Panthers WR D.J. Moore (not injury related) took limited practice reps again Thursday. Moore should return (from the reserve/COVID list) this week and is a good play in what should be a high-scoring game against the Packers.
CAR WR D.J. Moore - Week 17 Fantasy Football Outlook
Week 17 vs. New Orleans Saints
D.J. Moore was held to just 37 yards on five receptions last week against Washington, despite being targeted 10 times. Moore’s production has been inconsistent this year, but the culmination of all these up-and-down weeks has equated to over 1,000 yards receiving on 107 targets so far. He has at least seven targets in five straight games and continues to jockey with Robby Anderson for the team’s WR1 status.
This week, Moore faces a Saints defense that ranks seventh in aFPA to opposing wide receivers. Not a great matchup on paper, but his targets and the likely negative game script the Panthers are going to be in give Moore a nice floor to work with in most leagues. We have him ranked as a quality WR2 option to end the season.