WR Eric Decker - New York Jets
|6-3, 217||Born: 3-15-1987||College: Minnesota||Drafted: Round 3|
He is listed as probable on this week's official injury report.
News you need to know
From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Oct 20): What Decker loses in targets to Percy Harvin, he should gain in defensive attention being divided. He seems to be over his hamstring woes, too. Decker's value is at worst back at WR3/Flex value.
General News (Fri Oct 24): partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.
General News (Thu Oct 23): partially participated in Thursday's practice.
General News (Wed Oct 22): partially participated in Wednesday's practice.
Week 8: vs Buffalo Bills
Mark and Joe say: Tough matchup. Geno Smith avoided making 'the big mistake(s)' last week, with 20/34 for 226 yards passing, one TD and zero interceptions thrown (he did fumble once, but the Jets retained possession). He has two straight games with more TD passes than turnovers, which is helping open up the running game for Chris Ivory and Chris Johnson (teams have to respect the Jets' passing game at least a little as of Week 8). The usual suspects saw Smith's passes last week; seven targets for 4/65/0 receiving went to Eric Decker, four for 3/50/1 landed in Jeff Cumberland's arms; five for 2/29/0 went to Jeremy Kerley; and five for 3/22/0 went to Jace Amaro. The Jets aren't hard to predict, but at least Smith did enough to scare the Patriots' fans last week. The Bills' pass D is ranked first in the NFL with 24 sacks, while the Jets have given up 18 (tied for 25th in the NFL) - it's a fair bet that Smith will have guys in his face often during the game in New York this weekend. Buffalo averages 247.6 net passing yards given up per game, with 12 passing TDs given up vs. eight interceptions generated so far (tied for third in the NFL). This is an attacking, gambling secondary and front seven. Teddy Bridgewater was sacked five times for -39 yards and intercepted twice last weekend (15/26 for 118 yards passing and one TD thrown) - Tom Brady bombed this unit for 27/37 yielding 346 net passing yards, four TDs and zero interceptions two weeks ago, while being sacked twice for -15 yards. Smith is in for a tough divisional fight this weekend, and the Bills' pass-rushing prowess lines up well against the Jets' weak pass blocking. Advantage, Buffalo.
Recent Stats and Projections
Recent Game Summaries
2014 Week 6 vs DEN (10 / 6 / 54 / 1 rec)
Decker was a welcomed addition for an offense that has been completely devoid of playmakers. Smith did not waste any time getting Decker involved. On his first pass attempt, Smith threw a quick bubble screen to Decker who generated 14 yards after the catch. While Decker was normally featured on a quick slats and wide receiver screens, Smith keyed on him during third down and long opportunities. Decker received four of his ten targets on third down and turned three of those targets into first downs. During the fourth quarter, Decker ran a quick slant and easily secured a two-yard touchdown. Denver had a lapse in coverage and Decker took advantage.
2014 Week 7 vs NE (7 / 4 / 65 / 0 rec)
Eric Decker played through his hamstring injury and appeared on 65 of 87 offensive snaps. New England put Darrelle Revis on Decker for the majority of the game, but Decker found success on a short slants. Three of Decker's four receptions went for first downs, including two key third-down catches during the third quarter. On a 3rd-and-12 play from New England's 26-yard line, Decker ran post route, won inside position against Revis and hauled in an 18-yard gain for a first down. Two plays later, Ivory cashed in with a 1-yard touchdown run. Despite the added attention from Revis, New York's other receivers only accounted for three catches, which underlines the issue with New York's offense. Decker was not on the field for the key fourth quarter, two-point conversion play
Latest NewsJets | Eric Decker probable (Fri Oct 24, 04:23 PM) - New York Jets WR Eric Decker (hamstring) was limited in practice Friday, Oct. 24, and is questionable for Week 8. Our View: Decker should play and get less attention from defenses that will be interested to see how new Jet Percy Harvin is deployed. Decker is worth a look as a flex in PPR leagues against the Bills mediocre secondary.
link to story Jets | Eric Decker limited (Thu Oct 23, 02:10 PM) - New York Jets WR Eric Decker (hamstring) was limited for the second straight day in practice Thursday, Oct. 23. Our View: One of the many reasons the team traded for Percy Harvin is because Decker has almost never been healthy this year. We see Decker as a low-end WR2 play this week if he plays, while Harvin is no better than a WR4 right now until we see him in this offense.
link to story Jets | Eric Decker limited (Wed Oct 22, 02:10 PM) - New York Jets WR Eric Decker (hamstring) was limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 22. Our View: Same as it ever was. Decker's hamstring has been lingering all season long.
link to story Jets | Eric Decker limited at practice (Wed Oct 15, 04:41 PM) - New York Jets WR Eric Decker (hamstring) was limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 15. Our View: It's a short week for the Jets. They play against the Patriots on Thursday night. Decker has to be considered some sort of game-time decision. Fantasy owners planning on starting Decker need to have another option available just in case.
link to story Jets | Eric Decker limited at practice (Tue Oct 14, 04:38 PM) - New York Jets WR Eric Decker (hamstring) was limited in practice Tuesday, Oct. 14. Our View: Decker's hamstring is going to limit him for some time. That doesn't mean he's a bad fantasy start. We like Decker--even on a short week--as a WR3/flex play against the Patriots in Week 7.
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