Fantasy Football advice: Bench D.J. Moore in championship games

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D.J. Moore is just 11 catches for 53 yards and one touchdown away from setting career-high numbers across the board in his first season with the Chicago Bears. While Moore is expected to hit this mark in all areas, he may limp to the finish line in these final two games. Fantasy football managers should proceed with caution, thinking he will perform like he did earlier in the year as they enter their fantasy football championships. 

D.J. Moore should be benched in fantasy football

Moore may have been able to shred the career-high numbers already, at least in two areas, had he not been so banged up during the last two weeks. Moore is playing through an ankle injury suffered in week 14. He has played the last two weeks, but you have seen the pain in his face, and you can see that it is impacting his play. 

It did not help that he had to face the number one Cleveland Browns defense, and Justin Fields had a bad day as well, but you could see that Moore was not quite the same. In week 16, he tweaked his ankle early into the Arizona Cardinals, and the team did not push him. He finished with 18 yards. 

The only game where Moore had lower yards per route run than the last two games was week one. In the last two games, he has been averaging 35 yards per game and one yard per route run. In the same three games prior to getting banged up, he was averaging 92.7 yards per game and 2.55 yards per route run

It is hard to see Moore getting back to 100% in the next couple of weeks. The next two games will present opportunities in the passing game, but there is a question of whether or not he can live up to the run he was on from weeks 12 to 14. 

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Moore is tough and a leader, and you know that he is going to suit up, especially so that he can post career numbers. Still, expecting him to get more than that in the final two games is asking for a lot. After leaning on Moore and fantasy football, managers may want to bench D.J. Moore.