• Emmanuel Sanders (WR) #10

    Emmanuel Sanders
    ADP:Round: 7, Pick: 6
    Ht / Wt:5'11" / 180 lb.
    Born:March 17, 1987
    Drafted:2010 / Rd. 3 (82)
    Draft Team:PIT

    Injury Status - Week 18

    Not on injury report



    Has option picked up

    Monday, March 11, 9:41 AM

    The Broncos have exercised their contract option on Sanders (Achilles), guaranteeing $1.5 million of his 2019 base salary, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.


    Average Draft Position (ADP) Value

    March 22, 2019

    Emmanuel Sanders's fantasy value is measured by his average draft position (ADP) in fantasy football mock drafts. In recent drafts, Sanders's current ADP is 7.06, which indicates that his fantasy outlook is to be the 6th pick of the 7th round, and 77th selection overall.

    Emmanuel Sanders Average Draft Position

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

    Recent drafts with Emmanuel Sanders:

    Draft #DateFormatSanders's Draft Pick
    5947772 3/22/2019 Standard 80th
    5947133 3/22/2019 Standard 76th
    5947130 3/22/2019 Standard 91st
    5947041 3/22/2019 Standard 70th
    5947032 3/22/2019 Standard 82nd
    5947029 3/22/2019 Standard 76th
    5947028 3/22/2019 Standard 80th
    5946847 3/21/2019 Standard 76th
    5946844 3/21/2019 Standard 68th
    5946842 3/21/2019 Standard 68th

    Players drafted after Emmanuel Sanders:

    Carson Wentz QB PHI 7.06
    D.J. Moore WR CAR 7.06
    Drew Brees QB NO 7.06
    Baker Mayfield QB CLE 7.07
    Cam Newton QB CAR 7.07
    Nyheim Hines RB IND 7.10
    Sammy Watkins WR KC 7.10
    Austin Ekeler RB LAC 7.12
    Jared Goff QB LAR 7.12
    Philip Rivers QB LAC 7.12
    Robby Anderson WR NYJ 8.03
    Christian Kirk WR ARI 8.03
    Royce Freeman RB DEN 8.06
    Jay Ajayi RB PHI 8.06
    Jordan Howard RB CHI 8.06

    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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