The Broncos 2010 3rd round pick put together a reasonably productive season in 2011 with Tim Tebow at the controls of the teamís offense, catching 44 passes for 612 yards and eight touchdowns. He started the season strong with 37 receptions for 527 yards and all eight of his touchdowns over his first 11 games before fading badly down the stretch with seven receptions for 85 yards over his final five games. There are two big concerns with Decker entering the 2012 season. One is his completion to target percentage which checked in at a woeful 46.3% last season. While that was partly the result of having Tebow as his quarterback, that explanation is partially negated by the fact that Decker was often used as the teamís top threat on short and intermediate routes. Equally concerning was his lack of production when Demaryius Thomas returned to the lineup. With Thomas out of the lineup for the first five games of the season, Decker caught 22 passes and then caught 22 more over the final 11 games with Thomas in the lineup. With Peyton Manning now in Denver, Decker is certainly going to catch a higher percentage of his targets and he has the speed and athleticism to emerge as a 1,000-yard receiver. Consider him a WR3 in 2012 although he lacks Thomasí huge upside.
FF Today's Take:Both Ivory and Decker missed practice time this week. If Decker sits Brandon Marshall will move into top ten consideration at the WR position and should be a target magnet against the Eagles. Ivory owners should be looking for other options even if he's active on Sunday. Bilal Powell would get a boost if Ivory sits.
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