Though rookie wide receiver Elijah Moore’s stats haven’t lived up to the promise he showed in preseason, Robert Saleh said Monday that not only will he continue to get his chances, but that there was a prevalent belief that he’ll soon turn his season around.
Moore has seen plenty of playing time but only has eight catches for 66 yards in 20 targets (he did miss a game with a concussion). HC Saleh, though, pointed to his game in London against the Falcons and their brutal secondary, where he did draw a 41-yard pass interference call. Moore started out having a great camp this year before getting hurt.
NYJ WR Elijah Moore - Week 1 Fantasy Football Outlook
Week 1 at Carolina
The Jets drafted three rookies they expect to help almost immediately. Former Ole Miss receiver Elijah Moore is one of those rookies. Eventually, New York hopes he becomes their No. 1 target but he will take a backseat to veteran Corey Davis, at least to start.
Moore will make his NFL debut against Carolina who was tough on fantasy receivers last season, ranked eighth in aFPA to wide receivers.
It will be interesting to see how Moore adjusts to the NFL and how quickly he has an effect on the Jets offense. For Week 1, keep him on the bench but he could be a steal in the draft if the New York offense evolves quickly.