The season starts in September. That means we’ve got more than four months of Skyy Moore puns ahead of us. But the Skyy really is the limit now that the Western Michigan product has landed in Kansas City on a team desperate for wide receiver production with Tyreek Hill in South Beach. Travis Kelce is the clear primary target for the Chiefs, but there’s room for multiple other fantasy-relevant options with Patrick Mahomes slinging the rock. Moore has been a favorite of the fantasy community throughout the pre-draft process and now lands in an ideal landing spot in Kansas City. Let’s take a look at how he stacks up in ETR’s projections.
Projection: 53.2 receptions on 84.4 targets for 698.4 yards and 4.4 touchdowns. WR51 on Underdog (104th overall).
- Moore paced Western Michigan in receiving as a true freshman with more than 800 yards, although he only registered a 20% Dominator Rating due to low scoring output. As a sophomore, his Dominator Rating rose to 26% despite competing for targets with 2021 second-round pick Dee Eskridge, who is three years older than Moore. And in 2021, he exploded onto the scene with Eskridge out of the picture, posting a monster 43% Dominator Rating and averaging 3.7 yards per team pass attempt. Moore fared pretty well in Anthony Amico’s Principal Component Analysis model and drew comparisons to players like CeeDee Lamb, Rashod Bateman, and Jerry Jeudy.
- Moore then had a strong showing at the NFL Combine and solidified himself as a Round 2 prospect. With impressive college production, albeit at a small school, and the ability to play both inside and out, it’s not hard to see why Moore was widely regarded as a second-round talent.
- And then there’s the landing spot. Moore has a clear path to targets as a rookie, and those targets will come from the arm of Patrick Mahomes. Moore should play right away in 3-WR sets and will likely assume WR2 duties behind Smith-Schuster. We have Moore projected for a pretty modest target share in the low teens, yet he still looks like someone who could be drafted in the single-digit rounds of fantasy drafts. The downside is that the hype on Moore will likely reach feverish levels considering he was a fantasy Twitter darling who got solid draft capital from the Chiefs. We’ll see if the community jumps the shark with Moore’s ADP, but there’s no denying he’s in an attractive position.
- We gave Moore a lofty upside case because there’s so much to like about his situation and profile. That’s why he winds up as a ninth-round pick in our rankings despite a fairly modest target share projection.
OTHER CHIEFS PLAYERS
- We had already baked in the assumption that the Chiefs would add a wideout, so this didn’t move the needle much for other Kansas City pass-catchers. We knocked Mecole Hardman‘s target share slightly, as he fell out of favor with the coaching staff during the second half of last season, and the Moore pick serves as further confirmation that he’s a mere depth piece at the moment. Other than that, the Chiefs’ pass-catchers didn’t move much in our rankings.