Eric Decker suffered a hamstring injury in the New York Jets Week 2 game against the Green Bay Packers. Fortunately for fantasy owners, he had already done his damage, hauling in 4 balls for 63 yards and a visit to the endzone. He never returned to the game which was extra concerning given the fact that it was the same hamstring he injured in the preseason.
However, Decker never even received an MRI of the strain, meaning that it is definitely of the mild sort. Decker sat out of practice on Wednesday but head coach Rex Ryan remains confident that Decker will be ready to play. Later correcting himself saying “but I should say I guess I’m hopeful that (Decker) will play.”
According to ESPN New York, Eric Decker (hamstring) remains “on pace” to play in Monday night’s game against the Bears despite missing Wednesday’s practice. Luckily for the Jets and Decker they are playing on Monday Night Football against the Chicago Bears, giving him an extra full day of rest. It would be wise to keep an eye on Decker’s status as each day passes and have someone ready to replace the number one Geno Smith target. If Decker hasn’t been cleared to play by game time on Sunday you need to start another receiver because it will be too risky waiting until Monday for the decision.