The Fantasy Football Impact of D.J. Moore to the Chicago Bears

On Friday, March 10, the Chicago Bears agreed to send the number one overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft,

 to the Carolina Panthers in exchange for a haul of draft picks and sixth-year wide receiver D.J. Moore.

 This move sets up the Panthers to go after their franchise quarterback but the immediate fantasy impact comes from Moore going to Chicago for his age-25 season.

A first-round pick in the 2018 Draft by Carolina, D.J. Moore joined the Panthers at a tough time for a wide receiver.

Cam Newton’s superpowers were waning and Moore’s new team was on the precipice of a quarterback transitional period,

 that would ultimately prove to last the duration of Moore’s career in Carolina.

As a rookie, Moore hauled in 55 catches for 788 yards and two scores finishing as a fringe WR3 for fantasy purposes.

 For the next four seasons, Moore’s role as a target hog would only expand and lead to him finishing in the top 10 in target share over the last two seasons.

From an efficiency standpoint, Moore has been above average but not elite.

While his best fantasy season was in 2019, arguably his most impressive campaign came in 2022,

when he essentially matched Tyreek Hill in every efficiency metric.