Guest of the League
One and Done - FFL: Week 1 | NFL: Week 2


College: Southern Methodist | 11 years
Height: 5'11" | Weight: 180 lbs
Birth Date: 3/17/1987
Depth Chart: WR2.1
2020 Bye Week: 6

Total Pts: 10.5
Avg Pts: 10.50
Rank: 17 WR

Fantasy Week
No Playoff Match Up
Player Notes
Sep 17 6:43pm ET

New Orleans Saints WR Emmanuel Sanders (non-injury) did not participate in practice Thursday, Sept. 17.

Fantasy Spin: Sanders was limited to only three receptions and 15 yards last week but may have a much bigger role in the passing game if Michael Thomas is unavailable to play. He can be at least a No. 3 fantasy receiver if he becomes the main receiver for the Saints.

From TheHuddle

Sep 17 5:03pm ET

New Orleans Saints DE Marcus Davenport (elbow), WR Michael Thomas (ankle) and WR Emmanuel Sanders (non-injury) did not participate in practice Thursday, Sept. 17. OL Cesar Ruiz (ankle) was limited. S P.J. Williams (hamstring) practiced in full.

From TheHuddle

Sep 15 11:20pm ET

New Orleans Saints wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders remains in the WR3/flex conversation for Week 2. It was a rather disappointing New Orleans debut for the veteran, as he only managed three receptions on five targets for 15 yards in Week 1. With Michael Thomas likely out in Week 2, Sanders could see his volume increase, but it's unclear how large his role will be considering Alvin Kamara and Jared Cook would likely see more targets. Consider Sanders a low WR3 or flex piece for Week 2.

From RotoBaller

Sep 14 1:13am ET

New Orleans Saints WR Emmanuel Sanders finished with three catches on five targets for 15 yards in Week 1 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Fantasy Spin: It was a modest team debut for the veteran, who didn't make his first catch until early in the fourth quarter. He made up for lost time, however, following that reception with a nice little run after the catch for a 5-yard score. Sanders is going to be hit-or-miss in games in which New Orleans plays with the lead - which should happen fairly often - and the presence of studs such as Michael Thomas and Alvin Kamara will limit his touchdown upside. He's a low-end flex or WR4 option next week against the Las Vegas Raiders.

From TheHuddle

Sep 13 10:40pm ET

New Orleans Saints wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders posted just 15 receiving yards on three catches in Week 1. Sanders managed to salvage his day a bit with a late touchdown, though it was not a great performance. All of the Saints pass-catchers not named Alvin Kamara or Jared Cook seemed to struggle in this one, a game head coach Sean Payton called one of his worst as a play-caller. It's reasonable to give Payton and the Saints the benefit of the doubt, especially in a season with no preseason games. Sanders gets a prime bounce-back spot in Week 2 against a beatable Raiders defensive backfield.

From RotoBaller

Sep 10 1:30pm ET

New Orleans Saints wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders gets a good matchup against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, though he comes with some risk. Sanders is now 33, playing in a new offense with a new quarterback after an offseason with no preseason games. It helps that he enjoyed a strong training camp this year and that much of the defensive attention will be directed towards fellow wideout Michael Thomas in Week 1. Sanders could be a sneaky tournament play, but there are probably better options on fantasy rosters in redraft leagues.

From RotoBaller

Aug 29 11:03pm ET

New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara (undisclosed) and WR Emmanuel Sanders (undisclosed) did not participate in practice Saturday, Aug. 29.

From TheHuddle

Jun 23 9:13pm ET

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees and WR Emmanuel Sanders posted a short video clip on social media of the two players working out together on a Colorado high school football field Tuesday, June 23.

From TheHuddle

Jun 3 12:50pm ET

New Orleans Saints wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders said on NFL Network's Total Access on Tuesday that playing with quarterback Drew Brees will be similar to his days with Peyton Manning in Denver. "Like I said in '14, that's wide receiver heaven. To be back in the situation with another Hall of Fame quarterback and trying to do something special and win a Super Bowl, I'm all in. Truthfully, I'm blessed to be in this position that I'm in right now," Sanders said. He had 101 catches for 1,404 yards and nine touchdowns in his first year with Manning in Denver, and he had over 1,000 yards in each of his first three seasons with the Broncos. He might not return to those glory days, but Sanders can be a reliable and cheap WR3 for fantasy owners in the Big Easy if he can stay healthy.

From RotoBaller

Jun 1 11:40pm ET

New Orleans Saints wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders posted a plus-7.2 percent catch-rate difference last year with the Broncos and 49ers and broke 850 receiving yards while fighting through press coverage on almost 30 percent of all routes run. He was also targeted in a tight window 20.6 percent of the time while covering an average of 23.5 yards per route run. In total, the veteran ran 481 routes and covered 11,303.5 yards while catching passes from Joe Flacco and Jimmy Garoppolo. The 33-year-old is getting up there in age, but he remains incredible efficient and has a great opportunity in New Orleans with Drew Brees now throwing him passes. Even though he doesn't score often, Sanders is an undervalued pass-catcher that could put up WR3 numbers in his new home.

From RotoBaller

Apr 29 1:43am ET

New Orleans Saints WR Emmanuel Sanders will be the team's No. 2 wide receiver in 2020 and adds a big boost to the offense, which was lacking dependable production out of receivers not named Michael Thomas last year. After Thomas' 1,725 receiving yards, the next-best receiving output came from Ted Ginn Jr., who had just 421 yards receiving.

Fantasy Spin: Sanders, at worst, should be a WR3 in PPR formats in the New Orleans offense.

From TheHuddle

Apr 29 1:33am ET

Updating previous reports, New Orleans Saints WR Emmanuel Sanders will make $10 million guaranteed with his new squad. He'll have a $2 million base salary this year, which is fully guaranteed, and he received a $2 million signing bonus. His 2020 cap hit will be $4 million. In 2021, Sanders has a $6 million base salary, with a $2 million signing bonus, $2 million roster bonus and $10 million salary cap hit. There are an additional $1.5 million in incentives tied to receptions for both seasons. His deal also includes a 2022 season, but the deal voids, as reported, the last day of the 2021 NFL league year.

From TheHuddle

Apr 6 6:03pm ET

Updating a previous report, free-agent WR Emmanuel Sanders (49ers) officially signed with the New Orleans Saints Monday, April 6. Official terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Fantasy Spin: Sanders is joining one of the top offenses in the NFL and should see a solid amount of targets in 2020. He can be a No. 3 or No. 4 receiver in fantasy leagues.

From TheHuddle

Mar 29 12:13am ET

New Orleans Saints WR Emmanuel Sanders' ability to find openings in zone coverage makes him a good fit for head coach Sean Payton's system, according to Matt Bowen of

Fantasy Spin: With Michael Thomas drawing plenty of attention from opposing defenses, Sanders could shine as a dependable secondary option for Drew Brees. He's at least worth grabbing as a WR4.

From TheHuddle

Player Transactions
  • 21-Mar-2020: NOR - Signed, Unrestricted FA - Two-year contract (through 2021)
  • 18-Mar-2020: SFO - Declared Free Agent
  • 22-Oct-2019: SFO - Traded - w/ pick for two 2020 draft picks
  • 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)
NFL Week
2020 Season10.503151500000
Week 1TAM10.503151500000
Week 2@LV
Week 3GNB
Week 4@DET
Week 5LAC
Week 6bye
Week 7CAR
Week 8@CHI
Week 9@TAM
Week 10SFO
Week 11ATL
Week 12@DEN
Week 13@ATL
Week 14@PHI
Week 15KAN
Week 16MIN
Week 17@CAR