Eric Decker

Eric Decker

Height: 6' 3"Weight: 214 lbsAge: 30College: MinnesotaDrafted: #87 (3rd Rd.)

2017 Outlook

Strength of Schedule:
24th easiest for WRs
Draft Rank (ECR) #72
Best / Worst #43 / #132
ADP #85


Eric Decker participating at OTAs

New York Jets beat writer Brian Costello is reporting wide receiver Eric Decker (hip/ shoulder) is participating in OTAs in a red "no-contact" jersey.

Fantasy Impact

Decker, who is recovering from offseason hip and shoulder surgeries, is participating in OTAs in a limited capacity. If the veteran wideout returns to full health, he is expected to open the 2017 season as the Jets' No. 1 receiver. Decker should be viewed in the high-end WR2 tier for the upcoming fantasy football campaign with solid upside. He is playing on a rebuilding team that will likely play from behind for most of the season, which will be a plus for Decker's target opportunities.

Eric Decker will be able to fully participate in camp

Decker himself has said he'll definitely be ready for training camp.

Fantasy Impact

Decker had a shortened 2016 season due to injury and there was some concern on whether or not he'd start off 2017 healthy. That is not that case anymore, as he'll be a full-go in camp. On an offense devoid of receivers, a healthy Decker is a good sign for potential fantasy owners. Now the only question is whether or not he has a good enough supporting cast.

Eric Wagner4 weeks ago
Eric Decker could fall victim to release

ESPN's Rich Cimini reports the New York Jets "aren't done cutting players" as of yet. The beat writer named wide receiver Eric Decker as a player who could potentially fall victim to New York's next wave of cuts.

Fantasy Impact

The Jets, who are cleaning house, have released Brandon Marshall, Nick Mangold, Darrelle, Revis and Ryan Clady thus far this offseason. However, Cimini believes that another wave of cuts is coming. He mentioned Decker, Marcus Gilchrist, Calvin Pryor, Buster Skrine and Sheldon Richardson as potential candidates to be granted their release in the coming days. It appears that the Jets are parting ways with their high-priced veteran talent this offseason and are in complete rebuilding mode entering 2017.

Eric Decker could be sidelined through training camp

ESPN's Rich Cimini believes "there's a good chance" New York Jets wide receiver Eric Decker (hip) "will miss training camp."

Fantasy Impact

Decker dealt with hip and shoulder injuries in 2016 and was placed on the season-ending injured reserve list in October as a result. While only appearing in three games, Decker posted a meager 9-194-2 stat line. His season was over by Week 3. In the wake of Brandon Marshall's release, Decker, the elder, and veteran of the group, is expected to lead a young Jets receiver corps in 2017 if his health remains intact.

Eric Decker lands on injured reserve

The New York Jets have placed WR Eric Decker (shoulder) on the injured reserve list.

Fantasy Impact

Decker appeared headed to IR since the news broke of his partially torn rotator cuff, and on Wednesday, it was made official. In Decker's absence, Quincy Enunwa will benefit as the permanent starter opposite Brandon Marshall for the remainder of the season. Enunwa should be added across all fantasy scoring formats.