Can Robby Anderson and D.J. Moore become an elite tandem?

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Making the leap

Currently, the duo both sit in the top 11 for receiving yards this year, with Robby Anderson positioned at No. 5 with 772 receiving yards and D.J. Moore ranked No. 11 with 736. The only other duos to both rank in the top 15 are D.K. Metcalf and Tyler Lockett – who both rank above Moore – with the Kansas City Chiefs tandem of Travis Kelce and Tyreek Hill also achieving this feat.

Not a bad list to be included in.

Some might reason Anderson and Moore have already made the leap this year since they are among other talented duos in Seattle and Kansas City. But there’s still room to grow before they are mentioned as an elite duo.

Anderson hasn’t caught a touchdown pass since Week 1 of the 2020 season and hasn’t eclipsed 100 yards since Week 5. The talented receiver can’t become a number one option until he regularly produces consistent numbers.

Sure, he’s made a leap this year while being on track for his first 1,000-yard season. But true No. 1 wideouts rarely have bad weeks.

On the other hand, Moore is in a good spot as a number two option for the Carolina Panthers. The third-year receiver is on track to match his receiving yards from last year and has already caught four touchdown passes, the same amount of scores he attained all of last season.