Santana Moss' Fantasy Value On The Rise In New Role

Brian MaziqueCorrespondent IIIAugust 16, 2016

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - OCTOBER 21: Wide receiver Santana Moss #89 of the Washington Redskins makes a catch in the fourth quarter as cornerback Jayron Hosley #28 of the New York Giants defends during their game at MetLife Stadium on October 21, 2012 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)
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Don't get down on Santana Moss because of his late fumble against the New York Giants—at least not from a fantasy football standpoint. The 33-year-old Washington Redskins receiver had two touchdown catches against the Giants.

Moss hasn't made a ton of receptions, but the ones he makes, he's made them count. He's averaging 15.3 yards per reception, and the more comfortable he gets in his slot receiver role, the better his production should be.

Of his 19 receptions, four of them have gone for touchdowns. Moss put in the work to get comfortable with Robert Griffin III, and it didn't just start in the last few weeks.

According to Chuck Carroll of 4th and Pain, Moss organized a preseason camp in RG3 country, aka Waco, Texas, to ensure he and other receivers were on the same page with the phenom.

It seems to be paying off for the team. RG3 looks like a sure-fire Rookie of the Year candidate, and if the Redskins somehow climb into the playoffs, the rookie could garner some MVP votes as well.

Meanwhile, Moss is beginning to reap the benefits. He has embraced a more limited role than he's seen in the past. He's not as fast as he once was, but he's still capable of getting open against zone coverage, and he usually has great hands. It was his 13th fumble in his 12-year NFL career. 

By that math, he probably won't put another on the ground until next season.

He's not a No. 1 or No. 2 guy on your fantasy team anymore, but how many flex options will get you between 16 to 20 fantasy points? According to a default scoring system on Yahoo! Sports, Moss generated 16.35 fantasy points against the Giants.

That's good production for a secondary position. With Fred Davis out for the season, per Yahoo! Sports, Moss could become RG3's main target on scramble plays. He is still a solid play at a flex position or on your main receiver's bye week.


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