier in the week and is doubtful for Week 1. He’s probably not going to play this week. With Lance Moore also out, we may be seeing extra two-TE sets with Heath Miller and Matt Spaeth.

Friday, September 5, 2014, 5:45pm

Steelers WR Lance Moore (groin, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 1. With Moore out, look for a few extra targets for Antonio Brown and Markus Wheaton, and more two-TE sets with Heath Miller and Matt Spaeth.

Thursday, September 4, 2014, 6:23pm

Steelers WR Lance Moore (groin) missed practice again Thursday. If Moore can’t play, Justin Brown or Darrius Heyward-Bey may be forced into action.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014, 7:02pm

Steelers WR Lance Moore (groin) did not practice Wednesday. This is probably a minor injury, but it’s worth monitoring this week.

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