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WR Eric Decker - New York Jets

6-3, 217Born: 3-15-1987College: MinnesotaDrafted: Round 3

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Updating previous reports, New York Jets WR Eric Decker (hamstring) injured the same hamstring that bothered him in training camp Sunday, Sept. 14. However, this injury is believed to be more severe and will have an MRI.

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From Mark Wimer's Monday injury report (Mon Sep 15): Decker suffered a hamstring injury of unspecified severity - he tried to stretch out on the sidelines and return to the game, but he wasn't able to get back in the action. Decker will be evaluated further on Monday. Decker injured the same hamstring that bothered him in training camp. However, this injury is believed to be more severe and Decker will have an MRI to examine the full extent of the injury.

From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Sep 15): Decker looked great before re-injuring a hamstring that gave him some trouble this summer. He was free for what could have been a second long touchdown, but Geno Smith missed him. His status for Monday night against the Bears is unknown, and we know how hamstrings can be a nagging issue for wide receivers.

General News (Tue Sep 16): injured the same hamstring that bothered him in training camp Sunday, Sept. 14. Some reports indicate this is a serious injury, but others say Decker could play in Week 3.

Week 3: vs Chicago Bears

Detailed matchup analysis coming soon.

Recent Stats and Projections

1 vs OAK 0 0 0 6 5 74 0 0
2 at GB 0 0 0 7 4 63 1 0
3 vs CHI PROJ-Dodds 0 * * 4 * * *
3 vs CHI PROJ-Tremblay 0 * * 4 * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2014 Week 1 vs OAK (6 / 5 / 74 / 0 rec)

Eric Decker was targeted a team high six times, but Smith was intercepted on the lone misfire between the two. Decker was whistled for a few penalties, namely holding on run plays and offensive pass interference for being too physical beyond the five-yard buffer. The majority of Decker's receptions occurred on bunch formations where New York set blocks to give Decker opportunities in space. Decker's longest reception occurred on a deep post pattern where he beat Charles Woodson with a double move. Decker received one red zone target from Michael Vick on a designed gimmick play. Decker ran a drag route along the back of the end zone, but Vick overthrew him. A well placed throw would have resulted in an easy touchdown.

2014 Week 2 vs GB (7 / 4 / 63 / 1 rec)

Despite leaving midway through the third quarter with a hamstring injury, Decker continued to make big plays for New York's offense. Early in the first quarter, Smith threw a perfect back shoulder fade to Decker who easily secured the catch for a 29-yard touchdown. Decker reached over the smaller Sam Shields to make the play. Early in the third quarter, Decker beat Shields on a deep post route, but Smith overthrew him by a few yards. If Smith delivers a well-placed throw, it's an easy touchdown. New York's play calling has been relatively conservative, so Decker has been featured on bunch formations that allow him to make plays after the catch. Decker left midway through the third quarter with a hamstring injury and did not return. Decker did not go to the locker room and watched the rest of the game from the sidelines. New York clearly missed Decker as their comeback fell short.


Latest News

Jets | Eric Decker could play (Mon Sep 15, 05:00 PM) - New York Jets WR Eric Decker (hamstring) could still play next Monday, according to head coach Rex Ryan. Ryan said he doesn't know the status of Decker's injury.

Our View: So is this serious or not? One report says it could be some time before Decker plays, but this one says Decker could be ready for Week 3. Monitor the practice report as the week goes on, but if you're a Decker owner then make sure to have other plans.
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Jets | Eric Decker update (Mon Sep 15, 08:16 AM) - Updating previous reports, New York Jets WR Eric Decker (hamstring) injured the same hamstring that bothered him in training camp Sunday, Sept. 14. However, this injury is believed to be more severe and will have an MRI.

Our View: Here we go again. Hamstring injuries are known to linger if not treated properly. The Jets will need to monitor him closely, and they certainly won't rush him back until he's ready. Decker's fantasy owners need to have other plans in place.
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Jets | Eric Decker doubtful to return (Sun Sep 14, 07:26 PM) - New York Jets WR Eric Decker (hamstring) suffered a hamstring injury in the second half of the Week 2 game against the Green Bay Packers, and he is doubtful to return.

Our View: Decker pulled up on a play and was grabbing at his hamstring. The injury didn't look like it was severe, but it was irritating Decker on the sideline as he was trying to loosen it up. The team decided it was probably better for him to sit for the rest of this close game.
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