Originally written on Fantasy Sports Locker Room  |  Last updated 11/18/14

During Peyton Manning’s emphatic onslaught on the Baltimore Ravens Thursday night, Eric Decker fantasy owners all over the nation watched with bated breath for the shower of TDs to start washing away any Week 1 worries they might have had. However, the shower never came and millions of owners were left wondering what happened to last year’s #7 fantasy wide receiver and Manning’s favorite red zone target. For those of you who don’t remember, Demaryius Thomas and Eric Decker were the most effective WR tandem last season, finishing the year with the #5 and #7 fantasy receiver honors respectively. Decker caught a team high 13 TDs and 1000+ yards while proving to everyone that he could be the endzone target Manning could rely on. Then along came Wes Welker. The Broncos now have a very trusty slot receiver in Welker who was able to reap the benefits of the open space in the middle of the field all night against the Ravens. Welker finished the game with 11 targets, 9 receptions, 67 yards and 2 TDs.

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