Carolina Panthers wide receiver D.J. Moore missed Thursday's practice with a hamstring injury.
Moore has now missed the first two practices of the week and is in jeopardy of missing Week 16 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He will need to practice in some fashion on Friday to have a chance of playing on Sunday and will still likely be listed as questionable if he does. There is a good chance that he will see his snaps reduced even if he is active, so fantasy managers may want to avoid this situation if possible. Moore is currently our 22nd ranked wide receiver for Week 16.
CAR WR D.J. Moore - Week 17 Fantasy Football Outlook
Week 17 at New Orleans Saints
D.J. Moore had five catches for 55 yards last week, but he led the team with 11 targets. Moore has double-digit targets in four straight games now, but with so many problems at the quarterback position, he’s still putting up only modest production – with zero touchdowns and only one 100-plus yard receiving game in that span.
This week, Moore faces a Saints defense that ranks ninth in aFPA to opposing wide receivers. It’s a tough matchup for Moore and the Panthers offense, and may feature some of the worst quarterback play in any game this season. Moore’s volume and talent make him worth starting in most leagues, but temper expectations and consider him a fringe WR2 option instead of the WR1 he should be.