WR Eric Decker - New York Jets
|6-3, 217||Born: 3-15-1987||College: Minnesota||Drafted: Round 3|
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Recent Game Summaries
2015 Week 17 vs BUF (9 / 5 / 50 / 1 rec)
Eric Decker finished off his season in fitting fashion--by catching another touchdown pass. Decker secured his 12th touchdown grab in the third quarter. Decker ran a deep post route, slightly pushed off of his defender, and ran free for a 27-yard touchdown. Outside of this scoring play, Buffalo's secondary held Decker in check. Fitzpatrick struggled for the majority of the game and his pass catchers ultimately suffered.
2015 Week 16 vs NE (6 / 3 / 47 / 1 rec)
Credit Malcolm Butler for shutting Eric Decker down for 60 minutes, but Decker finally won in overtime when the game was on the line. Decker made the play of the game by beating Butler on a corner route for a 6-yard game winning touchdown reception. Decker won at the line of scrimmage and didn't allow Butler to recover. Decker has been arguably the most consistent wide receiver in football, posting either a touchdown or 85 receiving yards in every game this season.
2015 Week 15 vs DAL (10 / 6 / 55 / 1 rec)
Another week, another solid performance by Eric Decker. Decker scored his 10th touchdown of the season midway through the fourth quarter. Decker used his frame and physically at the line of scrimmage, pushed away a smaller defender and secured a 3-yard scoring strike. Early in the second quarter, Decker appeared to suffer a scary knee/ankle injury when he was awkwardly tackled. Luckily, Decker missed a few plays and returned to the game.
2015 Week 14 vs TEN (10 / 7 / 74 / 1 rec)
Another week, another strong performance by Eric Decker. Once again, Decker operated out of the slot and dominated smaller corners with regularly. During the first quarter, Decker ran an option route, pivoting to a post-route and hauled in a 16-yard touchdown strike from Ryan Fitzpatrick. Decker won his one-on-one match-up and Fitzpatrick delivered a strike. Decker was a lynch pin on third down, hauling in passes over the middle of the field. Due to game flow, Decker only saw two targets during the second half, but made the most of his opportunities during the first half.
2015 Week 13 vs NYG (12 / 8 / 101 / 0 rec)
A common theme has emerged when watching Decker's performances; he disappears during the first half, but tends to dominate after halftime. After (another) quiet first half, Decker caught fire during the second half, collecting 80 of his 101 yards in the second half and overtime. After halftime, the Jets opted to move Decker into the slots---and the Giants did not have an answer for it. At one point during the third quarter, Fitzpatrick completed three straight passes to Decker on post routes for first downs. The Giants rotated corners into the slot, but were unable to slow down Decker. While Marshall had the critical touchdown in the fourth quarter, Decker made a high-leverage grab in overtime to step-up the Jets' field goal attempt. Decker defeated press coverage at the line of scrimmage, ran a tight post route and hauled in a 17-yard pass.
2015 Week 12 vs MIA (9 / 5 / 62 / 1 rec)
Another week, another solid performance by Eric Decker. Decker caught his seventh touchdown pass of the season, running a quick slant and completing a 3-yard scoring play in the third quarter. New York stacked Decker and Quincy Enunwa in the slot and utilized Enunwa to clear out the defenders. Decker was open at the catch point and did a nice job of looking the ball in to finish the scoring play. Outside of the scoring play, Decker dominated Brice McCain in one-on-one situations. Decker ran his normal route tree, utilizing his size and strength to win on shallow crossing routes and come back routes. Decker could have padded his stat line with an additional touchdown, but dropped an easy touchdown during the first half.
2015 Week 11 vs HOU (11 / 4 / 81 / 0 rec)
Surprisingly, Eric Decker was held without a catch during the first half. Decker, however, became the focal point of New York's attack during the second half. New York made a concerted effort to get Decker open in space and matched him up against rookie, Kevin Johnson. Decker toasted Johnson in one-on-one situation, ripping through press coverage at the line of scrimmage to run free in the secondary. Late in the fourth quarter, Decker made an impressive, acrobatic catch against Johnson a deep drag route for a 25-yard gain. Overall, credit Houston's front seven for wreaking havoc and not allowing New York's offense to develop any rhythm.
2015 Week 10 vs BUF (11 / 6 / 85 / 1 rec)
Another week, another solid performance for Eric Decker. Brandon Marshall was the focal point of Buffalo's defense, but drops and mental mistakes limited his impact. Decker became the preferred option of Fitzpatrick by making tough catches over the middle of the field. Midway through the fourth quarter, Fitzpatrick found Decker streaking down the seam for a 31-yard touchdown. Decker was easily able to get behind the defense and hauled in Fitzpatrick's strong throw to finish the scoring play. A few plays earlier, Decker converted on a key fourth down play by running a deep drag route and securing a 19-yard grab. New York had its chances to sneak away with a win, but Fitzpatrick audibled out of some designed runs and targeted Decker on pick plays. Decker was the targeted receiver on the first pick play, but his designated 'pick' player was unable to secure his block. A better effort from the pick player results in Decker's second touchdown.
2015 Week 9 vs JAX (9 / 6 / 79 / 1 rec)
Another week, another solid performance for Eric Decker. Week in and week out, Decker proves that he's an ideal second wide receiver for any offense. With Jacksonville's top corner, Davon House, focused on Brandon Marshall, Decker found a lot of room to room in Jacksonville's secondary. Decker ran his normal array of slants, crossing routes, and deep drags, easily beating man coverage at the line of scrimmage and out-muscling defenders at the catch point. Decker displayed his end-zone prowess in the first quarter by beating a defender and securing a 7-yard touchdown on a back shoulder throw. Decker was also instrumental on third downs, making big plays in the second half to keep drives alive.
2015 Week 8 vs OAK (7 / 6 / 60 / 1 rec)
Batting through a knee injury, Eric Decker took a backseat to Marshall in the passing game, but made plays when called upon. Decker's presence was felt during the third and fourth quarters as New York was attempting to mount a fourth quarter comeback. Decker caught a touchdown pass midway through the third quarter. Decker beat press coverage at the line of scrimmage, ran a sharp post route and secured a 9-yard touchdown. Credit Geno Smith for a tight throw on the scoring play. With Marshall hobbled during the fourth quarter, Decker became the focal point of New York's passing attack. During New York's final drive, Decker secured three catches, including a big 21-yard gain on a 4th-and-19 play. Decker has bought stability and consistently to this offense and may be asked to do more in the coming weeks.
2015 Week 7 vs NE (12 / 6 / 94 / 0 rec)
Bill Belichick rolled his coverage to Brandon Marshall, giving Decker multiple opportunities to make plays. Decker received a team-high 12 targets and covered his catches into four key third-down conversions. He battled Super Bowl hero, Malcolm Butler throughout the game, but an obvious size mismatch favored Decker. Decker beat Butler in man coverage and found room to run on deep drag routes. Decker caught the game's final pass, a deep drag across the middle of the field, but was tackled and New York was unable to finish off the comeback.
2015 Week 6 vs WAS (7 / 4 / 59 / 1 rec)
An early miscue by Eric Decker set the tone of New York's dismal first half. On New York's first play, Decker ran a quick slant, secured the catch, but fumbled the ball after getting hit. Washington was able to convert Decker's mistake into a Pierre Garcon touchdown strike. Late in the first quarter, Fitzpatrick found Decker deep down the left sideline for a 35-yard catch and run. Decker was physical at the point of the catch and was able to evade his initial defender. A second defender, however, was able to trip up Decker and was tackled at the 1-yard line. Chris Ivory finished off the drive with a 1-yard touchdown plunge. Decker was able to salvage his afternoon with a 2-yard touchdown grab early in the fourth quarter. Decker is clearly New York's #2 option behind Brandon Marshall and will need to improve his ball security.
2015 Week 4 vs MIA (5 / 4 / 46 / 1 rec)
Eric Decker returned after missing last week tilt due to a knee sprain. Decker was used sparingly throughout the game, but Chan Gailey picked the right spots to deploy him. Decker didn't start, but ran the majority of his slot. Right before halftime, Decker ran one of his patented slant routes and hauled in a 10-yard touchdown. Decker was not playing at 100 percent, but turned in a gutty performance. The bye week will hopefully give him enough to heal up.
2015 Week 2 vs IND (11 / 8 / 97 / 1 rec)
Eric Decker had eight receptions for 97 yards before leaving the game in the second half with an apparent knee injury. Quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick and Eric Decker were connecting at will in this game off of slants through the middle of the field. The zone coverage of the Colts was giving Decker all kinds of room all night. These open formations allowed Decker to create mismatches against linebackers who could not stay with him in the open field. Decker's touchdown came in the first quarter after an Andrew Luck interception where Fitzpatrick connected with him underneath in the slot with a quick 6-yard throw. This gave the Jets an early 7-0 lead. Decker's longest catch was for just 20 yards as most were for chunks of 10-15 yards consistently all night. Decker will undergo an MRI Tuesday on his injured knee.
2015 Week 1 vs CLE (3 / 2 / 37 / 1 rec)
Due to game flow, Eric Decker was only targeted three times, but converted one of his targets into a 15-yard touchdown. Late in the second quarter, Decker ran a deep corner route and hauled the touchdown that ultimately gave New York the lead that they wouldn't relinquish. Outside of this scoring play, Decker primarily functioned as a blocker.
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