If you recall, last year I advocated for buying high on a young receiver. If you listened to me in May of 2018, you bought JuJu Smith-Schuster when his ADP was 28 and have seen his value go up over one-and-a-half rounds. These days JuJu can be found with an ADP of 9.5, and he has firmly placed himself in the first round of dynasty startups. I mention this because I’m back again to tell you there is another wide receiver you should be buying high on, and his name is DJ Moore.
Moore was the 24th pick of the 2018 NFL draft class. He played his college ball at the University of Maryland. During his junior season, he set the school record for receptions with 80. He also had 1,033 receiving yards and eight touchdowns that season. It was off the back of this season that he entered the NFL and was drafted by the Panthers as the first wide receiver off the board from the 2018 class.
The 2018 season
Moore did not disappoint in his first NFL season. He put up 55 receptions, 788 yards, and two touchdowns on only 82 targets. These numbers were only good enough to make Moore the WR39 in points per game. Nonetheless, that is still impressive for a rookie. To put this in perspective here are all the wide receivers to put up at least 700 receiving yards as a rookie over the last ten seasons: