3. Elijah Moore, WR, NY Jets
Another wide receiver who Jets fans will be excited to see in action in 2021 is Elijah Moore.
The rookie out of Ole Miss was the Jets' second-round pick in the 2021 NFL Draft and has certainly been attracting a lot of hype this offseason.
Moore set single-season reception records at Ole Miss, with 86 receptions for 1,193 yards in just eight games, averaging a touchdown a game and finishing his junior season on the first-team All-SEC, first-team All-American, and a finalist for the Biletnikoff Award, given to the best receiver in college football.
On paper, he looks like one of the steals of this year’s draft.
On the field, Moore’s impressive performances in training camp suggest he'll be pushing for the top receiver spot in New York.
Despite being projected to score a subpar 92 fantasy points this year, when he is compared to other receivers on the Jets' roster, most notably Jamison Crowder, in terms of fantasy points, Moore offers something unique and is expected to be one of the top sleepers in fantasy.
For Crowder, who is projected as a mid-end WR3 in PPR leagues in 2021, he is unlikely to have the volume of production numbers that he’s achieved in previous years.
Therefore, he's unlikely to be sought after by fantasy teams when compared to Moore and Corey Davis, who have the potential to build a quality wide receiver pair for the Jets in the coming years.
There is definitely more of an upside for Moore and he’s someone who has solid play for both standard and PPR leagues, highlighting why he’s well worth a selection later into the draft for your team.
A preseason injury may put some managers off from selecting him, but if he’s raring to go when the Jets take on the Carolina Panthers in Week 1, expect Moore to play a huge part in putting the Jets offense on the map.