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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
Contract: view contract details

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Emmanuel Sanders cut fast food out of his diet this offseason.
We are constantly amazed at how many NFL players eat fast food, but it's quite common. "I was eating bad," Sanders admitted. "If I was hungry I would sometimes go through the McDonald’s line and grab me a 20-piece (McNuggets). I would go through Burger King, just fast food because I was ready to eat now." Sanders also reiterated that the Broncos intend to play fast-first offense this year. "We’ve got this new offense with Mike McCoy," he said. "We’re going to be throwing the ball around, so my conditioning has to be up and I’ve been working on that.’’ Jul 10 - 6:17 PM

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Emmanuel Sanders expects the Broncos to be "pass-happy" this season.

Sanders never played for new/old-OC Mike McCoy, but he did play in a similar offense under Adam Gase in 2014, a career-year for the receiver. "I had an opportunity to play in this offense my first year in 2014. I had 1,400 yards," Sanders said. "Hopefully we can simulate that some type of way and put up points and score to help our defense." If Denver gets anything resembling solid quarterback play from Trevor Siemian or Paxton Lynch, McCoy's return should be good news for the fantasy prospects of Sanders and Demaryius Thomas. Both could end up being values on draft day.
Apr 18 - 11:14 AM

Emmanuel Sanders has been ruled out of Week 17 against the Raiders with a left foot injury.

Sanders left early in the game with a foot injury and was ruled out in the second quarter. It is a disappointing end to what was another productive season for Sanders. Playing with an underwhelming quarterback situation for the second year in a row, Sanders recorded 79 catches for 1,032 yards and five touchdowns on 137 targets. He now has at least 135 targets in each of his three seasons with the Broncos, and he should retain a big target share in his age-30 season next year. Especially if the Broncos can upgrade their quarterback situation this offseason, Sanders will be a solid WR2 in fantasy drafts next summer.
Jan 1 - 5:03 PM

Emmanuel Sanders caught 1-of-3 targets for 26 yards in the Broncos' Week 16 loss to the Chiefs.

Trevor Siemian wasn't pushing the ball downfield at all, as Devontae Booker saw a team-high 10 targets. Among the receivers, Demaryius Thomas saw eight looks. Simply put, Sanders wasn't able to win deep and Siemian wasn't able to get him the ball because of all the pressure. Sanders will be a WR2 next week against Oakland. He went 5-47-0 against the Raiders in Week 9.
Mon, Dec 26, 2016 10:39:00 AM

Emmanuel Sanders caught 3-of-6 targets for 48 yards in the Broncos' Week 15 loss to the Patriots.

Seeing a lot of Malcolm Butler, Sanders was largely erased. Sanders wasn't targeted in the first quarter, and didn't catch his first pass until the fourth. For Week 16, Sanders gets a rematch with a Chiefs defense he scored for 7/162/1 last month.
Sun, Dec 18, 2016 07:37:00 PM

Emmanuel Sanders caught 11-of-14 targets for 100 yards and one touchdown in the Broncos' Week 14 loss to the Titans.

He and Demaryius Thomas combined to see 30 targets on a day Trevor Siemian fired off 51 passes. With the Broncos' running game not working, Sanders, Thomas, and TE AJ Derby served as an extension of that nonexistent rushing attack. Sanders was able to secure a three-yard lofted pass for a short touchdown, the Broncos' only of the day. Sanders has seen at least nine targets in six straight games. He'll be a WR2 next week against the Patriots.
Sun, Dec 11, 2016 07:22:00 PM

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.
Sun, Dec 4, 2016 05:18:00 PM

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.
Mon, Nov 28, 2016 01:25:00 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.
Sun, Nov 13, 2016 05:42:00 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.
Mon, Nov 7, 2016 01:04:00 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.
Sun, Oct 30, 2016 07:42:00 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.
Tue, Oct 25, 2016 12:19:00 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.
Tue, Oct 18, 2016 12:59:00 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.
Fri, Oct 14, 2016 01:16:00 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.
Fri, Oct 14, 2016 12:07:00 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Trevor Siemian
2Paxton Lynch
3Chad Kelly
4Kyle Sloter
RB1C.J. Anderson
2Jamaal Charles
3Devontae Booker
4De'Angelo Henderson
5Bernard Pierce
GLB1C.J. Anderson
2Devontae Booker
3RB1C.J. Anderson
2Jamaal Charles
FB1Andy Janovich
2Juwan Thompson
WR11Demaryius Thomas
2Jordan Taylor
3Cody Latimer
4Marlon Brown
5Isaiah McKenzie
WR21Emmanuel Sanders
2Bennie Fowler
3Carlos Henderson
4Hunter Sharp
5Kalif Raymond
WR31Bennie Fowler
TE1Virgil Green
2AJ Derby
3Jeff Heuerman
4Henry Krieger-Coble
5Jake Butt
LT1Garett Bolles
2Ty Sambrailo
3Elijah Wilkinson
LG1Max Garcia
2Justin Murray
3Cameron Hunt
C1Matt Paradis
2Connor McGovern
3Dillon Day
RG1Ronald Leary
2Billy Turner
3Chris Muller
RT1Menelik Watson
2Donald Stephenson
3Michael Schofield
K1Brandon McManus