WR Eric Decker - New York Jets
|6-3, 217||Born: 3-15-1987||College: Minnesota||Drafted: Round 3|
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General News (Thu Oct 30): practiced fully on Thursday.
General News (Wed Oct 29): practiced fully on Wednesday.
Week 9: at Kansas City Chiefs
Mark and Joe say: Bad matchup. The Jets will send Michael Vick into the grinder this week as their new starting quarterback, but he has shown little to inspire confidence in the way of an instant upgrade for New York. 26/56 (a 46.4 completion percentage) for 200 yards passing, zero TDs and one interception thrown, with 12/92/0 rushing over six games appeared in to date. To make things even worse, this weekend the Jets' offense has to operate within deafening Arrowhead Stadium - where the Chiefs' pass rushers take special advantage of the roaring crowd and make life miserable for opposing passers (of the three opposing quarterbacks to visit Arrowhead this season, only Jake Locker won or had more than one passing TD, with two thrown). Tom Brady had his meltdown in Arrowhead (14/23 for 159 yards passing, one TD and two interceptions thrown, with two sacks taken for -8 yards), and Austin Davis was harassed to 15/25 for 116 net yards passing, one TD and one interception, with seven sacks taken for -44 yards last weekend). The Jets have given up 22 sacks already this year, 27th in the NFL, and figure to hike that total dramatically with a rusty Vick under center this weekend. This is an awful matchup for fantasy owners. Stay far away if at all possible.
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
2014 Week 8 vs BUF (11 / 7 / 40 / 0 rec)
Eric Decker led the team with eleven targets, but was not featured on any vertical routes. All of Decker's routes were run within 15 yards of the line of scrimmage as New York emphasized quick throws for its quarterbacks. Decker had a long reception of 11 yards, which occurred on a crossing route. New York's quarterback play was abysmal and all of the receivers suffered. It's clear that Vick did not receive many practice reps with the first time offense as his timing was off on a lot of his throws.
Latest NewsJets | Eric Decker a full participant (Thu Oct 30, 05:20 PM) - New York Jets WR Eric Decker (hamstring) was a full participant in practice Thursday, Oct. 30. Our View: It will be interesting to see how Decker performs with Michael Vick as the team's new starter. We're not super excited by his prospects, so fantasy owners should consider him a WR3 with upside.
link to story Jets | Eric Decker a full participant (Wed Oct 29, 04:58 PM) - New York Jets WR Eric Decker (hamstring) practiced in full Wednesday, Oct. 29. Our View: Decker's hamstring seems to be getting a bit better. He'll play against the Chiefs in Week 9 with a new starting quarterback. Michael Vick is taking over for a banged up (and ineffective) Geno Smith. That makes all Jets targets an even larger question mark in Week 9.
link to story Jets | 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.
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