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WR Emmanuel Sanders - Denver Broncos

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

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From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Oct 13): Sanders isn't getting the love in the red zone, and against the Jets, he failed to put up good catch or yardage numbers. If the Broncos offense remains conservative when they open up a lead, we could be looking at the first four games being Sanders' best stretch of the season.

Week 7: vs San Francisco 49ers

Mark and Joe say: Tough matchup. Peyton Manning slowed down from his break-neck pace vs. Arizona (31/47 for 479 yards passing, four TDs and two interceptions) to throw an efficient 22/33 for 237 yards, three TDs and zero interceptions at MetLife Stadium last week. Demaryius Thomas continues his resurgence with 12 targets for 10/124/1 receiving to his credit last weekend, while Julius Thomas caught some more TDs (five for 4/51/2), and Emmanuel Sanders helped move the chains (six for 3/38/0). In short, it was another multi-TD day for Manning that led to a 31-17 'W'. The Broncos' passing attack remains one of the most productive in the NFL. The 49ers' pass D ranks second in the NFL averaging 207.3 net passing yards allowed per game, with nine passing scores given up over six games vs. seven interceptions (tied for fifth in the NFL) and 10 sacks (tied for 19th) generated to date. Austin Davis was sacked five times for -20 yards on the way to 21/42 for 216 net yards passing, one TD and one interception thrown on Monday Night Football; Alex Smith wasn't sacked at all but only managed 16/30 for 158 net yards, one TD and one interception thrown at San Francisco two weeks ago. Manning and company have been automatic this season, so you can't sit him unless you are loaded at quarterback, but this is definitely a tough matchup for the Broncos on Sunday Night Football.

Recent Stats and Projections

3 at SEA 0 0 0 15 11 149 0 0
5 vs ARI 2 8 0 9 7 101 0 0
6 at NYJ 0 0 0 6 3 38 0 0
7 vs SF PROJ-Dodds 1 * * 5 * * *
7 vs SF PROJ-Tremblay 1 * * 6 * * *
7 vs SF PROJ-Bloom 0 * * 5 * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2014 Week 5 vs ARI (9 / 7 / 101 / 0 rec, 2 / 8 / 0 rush)

As a sign of the respect that Emmanuel Sanders has quickly come to command during his short time in Denver, the Arizona Cardinals assigned their top cornerback, Patrick Peterson, to cover Sanders on Sunday. As a sign of how effective Sanders has been, Peyton Manning didn't avoid the matchup, and Sanders finished with 4 catches for 55 yards on 6 targets with Peterson in coverage. Sanders twice beat Peterson on third down. On one of those plays, Sanders was so open that he was initially able to get up after catching the ball and run 77 yards for the touchdown, although upon review the officials ruled that Peterson barely managed to touch Sanders before his knee came off the ground, leaving Sanders with a 30-yard gain.

2014 Week 6 vs NYJ (6 / 3 / 38 / 0 rec)

Sanders had a quiet game by his standards, though he once again led all Denver receivers in snaps played. As a team, Denver had its lowest passing output of the season, and Sanders was held under 100 yards for the first time in four games. Sanders did little to distinguish himself on tape, but Denver hardly needed him to.


Latest News

Broncos | Emmanuel Sanders looking for first TD (Sat Oct 11, 01:25 PM) - Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders leads the team in receptions and receiving yards but has yet to score through four games. Sanders and the Broncos face a New York Jets defense that has allowed six touchdowns to wide receivers.

Our View: Sanders has been outstanding this season and even if Demaryius Thomas continues to play as well as he did last week (though we stop short of predicting another 226 yard day), he should continue to put up great numbers. In fact, we have both as WR1 options this week, though Thomas is rated higher than Sanders.

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