Eric Decker, WR, Jets: Fantasy Football Outlook

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Eric Decker, WR, Jets

Position/Rank ADP NFL Team Status Experience Age Height Weight Twitter
WR - #29 79.27 NYJ Active 6 years 29 6'3 214 @EricDecker87

2015 Outlook: Quality Backup

Last updated on Dec-13-2015 by Shawn Childs


Week 14 DFS Update (12/13): Decker continues to play second fiddle for the Jets, but his play remains elite. Last week he has a season high in catches (8) and yards (101). He has eight TDs, while averaging 8.8 targets per game. He should have a huge edge over CB Coty Sensabaugh who plays most of the time in the slot. His price point is a bit high for his opportunity, but he may payoff with the Jets' passing game rising and the Titans' secondary fading.

Week 13 DFS Update (12/5): Decker continues to score TDs (8), but his production remains second fiddle to Marshall. He has one game with more than six receptions and no games with 100 yards receiving, while averaging 8.5 targets per game. Decker runs most of his plays out of the slot, which gives him the best WR matchup in this game. His salary continues to rise so he is getting to be a tougher play.

UPDATE (11/12): Decker has scored a touchdown in all but one game so far this season. He also missed a game due to injury, but when he's been on the field, he has been a great Fantasy option. He doesn't have the same high upside as his teammate Brandon Marshall due to the fact that he isn't seeing enough targets to patch together one excellent game. That said, if he's on your team, Decker is an excellent WR2 or an even better flex play if your team is stacked and that rings true across all formats.

In a way, Marshall will experience the same transformation that Decker experienced in 2014 after leaving the Denver Broncos for the Jets. Eric caught 172 passes between 2012 and 2013 for the Broncos for 2,352 yards and 24 touchdowns. In his first season on the Jets, he caught 74 balls for 962 yards and five TDs in just 15 games. With that one missed game added back, Decker should have accumulated about 80 catches and more than 1,000 total yards. That's still well off his Denver pace and shows the value of playing with a top quarterback in a well-oiled passing offense. Eric had six games with double-digit targets in 2014. However, he didn't post his first 100-yard receiving game until Week 15 against the Tennessee Titans as he caught seven passes for exactly 100 yards. His best game of the season came in Week 17 against the Dolphins (10 catches on 11 targets for 221 yards and a score). He gained 431 yards through his final four games of the year, but most of his fantasy owners were probably out of the playoff race by that point. The addition of Marshall will allow Decker to see weaker coverage, but it will also hurt his value unless the Jets throw the ball more. Overall, his 2015 results should fall in line with his 2014 stat line, just with a few more yards and TDs. I believe he'll gain more consistency from week to week.

2015 Mock Draft Results

Month Position Franchise/Comments
Expert Mock
August 5th, 2015
8.03 RotoExperts/FNTSY @allinkid - As with Alfred Morris, Decker doesn't get enough respect. He's a great red zone target that uses his body well for positioning and put up good numbers with poor quarterback play last year. Brandon Marshall should help open things up for him. (Comments Add
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