Raiders WR Denarius Moore is a healthy scratch for the game in St. Louis. Moore has fallen out of favor in Oakland. He has not played a snap in two games. (Source: Scott Bair on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: Moore had fallen behind James Jones, Andre Holmes and Brice Butler on the wide receiver depth chart. With the impending return of Rod Streater, Moore had no place in the Oakland's offense. Moore has most likely played his last snaps in Oakland, it goes without saying that it is safe to move on from Moore in fantasy leagues.
Rod Streater's injury (foot) will allow for Denarius Moore to see extended playing time, as the Raiders will rotate Moore with Andre Holmes opposite James Jones. (Source: Jerry McDonald - Contra Costa Times)
Fantasy Impact: Even with the boost in playing time, it's simply too early to consider Moore worthy of a roster spot.
Dennis Allen states that Moore is getting more consistent and back to his old self, like he was 2 years ago. (Source: San Francisco Chronicle)
Fantasy Impact: Moore is set to be the deep threat for the team and with Derek Carr throwing the ball with his cannon of an arm, its plausible that Moore has a sneaky upside. He is certainly worth watching early on as it appears the Raiders will be throwing the ball quite a bit in order to catch up with the competition.
Denarius Moore busted out his best performance of the preseason on Thursday against Seattle. He finished the night with 3 catches for 58 yards and two touchdowns. Moore showed his breakaway speed on a 36-yard touchdown bomb in the first quarter. His second touchdown was an 11-yard back shoulder throw in which Moore made the catch and toe-tapped both feet just inside the sideline of the end zone. His lone other catch was an acrobatic one-handed snag.
Fantasy Impact: While Moore does have explosive potential, he will be fighting for catch opportunities with starters Rod Streater and James Jones. Unless there is an injury, Moore could only be used as a desperation play and hope for a long touchdown.