4 Panthers players who disappointed at the Chiefs in Week 9
By Dean Jones
D.J. Moore – Carolina Panthers WR
D.J. Moore finds himself on the list purely because of the distinct lack of chances that came his way. The wide receiver was targeted just four times during the contest as the Carolina Panthers opted to use their other players on offense more prominently at the Chiefs.
This is classed as a disappointment, most notably for the player. Although Moore is putting together a nice year and looks on course to reach the 1,000-yard milestone once again, he is clearly the No. 2 wideout option behind free-agent signing Robby Anderson and the increasing influence of Curtis Samuel is something else that might diminish his role slightly as the campaign goes on.
Moore is a supremely talented receiver who has a rare ability to make things happen at the drop of a hat. There were some timing issues with quarterback Teddy Bridgewater earlier in the season and although things have improved, the player has yet to find the consistency that saw him enjoy a breakout campaign in 2019.
Not all Carolina’s offensive weapons are going to put up big numbers every game. Target distribution among the Panthers’ stud wideout trio was impacted by the return of Christian Mccaffrey and this left Moore on the outside looking in, for the most part, gaining just 18 receiving yards.
It would be a huge shock if this trend continued in the coming weeks. Moore is simply too gifted to be an afterthought in Joe Brady’s plans.