D.J. Moore did not do what Chicago Bears fans and fantasy football managers thought he was going to do. It was a combination of issues, but there are reasons for fantasy football players to start Moore this week against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Chicago Bears WR D.J. Moore is a good fantasy football start vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers
First, Moore had to play against Jaire Alexander, which is never easy. Still, it was more about Luke Getsy not immediately dialing up plays to get the ball in the hands of Moore, and it was about Justin Fields not looking for him when he left the pocket and scrambled.
Moore created two first downs on back-to-back catches and created momentum on one of the few scoring drives. It is insane that the team waited until the second quarter and then saw that impact and did not go back to it.
It made no sense, and you have to think that Getsy will go out of his way to draw up a screen or some type of play to get the ball into his hands and get him going on the first drive.
Beyond that, while he does not have to face Alexander, it was looking tough seeing Carlton Davis across from him. However, Davis is listed as OUT for this game, which benefits Moore in a big way. He will see Jamel Dean but also Zyon McCollum, a fifth-rounder in year two, as well as slot cornerback Christian Izien, a UDFA who was just in the concussion protocol. This is a much weaker secondary.
Still, even when it is healthy, D.J. Moore has had success. His career average is 64 yards per game. However, that is bumped up by the fact that his average against the Bucs is 76 yards per game. He has had success against this time from his time with the Carolina Panthers, and that is over 760 yards in 10 games.
Moore, as a talent, looked good, he should get the ball on schemed-up plays, and he should have an easier matchup. At this point, if D.J. Moore does not have a good game against the Bucs, it has to be Justin Fields that we are pointing to. Is that what will happen, or will Moore end up just fine this week?