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Even Despite a Struggling Offense, DJ Moore's Fantasy Production Survives

In a game where just 22 total points were scored and the winning team was the one that didn’t find the end zone, the Bears still ran a whopping 67 plays in Week 12 – a development that helped a few of Chicago’s offensive weapons avoid complete disaster performances, including WR D.J. Moore. With Justin Fields under center, Moore has been able to overcome the Bears' offense with consistently solid weekly outputs.

It’s easy to wonder what D.J. Moore could be with Caleb Williams at QB next year but Justin Fields has been working out just fine so far.

Despite Justin Fields posting a prehistoric 3.1-yard average depth of target against Minnesota this past Monday, D.J. Moore was able to capitalize as Fields’ favorite target in the Bears offense. Moore’s 45% target share on 13 targets led the team by far, which he was able to turn into 11 catches for 114 scoreless yards. Despite the wheels falling off the Bears offense in Week 12 and this season overall, Moore has proven that there’s a scoring ceiling to chase with him as long as Fields is there to deliver him targets.

On the year, D.J. Moore is averaging 22 fantasy points per game in games where Justin Fields starts and finishes the game (Weeks 1-5, plus these past two weeks - 11 and 12). That’s come with a 26.4% target share in those games, and Moore averages 105 receiving yards per game this year with Fields under center. With the Bears utilizing the rest of this season as a chance to assess what they have in Justin Fields, the Bears QB is likely to move forward with urgency to get the ball to his top playmaker in D.J. Moore. Chicago has tough matchups on tap these next few weeks following their Week 13 bye against Detroit and Cleveland, but as long as Fields is healthy, it’s going to be hard to keep Moore out of fantasy lineups the rest of the way.


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