Fantasy football target analysis: Amendola, Jones poised for success

Monday August 12th, 2013
Green Bay's James Jones won't score 14 times again, but he's poised for a big increase in targets.
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Broncos' Eric Decker: 123 targets, 19 percent -- A rising tide lifts all ships, and the wave that Peyton Manning brought into Denver last season certainly did that for everyone on the offense. Decker caught 85 passes for 1,064 yards and 13 touchdowns. Of course, he had to compete for looks with Demaryius Thomas, whom Manning targeted 141 times. If that weren't enough, the Broncos went out and signed Wes Welker, giving Manning another weapon and Decker another competitor for his quarterback's affection. Decker did lead the league with 25 targets in the red zone last year, 11 of which were inside the 10. You'll remember from the section on Amendola that Welker was also high on that list, and has always done damage in the red zone. With all these mouths to feed, it's hard to imagine Decker getting 19 percent of the targets again this season. He remains a great option in fantasy leagues, but it's hard for me to imagine him measuring up to the numbers he posted last season.

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