Eric Decker's Instant Fantasy Reaction Heading into 2013 Fantasy Playoffs

KANSAS CITY, MO - DECEMBER 01:  Wide receiver Eric Decker #87 of the Denver Broncos makes a catch in the end zone for a touchdown as cornerback Brandon Flowers #24  of the Kansas City Chiefs defends during the game at Arrowhead Stadium on December 1, 2013 in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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Tyler BrookeSenior Analyst IIDecember 1, 2013

The Denver Broncos have the most powerful offense in the NFL, and Eric Decker keeps putting up big numbers.  That continued this week, as he went off against the Kansas City Chiefs.

Decker came up with a huge 37-yard touchdown in the third quarter to tie things up at 21-21 for the Denver Broncos.  At that point, he had already caught five passes for 140 yards and two touchdowns, but he wasn't done there.

At the start of the fourth quarter, Decker caught was was his fourth touchdown of the game.  With the Broncos pulling out the 35-28 win, Decker had eight receptions for 174 yards and four touchdowns, giving him an incredible 41 fantasy points in ESPN's standard scoring leagues.

According to ESPN Stats & Info, Decker broke the franchise record for most receiving touchdowns in a game.

Entering Sunday, Decker had already been having a great year.  He had caught 55 passes for 797 yards and three touchdowns.  He was shut down against the New England Patriots in Week 12, but that changed quickly this week.

With Peyton Manning throwing him the ball, Decker will always be a solid fantasy option.  However, the Broncos may decide to bench their starters later in the season if they lock up home-field advantage in the AFC.  The good news is that Decker could still play during those games, considering he's essentially the No. 3 receiver behind Wes Welker and Demaryius Thomas.

As long as the Broncos keep trying to score points, Decker will keep being a strong WR2, WR3 or flex option depending on how deep your league is.

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