28 Responses to “Dynasty Spotlight: Eric Decker”

  1. kcDemonSlayer says:

    From an Andrew Luck owners perspective…….go to the Colts!!!!!

    • Jacob Feldman says:

      I’ve been on the Decker to Indy bandwagon for several months now. It fills a new for the Colts and Jim Irsay likes to make a bit of a splash. What better way than by signing one of the bigger free agents out there.

      If it happens, I would expect a slight drop in TDs (Luck isn’t going to throw 55 like Manning did last year), but the rest of his stats could be very sustainable.

      • SJ says:

        How would that impact Hilton? I feel like he finally has a chance for some steady targets this year, and less inconsistancy (per usual) in that offense, which is just maddening week – to – week.

        • Jacob Feldman says:

          I think Hilton’s style of game is by nature going to be a little inconsistent. Just like Mike Wallace. Big weeks and terrible weeks. I do think that adding someone like Decker would help though. It would keep defenses more honest and help keep the chains moving.

          • SJ says:

            Me too – think Decker would be the perfect successor to Wayne’s WR1 role. I think they matchup well in their play-styles, and cant ask for a better long-term QB in Luck.

            If only true right?

          • patrickmcgee13 says:

            Would be a great landing spot! He would help the production of everyone on the O, TY included! Blue Collar worker!

        • Eric Olinger says:

          I believe Hilton will only be held back if they continue to run the mundane run first attack from last year. We all saw what he was capable of during the epic comeback versus the Chiefs. He was also one of the only players to whoop Richard Sherman’s loud mouth on the field. If the Colts truly open the playbook up like I think they will, Hilton will be a beast regardless.

          • vince says:

            The Colts are NOT going to open up the playbook. The coaches are buffoons…at best, and were a running joke all year nationally.

            They will continue to waste away game after game with their idiotic game plans and depth chart then lean on Luck and their “bench players” (Hilton) to bail them out in the 2nd half.

  2. Scott says:

    Excellent article Eric. I hope he lands here with my hometown Colts. I’m also interested to see where he lands in this DFWC Mock Draft: http://alturl.com/jwmiy

  3. BradMartens says:

    Big Colts fan and I don’t know if I really like the idea of Decker in Indy. Sure he would be a great pickup for the offence but I really think our WR’ers have promise. We have Wayne and Rogers (I’m a believer) outside, TY playing slot and Allen and Fleener at TE. If they were to sign Decker it would really stunt Rogers development. Toss in Brazil and maybe a rookie and we’re in good shape. Sure the Colts will need a replacement for Wayne (could be Rogers) but I would rather see their money spent on beefing up the o-line and the defence. With all the holes on the o-line and in the secondary I can’t see them paying big bucks on Decker.

    • Zach says:

      Another big Colts fan here who couldn’t agree more. I understand the fantasy community clamoring for another weapon for Luck, but I think anyone who watches the team regularly can see that the O-line and defense are much greater need areas.

      Here’s hoping Grigson agrees as well.

    • SJ says:


      For a competing team like the Colts, I dont think they would even want the thought of relying heavily on Rogers if anything were to happen with Wayne’s recovery, this early in Rodgers career.

      Any progression out of Rodgers this season would be a bonus for the Colts given his flags, and I think the Colts Brass feels that way. Im a believer in Rodgers, but in a football sense, if they can land a Decker that will push them over the top, they likely should and will.

      • bigefat says:

        I’d like to add that it could also help Rogers be a pro! There will be a hole when Wayne leaves and then you could have Decker, A well behaved and groomed Rogers, TY, Allen and Fleener as your weapons. But, I’d fix the line first and foremost as Luck won’t be much if he keeps getting the David Carr treatment!

  4. Fred says:

    Well said.

  5. MikeMar says:

    How low is buy low? What would you peg as comps that you would trade or around what rookie pick?

  6. snellman says:

    I have him in a dynasty salary cap league where he is currently a holdout (based on production the last 2 years and his salary). He is looking for $122, the total team cap is $1214. Would you keep him at that number or let him walk? I have been high on him his entire career, but having a hard time keeping him at that number.

  7. SJ says:

    Does anyone else feel like this situation matches up similarly to when P.Garcon left INDY to go to the Redskins?

    I feel like this mirrors it – as a highly thought-of WR2, going to (likely) an even better situation, where eventhough he may not be thought of as a WR1 talent, will be able to put up those kind of numbers just like Garcon did with more volume, more focus, and as the WR1 for the new team.

    Its not a total match, however, as Decker has put up WR1 numbers already, but just that no one in dynasty considers him a WR1, and this change of teams will do exactly that, moving him into that tier. It just feels oddly similar.

    Id really like to acquire Decker, but feel I cant meet the price tag, given the comments above.

  8. SJ says:

    I gotta tell you, I do NOT like the feeling of Decker going to CLE.

    Not counting their perennial dearth in the win column, I would absolutely not want Decker competing with another legit-WR1 in Gordon and TE1 in Cameron. Lets leave them to their own fun over there, and have them fight for targets with that weak offense and Quarterbacking group.

    I’d much rather see Decker go to a team that will force him the ball on every other play, even if the QB is less that optimal at first – well maybe not to Oakland.

    Carolina would be great, or Indy, but who knows there. I would say Balt and KC would be nice spots, but I am holding off on that thought, given those teams run-orientations and QBs unwilling to consistently target wide receivers.

    • Eric Olinger says:

      Kansas City would be awful. Alex Smith does NOT throw outside of the 20s. Dwayne Bowe is not a bad receiver. In fact, he would be a top 7 WR in the right situation.

      • SJ says:

        Yep, I agree, although, the part about Bowe, cmon Eric what you drinkin on over there? lol :)

        I think Bowe may have lost many a step at this point man

  9. Reeno85 says:

    I felt he was more of a sell high than a buy low when I traded him at the end of the season. I feel his value drops no matter where he ends up, and drops dramatically unless he ends up in a great situation like Indy. I traded for Zac Stacy do you guys agree I got pretty good value for him?

    • Eric Olinger says:

      I’d rather have Decker than Stacy but I think that’s in the ballpark.

    • BigD says:

      if fisher uses stacy as a lead rb nExt year and uses him like rbs he has had in the past, the trade for decker was a damn good one reeno

    • Bennie Blades says:

      Stacy in return for Decker sounds like a good victory for you. The chance of having a top tier running back is hard to pass up.

  10. Rustyram78 says:

    I got off the Decker hype train a few weeks ago… I gave Decker/2.03 for Jordy/2.08…..

  11. Howat says:

    Is he worth a first from next year?

  12. Ray says:

    good article! Decker to Indy!

  13. The Fantasy Football Sow says:

    I just traded Wallace, 2.06, 2.07 for him and a 4th in a ppr league that runs as many as 5 WRs.

    That’s probably a whole second rounder too much, but having the 20% Tebow / Manning split insight helped put my mind at ease.

    In the DEN games I watched last season, I felt like some of Decker’s targets were junk type throws. My expectations are inline with his 2012 campaign: 85 / 1100 on 120 targets.

    What I really paid for was redzone looks in his new offense, hopefully IND or BAL.

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