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Emmanuel Sanders | Wide Receiver

Team: Denver Broncos
Age / DOB:  (28) / 3/17/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 180
College: Southern Methodist
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Emmanuel Sanders (hamstring) is expected to resume practicing next week.
Per reporter Mike Klis, Sanders will be a "full participant." Sanders is a mid-range WR2 in the Broncos' new-look offense. Aug 27 - 3:41 PM

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Emmanuel Sanders (hamstring) remains sidelined at Broncos practice.

He's missed the past 19 days and has obviously yet to appear in a preseason game. At this point, Sanders is highly unlikely to play at all this preseason. Hamstring injuries have a tendency to linger, but neither the Broncos nor any of the beat writers have expressed concern for Sanders' Week 1 availability.
Aug 26 - 2:31 PM

Emmanuel Sanders has been sidelined the last 11 days with a hamstring injury.

Originally described as a cramp, it sounds as if Sanders actually pulled his hamstring in practice on August 6. He should still be 100 percent by the regular season, but soft-tissue injuries are always concerning. He is unlikely to play in the Broncos' second preseason game.
Source: 9 News
Aug 18 - 8:17 AM

Emmanuel Sanders confirmed he will move into the slot in three-receiver formations this year.

This could adversely affect Sanders' aDOT, and in turn his yards-per-catch average, which last season was 13.9, the second highest of Sanders' five-year career. A bigger question is how much Denver will utilize three-receiver sets this season. They signed Owen Daniels and Virgil Green to sizable offseason deals and may become more of a two-tight end team under Gary Kubiak.
Jul 20 - 2:37 PM

Emmanuel Sanders doesn't anticipate having as much receiving production in the Broncos' new offense.

Sanders ranked fifth in the NFL in receiving yards (1,404) last season. He described run-game guru Gary Kubiak and new OC Rick Dennison's offense as "totally" and "definitely" different from outgoing OC Adam Gase's. "You talk about going from a no-huddle offense to an offense that’s huddling up, to an offense that is predicated off running a football and then throwing it," said Sanders. "It’s different." It's possible that Sanders will be overdrafted in fantasy leagues by owners trying to chase last year's stats. "My goal is really to try to get a 1,000 yards to just help this team win ball games," Sanders added. Prior to 2014, Sanders spent four seasons in the NFL, and never hit 750 receiving yards.
May 27 - 10:23 PM

Broncos coaches have informed Emmanuel Sanders that he will see more action at slot receiver this year.

Sanders has experience in the slot from his Pittsburgh days. He dabbled there last year with Denver, but primarily played the old Marvin Harrison "Z" role in Peyton Manning's offense. Sanders is certainly quick enough to win in the slot, though his Average Depth of Target may fall this season. After being a steal in 2014 fantasy drafts, Sanders may be a bit overvalued in 2015.
Apr 13 - 2:41 PM

Emmanuel Sanders secured 7-of-15 targets for 46 yards in the Broncos' Divisional Round loss to the Colts.

Peyton Manning tried to feed Sanders at least three "go" routes in the second quarter, but each was severely overthrown. The Broncos only had moderate success in the passing game when they focused on short stuff, but by then it was too late. Sanders turned in a career-best receiving line of 101-1,404-9 in 2014, being utilized as a featured receiver for the first time in his career. One of GM John Elway's very best free agent additions, Sanders is under contract through 2016. He'll turn 28 in March.
Jan 11 - 8:37 PM

Emmanuel Sanders caught six passes for 73 yards in Sunday's Week 17 win over the Raiders.

Sanders' hip was not an issue, but Peyton Manning's continued arm woes and a conservative Broncos offense is. After getting double-digit targets four times in the first 12 weeks, Sanders has been down at 6.2 per game for the last month. Still, Manny definitely felt the "Peyton Effect" in Year 1 as a Bronco. He played 4 years with Big Ben and career-high was 67-740-6. In first year with Peyton Manning, Sanders went 101-1404-9. The Broncos have a bye as the AFC's No. 2 seed.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 09:20:00 PM

Emmanuel Sanders (hip) is active for Sunday's Week 17 game against the Raiders, as expected.

Sanders was never in danger of missing this must-win game for the Broncos, especially after he practiced every day this week. Ronnie Hillman (foot) is also active for the first time since his injury, meaning Juwan Thompson is a scratch. The rest of the Broncos' inactives: TJ Ward, Brandon Marshall, Paul Cornick, O'Brien Schofield, Dominique Jones and Mitch Unrein.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 03:01:00 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter confirmed Emmanuel Sanders (hip) is fully expected to play in Sunday's game against the Raiders.

The Broncos listed Sanders as questionable even though he got some practice in every day this week. We don't expect him to be limited in this dreamy matchup.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 10:06:00 AM

Emmanuel Sanders (hip) is listed as questionable for Week 17.

Sanders was listed as questionable for Week 17 and proceeded to light up the Bengals for 70 yards and two touchdowns. He's fully expected to be a go for Sunday's matchup with the Raiders.
Fri, Dec 26, 2014 02:58:00 PM

Emmanuel Sanders (hip) remained limited on Thursday.

There's been nothing to suggest Sanders is dealing with an injury that will sideline him for Sunday's regular-season finale. The Broncos need a victory over the Raiders to ensure they are the AFC's No. 2 seed.
Thu, Dec 25, 2014 06:22:00 PM

Emmanuel Sanders (hip) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

It's a new injury for Sanders, who posted a 6/70/2 line Monday night. His status will be updated again on Thursday.
Wed, Dec 24, 2014 03:31:00 PM

Emmanuel Sanders caught six passes for 70 yards and two touchdowns in the Broncos' Week 16 loss to the Bengals on Monday night.

He was targeted just seven times, finishing third on the team behind Demaryius Thomas (13) and C.J. Anderson (10). Sanders, however, did the most damage with his looks. He scored his four-yard touchdown on a quick slant out of a trips set to the left. His second touchdown came from five yards away. In between those grabs, Sanders reeled in a one-handed 33-yard catch with Terence Newman mugging him on the right sideline. Sanders proved to be one of the best bargains of the season. He and the Broncos wrap up the season with the Raiders in Week 17.
Tue, Dec 23, 2014 12:31:00 AM

Emmanuel Sanders (illness) is active for Monday night's Week 16 game against the Bengals.

As expected. Sanders had been battling the flu all week, but looked good in pregame warmups. He's locked and loaded as a WR2.
Mon, Dec 22, 2014 07:10:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Peyton Manning
2Brock Osweiler
3Zac Dysert
4Trevor Siemian
RB1C.J. Anderson
2Ronnie Hillman
3Montee Ball
4Juwan Thompson
5Jeremy Stewart
GLB1C.J. Anderson
2Montee Ball
3RB1C.J. Anderson
2Ronnie Hillman
FB1Joe Don Duncan
2James Casey
WR11Demaryius Thomas
2Andre Caldwell
3Isaiah Burse
4Jordan Taylor
WR21Emmanuel Sanders
2Cody Latimer
3Jordan Norwood
4Bennie Fowler
5Nathan Palmer
WR31Cody Latimer
TE1Owen Daniels
2Virgil Green
3Dominique Jones
4Marcel Jensen
5Jake Murphy
K1Brandon McManus