Moore repeats his Week 11 performance
In Week 11, the Seattle Seahawks could not stop Rondale Moore. The 5-foot-7, 180-pound speedster has the potential to lead a Wes Welker type of career, and he showed it against the Seahawks, catching all 11 targets.
Regardless of whether DeAndre Hopkins returns to the starting lineup this week is not relevant. Hopkins will probably return on a pitch count, which gives Moore plenty of opportunities to perform.
Moore has logged 18 receptions on 20 targets since Hopkins missed time with a hamstring injury. And in that span, he has instead shown off his ability as a possession receiver, averaging between 4.6 and 5.0 yards per reception.
Despite their sixth-ranked passing defense, the Bears’ status as one of the NFL’s better pass defenses is misleading. They have had the second-fewest passing attempts against them at 341, trailing only the Detroit Lions (340).
In addition, the Bears have allowed the fifth-highest passer rating in the league, at 101.3. With Hopkins settling back in and opponents likely keying on Christian Kirk and A.J. Green, Moore will cook in Week 13.