Lance Moore, WR Detroit Lions

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Sunday, July 26, 2015, 11:13am

MLive.com - [Full Article]

The Lions return all five of their receivers from the end of last season — Calvin Johnson, Golden Tate, Jeremy Ross, Corey Fuller and Ryan Broyles — plus add TJ Jones (back from IR) and Lance Moore (free agent) to the mix. This competition will be fierce, and someone notable is guaranteed not to have a job at the end of camp.

The numbers are there, and so is the production from the two-headed monster of Johnson and Tate. But Detroit got little out of its third receivers last season (primarily Ross) and is looking for someone to step up as a complement this season.

Moore would seem to be the favorite, as the most experienced of all the candidates for the job, both in years in the league and years in this offense. He grabbed 346 passes for 4,281 yards in eights seasons with the Saints, seven of which occurred with current Lions offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi on staff.

Fantasy Impact:

The Lions third WR could have some fantasy value in their passing offense. Detroit touted that experience when signing Moore, and quarterback Matthew Stafford has gone on and on about how Moore sees things in this offense that other receivers don't. Competency in the offense, and reliable route-running, were issues last year, the story said. The piece also added the staff still likes Fuller a lot, because his size and top-end speed allow him to stretch a defense the way Detroit's other No. 3 possibilities cannot. Broyles and Jones are both smaller receivers who do their best work underneath, and it's hard to see a situation where both make the team.

2015 Strength of Schedule - DET
W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17
25
@SD
6
@MIN
13
DEN
1
@SEA
7
ARI
20
CHI
6
MIN
9
@KC
BYE24
@GB
16
OAK
28
PHI
24
GB
19
@STL
21
@NO
26
SF
20
@CHI

Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.

2014 Game Stats
WeekOppRecRecYdsRecTDTgtsYPCRuAttRuYdsRuTDFumYPRSnaps%
1CLE------------
2BAL------------
3CAR0000-0000-1/701%
4TB1120112.000000-14/7618%
5JAX1260126.000000-12/6818%
6CLE1261626.000000-36/7846%
7HOU212126.000000-23/6535%
8IND2330316.500000-22/8327%
9BAL14014.000000-14/6920%
10NYJ2280214.000000-18/6428%
11TEN1150115.000000-11/7315%
12BYE------------
13NO213056.500000-48/9053%
14CIN1290229.000000-22/7330%
15ATL0002-0000-21/5936%
16KC0000-0000-8/5415%
17CIN0000-0000-12/5920%
Totals1419822614.1400000.00262/98127%

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