Analyzing Week 5 fantasy performances in Panthers’ win at Falcons

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D.J. Moore, Carolina Panthers
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D.J. Moore – Carolina Panthers WR

D.J. Moore rewarded patient fantasy owners with 19.3 points against the Falcons. The highlight of his day was this sweet 57-yard touchdown catch in the second quarter. He still isn’t getting nearly the amount of targets as he used to, but we may start to see more production from Moore as defenses key in on his teammate on the other side, Robby Anderson.

Start or sit in Week 5?


Moore’s opportunities may be stifled this week as the Bears are currently ranked tenth overall against the pass. The wideout could rack up yardage if Chicago is to pressure Teddy Bridgewater and he’s forced to throw a lot of short and intermediate passes, which is the type of game he thrives in.

Robby Anderson- Carolina Panthers WR

Robby Anderson and Moore strangely had almost the exact same point total in Week 5. Anderson slightly edged him out with 19.5 points, accumulating his total with another 100+ yard performance on ten receptions. The former New York Jet hasn’t scored a touchdown since Week 1, but his target share makes him viable as a weekly starter, especially in PPR formats.

Start or sit in Week 5?


As mentioned in the analysis of Moore, the Chicago Bears pass defense is no joke. However, both Anderson and Moore have the speed and versatility to exploit the Bears’ physical style.

This may not be a big game for either receiver in terms of yards. But look for Anderson to get more chances overall and possibly some looks in the red zone.