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D.J. Moore
WR - CAR
D.J. Moore
D.J. Moore
WR - CAR
vs. LV, Sun 1pm EDT
Brandin Cooks
WR - HOU
at KC, Thu 8pm EDT
Questionable
 
 
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ECR# 8# 43-
Best Rank# 3# 23-
Worst Rank# 30# 109-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent vs. LV at KC-
Matchup RatingThis is a 0 star matchup. WRs perform worse than their average vs LVThis is a 2 star matchup. WRs perform a little worse than their average vs KC-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
RecINF21.8
Rec YdsINF248
Rec TDINF1.8
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total145.5151.0-
Avg Game9.710.1-
2019 Average9.710.1-
    
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Injury AlertQuadricep-
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Player Game Logs Comparison
 
D.J. Moore
WR - CAR
D.J. Moore
D.J. Moore
WR - CAR
Brandin Cooks
WR - HOU
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. LV at KC
Week 2 at TB vs. BAL
Week 3 at LAC at PIT
Week 4 vs. ARI vs. MIN
Week 5 at ATL vs. JAC
Week 6 vs. CHI at TEN
Week 7 at NO vs. GB
Week 8 vs. ATLBYE WEEK
Week 9 at KC at JAC
Week 10 vs. TB at CLE
Week 11 vs. DET vs. NE
Week 12 at MIN at DET
Week 13BYE WEEK vs. IND
Week 14 vs. DEN at CHI
Week 15 at GB at IND
Week 16 at WAS vs. CIN
Week 17 vs. NO vs. TEN
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
D.J. Moore
WR - CAR
D.J. Moore
D.J. Moore
WR - CAR
Brandin Cooks
WR - HOU
2020 Points 
Week 15.42.0
Week 212.09.5
Week 36.52.3
Week 44.90.0
Week 515.322.1
Week 69.312.8
Week 721.36.0
Week 85.5
Week 91.814.3
Week 1015.63.9
Week 1114.88.5
Week 126.18.5
Week 136.5
Week 14
Week 1513.25.9
Week 163.720.1
Week 1710.128.6
Total145.5151.0
Average9.710.1
Player Targets Comparison
 
D.J. Moore
WR - CAR
D.J. Moore
D.J. Moore
WR - CAR
Brandin Cooks
WR - HOU
2020 Targets 
Week 195
Week 2138
Week 345
Week 463
Week 5512
Week 6119
Week 759
Week 86
Week 939
Week 1078
Week 11115
Week 1295
Week 138
Week 14
Week 1587
Week 161010
Week 171116
Notes for Player Combination
 
D.J. Moore
WR - CAR
D.J. Moore
D.J. Moore
WR - CAR
vs. LV, Sun 1pm EDT
Brandin Cooks
WR - HOU
at KC, Thu 8pm EDT
Questionable
Expert 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
Most of the time, we can say that those who have experience with the quarterback and/or offense, they have a leg up on the rest of the receivers. That's the odd thing about the Panthers this offseason. They have a new offense being installed, as well as a new quarterback. Moore saw 135 targets last year, but does the addition of Robby Anderson hurt his ceiling? Anderson does have experience under Matt Rhule. I'm still siding with Moore, who's easily the best receiver on the roster. The Raiders allowed a massive 1.94 PPR points per target last year (fifth-most) but saw just 281 wide receiver targets on the year (eighth fewest), making them look better than they were. The 9.54 yards per target they allowed was the most in the league. They acknowledged the issue and added both free agent Prince Amukamara and first-rounder Damon Arnette to their cornerback unit this offseason. They wound up cutting Amukamara because they were impressed with Arnette, though just a week later, Arnette fractured his thumb. He's reportedly going to play with a cast on, which is far from ideal when covering someone as slippery as Moore. They don't do any shadowing, so Moore should see a mixture of Trayvon Mullen, Arnette, and Lamarcus Joyner. Knowing the changes and how it may take time for the new cornerbacks to acclimate, I still feel confident starting Moore as a solid high-end WR2 this week who presents WR1 upside. I wouldn't play him in cash lineups considering all the changes on his own team and that we haven't seen how the target share will play out, but he does deserve tournament consideration. 
Jacob Wayne
Lineups
D.J. Moore is probably my favorite third/fourth-round receiver target this year and he draws an awesome Week 1 matchup as the Raiders' secondary is completely beatable. Moore put up almost 1,200 yards last year in a putrid offense. Things should be much improved around him with a new and exciting coaching staff as well as a new quarterback in Teddy Bridgewater. I expect this to be a high-scoring game as neither defense scares me and I think Moore has a WR1 Week 1. 
Isaiah Sirois
FantasyPros
 Cooks is a game-time decision tonight. He has an injured quadricep, and while he's arguably the Texans' new WR1, I think he's a pass for me this evening. The Texans have enough receiving talent elsewhere -- Randall Cobb, Will Fuller, Darren Fells, Duke Johnson -- that I think they'll be able to put him in a limited role. I don't think that Cooks will be able to get the separation he needs tonight, so I would look elsewhere for wide receiver help.
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
The Panthers and Raiders game could easily turn into a shootout this weekend. If that's the case, the Panthers are going to be throwing the ball a ton and Moore could easily see over 10 targets in this game. While Moore isn't known for scoring touchdowns, which limits his upside in any format outside of Full PPR, he's going to be heavily targeted in this matchup. He's a safe WR2 this week with WR1 upside in Full PPR formats. 
Kevin Wheeler
The Draft Zone
 Cooks (quad) did not practice Tuesday. This is a downgrade after being limited in Monday's practice. It's a concern with the Texans kicking off in two days. Wednesday's injury report is crucial for Cooks, as another "DNP" would put him on the wrong side of questionable against the Chiefs. @Rotoworld
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
Vegas was just 19th against fantasy wide receivers last year, Moore has a great matchup and he should be a WR1 in Week 1.