Quick Hit: Why Lance Moore Is Too Risky Of An Option To Use

Lance Moore had a big game in Week 12, with 5 receptions for 54 yards and 2 TD.  However, does that performance make him someone that should be active in fantasy lineups?  This piece of information from Jeff Duncan of the Times-Picayune (click here for the article) helps to clarify things:

“Here’s the breakdown of the reps at each skill position: WR – Henderson 44; Colston 43; Meachem 43; Moore 20”

The Professor’s Thoughts:
It’s great that he made the most of his opportunities, but can we really expect him to replicate that type of performance this week?  It’s not like it is a new phenomenon.  Just look at his targets over the past few weeks:

  • Week 7 – 4
  • Week 8 – 9
  • Week 9 – 3
  • Week 10 – 3
  • Week 12 – 7

It makes sense that Moorewouldn’t get regular targets or playing time considering the numerous options that the team has.  Aside from the receivers, the Saints also have an elite tight end in Jimmy Graham and a plethora of running backs, like Darren Sproles and Pierre Thomas, that need to get the ball.

Sure, he may have the random big game from time to time, but there’s too big of a risk that he only gets a handful of targets.  Don’t get too excited from the one game, especially with playoff berths on the line. Moore can safely be ignored in all but the deepest of formats.

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