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Rookie Report: Week 3
Rookie Report: Week 3

September 25, 2022

Skyy Moore WR, Chiefs 

Let’s be honest, any wide receiver who’s fortunate enough to have Patrick Mahomes as their quarterback is blessed. While Moore doesn’t have the most imposing physique at 5-foot-9, 195 pounds, his release package is ideal, he’s a shifty athlete who showcases good suddenness, his hands aren’t suspect, and his overall football IQ is above-average. Additionally, the Western Michigan product is a willing blocker and a true competitor. His route tree is a bit limited, and his route running could still use some refinement, but he has the long-term potential to be a true number two option in an NFL offense. 

Through two career games, Moore has played 15 total offensive snaps – seven out wide, six out of the slot, and two out of the backfield. All of those receiving snaps came in week 1, as he barely saw the field in week 2. Understandably, the Mojo market has not been a fan of Moore over the past week. His current share price is sitting at $7.30, but he is up 5.53% over the past month, which tells us that the general hype is still there – as it should be. All in all, Moore is a gifted athlete who’s still developing in some areas, but has the skill set to be a weapon in a Mahomes-led offense in time. Consider buying Moore before he gets going. 

Romeo Doubs WR, Packers 

When Davante Adams was sent to Oakland in March of this year, everyone’s attention turned to the wide receiver one spot in Green Bay. Then the Packers took Christian Watson 34th overall in the 2022 NFL Draft. And about 100 picks later, they drafted another wide receiver in Doubs. The 6-foot-2, 200-pound wideout accumulated 3,322 receiving yards playing for the University of Nevada, featuring two 1,000-yard seasons that capped off a very productive collegiate career. Now, playing in the Mountain West Conference certainly helped inflate those stats a bit, but Doubs has the skill set to be a contributor at the highest level.

He’s at his best when he’s being used on the outside and on vertically-based routes. And it seems like the Packers understand this, as 47 of his 60 offensive snaps have come out wide through two career games. What has he done with these early opportunities? Not much, but he does have at least 27 receiving yards in both games. 

As the chemistry between him and Aaron Rodgers continues to grow, I can see him gradually becoming a more useful player. Thinking long term, Doubs projects to be – at the very least – an average deep threat at the NFL level. According to the Mojo market, the 22-year-old wideout is expected to achieve $4.04 in future value before he leaves the game (his current share price is $4.14). Because he has his limitations as a receiver and won’t be playing with Rodgers for the entirety of his career, it’s hard to recommend confidently going Long here. And at the same time, going Short could be looked back at as an unwise move if Doubs ends up exceeding expectations. If you feel obliged to do one, go Long, but just keep your overall expectations tempered. 

James Cook RB, Bills 

James Cook was one of the more polarizing offensive selections in the 2022 NFL Draft. The Bills took him 63rd overall, and I can’t help but wonder if his last name had a say in that decision. Putting all speculation aside, Cook possesses enough talent to produce in the NFL. His biggest strength is his receiving chops. He caught 67 receptions for 730 yards in his career as a Bulldog – truly a natural pass catcher. Furthermore, he possesses enough speed and burst to take it to the house when used out of the backfield. 

However, his size (5-foot-11, 199 pounds) will likely limit how much work he gets and how he’s used on a per-game basis as a pro. There’s reason to be somewhat giddy here, but it’s hard to see him as anything other than a talented passing-down back who can beat defenders around the edge when used as a runner. He played just three offensive snaps in his NFL debut, but then went ahead and carried the ball 11 times for 53 yards in his second career game (18 offensive snaps). Following this “breakout” performance, the Mojo market has been predictably bullish on him. He’s up 7.58% over the past week, and his share price is now at $5.19. His overall ceiling as an NFL running back is capped, but going Long just in case he exceeds expectations isn’t the worst idea.

Micah Henry is a Contributing Writer on Mojo. All trades you make are with Mojo, which sets the lines as the “house”. Recommendations are for entertainment purposes only. Please use your own judgment and data to make trades. 21+. Must be in NJ to trade. Gambling Problem? 1-800-GAMBLER
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