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Emmanuel Sanders | Wide Receiver | #10

Team: Denver Broncos
Age / DOB:  (29) / 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 9-of-13 targets for 117 yards and two touchdowns in the Broncos' Week 3 win over the Bengals.
This wasn't a great-looking spot for Sanders coming in on paper, but he was simply un-cover-able in this game, and got fed as the squeaky wheel after expressing "frustration" with his role in the first two weeks. Sanders' 13 targets bested Demaryius Thomas' 7, and the Broncos' theoretical No. 2 wideout was no match for Adam Jones and Dre Kirkpatrick. Sanders gets a more favorable Week 4 matchup at Tampa Bay, where he'll be an upside WR2/3 play. Sep 25 - 4:20 PM

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Emmanuel Sanders said there is "some frustration" with his early-season role.

Sanders has just 88 yards and zero touchdowns through two weeks. "I can sit up here and make it all about me and Demaryius [Thomas], how we're used to having 100-yard games, we're used to scoring touchdowns and we're used to doing this. But we're sitting here 2-0," Sanders said. "I'm waiting for that big game, Demaryius is waiting for that big game -- we know it’s going to come." With Gary Kubiak taking full control of the offense, the Broncos have run more (60 attempts) than they have thrown (59) this season. Both Sanders and Thomas will have big games, but that kind of split will hurt their week-to-week consistency.
Source: ESPN
Sep 22 - 10:28 AM

Emmanuel Sanders corralled three-of-eight targets for 39 yards Sunday in the Broncos' Week 2 win over the Colts.

Sanders had a busy first half with six targets but was held without a catch after halftime. Part of that was because Indianapolis dominated time of possession, though Sanders' lack of chemistry with Trevor Siemian is a growing concern. With Denver taking a more run-oriented approach this year, Sanders will probably max out as a mid-range WR3. He gets the Bengals in Week 3.
Sep 18 - 9:02 PM

Emmanuel Sanders caught 5-of-8 targets for 49 yards Thursday night against the Panthers.

The good news is Sanders led the Broncos in targets, but he only managed 9.8 yards per catch with Trevor Siemian getting the ball out of his hands quickly all night. He remains at worst the 1B in the passing game, however, and should have much bigger games moving forward. He will be a solid WR3 next week against the Colts' banged-up secondary.
Sep 9 - 1:00 AM

Broncos signed WR Emmanuel Sanders to a three-year, $33 million contract extension through 2019.

The deal comes with $27 million guaranteed. Sanders was reportedly seeking a contract worth at least $10 million annually. The Broncos threw in a little extra for good measure. The deal will keep Sanders in Denver through his age-32 season. Despite the team's shoddy quarterback play last season, Sanders still produced a respectable 1,135 yards on 76 catches. With Denver going run-heavy this year, Sanders will probably max out as a WR3 for fantasy purposes.
Sep 7 - 5:33 PM

Walk-year WR Emmanuel Sanders said he is "hopeful" he and the Broncos can work out a contract extension.

Sanders has been optimistic all summer, but it does not look like this deal is getting done in the near future. GM John Elway said Saturday the team is still waiting to hear back from Sanders on their latest proposal. On the same day, Sanders tweeted, "Roll the (Dice) -- Bet on yourself." It seems likely Sanders enters his contract year still looking for a new deal.
Sep 4 - 6:51 PM

Emmanuel Sanders caught 3-of-4 targets for 45 yards in the Broncos' third preseason game.

He has eight catches for 83 yards in the preseason. Entering his contract season, Sanders returns as the 1B to Demaryius Thomas' 1A in Denver's offense. While Thomas remains the favorite for Broncos targets, there's a chance Sanders could prove the superior value pick relative to their draft costs.
Aug 27 - 11:26 PM

Contract-year WR Emmanuel Sanders says the sides are "going back and forth" in talks.

"I don't want to break the bank, but I want a fair deal," he said. "Fair deal" disclaimer or not, it's an indication Sanders might take a bit of a discount to remain in Denver. Sanders has been extremely productive the past two years, but his value is a bit hard to peg as a smallish No. 2 receiver who turns 30 next March.
Jul 28 - 2:33 PM

Contract-year WR Emmanuel Sanders has moved to the "top of the priority list" for the Broncos after Von Miller's six-year deal.

Broncos GM John Elway also locked up ILB Brandon Marshall earlier this offseason. The Denver Post reports Elway has been "reluctant" to offer Sanders a deal worth $10 million per year, even though Allen Hurns and Doug Baldwin both received more than that and Sanders has been more productive than both over the last two seasons. Sanders made it clear he wants to re-sign long term. "I mean this sincerely: The city of Denver has been really good to me," Sanders said. "I want to retire a Bronco."
Source: Denver Post
Jul 17 - 12:59 PM

Walk-year WR Emmanuel Sanders said he is not worried about his contract.

The Broncos have put negotiations "on hold" with the deadline for Von Miller's deal rapidly approaching, but Sanders is next in line once that situation is resolved. Coming off a surprisingly effective year considering the quality of the quarterback play, Sanders says he put on 10 pounds of muscle over the offseason.
Jul 11 - 12:46 PM

The Broncos have put contract talks with walk-year WR Emmanuel Sanders "on hold."

"Not off, but on hold," 9 News Denver's Mike Klis emphasizes. The Broncos are focusing their efforts on franchise player Von Miller. Sanders, 29, is due $5.6 million in salary and bonuses in his contract year. The Broncos may end up revisiting talks with Sanders after the July 15 franchise tag deadline.
Jul 6 - 10:20 PM

The Denver Post's Troy Renck reports the Broncos and walk-year WR Emmanuel Sanders have had "good talks."

Renck cautions recent receiver contracts "have changed the landscape a bit," but it sounds like the two sides should get something done before the season. Sanders is reportedly looking for at least $10 million annually on his next deal. He has 177 receptions for 2,539 yards and 15 scores through two seasons in Denver.
Jul 2 - 11:44 AM

Walk-year WR Emmanuel Sanders said he is not weighed down by ongoing contract negotiations.

"I don’t think it weighs on me," Sanders said. "For me, it’s going to come. If it’s meant for me, it’s meant for me. But I’m going to keep playing ball because I love to do it." Owed $5.6 million in the final year of his deal, Sanders is set to earn a big pay raise in the near future. A deal similar to Jeremy Maclin's five-year, $55-million pact is certainly within reason.
Source: Denver Post
Jun 26 - 6:31 PM

The Broncos are in extension talks with contract-year WR Emmanuel Sanders.

With Von Miller rejecting Denver's last offer, the front office has turned its attention to Sanders and unsigned RFA Brandon Marshall. Sanders wants to finish his career in Denver and is reportedly targeting $10 million annually. The Broncos have until Wednesday to extend Marshall.
Jun 9 - 9:10 PM

Mike Klis of 9 News Denver believes Emmanuel Sanders could land a deal similar to Jeremy Maclin's five-year, $55 million contract if he reaches the open market.

The question, of course, is whether Sanders will reach free agency. He's in the last year of his contract and the Broncos are "trying" to extend him. Sanders is an interesting case because he's a No. 2 receiver who produces like a No. 1. Klis mentioned Larry Fitzgerald's two-year, $22 million deal as a blueprint the Broncos could use for extending Sanders, who turned 29 in March.
Jun 3 - 4:34 PM

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QB1Trevor Siemian
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RB1C.J. Anderson
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3Kapri Bibbs
GLB1C.J. Anderson
2Devontae Booker
3RB1C.J. Anderson
2Devontae Booker
FB1Andy Janovich
WR11Demaryius Thomas
2Bennie Fowler
3Cody Latimer
WR21Emmanuel Sanders
2Jordan Norwood
3Jordan Taylor
WR31Bennie Fowler
TE1Virgil Green
2Jeff Heuerman
3John Phillips
LT1Russell Okung
2Ty Sambrailo
LG1Max Garcia
2Connor McGovern
C1Matt Paradis
2James Ferentz
RG1Michael Schofield
2Darrion Weems
RT1Donald Stephenson
K1Brandon McManus