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Eric Decker explodes for 174 yards, four touchdowns

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Eric Decker finished Sunday's game with 174 yards and four touchdowns against the Kansas City Chiefs. We take a look at the fantasy implications.

It was Denver Broncos wide receiver Eric Decker's turn for some Peyton Manning chemistry in Week 13. Decker finished Sunday's game with eight receptions for 174 yards and an astounding four touchdowns.

Manning chose to exploit the Kansas City Chiefs by targeting Decker early and often, leaving every other Broncos receiver with no more than half of Decker's target total for the day. Kansas City simply couldn't stop Decker with the presence of Wes Welker and Demaryius Thomas on the field. Manning naturally attacked the Chiefs where they least expected it. With the efficient run game in full force, there was no way to account for every skill player on the field, and Decker was clearly the beneficiary all afternoon.

Fantasy impact: Decker's performance was a friendly reminder to fantasy owners that anyone on the Denver depth chart can explode on any given week. After a dismal five total yards against the New England Patriots in Week 12, fantasy owners were rewarded for begrudgingly starting Denver's WR3. Decker remains a WR2 every week. He'll face a tough Tennessee Titans secondary in Week 14, but he's made a statement for his fantasy value despite the matchup.

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