How To Treat Cardinals WR Rondale Moore as Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Target
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Second-year wide receiver Rondale Moore has registered 18 targets over his last two games. And now that Marquise Brown is reportedly out around six weeks with a foot injury, Moore's fantasy prospects continue to trend up even with the looming return of DeAndre Hopkins.
Our fantasy football experts weigh in below on whether Moore is a must-add off the waiver wire for receiver-needy managers.
Sean Koerner: Moore has established himself as a high-floor, low-end WR3 option who offers even more value in full PPR formats.
Hopkins returning to the lineup was always going to ding his target share, but now with Brown set to miss multiple games, it should allow Moore the opportunity to continue averaging around five receptions per game.
He shouldn’t be available in any leagues and is certainly worth a bid from managers looking for more stability from their WR3 slot.
Chris Raybon: It’s telling that despite missing the first three games of the season, Moore wasn’t eased in at all, averaging a 94% route participation rate across his first three games.
Moore is averaging 5.3 receptions and 1.0 rushing attempts per game, which should be realistic marks for him to maintain for the foreseeable future with Brown out. Moore has a high PPR floor because of his 4.5 aDOT.
If you need a WR3, he’s worth bidding on.
Samantha Previte: Moore has been a target hog over the past two games. In Week 5 against the Eagles, he reeled in 7-of-8 targets for 68 yards and was the WR31 in half PPR. In Week 6 against the Seahawks, he tied Zach Ertz for a team-high 10 targets and caught six passes for 49 yards.
Moore is currently the WR38 and could be worth hanging on to — even with Hopkins set to return from suspension Thursday and Robbie Anderson joining the team. Brown also suffered a foot fracture that will sideline him indefinitely; Moore holds a ton of value in PPR formats.
Mike Triplett: Moore could have long-term value while Brown is sidelined. But I especially like him in Week 7.
Although Hopkins is returning from suspension and the Cardinals just traded for the veteran Anderson, both of those guys will have a short week to get ramped up before Thursday night’s game.
Meanwhile, Moore has played more than 90% of the Cardinals’ snaps over the past three weeks. He has 13 catches on 18 targets over the past two weeks. And the Saints are a sneaky-good matchup for him since they have been especially vulnerable against slot receivers while dealing with injuries.
Another Week 7 option I like in deeper or daily leagues is Zay Jones, who is consistently producing as a top-two WR for the Jaguars.