2023 Fantasy Football Update: DJ Moore Traded For First-Round Pick
The Chicago Bears have traded the first overall pick in this upcoming draft to the Carolina Panthers. The Bears are expected to receive wide receiver D.J Moore, picks No. 9 and No. 61 in the 2023 draft, a first-round pick in 2024, and a second-round pick in 2025.
The Bears were quietly making headlines regarding moving down in the draft recently and would be more than satisfied with their acquisitions, especially with DJ Moore. Chicago Bears management was well aware that they had to solidify the offense for Justin Fields. Moore could prove to be a reliable option as Moore caught 63 passes for 888 yards and seven touchdowns last season. He's had 1,000 receiving yards in three of his five NFL seasons.
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With the acquisition of the number 1 overall pick, the Carolina Panthers will be able to draft their franchise player. The last time the top pick was traded was in 2016. The Rams made a trade to draft Jared Goff.
Fantasy Breakdown Of DJ Moore Trade
D.J. Moore would be joining the Chicago Bears as the most complete wide receiver in their young and crowded wide receivers room. With the addition of Moore, Chicago now holds one of the most impressive wide receivers group that also features Chase Claypool, Darnell Mooney, and Cole Kmet. Questions remain about Fields’ passing game, but with a wealth of weapons available at his disposal, many believe that he will flourish and spread the ball with great efficiency. Bears management had been looking around the league about how they could get Justin Fields some help and many expect Moore to deliver in a big way. Moore,a physical specimen, can line up anywhere on the field and make incredible plays. More importantly, he possesses an impressive skillset that features solid route running with a great set of hands that allow him to make incredible catches along the sidelines.
Frank Reich who played at the quarterback position, and is a natural when developing young talent will get the chance to handpick his franchise player. Many expect the Panthers to select the most NFL-ready prospect either Bryce Young out of Alabama or C.J. Stroud from Ohio State. One thing is for certain, and that is the fact that the Panthers need to find stability and poise in the position. Now that they have acquired the top selection in this year's draft, time will tell how the management team will proceed to acquire other pieces in order to propel the Panthers to an immediate playoff contender for this upcoming season.
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