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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
Contract: view contract details

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Eric Decker said he would like to be used more downfield this season.
"It's nice to be able to work on some chunk throws down the field because I think that part of the game is going to have to open up this year for me a little bit," Decker said. "I love being able to get down the field and being able to play outside a little bit." Decker had the second-lowest yard-per-reception average of his career last season (12.8) and had just nine catches on passes which traveled more than 20 yards. A solid deep threat at times in Denver, Decker should be asked to get downfield more this season. Aug 1 - 9:00 AM
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Newsday's Kimberley Martin reports both Eric Decker and Brandon Marshall are back at the Jets' facility on Tuesday.

Decker skipped last week's work to express his displeasure with how the Jets are handling Ryan Fitzpatrick's contract saga. Marshall reportedly missed the voluntary work for other reasons, but it is possible Fitzpatrick's situation played a role. Either way, both are back this week, and Fitzpatrick is still unsigned.

The New York Post reports Eric Decker is skipping Jets OTAs "because he is upset the organization has yet to sign Ryan Fitzpatrick."

The Jets' inability to re-sign their quarterback has not only left the depth chart all but barren, it is alienating other players in the locker room. Decker is trying to "send a message," according to beat writer Brian Costello. Decker's absence from voluntary workouts is not violating any rules. Jets second-year GM Mike Maccagnan arrived in New York flush with salary cap space following the frugal John Idzik area. At present, Gang Green has just $3.154 million available, the third lowest amount in the league.
May 25 - 10:16 PM

Eric Decker caught 5-of-8 targets for 50 yards and a touchdown in the Jets' Week 17 loss to Buffalo.

Decker's second season as a Jet ends with a receiving line of 80-1,027-12. Playing primarily slot receiver for the first time in his career, Decker was also utilized as the Jets' go-to target in the red zone by Chan Gailey and proved a terrific fit in New York's four-wide spread attack. Decker turns 29 in March and has plenty left. He should be a locked-in fantasy WR2 for the 2016 season.
Jan 3 - 4:32 PM

Eric Decker caught 3-of-6 targets for 47 yards and a touchdown in the Jets' Week 16 win over the Patriots.

Decker's touchdown was a six-yard game winner in overtime. Remarkably, Decker has now scored in 11-of-14 appearances. He'll be a high-end WR2 as the Jets look to sew up a playoff appearance in Week 17 against the Bills.
Sun, Dec 27, 2015 04:57:00 PM

Eric Decker caught 6-of-10 targets for 55 yards and a touchdown in Saturday night's Week 15 win over the Cowboys.

Decker appeared to suffer a scary leg/ankle injury when he was tackled hard by Cowboys DB Byron Jones in the first quarter, but he returned to the game. Decker was targeted in the end zone in the fourth quarter, but the pass was defended well by Jones and Ryan Fitzpatrick narrowly overthrew it. Decker came back to score a wide-open touchdown one play later from three yards out on a perfectly-executed rub play. Decker has been frequently designed plays in scoring position by OC Chan Gailey this season, and has at least 80 yards and/or a touchdown in every game he's played in 2015. Decker will be a high-end WR2 when the Jets host the Patriots in Week 16.
Sun, Dec 20, 2015 12:14:00 AM

Eric Decker left Saturday night's game against the Cowboys with a left leg injury, but returned in the second quarter.

At the end of an eight-yard catch, the injury appeared to be to Decker's ankle or knee. Decker was able to walk off the field under his own power, but was placed on the trainer's table before going to the locker room. Decker later returned to the sideline, and eventually went back into the game.
Sat, Dec 19, 2015 09:07:00 PM

Eric Decker caught 7-of-10 targets for 74 yards and a touchdown Week 14 against the Titans.

Decker routinely found wide open spaces in the Titans' coverage in the first half. He was completely alone in the end zone for the first touchdown of the game, and he gained 20 yards on a similar pass later in the half. The lopsided scored kept Decker from having an even better day as he only saw two targets in the second half. Decker has gained 80 yards or scored a touchdown in every game this season. He is a reliable WR2 with upside.
Sun, Dec 13, 2015 04:40:00 PM

Eric Decker (knee) is probable for Week 14 against the Titans.

He didn't miss any practice time this week. Decker has reached 80 yards receiving or caught a touchdown in every game he's played this year. He'll be a high-end WR2 against Tennessee.
Fri, Dec 11, 2015 03:59:00 PM

Jets coach Todd Bowles gushed about Eric Decker's contributions to the team as a slot receiver.

"He just makes plays, he works hard, he blocks, he does the right things and the ball finds him," Bowles said. "He’s just good in there. He’s good in there and he’s good outside. We have some slot guys that can go in there, but Eric is more heady than everybody else." Bowles said OC Chan Gailey made the decision to play Decker from the slot this offseason, and that choice has paid off in a big way. Decker has at least 80 yards or a touchdown in every game this season and is on pace for 81/1,092/11 despite missing one game with a knee injury. Decker has established himself as an every-week WR2.
Thu, Dec 10, 2015 08:56:00 AM

Eric Decker delivered eight catches for 101 yards on 12 targets in the Jets' Week 13 win over the Giants.

It was another steady performance for Decker, who has scored a touchdown or gone over 80 yards receiving in every game he's played this season. Decker did most of his damage after halftime with six catches for 80 yards. He made a crucial 17-yard grab in overtime to put the Jets in field goal range. Decker will maintain WR2 status next week against Tennessee.
Sun, Dec 6, 2015 05:11:00 PM

Eric Decker is listed on the Week 13 injury report with a knee issue, but is practicing in full.

Decker is typically playing through some sort of ailment, but has been operating at a high level since early in the season. Decker is on the WR1/2 borderline, and an easy top-15 play.
Thu, Dec 3, 2015 03:09:00 PM

Eric Decker secured 5-of-9 targets for 62 yards and a touchdown in the Jets' Week 12 win over the Dolphins.

Decker has scored a touchdown and/or topped 80 receiving yards in all of his ten 2015 appearances. Decker nearly had a second score Sunday, but dropped it just shy of the end zone, and had another drop earlier in the game. So he paid dividends for fantasy owners but left yards on the field. Decker will remain a rock-solid WR2 when the Jets take on the Giants in Week 13.
Sun, Nov 29, 2015 04:54:00 PM

Eric Decker absorbed four of 11 targets for 81 yards in the Jets' Week 11 loss to the Texans.

Decker was held without a catch in the first half but he got it going after halftime and finished the game as New York’s leading receiver. He made an incredible juggling catch for a 25-yard gain in the third quarter while being blanketed by rookie cornerback Kevin Johnson. Sunday ended Decker’s streak of three straight games with a touchdown. He’ll be on the WR2 borderline next week against Miami.
Sun, Nov 22, 2015 05:46:00 PM

Eric Decker (knee) is probable for Week 11 against the Texans.

Decker practiced in full despite his knee issue. He's our No. 12 receiver this week.
Fri, Nov 20, 2015 05:01:00 PM

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3RB1Matt Forte
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2Quincy Enunwa
3Devin Smith
4Jeremy Ross
5Kyle Williams
WR21Eric Decker
2Kenbrell Thompkins
3Charone Peake
4Chandler Worthy
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TE1Jace Amaro
2Kellen Davis
3Zach Sudfeld
4Brandon Bostick
5Wes Saxton
LT1Ryan Clady
2Ben Ijalana
LG1James Carpenter
2Craig Watts
3Jesse Davis
C1Nick Mangold
2Wesley Johnson
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2Michael Liedtke
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K1Nick Folk
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