Darnell Mooney

  • Height
    5' 10"
  • Weight
    176 lbs
  • Arm Length
    30 7/8" (26th)
Darnell Mooney headshot
  • Draft Pick
    5.28 2020
  • College
    Tulane
  • Age
    25.1
Overall rank
WR46
2022

Darnell Mooney Bio & Season Stats

Year Games Tgts Rec Rec Yds YPR Air Yds Rec TD Fantasy Pts/Game
2022 12 61 40 493 12.3 716 2 8.5 (#63)
2021 17 140 81 1055 13.0 1479 4 12.9 (#27)
2020 16 98 61 631 10.3 1157 4 9.5 (#58)
  • College Dominator
    36.5% (75th)
  • College YPR
    17.8 (85th)
  • College Target Share
    26.7% (81st)
  • Breakout Age
    18.9 (91st)

Darnell Mooney Advanced Stats & Metrics

Value Over Stream

-0.7
(#176)

Value Over Stream: Valuation scheme calculates a player’s fantasy pts/game over the average waiver wire replacement in standard fantasy league formats during either the current season (or previous year during the offseason) and adjusts for positional bust rates. VOS rank in parenthesis spans all positions, enabling player comparisons across QB's, RB's, WR's, and TE's.

2022

Snap Share

2022

Target Share

2022

Fantasy Points

Darnell Mooney ADP

61.90
Average Draft Position (2022)
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6.02 Pick
WR31 Rank

Darnell Mooney News & Analysis

Popularity Index

#212

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Darnell Mooney Injury History

Low
Medium
High
Games Missed
Injury Reports
Groin strain
Week 8 (2021)
0
1
Groin strain
Week 2 (2021)
0
2
Back strain
Preseason (2021)
0
2
Ankle injury
Week 17 (2020)
1
1
Knee sprain
Week 13 (2020)
0
1
Shoulder sprain
Week 5 (2020)
0
1

Darnell Mooney College Stats

Year Games Recs Rec Yds Tgt Share Catch Rate Rec TDs Special Teams Age School
2016 9 (WR) 24 (56 tgts) 267 (11.1 ypr) 21.7% 42.9% 2 0 19 Tulane
2017 11 (WR) 34 (58 tgts) 599 (17.6 ypr) 24.0% 58.6% 4 5 20 Tulane
2018 13 (WR) 48 (84 tgts) 993 (20.7 ypr) 28.0% 57.1% 8 0 21 Tulane
2019 13 (WR) 48 (82 tgts) 713 (14.9 ypr) 24.4% 58.5% 5 0 22 Tulane

Who is Darnell Mooney

Darnell Mooney was the 24th receiver drafted in the NFL draft, falling all the way down to pick 173 where he was selected by the Chicago Bears in the fifth round. He did not have any major buzz coming out of college, and was mostly viewed as a raw prospect, but that would change quickly once he was given the opportunity to play. Despite catching passes in the sub-optimal Bears offense, Mooney was able to find success, even breaking the Bears record for receptions by a rookie with his 61 receptions. He topped off his Rookie year with an even more productive sophomore season, finishing with 81 receptions for 1,055 yards.

Mooney's next gen stats reflect that he has had 23 deep ball targets in both years, and he has had only six total drops in both seasons despite commanding starting snaps both years. He was No. 11 in the NFL in targets, and 13th in Air Yards, so the Bears are very content with feeding him the ball whenever possible. If Justin Fields can develop into a more consistent passer, Mooney will finally have a reliable quarterback throwing him the ball and take the next step to becoming an elite receiving weapon in the NFL. His ADP will be completely different in 2022, as he was drafted as the WR 47, but finished with a fantasy ranking of WR 23. He is still playing under his rookie contract, and with no Allen Robinson return likely for 2022, he is currently projected to be the No. 1 receiver on the team.