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Elijah Moore Fantasy Outlook Rises as The Athletic's 2021 Jets Breakout Pick

Larry Rupp
New York Jets rookie Elijah Moore's fantasy outlook rises after The Athletic chooses him as the team's breakout player.
New York Jets rookie Elijah Moore's fantasy outlook rises after The Athletic chooses him as the team's breakout player. / Wesley Hitt/Getty Images

The New York Jets made it a clear goal to address their offensive woes in the offseason through the 2021 NFL Draft. They selected quarterback Zach Wilson in the first round, but were shocked to see wide receiver Elijah Moore available in the second round. The Jets made sure to scoop him up, too.

The young wideout's fantasy stock seems to be rising as he continues to impress during the team's offseason workouts. Moore's dynamic speed and explosiveness is sticking out so far. In fact, The Athletic chose him as the Jets' breakout player for the upcoming NFL season.

Elijah Moore Fantasy Outlook

It's not hard to see why head coach Robert Salah was so excited to draft the former Ole Miss Rebel. Moore broke out during his junior season racking up 1,257 yards from scrimmage on 100 touches in 8 games played. He scored 8 touchdowns and averaged a career-high 13.9 yards per reception as well.

It's been a while since the Jets had a No. 1 wide receiver capable of taking over on offense. Moore has the potential to be that kind of player if he can develop a quick connection with Wilson.

The only obstacle Moore really has to overcome this season is the Jets' surprising depth at the WR position. The team reworked the contract of veteran Jamison Crowder and signed Corey Davis in free agency. Second-year player Denzel Mims and free-agent addition Keelan Cole are also expected to see playing time.

However, Moore has the on-field awareness and route-running capabilities needed to work his way up the depth chart. His athleticism fits in well with the Jets offensive scheme and he remains a name to keep an eye on heading into fantasy football drafts. Moore is one rookie that could easily exceed expectations.

He's an interesting late-round target for most fantasy leagues and a must-have option in dynasty formats.

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