Oakland Raiders wide receiver Denarius Moore was deactivated for the team's first preseason game on Monday night with a hamstring injury. The hamstring injury has plagued Moore since minicamps in mid-June. Moore has been limited in practice throughout training camp, and the passing offense did not run well in his absence. Jacoby Ford took his place in the lineup.
Analysis: Denarius Moore burst onto the scene in 2011 and quickly became one of Carson Palmer's favorite targets. This injury is a growing concern for fantasy owners, and Moore's value is going to take a hit as a result. While some may think Moore's absence should help Darrius Heyward-Bey, the entire Raiders' passing offense seemed to struggle without him. Heyward-Bey can't seem to handle being the focal point of a passing attack. Fantasy owners should proceed with caution when it comes to this passing offense.