The 2022 fantasy football season is truly underway as drafts fire off across the nation, meaning now is the time to dive into Skyy Moore’s ADP in fantasy football drafts to determine whether or not fantasy managers are receiving a value on draft day. Carrying some of the highest upside of this rookie class, can Moore end up leading the Kansas City Chiefs receivers in 2022?
Skyy Moore ADP | Is he worth his current price in fantasy drafts?
Few rookie receivers carry the same hype level as the Chiefs’ Skyy Moore, who sits as the WR52 with an ADP of 139. However, he’s not the highest valued receiver on his own team as JuJu Smith-Schuster is currently the WR31 with a 73 ADP. Fantasy managers are slightly bullish on Moore when compared to both Marquez Valdes-Scantling and Mecole Hardman, the WR61 (169 ADP) and WR59 (164), respectively.
In PFN’s 2022 Fantasy Football redraft rankings, Moore is down at 70th among WRs as 173rd overall. Meanwhile, Smith-Schuster is up at WR27 and 65th overall in PPR. In my personal rankings, I have it much closer between Smith-Schuster and Moore at the moment, with Smith-Schuster at WR33 and Moore at WR44.
Smith-Schuster is the more proven option of the two, but Moore has all the chances in the world to become the No. 2 passing option behind Travis Kelce for Patrick Mahomes. Moore has been dominant during camp, with Andy Reid showing his creativity by having Moore receive snaps in the backfield.
Moore is currently being selected around Russell Gage, Julio Jones, Tyler Boyd, and Marquez Valdes-Scantling, but he carries vastly more upside than any of them. At his current ADP of 139, I view Moore as an outright steal. His ADP did not rise how many expected after a strange usage pattern in the preseason.
Skyy Moore’s projected fantasy value in 2022
Fantasy upside is a combination of both talent and opportunity. Moore emphatically checks both boxes. He’s on the smaller side, standing around 5’9 1/2″, 195 pounds, but his talent jumps off the screen. He gears up as quick as anyone, breaks down very well at the stem, and sinks to get in and out of his cuts with ease.
Moore was a massive contributor for Western Michigan, soaking up 30% of the targets in his three years both on the inside (39% slot rate) and outside.
With the talent covered, let’s look at the opportunity. Well, I think it’s safe to say there’s a bit of a shake-up after trading away Tyreek Hill in the offseason, which presents a massive opportunity. Heading into 2022, the Chiefs have the third-most vacated air yards heading into 2022 at 62.1% (2,748), with Hill accounting for 1,647 of those air yards.
Moore’s versatility could see him become a WR2 by the end of the season
Odds are Smith-Schuster will see the bulk of this early on in the year until Moore gets his feet wet. It’s unfair to write off JuJu after a few down years. In 2019, Devlin Hodges and Mason Rudolph started 14 games. Last year, Ben Roethlisberger’s anemic arm hampered Smith-Schuster in the games he participated in before his shoulder injury. In his first two seasons, he totaled 2,343 yards, including his 2018 season, where no receiver had more yards after the catch than him (587) — over 100 more than Hill in second place.
Where Moore brings value and should be on the field early and often is his versatility, having success in both the slot and the perimeter. From an efficiency standpoint, he is special. According to Matt Harmon’s Reception Perception, Moore posted a 75% success rate against man-coverage (86th percentile), 88.1% vs. zone (97th percentile), and even more impressively, a 75.7% success rate vs. press, placing him in the 91st percentile.
I don’t foresee Moore as a slot-only receiver in the NFL despite his size. If anything, Moore could be in a very similar role to one of last year’s top breakouts, Elijah Moore, who played in their slot but also excelled out wide. It’s no shocker to say the ceiling is sky high for Moore. I wouldn’t be surprised if he leads the Chiefs receivers in yards and becomes Mahomes’ top target when he extends the play like only Mahomes can do.
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