If you are an Eric Decker owner in fantasy football, his stats are very similar to a machine that measures your heartbeat. In the Denver Broncos‘ game against the Indianapolis Colts, Decker had eight receptions for 150 yards and a touchdown. However, if you look at his stats from the game against the New England Patriots, he had one catch for five yards and no touchdowns. This is not someone you can trust on a regular basis.
Then, in his Week 13 game against the Kansas City Chiefs, Decker had one of the best games that any Broncos pass-catcher ever had: eight receptions for 174 yards and four touchdowns! This was the type of game that many owners thought that Decker could have when the Broncos landed Peyton Manning last season.
The biggest question after this game is this: can Decker come close to repeating these numbers going into the fantasy football playoffs?
Don’t count on it. Look, I think Decker is one tough receiver, but you have to look at facts. The Broncos have so many weapons to throw the ball to that hardly any receiver can really truly be relied upon. Even players like Wes Welker and Demaryius Thomas, who are more of Manning’s favorite targets, have tough statistical games from time to time. If these guys cannot be counted on regularly, then how can you depend on Decker?
I think that Decker’s game against the Chiefs was one of the best that I have ever seen someone have with Manning. If you drafted Decker and need to play him in the very important games to come, then of course do it. However, if you are banking on Decker to have another Week 13 for you during your fantasy football playoffs, then you are wishing on a star that is not going to come through for you. Sorry, but it’s the truth!