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WR Emmanuel Sanders - Denver Broncos

5-11, 180Born: 3-16-1987College: Southern MethodistDrafted: Round 3

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Summary

Emmanuel Sanders was slowed by injury last year and only made it through 12 games. The numbers he posted (47 catches, 555 yards, two touchdowns) were nowhere near what he did in previous seasons with the Broncos as last year was the first time he failed to go over 1,000 yards in Denver. We should see Sanders push for that mark again with the addition of QB Case Keenum. Sanders is still recovering from the ankle injury that slowed him last year but he's been looking fast in a straight line out at OTAs and minicamp. He should be the starting receiver opposite Demaryius Thomas in 2018 but Sanders will be pushed by 2018 second-round pick Courtland Sutton. The Broncos should move Sanders inside to the slot in some packages to at least get a talent like Sutton on the field. Sanders has plenty of WR3 or flex appeal in 2018 but there are some games where he could post WR1 numbers. (June 4)

FBG Staff Rankings

WR Redraft - 34, 28, 28, 28, 29, 29, 31, 33, 38, 38, 40, 41, 42, 48, 55
Overall Redraft - 89, 58
WR Redraft PPR - 29, 26, 27, 27, 28, 28, 28, 29, 30, 35, 35, 36, 38, 39, 41, 42
WR Dynasty - 49, 36, 39, 44, 46, 50, 51, 51, 66, 70, 70

Stats and Projections

YEARGRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumL
2015 DEN 15 3 29 0 137 76 1135 6 2
2016 DEN 16 1 4 0 137 79 1032 5
2017 DEN 12 0 0 0 92 47 555 2
2018 PROJ-Dodds 15.1 0.0 * * 67.0 * * *
2018 PROJ-Henry 15.0 0.0 * * 63.0 * * *
2018 PROJ-Wood 16.0 0.0 * * 70.0 * * *
2018 PROJ-Tremblay 16.0 0.0 * * 64.1 * * *

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Average Draft Position

Overall: 88
WR: 38
Overall-PPR: 80
WR-PPR: 32

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2018 Schedule

1vs Seattle Seahawks
2vs Oakland Raiders
3@ Baltimore Ravens
4vs Kansas City Chiefs
5@ New York Jets
6vs Los Angeles Rams
7@ Arizona Cardinals
8@ Kansas City Chiefs
9vs Houston Texans
10--- BYE WEEK ---
11@ Los Angeles Chargers
12vs Pittsburgh Steelers
13@ Cincinnati Bengals
14@ San Francisco 49ers
15vs Cleveland Browns
16@ Oakland Raiders
17vs Los Angeles Chargers