WR Emmanuel Sanders - Denver Broncos

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

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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 - 47, 34, 38, 41, 46, 48, 48, 48, 49, 51, 58, 64
WR Redraft PPR - 44, 31, 39, 39, 40, 43, 44, 44, 46, 46, 46, 47, 48, 49, 49, 62, 64
WR Dynasty - 65, 56, 59, 69, 70, 71, 83

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 14.5 1.0 * * 60.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Henry 13.0 1.0 * * 65.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Wood 13.0 0.0 * * 60.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Tremblay 16.0 5.0 * * 59.1 * * *

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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: 105
WR: 42
Overall-PPR: 105
WR-PPR: 42

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Latest News

Broncos | Emmanuel Sanders knocks off the rust (Tue Aug 20, 12:27 AM) - Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (ankles) made his preseason debut against the San Francisco 49ers on Monday, Aug. 19, returning from double ankle surgery. He had a five-yard catch, a 19-yard run on a reverse and one long reception called back due to penalty.

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Broncos | Emmanuel Sanders to play Monday (Mon Aug 19, 01:04 PM) - Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (Achilles) will play Monday, Aug. 19, in his first game since tearing his Achilles' tendon last December.

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Broncos | No limitations for Emmanuel Sanders? (Tue Aug 13, 01:59 PM) - Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (Achilles) said Tuesday, Aug. 13, he doesn't believe he'll be on a snap-count limit come Week 1 of the regular season.

Our View: Sanders looks better than ever according to multiple reports out of Broncos camp. He's out to prove that he can still play at a high level and will compete with second-year pro Courtland Sutton to be the Broncos No. 1 wide receiver.
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Broncos | Emmanuel Sanders had ankle surgery (Mon Aug 12, 09:11 PM) - Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (Achilles, ankle) said he underwent surgery on his right ankle during the offseason.

Our View: He's looking good out at Broncos camp according to multiple reports. Sanders said he dealt with problems with his ankle for the last two seasons. Now, he's likely to be healthier than he has been in quite some time. Sanders is competing with Courtland Sutton to be the Broncos No. 1 wide receiver in 2019.
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Broncos | Emmanuel Sanders should see preseason snaps (Mon Aug 12, 03:03 PM) - Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (Achilles) is expected to play at some point during the preseason, according to head coach Vic Fangio. Sanders was a full participant in 11-on-11 practice Monday, Aug. 12.

Our View: Sanders is well ahead in his recovery from the Achilles' injury that ended his season prematurely in 2018. He's still out to prove he can play at a high level and all camp reports out of Denver indicate that Sanders looks better than ever. Sanders can be a fine No. 2 receiver for the Broncos, especially with QB Joe Flacco (and his love for veteran receivers) tossing him the rock. We like Sanders at his current ADP of WR46 (10.05) in 12-team PPR leagues.
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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