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Eric Decker | Wide Receiver | #87

Team: New York Jets
Age / DOB:  (29) / 3/15/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 214
College: Minnesota
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 3 (87) / DEN
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Eric Decker (hip surgery, shoulder surgery) is not worried about missing time in 2017.
Coach Todd Bowles said Decker making it back in time for 2017 would be "close," but the receiver thinks he will be ready. "I'm not worried about missing any time next year," Decker said. "I'll be fine by the start of next year." Decker is unable to undergo surgery on his shoulder until he is off crutches from his hip operation. Even if he is ready for Week 1, Decker should spend most of next year's camp on the sidelines. Oct 22 - 12:01 PM

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Eric Decker (hip surgery, shoulder surgery) might not be ready for the start of the 2017 season.

"It'll probably be close," coach Todd Bowles said. Decker can't undergo his shoulder operation until he's off crutches from his hip surgery. The hip procedure comes with a six-month timeline. He obviously won't be on crutches the entire time, but it could be months before he's able to get his shoulder operated on. It's a brutal 1-2 punch for the 29-year-old receiver. Decker is falling down the ranks in Dynasty leagues.
Oct 18 - 5:40 PM

Eric Decker (shoulder surgery, injured reserve) underwent hip surgery on Tuesday.

The hip procedure has delayed Decker's shoulder surgery. He can't have his upper body operated on until he's off crutches. The shoulder operation comes with an eight-month timeline. The hip, six. Decker is looking questionable for training camp next summer. Going on 30, Decker is due $7.25 million in 2017. He remains an above-average receiver, but depending on how far the Jets fall this year, perhaps they'll move on from Decker in the offseason.
Oct 18 - 4:10 PM

Eric Decker said he expects to undergo shoulder surgery in the next "week or two."

It will take him 6-8 months to fully recover. "It's not a fun time," said Decker. "But obviously it's something that needs to be done to continue my career." Decker was hoping he could play through the injury but gave up after his torn labrum showed no improvement after two weeks. The pain was so severe that Decker said it felt like someone was "stabbing" him. Brandon Marshall and Quincy Enunwa will both see more targets in Decker's absence.
Oct 13 - 3:16 PM

Jets placed WR Eric Decker on injured reserve with a torn rotator cuff.

Fantasy owners can finally cut bait without a shadow of a doubt. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Decker will likely require season-ending surgery. Quincy Enunwa and Robby Anderson have been filling in as the Jets' No. 2 and 3 receivers while Brandon Marshall has seen target totals of 10, 11, and 13 in the three games Decker has been hurt. Enunwa needs to be owned in all formats.
Oct 12 - 10:52 AM

Eric Decker (shoulder) has been ruled out for Week 5 against the Steelers.

LG Brian Winters (concussion) has also been ruled out, and LCB Darrelle Revis (hamstring) is doubtful. The Jets will likely be without three starters. Decker fill-in Quincy Enunwa (knee) was added to the injury report Friday and is listed as questionable. Decker remains week to week.
Oct 7 - 12:58 PM

Eric Decker (shoulder) is not practicing Friday.

Coach Todd Bowles said Decker would have to practice in some capacity in order to play Sunday. Since he's been a DNP all week, he won't suit up, leaving Quincy Enunwa as the clear-cut No. 2 receiver. LCB Darrelle Revis (hamstring) and LG Brian Winters (concussion) also missed practice Friday.
Oct 7 - 11:34 AM

Eric Decker (shoulder) said Friday "will determine if I'm going to play" against the Steelers in Week 5.

Decker stretched with his teammates on Thursday but didn't come close to practicing. We'd still consider him an extreme long shot for Week 5, but Decker isn't ready to count himself out yet. Decker missed last week's game with a partially torn labrum and admitted the injury could affect him all season. Quincy Enunwa would see an expanded role if Decker can't get the green light for Sunday. Daily Slant: Assuming Decker sits again, Quincy Enunwa should have the best match-up of the NYJ receivers out of the slot. He's likely to see either William Gay or Sean Davis in the slot, neither of whom have played particularly well this season, and the Steelers are likely to pay far more attention to Brandon Marshall. Enunwa has seen 18 targets over his past two games and is still very cheap across the industry.
Oct 6 - 3:06 PM

Eric Decker (shoulder) is not practicing Thursday.

Decker was on the field during stretching, but he did not have a helmet. It is possible he returns to limited work Friday, but he is looking extremely unlikely to play this week. Quincy Enunwa will serve as the No. 2 with Decker out and is a great play against the Steelers.
Oct 6 - 11:05 AM

Eric Decker (shoulder) is not practicing Wednesday.

He stretched with his teammates, but Decker did little else. He's not expected to play Week 5 against the Steelers, leaving No. 2 duties to Quincy Enunwa.
Oct 5 - 1:25 PM

Eric Decker (shoulder) says he feels better than he did last week, but is unsure of his status for Sunday's game against the Steelers.

ESPN's Rich Cimini expects Decker, who says he's having trouble sleeping, to miss his second consecutive game. Decker admits he could need surgery after the season. "Maybe after the season, we re-evaluate what it looks like structurally and go from there." Quincy Enunwa has WR3 value as Decker's fill-in.
Oct 4 - 7:18 PM

NJ Advance Media's Darryl Slater believes it "seems unlikely" Eric Decker (shoulder) will play Week 5 against the Steelers.

Decker remains week to week and is still a candidate for injured reserve, though we would think the Jets would make that decision as soon as possible since he'll have to miss at least eight weeks if placed on I.R. In the meantime, the Jets will continue to pepper Brandon Marshall with double-digit targets on a weekly basis, and Quincy Enunwa will fill in as the No. 2, seeing 7-10 targets.
Oct 3 - 6:19 PM

Jets declared WR Eric Decker (shoulder), TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins, QB Christian Hackenberg, QB Bryce Petty, CB Darryl Roberts, OT Brandon Shell, and WR Jalin Marshall inactive for Week 4 against the Seahawks.

No surprises. Decker has a partial tear in his rotator cuff and is week to week. ASJ was just claimed off waivers. Marshall has a torn labrum in his shoulder.
Oct 2 - 11:48 AM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that Eric Decker's shoulder injury was "worrisome enough" for the Jets to consider placing him on injured reserve.

If Decker does land on injured reserve, he'd be eligible to return after eight weeks. Regardless, it appears that he'll be facing a lengthy absence. Brandon Marshall's stock should rise with Decker sidelined while Quincy Enunwa is now a must-own in fantasy. It's a devastating loss for fantasy owners as Decker has been extremely consistent over the last few seasons. Last week's game snapped a six-game touchdown streak for the stud wideout.
Oct 2 - 10:37 AM

Eric Decker (shoulder) "doesn’t anticipate returning to full health" this season.

"I don’t expect myself to be 100 percent at some point," Decker said. "It’s just getting to where it’s manageable and I can still play the same game that I need to." Decker also confirmed he’s "not sure" if the injury will require surgery. The Jets are hoping Decker returns this season, but his effectiveness is going to be a concern even if he isn’t shut down.
Oct 1 - 3:34 PM

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