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WR Emmanuel Sanders - Denver Broncos

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

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Summary

The numbers for Emmanuel Sanders will be the most drastically altered in the Broncos new-look passing game. Last year, Sanders put up career-best numbers with 101 catches, 1,404 receiving yards and nine receiving touchdowns. Nearly every week he made big plays for the Broncos as a deep target, with his run-after-the-catch ability or with his toughness catching passes in the middle of the field. In fact, there was only one game last year (Week 6 vs New York Jets) where Sanders scored less than seven points in PPR formats. This year things will be different for a couple of reasons. First, the Broncos are going to emphasize using two tight end formations. Some of the receptions that went for Sanders last year may be going to the likes of Owen Daniels and Virgil Green. Second, the Broncos want to use second-year receiver Cody Latimer more this season. When Latimer is on the field, Sanders will move inside to his more natural position of slot receiver. Latimer is a good red-zone target because of his wingspan and leaping ability, and that could take some touchdown opportunities away from Sanders. Finally, second wide receivers under Gary Kubiak historically don't do that much. The most productive second wide receiver Kubiak had in Houston was Kevin Walter. His best season (2008) saw him catch 60 passes for 899 yards and nine touchdowns. Expect Sanders to catch around 80 passes for about 1,000 yards and five touchdowns in 2015. (May 17)

FBG Staff Rankings

WR Redraft - 14, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 14, 14, 14, 14, 14, 15, 15, 15, 16, 16, 17, 17, 17, 17, 18, 26
Overall Redraft - 33, 22, 26, 29, 31, 31, 31, 32, 33, 35, 35, 35, 35, 36, 37, 39, 41, 45, 47, 49, 54, 55
WR Redraft PPR - 14, 10, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 14, 14, 15, 15, 15, 15, 16, 16, 17, 17, 17, 17, 19, 19, 24, 26
Overall Redraft PPR - 31, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30, 31, 31, 31, 34, 34, 34, 35, 35, 36, 37, 37, 37, 39, 40, 41, 49, 55
WR Dynasty - 23, 19, 19, 21, 27, 29
Overall Dynasty - 39, 29, 34, 50, 51

Stats and Projections

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2012 PIT 16 1 4 0 75 44 626 1
2013 PIT 16 1 25 0 112 67 740 6
2014 DEN 16 8 44 0 141 101 1404 9
2015 PROJ-Dodds 15 6 * * 75 * * *
2015 PROJ-Henry 16 4 * * 78 * * *
2015 PROJ-Wood 16 0 * * 88 * * *
2015 PROJ-Tremblay 16 9 * * 81 * * *

* - Footballguys Insiders can see full projections on this page. See just below for how to sign up.

Average Draft Position

Overall: 28
WR: 12
Overall-PPR: 28
WR-PPR: 12

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Footballguys Articles

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  Maurile Tremblay - May 11
Gut Checks: WR Cody Latimer
  Matt Waldman - May 13
The 2015 Breakout Formula: Wide Receivers
  Chad Parsons - August 6
32 Teams and 32 Fantasy Questions Examined As We Head Into Training Camp
  Ari Ingel - July 24
Dynasty IDP Strategy Guide, Section V: The Start-Up Draft
  Daniel Simpkins - July 13
Hidden Value or Damaged Goods
  Jene Bramel - August 27
Overvalued Players: Wide Receivers
  FBG Staff - July 7
Offensive Skill Position Injury Report: QB, RB, WR, TE, PK
  Mark Wimer - August 26
From The Gut: AFC
  Sigmund Bloom - August 25
Monday Injury Rounds: Preseason Week 2
  Jene Bramel - August 24

Articles from around the web

http://www.nfl.com/fantasyfootball/story/0ap3000000485149/article/more-snaps-doesnt-mean-more-fantasy-points-for-wrs
  Michael Fabiano - April 17
The 2015 Rankings Breakdown
  John Paulsen - May 19
Top Ten Dropouts - Wide Receivers
  Joseph Hutchins - August 3
Julian Edelman, Randall Cobb among NFL's top slot receivers
  Bucky Brooks - July 9
The NFL's Top 10 Receiving Corps By PFF Ranking
  Nathan Jahnke - August 28
2015 Fantasy Football Draft Prep: WR tiers 2.0
  Dave Richards - August 28
The Training Room: Preseason Week 3 Injury Updates
  Russell Manalastas - August 26
Silva's Preseason Top 200
  Evan Silva - August 26
Fantasy Top 25s
  Patrick Daugherty - August 24
Dynasty Experts Q and A: 2015 Pre-season #1
  Staff - August 22

Latest News

Broncos | Emmanuel Sanders could return next week (Thu Aug 27, 06:03 PM) - Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (hamstring) could return to full practice participation next week, according to head coach Gary Kubiak. Sanders is still on pace to be ready for the regular season opener Sunday, Sept. 13.

Our View: Keep an eye on this situation. Sanders is the speed guy for the Broncos offense, but he hasn't practiced with the team since August 8th. In his place, we've seen Cody Latimer impress with the first-team offense. Sanders is going to see a drop in his numbers due to the balanced (run-heavy?) nature of the Gary Kubiak system. We don't like where he's going at WR15 (3.07) in 12-team PPR leagues.
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Broncos | Emmanuel Sanders won't play Saturday (Wed Aug 26, 08:07 PM) - Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (hamstring) will not play in the team's third preseason game against the San Francisco 49ers Saturday, Aug. 29.

Our View: Fantasy owners need to be concerned about this hamstring injury. Without Sanders on the field, we'll continue to see Cody Latimer start on the outside opposite Demaryius Thomas. He hasn't practiced with the team since August 8th, and Sanders may have to be eased in once the regular season begins.
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Broncos | Emmanuel Sanders may practice Friday (Wed Aug 26, 03:46 PM) - Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (hamstring) may practice Friday, Aug. 28, according to head coach Gary Kubiak.

Our View: It's been almost three weeks since Sanders has practiced with the team. The team has been cautious with Sanders since he experienced soreness after trying to work out before the preseason opener against the Seahawks. We'll be watching this closely as Sanders may need to be eased into action when he returns.
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Broncos | Emmanuel Sanders still out (Wed Aug 26, 01:57 PM) - Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (hamstring) is still out of practice Wednesday, Aug. 26, but the expectation is that he'll return sometime this week.

Our View: Sanders hasn't practiced with the team since August 8th. He's been working out on the side, and the team is being super cautious with him. In the meantime, Cody Latimer is making the most of his opportunity. We love Latimer as a late-round pick because of his skill set and upside.
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Broncos | Emmanuel Sanders sitting out (Sat Aug 22, 07:48 PM) - Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (hamstring) is out of the preseason game Saturday, July 22.

Our View: The Broncos will want to be careful, as Sanders is going to be a huge part of this offense. We see him as a solid or better WR2, assuming he can get his hamstring right.
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2015 Schedule

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2@ Kansas City Chiefs
3@ Detroit Lions
4vs Minnesota Vikings
5@ Oakland Raiders
6@ Cleveland Browns
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9@ Indianapolis Colts
10vs Kansas City Chiefs
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