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|Drafted in the 3rd round of the 2010 draft, Sanders was the player expected to eventually take over in the starting lineup for Hines Ward. Injuries have derailed that plan and Antonio Brown, taken in the 6th round in 2010, has laid claim to the starting spot opposite Mike Wallace with Ward now retired. Sanders role in 2012 is yet to be determined as he will either battle Jerricho Cotchery for the 3rd receiver role or for a spot in the starting lineup if Mike Wallace doesn’t sign his restricted free agent tender. Of course, Wallace stands to lose close to $170,000 each week he misses so we expect he will report just prior to Week 1 at the latest. Look for Sanders to nail down the slot receiver role.
|Sanders expected to play more in the slot -- Mon Apr 13 5:30 pm --|
Role will change for Broncos receiver
|The Broncos will feature a more balanced offense centered on a zone-blocking running attack. Emmanuel Sanders recognizes that his role could change. He expects to play in the slot when the Broncos use a three-wide-receiver set.
"I am comfortable there. I did it a lot in Pittsburgh (with the Steelers) and in college," Sanders said.
FF Today's Take: The Broncos are expected to run the ball much like they did the second half of 2014. Cody Latimer will play on the outside in three wide receiver sets, kicking Sanders inside. As a result, it's hard to imagine Sanders repeating his 2014 performance (101-1404-9) when he finished as fantasy's No.7 wideout. A WR2 value is realistic but his early ADP is likely to be higher based off last season's WR1 production.