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Emmanuel Sanders | Wide Receiver | #10

Team: Denver Broncos
Age / DOB:  (29) / 3/17/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 180
College: Southern Methodist
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 3 (82) / PIT
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Emmanuel Sanders caught 3-of-9 targets for 28 yards in the Broncos' Week 13 win over the Jaguars.
The Broncos managed 104 passing yards in this game, so it's not surprising in hindsight that Sanders failed to hit his usual fantasy standards. Denver needs Trevor Siemian (foot) back for Week 14 against the Titans. If Siemian does return, Sanders will be an upside WR2 play in a quality matchup. If it's Lynch, Sanders will be a boom-bust WR3/flex option. Dec 4 - 5:18 PM

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Emmanuel Sanders caught 7-of-10 targets for 162 yards and a touchdown in Week 12 against the Chiefs.

Sanders was the centerpiece of Denver's offense with Chiefs CB Marcus Peters locking up Demaryius Thomas most of the night. He got open for a 64-yard catch and scored a 35-yard TD to give Denver a fourth quarter lead, but they lost in overtime. The touchdown was just Sanders' first since Week 4. Sanders is a high-floor WR2 for Week 13 against Jacksonville.
Nov 28 - 1:25 AM

Emmanuel Sanders caught 5-of-9 targets for 54 yards in the Broncos' Week 10 win over the Saints.

Sanders has been seeing steady target totals, but enters the Broncos' bye having been held below 70 yards in three straight games. Demaryius Thomas is offering more upside. Scoreless in six straight games, Sanders will be a low-end WR2 when the Broncos return in Week 12.
Nov 13 - 5:42 PM

Emmanuel Sanders caught 5-of-11 targets for 47 yards in Week 9 against the Raiders.

Sanders didn't do anything in the first half, catching one pass for seven yards. He was able to make some catches late, but the Broncos offense struggled to sustain drives under Trevor Siemian. Sanders has a decent floor, but hasn't scored a touchdown since Week 4. Even in a plus Week 10 matchup, he's a back-end WR2.
Nov 7 - 1:04 AM

Emmanuel Sanders caught 4-of-10 targets for 68 yards in the Broncos' Week 8 win over the Chargers.

Sanders was quiet for most of this game, but he caught a 37-yard pass deep down the middle in the fourth quarter for a clutch gain. Sanders continues to be targeted heavily and therefore has been a fairly high-floor fantasy commodity week to week. He gets a better matchup in Week 9 against the Raiders' secondary.
Oct 30 - 7:42 PM

Emmanuel Sanders caught 4-of-8 targets for 86 yards in the Broncos' Week 7 win over the Texans.

After banging his hip in Week 7, Sanders looked 100 percent in this one. He beat Kareem Jackson deep for a 31-yard gain and also had a sizable pickup on a crossing pattern. Sanders was tackled inside the five-yard line on three of his grabs, and helped set up each of the Broncos' three short touchdowns. Sanders will be a WR2 next week at home against the Chargers.
Oct 25 - 12:19 AM

Emmanuel Sanders (hip) practiced on Tuesday.

Sanders bruised his hip against the Chargers on Thursday night but the injury was never thought to be serious. This puts him on track to play Monday against Houston. Sanders has put himself back in the WR2 discussion by averaging 81.3 receiving yards with three touchdowns over his last four games.
Oct 18 - 12:59 PM

Emmanuel Sanders is expected to be "fine" after Thursday night's hip injury.

The Broncos are calling the injury a bruise. Sanders missed the Broncos' final few plays in Thursday night's loss to the Chargers, but his injury was never thought to be severe. Denver hosts the Texans in Week 7.
Oct 14 - 1:16 PM

Emmanuel Sanders caught 4-of-6 targets for 40 yards in Denver's Week 6 loss to the Chargers, also tweaking his hip.

Sanders' 40 yards somehow led the team in a rough outing for Trevor Siemian. Sanders was announced as "questionable" in the fourth quarter with his hip injury, but stayed in the game. He spent much of the stretch run getting stretched out, however. The ailment will likely cost Sanders some Week 7 practice time, but he should be good to go against the Texans. With Siemian struggling and Houston tough against the pass, Sanders will be a lower-end WR2.
Oct 14 - 12:07 AM

Emmanuel Sanders caught 7-of-9 targets for 80 yards Week 5 against the Falcons.

Sanders did a great job getting open on the sidelines and in the intermediate areas of the field, and he was easily Paxton Lynch's favorite target. Sanders probably should have had a touchdown in the second quarter, but Lynch overthrew him in the end zone. Sanders now has at least 8 targets in every game this season, and he should remain a high-volume part of the offense Thursday night against the Chargers. With Trevor Siemian expected back for that game, he will push for WR1 status.
Oct 9 - 8:10 PM

Emmanuel Sanders caught 8-of-13 targets for 88 yards and a touchdown in the Broncos' Week 4 win over the Bucs.

Sanders was getting open before Trevor Siemian went down, but really went to work with Paxton Lynch under center. Finally heating up the past two weeks, Sanders finds himself on pace for 100/1,172/12 at the season's quarter pole. That's probably a best-case scenario considering the Broncos' run-heavy offense, but Sanders is certainly a good enough player to get there without Peyton Manning.
Oct 2 - 9:08 PM

Emmanuel Sanders caught 9-of-13 targets for 117 yards and two touchdowns in the Broncos' Week 3 win over the Bengals.

This wasn't a great-looking spot for Sanders coming in on paper, but he was simply un-cover-able in this game, and got fed as the squeaky wheel after expressing "frustration" with his role in the first two weeks. Sanders' 13 targets bested Demaryius Thomas' 7, and the Broncos' theoretical No. 2 wideout was no match for Adam Jones and Dre Kirkpatrick. Sanders gets a more favorable Week 4 matchup at Tampa Bay, where he'll be an upside WR2/3 play.
Sep 25 - 4:20 PM

Emmanuel Sanders said there is "some frustration" with his early-season role.

Sanders has just 88 yards and zero touchdowns through two weeks. "I can sit up here and make it all about me and Demaryius [Thomas], how we're used to having 100-yard games, we're used to scoring touchdowns and we're used to doing this. But we're sitting here 2-0," Sanders said. "I'm waiting for that big game, Demaryius is waiting for that big game -- we know it’s going to come." With Gary Kubiak taking full control of the offense, the Broncos have run more (60 attempts) than they have thrown (59) this season. Both Sanders and Thomas will have big games, but that kind of split will hurt their week-to-week consistency.
Source: ESPN
Sep 22 - 10:28 AM

Emmanuel Sanders corralled three-of-eight targets for 39 yards Sunday in the Broncos' Week 2 win over the Colts.

Sanders had a busy first half with six targets but was held without a catch after halftime. Part of that was because Indianapolis dominated time of possession, though Sanders' lack of chemistry with Trevor Siemian is a growing concern. With Denver taking a more run-oriented approach this year, Sanders will probably max out as a mid-range WR3. He gets the Bengals in Week 3.
Sep 18 - 9:02 PM

Emmanuel Sanders caught 5-of-8 targets for 49 yards Thursday night against the Panthers.

The good news is Sanders led the Broncos in targets, but he only managed 9.8 yards per catch with Trevor Siemian getting the ball out of his hands quickly all night. He remains at worst the 1B in the passing game, however, and should have much bigger games moving forward. He will be a solid WR3 next week against the Colts' banged-up secondary.
Sep 9 - 1:00 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Trevor Siemian
2Paxton Lynch
3Austin Davis
RB1Devontae Booker
2Justin Forsett
3Juwan Thompson
GLB1Devontae Booker
2Justin Forsett
3RB1Devontae Booker
2Justin Forsett
FB1Andy Janovich
WR11Demaryius Thomas
2Bennie Fowler
3Cody Latimer
WR21Emmanuel Sanders
2Jordan Norwood
3Kalif Raymond
WR31Bennie Fowler
TE1Virgil Green
2Jeff Heuerman
3AJ Derby
LT1Russell Okung
2Ty Sambrailo
LG1Max Garcia
2Connor McGovern
C1Matt Paradis
2James Ferentz
3Sam Brenner
RG1Michael Schofield
2Billy Turner
RT1Donald Stephenson
K1Brandon McManus