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WR Eric Decker - New York Jets

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

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He is listed as probable on this week's official injury report.

News you need to know

From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Nov 23): Decker drew a long pass interference penalty on an underthrown deep ball. With a good deep ball from Fitzpatrick, Decker would have had a huge day. He's still a strong WR2.

General News (Fri Nov 27): practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this week.

General News (Fri Nov 27): practiced fully on Thursday.

General News (Wed Nov 25): practiced fully on Wednesday.

Week 12: vs Miami Dolphins

All WR vs MIA

Mark and Joe say: Neutral matchup. The Jets prevailed 27-14 the last time they saw the Dolphins (in Miami, no less) - they pounded the rock for 43/207/2 in that game, so Ryan Fitzpatrick only threw the ball 29 times (16/29 for 218 yards passing, one TD and one interception thrown). Last week, Fitzpatrick and company chased the Texans in Houston - he threw the ball 39 times, but hit just 19/39 for 216 yards passing, one TD and two interceptions thrown. The TD went to Brandon Marshall (10 targets for 5/47/1 receiving), while Eric Decker saw 11 for 4/81/0. As has been the case throughout the year, Marshall and Decker are the main cogs in this passing attack - they get theirs week in and week out. The Dolphins' pass D is ranked 20th in the NFL averaging 251.2 net passing yards given out per game, with 19 passing scores allowed vs. nine interceptions (tied for 15th in the NFL) and 22 sacks (tied-19th) generated. This team is ranked 11th in the NFL over the past four weeks (four games) in fantasy points allowed to opposing quarterbacks (23 per game), 12th in fantasy points given up to opposing tight ends (10.9), and is in the middle of the league in fantasy points given up to opposing wide receivers (22.5 on average during that time span, 15th-most in the NFL). Last week, Miami allowed 18/28 for 220 net passing yards, two TDs and two interceptions thrown to Dallas; Sam Bradford and company piled up 33/48 for 353 net yards, one TD and one interception thrown two weeks ago, after taking four sacks for -39 yards. The Miami rush D isn't any better now than it was in Week Four, so Fitzpatrick and company may have a lean diet of passes against this so-so pass D - this is a neutral matchup from many angles.

Recent Stats and Projections

8 at OAK 63 0 0 0 7 6 60 1 0 12
9 vs JAX 45 0 0 0 9 6 79 1 0 13.9
10 vs BUF 57 0 0 0 11 6 85 1 0 14.5
11 at HOU 66 0 0 0 11 4 81 0 0 8.1
12 vs MIA PROJ-Dodds * 0 * * 5 * * * *
12 vs MIA PROJ-Tremblay * 0 * * 6 * * * *
12 vs MIA PROJ-Bloom * 0 * * 6 * * * *

Recent Game Summaries

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.


Latest News

Jets | Three Jets listed as probable (Fri Nov 27, 04:02 PM) - New York Jets QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (thumb) and WRs Brandon Marshall (toe) and Eric Decker (knee) are listed as probable for Week 12 against the Miami Dolphins.

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Jets | Top two Jets WRs practice (Thu Nov 26, 01:08 PM) - New York Jets WR Brandon Marshall (toe) and WR Eric Decker (knee) practiced in full Thursday, Nov. 26.

Our View: Marshall would look a lot better week to week if he didn't have so many drops. As it stands, those drops and an inconsistent quarterback definitely hold his ceiling down. However, he has scored a touchdown in each of the last three games and the fourth game featured a 100 yard game. We see him as a decent WR2 option, though if he doesn't score his fantasy output is a bit more limited. Decker has also scored a touchdown in three of the last four games, has had 11 targets in each of the last two games. We think he's in for a very big game and see him as a fringe WR1/WR2 play this week.
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Jets | Eric Decker, Ryan Fitzpatrick practice (Wed Nov 25, 05:44 PM) - New York Jets WR Eric Decker (knee) and QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (thumb) were both full participants in practice Wednesday, Nov. 25.

Our View: A good sign for both in Week 12. We have Decker as a WR2 with upside, while Fitzpatrick is only a QB to consider starting in 2QB/QB-flex leagues against the Dolphins.
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Jets | Brandon Marshall, Eric Decker probable (Fri Nov 20, 04:45 PM) - New York Jets WRs Brandon Marshall (toe, ankle) and Eric Decker (knee) both practiced in full Friday, Nov. 20, and are probable for Week 11 against the Houston Texans.

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Jets | Three Jets practice fully (Thu Nov 19, 04:40 PM) - New York Jets WRs Eric Decker (knee) and Brandon Marshall (toe, ankle) and RB Bilal Powell (ankle) participated fully in practice Thursday, Nov. 19.

Our View: We expect Eric Decker to have the best day and he's been consistently productive when healthy. We would take a shot with him as a WR1. Marshall is a nice play against a solid Texans defense, so start him as a good WR2. Poweel won't see enough runs for any value as long as Chris Ivory (RB1) is healthy.
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