Lance Moore Fantasy News

Golden Tate compares new role to Lance Moore's with Saints
Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 10:37am

Detroit Lions - [Full Article]

Golden Tate is joining a Lions offense that's expected to feature a much more wide-open scheme than the one he played in Seattle. He's expecting more opportunities to make plays in the passing game.

New offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi has brought over a lot of concepts from New Orleans’ offense after spending the last seven years there as both an offensive assistant and quarterbacks coach.

“I watched some tape on the Saints over the last few years and just looking at that – I haven’t talked to coach Lombardi that much – I see myself being a Lance Moore type of player, but just more explosive and able to do a few more things,” Tate said.

“That’s exciting, because Lance Moore caught a lot of balls and he’s a terrific player that did a lot for the Saints. That’s kind of how I see myself having the best receiver in the league (Calvin Johnson), and one of the best to ever to play the game, opposite of me or sometimes on the same side.”

Fantasy Impact:

Tate has top 20 potential if he gets enough work in the offense, though that may be a bit of a stretch. The top 30 seems likely given his per target production and the role he'll have in the offense, provided the Lions don't draft a starter-caliber wideout this summer. Click here for an in-depth look at Tate by Senior Editor John Paulsen.

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Kenny Stills has 'great speed' and 'lots of upside'
Thursday, April 10, 2014, 11:42am

NFL.com - [Full Article]

Gil Brandt of NFL.com thinks that Saints WR Kenny Stills could break out in 2014: "Stills' debut season was one of the biggest surprises for me in 2013. The fifth-round pick made a fine impression as a rookie, averaging 20 yards per catch and playing in all 16 games (making 10 starts). The former Oklahoma standout has great speed -- he really jumps off the line -- and is very smooth, with lots of upside. Stills also has an NFL pedigree, as his father, Ken, and uncle, Gary, both played in the league for five-plus years."

Fantasy Impact:

Stills was not dependable enough to start with confidence in 2013, but with Lance Moore out of the way, Stills’s snap rate will likely jump from the 61% he played in his rookie season. He’s bound to improve as a second year receiver and is playing in one of the best pass offenses in the league. There’s a lot to like here.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014, 1:58pm

Steelers.com - [Full Article]

The Steelers have signed wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey to a one-year contract, the team announced today.

Fantasy Impact:

A former seventh overall pick of the Raiders, he was on the Colts last year and actually won the WR2 job from T.Y. Hilton. Eventually, DHB fell on the depth chart and wasn't really heard from much of the second half. At best, he'll be behind Antonio Brown, Markus Wheaton and Lance Moore.

Steelers sign Lance Moore to a two-year deal
Friday, March 21, 2014, 8:40pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

The Pittsburgh Steelers quickly filled the void left by Jerricho Cotchery's departure, signing former New Orleans Saints wide receiver Lance Moore to a two-year contract Friday.

Moore visited the Steelers earlier this week, and signing him became a priority after the Carolina Panthers lured Cotchery away with a two-year, $5 million contract.

Fantasy Impact:

Along with Markus Wheaton, Moore will replace Emmanuel Sanders and Jerricho Cotchery. He may be fantasy relevant, though he's not likely to see enough targets to be a full time fantasy starter.

Patriots still looking to upgrade at receiver
Tuesday, March 18, 2014, 10:51am

Boston Globe - [Full Article]

Even by bringing Julian Edelman back and adding Brandon LaFell, the Patriots probably aren’t done adding bodies at receiver. They still brought in former Titan Kenny Britt for a visit on Monday, a source told the Globe, and have checked out names such as Jason Avant and Lance Moore in the past week.

Edelman is a roster lock, while Danny Amendola, who just had $2 million in base salary guaranteed last week, and Aaron Dobson, last year’s second-round pick, should be safe, while LaFell (6-2, 210) gives the Patriots a big presence in the slot.

Meanwhile, it looks like the Patriots want to hold a derby for the fifth receiver spot between fourth-round pick Josh Boyce, who was inactive for seven games and only caught nine passes last year, undrafted rookie Kenbrell Thompkins, who did not catch a pass in the team’s final six games of the season, a veteran such as Britt, and perhaps a few rookies.

Fantasy Impact:

It's interesting that beat writer Ben Volin believes that LaFell will play in the slot, even with Edelman and Amendola in the fold. Dobson is coming off of foot surgery, but figures to start outside if he's healthy. It sounds as if Thompkins or Boyce may be on the chopping block if the team adds another receiver in free agency or the draft.

Lance Moore has apparently been released
Friday, March 7, 2014, 11:05am

Lance Moore, Twitter - [Full Article]

Saints WR Lance Moore tweeted a thank you to the city of New Orleans, indicating that he has been released: "Thank you New Orleans for an amazing nine years."

Fantasy Impact:

Occasionally, a player breaks news on Twitter before the team's beat writers get wind of it. Moore was a solid producer for the cash-strapped Saints. Kenny Stills may see a bump as his role grows a bit longer with Moore out of the way. Stills was the #11 WR from Week 6 to Week 10, and that included a bye, so the potential for a breakout season is there.

Thursday, November 21, 2013, 7:35pm

Saints Inactives
RB Darren Sproles
G Jahri Evans
WR Nick Toon
QB Ryan Griffin
DL Tyrunn Walker
S Isa Abdul-Quddus
CB Trevin Wade

Fantasy Impact:

With Sproles out, Pierre Thomas gets a small bump. The Saints are usually careful about not overworking him, so expect Mark Ingram to see 10-13 carries as well. He's a low end RB2 in standard formats. Khiry Robinson and Travaris Cadet may also see a few snaps as well. Lance Moore gets a small bump and looks like a WR4/flex option in a great matchup against the Falcons. Kenny Stills was already a Sneaky Start given the matchup.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013, 10:39am

ESPN - [Full Article]

Saints HC Sean Payton said this about WR Kenny Stills: “I think that Kenny Stills continues to really play well at a high level and at a consistent level where he’s made some big plays for us.”

Fantasy Impact:

The rookie has six catches for 193 yards and three touchdowns over the past two games and will likely be a popular pickup on waiver wires this week. However, due to the number Saints who can catch the ball, anyone outside of TE Jimmy Graham can be risky starts week-to-week. (See Darren Sproles and Marques Colston.) Factor in Lance Moore returned this week and had a TD, and there are a lot of targets for QB Drew Brees. However, Stills is probably worth a pickup if you're hurting at the position, but should be considered a boom or bust starter most weeks.

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Mark Ingram remains out for Saints
Sunday, October 13, 2013, 3:02pm

Saints Inactives
Roman Harper S
Mark Ingram RB
Lance Moore WR
Zach Strief T
Rod Sweeting CB
Tyrunn Walker DE
Martez Wilson LB

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