Foster Moreau is a tight end for the Las Vegas Raiders. He grew up in New Orleans, where he starred as both a football and basketball player. A three star prospect, he had many offers from schools in Louisiana, but settled on Louisiana State University. He proved to be a valuable asset on special teams and as a blocking tight end, but his 12.3-percent target share showed his lack of involvement in the passing game. He caught 46 passes for 550 yards while starting in his final two seasons. His leadership skills were duly noted, as he was named the captain his senior season and chosen to wear LSU’s famed No. 18 jersey.
Carrying lackluster college stats, Foster Moreau was able to draw the eyes of scouts through the 2019 Senior Bowl and NFL Combine. After impressing in Senior Bowl practices, he ran a 4.66 second 40 time and posted a 124.4 burst score. That type of speed and agility within a 6-4 frame with a 81.5 inch wingspan is the makings of an athletic specimen. Combining his athleticism with his blocking and leadership ability, one can see why he received 4th round draft capital from the Raiders. Moreau was thrust back into his college role, seeing a 43.8-percent snap share, but only running 75 routes and 113 air yards.
His future was beginning to look grim, when in 2020 his snap share plummeted to 21.9-percent and finished the season with 9 targets. In 2021, Darren Waller ran into health issues, and Moraeu got his chance to be the short-term starter. This is an opportunity he took full advantage of, dropping 0 of his targets for 60 yards and touchdown in week 7 against the Eagles. Moreau’s role took a complete 180, running 306 routes and even earning 5 deep balls. He finally flashed the athleticism he boasted at the combine, running up 195 yards after catch. He finished the season with a TE25 fantasy ranking, and proved himself to be a viable fantasy stash. Moreau’s 2022 ADP will be free, considering Waller, the next gen stat king, remains under contract. .