WR Eric Decker - Tennessee Titans
|6-3, 217||Born: 3-15-1987||College: Minnesota||Drafted: Round 3|
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2017 Week 19 vs NE (7 / 6 / 85 / 0 rec)
Eric Decker led the Titans in receiving with six receptions for 85 yards. Decker's first reception would have gone for 13 yards early in the second quarter if not for a very disputable offensive pass interference penalty that would end up ultimately stalling the drive for the Titans. Decker's first actual reception would come on the next drive as Decker ran right through the zone coverage of the Patriots into a wide-open hole to complete a 22-yard reception, tied for his longest of the game. Decker's second 22-yard reception came on a big third-and-ten on the final drive for the Titans which ultimately resulted in their second touchdown of the game. This was a very impressive catch made by Decker as he was falling out of bounds, barely tapping the toes to keep them in. The play would stand after an official review, marking one of the more impressive catches of the game.
2017 Week 18 vs KC (5 / 2 / 21 / 1 rec)
Eric Decker's struggles continued early in this game as he couldn't haul in either of his first two targets while committing a very ugly drop early in the second quarter. This pass was thrown right at Decker and bounced off his hands on a play that would have converted a third down for the Titans. Decker would redeem himself in a big way later in this game though as he ran an impressive post pattern right down the seam and hauled in a perfectly thrown pass with a defender hanging on his back as he crossed the goal line. This touchdown reception was just Decker's second of the year, but it was one of the biggest touchdowns of the season for the Titans as this inevitably would be the game-winner that moved them forward in the playoffs.
2017 Week 17 vs JAX (6 / 3 / 18 / 0 rec)
Eric Decker was the most heavily targeted Titans receiver as he finished with six targets, hauling in three of them for 18 yards. Decker was the only receiver that could get open here as he lined up out of the slot for most of the day, avoiding coverage from Jalen Ramsey and A.J. Bouye. Decker had some opportunities, but he actually dropped three passes, two of which were mistakes more so by Marcus Mariota than Decker. Decker's third drop was unquestionably his fault though, as the ball bounced right off his chest.
2017 Week 16 vs LAR (10 / 6 / 73 / 0 rec)
Eric Decker finished as the most heavily targeted receiver for the Titans this past week with 10 in total, hauling in six of those for 73 receiving yards. He had a couple of clutch receptions within the red zone in the first half, but most of his production ended up coming after halftime. Decker showed his physicality throughout this game, and especially after his long reception of the day for 25 yards as he stiff-armed the Rams defender while running to the sideline for an extra 13 yards after the catch. Decker now has over 55 receiving yards in three straight games exceeding the 50-yard mark in a game just once through the first 13 weeks of the season.
2017 Week 15 vs SF (5 / 5 / 63 / 0 rec)
Eric Decker made a few nice grabs in this game as he finished as the second-best receiver for the Titans despite not finding the end zone. He caught all five of his targets, with four of those receptions going for over 10 yards as he proved to be very effective on the intermediate-length routes. Decker was a big part of the Titans' first drive after halftime. He ran a nice route to the outside and did a good job coming back to the ball to haul in a 12-yard reception on 3rd-and-10 to keep that drive alive. A few plays later, Decker had his longest play of the game as he another corner route, deep to the right side this time and made the easy catch for 17 yards. Decker did make an impressive catch late in the third quarter for seven yards near the red zone as he had to jump up with a defender around his waist to bring in the ball. That would mark his last catch of the game though.
2017 Week 14 vs ARI (5 / 3 / 56 / 0 rec)
Eric Decker led the team in receiving with 56 yards on a rough day for the offense as a whole. He hauled in a 16-yard pass on the Titans' second drive of the game. Decker also caught an 11-yard pass for a big first down to set up the only Titans touchdown of the game. Decker accounted for the longest play of the game for the Titans as well - a 29-yard catch and run late in the third quarter.
2017 Week 13 vs HOU (6 / 3 / 27 / 0 rec)
Eric Decker saw more playing time this week with Rishard Matthews out again. Decker actually led the team in targets with six, but he managed to catch just half of those targets for 27 yards. He was targeted on three straight plays on a Titans drive midway through the second quarter, one of which was a deep ball that Decker just missed on. Decker also did a great job drawing a couple of pass interference penalties that would not show up on the stat sheet but was impactful in moving the Titans down the field.
2017 Week 12 vs IND (4 / 3 / 23 / 0 rec)
The height of Eric Decker's day came on Titans' third play of the game as Decker caught a strike from Mariota on over the middle for 17 yards. Decker saw just three more targets after that play, hauling in two of them for a combined six yards.
2017 Week 11 vs PIT (3 / 3 / 37 / 0 rec)
Eric Decker hauled in just three receptions on three targets for 37 yards last week. He made some great plays, but Decker is not nearly as involved in this offense now that Corey Davis has returned. Over the last two games, Decker has been targeted just six times while playing less than 50% of the snaps. While Davis was out, Decker was on the field for more than 80% of the snaps in each game, so it is obvious that he is taking a back seat to Davis.
2017 Week 9 vs BAL (4 / 3 / 21 / 1 rec)
Eric Decker had few highlights in this game where he received only four targets, but he did find the end zone for the first time this season on a designed misdirection play where Mariota bootlegged right before cutting back to the left and throwing to Decker for the score. Outside of that play, Decker was not heavily utilized at all as it looks like he is expected to slide into a role as the third receiver now that Corey Davis has returned.
2017 Week 7 vs CLE (2 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Eric Decker followed up his best game of the season by not making a single catch from his two targets in this week's game against the Brown. This was the first time Decker had been held without a catch in a game he started since the 2011 season.
2017 Week 6 vs IND (9 / 7 / 88 / 0 rec)
Eric Decker led the Titans in receiving this week, hauling in seven of nine targets for 88 yards. This was easily Decker's best performance of the year, as he finally appeared to be a focal point of the Titans pass attack. Decker's first catch of the game was his longest play of the season, a 40-yard grab coming from a deep crossing route where the Colts simply left him uncovered as they were partly fooled by the play action. Decker hauled in another long pass for 21 yards in the third quarter, again off play action. That drive was a good one for Decker, as he caught three passes in total. Decker has still yet to find the end zone this season though, despite coming to the Titans as a guy they thought would be as impactful in the red zone as he has been in previous seasons throughout his career.
2017 Week 5 vs MIA (6 / 4 / 34 / 0 rec)
Eric Decker had another mediocre outing this week, amassing only 34 yards from four receptions. Decker tied for the team lead in targets with six, which is encouraging from a usage perspective as he has been an afterthought in this offense for most of the season. Three of Decker's four receptions came on the Titans only touchdown drive on their first possession after halftime. Outside of that drive, Decker was ineffective as this entire offense struggled.
2017 Week 4 vs HOU (2 / 2 / 13 / 0 rec)
Eric Decker caught his only two targets for 13 yards. He caught one pass early from Marcus Mariota, and another late in the fourth quarter from Matt Cassel. Decker was not at all a factor in this game as the Titans offense struggled overall.
2017 Week 3 vs SEA (5 / 4 / 49 / 0 rec)
Eric Decker posted season-highs with four receptions for 49 yards, but he had a rather forgettable day as he tangled quite a few times with Richard Sherman and others in the Seahawks secondary. The very first pass thrown Decker's way was intercepted by Kam Chancellor but called back due to offsetting penalties between Decker and Sherman. On the next pass thrown his way, Decker snagged a toe-tapper while falling out of bounds to set up the Titans in scoring position. On the next pass play though, Decker canceled out his gain plus more with back to back penalties (holding, then offensive pass interference). Mariota went right back to him on a long third down for 16 yards, but it was not enough for the first down. That drive accounted for most of Decker's production as he only caught one pass in the second half for 11 yards.
2017 Week 2 vs JAX (5 / 3 / 32 / 0 rec)
Eric Decker started hot by hauling in the first two receptions of the game for the Titans. His second catch was his longest, for 16 yards, coming as Decker stopped on a dime and hauled in a slightly overthrown ball for before being immediately tackled. Decker hauled in one additional reception later in the second quarter, then was not targeted again as the Titans threw only a handful of passes in the second half.
2017 Week 1 vs OAK (8 / 3 / 10 / 0 rec)
Eric Decker did not look sharp in his Titans debut, catching three of his eight targets for 10 total yards. Decker was definitely out-shined by his counterparts Rishard Matthews and Corey Davis, despite his relatively equal target share. Decker was routinely covered and rarely open. In one opportunity to make a big third down catch mid-way through the third quarter, Decker simply tripped up on his route instead of hauling in what would have been at least as 15-yard completion. On a positive note though, Decker did receive a couple of targets in the red zone - an encouraging note for a proven red zone threat such as Decker.
Latest NewsSaints | Eric Decker not meeting with Saints (Tue Mar 20, 02:30 PM) - Free-agent WR Eric Decker (Titans) is not visiting the New Orleans Saints Tuesday, March 20. It had been reported elsewhere that Decker was on his way to visit New Orleans. Our View: Sean Payton was a bit nasty on Twitter when he shot down the report. Decker is making the rounds after getting let go by the Titans. The Saints would have been an interesting fit, but it sounds like the team is not going to bring him in for a visit at this time.
link to story Raiders | Eric Decker to meet with Oakland (Tue Mar 20, 12:28 PM) - Free-agent WR Eric Decker (Titans) is expected to visit the Oakland Raiders on Tuesday, March 20. Our View: Decker came into the league in the AFC West with the Broncos. He could serve as a no3 WR for the Raiders behind Amari Cooper and Jordy Nelson.
link to story Saints | Eric Decker visiting New Orleans (Tue Mar 20, 12:06 PM) - Free-agent WR Eric Decker (Titans) is meeting with the New Orleans Saints on Tuesday, March 20. link to story
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