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Wide Receiver, San Francisco 49ers

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Draft: 2010 Round 3 (18)
Ht: 5’11”  Wt: 180 DOB: 1987-03-17 Age: 32
WR Rank Tier ADP-12
#44 6 8.03

Season Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  ReceivingRushing Fantasy
Season Team G Target Rec Yard Avg TDAtt Yard Avg TD FPts FPts/G
2010 PIT 13 50 28 376 13.4 2 0 0 - 0 49.6 3.8
2011 PIT 11 43 22 288 13.1 2 0 0 - 0 40.8 3.7
2012 PIT 16 74 44 626 14.2 1 1 4 4.0 0 69.0 4.3
2013 PIT 16 112 67 740 11.0 6 1 25 25.0 0 112.5 7.0
2014 DEN 16 141 101 1,404 13.9 9 8 44 5.5 0 198.8 12.4
2015 DEN 15 137 76 1,135 14.9 6 3 29 9.7 0 152.4 10.2
2016 DEN 15 137 79 1,032 13.1 5 1 4 4.0 0 133.6 8.9
2017 DEN 12 92 47 555 11.8 2 0 0 - 0 67.5 5.6
2018 DEN 12 98 71 868 12.2 4 4 53 13.3 1 122.1 10.2
2019 SF 13 73 51 617 12.1 4 0 0 - 0 85.7 6.6
2019 (Projected) SF     58 725 12.5 5 0 0 - 0 102.5  

2019 Outlook
Depth Chart
It might be surprising to hear, but Emmanuel Sanders was actually the WR12 in fantasy prior to rupturing his Achilles in Week 13. The veteran has been a mainstay in the Denver offense but it was not expected that the Broncos would bring him back in 2019 after such a devastating injury, given that the team is essentially in rebuilding mode. They did make the move to bring him back, however, and now all eyes are on his recovery.

Sanders has been providing his Instagram followers with glimpses of his offseason workout, but he has not been able to get on the field yet in 2019. There is legitimate concern that he may not be ready to start the regular season which would be a huge blow for fantasy owners who are drafting him around the 10th round in ADP.

Most players have historically needed about a full calendar year to recover from a ruptured Achilles. We'd want to see that Sanders is able to get back on the field and start moving around like he did prior to the injury before we deploy him in fantasy. If Sanders is able to play in the preseason, it'd be one of the fastest recoveries from the injury that we've ever seen, so the chances of that happening are pretty slim. The most likely scenario is that he'll start the season on the PUP list, which means he'll be out for at least six games. That's almost half of a typical fantasy football regular season.

Sanders is the only proven, productive pass catcher in this offense and he will likely see the highest target share of the bunch of he's healthy to start the season, but there's no question that the team is looking to get their young receivers - particularly Courtland Sutton and DaeSean Hamilton - more involved this season. The lack of true upside in a Joe Flacco-led offense and the Achilles' injury combined with emerging young receivers makes Sanders a very risky pick where he's currently being drafted. We'll likely see this number change throughout the season as we get more information and inch closer to the start of the preseason and eventually the regular season, but Sanders looks like a bust waiting to happen at his current ADP.

Fan. Tm. Player
WR1WR1 Emmanuel Sanders
WR2WR2 Deebo Samuel
WR3WR3 Kendrick Bourne
WR4WR4 Marquise Goodwin
WR5WR5 Dante Pettis
WR6WR6 Trent Taylor
WR7WR7 Richie James
WR8WR8 Jalen Hurd
49ers Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Injury George Kittle expected to play
Knee injury
By: Mike Krueger | Sun Nov 24, 7:15 am

San Francisco
49ers’ TE George Kittle, listed as questionable with ankle and knee injuries, is expected to play tonight against the Packers, per source. WR Deebo Samuel, listed as questionable with a shoulder injury, also is expected to play. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Kittle has missed the last two games which has allowed Deebo Samuel (8-112, 8-134) to post his two best games of the season. With Kittle and Emmanuel Sanders expected to suit up, Samuel's fantasy stock takes a hit into WR3 territory.


Injury Kittle, Deebo, Sanders listed as Questionable
Gametime decisions
By: Mike Krueger | Fri Nov 22, 4:00 pm

San Francisco
The 49ers officially are listing George Kittle, Emmanuel Sanders and Deebo Samuel as questionable, Kyle Shanahan says. (Matt Barrows on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: For what its' worth, all three were wearing no-contact jersey's in practice on Friday. Given that Sanders was able to play last week, it's likely he will give it a go this week. Kittle and Samuel can be classified as gametime decisions. The 49ers and Packers play Sunday night making it difficult for fantasy owners setting lineups in Week 12.


Injury Kittle, Deebo non-contact at Thursday's practice
Long injury list for 49ers
By: Mike Krueger | Thu Nov 21, 3:40 pm

San Francisco
Baby steps: George Kittle is back at practice today. He’s wearing a blue jersey that signals he’s not to have any contact. Deebo Samuel (shoulder) also practicing in a blue jersey. Emmanuel Sanders is not practicing, but he’s looking far more spry in his rehab than he did last week. Matt Breida (ankle), Dee Ford (hamstring) working out on a side field. Robbie Gould was not practing. (Matt Barrows on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: The 49ers are beat up at the receiving positions and it remains to be seen who will suit up on Sunday night against the Packers. Head coach Kyle Shanahan said earlier in the week that Kittle, Sanders, Samuel and Breida would all "come down to the wire."


Injury Emmanuel Sanders expected to play
Rib injury
By: Mike Krueger | Sun Nov 17, 7:17 am

San Francisco
49ers’ WR Emmanuel Sanders, listed as questionable for today with a rib injury, will play Sunday vs. Cardinals, per source. 49ers’ RB Matt Breida, listed as doubtful for today with an ankle injury, will not play vs. Cardinals, per source. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: This is likely a pain tolerance issue for Sanders making him a risky play for fantasy owners. With George Kittle out and Sanders ailing, this is a decent spot against Arizona for Deebo Samuel to lead the team in the WR production.


Emmanuel Sanders traded to 49ers
Broncos receive 3rd and 4th round picks in 2020
By: Mike Krueger | Tue Oct 22, 2:50 pm

Denver Broncos
Denver is dealing WR Emmanuel Sanders and a 2020 5th-round pick to San Francisco in exchange for 2020 3rd- and 4th-round picks, per league sources. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Sanders has been rumored to be on the trading block for a couple weeks now and the 49ers have struggled to get production from the wide receiver group. Once Sanders gets up to speed he should move into the starting lineup but given the 49ers run-first philosophy Sanders is likely to top out at WR3 value for the remainder of the season.


Injury Emmanuel Sanders (knee) could play Thursday
Broncos WR may suit up for TNF matchup against Chiefs
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Tue Oct 15, 2:03 pm

Denver Broncos
James Palmer (@JamesPalmerTV) on Twitter: "Emmanuel Sanders is expected to practice today. There’s been optimism he plays Thursday." (Twitter)

FFToday's Take: The Broncos desperately need an experienced WR like Sanders to keep up with the chiefs on Thursday, so this is good news for Broncos fans and Sanders owners.


Injury Denver, KC expecting key WRs to play in Week 7
Sammy Watkins, Emmanuel Sanders optimistic about TNF
By: Doug Orth | Mon Oct 14, 5:25 pm

Denver Broncos
For the Thursday night game, the Broncos are optimistic that WR Emmanuel Sanders (knee) will play, while the #Chiefs have a good shot at having WR Sammy Watkins back, too. He tweaked his hamstring late last week and missed Sunday's game. (NFL Network - Ian Rapoport)

FFToday's Take: Sanders was bothered by a knee injury during the week and appeared to aggravate it during the team's Week 6 win over the Titans, but the injury does not appear to have anyone with the organization concerned. Watkins sat out Week 6 after injuring his hamstring the previous week, but there is optimism he can go versus the Broncos. The bigger problem with him is his limited production since Week 1.



2019 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  ReceivingRushing Fantasy
Week Opp Result Target Rec Yard Avg TDAtt Yard Avg TD FPts
1 at OAK L 16-24 7 5 86 17.2 1 0 0 - 0 14.6
2 CHI L 14-16 13 11 98 8.9 1 0 0 - 0 15.8
3 at GB L 16-27 4 2 10 5.0 0 0 0 - 0 1.0
4 JAC L 24-26 9 5 104 20.8 0 0 0 - 0 10.4
5 at LAC W 20-13 1 1 9 9.0 0 0 0 - 0 0.9
6 TEN W 16-0 3 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 - 0 0.0
7 KC L 6-30 6 5 60 12.0 0 0 0 - 0 6.0
8 CAR W 51-13 5 4 25 6.3 1 0 0 - 0 8.5
9 at ARI W 28-25 9 7 112 16.0 1 0 0 - 0 17.2
10 SEA L 24-27 4 2 24 12.0 0 0 0 - 0 2.4
11 ARI W 36-26 5 3 33 11.0 0 0 0 - 0 3.3
12 GB W 37-8 1 1 15 15.0 0 0 0 - 0 1.5
13 at BAL L 17-20 6 4 41 10.3 0 0 0 - 0 4.1

2018 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  ReceivingRushing Fantasy
Week Opp Result Target Rec Yard Avg TDAtt Yard Avg TD FPts
1 SEA W 27-24 11 10 135 13.5 1 0 0 - 0 19.5
2 OAK W 20-19 4 4 96 24.0 0 0 0 - 0 9.6
3 at BAL L 14-27 8 5 38 7.6 0 1 35 35.0 1 13.3
4 KC L 23-27 7 5 45 9.0 0 1 18 18.0 0 6.3
5 at NYJ L 16-34 14 9 72 8.0 0 0 0 - 0 7.2
6 LAR L 20-23 10 7 115 16.4 1 0 0 - 0 17.5
7 at ARI W 45-10 7 6 102 17.0 1 0 0 - 0 16.2
8 at KC L 23-30 4 4 57 14.3 0 1 -6 -6.0 0 5.1
9 HOU L 17-19 9 6 47 7.8 0 0 0 - 0 4.7
11 at LAC W 23-22 6 4 56 14.0 0 1 6 6.0 0 6.2
12 PIT W 24-17 12 7 86 12.3 1 0 0 - 0 14.6
13 at CIN W 24-10 6 4 19 4.8 0 0 0 - 0 1.9

2017 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  ReceivingRushing Fantasy
Week Opp Result Target Rec Yard Avg TDAtt Yard Avg TD FPts
1 LAC W 24-21 6 3 26 8.7 0 0 0 - 0 2.6
2 DAL W 42-17 8 6 62 10.3 2 0 0 - 0 18.2
3 at BUF L 16-26 15 7 75 10.7 0 0 0 - 0 7.5
4 OAK W 16-10 5 4 27 6.8 0 0 0 - 0 2.7
6 NYG L 10-23 8 5 76 15.2 0 0 0 - 0 7.6
9 at PHI L 23-51 5 1 30 30.0 0 0 0 - 0 3.0
10 NE L 16-41 11 6 137 22.8 0 0 0 - 0 13.7
11 CIN L 17-20 8 2 15 7.5 0 0 0 - 0 1.5
12 at OAK L 14-21 6 3 12 4.0 0 0 0 - 0 1.2
13 at MIA L 9-35 7 2 11 5.5 0 0 0 - 0 1.1
14 NYJ W 23-0 4 1 16 16.0 0 0 0 - 0 1.6
15 at IND W 25-13 9 7 68 9.7 0 0 0 - 0 6.8

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