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Emmanuel Sanders | Wide Receiver

Team: Denver Broncos
Age / DOB:  (27) / 3/17/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 180
College: Southern Methodist
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Emmanuel Sanders caught three passes for 53 yards in Sunday's Week 15 win at San Diego.
Sanders saw just three targets on a day Peyton Manning attempted just 20 passes. We'd call that a fluke, except Sanders saw a meager six targets in Week 14 on a day Manning threw 20 passes. The run-heavy style obvious cripples volume, and it certainly didn't help that Sanders got tackled at the 1-yard line on a slant Sunday. He'll be a WR2 at Cincy next week, but we can't guarantee volume any longer. Dec 14 - 8:03 PM

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Emmanuel Sanders caught four passes for 56 yards in Sunday's Week 14 win over the Bills.

On a day Peyton Manning threw just 20 passes and didn't throw a touchdown for the first time since 2010, Sanders owners should be happy they even got this meager production. They should also feel lucky Manny came out of the game healthy as he got laid out twice on hospital balls from Peyton. Expect a bounce-back game against the Chargers in Week 15, especially if Brandon Flowers is used to shadow Demaryius Thomas.
Dec 7 - 7:33 PM

Emmanuel Sanders had six catches for 73 yards in Sunday night's Week 13 win over the Chiefs.

Sanders made three of his catches on third downs and got open at the short-and-intermediate levels. He's on pace for 109 catches, 1,536 yards, and nine touchdowns. Julius Thomas has a chance to return next week, making Sanders more of a WR2 option.
Dec 1 - 12:45 AM

Emmanuel Sanders caught 9-of-13 targets for 125 yards in Denver's Week 12 win over the Dolphins.

Sanders added a three-yard rush. As has been the case all season, Sanders got open at will. He could have had an even-bigger day, but was over-thrown multiple times by Peyton Manning on potential long touchdowns. Either way, Sanders showed no ill effects from his Week 11 concussion, and has now surpassed 100 yards receiving in 7-of-11 games. He's outdoing Eric Decker's 2013 as Manning's No. 2 receiver. Sanders is an every-week WR1.
Nov 23 - 8:04 PM

Emmanuel Sanders (concussion) is active for Week 12 against the Dolphins.

Sanders avoided setbacks throughout the week, and can be safely fired up as a top-15 option for Week 12.
Nov 23 - 3:00 PM

ESPN's Chris Mortensen confirmed Emmanuel Sanders (concussion) suffered no setbacks ahead of Sunday's game against the Dolphins.

Listed as probable, Sanders is ready to rock just seven days after a jarring hit from Rams FS Rodney McLeod. He can comfortably be fired up as a WR1.
Nov 23 - 12:02 PM

According to the Denver Post, "all signs point toward" Emmanuel Sanders playing Sunday versus Miami.

He's officially listed as probable. Sanders returned to practice Friday and has cleared all of the necessary hurdles the NFL has designed for players coming off concussions. Cody Latimer and Andre Caldwell can be safely dropped if they were added as speculative stashes in fantasy leagues. The status of Julius Thomas (ankle) is expected to come down to a game-time decision. Sanders could get more targets if Thomas doesn't play.
Source: Denver Post
Nov 21 - 1:47 PM

Emmanuel Sanders (concussion) returned to practice Friday.

Julius Thomas (ankle) was also in attendance, though he wasn't doing as much. Sanders appears to have progressed through the league's concussion protocol, though it's unclear if he's been cleared by an independent neurologist, which is the final step. We'll have another update on Sanders this afternoon.
Nov 21 - 1:03 PM

Emmanuel Sanders (concussion) and Julius Thomas both remained sidelined at Broncos practice Thursday.

Both players were observing practice, which leaves open the possibility they could return on Friday. Sanders' injury is obviously more tricky, as it involves escaping the league's concussion protocol. Thomas could theoretically suit up for Week 12 without practicing on Friday. For now, both players should be considered no better than 50-50 to play against the Dolphins. Their status will be updated on Friday.
Nov 20 - 1:18 PM

Emmanuel Sanders (concussion) is not practicing Wednesday.

Julius Thomas (ankle) was also listed as DNP on Wednesday, though he was present for the stretching portion of practice. Sanders seems upbeat about his concussion, posting several pictures and tweets on Twitter. But he needs to be cleared by an independent neurologist. It's at least a good sign that Sanders was able to attend practice in sweats. We'll update him again no later than Thursday.
Nov 19 - 1:46 PM

Emmanuel Sanders is in the NFL's concussion protocol.

Sanders took a massive, de-cleating hit from Rodney McLeod during the third quarter of Sunday's loss at St. Louis and was quickly ruled out for the day. The good news is he was alert in the locker room postgame. Sanders will have to become symptom-free and then pass a series of tests before gaining clearance to play. For now, we'll consider him questionable for Week 12 against the Dolphins.
Source: Denver Post
Nov 16 - 6:02 PM

Emmanuel Sanders exited Week 11 against the Rams in the third quarter with a concussion and is done for the day.

Sanders had his world rocked by Rodney McLeod down the right sideline. McLeod was flagged for unnecessary roughness, but it looked like a good hit to us. McLeod lowered his shoulder into Sanders' shoulder, crumpling the 180-pound receiver like he was in a car crash. He walked off under his own power, but may not be back. Before leaving, Sanders posted 5-102-1, getting loose for a wide-open 42-yard score behind Janoris Jenkins and McLeod.
Nov 16 - 2:45 PM

Emmanuel Sanders secured 5-of-8 targets for 67 yards and two touchdowns in the Broncos' Week 10 win over the Raiders.

Sanders was quiet until Peyton Manning made a gorgeous throw to him deep down the right sideline late in the first half. Sanders extended his full body to haul in the 32-yard touchdown. He hit pay dirt again late in the third quarter from 15 yards out. Every bit feeling the "Peyton Manning Effect," Sanders is up to a 62-852-6 receiving line with seven games left on the schedule. His previous career best was 67-740-6, last year in Pittsburgh.
Nov 9 - 7:42 PM

Emmanuel Sanders caught 10-of-16 targets for 151 yards in Denver's Week 9 loss to the Patriots.

It was an especially impressive effort considering Sanders took a huge shot to the ribs between his third and fourth catches. The 100-yard day was his fifth of the season, and second straight. With half the year now in the books, the ex-Steeler is on pace for an eye-popping 114/1,570/8. Like Eric Decker before him, Sanders has emerged as a bonafide WR1 as Peyton Manning's No. 2 receiver.
Nov 2 - 8:14 PM

Emmanuel Sanders was forced from Denver's Week 9 game against the Patriots with a ribs injury, but returned after missing only a few plays.

Sanders got crushed trying to play defense as the Pats returned a Peyton Manning interception. He went to the ground in a heap before hobbling to the sideline. He refused to go to the locker room, and ended up missing only a few minutes of action. The worry, of course, is that he will be limited the rest of the afternoon. Sanders had three grabs for 43 yards before departing.
Nov 2 - 5:17 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Peyton Manning
2Brock Osweiler
RB1C.J. Anderson
2Juwan Thompson
3Ronnie Hillman
4Jeremy Stewart
GLB1C.J. Anderson
2Juwan Thompson
3RB1C.J. Anderson
2Juwan Thompson
WR11Demaryius Thomas
2Andre Caldwell
3Cody Latimer
WR21Emmanuel Sanders
2Wes Welker
WR31Wes Welker
TE1Julius Thomas
2Virgil Green
3Jacob Tamme
4Dominique Jones
K1Connor Barth
2Brandon McManus