Player: Skyy Moore

Team: Kansas City Chiefs

Selection: 54th Overall (Round 2 // Pick 22)

 

On the latest episode of the Razzball Fantasy Football Podcast, Bobby LaMarco welcomes in Sky Guasco to discuss former Western Michigan wide receiver Skyy Moore and what his potential fantasy value is as a rookie in Kansas City. To hear our full analysis, check out the YouTube video included with this article. And see where Pickens ranks on our new consensus rookie rankings for 2022 fantasy football dynasty leagues and 2022 fantasy football ADP pages!

 

Skyy Moore is an exciting NFL and fantasy prospect. Frankly, any player that has the opportunity to play with Patrick Mahomes moves the needle in fantasy football. But can Moore stand out on a team full of NFL vets and young weapons?

 

In addition to drafting Moore in the 2nd Round of the NFL Draft, the Chiefs also drafted running back Isaiah Pacheco out of Rutgers and picked up undrafted free agent Justyn Ross from Clemson. Talent-wise, Ross could have been a 2nd Round pick. However, a string of injuries cost him to miss quality time in college and he went undrafted somehow. Side note: there’s definitely a world where Ross outperforms Moore this year and long-term in Kansas City. The talent and early chemistry is there for Ross. The Chiefs were busy in Free Agency as well, bringing in JuJu Smith-Schuster, Marquez Valdes-Scantling and Ronald Jones. Not to mention future Hall of Famer Travis Kelce, Mecole Harman, the ghost of Josh Gordon and former 1st Round pick Clyde Edwards-Helaire. To say it’s not a given that Moore jumps right into a main role is an understatement. Also, he’s certainly not Tyreek Hill

 

The Chiefs do however have opportunities available for Moore to step up. With the departures of Hill (159 targets), DeMarcus Robinson, Darrell Williams and a few others Kansas City has 360 total available targets from last year’s numbers. Even 60 targets from Mahomes could do wonders for a first-year receiver like Moore. He saw an impressive 37% target share at Western Mich. That resulted in 94 receptions and 1,284 yards on 135 targets. He has a similar build as Hill (both 5’ 10” / 190 lbs.), but not the speed. Stop comparing Moore to Hill thinking Moore will become “Tyreek” in this offense. He won’t. Here are their prospect profiles. 

  • Moore – 4.41 40-yard dash (90th %), 96.8 speed score (61st %), 20-year-old breakout age (60th %), burst score (50th %), agility score (26th %), catch radius (22nd %).
  • Hill – 4.29 40-yard dash (97th %), 100 speed score (71st %), burst score, agility score and catch radius all in the 94th % or above.

 

In Best Ball formats, Moore is worth a flier in the 14th Round with weekly upside. In PPR Redraft, he’s going as the WR59 in the 15th Round. Take him there. In Dynasty, he’s going as the 10th pick in rookie drafts and the WR8. I would take David Bell (CLE) and a few RBs being taken later before Moore. Or, his teammate Ross as the WR19 among rookies. To hear our full analysis, check out the YouTube video above or listen to the podcast audio below.