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Emmanuel Sanders | Wide Receiver | #10

Team: Denver Broncos
Age / DOB:  (28) / 3/17/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 180
College: Southern Methodist
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 3 (82) / PIT
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Emmanuel Sanders caught 6-of-8 targets for 83 yards in the Broncos' Super Bowl 50 win over the Panthers.
While Demaryius Thomas dealt with Josh Norman's shadow on boundary routes, Sanders worked mostly against Panthers replacement CBs Robert McClain and Cortland Finnegan. Sanders turned in Peyton Manning's biggest pass play, gaining 25 on a crisp third-quarter route and adding 22 two snaps later. The catches set up Brandon McManus' 30-yard field goal. Sanders whipped McClain regularly, leading the Broncos in receptions, yards, and targets. Sanders turns 29 this March. 2016 will be his contract year. Feb 7 - 10:31 PM

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Emmanuel Sanders caught 5-of-8 targets for 62 yards in the Broncos' AFC Championship Game victory over the Patriots.

Sanders was the Broncos' most-targeted receiver. Peyton Manning's third down safety valve, Sanders will be an X-factor as the Broncos look to hoist the Lombardi in Super Bowl 50.
Jan 24 - 7:53 PM

Emmanuel Sanders caught 5-of-8 targets for 85 yards in the Broncos' Divisional Round win over the Steelers.

Sanders didn't get on the stat sheet until late in the first half, when he hauled in a 15-yard catch in William Gay's coverage. Sanders contributed to the Broncos' drop fest with a second-quarter missed pass. In the third quarter, Sanders got several yards of separation against Antwon Blake for a 19-yard gain. Sanders ripped off his longest gain for 33 yards on a fourth-quarter play where Peyton Manning fell down, then got up to find Sanders open downfield. In the AFC title game, expect Sanders to mainly draw Patriots CB Malcolm Butler while Demaryius Thomas sees Logan Ryan with help.
Jan 17 - 8:02 PM

Emmanuel Sanders caught 5-of-8 targets for 99 yards in the Broncos' Week 17 win over the Chargers.

He had a long gain of 46 yards but was held out of the end zone on the play and lost a fumble at the end of it on a strip by CB Steve Williams at the five-yard line as Sanders tried a spin move. It was one of five turnovers by the Broncos. Sanders wraps up the regular season with 76 catches for 1,135 yards and six touchdowns. It's a bit of a drop-off from his 101-1,404-9 line from last season, but Sanders did manage a second-straight 1,000-yard year. He'll be back at it in two weeks when the Broncos return to the field.
Jan 4 - 1:40 AM

Emmanuel Sanders caught 4-of-5 targets for 67 yards and one touchdown in the Broncos' Week 16 win over the Bengals on Monday night.

Sanders' longest gain went for 35 yards, but Brock Osweiler badly under-threw him on the play after Sanders roasted CB Dre Kirkpatrick. Sanders legit had to stop on the field and wait for the ball to land in his arms, and he was immediately tackled at the 21-yard line. His touchdown came from six yards out of the left slot on the first drive of the third quarter. Sanders has now gone over 1,000 yards in back-to-back seasons and will wrap up Week 17 with the Chargers.
Tue, Dec 29, 2015 12:33:00 AM

Emmanuel Sanders caught 10-of-16 targets for 181 yards and a touchdown in the Broncos' Week 15 loss to the Steelers, adding a 24-yard rush.

The yardage was easily a new career high for Sanders, who single-handedly kept the chains moving in the first half. The Broncos' offense went into the tank after the break as Brock Osweiler fell back into Blaine Gabbert panic mode. Sanders has been extremely unpredictable this season, but his upside is such that he'll be a clear WR2 in Week 16, even against the Bengals' elite pass defense.
Sun, Dec 20, 2015 08:16:00 PM

Emmanuel Sanders secured 2-of-6 targets for 17 yards in the Broncos' Week 14 loss to the Raiders.

Sanders' stat lines in his starts along with Brock Osweiler are 6-113-0, 3-19-0, and 2-17-0. As Osweiler has shown no ability to complete downfield passes on a consistent basis -- and Sanders is no longer being force fed targets in Gary Kubiak's offense -- Sanders needs to be downgraded to a boom-bust WR3 option ahead of a Week 15 date with the Steelers.
Sun, Dec 13, 2015 07:51:00 PM

Emmanuel Sanders managed three catches for 19 yards on eight targets in the Broncos' Week 13 win over the Chargers.

He did rush once for five yards. Sanders got the bulk of his Week 12 production (6-113) on deep passing plays. The Broncos didn't connect on any of their deep shots Sunday, while big pass plays were not needed against a Chargers offense that barely put up a fight, finishing with three points. In Gary Kubiak's Brock Osweiler-quarterbacked offense, Sanders is looking like a boom-bust WR2 as opposed to a surefire, high-floor, every-week starter. With that said, he'll be worth keeping in fantasy lineups in Week 14 against the Raiders.
Sun, Dec 6, 2015 07:22:00 PM

Emmanuel Sanders (ankle, finger) is practicing in full for Week 13.

Coming off one of his best games of the season, Sanders is good to go as a high-end WR2 against the Chargers' burnable secondary.
Thu, Dec 3, 2015 06:07:00 PM

Emmanuel Sanders caught 6-of-9 targets for 113 yards in Sunday night's Week 12 win over the Patriots.

Sanders looked fully healthy after sitting out last week. He was covered by Patriots CB Malcolm Butler for most of the game, but still managed to lead the Broncos in receiving. It’s the first time Sanders has had over 100 yards since Week 6. Sanders is a WR2 for next week's matchup with the Chargers.
Mon, Nov 30, 2015 01:06:00 AM

Emmanuel Sanders (ankle) is active for Week 12 against the Patriots.

Sanders was listed as probable, so his status was never in doubt. He's more of a WR3 this week. The Broncos inactives are QB Peyton Manning, OLB DeMarcus Ware, QB Christian Ponder, KR Jordan Norwood, CB Lorenzo Doss, TE Richard Gordon, and RG Sam Brenner.
Sun, Nov 29, 2015 07:11:00 PM

Emmanuel Sanders said he has good chemistry with Brock Osweiler.

"Peyton hasn’t been going on Wednesdays, so I’ve had an opportunity to go with Brock and it’s definitely paid off," Sanders said. "Today we connected on a couple of deep balls that we were working on. I texted him last night about what I’m seeing and what he’s seeing, so it’s going to pay off." Sanders has yet to catch a regular-season pass from Osweiler, so the talk of chemistry is just that. Osweiler attempted just 27 passes against Chicago last week, and Denver will likely try to limit his attempts and focus on the run game whenever they can. In a tough matchup with an uncertain workload, Sanders is more of a WR3 this week.
Sat, Nov 28, 2015 12:44:00 PM

Emmanuel Sanders (ankle) is listed as probable for Week 12 versus New England.

Catch-less since Week 9, Sanders has yet to take the field with Brock Osweiler under center. In a difficult matchup against underrated Patriots CBs Malcolm Butler and Logan Ryan, Sanders is best viewed as a boom-bust WR3.
Fri, Nov 27, 2015 03:06:00 PM

Emmanuel Sanders (ankle) was limited in Broncos practice Thursday.

Although he is not quite all systems go, back-to-back limited practices suggest Sanders will be in the lineup for Sunday's bout with New England.
Thu, Nov 26, 2015 02:09:00 PM

Emmanuel Sanders (ankle) is practicing Wednesday.

He practiced last week, as well, but was inactive against the Bears after he labored through pre-game warmups. Sanders has confirmed he's pushing through a high-ankle sprain. If active, he'll be a risky WR2/3 play Sunday night.
Wed, Nov 25, 2015 02:01:00 PM