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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: 10

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

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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
Sep 18 7:13pm ET

Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (non-injury) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 18.

Fantasy Spin: The Broncos likely were giving Sanders some time off during practice so he was listed as limited. Sanders has caught 16 of his 20 targets over the first two games and has posted 184 yards and two touchdowns during that span. Fantasy players can consider him a No. 2 receiver in leagues this week.

From TheHuddle

Sep 17 4:25pm ET

Broncos' WR Emmanuel Sanders scored 28.80 fantasy points in Sunday's Week 2 loss against the Bears. Sanders caught 11 passes for 98 yards with one touchdown.

Sep 16 6:50am ET

Denver Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders pulled in 11 of his 13 targets for 98 yards and a touchdown during the Week 2 loss to the Bears. It was Sanders second game in a row in which he has scored while also accounting for both of quarterback Joe Flaccos touchdowns on the year. He will continue to have his number called by Flacco and should retain his must-start designation (in most leagues) in the weeks ahead. Keep him rolling.

From RotoBaller

Sep 16 2:43am ET

Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders tallied 11 receptions for 98 yards and a touchdown against the Chicago Bears in Week 2. Sanders also caught a pass for a two-point conversion.

Fantasy Spin: Denver has two touchdowns this season. Sanders has both of them. He's a steady performer and someone that Joe Flacco obviously trusts -- his 13 targets were nearly double anyone else in Week 2. Keep Sanders in your lineup as a solid WR3.

From TheHuddle

Sep 15 8:30pm ET

Broncos' WR Emmanuel Sanders had 11 receptions for 98 yards with one touchdown in Sunday's loss against the Bears.

Sep 10 2:00am ET

Denver Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders lived up to the preseason talk that he had fully recovered from his offseason achilles injury. The veteran receiver looked healthy on the field, hauling in the lone touchdown catch for his team, and burning the Oakland Raiders Defense for a 53-yard grab down the middle of the field. Sanders final stat line of the night was five receptions for 86 yards and one touchdown. The longest-tenured Broncos receiver will be a flex option at best in a matchup with the Chicago Bears next week, who have one of the best secondary's in the league.

From RotoBaller

Sep 10 1:53am ET

Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders finished with five grabs for 86 yards and a touchdown on seven targets in Week 1 against the Oakland Raiders.

Fantasy Spin: It was a tough season for Sanders in 2018, and it ended with an injury. He is back healthy, and he looked like his former self. Courtland Sutton might end up as the No. 1 receiver in this offense by season's end, but right now that's still Sanders' spot. He remains a decent WR3 or flex fantasy option in most formats. The Broncos host the Bears in Week 2.

From TheHuddle

Sep 1 5:40pm ET

Denver Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders is coming off of an Achilles injury that he has slowly worked his way back from this offseason but looked to be full speed in limited action this preseason. Sanders has been the clear lead receiver in Denver for the past few years, but the young bucks on the roster are coming after his spot this season. However, Sanders enters the season as the lead receiver and should see a good amount of production from his new quarterback, Joe Flacco. The veteran receiver could be looked at as a flex play in deep leagues for week one.

From RotoBaller

Aug 20 3:00pm ET

Denver Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders returned to action on Monday night against the San Francisco 49ers, coming off an Achilles injury over the offseason. Sanders showed no signs of losing steps from his injury, as he hauled in one target for eight yards, as well as tallied 19 rushing yards on an end-around run that silenced any doubters of his week one outlook. The veteran wide receiver looks to solidify his spot as the Broncos WR1, as the two young bucks behind him on the roster are vying for his job.

From RotoBaller

Aug 20 12:33am ET

Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (ankles) made his preseason debut against the San Francisco 49ers on Monday, Aug. 19, returning from double ankle surgery. He had a five-yard catch, a 19-yard run on a reverse and one long reception called back due to penalty.

Fantasy Spin: It was a successful return to game action for Sanders, and he looked good, particularly on the reverse which saw him juke his way to a solid gainer while putting stress on those ankles. He heads into 2019 as a low-end WR4 in most fantasy formats, and he'll be jockeying with emerging stud Courtland Sutton for the No. 1 job in the Mile High City.

From TheHuddle

Aug 19 1:13pm ET

Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (Achilles) will play Monday, Aug. 19, in his first game since tearing his Achilles' tendon last December.

Fantasy Spin: Sanders' ADP has dropped considerably from his usual career levels; he's going in the middle of the 10th round on average as a WR4. He still figures to be the Broncos' lead receiver in a group including sophomores Courtland Sutton and DaeSean Hamilton, and rookie Juwann Winfree. He could prove to be one of the best steals in 2019 drafts.

From TheHuddle

Aug 18 3:30pm ET

Denver Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders anticipates that he will be able to play week one, as the Broncos take on the Raiders in Oakland. Sanders season ended early last year due to an Achilles injury, but he has eased his way into practice this offseason and seems to be ready to go for 2019. The veteran receiver will have to be on his A-game to keep his role as the primary receiver in Denver, as the young guns alongside him fight for his job.

From RotoBaller

Aug 13 2:13pm ET

Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (Achilles) said Tuesday, Aug. 13, he doesn't believe he'll be on a snap-count limit come Week 1 of the regular season.

Fantasy Spin: Sanders has tumbled down the WR ranks due to last season's injury and age (32), but he continues to appear well ahead of schedule in training camp. It's a very real possibility that he winds up leading the Broncos in receiving and proves to be an extremely valuable late-draft fantasy pickup.

From TheHuddle

Aug 12 9:23pm ET

Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (Achilles, ankle) said he underwent surgery on his right ankle during the offseason. Sanders said he dealt with problems with his ankle for the last two seasons.

Fantasy Spin: Sanders appears to be making good progress in his recovery and should be ready for the start of the regular season. He is on track to be the No. 1 receiver for the Broncos in 2019 and can be considered a No. 2 or No. 3 receiver in fantasy leagues.

From TheHuddle

Aug 12 3:23pm ET

Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (Achilles) is expected to play at some point during the preseason, according to head coach Vic Fangio. Sanders was a full participant in 11-on-11 practice Monday, Aug. 12.

From TheHuddle

Aug 4 1:03pm ET

Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (Achilles) saw 'quite a bit' of playing time during the team's 11-on-11 drills Sunday, Aug. 4, at training camp.

Fantasy Spin: Sanders continues to be ahead of the timeline in his return from a ruptured Achilles and could prove to be a bargain at his current WR5 ADP.

From TheHuddle

Jul 29 8:03pm ET

Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (Achilles) participated in team drills during practice Monday, July 29.

Fantasy Spin: Sanders probably will not play in any preseason games but appears to be on track for the start of the regular season. He has a chance to be at least a No. 3 receiver in fantasy leagues if he is healthy.

From TheHuddle

Jul 24 8:53pm ET

Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (Achilles) participate in some snaps during seven-on-seven drills Wednesday, July 24. Head coach Vic Fangio said he hopes Sanders will be able to do more and more as camp goes on.

Fantasy Spin: Sanders appears to be making solid progress in his recovery but probably will not play in a game until the regular season. He will be the main target in the passing game if he is healthy and can be a No. 3 receiver in some fantasy leagues.

From TheHuddle

Jul 21 9:43pm ET

Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (Achilles) continues to participate in the early portions of practice with the team before leaving to work with trainers, head coach Vic Fangio said Sunday. July 21. 'It's a slow but sure process,' Fangio said. 'Everything is good so far. He's where we expected him to be and even a little bit more.'

Fantasy Spin: While Sanders continues to make progress, it seems unlikely he is going to be top form by Week 1. If you are willing to be patient, he could become a solid WR3 by the end of the year.

From TheHuddle

Jul 18 3:43pm ET

Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (Achilles) didn't participate in team periods at practice Thursday, July 18, but told NFL Network's James Palmer he could do them if he was allowed by the coaches and training staff. Sanders is expected to a 'full go' for practice in two to three weeks, according to Palmer.

Fantasy Spin: To be clear, clearance for full practice does not necessarily mean he is fully healthy. With that said, Sanders seems to be well ahead of schedule from the Achilles tear that ended his season just over eight months ago. At this point, the only question would appear to be if he'll see any action during preseason games; there seems to be no indication he's in any danger to miss Week 1. Nevertheless, owners should not expect him to begin this season at the same peak form he exhibited throughout most of 2018.

From TheHuddle

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)
NFL Week
2019 Season0.001618422000000
Week 1@OAK17.105861700000
Week 2CHI23.30119811300000
Week 3@GNB
Week 4JAC
Week 5@LAC
Week 6TEN
Week 7KAN
Week 8@IND
Week 9CLE
Week 10bye
Week 11@MIN
Week 12@BUF
Week 13LAC
Week 14@HOU
Week 15@KAN
Week 16DET
Week 17OAK