Since his Week 5 eruption against the Commanders, Moore has just
about disappeared from fantasy relevancy. With Fields getting hurt
in Week 6 and the Bears mothballing the offense because of a raw
rookie QB, Moore has been a fantasy anchor. Luckily Fields looks
to be back this week, so let’s allow Moore owners to rejoice.
The Lions have struggled to rush the passer at times, and this has
left their secondary susceptible to big plays. Look for Moore to
hit a deep shot in a game where Chicago should be in a near constant
negative game script.
Since Zach Ertz went on the IR, McBride the 2022 2nd round pick
has vaulted himself into the top-10 at the position. In the three
games sans Ertz, McBride has been Arizona’s most consistent
offensive weapon totaling 21 receptions for 248 yards and a score.
His size and athleticism make him tough to cover, and the switch
to Kyler Murray just raises his upside. He’s a must start
option at the position until Ertz returns.
Despite his quarterback leading the NFL in pass attempts, McLaurin
has only seen the 15th most targets among receivers, and has yet
to crack the century mark in yardage. Thankfully the woeful Giants
come to town this week, and the passing game should benefit. McLaurin’s
90 yards against NY in Week 7 represents his season high, and
something he should repeat in Week 11.
After being one of the biggest fantasy surprises of the season
through Week 8, Thielen has come back down from his trip in the
clouds the last two weeks. Bryce Young has struggled to complete
anything past 10 yards, and Thielen has an empty 11 receptions
and 71 yards to show for it. In PPR leagues you can still probably
roll him out as a listless WR3, but that’s about the best
you can hope for.
With Watson done for the season, and rookie Dorian Thompson-Robinson
set to take over as the starter, Cooper’s fantasy value
is sure to tank. Several of Cooper’s best games have come
with Watson at the helm taking shots downfield, but with a raw
rookie under center, and an elite defense, look for Cleveland
to play conservative against their division rivals.
Sure, he scored his first NFL touchdown last week against the
Lions, but in a game that saw his snap percentage at 85%, his
offense put up 38 points and his quarterback throw for 323 yards,
the 1st round rookie could only manage a 4-34-1 line on four targets.
With Keenen Allen and Austin Ekeler soaking up the majority of
the short and medium range targets, there just isn’t room
for a rookie who hasn’t expanded his route tree yet.