Denarius Moore Week 2 Fantasy Status Optimistic After Return To Practice

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 returned to practice for the Raiders on Wednesday. We break down the fantasy implications.

Denarius Moore returned to practice Wednesday after sitting out Oakland Raiders' season opener with a hamstring injury, according to Steve Corkran of the Contra Costa Times. Head coach Dennis Allen said that he is hopeful that the wideout will be able to play in Sunday's Week 2 matchup against the Miami Dolphins.

Analysis: The Raiders desperately needed Moore last weekend. With Moore and Jacoby Ford on the sideline, Carson Palmer was stuck in check down mode targeting Darren McFadden 18 times. Moore's return will open up space downfield for Darrius Heyward-Bey, giving the Raiders' offense some dynamism. Whether Moore will be a viable option so soon off of injury remains to be seen, however. He was boom-or-bust last season, though he did come on strong late.

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