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Wide Receiver, Denver Broncos

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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 DEN 7 43 30 367 12.2 2 0 0 - 0 48.7 7.0
2019 (Projected) DEN     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
WR1WR2 Courtland Sutton
WR2WR1 Emmanuel Sanders
WR3WR3 DaeSean Hamilton
WR4WR4 Tim Patrick
WR5WR5 Juwann Winfree
WR6WR6 River Cracraft
WR7WR7 Fred Brown
WR8WR8 Diontae Spencer
Broncos Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
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.


Injury Emmanuel Sanders expected to start vs 49ers
Achilles injury
By: Mike Krueger | Mon Aug 19, 1:15 pm

Denver Broncos
Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders will play in a game tonight for the first time since tearing his Achilles at the Dec. 5 practice, and he will start, per source. Sanders will be introduced with Denver’s starters tonight pregame, run out of the tunnel, and be on field for first O snap. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: It's actually quite remarkable that Sanders is going to suit up in tonight's pre-season game given he tore his Achilles back in December. This injury typically comes with a lengthy recovery time and it's difficult for players to ever regain their top form. If Sanders does begin the season in the starting lineup, he'll likely be a value at his current ADP as the WR45 being drafted in Round 10.



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

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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