• Emmanuel Sanders (WR) #10

    Emmanuel Sanders
    ADP:Round: 7, Pick: 7
    Ht / Wt:5'11" / 180 lb.
    Born:March 17, 1987
    Drafted:2010 / Rd. 3 (82)
    Draft Team:PIT

    Injury Status - Week 17

    Not on injury report



    Emmanuel Sanders Making Progress In Rehab

    Friday, February 23, 2:52 PM

    Denver Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders (ankle) said he is making progress in his rehab for his ankle injury. "It's going well, my ankle is recovering. It got damaged on a tackle and it lingered. Right now, I feel like I'm 95 percent," Sanders said. It's good news, and Sanders should be ready to roll for training camp this summer. His 2017 was largely a disappointment for his fantasy owners, but the ankle likely played a big role. That and the fact that the Broncos couldn't field a capable quarterback all year. Whether Sanders bounces back in 2018 will largely depend on who the Broncos employ under center.


    Average Draft Position (ADP) Value

    July 18, 2018

    Emmanuel Sanders's fantasy value is measured by his average draft position (ADP) in fantasy football drafts. In recent drafts, Sanders's current ADP is 7.07, which indicates that his fantasy outlook is to be the 7th pick of the 7th round, and 79th selection overall.

    Data from fantasy football 12-team standard scoring average draft position data, based off of the latest fantasy football mock drafts.


    2016 Season Stats

    Rec Rec Yds Rec TD Ru Att Ru Yds Ru TD
    79 1,032 5 1 4 0

    Recent drafts with Emmanuel Sanders:

    Draft #DateFormatSanders's Draft Pick
    4937329 7/18/2018 Standard 82nd
    4937328 7/18/2018 Standard 83rd
    4937308 7/18/2018 Standard 81st
    4937307 7/18/2018 Standard 89th
    4937285 7/18/2018 Standard 83rd
    4937284 7/18/2018 Standard 84th
    4937264 7/18/2018 Standard 89th
    4937263 7/18/2018 Standard 82nd
    4937243 7/18/2018 Standard 86th
    4937242 7/18/2018 Standard 81st

    Players drafted after Emmanuel Sanders:

    Devin Funchess WR CAR 7.09
    Jimmy Garoppolo QB SF 7.09
    Tarik Cohen RB CHI 7.10
    Trey Burton TE CHI 7.11
    Julian Edelman WR NE 7.11
    Jamaal Williams RB GB 7.12
    CJ Anderson RB CAR 8.03
    Isaiah Crowell RB NYJ 8.03
    Nick Chubb RB CLE 8.04
    Jordan Reed TE WAS 8.05
    Marquise Goodwin WR SF 8.05
    Aaron Jones RB GB 8.06
    Jacksonville Defense DEF JAX 8.07
    Matthew Stafford QB DET 8.09
    Chris Thompson RB WAS 8.09

    Emmanuel Sanders Biography

    Emmanuel Sanders is an NFL receiver for the Denver Broncos. Sanders, 29, has played seven professional seasons and has developed a reputation for being a gritty, shifty receiver who can make catches with heavy defensive pressure.

    Childhood and high school

    Sanders grew up in a small Texas town called Bellville, that is situated about halfway between Houston and Austin. At Bellville High School, has a star in football, basketball, baseball and track. On the gridiron, he played wide receiver, running back and safety. As as senior, he merited team MVP and Tri-County Offensive Player of the Year.

    A class of 2005 recruit, Sanders was ranked a two-star prospect by 247 Sports. He committed on Feb. 2 to play football at Southern Methodist University.


    At SMU, Sanders was a highly valuable receiving target all four years. He caught nine touchdown passes in each of his first three seasons and seven as a senior. He gradually neared the 1,000-yard mark his first three seasons with the Mustangs before going for 1,339 receiving yards—a Conference USA record—on 98 receptions.

    Sanders was named All-Conference USA as a junior and senior.

    In 2009, Sanders led SMU to an eight-win season and a win over Nevada in the Sheraton Hawaii Bowl. He had seven catches for 124 yards and a touchdown in that game.

    Emmanuel Sanders college highlights

    NFL Draft

    The play-making ability of Sanders was on full display in his SMU film, but NFL scouts knew the undersized receiver would be a risk. They wondered whether Sanders had the height and strength to make plays in the middle of NFL defenses. In the NFL Draft Combine, he put up a 39.5 inch vertical and ran a 4.41 40 time.

    The Pittsburgh Steelers selected Sanders with the 82nd overall pick in the third round of the 2010 NFL Draft. He was the seventh wide receiver selected.

    2015 NFL Season

    Leading up to 2015, Sanders had gone from a rookie season and second year that weren't predictive of the future success that he would have. A couple of better years with Pittsburgh led to his breakout season of 1,404 receiving yards and nine touchdowns with Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos in 2014. 

    He backed that up by reeling in 76 receptions for 1,135 yards and six touchdowns in 2015. Sanders had four games with 100-plus receiving yards and another with 99. Denver won 11 regular season games and went on to win the Super Bowl 24-10, with Sanders catching six passes for 83 yards against the NFC champion Carolina Panthers.

    Emmanuel Sanders 2015 NFL Highlights

    2016 NFL Season

    At the beginning of 2016, Sanders signed a three-year contract extension with the Broncos and will make an $11 million salary each year. He backed it up with his third-straight 1,000-yard season, as he pulled in 79 receptions for 1,032 yards and five touchdowns—primarily from quarterback Trevor Siemian. Sanders led Denver in receiving yards in six games.

    The Broncos failed to make the playoffs, but Sanders made his second career Pro Bowl team.

    Personal Life

    Sanders' wife Gabriella filed for divorce just weeks before the couple's second child was born on Dec. 13, 2016. However, the divorce has not been reported as finalized and Sanders was present with his wife for the birth. Most of the things coming from his Twitter handle, @ESanders_10, are retweets.


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