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Elijah Moore Fantasy Outlook Skyrockets as Hype Builds at Jets Training Camp

Max Staley
Elijah Moore fantasy outlook continues skyrocketing as the hype builds at Jets training camp.
Elijah Moore fantasy outlook continues skyrocketing as the hype builds at Jets training camp. / Adam Hunger/Getty Images

Updated (Thursday, 8/12/2021, 2:40 p.m. EST): Elijah Moore is dealing with a quad injury and is getting an MRI. We still don't know much about the severity of the issue, but a soft-tissue injury can be a lingering concern. There's nothing to do from a fantasy perspective just yet, but any extended absence would obviously hurt his value. This is a situation to monitor as the offseason rolls on.

The New York Jets selected Ole Miss wide receiver Elijah Moore with their second-round pick in the 2021 NFL Draft. The hype around the 21-year-old has grown every day since, and it's starting to reach a fever pitch.

Moore is blowing away beat writers, and his play has been the No. 1 story at Jets' training camp. Yes, stuff like this always come out around this time of year. But at this point, it's hard to ignore the noise.

The rookie wideout looks like one of the most intriguing assets in fantasy football – if anyone has a chance to be this year's Justin Jefferson, it's Elijah Moore.

Elijah Moore Fantasy

Moore currently carries an average draft position (ADP) of WR55, per FantasyPros. There's no way it stays that low for long.

He was one of the most productive WRs in the 2021 NFL Draft, totaling 1,257 yards from scrimmage and 8 touchdowns through eight games at Ole Miss. He backed that production up by running a 4.40 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine, also posting an agility score that put him in the 98th percentile among WR prospects.

That combination of production and athletic ability is exactly what fantasy managers want to see in a rookie WR.

In fact, Moore has been so good that he was elevated to the first-team offense after just a few days of working with the second team at camp. The Jets' coaches can't seem to keep him off the field, and you shouldn't leave him on your draft board for long.

He's stepping into what looks like a huge role on a revamped Jets' offense. His primary competition for targets will come from Corey Davis and Jamison Crowder, but neither is the kind of talent that would prevent Moore from being New York's No. 1 WR if he's as good as advertised.

The biggest hinderance to his value could be the presence of Zach Wilson, as we just don't know how the rookie will look this season. But for what it's worth, Wilson has reportedly performed pretty well at camp thus far, and the rookies appear to be developing a really nice chemistry.

Elijah Moore ADP

At his current ADP of WR55, Moore looks like one of the best late-round gambles in fantasy, though that number will surely continue creeping up as the offseason progresses.

Still, 31 teams let Elijah Moore fall in the NFL Draft – don’t make that same mistake in fantasy.

Moore currently checks in at WR41 in our 2021 fantasy football rankings.

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