Eric Decker, WR, Jets: Fantasy Football Outlook
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Eric Decker, WR, Jets

Position/Rank ADP NFL Team Status Experience Age Height Weight Twitter
WR - #29 75.70 NYJ Active 5 years 27 6'3 218 @EricDecker87

2014 Outlook: Quality Backup

Last updated on Jul-14-2014 by Mark Morales-Smith

STUD OR DUD?: Eric Decker put up excellent fantasy numbers in Denver. He had over 1,000 yards and double digit touchdowns in both seasons with Peyton Manning as his quarterback. There's a big question about Decker though. Was he a product of that prolific Peyton Manning offense, or does he have the talent to be a top fantasy contributor while with the Jets? While there's no doubt Geno Smith isn't in the same stratosphere as Manning, it is more important to see how Decker adjusts to being the No. 1 WR role with no other receivers talented enough to draw away coverage. Decker should lead the Jets in targets, though. He definitely doesn't have to worry about Demaryius Thomas or Wes Welker taking away targets. He also doesn't have them to draw away attention, so Decker will be on his own to create his own success. 2014 will be a make-or-break season for Decker and other Jets like Smith, Michael Vick and Chris Johnson. Decker left Denver to be a No. 1 WR and got paid by the Jets to do so. One stat that stands out for Decker is that with Tim Tebow running the show, Decker still caught eight TDs. Decker is a very hard player to judge, but being a top target should make him valuable enough to draft as a high WR3. Even if the former Minnesota Gopher doesn't live up to expectations, a high volume of targets should keep him from completely flopping.

Editor's note: The drop from Manning to Smith or Vick is huge. Everybody understands that. The Jets' offense is pathetic. Everybody understands that. Has the market overcorrected in evaluating Decker's potential though? Decker is a very good receiver and is the unquestioned leader here. He is currently being drafted one spot ahead of rookie WR Mike Evans as a WR3. That's a bit extreme. Decker can outpace that ADP. Sometimes being the best receiver on a bad team can work out statistically.

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7/27 - Jets QB Geno Smith says he will be a top-5 quarterback by 2015 or 2016

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2013 Mock Draft Results

Month Position Franchise/Comments
2013 FFToolbox Staff Mock Draft #1
June 18th, 2013
5.04 FFToolbox - George Bissell 
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #2
July 2nd 2013
4.12 FFToolbox - Decker represents value at 4.12. I don't think he'll see as much of a downgrade as others are predicting. With Welker, I think Mannings numbers rise and the tight ends along with the WRs 3-4 and 5, all see a downgrade but not Decker, he's too good to be ignored.
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #1
June 25th, 2013
5.01 FantasyTaz - I don't expect Decker to be a Top 12 WR again in 2013, especially with the addition of Wes Welker, but the people writing him off are making a mistake. He is a big strong receiver who makes an excellent red zone target for Manning and that won't change. I expect the addition of Welker to hurt the TEs much more than Decker. I also expect the team to use 3-Wide sets and pass even more often in 2013.
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #3
July 9th, 2013
6.02 DynastyLeagueFootball 
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