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.
FFLockerRoom | Jul 25th
Signed a 5-year, $36.5 million dollar contract with in $15 guaranteed cash with the New York Jets. Decker, 27, set career highs in catches (87) and receiving yards (1,288 yards) with Denver last season, scoring 11 touchdowns. Decker is a physical, largely sure-handed wideout who moves the chains and can beat defensive backs deep. Unfortunately, he's downgrading quarterbacks in spectacular fashion going from Peyton Manning to Geno Smith, and will be the focus of defensive attention in New York after serving as Manning's No. 3 or 4 option. Those numbers that will be very difficult to duplicate with the Jets.
RotoBaller | Jul 23rd
BALLER MOVE: Target ~70-75th overall (Current ADP: 91) ANALYSIS: Eric Decker‘s move from Peyton Manning‘s Denver Broncos to Geno Smith‘s New York Jets has caused his stock to drop heavily amongst most drafters. It’s notable that even after a huge breakout year with Peyton Manning in 2012 which saw him finish at WR9, in 2013 Decker […]
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In a deep wide receiver position, who would you rather have in 2014, Mike Wallace or Eric Decker?