Eric Decker Finishes With Solid Fantasy Value After Week 1

DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 12: Punt returner Eric Decker #87 of the Denver Broncos crosses the goaline after returning a punt 90-yards for a touchdown in the third quarter against the Oakland Raiders at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on September 12, 2011 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Peyton Manning will be looking Eric Decker's way often in 2012. We break down the fantasy implications.

Eric Decker caught five passes for 54 yards on seven targets against the Steelers on Sunday night. Demaryius Thomas overshadowed Decker's performance by taking a screen pass 71 yards to the house, but Decker had a strong start to 2012.

Fantasy Impact: It's hard to say which Broncos receiver is the one to own after a single game. Decker saw the same amount of looks from Manning as Thomas did, including one pass that he couldn't quite hold onto in the end zone. Manning is going to spread the ball around like always, but Decker is a main target and possibly his go-to-guy. Thomas showed some explosion, but Decker showed reliability when Manning needed him most. Both wide receivers are worth a start in your lineup.

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