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New Contract Spotlight 

Skyy Moore

New Contract Spotlight 

Skyy Moore 

By: Matt Morrison (@dynastyjerk

The 2022 NFL Draft has concluded. As we look back at some of the big news from the past weekend, we realize that now is not the time to let your guard down or to stop learning. We should be involved just as much as we were during the regular season. Mock Draft season is officially in effect. This includes both rookie mock drafts and startup drafts.  Now would be a great time to go back and review all of Nate Christian’s Prospect Preview articles. That’s what I’ve been doing over the past couple of days. In fact, I’ll be using a few of Nate’s most important points from his Skyy Moore article that he wrote back at the beginning of April. 

Another thing I want to reiterate is that we are currently running rookie mock drafts here at Dynasty Owner. Take a few minutes and head over to our Mock Draft Lobby and select either a Startup Mock Draft or a Rookie Mock Draft. Startup and Rookie live drafts are just around the corner. If you haven’t seen the pop up alert on the Dynasty Owner app, I’ll relay the schedule to you right here. 

2022 Startup Drafts will open on 5/14. Grab some buddies and start a brand new league of your own. For those of you who played last year or that have a current team, Rookie Drafts will begin on 5/27. This seems like a long way off still, but it will sneak up on us in the same way that the NFL Draft recently did.  If anyone needs a mock draft partner, hit me up on Twitter @dynastyjerk, and I’ll jump in with you. 

Well, that’s all the housekeeping I need to take care of today. Let’s talk about some news from this wild draft week. 

The News 

My article last week ran all the way up to the NFL Draft. In fact, I included a little bonus content from an early pick in the draft (Jameson Williams). Due to the fact that I had very little content from the draft, I’m going to list every offensive fantasy relevant player from the first three rounds.  I’ll also give a quick breakdown on the two massive wide receiver trades from Day 1. 

Player Position Pick Team Salary 
Drake London WR 1.08 Atlanta $5,383,616 
Garrett Wilson WR 1.10 New York (J) $5,138,501 
Chris Olave WR 1.11 New Orleans $4,817,968 
Jameson Williams WR 1.12 Detroit $4,365,447 
Jahan Dotson WR 1.16 Washington $3,762,089 
Treylon Burks WR 1.18 Tennessee $3,592,396 
Kenny Pickett QB 1.20 Pittsburgh $3,516,976 
Christian Watson WR 2.02 Green Bay $2,310,257 
Breece Hall RB 2.04 New York (J) $2,253,693 
Kenneth Walker III RB 2.09 Seattle $2,110,395 
Wan’Dale Robinson WR 2.11 New York (G) $2,046,289 
John Metchie III WR 2.12 Houston $2,017,543 
Tyquon Thornton WR 2.18 New England $1,763,464 
George Pickens WR 2.20 Pittsburgh $1,688,044 
Alec Pierce WR 2.21 Indianapolis $1,650,335 
Skyy Moore WR 2.22 Kansas City $1,612,624 
Trey McBride TE 2.23 Arizona $1,574,915 
James Cook RB 2.31 Buffalo $1,458,014 
Velus Jones WR 3.07 Chicago $1,351,481 
Jelani Woods TE 3.09 Indianapolis $1,343,118 
Desmond Ridder QB 3.10 Atlanta $1,340,739 
Greg Dulcich TE 3.16 Denver $1,310,459 
Malik Willis QB 3.22 Tennessee $1,286,083 
Jalen Tolbert WR 3.24 Dallas $1,283,215 
Rachaad White RB 3.27 Tampa Bay $1,280,712 
Tyrion Davis-Price RB 3.29 San Francisco $1,273,560 
Matt Corral QB 3.30 Carolina $1,269,984 
Brian Robinson RB 3.34 Washington $1,261,227 
David Bell WR 3.35 Cleveland $1,261,227 
Jeremy Ruckert TE 3.37 New York (J) $1,261,227 
Danny Gray WR 3.41 San Francisco $1,261,227 

This list may seem cumbersome and unnecessary as you can just look up each player on Dynasty Owner. However, my brain tends to work better linearly. For me it’s easier to have a solid paper copy of my draft list especially during real drafts. These 31 players will make up the majority of the players drafted in rookie drafts although it wouldn’t surprise me if players like Tyquon Thornton (landing spot) or Wan’Dale Robinson (size) tend to slide. 

The final four players on this list all have the same salary because they were obtained using compensatory picks in the third round. These picks have the same salary value for each player. 

A.J. Brown (Traded to the Eagles, Signed a 4-year, $100,000,000 extension) 

A.J. Brown was traded from the Titans to the Eagles during the first round of the draft on Thursday evening. He was traded for the 18th overall pick (Treylon Burks) and 101st overall pick (later traded to the Jets). This is one of those rare trades that I see as extremely fair and beneficial to both parties. The Eagles gain a Top 10 wide receiver weapon in the league. He should immediately step in as the most reliable possession receiver for Jalen Hurts. The Titans received a very good replacement for Brown, and they shed upcoming salary in the process. Just like in Dynasty Owner, trades in the NFL always take into account money as well as talent. Brown’s extension will not go into effect until 2023. 

Marquise Brown (Traded to The Cardinals, Extended for 1-year, $13,413,000) 

Shortly after A.J. Brown was traded, Hollywood Brown was also traded. He leaves the Ravens to join the suddenly in need Cardinals. He was traded with the 100th overall pick for the 23rd overall pick (later traded to the Bills). Marquise Brown will provide yet another above average weapon for Kyler Murray. Of course, most of you have already heard the news that DeAndre Hopkins will miss the first six games of the 2022 NFL season due to a performance-enhancing drug (PED) violation. This only strengthens Brown’s hold as a top weapon in this offense. 

DeAndre Hopkins (Suspended for 6 games) 

As mentioned above, DeAndre Hopkins has been suspended for more than a third of the regular season. Usually, I would advocate for patience especially in a dynasty format, but I think there is an exception here. Hopkins is 29 years old and has already shown signs of increased injury and slower play. This news should knock Hopkins down a decent bit in Dynasty Owner startup drafts. 

New Contract Spotlight 

Today we’re going to talk about the newly drafted wide receiver, Skyy Moore. I’m not going to spend a whole lot of time on Moore today mainly because he is a rookie. There are a few main things I want to point out though. First, he was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in the second round. More specifically he was the 22nd pick in the second round. He will make $1,612,624 per year for his first four years.   

On paper, it seems that Moore steps into one of the best landing spots possible. While I think it is likely one of the better teams he could have been drafted to, it isn’t the best. That award goes to Christian Watson who was also drafted in the second round by Green Bay. The reason I’m not more “in” on Moore (at least this year) is because of the faith I have in JuJu Smith-Schuster and Marquez Valdes-Scantling. I think that both of these players will receive more targets and receptions in 2022 compared to Moore. I see Moore as a fringe WR4 with upside at the moment. I truly believe that the upside he possesses will not be seen until at least the back half of 2022. 

So, what does all this mean? Where should he be drafted in rookie or startup drafts? Here is my answer to both…I currently have two quarterbacks, four running backs, nine wide receivers and zero tight ends ahead of Moore in rookie drafts. If you add it all up, it essentially means that I project middle of the second round rookie draft value for him. If he starts to slide to the third round, I think he can be a very good value there. I would not be interested in drafting him in the first round. There is better talent at more needed positions. A start up draft is a little more complicated to project, but I would put him somewhere in the 5th to 6th round range. 

Conclusion 

I like Skyy Moore long term. I love the fact that he ended up in KC, but the learning curve with wide receivers is historically at least half of a season. I don’t expect much of an impact until the end of the 2022 season at the earliest. Keep that in mind when you are looking to draft Skyy Moore this year.  

As always, thank you for reading. If there is any player that you want me to Spotlight, just message me on Twitter (@dynastyjerk) and let me know. I would appreciate it if you followed @Dynasty_Owner on Twitter as well as subscribed to Dynasty Owner on YouTube. Take care everyone and be safe. 

TheJerk 

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