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Mon, 17 Jun 2013 10:14:43 -0700
The Denver Post's Mike Klis estimates that the Denver Broncos' passing offense would reach its peak if Demaryius Thomas gets 85 receptions and Eric Decker and Wes Welker each net around 75. Klis contends that the strength of this passing attack must continue to stem from outside receivers.
Fantasy Tip: This is merely one writer's rough guess of how things should work, but it definitely reminds us of Welker's shaky fantasy value. Manning will challenge downfield much more often than Tom Brady did, and Thomas and Decker are hardly any slouches. Welker's biggest impact this year will be how he opens things up for the rest of the offense, not the padding of his own stat sheet. He may be sorely overvalued in PPR setups this year.
Tue, 21 May 2013 09:28:44 -0700
Denver Broncos WR Wes Welker knows that with WRs Demaryius Thomas and Eric Decker in the picture on his new team, he won't be catching as many passes like he did in his career with the New England Patriots. "If I have to catch 112 balls, that probably means we're in trouble," Welker said. During organized team activities Monday, May 20, QB Peyton Manning showed excellent chemistry with Thomas and Decker, but he also involved Welker some. Welker is on board with having a smaller workload, but Manning knows the benefit of adding Welker to the offense. "He's just been an extremely difficult guy to cover one-on-one, and then you can tell by watching him on film - he's an extremely smart player," Manning said. "He has an excellent feel for zone coverage. This is just the beginning stages of him getting comfortable in this offense, and he and I getting on the same page."
Fantasy Tip: Wide receiver targets in Denver this year will be tough to predict, especially at this juncture. They figure to air it out plenty, and all three wideouts will be valuable for fantasy purposes, but it might be a week-to-week difference on which receiver busts out based on matchups.
Tue, 07 May 2013 10:53:17 -0700
Denver Broncos WR Tavarres King, their fifth-round draft choice, has speed as his biggest asset, and he figures to add field-stretching ability to a stable of wide receivers - Wes Welker, Demaryius Thomas and Eric Decker - that is best known for their short to intermediate passing contributions. King may see some playing time for this reason as another option for QB Peyton Manning. "As a receiver I'm a guy that gets deep in a hurry, (I) led the FBS in yards per catch last year with 22. (I'm) somebody that you guys are going to be able to depend on, somebody who will do exactly as Peyton says," King said. "Peyton's going to put me in a position to succeed."
Fantasy Tip: The Broncos may have one of the most prolific offenses and aerial attacks in 2013 if Manning can stay healthy. They will be very dynamic, that's for sure, and King could add another dimension. However, with so many mouths to feed in the passing game, it's highly unlikely King sees enough field time to be fantasy-worthy.
Thu, 11 Apr 2013 05:41:37 -0700
Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning worked out with WRs Wes Welker, Demaryius Thomas and Eric Decker at Duke University Wednesday, April 10. Duke coach David Cutcliffe worked with them.
Thu, 31 Jan 2013 18:19:01 -0800
Denver Broncos WR Eric Decker will have his 2013 base salary increase from $630,000 to $1.323 million because of incentives in his contract.
Mon, 31 Dec 2012 04:17:25 -0800
Denver Broncos WRs Demaryius Thomas and Eric Decker combined for 10 of QB Peyton Manning's 14 touchdowns on throws more than 10 yards downfield this season.
Fri, 21 Dec 2012 14:15:36 -0800
Denver Broncos WR Eric Decker (ankle) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 21, and is listed as probable for Week 16.
Thu, 20 Dec 2012 14:45:48 -0800
Denver Broncos WR Eric Decker (ankle) fully participated in practice Thursday, Dec. 20.
Wed, 19 Dec 2012 14:51:18 -0800
Denver Broncos WR Eric Decker (ankle) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Dec. 19.
Sun, 16 Dec 2012 14:54:28 -0800
Denver Broncos WR Eric Decker caught eight passes for 133 yards and one touchdown in Week 15 against the Baltimore Ravens.
Thu, 06 Dec 2012 07:25:20 -0800
Denver Broncos WR Eric Decker has 56 receptions this season, but just eight over his past three games. QB Peyton Manning went several series without looking for Decker in Week 13.
Sun, 02 Dec 2012 19:17:47 -0800
Denver Broncos WR Eric Decker posted just 17 yards on two receptions in the Week 13 game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Fantasy Tip: Decker has disappeared from the Denver offense over the past month or so. Over the past four games, he has 23 or fewer receiving yards in three of his past four, and he has just one score after manging seven touchdowns in a five-game span from Week 4-9. Decker is now only worth using as a WR3/4 or flex play going forward.
Sun, 18 Nov 2012 21:50:45 -0800
Denver Broncos WRs Eric Decker, Brandon Stokley and Demaryius Thomas each scored touchdowns in the Week 11 win against the San Diego Chargers. Decker had two catches for 23 yards, while Stokley managed a team-best 55 yards on four grabs. Thomas finished with three receptions and 42 yards.
Fri, 09 Nov 2012 11:46:51 -0800
Denver Broncos WR Eric Decker (thigh) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 9, and is listed as probable for Week 10.
Thu, 08 Nov 2012 13:36:18 -0800
Denver Broncos WR Eric Decker (thigh) fully participated in practice Thursday, Nov. 8.
Thu, 08 Nov 2012 09:22:00 -0800
Denver Broncos WR Eric Decker has caught a touchdown in five straight games, and he can tie the team record of six straight games in Week 10.
Thu, 08 Nov 2012 07:16:37 -0800
Denver Broncos WR Eric Decker has a team-leading 69 targets this season, four more than WR Demaryius Thomas (65).
Wed, 07 Nov 2012 14:16:49 -0800
Denver Broncos WR Eric Decker (thigh) was limited during practice Wednesday, Nov. 7.
Mon, 05 Nov 2012 06:46:52 -0800
Denver Broncos WR Eric Decker has scored a receiving touchdown in five straight weeks, and has six receiving touchdowns during that span. Each of those receiving scores have been inside the red zone.
Sun, 04 Nov 2012 13:50:26 -0800
Denver Broncos WR Eric Decker caught eight passes for 99 yards and two touchdowns in Week 9 against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Mon, 15 Oct 2012 21:01:15 -0700
Denver Broncos WR Eric Decker had six receptions for a game-high 98 yards and a touchdown in the Week 6 game against the San Diego Chargers Monday, Oct. 15. Decker had a long 55-yard reception, but he lost his footing in the first half, and lost what would have been a sure touchdown.
Sun, 07 Oct 2012 20:28:20 -0700
Denver Broncos WRs Eric Decker, Brandon Stokley and TE Joel Dreessen each had touchdown receptions in the Week 5 loss against the New England Patriots. Denver and Dreessen each had four catches for 21 yards, while Stokley had two grabs for 10 yards.
Sun, 30 Sep 2012 19:45:36 -0700
Denver Broncos WR Eric Decker had a team-high seven catches for 79 yards and a touchdown in the Week 4 game against the Oakland Raiders.
Sun, 23 Sep 2012 21:03:17 -0700
Denver Broncos WR Eric Decker posted game-highs with eight receptions and 136 yards in the Week 3 loss against the Houston Texans.
Mon, 17 Sep 2012 21:24:24 -0700
Denver Broncos WR Eric Decker had four catches for 53 yards in the Week 2 game against the Atlanta Falcons. Decker nearly had a long reception in the fourth quarter, but he couldn't come up with it, and he was targeted late in the end zone, but was unable to get it with a defender draped all over him. It was nearly a big night, but ended up being only marginal.
Fri, 14 Sep 2012 19:58:44 -0700
Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning completed passes to six different receivers in the Week 1 win against the Pittsburgh Steelers. "If you're open, he's going to find you," WR Eric Decker said. "That's why he's so good." Manning is steadily building a rapport with each of his receivers as he learns precisely what they can do. After one game, WR Demaryius Thomas is the big-play threat, with Decker as the possession receiver. WR Brandon Stokley appears to be the security blanket after posting several clutch third-down grabs.
Mon, 06 Aug 2012 06:41:47 -0700
The notion that Denver Broncos WR Eric Decker will be the possession receiver and WR Demaryius Thomas the deep threat in the offense appears to be false as both have been targeted all over the field by QB Peyton Manning in training camp. Expect that versatility to continue as they grow more comfortable with Manning.
Sat, 04 Aug 2012 19:17:04 -0700
Denver Broncos WR Eric Decker might very well be done with returning punts, as the team wants him to concentrate on offense. The team signed SS Jim Leonhard, who could handle punt returns instead.
Fri, 03 Aug 2012 00:54:47 -0700
Denver Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas stood out during practice Thursday, Aug. 2, making several big catches during the day with WR Eric Decker (groin) sidelined. "Demaryius is a guy that we are going to feature. His size and strength and speed just allows you to do certain things with him that other players just can't do," QB Peyton Manning said. Manning added Thomas is the biggest receiver he has played with since being in the NFL and has a rare combination of speed and size. "I look forward just to getting more and more comfortable with him and just kind of growing through this process," Manning noted.
Thu, 02 Aug 2012 08:54:12 -0700
Denver Broncos WR Eric Decker (groin) appears to be full strength taking part in practice Thursday, Aug. 2.
Thu, 02 Aug 2012 08:07:54 -0700
Denver Broncos WR Eric Decker (groin) suffered a groin strain during practice Wednesday, Aug. 1.
Mon, 30 Jul 2012 05:55:51 -0700
Denver Broncos young WRs Demaryius Thomas and Eric Decker are reportedly earning the trust of QB Peyton Manning thus far in training camp.
Thu, 31 May 2012 00:48:10 -0700
The Denver Broncos offense was sloppy during OTA workouts Wednesday, May 30. QB Peyton Manning and WR Eric Decker stuck around after practice to continue working together after having several miscommunications during the workout.
Tue, 29 May 2012 11:13:43 -0700
Denver Broncos WR Eric Decker (knee) is completely healthy and at full speed while running routes during practice. Decker's strained knee healed quickly, and he said he would have tried playing in the AFC Championship game had the Broncos advanced last season.
"I think for me it's finding that balance nutritionally, getting enough sleep, working and grinding in the weight room, because I did feel I lost some weight, lost some strength, mentally, it dragged on me a little bit because that was my first full season of playing a lot every game," Decker said.
Tue, 29 May 2012 10:49:59 -0700
Denver Broncos WR Eric Decker and QB Peyton Manning have quickly developed a rhythm and rapport together. Decker said it has been great working out with Manning; noting Manning communicates very well and shares with the receivers what is rolling through his mind on each play.
Tue, 17 Apr 2012 10:22:28 -0700
Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning has been impressed with WR Eric Decker during offseason workouts and called him the "veteran" of the receiving core. Manning and the coaching staff are coming up with ways to move Decker around in order to use him in multiple ways this year.
Tue, 17 Apr 2012 10:21:47 -0700
Denver Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas (pinkie) had surgery on his left pinkie last month to remove a pin that was put in there when he shattered his finger last September. Thomas has not been working out with QB Peyton Manning like WR Eric Decker has this offseason.
Thu, 12 Apr 2012 05:25:15 -0700
Denver Broncos WR Eric Decker said there is no question QB Peyton Manning's (neck) arm strength is good enough to start in the NFL. Decker added he hasn't seen anything in workouts that would lead him to believe Manning's arm strength has decreased due to four procedures on his neck. "The guy's still throwing the ball a long time, throwing it great, hitting you in the right spot," Decker said. "He's such a perfectionist. If he hits you in the belly button, he gets mad at himself for not hitting you in the chest. It's unbelievable to be around a guy who has those standards for himself."
Thu, 12 Apr 2012 05:17:45 -0700
Denver Broncos WR Peyton Manning called his offseason throwing regimen with WR Eric Decker both "rewarding" and "critical," adding that the workouts are helping him back into the groove. Manning said his work with Decker is not only helping the new teammates establish a connection but will mean wins when the season starts. "You don't feel it necessarily right now, but you know that it's going to pay dividends for you in the fall..." Manning said. "And you say, you know, 'We worked on that back in April and May, and that time we put in was worth it because it came on a critical third-down conversion or a touchdown pass.'"
Tue, 10 Apr 2012 08:54:54 -0700
Denver Broncos WR Eric Decker said QB Peyton Manning's arm strength is fine and that there's "no question" that he has what it takes to play in the NFL this year. "The guy's still throwing the ball a long time, throwing it great, hitting you in the right spot," Decker said. "He's such a perfectionist. If he hits you in the belly button, he gets mad at himself for not hitting you in the chest. It's unbelievable to be around a guy who has those standards for himself." Decker has also been overly impressed with Manning's work ethic early on.
Mon, 26 Mar 2012 12:02:37 -0700
Denver Broncos WR Eric Decker (knee) said the knee he injured during the playoff is feeling good and expects to be ready for offseason workouts as long as he does not have any setbacks.
Mon, 26 Mar 2012 11:59:14 -0700
Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning worked out with WR Eric Decker, TE Julius Thomas and C J.D. Walton Monday, March 26.
Mon, 19 Mar 2012 10:12:40 -0700
Denver Broncos WR Eric Decker said he expects the team's offense to change under free-agent QB Peyton Manning (Colts), who is expected to sign. Manning will have more control of the calls at the line of scrimmage; the offense will be in his hands.
Sun, 15 Jan 2012 18:05:52 -0800
Denver Broncos WR Eric Decker (knee) said it was "tough" missing the Divisional Round playoff game against the New England Patriots. "I'm taking it day-by-day. Obviously, from last week to this week I'm feeling a lot better," Decker said. "Now with some time off, just got to take it slowly and make sure you get it healed correctly." Decker is expected to be ready for training camp, barring any setbacks.
Sat, 14 Jan 2012 16:20:15 -0800
The Denver Broncos have declared SS Brian Dawkins, DL Derrick Harvey, WR Eric Decker, TE Julius Thomas, C Lonie Paxton, LB Mike Mohamed, OT Ryan Harris inactive for Week 19.
Fri, 13 Jan 2012 11:11:25 -0800
Denver Broncos WR Eric Decker (knee) has been ruled out for the team's Divisional playoff game against the New England Patriots Saturday, Jan. 14. Decker is dealing with a sprained knee. C Lonie Paxton (personal) has been ruled out for personal reasons.
Fri, 13 Jan 2012 11:10:30 -0800
Denver Broncos WR Eric Decker (knee) and SS Brian Dawkins (neck) are not expected to face off against the New England Patriots in the Divisional playoff game Saturday, Jan. 14. Dawkins hasn't practiced this whole week.
Thu, 12 Jan 2012 12:25:20 -0800
Denver Broncos SS Brian Dawkins (neck), WR Eric Decker (knee) and C Lonie Paxton (personal) did not practice Thursday, Jan. 12.
Thu, 12 Jan 2012 10:56:59 -0800
Denver Broncos SS Brian Dawkins (neck), WR Eric Decker (knee) and C Lonie Paxton (personal) were not participating in the portion of practice open to the media Thursday, Jan. 12.
Wed, 11 Jan 2012 11:33:06 -0800
Denver Broncos WR Eric Decker (knee) was not practicing in the portion of practice open to the media Wednesday, Jan. 11, and he is not expected to play against the New England Patriots in the Divisional round Saturday, Jan. 14.