27-Year-Old Wide Receiver – New York Jets
2014 Fantasy Football Outlook
Last year we argued Greg Jennings’ 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 excelle...
Eric Decker Contract Information:
Signed a five-year, $36.25 million ($15 million guaranteed) contract with the Jets in March 2014.
Rex Ryan didn't have much to say Monday concerning Decker's Week 3 status, Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports. "We don't know," Ryan said of Decker's chances of playing next Monday versus Chicago. "We'll see. Hopefully he'll be ready to roll."
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Eric Decker: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Decker exited during the third quarter of Sunday's loss to the Packers after a prior right hamstring issue resurfaced. The Jets' wideout didn't return to the game but still finished with a team-leading four receptions (on seven targets) for 63 yards and a touchdown. Considering Decker's same hamstring forced him to miss time during the preseason, his progress this week should be crucial in determining his availability to play the Bears. Fortunately, that game isn't until next Monday night, affording Decker's hamstring an extra day of treatment but also creating a tricky situation for his owners. As such, expect his status and practice involvement to be updated throughout the week.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Decker had a decent day before exiting in the third quarter, but it looks like he'll finish with a 4-63-1 receiving line on seven targets. His absence should lead to extra opportunities for Greg Salas and David Nelson.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Decker has recently been limited in practice and also missed Saturday's preseason game to rest a quadriceps ailment. However, since the issue isn't considered serious, Decker should be able to suit up Saturday, when he'll work as the Jets' No. 1 wide receiver.
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
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 won’t 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 there’s 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. Decker’s not a burner, but he’s got decent speed for his size, and he’s 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.