Denarius Moore Recovering Well Boosts Fantasy Football Stock

NAPA, CA - AUGUST 5: Denarius Moore #17 of the Oakland Raiders tries to break away from DeMarcus Van Dyke #38 during practice at the Oakland Raiders training facility on August 5, 2011 in Napa, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Denarius Moore is expected to play in the Raiders regular season opener. We break down the fantasy implications.

The Raiders believe that wide receiver Denarius Moore will be ready for the regular season opener in two weeks. Moore hasn't played in a single preseason game so far due to a lingering hamstring issue, but reports indicate he is improving well and should be on track to play soon.

Analysis: Oakland's receiving corps is not the healthiest group of athletes these days. Moore can't seem to shake his hamstring problem, and Jacoby Ford is also in question for the regular season as he's currently sporting a walking boot. Moore has been pegged by plenty of analysts as a breakout player for 2012. We saw him explode in several of the Raiders games last season, and now he controls the No. 1 receiver spot if he can stay healthy. Carson Palmer doesn't have a problem throwing the deep ball, increasing Moore's worth for fantasy owners.

For more on Moore and the Raiders, check out Silver And Black Pride.

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