After missing last Monday’s game against the San Diego Chargers due to injury, Oakland Raiders wide receiver Denarius Moore looks to be ready to go this week when his team travels to South Beach to take on the Miami Dolphins.
This is important news for the Raiders as well as fantasy football owners. This is good news on two fronts in terms of fantasy production. Not only is Moore a talented, big-play wide receiver, who could be a nice flex play this week with some big upside potential but Oakland quarterback Carson Palmer will also benefit in a big way from having his most explosive target back in the starting lineup.
The mathup is not outstanding against the Dolphins with Sean Smith likely to be one-on-one with Moore often, yet the second year wide out is more than capable of beating any defense deep and providing the Raiders and fantasy owners with some huge upside potential.
Palmer was raving about Moore and was quoted by ESPN.com as saying, “He looked like Denarius of old,” QB Carson Palmer told the Sacramento Bee after seeing Moore practice Wednesday. “It was a very smart move by the staff and the training guys to hold him out and let him really get his lungs right and get his game tempo, game speed right. And he’s back this week. You can tell.”
Fantasy PPR Analysis:
We have been high on Moore throughout the offseason and after getting a week to get fully healthy, he will finally make his debut this week. Moore feels like he could be a hit or miss guy this week but it would not be the least surprising to see him get deep for a plus 40-yard reception and even a touchdown. Moore is explosive and is worth the risk as a flex option if you’re other options are not appealing.