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WR DEN

College: Southern Methodist | 9 years
Height: 5'11" | Weight: 180 lbs
Birth Date: 3/17/1987
2019 Bye Week: 10

Total Pts: 0.00
Avg Pts: 0.00
Rank: 0 WR

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Mar 11 12:53pm ET

Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders had his 2019 option worth $10.25 million - including $1.5 million guaranteed - exercised on Monday, March 11.

Mar 10 1:03pm ET

Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (Achilles) tweeted Sunday, March 10, that's he's 'wayyy ahead of schedule' in his recovery from an Achilles tendon tear suffered in December.

Fantasy Spin: The Broncos have indicated they will pick up Sanders' option for 2019 despite the injury and the fact that the wideout turns 32 this month. And if he does indeed make a strong recovery and doesn't miss any games in 2019, Sanders is a WR2 consideration as he projects to be the No. 1 target for new QB Joe Flacco.

Feb 27 4:13pm ET

Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders's option will be picked up, according to general manager John Elway.

Fantasy Spin: The Broncos needed Sanders to stay on as a veteran leader for an otherwise receiving group. There is the grim reality that he may be over the hill in wide receiver years, but he's capable of at least a WR3 campaign.

Feb 19 11:30pm ET

Denver Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders (Achilles) said that he wouldn't restructure his current deal. "It aint happening. No way Jose," Sanders tweeted. The 31-year-old tore his Achilles in practice on Dec. 5 and is schedule to count $12.94 million against the salary cap in 2019. If Denver exercises his 2019 salary before March 12, he'd be guaranteed $1.5 million. The Broncos would save $10.25 million by cutting Sanders, leaving only $2.687 million in dead money. Before the injury, Sanders was the team's best receiver, catching 71 passes for 868 yards and four touchdowns while also throwing a TD and running one in. It remains to be seen if Sanders will even be ready for the start of next season, although his production has been fine when healthy. If the Broncos move on, Courtland Sutton would be the unquestioned No. 1 receiver going into his second year.

From RotoBaller

Feb 19 11:13pm ET

Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (Achillies') is sheduled to count $12.94 million against the salary cap in 2019, but he appears to have no interest in restructuring his contract entering the final year of his deal. Denver has until March 12 to exercise his 2019 option, which would trigger a $1.5 million guarantee of his salary. In the event they choose to release him, the Broncos will save $10.25 million against the cap.

Feb 14 10:43pm ET

Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (Achilles') said he is no longer wearing a walking boot but still has a 'slight limp' when walking around.

Fantasy Spin: After suffering an Achilles' injury late in the year, it wouldn't be a surprise to see Sanders miss time in 2019. He showed last year that he can be a WR2 as the top option in Denver's passing attack, but fantasy owners will need to be patient as he returns to form.

Feb 8 12:33pm ET

Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (Achilles) has a $10.25 million option due on his 2019 contract, and the Broncos have until March 13 to exercise that option.

Fantasy Spin: Sanders turns 32 in March and complicating matters is his late-season Achilles tear that cost him the final four games of 2018. On the flip side, he's far and away the most experienced member of the Broncos' pass-catching corps, and he'd be a solid WR2 if he's brought back and is able to play close to a full season.

Dec 8 1:33am ET

Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (Achilles') had successful surgery to repair his Achilles' tendon Thursday, Dec. 6. His rehab is expected to take between six and eight months.

Fantasy Spin: We've seen various time frames thrown out there, though all of them seem to include the possibility of Sanders being ready to go in Week 1 next season. Of course, a lot can happen between now and then, and no matter how his recovery progresses there's going to be some uncertainty surrounding Sanders coming off a major injury and entering his age-32 season.

Dec 6 1:30pm ET

Denver Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders (Achilles), who suffered a season-ending torn Achilles in practice on Wednesday, is set to count $12.9 million against the salary cap next year in his age-31 season. The Broncos would only have $2.69 million in dead cap money if they were to cut Sanders, but he must pass a physical first. NFL team doctor David Chao said it often takes up to a full year for a player to be explosive again after a torn Achilles, which means Sanders likely won't be ready for the start of the 2019 season. It seems likely that Sanders will open next year on the Physically Unable to Perform list if he remains with the Broncos, severely limiting his fantasy appeal.

From RotoBaller

Dec 6 12:53pm ET

Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (Achilles') has a long road ahead of him in his recovery from a torn Achilles' tendon. Former NFL team doctor David Chao said the earlier expected recover time is six months for this injury, but players aren't always at full health that soon. A more realistic recover time is between nine months to a year, according to Chao.

Fantasy Spin: That timeframe means Sanders wouldn't be fully healthy by the time the 2019 season commenced. He'll be 32 years old early next year and an uncertain NFL future is ahead of him. As has been stated ad nauseam, Courtland possesses WR2 upside in Sanders' absence, with DaeSean Hamilton and Tim Patrick garnering attention in deeper leagues.

Dec 5 6:43pm ET

Denver Broncos LB Shaquil Barrett (hip), CB Tramaine Brock (ribs), CB Chris Harris Jr. (leg) and DE Derek Wolfe (ribs) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 5. LB Brandon M. Marshall (knee) and WR Emmanuel Sanders (Achilles') were limited participants, while LB Josey Jewell (ankle) and WR Courtland Sutton (ankle) practiced in full.

Dec 5 6:43pm ET

Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (Achilles') was listed as a limited participant for practice Wednesday, Dec. 5.

Fantasy Spin: Sanders has managed at least four receptions in all 12 of his games to date which makes him an outstanding low-end WR2 or flex fantasy play in most PPR leagues. Hopefully he'll rebound from a season-low 19 yards. Check back Friday for his official injury designation before making a final call for Week 14.

Dec 5 6:03pm ET

Updating a previous report, Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (Achilles') was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Wednesday, Dec. 5, after suffering a torn Achilles' tendon in practice Wednesday, Dec. 5.

Dec 5 3:10pm ET

The Denver Broncos believe that wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders (Achilles) suffered a torn Achilles in practice on Wednesday, according to a source. The Broncos will conduct tests on Sanders to confirm the injury. It's a huge blow to a team that has won three straight games and is still in the hunt for a wild-card spot in the AFC. It's the worst possible time for an injury like this, both for the Broncos and Sanders' fantasy owners. Rookie Courtland Sutton's ceiling will go up as the team's No. 1 wideout over the final four games.

From RotoBaller

Dec 5 2:43pm ET

Updating a previous report, the Denver Broncos fear WR Emmanuel Sanders (Achilles') suffered a torn Achilles' tendon in practice Wednesday, Dec. 5.

Fantasy Spin: Sanders is an invaluable part of the Broncos organization and, if true, his presence will be greatly missed. Courtland Sutton would take over as the No. 1 wide receiver and is now comfortably in the WR2 conversation. As mentioned earlier, DaeSean Hamilton and Matt LaCosse will see their fantasy value rise, while Devontae Booker could also see more targets.

Dec 5 2:30pm ET

Denver Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders (leg) was injured in practice and had to be helped off the field. He wasn't putting any weight on his left leg, so this could be a serious injury. Sanders is in danger of missing a great Week 14 matchup with the 49ers and possibly longer. If that's the case, rookie Courtland Sutton would become the team's No. 1 receiver, with rookie Daesean Hamilton and Tim Patrick working in three-receiver sets. Stay tuned for more details on the exact nature of Sanders' injury.

From RotoBaller

Dec 5 2:23pm ET

Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (leg) was helped to the locker room after injuring his left leg during practice Wednesday, Dec. 5. He was not putting any weight on the leg.

Fantasy Spin: What's really worrisome is that Sanders wasn't putting any weight on the leg and had to be helped off the field. If he is out this week and/or for an extended amount of time then Courtland Sutton becomes Denver's No. 1 wide receiver. DaeSean Hamilton and Matt LaCosse would also greatly benefit.

Dec 2 5:53pm ET

Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders posted just four grabs for 19 yards on six targets in Week 13 against the Cincinnati Bengals.

Fantasy Spin: Sanders was dealing with a heel injury heading into this one, so perhaps that was what set him back. Courtland Sutton stepped up and filled the void with Sanders not performing to his usual level. The Broncos head to San Francisco in Week 14.

Dec 2 4:13pm ET

Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (head) was evaluated to a concussion during the Week 13 but was cleared to return.

Fantasy Spin: Sanders has been the top receiver for the Broncos over the last several weeks and should be a solid No. 2 receiver for fantasy owners moving forward.

Dec 1 4:30pm ET

Denver Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders has been the most consistent receiving option in this Broncos passing attack and figures to be busy once again in Week 13 as the Broncos take on a Bengals team which has allowed opposing wide receivers their fair share of success this season. Sanders (heel) was limited in practice this week, but head coach Vance Joseph brushed it off as soreness - it does not sound to be anything major. Keep an eye on his status leading up to kickoff, but Sanders bounced back from two mediocre performances with a seven-catch, 86-yard, one-touchdown performance in Week 12 and makes for a solid WR2 in all formats as long as he's on the field.

From RotoBaller

Player Transactions
  • 04-Feb-2019: DEN - Off IR - torn Achilles
  • 05-Dec-2018: DEN - On IR - torn Achilles
  • 05-Dec-2018: DEN - On IR - left ankle
  • 07-Sep-2016: DEN - Re-signed - Three-year extension (through 2019)
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