Decker was once again Peyton Manning's main target, catching eight balls for 117 yards and a score. Decker was targeted a team-high 12 times. He also managed to draw two defensive holding penalties, though one was declined when the team decided to take an unnecessary roughness penalty instead. Decker also had a shot to pick up another score, but was ruled down at the 2 yard line. Decker will take on the Chargers Week 15.
Tennessee has been the best team against wide receivers this season, allowing an average of just 11.67 Fantasy points per game. Through 12 games, Tennessee has allowed eight passing touchdowns. Of those eight touchdowns, only two have gone to opposing wide receivers.
Decker has been the clear fourth option in the team's passing game for most of the season, but exploded for four touchdowns against Kansas City last week. Demaryius Thomas injured his shoulder early, which may have given Decker an opportunity to shine. If Thomas is limited at all, and Julius Thomas is unable to go again, Decker could resume the number one receiver role. Even in that situation, the matchup is too hard to make him a sure starter.
Decker caught eight passes for 174 yards and four touchdowns. Both he and Peyton Manning picked on rookie cornerback Marcus Cooper all day. Decker caught at least two of his touchdowns while Cooper was covering him, and consistently beat him over the top all game. Decker caught passes of 37, 41 and 42 yards during the game. He received a team-high 12 targets. Demaryius Thomas injured his shoulder early, and though he was able to return, Decker did more than enough to step up if Thomas was ailing.
Decker will take on the Titans Week 14.
Decker has just 128 yards and no touchdowns in three November games after totaling 340 yards and one touchdown in four September games and 329 yards and two touchdowns in four October games. It got downright depressing for Fantasy owners in Week 12, when Decker totaled a season-low one catch for 5 yards.
Should Fantasy owners count on a bounce-back game from Decker Week 13? He did have five catches for 71 yards Week 11 vs. Kansas City and some of Decker's best games (vs. Giants, Cowboys, Colts) have come on the road this season. Still, it's not like the Chiefs are the easiest matchup.
Wide receivers are averaging 177.6 receiving yards and 20.6 Fantasy points per week against Kansas City. Though, wide receivers have totaled just eight touchdowns in 11 games and no wide receiver has managed multiple touchdowns against the Chiefs.
Hopefully, you aren't heading into Week 13 forced to start Decker and praying he re-emerges. He probably passes more as a No. 3 Fantasy wide receiver or flex option and certainly could be an option to sit, if you have viable alternatives.
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