Darnell Mooney
Darnell Mooney
23-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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$Signed a four-year, $3.58 million contract with the Bears in July of 2020.
Nearly invisible in loss
WRChicago Bears
September 26, 2021
Mooney caught one pass for nine yards in the Bears' 26-6 loss to the Browns on Sunday.
ANALYSIS
Mooney was second on the team with four targets, but with the Chicago offense completely dominated by the Browns, the team was unable to sustain drives, which contributed to his weak performance. After having been targeted at least seven times in each of his prior games, he'll likely bounce back, and he may do so in an excellent matchup next week against the Lions.
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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.
Air Yards Per Game
63.5
 
Air Yards Per Snap
1.03
 
% Team Air Yards
36.8%
 
% Team Targets
24.2%
 
Avg Depth of Target
8.5 Yds
 
Catch Rate
73.3%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
0.9
 
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Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
How does the Browns pass defense compare to other NFL teams this season?
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@ Browns
Sunday, Sep 26th at 1:00PM
Overall QB Rating Against
90.3
 
Cornerbacks
83.8
 
Safeties
112.7
 
Linebackers
51.6
 
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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
177 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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Yesterday
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4 days ago
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5 days ago
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5 days ago
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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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Good to go Week 3
WRChicago Bears
September 26, 2021
Mooney (groin) is active for Sunday's matchup against the Browns.
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Deemed questionable
WRChicago Bears
Groin
September 24, 2021
Mooney (groin) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game in Cleveland.
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Still limited Thursday
WRChicago Bears
Groin
September 23, 2021
Mooney (groin) was limited at Thursday's practice.
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Limited by new injury
WRChicago Bears
Groin
September 22, 2021
Mooney practiced in a limited capacity Wednesday due to a groin injury.
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Leads team in receiving
WRChicago Bears
September 19, 2021
Mooney caught six passes for 66 yards in the Bears' 20-17 win over the Bengals on Sunday.
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