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Emmanuel Sanders | Wide Receiver | #10

Team: Denver Broncos
Age / DOB:  (30) / 3/17/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 180
College: Southern Methodist
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 3 (82) / PIT
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Emmanuel Sanders contributed just two catches for 15 yards on eight targets Sunday in the Broncos’ Week 11 loss to the Bengals.
Coming off his best game of the season, Sanders was completely ineffective in Sunday’s defeat. He had an especially difficult time in the second half, failing to catch any of his five targets after halftime. Sanders gets a good matchup against Oakland next week, but it’s tough to endorse him as anything more than a WR2/3 given the anemic state of Denver’s offense. Nov 19 - 9:31 PM

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Emmanuel Sanders hauled in six-of-11 targets for 137 yards Sunday in the Broncos’ Week 10 loss to the Patriots.

Sanders was unstoppable in the early going, impressing with five catches for 114 yards on seven targets in the first half. He couldn’t keep it up after halftime, however, as the Broncos’ offense quickly went off the rails in what ended up being a blowout loss. Still, Sanders dominated his matchup with Malcolm Butler and looked much healthier than he did a week ago coming off a high-ankle sprain. Sanders will try to keep the engine running next week at home against the Bengals.
Nov 13 - 1:36 AM

Emmanuel Sanders (ankle) is active for Week 10 against the Patriots.

Sanders didn't look 100 percent in last week's loss to Philadelphia but showed enough in practice to get the green light for Sunday's tilt with New England. Todd Davis (ankle) is also good to go. CB Lorenzo Doss, RB De'Angelo Henderson, LB Joseph Jones, QB Paxton Lynch, T Donald Stephenson, WR Jordan Taylor and DE DeMarcus Walker round out the Broncos' Week 10 inactives.
Nov 12 - 7:04 PM

Emmanuel Sanders (questionable, ankle) is expected to play Week 10 against the Patriots.

Sanders was only limited at Wednesday's practice before getting in full sessions on both Thursday and Friday. His status for Week 10 was never in doubt. Sanders will go against a burnable Patriots secondary on Sunday Night Football, though his upside will surely be limited by Brock Osweiler, who completed just 19-of-38 passes with two interceptions in last week's blowout loss to Philadelphia.
Nov 12 - 7:58 AM

Emmanuel Sanders (ankle) is questionable for Week 10 against the Patriots.

Todd Davis (ankle) and Donald Stephenson (calf) are also listed as questionable. Sanders played through his ankle injury last week and was upgraded to full practice on Thursday. Even with Denver kicking off at 8:30 PM ET, there's no concern about Sanders' status for Week 10.
Nov 10 - 1:28 PM

Emmanuel Sanders (ankle) was upgraded to "full" in Thursday's practice.

It means Sanders is getting closer to full health after looking nowhere close to it in last week's loss to the Eagles. Sanders has a plus matchup in the Patriots, but with his health still uncertain and Brock Osweiler under center, he's more of a WR3 than WR2.
Nov 9 - 5:40 PM

Emmanuel Sanders (ankle) was limited at Wednesday's practice.

Sanders returned last week, but wasn't close to 100 percent. He should see his snaps increase for Sunday night's matchup with the Patriots. Sanders has limited upside with Brock Osweiler starting.
Nov 8 - 5:40 PM

Emmanuel Sanders played just 29-of-64 snaps (45 percent) Week 9 against the Eagles.

Still suffering from an ankle sprain, Sanders spent most of the second half on the bench and finished with just one catch for 30 yards. Perhaps another week will get him closer to full health, but he will be difficult to trust even in a good matchup with the Patriots this week.
Nov 6 - 10:32 AM

Emmanuel Sanders caught 1-of-5 targets for 30 yards in the Broncos' Week 9 loss to the Eagles.

Clearly not past his high ankle sprain, Sanders spent much of the second half on the bench with his helmet off. Considering his lack of full health and the Broncos' disastrous quarterback situation, Sanders can only be viewed as a high-risk WR3/flex option entering a Week 10 date with New England.
Nov 5 - 4:43 PM

Emmanuel Sanders is active for Week 9 against the Eagles.

He wound up missing only two games with a high ankle sprain.
Nov 5 - 11:34 AM

Emmanuel Sanders (ankle) is expected to play Week 9 against the Eagles.

According to NFL Network's James Palmer, Sanders was expected to miss six weeks with his ankle issue, but he only ended up sitting out two games. That does raise concerns about how effective he can be, however, especially with Brock Osweiler under center. He is more of a WR3/FLEX option this week.
Nov 5 - 8:24 AM

Emmanuel Sanders (ankle) is questionable for Week 9 against the Eagles.

Sanders is fully expected to play after getting in a limited week of practice. Coming off a two-game absence, it will be difficult to trust Sanders as anything more than a WR3 with the erratic Brock Osweiler under center.
Nov 3 - 1:18 PM

Broncos coach Vance Joseph expects Emmanuel Sanders (ankle) to return against the Eagles.

Sanders has been getting in limited practices, but is ready to return from his two-game absence. It's a needed boost for an offense in crisis. Sanders averaged 5/83 in six games with Brock Osweiler under center in 2015. He's a WR3 for Week 9.
Nov 2 - 4:04 PM

Emmanuel Sanders (ankle) is practicing Wednesday.

It puts him on track to return against the Eagles after missing the previous two games. Bennie Fowler has been terrible in his place, though the quarterback play was just as bad. Sanders will be a WR3 with Brock Osweiler at quarterback against a pass defense likely to get back CB Ronald Darby.
Nov 1 - 2:30 PM

Emmanuel Sanders (ankle) is inactive for Monday night's Week 8 game against the Chiefs.

It's official now after Sanders already said he wasn't going to play. ILB Todd Davis (ankle) is also out. Bennie Fowler and Zaire Anderson will start in Sanders and Davis' spots. Also inactive for Denver are QB Paxton Lynch, OT Donald Stephenson, LB DeMarcus Walker, RB De'Angelo Henderson, and CB Lorenzo Doss.
Oct 30 - 7:15 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Brock Osweiler
2Paxton Lynch
3Trevor Siemian
4Chad Kelly
RB1C.J. Anderson
2Jamaal Charles
3Devontae Booker
4De'Angelo Henderson
GLB1C.J. Anderson
2Jamaal Charles
3RB1C.J. Anderson
2Jamaal Charles
FB1Andy Janovich
WR11Demaryius Thomas
2Jordan Taylor
3Cody Latimer
WR21Emmanuel Sanders
2Bennie Fowler
3Isaiah McKenzie
WR31Bennie Fowler
TE1Virgil Green
2AJ Derby
3Jeff Heuerman
LT1Garett Bolles
2Cyrus Kouandjio
LG1Max Garcia
2Allen Barbre
C1Matt Paradis
2Connor McGovern
RG1Ronald Leary
2Billy Turner
RT1Donald Stephenson
2Elijah Wilkinson
K1Brandon McManus