Eric Decker Dominates In The Red Zone With 2 Scores: Fantasy Implications

Aug 18, 2012; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos wide receiver Eric Decker (87) makes a reception as Seattle Seahawks defensive back Phillip Adams (35) defends in the second quarter at Sports Authority Field. Mandatory Credit: Byron Hetzler-US PRESSWIRE

Eric Decker goes off with Peyton Manning on the field. We break down the fantasy implications.

Eric Decker caught both of Peyton Manning's TDs as part of his three-catch, 22-yard performance while Manning was at the helm.

Analysis: Decker scored on a 12-yard out route and a corner route to the back pylon on the two-yard line. He was wide open for both and appeared to be the primary option on both plays. The Minnesota product tied Brandon Stokley as Manning's most targeted player with three targets and Decker was the team leader in receptions with three as well. Decker also got a handful of red-zone targets with Caleb Hanie, too. The great debate in Denver is whether fantasy owner should target Demaryius Thomas or Eric Decker. Decker was the better value before today, but after today's showing a large portion of fantasy owners are going to be licking their chops to reach for the 25-year-old receiver. Demaryius Thomas caught both of his targets for 25 yards and interestingly, Brandon Stokley caught two of his three targets for 15 yards. Stokley is on the radar in deeper PPR leagues. Don't overreact to preseason, but it looks like Decker has closed the gap on which Denver receiver will have the most value this year.

For more on the Broncos, check out SB Nation Denver and Mile High Report.

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