29-Year-Old Wide Receiver – New York Jets
2015 Fantasy Football Outlook
Given Decker went from a historically productive offense to the 2014 Jets, his numbers didn't drop off as much as one might expect. With Geno Smith and Michael Vick at the helm, Decker still averaged ...
Eric Decker Contract Information:
Signed a five-year, $36.25 million ($15 million guaranteed) contract with the Jets in March 2014.
Decker joined the Jets for OTAs on Tuesday, Brian Costello of the NY Post reports.
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Eric Decker: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Decker logged full practices throughout the week, suggesting his irksome knee is nearly back to full strength. More important, Ryan Fitzpatrick (thumb) is listed as probable, after logging full practices both Thursday and Friday. With Brandon Marshall (toe/ankle) also listed as probable and getting in a pair of full practices, it appears the extended rest after a Thursday game did quite a bit of good for the Gang Green passing attack. The Houston defense is coming off a fantastic showing against the Bengals, but it's otherwise been an ugly season for J.J. Watt and Co.
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Last year we argued Greg Jenningsí quarterback downgrade from Aaron Rodgers to Christian Ponder was the biggest in NFL history. This year Decker has an equally strong case. For that reason his excellent per-play numbers and heavy red-zone use from a year ago arenít especially probative. Nonetheless, the 6-3, 214-pound Decker is likely to be the teamís top target and see work in the red zone on the occasions the team finds itself there. Deckerís not especially fast Ė his 4.54 40 time puts him just on the cusp of adequate for a bigger receiver Ė and it remains to be seen whether he can profile as a No. 1 without Peyton Manning throwing the ball and Demaryius Thomas occupying the defense. Michael Vick is competing with Geno Smith for the Jets' starting job, but itís hard to say which would be more beneficial for Decker.
It's no fluke to finish second in the league in touchdown catches (13) when you lead it in red-zone targets (25). Decker didn't match teammate Demaryius Thomas in efficiency, production or big-play ability, but he surpassed him in scoring. And Decker (8.7 YPT, 13th) was no slouch on a per-play basis, either. At 6-3, 218, Decker has good size, and he's often going to see single coverage with Thomas on the opposite side. The arrival of Wes Welker is likely to impact Decker the most, but Welker's not a big scoring threat, and there's no reason Peyton Manning wonít continue to lean on Decker (12-for-25 conversion rate) when the team gets close to pay dirt.
Decker started off strong last year, then disappeared down the stretch as Tim Tebow locked in on Demaryius Thomas as his top receiver. While Thomas is the better athlete and has the higher ceiling, the arrival of Peyton Manning in Denver means thereís now room for two productive wideouts at the same time. As such, the 6-3, 218-pound Decker finds himself in a good spot. With Thomas banged up this offseason, Decker, who has himself recovered from a sprained MCL, has been working out with Manning since the day he signed and apparently is developing a rapport. Deckerís not a burner, but heís got decent speed for his size, and heís a polished route runner, something that should matter a lot more with Manning than it did with Tebow.
Decker heads into the 2011 season with a clear opportunity to prove he belongs in a starting role. Brandon Lloyd dominated the headlines for receivers in Denver, while the receivers around Decker on the depth chart, namely Eddie Royal and Matthew Willis, did little in 2010 to guarantee their roles in 2011. With Demaryius Thomas still fighting his way back from injury and Jabbar Gaffney off to Washington in a trade, Decker definitely has solid sleeper potential this season.
Decker should get an opportunity to contribute in 2010 because of the overall lack of talent in the Broncos' wide receiver depth chart. With the departure of Brandon Marshall, Decker's competition for playing time comes down to Jabar Gaffney, Eddie Royal, fellow rookie Demaryius Thomas, Brandon Lloyd and Brandon Stokley; not exactly Pro Bowl talent. Due to the opportunity to get on the field, Decker could be an interesting sleeper in 2010.