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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 caught 9-of-12 targets for 111 yards in the Broncos' Week 5 win over the Raiders.
The only Denver offensive player to do anything, Sanders was whooping whichever Raiders defensive back that lined up opposite him. His big gain was a 45-yard play on a double-move early in the first half when Sanders beat D.J. Hayden. The Broncos will continue to lean on both Sanders and Demaryius Thomas with the running game not working and the tight ends providing no real production. The only problem is Peyton Manning looks done and can't move the ball downfield. Sanders is still an every-week WR1 heading into a date with the Browns. Oct 11 - 8:21 PM

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Broncos coach Gary Kubiak said he wants to get WR Emmanuel Sanders "more involved."

Sanders is averaging over 10 targets a game this season, but he saw just six last week against the Vikings. With the running game not working and no real weapons at tight end, the Broncos need to lean on Sanders and Demaryius Thomas to find success on offense. The duo has combined for 59 percent of the Broncos' targets so far this season.
Source: 9 News
Oct 10 - 1:04 PM

Emmanuel Sanders caught 3-of-6 targets for 68 yards in Denver's Week 4 win over the Vikings.

Both the grabs and targets were Sanders' fewest of the season. Nevertheless, Peyton Manning's safety valve is on pace for 100/1,228/8 at the season's quarter pole. Sanders is again an every-week WR1. He gets the Raiders in Week 5.
Oct 4 - 8:06 PM

Emmanuel Sanders caught 6-of-9 targets for 87 yards in Sunday night's Week 3 win over the Lions.

Sanders took a backseat to Demaryius Thomas after scoring two touchdowns last week. His highlight was a 34-yard fourth-quarter catch over Lions CB Darius Slay. Sanders has one of the highest weekly floors as Peyton Manning's primary underneath receiver. He's a WR2 for Week 4 against the Vikings.
Sep 28 - 1:44 AM

Emmanuel Sanders caught 8-of-14 targets for 87 yards and two touchdowns in Denver's Week 2 win over the Chiefs.

Sanders was all that was standing between Peyton Manning and the abyss, bailing his quarterback out with critical third-down catches time and again. With Sanders keeping the offense afloat early, Manning finally found something resembling a rhythm, and he never stopped looking his 1B receiver's way. Sanders' quicks remain lethal, while it's appearing more and more evident he's going to remain a WR1 this season. That's what he'll be for next week's trip to Detroit.
Sep 18 - 12:28 AM

Emmanuel Sanders caught 8-of-12 targets for 65 yards in Denver's Week 1 win over the Ravens.

Sanders could have had a bigger afternoon, but was overshot multiple times by Peyton Manning on deep balls. As it is, Sanders led the Broncos in targets. Demaryius Thomas has the best on-paper role in new coach Gary Kubiak's offense, but Manning has serious trust in Sanders. He's a high-end WR2.
Sep 13 - 8:20 PM

Emmanuel Sanders will be the Broncos' punt returner this season.

It confirms Sanders' hamstring has fully healed, and gives him some added value in return-yardage fantasy leagues. Sanders averaged nearly 11 yards per punt return with the Steelers from 2010 through 2012.
Source: Denver Post
Sep 5 - 8:47 PM

The Broncos believe Emmanuel Sanders is game ready despite missing a large chunk of training camp with a hamstring injury.

He's resumed practicing at full speed. "I think we went about it the right way," coach Gary Kubiak said of the Broncos' conservative approach with Sanders' hamstring. "There has been no setbacks. He's had good work."
Sep 1 - 6:27 PM

Emmanuel Sanders (hamstring) is expected to play Week 1.

Sanders ran routes at full speed in 7-on-7 drills in his return to practice Monday. He is not expected to play in the fourth preseason game, but he will be good to go for the regular season opener. Sanders will not be targeted as heavily in Gary Kubiak's offense, but he is still a solid WR2.
Source: Denver Post
Sep 1 - 11:24 AM

Emmanuel Sanders (hamstring) has resumed practicing.

Sanders didn't appear to be full go on Monday, but he's fully on track for the opener. Last year's WR7 will begin the year as a mid-range WR2 as the Broncos feel out new coach Gary Kubiak's system.
Aug 31 - 2:54 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Peyton Manning
2Brock Osweiler
3Trevor Siemian
RB1C.J. Anderson
2Ronnie Hillman
3Juwan Thompson
GLB1C.J. Anderson
2Juwan Thompson
3RB1C.J. Anderson
2Ronnie Hillman
WR11Demaryius Thomas
2Andre Caldwell
3Bennie Fowler
WR21Emmanuel Sanders
2Jordan Norwood
3Cody Latimer
WR31Jordan Norwood
TE1Owen Daniels
2Virgil Green
3Mitchell Henry
LT1Ty Sambrailo
2Tyler Polumbus
LG1Evan Mathis
2Max Garcia
C1Matt Paradis
2James Ferentz
RG1Louis Vasquez
2Shelley Smith
RT1Ryan Harris
K1Brandon McManus