2013 Fantasy Football Week 2 Dark Horse: Oakland Raiders WR Denarius Moore
During preseason, Scott Bair of CSN Bay Area called Oakland Raiders wide receiver Denarius Moore, “the most frustrating player in camp.”
It didn’t help that Bair’s comment came on the heels of Raiders offensive coordinator Greg Olson saying that Moore needed to be more mature if was to be successful in the NFL. Due to those two red flags, and not knowing who the Raiders’ starting quarterback would be, Moore’s fantasy football stock took a hit, and he even went undrafted in some leagues.
However, the third-year receiver from Tatum, Texas, by way of Tennessee, got off to a pretty good start in Week 1. With Terrelle Pryor under center, Moore caught five passes on seven targets for 43 yards and a touchdown; I fully expect those numbers to be higher in Week 2.
On Sunday, the Raiders will take on the atrocity called the Jacksonville Jaguars. For what it’s worth, the Jaguars didn’t do a bad job of covering the Kansas City Chiefs’ receivers, but I credit that more to Alex Smith’s game management than I do the Jaguars secondary.
One thing that was very evident from the Jaguars’ Week 1 matchup was the lack of pass rush from their front four, which doesn’t bode well for their young secondary. Nonetheless, and take it from me because I am a fan of the Dallas Cowboys, if you have any receiver on your roster that is going to be covered by Alan Ball, you want him to start or at least, you want him in as a flex option.
If Moore is still available in your league, I recommend you snatch him up. Based on his Week 2 matchup, he could be in for a pretty good game.