The Watchlist is a unique article we will be putting out every week here at Bruno Boys. It’s considered a sleeper piece of sorts that will tackle players who generally sport an ownership level of 50% or lower.
The goal is to seek out some deep sleepers who have been trending in a positive direction but flying under the radar in popular circles in the fantasy community. This will help get you introduced to players before your league mates and before these players potentially become a hot waiver wire add in coming weeks.
This will also help provide insight for those in deeper leagues or dynasty formats where rosters are much larger and content on lesser owned players is harder to come by. Here are a few names we are keeping a close eye on this week:
David Moore, WR, Seattle Seahawks
The Seahawks offense hasn’t been a big factor in fantasy football this season. Part of this is due to the fact that Russell Wilson has only completed over 20 passes once this season. The team also lost Jimmy Graham who was a huge touchdown threat last season and staple wideout Doug Baldwin has been playing at less than 100% all season.
David Moore has made quite the impact in limited opportunities over the last three weeks as the second year wideout has scored 4 TD’s on only 9 receptions during that span. A 7th round draft pick out of East Central Oklahoma, Moore has shown some big play potential by making of play of more than 25 yards in each of the last four games.
When looking at the snap count breakdown amongst Seahawks WR’s over the last four games, Doug Baldwin and Tyler Lockett have run pretty clearly as the top-2 wideouts with right over 80% of the teams snaps each. What is interesting, however, is that David Moore took a big step forward last week running on 71.4% of the teams snaps (a season high) compared to 69.8% for Lockett.
Moore has also looked to have carved out a role in the red zone on the Seahawks offense as his 3 opportunities there tie for the team lead with Lockett over the last four games. Moore has notably scored a TD on all 3 opportunities, however, as Lockett only has 1 TD in the red zone over that span. Moore is also coming off a career game last week as his 4/97/1 line was good enough for a WR13 finish.
While you would like to see more volume out of Moore, his knack for finding the end zone and a new found role in the red zone puts him in the WR3 conversation going forward. The Seahawks don’t exactly have a cake schedule when looking rest of season, but there are plenty of solid matchups with shoot out appeal such as this week against the Chargers, next week at the Rams and Week 11 vs Green Bay. If you’re in deeper leagues or struggling with heavy bye weeks, Moore is worth an add and widely available with a sub-20% ownership percentage in Yahoo leagues.