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College: Southern Methodist | 10 years
Height: 5'11" | Weight: 180 lbs
Birth Date: 3/17/1987
Depth Chart: WR2.1
2019 Bye Week: 4

Total Pts: 117.4
Avg Pts: 14.68
Rank: 2 WR

2019 RTSports Outlook

Sanders suffered a torn Achilles' late in the season, missing the last four games. He was still 23rd overall in fantasy receiver scoring despite the missed time. He had three 100-yard games and at least four receptions every game. If he plays all 16 games, Sanders finishes with 95 receptions for 1,157 yards and five touchdowns. He is 32 years old and coming off a major injury, but Sanders should be the top target in this offense once again. He has 1,000-yard seasons three of his last five. A new quarterback could be a positive for Sanders this year after some erratic play at the poison last season. Sanders has top speed and can stretch the field in a hurry. He is a big-play threat in the passing game. Sanders also isn't a bad route runner, making his niche as a legit possession receiver with the Broncos. Fantasy Outlook: Sanders isn't an elite fantasy receiver but a good No. 2 for fantasy teams. He'll get his weekly receptions and yards. Just don't expect huge touchdown totals as he has 11 the past three years. He'll get around 80 receptions for 1,000 yard and six or so scores.

RotoBaller's Outlook

Emmanuel Sandershas now had back-to-back seasons where he has missed time due to injury. While on the field, his numbers have fallen due to poor play from the quarterback position as well. The latest injury (Achilles) has long recovery time and is something that owners should factor in as they prepare for drafts. With Sanders not expected to be ready until July, he will ultimately start off the 2019 season slowly. With new QB Joe Flacco under center as well, he is missing out on quality snaps to develop a connection. Gone will be the days of Sanders as a starting caliber player in fantasy. With younger players on the roster inCourtland Sutton and Daesean Hamilton, facing the 21st ranked schedule, and on a team that will likely be more run-based, Sanders could be in store for a long year. His current ADP as WR37 is still a little high and should come down as the summer progresses. He should only be viewed as a matchup play type of fantasy asset in 2019.

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Player Notes
Nov 7 12:50pm ET

Two games into his San Francisco 49ers career, wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders has established himself as a key cog in the passing attack. With 14 targets, 137 yards and two scores, his production has rivaled star tight end George Kittle (knee). Already the clear front-runner amongst receivers, hell make a fine WR3 in Week 10s Monday night tilt against the Seattle Seahawks. Sanders accrued a season-high 112 yards in Week 9 and draws the 21st-ranked pass defense by DVOA. While the Niners may hammer the ground game to keep Seattles offense off the field, Sanders 90-plus percent snap share and versatility should garner him enough opportunities to start in any fantasy format.

From RotoBaller

Nov 1 2:13am ET

San Francisco 49ers WR Emmanuel Sanders had seven receptions for 112 yards and a touchdown during the team's 28-25 win over the Arizona Cardinals on Thursday, Oct. 31.

Fantasy Spin: So far, so good for Sanders transitioning to the 49ers offense as he scored Sunday and now led the team in receptions and yards while adding another TD on Thursday. The veteran will get a little extra time to immerse himself in the playbook before a Week 10 showdown with the Seahawks, but he's looking like a possible WR3 going forward.

From TheHuddle

Nov 1 12:50am ET

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders roped seven of nine targets for 112 yards and a touchdown in Week 9 against the Arizona Cardinals. In his second game with the team, Sanders continued demonstrating his solid rapport with quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, gaining several chunk plays early in the contest. He was rewarded with a 1-yard bunny to end the first half for his second score in as many games. Sanders led the team in targets on Thursday and now has 14 targets across two contests in red and gold. Clearly emerging as the Niners best wideout, he should keep dominating snap share and is firmly in the weekly WR3 conversation. Hell get a middling Seattle Seahawks pass defense in Week 10.

From RotoBaller

Oct 28 3:13am ET

San Francisco 49ers WR Emmanuel Sanders caught four passes for 25 yards and a touchdown in Week 8 against the Carolina Panthers.

Fantasy Spin: It was a solid debut for Sanders, who got the scoring started for the Niners, but it's still TBD as to what kind of numbers he'll put up in a passing game that defers to the run most weeks. For now, he's a WR3 at best.

From TheHuddle

Oct 27 7:20pm ET

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders caught four of five targets for 25 yards and a touchdown in Week 8 against the Carolina Panthers. The newly-acquired veteran paid immediate dividends, snatching a 4-yard pass on the opening drive for a score. Sanders didnt factor into the game much afterwards, as the Niners leaned heavily on their dominant run game in a 51-13 blowout. Sanders role figures to continue growing as he learns the offense and will be a WR4 on in Week 9 on Thursday Night Football against the Los Angeles Rams.

From RotoBaller

Oct 26 11:33am ET

The Buffalo Bills, New England Patriots and New Orleans Saints had interest in acquiring WR Emmanuel Sanders from the Denver Broncos before he was ultimately traded to the San Francisco 49ers.

From TheHuddle

Oct 25 6:03pm ET

San Francisco 49ers WR Emmanuel Sanders is going to play 'a lot' in Week 8 against the Carolina Panthers, according to comments made by head coach Kyle Shanahan.

Fantasy Spin: Sanders doesn't figure to lose much in terms of fantasy value going from the Denver Broncos to the 49ers, but he's going to have his work cut out for him in terms of matchups the rest of the way. Between now and Week 16, he'll be greeted often by the likes of James Bradberry, Patrick Peterson (twice), Jaire Alexander, Marlon Humphrey, Marshon Lattimore and Jalen Ramsey. It's a brutal stretch that figures to keep him in the low-end WR3 conversation at best moving forward.

From TheHuddle

Oct 25 5:00pm ET

San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan said that newly acquired wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders will play "a lot" in his team debut in Week 8 against the Panthers. It could just be coach speak, as Sanders had very little time to learn and digest the team's playbook after coming over in a trade from Denver on Monday. Still, Sanders should immediately become the team's No. 1 receiver over Marquise Goodwin and Dante Pettis. But how much can we expect from an aging receiver in a new offense right away? It's not like quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo has been very good this year, either. Treat Sanders as a risky WR4/flex in this run-first offense until we see evidence that he'll be used often.

From RotoBaller

Oct 23 10:13pm ET

San Francisco 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo is excited about the addition of WR Emmanuel Sanders, and he said he is willing to help get the receiver up to speed quickly. 'I'll do my best to, but receiver-quarterback is a little bit different in what you have to learn, specifics and that nature,' Garoppolo said Wednesday, Oct. 23. 'But yeah, anything I can do to help him. I'm going to put in the extra time with him, whatever it takes, really.'

Fantasy Spin: The addition of Sanders gives the team an NFL-caliber No. 1 receiver, something they have honestly been lacking, with perhaps a bunch of secondary or tertiary options trying to fill the role. George Kittle is the team's leading receiver in catches and yardage by a wide margin. The addition of Sanders is great for the fantasy appeal of Garoppolo, although he still remains more of a QB2 in most fantasy leagues of 12 or more teams.

From TheHuddle

Oct 23 5:10pm ET

San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan said he expects wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders to make his team debut in Week 8 against the Panthers. The 49ers acquired Sanders from the Broncos on Monday, and he'll immediately become their No. 1 wideout ahead of Marquise Goodwin and Dante Pettis. The change of scenery will be nice for Sanders -- he was becoming a fantasy headache with Joe Flacco throwing to him -- but his new destination may not be as fruitful for his fantasy value as some might expect. Jimmy Garoppolo hasn't exactly been lighting the world on fire this year either, and the Niners remain a run-first squad. Consider Sanders on the WR3/4 borderline as we wait to see exactly how much Garoppolo will target him.

From RotoBaller

Oct 23 4:03pm ET

San Francisco 49ers WR Emmanuel Sanders is expected to play Sunday, Oct. 27, according to head coach Kyle Shanahan Wednesday, Oct. 23.

Fantasy Spin: Sanders should immediately take over as the 49ers' No. 1 receiver for QB Jimmy Garoppolo. He should be viewed as a WR3 for his first few games with the team, but he could quickly ascend to a must-start WR2.

From TheHuddle

Oct 22 3:20pm ET

The San Francisco 49ers traded for wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders from the Denver Broncos on Tuesday. Reported by ESPNs Adam Schefter, the Niners will ship 2020 third and fourth round picks to Denver for Sanders and a 2020 fifth rounder. The 10-year pro should instantly upgrade a Niners receiving corps that have been anonymous outside of stud tight end George Kittle. However, Sanders should be downgraded fantasy-wise as he enters a run-heavy offense while competing for looks against Kittle, a versatile backfield and an amalgam of wideouts. Hell be a risky WR3 in Week 8 against a tough Carolina Panthers pass defense. Other losers in the deal are receivers Dante Pettis, Deebo Samuel (groin) and Marquise Goodwin who all continue to slide outside of fantasy relevance.

From RotoBaller

Oct 22 3:13pm ET

Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders was traded along with a 2020 fifth-round pick to the San Francisco 49ers in exchange for 2020 third- and fourth-round picks on Tuesday, Oct. 22.

Fantasy Spin: There didn't appear to meet much doubt in recent days that Sanders was going to be moved with the Broncos' season going nowhere. It clears the path for Courtland Sutton to become the clear No. 1 option in the offense, while DaeSean Hamilton will likely be asked to step up to fill the void left behind by Sanders. Sutton's status as a high-upside WR2 should be solidified following this trade, while Hamilton figures to be a hit-or-miss WR4.

From TheHuddle

Oct 22 3:03pm ET

Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders was traded along with a 2020 fifth-round pick to the San Francisco 49ers in exchange for 2020 third- and fourth-round picks on Tuesday, Oct. 22.

Fantasy Spin: A move to San Francisco makes a ton of sense since his learning curve should not be steep; Broncos offensive coordinator Rich Scangarello was hired by Denver in the offseason in part to install the kind of offense 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan runs. Sanders should quickly become the top receiver in Shanahan's offense and serve as a high-end fantasy WR3 in short order.

From TheHuddle

Oct 20 1:10pm ET

The Denver Broncos are likely open to listening to trade offers for wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders with the deadline approaching, according to sources. The Panthers, Patriots, Eagles, 49ers and others are expected to be in the receiver market up until the Oct. 29 deadline. Denver received a fourth-rounder from the Texans last year in exchange for Demaryius Thomas, but the Broncos are expected to be seeking a higher pick for Sanders, who is in the last year of his deal. The 32-year-old has 30 catches for 367 yards and two touchdowns in seven games, and getting away from inept quarterback Joe Flacco would be good news for Sanders' fantasy value, depending on where he lands. Courtland Sutton has become the Broncos top wideout this year, but life could be tougher on him if Sanders is out of the picture and he draws more attention from opposing defenses. Daesean Hamilton would become the team's No. 2 if Sanders is dealt.

From RotoBaller

Oct 20 12:53pm ET

Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders likely will be made available leading up to the trade deadline, according to sources. The Broncos would be looking for more than the fourth-round pick they received when they traded WR Demaryius Thomas last season.

Fantasy Spin: Sanders has been playing well this season and could be a better fantasy option depending on his team. Fantasy players should monitor the situation since Sanders likely will be a weekly starting option no matter his team.

From TheHuddle

Oct 18 12:50pm ET

Denver Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders finished by hauling in five of his six targets for 60 yards in the loss to Kansas City on Thursday. After dealing with a knee injury coming into this one, Sanders played the role of innocent bystander after watching quarterback Joe Flacco get slaughtered for eight sacks by the Chiefs Defense. Though this performance was a step in the right direction after compiling just two catches for nine yards during his previous two outings, he will continue to remain at the mercy of Flacco's inability to get anything going this season in addition to Courtland Sutton stepping up as the go-to receiver in Denver.

From RotoBaller

Oct 16 3:43pm ET

Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (knee) was a full participant in practice Wednesday, Oct. 16.

Fantasy Spin: Sanders should be good to go for Thursday, Oct. 17's game against the Kansas City Chiefs and can be slotted in as a WR3. He seems to have fallen behind Courtland Sutton in QB Joe Flacco's pecking order.

From TheHuddle

Oct 16 3:40pm ET

Denver Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders (knee) will play in Week 7 against the Chiefs on Thursday night after leaving the game early in Week 6, according to a source informed of the situation. Sanders played just 24 snaps in the win over the Titans, but he'll have WR3 upside in a game where the Broncos could be playing from behind all game. The 32-year-old receiver started the year strong but has taken a back seat to youngster Courtland Sutton in recent weeks. Sanders has 307 receiving yards on 25 catches with two touchdowns. He has just nine yards on two receptions the last two weeks, however.

From RotoBaller

Oct 15 6:03pm ET

Denver Broncos CB Bryce Callahan (foot) was listed as a non-participant in practice Tuesday, Oct. 15, while CB Duke Dawson (foot), OT Ja'Wuan James (knee) and DE Derek Wolfe (hip) were limited. DE Shelby Harris (ribs), OG Ronald Leary (shoulder), NT Mike Purcell (knee), WR Emmanuel Sanders (knee) and S Will Parks (wrist) were listed as full participants. All of Tuesday's listings were estimates, as Denver held a walk-through as opposed to a formal practice.

From TheHuddle

Player Transactions
  • 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
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Week 2CHI28.80119811300000
Week 3@GNB3.002100500000
Week 4JAC15.4051040900000
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Week 8CAR12.504251500000
Week 9@ARI24.2071121900000
Week 10SEA
Week 11ARI
Week 12GNB
Week 13@BAL
Week 14@NOR
Week 15ATL
Week 16LAR
Week 17@SEA