WR Emmanuel Sanders - Denver Broncos

5-11, 180Born: 3-16-1987College: Southern MethodistDrafted: Round 3, pick 82 (2010)

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Sanders had achilles surgery in December and the hope is that he is ready for training camp

Summary

Emmanuel Sanders is currently recovering from the Achilles' injury that cut his 2018 season short and he may not be full strength until the start of the regular season. Sanders was playing like a young man last year before the injury and we have no doubts he could do it again provided that he stays healthy. However, Sanders should have a different role in 2019. He's no longer the Broncos no.1 wide receiver, as Courtland Sutton should emerge as that guy for the Broncos offense. This puts Sanders as a no.2 receiver once again, a role that he clearly has and should thrive in. Sanders has speed and guile as a receiver, and he should become a favorite target for Joe Flacco this season. Sanders isn't afraid to work over the middle and has good run-after-the-catch ability when he secures the rock. The Broncos offense is going to run the ball early and often in 2019, but there's enough there in the passing game for Sanders to be a WR3 with upside for Fantasy GMs this season. (May 6)

FBG Staff Rankings

WR Redraft - 53, 45, 46, 46, 48, 53, 57, 57, 59, 65
WR Redraft PPR - 51, 42, 42, 43, 46, 52, 57, 57, 59, 59, 65
WR Dynasty - 60, 53, 64, 68, 70, 71

Stats and Projections

YEARGRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumL
2016 DEN 16 1 4 0 137 79 1032 5
2017 DEN 12 0 0 0 92 47 555 2
2018 DEN 12 4 53 1 99 71 868 4
2019 PROJ-Dodds 10.0 1.0 * * 48.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Henry 10.0 1.0 * * 48.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Wood 10.0 0.0 * * 48.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Tremblay 10.0 5.0 * * 48.3 * * *

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Weekly Performance vs WR 1, WR 12, WR 24, WR 36

Percentile ranks

Emmanuel Sanders's percentile rank in each category, among WR with more than 50 fantasy points.

Average Draft Position

Overall: 100
WR: 41
Overall-PPR: 108
WR-PPR: 45

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Latest News

Broncos | Emmanuel Sanders ahead of schedule (Tue Jun 4, 05:58 PM) - Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (Achilles) could return sooner than people think, according to head coach Vic Fangio on Tuesday, June 4. Fangio said his prediction wasn't based on any medical update.

Our View: Sanders played just the first 12 games of the 2018 season before being placed on injured reserve. He's been seen at Broncos OTAs running in a straight line but has yet to make cuts at full speed. At this point, it seems like Sanders should be good for the start of the regular season.
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2019 Schedule

1@ Oakland Raiders
2vs Chicago Bears
3@ Green Bay Packers
4vs Jacksonville Jaguars
5@ Los Angeles Chargers
6vs Tennessee Titans
7vs Kansas City Chiefs
8@ Indianapolis Colts
9vs Cleveland Browns
10--- BYE WEEK ---
11@ Minnesota Vikings
12@ Buffalo Bills
13vs Los Angeles Chargers
14@ Houston Texans
15@ Kansas City Chiefs
16vs Detroit Lions
17vs Oakland Raiders