Four rushing yards and 0.4 points were not what Skyy Moore fantasy football managers had hoped for in Week 1. Despite playing the second-most of all WRs on a Travis Kelce-less Kansas City Chiefs team, Moore was a big-time fantasy flop. Is he still worth hanging on to in fantasy?
Skyy Moore’s Rest-of-Season Fantasy Outlook
Week 1 was a definite flop for Moore, but his opportunity is still worth a lot. Moore saw three targets and one rush attempt. He also had a long catch that was called back for offensive holding. When the Chiefs came to crunch time, Patrick Mahomes seemed to have the most faith in Moore.
Moore will not see unlimited opportunities if he can’t produce, but this might be a one-off outing. Kelce is the center of the offense and is the only locked-in starting receiving option. Without him, defenses play the Chiefs differently. Moore can take advantage of one-on-one situations with Kelce back and was often open against the Lions.
The Chiefs passing attack looked a little like they were trying to figure out what players were their top guys. Who can Mahomes trust going forward?
The top options didn’t perform, and the backups posted stronger lines. One week is unlikely to change all the offseason work to get these guys ordered, but it is something to watch.
So what can Moore fantasy managers expect for the rest of the season? Most likely, it’s going to be up and down. Better weeks are ahead as Moore ran 29 routes, the second most among Chiefs WRs. He was not targeted much at just three times on those routes. Moore was the first read on two of those targets, so he was able to get open.
The Chiefs spread the ball around a ton in this game. It’s unlikely that 12 players draw targets in most games. Moore can easily settle in around 5-6 targets per game and give you four catches for 50 yards and possibly score. At this point, that feels like the optimal line for him, though — a potential Flex fill-in guy.
Should I Cut Moore?
This answer is not black and white. In shallow leagues (8-10 teams), he’s absolutely a cut candidate. There are likely higher ceiling options than Moore, and it is worth taking shots on those players. In a normal 12-team or deeper league, it’s worth holding him for a bit longer, but he’s not a must-roster player.
Week 2 waivers are one of the most important in fantasy football. Once games are played this weekend, and some potential breakout guys make themselves known, it may be worth cutting Moore. Some of that will depend on how other bench players perform too.
In general, with how the targets were distributed, he’s on a list approaching a cut. Most bench spots in fantasy are best used on a high-ceiling player.
If Moore’s best-case outcome is truly four catches for 50 yards and hopefully a TD, that is typically something that can be replaced on waivers. Moore is not a must-hold option but should probably be kept another week to see what the offense looks like when fully intact.