Steelers WR Lance Moore 'stood out as much as any player' during OTAs
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Steelers WR Lance Moore 'stood out as much as any player' during OTAs

The Steelers have a full-blown competition taking place to see who can fill the voids left by exited wide receivers Emmanuel Sanders @E_Sanders88 and Jerricho Cotchery. Two of the top combatants are Lance Moore @LanceMoore16 and second-year wideout Markus Wheaton. Scott Brown of ESPN.com wrote Monday that while Wheaton had a good offseason, Moore "stood out as much as any player" during the team's practices.
Brown continued: "The former Saints wide receiver proved to be a quick study while learning a new offense, and he could put up big numbers if opposing teams pay too much attention to Pro Bowler Antonio Brown @AntonioBrown84. Moore reminds me of (Jerricho) Cotchery in the sense that he is a pro's pro."

Fantasy Analysis:

Too bad "being a pro's pro" isn't a fantasy category. While the Cotchery comparison is good for the team, it won't excite fantasy owners.
The Steelers will run more no-huddle plays this season, something that Moore should be accustomed to after many seasons spent playing with the Saints, so it's no wonder why he's been a quick study. But Moore looked like a shell of his former last season and will turn 31 years old on the last day of August. Perhaps eight years of bumps and bruises are catching up with him.
Wheaton is battling rookie Martavis Bryant and Justin Brown for a starting job on the outside. The Steelers really don't know what they have yet in those three youngsters, but I think the winner of that competition, especially if it's Wheaton or Bryant, is more worthy of a late-round pick than the pedestrian veteran.

Source:
Scott Brown via ESPN.com

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I have played fantasy sports since 2001. I've played mostly in fantasy football and baseball leagues. I wrote for FFToolbox from 2002-2005 and re-joined in 2009.

I was an undergraduate from the University of Central Florida, and a master's graduate from Cal State University, Northridge specializing in journalism/mass communication. I make my home in Long Beach, Calif.

While I grew up in California, my favorite football team has always been the New York Giants.

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