Eric Decker was a bust with the Jets in 2014, but he had a revival in 2015 with Ryan Fitzpatrick at quarterback and Brandon Marshall to take pressure off him as the No. 1 receiver. Decker finished as the No. 10 Fantasy receiver in standard leagues with 80 catches for 1,027 yards and 12 touchdowns. Those are almost identical stats to what he had with the Broncos in 2012 (his first season with Peyton Manning) when he had 85 catches for 1,064 yards and 13 touchdowns, and he now has at least 80 catches, 1,000 yards and 11 touchdowns in three of the past four seasons. We'll have to see what the Jets do at quarterback with Fitzpatrick not signed heading into the NFL Draft, but Fitzpatrick is expected to remain in New York. If that happens as expected, consider Decker a solid No. 2 Fantasy receiver in all leagues worth drafting in Round 5 or 6.
Decker joined the Jets for OTAs on Tuesday, Brian Costello of the NY Post reports. Decker and Brandon Marshall both missed the start of OTAs, perhaps to show solidarity with quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, who still hasn't received a contract to his liking. This may be a sign that Fitzpatrick is close to signing, but it's also possible the wide receivers simply feel they've made their point. Given his lack of alternatives, Fitzpatrick still figures to come to terms with the Jets eventually, be it within the next few weeks or during training camp.
Decker skipped the Jets' OTAs this week to show his solidarity for unsigned quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, ESPN New York reports. Decker and fellow wideout Brandon Marshall developed a strong rapport with Fitzpatrick during their first season together last year, and while Fitzpatrick remains an unsigned free agent, neither Decker nor Marshall were present for the Jets' voluntary practices this week. At the moment, negotiations between Fitzpatrick and the Jets appear to be at a standstill, but it remains to be seen whether the absences of Decker and Marshall could influence New York to close a deal sooner than later.
Decker (knee) caught five of eight targets for 50 yards and a touchdown Sunday against the Bills. With his performance in this game, Decker has now posted at least 1,000 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns for the third time in the last four seasons. Next year, he'll be in the third of a five-year contract with the Jets and will likely be a top-18 fantasy option at wide receiver on draft day.
Decker (knee) caught three of six pass targets for 47 yards and a touchdown Sunday against the Patriots. Decker was easily on his way to one of his least productive games of the season before grabbing a game-winning touchdown pass in overtime. His three receptions were the fewest he's had since Week 1. He now has scored in each of his last three games, though he's only averaging 59 receiving yards during that span.
Decker (knee) is active for Sunday's game against the Patriots. Decker is having a great season alongside Brandon Marshall and will look to keep it going against a Patriots team that has been hit hard by injuries of late.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|3||09/25||@Kansas City Chiefs||21||23.44|
|10||11/13||Los Angeles Rams||6||18.50|
|12||11/28||New England Patriots||22||23.78|
|14||12/11||@San Francisco 49ers||18||22.38|
|16||12/24||@New England Patriots||22||23.78|
|3 Year Avg||128||80||1092||9||57||13.65||163|