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Elijah Moore placed on injured reserve ahead of Week 14

We break down the news that wide receiver Elijah Moore is dealing with a quad injury in Week 14 and has been sent to IR.

Elijah Moore #8 of the New York Jets carries the ball down the field in the fourth quarter of the game against the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium on November 28, 2021 in Houston, Texas. Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images

Saturday update: Moore is heading to injured reserve, per Connor Hughes of The Athletic. The hope is that he’ll be sidelined for just three weeks but no timetable has been confirmed for the rookie just yet.

Thursday update: Moore was once again not at practice on Thursday. He will need to get out there on Friday to have a shot at playing this week, but right now his availability is very much in peril.

The New York Jets returned to practice on Wednesday to begin on-field preparations for their Week 14 home contest against the New Orleans Saints, and they are shorthanded. Top wide receiver Elijah Moore is not practicing to start the week due to a quad injury.

Moore suffered the injury this past weekend against the Eagles. Head coach Robert Saleh said he is day-to-day, according to Rich Cimini. This news comes a day after the team placed WR Corey Davis on injured reserve with a groin injury.

Fantasy football implications

Saleh was “hopeful” Moore would be available Sunday and that now leaves Jamison Crowder, Denzel Mims, and Braxton Berrios as the team’s top healthy three receivers. Crowder has some PPR value with Davis sidelined and that only increases with Moore now on IR.

The Saints are giving up the fourth most fantasy points to wide receivers this season. It’s hard to get excited about the Jets skill position players with these injuries, but you could do worse than Crowder this weekend if Moore is out alongside Davis.