Super Bowl 2014: Most Underrated Players

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Eric Decker – Denver Broncos WR

Jan 19, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos receiver Eric Decker (87) runs with the ball in the first half during the 2013 AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field against the New England Patriots at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Even though Decker is mentioned plenty because he’s a key part of the Broncos record-setting offense, he’s been under the radar compared to Manning’s other three favorite targets. But if expectations hold true and Sherman sticks on Demaryius during the game, Decker could find himself in a favorable matchup on Sunday.

So far in the playoffs, Decker has just seven catches for 105 yards. But as we saw throughout the Broncos regular season, Denver receivers rarely have long streaks of quiet games. Decker was the hottest Broncos wideout in the home stretch of the regular season, and if Manning likes the matchup, Decker will get targets early and often.

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