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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 caught 6-of-8 targets for 62 yards and two touchdowns in the Broncos' Week 2 win over the Cowboys.
Sanders was getting open with ease. He ran an excellent route on his first score, while the second came on a well-designed play in the second quarter. Sanders has re-solidified his weekly WR2 standing, and has an appealing Week 3 matchup in the Broncos. Sep 17 - 10:25 PM

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Emmanuel Sanders caught 3-of-6 targets for 26 yards against the Chargers in Week 1.

The Chargers starting corners were on their A game to keep Sanders in check, especially in the first half. Sanders did just miss a diving touchdown catch in the first quarter, and that was the only time he sniffed the end zone. He did have a slow start last year with only 44.0 yards per game in his first two, and there's no reason to worry about the fluky Bennie Fowler touchdowns today. Sanders should be viewed as a WR2/3 against the Cowboys in Week 2.
Sep 12 - 2:25 AM

Emmanuel Sanders caught 2-of-8 targets for 25 yards in the Broncos' third preseason game.

With Demaryius Thomas (groin) sidelined, Sanders was Trevor Siemian's target of choice, albeit in an inefficient manner. Sanders’ big missed opportunity was a shot-play bomb down the left sideline that glanced off his fingertips. Siemian later targeted Sanders in the end zone, only for the pass to be deflected by Packers CB Kevin King. Sanders is an underrated WR2 pick in fantasy.
Aug 26 - 11:54 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Trevor Siemian
2Paxton Lynch
3Brock Osweiler
4Chad Kelly
RB1C.J. Anderson
2Jamaal Charles
3Devontae Booker
4De'Angelo Henderson
GLB1C.J. Anderson
2Jamaal Charles
3RB1C.J. Anderson
2Jamaal Charles
FB1Andy Janovich
WR11Demaryius Thomas
2Jordan Taylor
3Cody Latimer
WR21Emmanuel Sanders
2Bennie Fowler
3Isaiah McKenzie
WR31Bennie Fowler
TE1Virgil Green
2Jeff Heuerman
3AJ Derby
4Jake Butt
LT1Garett Bolles
LG1Max Garcia
2Allen Barbre
C1Matt Paradis
2Connor McGovern
RG1Max Garcia
2Billy Turner
RT1Menelik Watson
2Donald Stephenson
K1Brandon McManus