Does wide receiver Skyy Moore have the tools and traits to succeed in head coach Andy Reid’s scheme? Certainly. But, the deck is stacked against him having a successful rookie fantasy campaign.
The narrative against Reid is that he is reluctant to play rookie wide receivers. Outside of DeSean Jackson’s rookie season in Philadelphia, that has largely been proven true. Rookie receivers, including Hill, still produce but see massive statistical jumps in their second year. Moore is a good talent, but not good enough to break Reid’s mold.
Moore may very well start the season out as Kansas City’s WR4, behind three experienced wide receivers, plus Kelce. There is not a clear-cut role for Moore in 2022, by no fault of his own. Moore can certainly see more looks later on in the season, either by more experience or if another passing option goes down. But, is that possibility great enough to draft Moore and stash him, rather than make him a priority free agent? The probability says no.
FantasyPros has Moore ranked as 2022’s 59th-best fantasy wide receiver. Their projected stats, approximately 600 receiving yards and 5 touchdowns, seem attainable but still lofty for the Western Michigan product. Rookies are always sexy picks in early fantasy drafts, but Moore should not warrant a premium pick for any fantasy player.
Moore should certainly be a sleeper fantasy option in 2023, do not be concerned. He will see an expanded role with other receivers moving on and him gaining confidence in the system. But, nothing is guaranteed this year. Moore would have to catapult his way up Kansas City’s depth chart to make himself a viable fantasy football option.