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D.J. Moore downgraded Friday, questionable for Week 15 vs. Steelers

We break down the news that D.J. Moore has an ankle injury. What it means for Week 15 and beyond.

DJ Moore #2 of the Carolina Panthers reacts during the first half against the Denver Broncos at Bank of America Stadium on November 27, 2022 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images

Friday Update: In a strange turn of events, Moore was downgraded on Friday after logging two full practices Wednesday and Thursday. He is still being cited as dealing with an ankle issue and will head into the weekend as questionable.

Wednesday PM update: Moore practiced in full on Wednesday, likely clearing him to play as usual against the Steelers on Sunday.

Wednesday update: Moore was dressed for practice on Wednesday, per Steve Reed. This is a great sign. Even if Moore just gets in a limited practice he should be on track to play this week.

Monday update: Moore appears to have avoided a significant ankle injury and is considered ‘day-to-day,’ per Adam Schefter.

The Carolina Panthers top wide receiver D.J. Moore went catch-less in a game for the first time since Week 1 of his rookie season. That’s 76 games straight with a reception. But that streak is over after Moore couldn’t corral his three targets before injuring his ankle late in the Panthers win over the Seahawks in Week 14.

Moore will have an MRI on his ankle Monday, per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, but there are no reports on how serious the injury might be at the moment. We should learn more by the end of the day Monday.

Fantasy football implications for Week 15

Moore, who has been a fantasy stalwart despite bad quarterback play has finally had the bad play catch up to him this season. He has 46 receptions on 91 targets for 605 yards and four touchdowns through 13 games. He’s hit 1,000 yards in his last three seasons, but that doesn’t look like it will happen this year.