Denver Broncos wide receiver Eric Decker (87) runs with the ball as Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Cary Williams (26) and inside linebacker DeMeco Ryans (59) defend in the third quarter at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Broncos won 52-20. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Eric Decker says he will play against Cowboys


Denver Broncos WR Eric Decker isn’t having the fantasy or “real” impact that Wes Welker and Demaryius Thomas are having on the Broncos offense, but he has still done an excellent job this season. In fact, he holds a key role in the Broncos offense as the vertical threat, and his ability to keep the defense honest deep combined with slot WR Wes Welker’s ability to open things up on the outside make the Broncos offense just that much more dangerous. After an awful Week 1 and some more troubles with drops, Decker caught nine passes in Week 2, exploded for 133 yards in Week 3, and he averaged 17.6 yards per catch on five receptions against the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 4.

So yeah, Eric Decker has been doing a really nice job, and he already has 340 receiving yards on the season. In total, Decker is averaging 14.2 yards per reception and 85 yards per game, which are numbers that secondaries have to respect. Decker did not participate in yesterday’s practice, and his injury was listed as an ankle issue. It is not believed that Decker suffered an injury against the Eagles, so it just looks like it was a day of rest for the Broncos No. 3 wideout.

According to the Denver Post’s Mike Klis, Eric Decker is expected to play against the Dallas Cowboys, and I would lock this one up as a guarantee despite the apparent ankle injury. If Decker really is injured, then it’s an extremely minor ailment. But the biggest reason why you should lock up Decker for Week 5? Well, he said it himself; he’s playing. “Of course, yeah,” Decker said.

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