WR Denarius Moore Still On Track For Week 1: Fantasy Implications

SAN DIEGO, CA - NOVEMBER 10: Wide receiver Denarius Moore #17 of the Oakland Raiders carries the ball against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium on November 10, 2011 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

The Raiders hope Denarius Moore will be ready for Week 1. We break down the fantasy implications.

Oakland Raiders WR Denarius Moore has missed nearly all of training camp with a hamstring injury that's been nagging him since July. The Raiders have been taking it easy with his recovery, though the Contra Costa Times indicates he should be ready by Week 1. He is expected to recover ahead of Jacoby Ford, who's been wearing a walking boot this week.

Analysis: With both Moore and Ford out, the Raiders' WR depth is a sudden question mark behind Darrius Howard-Bey. An additional concern for Moore is the time missed learning new offensive coordinator Greg Knapp's system and developing a rapport with QB Carson Palmer. Moore emerged as a fantasy sleeper last year after scoring 5 touchdowns and 18.7 yards per reception, but his injury issues have bumped him from a WR3 to a late-round flier at best. Proceed with caution here.

For more on the Raiders, check out Silver And Black Pride and SB Nation Bay Area.

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