Darnell Mooney

Darnell Mooney

24-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
Chicago Bears
2021 Fantasy Outlook
A fifth-round pick last year, Mooney saw action all season, catching at least one pass in every game and finishing with 98 targets, second on the Bears only to Allen Robinson. Robinson accepted his franchise tag this offseason, solidifying himself as the team’s target hog, but Mooney is second on the depth chart. At 5-11, 177, Mooney is small and slight, but he’s fast and explosive — 4.38 40, two catches of 40-plus yards in an inept passing offense. Andy Dalton probably isn’t the answer at quarterback, but he’s likely better for the passing game than last year’s duo of Nick Foles and Mitchell Trubisky, and this year's 11th overall draft pick, Justin Fields, should take over before long. Read Past Outlooks
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#125.36
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$Signed a four-year, $3.58 million contract with the Bears in July of 2020.
Comes up big in season finale
WRChicago Bears
January 9, 2022
Mooney caught 12 passes for 126 yards in the Bears' 31-17 Week 18 loss to the Vikings, and he ended the season with 81 receptions 1,054 yards and four touchdowns.
ANALYSIS
Despite the Bears having a mostly anemic passing attack throughout the season, Mooney showed that he's on his way to becoming a star player. On four occasions, he recorded more than 120 yards, and although he had just four receiving scores, the lack of touchdowns had more to do with the lack of quality at quarterback than his talent. He'll enter the third year of his four-year rookie deal in 2022, and he could certainly be drafted as a top-30 receiver next summer.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Darnell Mooney's 2021 advanced stats compare to other wide receivers?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
  • % Targeted On Route
    Targets divided by total routes run. Also known as TPRR.
  • Avg Yds Per Route Run
    Receiving yards divided by total routes run. Also known as YPRR.
Air Yards Per Game
88.6
 
Air Yards Per Snap
1.60
 
% Team Air Yards
35.7%
 
% Team Targets
26.8%
 
Avg Depth of Target
10.8 Yds
 
Catch Rate
57.9%
 
Drop Rate
4.3%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
5.1
 
% Targeted On Route
22.2%
 
Avg Yds Per Route Run
1.67
 
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
Snap Counts
Snap %
Chicago BearsBears 2021 WR Snap Distribution See more data like this | See last season's snap counts
#% of Team Snaps

94484%
5585%
59853%
2945%
59253%
4671%
37633%
2335%
12611%
69%
989%
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151%
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91%
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Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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2021 Darnell Mooney Split Stats
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Darnell Mooney's measurables compare to other wide receivers?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
5' 11"
 
Weight
173 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.38 sec
 
Vertical Jump
37.0 in
 
Broad Jump
124 in
 
Bench Press
9 reps
 
Hand Length
9.63 in
 
Arm Length
30.88 in
 
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2020 Fantasy Outlook
Impressed by his 4.38 40-yard dash time, the Bears traded up to draft Mooney in the fifth round of this year's draft. Due to his slight 176-pound frame, he projects as a slot receiver, but the team has Anthony Miller, their second-best receiver, mainly occupying that spot, and Allen Robinson also lines up frequently in the slot. It's difficult enough for a rookie selected that late in the NFL Draft to make an immediate impact, and the fact that Chicago signed Ted Ginn to a free-agent deal makes it even more unlikely that Mooney makes a major impact as a rookie. Still, not many players can run like Mooney, and if the Bears somehow get quality quarterback play from the tandem of Nick Foles and Mitchell Trubisky, there's a chance that Mooney can emerge as the season progresses. However, that's not a very probable scenario.
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Leads team in receiving
WRChicago Bears
January 2, 2022
Mooney caught seven passes for 69 yards and a touchdown in the Bears' 29-3 win over the Giants on Sunday.
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Leads team with nine targets
WRChicago Bears
December 26, 2021
Mooney caught five passes on nine targets for 57 yards while adding a two-yard rush in the Bears' 25-24 win over the Seahawks on Sunday.
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Efficient performance in defeat
WRChicago Bears
December 20, 2021
Mooney caught five passes for 63 yards in the Bears' 17-9 loss to the Vikings on Monday.
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Disappointing performance
WRChicago Bears
December 13, 2021
Mooney caught one pass on five targets for 19 yards in the Bears' 45-30 loss to the Packers on Sunday.
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Struggles in loss
WRChicago Bears
December 5, 2021
Mooney caught five passes for 27 yards in the Bears' 33-22 loss to the Cardinals on Sunday.
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