• Emmanuel Sanders (WR) #10

    Emmanuel Sanders
    ADP:Round: 8, Pick: 4
    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



    Emerged as No. 1 target in 2018

    Thursday, January 3, 3:27 PM

    Sanders caught 71 of 98 targets for 868 yards and four touchdowns during an injury-shortened 2018 campaign. He added 53 yards and a touchdown on four carries and threw a 28-yard touchdown pass during the season.


    Average Draft Position (ADP) Value

    January 23, 2019

    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 8.04, which indicates that his fantasy outlook is to be the 4th pick of the 8th round, and 88th selection overall.

    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
    5705052 1/23/2019 Standard 92nd
    5704966 1/23/2019 Standard 91st
    5704745 1/23/2019 Standard 92nd
    5703780 1/23/2019 Standard 94th
    5703685 1/22/2019 Standard 92nd
    5703030 1/22/2019 Standard 94th
    5702892 1/22/2019 Standard 91st
    5702888 1/22/2019 Standard 86th

    Players drafted after Emmanuel Sanders:

    Sammy Watkins WR KC 8.06
    LeSean McCoy RB BUF 8.06
    Drew Brees QB NO 8.08
    Royce Freeman RB DEN 8.09
    Jamaal Williams RB GB 8.10
    Dion Lewis RB TEN 8.10
    Isaiah Crowell RB NYJ 8.11
    D.J. Moore WR CAR 8.11
    Adam Humphries WR TB 8.12
    Mike Williams WR LAC 9.05
    Baker Mayfield QB CLE 9.05
    Jay Ajayi RB PHI 9.08
    Christian Kirk WR ARI 9.10
    Matt Ryan QB ATL 9.10
    Jimmy Graham TE GB 9.12

    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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