Eric Decker
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By Tom Woods, Jets Correspondent, Sun, Oct 26th 7:07am EDT

New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan said that although Eric Decker was limited in practice on Friday, he will play in Sunday's game against the Buffalo Bills. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Although Eric Decker didn't have a stellar game against the Patriots in Week 7 as he caught four passes for 65 yards, the presence of new Jets receiver Percy Harvin may see Decker have some one-on-one matchups against the Bills. It wouldn't be surprising to see Decker get more open on Sunday afternoon, and so his numbers and fantasy production should benefit from it. He potentially has low-end WR2 value, with the opportunity for more.

By Tom Woods, Jets Correspondent, Sun, Oct 12th 11:48am EDT

New York Jets wide receiver Eric Decker is active to face his former team, the Denver Broncos, on Sunday afternoon. (Source: Twitter | @KimJonesSports)

Fantasy Impact: If you're shallow at receiver, then it's probably best to include Decker, because if he stays healthy throughout the whole game he should see plenty of balls thrown his way. If he's a borderline starter, however, then Decker may be too much of a risk. Health issues aside, Decker will be fed by subpar quarterback Geno Smith. Proceed with caution.

By Tom Woods, Jets Correspondent, Fri, Oct 10th 4:01pm EDT

New York Jets wide receiver Eric Decker was limited at practice for the second straight day on Friday, but coach Rex Ryan expects him to be able to play against his former employers, the Denver Broncos, on Sunday. (Source: CBS Local)

Fantasy Impact: Even with Eric Decker at full health, the receiver may struggle to have meaningful fantasy production with either Geno Smith or Michael Vick throwing him the ball. He's a borderline WR3 for Week 6.

By Tom Woods, Jets Correspondent, Wed, Oct 8th 6:56pm EDT

New York Jets wide receiver Eric Decker was limited at practice because of a hamstring injury that kept him out of the team’s game last Sunday at San Diego. Decker, who has been dealing with the injury since Week 2, hopes to play Sunday against Denver - the team with which he spent his first four NFL seasons before signing with the Jets as a free agent in the offseason. (Source: CBS Local)

Fantasy Impact: Whether or not you start Decker probably depends on your team's depth at the wide receiver position. It's best to hold off until making a decision until the last minute on Decker.

By Brian Tesch, Jets Correspondent, Sun, Oct 5th 3:28pm EDT

Although he practiced in a limited capacity on Wedensday, Decker did not practice either Thursday or Friday, he is officially ruled out of the Jets Week 5 matchup against the Chargers. (Source: NFL.com)

Fantasy Impact: Jeremy Kerly just went from attractive daily fantasy play to possible steal of the week. Decker is expected back shortly, so you should be benching him, not dropping him. However he will have to be monitored weekly, as hamstring injuries have a nasty tendency of lingering.

By , Jets Correspondent, Mon, Sep 29th 1:30pm EDT

In Sunday's loss to the Lions, newly acquired wide receiver Eric Decker had four catches for 48 yards and a touchdown.

Fantasy Impact: Decker caught all four of his targets, one of which was an 11 yard touchdown. Decker, who has missed time with a hamstring injury, looked sharp Sunday. His only problem is that he has Geno Smith throwing to him. Unless Smith can prove to be a competent passer, Decker's numbers will be underwhelming. Still, it will be hard to bench him. Decker finished last year third in the league with 23 red zone targets, albeit with Peyton Manning behind center. The Jets will not be in the red zone as often as the Broncos last year but expect him to see his fair share of scoring chances.

By Tom Woods, Jets Correspondent, Thu, Sep 25th 7:46am EDT

Although Eric Decker didn't practice Wednesday, Rex Ryan believes his top receiver will be healthy enough to play against the Lions. "He's a durable guy and I think he's going to do whatever it takes to play," Ryan said of Decker, who was forced to leave Monday night's loss to the Bears because of tightness in his right hamstring. "I'm confident, I'm hopeful that he'll play. But again we'll see as it goes during the week." Decker, who injured the hamstring against the Packers in Week 2, was a game-time decision Monday. He was activated, but he played only 12 snaps and caught one pass for 19 yards. (Source: Newsday)

Fantasy Impact: With a lot of players on bye week this week, it may be a relief to Decker owners that he could still be available to play on Sunday. However, they should proceed with caution when starting Decker, because he could have a repeat of the Bears game on Monday when he left the game halfway through.

By Tom Woods, Jets Correspondent, Tue, Sep 23rd 12:13am EDT

The New York Jets lost wide receiver Eric Decker halfway through their Monday night matchup against the Chicago Bears, after aggravating a hamstring injury the week before. Decker finished with one catch for 19 yards. (Source: Bleacher Report)

Fantasy Impact: This may not have been a worry for Decker owners this week, but it could be going forward. Decker is the main target in the Jets offense, and although he does have Geno Smith throwing to him, he is a viable flex option. It is currently unknown how long Decker will be out for, but it could be worth window shopping for a short-term replacement, just in case he does miss some game time.

By Tom Woods, Jets Correspondent, Mon, Sep 22nd 6:57pm EDT

The New York Jets will have Eric Decker tonight for their Monday Night Football game against the 1-1 Chicago Bears. Decker had been officially listed as questionable on the Jets injury report for the game after not practicing on Thursday and Friday and only practicing on a limited basis on Saturday. However, after going through drills and warming up on the MetLife Stadium field about two hours prior to kickoff, he told ESPN’s Lisa Salters that he felt good. (Source: FanSided)

Fantasy Impact: Eric Decker, Geno Smith's number one target so far this season, will be going up against a defense who have created five turnovers in two games. It could be a tough night for Decker, but he may not be a big loss for some fantasy owners, after his Week 3 playing status has been unknown since early last week, so provisions should have already been made. For those who took a gamble on Decker's health, however, it may well pay off.

By Tom Woods, Jets Correspondent, Wed, Sep 17th 3:57pm EDT

The wide receiver left Sunday's game in Green Bay after aggravating a hamstring injury he initially suffered during training camp. And Jets coach Rex Ryan didn't seem optimistic that Decker will practice Wednesday. Decker was seen, however, on the field without cleats or a helmet. (Source: Newsday)

Fantasy Impact: Although he was on the field Wednesday, he didn't actually practice, and is a doubt for the Jets' Week 3 game against the Chicago Bears. Decker does have a chance to play, but the decision on whether or not he'll be activated for Monday night could be made late on - so it's probably best for Decker owners to keep an eye on him ahead of the weekend's games.

By , Jets Correspondent, Sun, Sep 14th 7:22pm EDT

Eric Decker was removed from the Jets' Week 2 game due to an apparent injury to his hamstring. His return is doubtful.

Fantasy Impact: Decker was having a solid game before the injury, and just missed catching a 79-yard touchdown before his injury. He is by far the best receiver on the Jets, and is a solid WR2 for most fantasy teams. Hopefully the Jets are just being cautious, but the fact that he is still on the sidelines in such a close game makes it seem like the injury is more than a minor one.

By Cole Patterson, Jets Correspondent, Sun, Sep 7th 5:02pm EDT

Eric Decker led the Jets' pass catchers in targets (6) and yards (74) and tied for catches (5) in Week 1. Clearly, Decker was a focal point of the Jets' passing attack. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Decker has taken a step toward proving the doubters wrong. He should be a viable WR3 option with WR2 upside all season long. He should continue to lead the team in targets.

By , Jets Correspondent, Sat, Aug 23rd 8:08am EDT

Eric Decker caught 3 passes for 33 yards on Friday night against the Giants. He also added a 3-yard TD from Michael Vick.

Fantasy Impact: Decker was quiet in the first half working with starting QB Geno Smith but ended up connecting with Vick for his first TD of the preseason. The Jets elected to keep him in after Geno was taken out because he did not play last week against the Bengals. It should be noted that Decker ranks second in red-zone targets in the NFL since 2012 with Saints TE Jimmy Graham being the only player to get more. Decker may not be a sure thing WR2 but he will be one of the better FLEX options you could find.

By Tom Woods, Jets Correspondent, Sat, Aug 16th 6:52pm EDT

Eric Decker will miss the Jets' game against the Bengals on Saturday evening, as he battles a quadricep injury. Rex Ryan said he hoped Decker would be able to go for the team's second preseason game, even though the receiver had been dealing with the injury throughout the week. (Source: New York Daily News)

Fantasy Impact: Decker will be missing some valuable on-field time which he could use to build chemistry with quarterback Geno Smith. He should recover in time to train before facing the Giants next week. Decker is still the leading receiver in New York, and could potentially be undervalued as the thirtieth wide receiver taken in fantasy leagues.

By Tom Woods, Jets Correspondent, Tue, Aug 12th 4:31pm EDT

Eric Decker returned to training on Tuesday, after sitting out the last couple of sessions with a quadricep injury. The wide receiver is now expected to feature in Saturday's game against the Bengals. (Source: Gang Green Nation)

Fantasy Impact: The injury shouldn't affect Decker's fantasy outlook too much, as he is slated to return to the side at the weekend after catching two passes for 12 yards against the Colts on Saturday. As the thirtieth wide receiver taken in drafts, Decker could prove to be somewhat of a sleeper. He was a top-ten WR last year, and although he has swapped Peyton Manning for Geno Smith, Decker still has talent, and doesn't have as many quality receivers to compete with for targets.

By , Jets Correspondent, Sun, Aug 3rd 3:49pm EDT

Eric Decker is out to show his critics he is not a wide receiver that needs Peyton Manning to be successful. Decker had huge numbers in Denver and wants to prove he can do the same thing in New York. In camp he has made it look easy against the Jets secondary. The question is, will he make any real impact as the Jets No.1 receiver this season. (Source: New York Daily News)

Fantasy Impact: Even with Decker looking good in camp and connecting with Geno Smith, he should be taken with caution. It is unrealistic to expect him to put up the same numbers as he did in Denver. He should be looked at as a fantasy WR2 at best. He could potentially be a good flex position player.

By Tom Woods, Jets Correspondent, Sun, Jul 27th 9:49am EDT

Decker used the phrase "more freedom" when describing how the Jets used their receivers. In offensive coordinator Marty Morhinweg's system, Eric Decker could do more to aid his own cause than he could in Denver's spread offense. (Source: The Star-Ledger)

Fantasy Impact: With a current ADP of the thirty-first wide receiver drafted in major fantasy leagues, Eric Decker could prove to be a great value pick. Decker seems to be settling in with his new team, and already appears to be establishing chemistry with Geno Smith. While expecting Decker to put up the same numbers may be unreasonable, it's not out of the question for him to come close to last year's totals this time around.

By Cole Patterson, Jets Correspondent, Fri, Jul 25th 12:17pm EDT

According to ESPN NY's Rich Cimini, Eric Decker shined on the first day of camp. Decker's early camp performance and comfort with quarterback Geno Smith impressed the writer so much that he predicted Decker "will be among the league leaders in targets." (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: This may be a bold prediction, but it is certainly not unrealistic. Decker will not see the gaudy touchdown and yardage stats he had with Peyton Manning. Yet, his budding chemistry with Smith and superiority to the Jets other pass catchers will make him the go to option early and often. Decker is still a valuable fantasy prospect and certainly better than his ADP of WR #33. His value may even be higher in PPR leagues than it was with Manning given that he no longer has to fight Demaryius Thomas, Julius Thomas, and Wes Welker for targets.

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