Fantasy Alert: Jets to Trade or Release Eric Decker

By Vincent Frank on Tuesday, June 6th 2017
Fantasy Alert: Jets to Trade or Release Eric Decker

The New York Jets will have a dramatically different looking wide receiver group next season. Having already released Brandon Marshall and Devin Smith, the team is apparently now ready to either trade or release veteran Eric Decker. 

With Decker coming off a 2016 campaign that saw him miss all but three games due to a shoulder and hip injury, this isn't too much of a surprise. He's also set to count $8-plus million against the cap. 

Moving on from Decker pretty much makes the Jets' offense completely avoidable in the fake football world. Free-agent signing Josh McCown is likely slated to start under center. Fellow veteran Matt Forte will likely hold down the fort at running back. Neither of them provide much upside from a fake football perspective. 

At wide receiver, it's a complete cluster mess. 2016 breakout star Quincy Enunwa will likely take over as the No. 1 receiver. He put up 58 receptions for 857 yards in a surprising performance last season. After that, we're looking rookie ArDarius Stewart as the only receiver on the Jets' roster with any real upside in 2017.

That said, having McCown under center limits the potential impact any of these receivers can make from a fantasy perspective. 

As it relates to Decker, it will be interesting to see where he lands. Despite missing all but three games last season, the veteran has proven himself to be a viable fantasy option. He finished as a top-10 fantasy receiver in three of his previous four seasons prior to last year. 

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