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Emmanuel Sanders

Emmanuel Sanders

Wide Receiver #10
Team:Denver
Ht / Wt:5'11" / 180 lb.
College:SMU
Age:32
Born:March 17, 1987
Drafted:2010 / Rd. 3 (82)
Draft Team:PIT

Emmanuel Sanders: Makes five grabs in loss

Sanders (knee) brought in five of six targets for 60 yards in the Broncos' 30-6 loss to the Chiefs on Thursday.

Analysis: Sanders was second in receptions, receiving yards and targets behind Courtland Sutton for the Broncos on the night. The veteran receiver had gone through an utterly forgettable two-game stretch coming into Thursday's contest, as he'd secured just two of four targets for nine yards combined in Weeks 5 and 6. Therefore, Sanders and fantasy managers will hope he can carry over the momentum into a Week 8 battle versus the Colts a week from Sunday.

October 17, 2019 9:18 PM EST

Emmanuel Sanders: Ready to go versus Chiefs

Sanders (knee) will suit up against the Chiefs on Thursday, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM Radio reports.

Analysis: Sanders does not have an injury designation Wednesday, indicating that he's put his knee issue behind him. The veteran wideout has been quiet the last two weeks, turning four targets into just two catches for nine yards across that stretch. Sanders will look to rebound against Kansas City's exploitable secondary.

October 16, 2019 11:51 AM EST

Emmanuel Sanders: Listed as full Tuesday

Sanders (knee) was listed as a full participant on Tuesday's injury report, Troy Renck of Denver 7 News reports.

Analysis: Earlier Tuesday, coach Vic Fangio said Sanders would return to to practice, but the fact the Broncos released an estimate indicates they didn't do much more on-field work than a walkthrough. In any case, Sanders' elevation from LP to FP is a good sign that he'll be ready to go for Thursday's game against the Chiefs. Wednesday's report will reveal his odds to do so.

October 15, 2019 2:30 PM EST

Emmanuel Sanders: In line to practice Tuesday

Coach Vic Fangio expects Sanders (knee) to practice Tuesday, Zac Stevens of TheDNVR.com reports.

Analysis: After racking up at least 80 receiving yards in three of the first four games of the season, Sanders has been held in check the last two weeks, combining for two catches (on four targets) for nine yards during that stretch. He departed Sunday's 16-0 win versus the Texans due to a knee injury, but the issue isn't believed to be a severe one, according to James Palmer of NFL Network. Sanders was listed as limited on Monday's estimated injury report, so it'll be interesting to see if he's able to progress to full participation Tuesday.

October 15, 2019 10:44 AM EST

Emmanuel Sanders: Listed as limited Monday

Sanders (knee) was listed as a limited participant in Monday's practice estimate, Nicki Jhabvala of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Sanders didn't play after halftime of Sunday's win over the Titans, and he wasn't himself during the first half. His limited participation is just an estimate since the Broncos didn't host an actual practice Monday, but it supports the the Broncos belief that he'll be ready for Thursday's game against the Chiefs. Still, fantasy gamers should keep a close eye on how Sanders practices Tuesday and Wednesday.

October 14, 2019 2:02 PM EST

Emmanuel Sanders: Knee injury seemingly not serious

Sanders' knee injury is not believed to be serious, according to James Palmer of NFL Network.

Analysis: Sanders was unable to finish Sunday's game against the Titans because of his injury, but the report indicates there is "not much concern" about his status for Week 7, even with the Broncos' next game coming Thursday night against the Chiefs. Sanders' participation, or lack thereof, in practice over the coming days figures to ultimately determine his availability for Thursday's game, but fantasy players have reason to be optimistic.

October 13, 2019 5:54 PM EST

Emmanuel Sanders: Slowed by knee issue

Sanders was forced out of Sunday's game against the Titans with a knee injury, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.

Analysis: Though Sanders wasn't listed with a designation on the Broncos' final injury report of the week, he was limited at practice Wednesday and Friday, so it's possible that he's aggravated the issue that led to those limitations. Prior to his exit from Sunday's contest, Sanders caught one pass (on three targets) for zero yards.

October 13, 2019 3:18 PM EST

Emmanuel Sanders: Full go Thursday

Sanders (knee) was a full participant at Thursday's practice, Mike Klis of NBC 9News Denver reports.

Analysis: Sanders was limited at Wednesday's session but now looks on track to play Sunday against the Titans, barring a setback. Through five games, Sanders has been effective when targeted, recording at least 80 yards in every game in which he has drawn more than five looks. Unfortunately, in the two games that Sanders received five or less targets he caught three passes combined, giving him a boom-or-bust outlook at this point in the season. He will look to put forth a strong showing against a Titans defense that ranks tenth in the NFL in passing yards allowed per game.

October 10, 2019 3:44 PM EST

Emmanuel Sanders: Listed as limited Wednesday

Sanders (knee) was one of nine players the Broncos listed as limited at Wednesday's practice, Nicki Jhabvala of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: The same applies to fellow wideout Courtland Sutton (lower leg), though at this stage there's nothing to suggest that either player is in danger of missing Sunday's game against the Titans. More of a concern for those who roster Sanders is that his production has been up and down over his last four outings. In Week five the 32-year-old hauled in his only target for nine yards.

October 9, 2019 3:17 PM EST

Emmanuel Sanders: Held to single catch

Sanders caught his lone target for a nine-yard gain during Sunday's 20-13 win over the Chargers.

Analysis: Sanders' Jekyll-and-Hyde season continued as he posted 10 yards or fewer for the second time this season. He has gone for at least 85 yards in his other three contests. Head coach Vic Fangio pointed out that Sanders still managed to help the offense with a drawn pass-interference call and noted that, after the first quarter, the offense as a whole went into a lull. Sanders has shown that he can still put up quality numbers, but the overall inconsistency of the offense and emergence of sophomore Courtland Sutton -- who has three touchdowns over his last two games -- should create a little pause before starting the veteran against a tough Titans defense.

October 7, 2019 4:01 PM EST

Emmanuel Sanders: Set for full practice

Sanders (quadriceps) said he'll be a full participant in Thursday's practice, Kyle Newman of The Denver Post reports.

Analysis: Sanders was slowed late in Sunday's 26-24 loss to the Jaguars with a quadriceps contusion and was limited Wednesday in the Broncos' first practice of Week 5 as a result. After reporting back to work Thursday, Sanders noted that his quad is feeling better, so he'll step up his activity and erase any lingering concern about his availability for this weekend's game against the Chargers. Though Sanders is still less than a year removed from undergoing Achilles' surgery, the 32-year-old has been productive as ever through four games, accruing 23 receptions for 298 yards and two scores.

October 3, 2019 11:23 AM EST

Emmanuel Sanders: Listed as limited Wednesday

Sanders (quad) was limited at practice Wednesday, Ryan O'Halloran of The Denver Post reports.

Analysis: Per Zac Stevens of BSNDenver.com, Sanders dealt with a quadriceps contusion in Sunday's loss to the Jaguars, but the wideout suggested Tuesday that he's "good" now. His limited participation Wednesday suggests that the issue still requires some maintenance, but we'd be surprised if Sanders wasn't available Sunday against the Chargers.

October 2, 2019 3:54 PM EST

Emmanuel Sanders: Tending to bruised quad

Sanders dealt with a quad contusion during Sunday's 26-24 loss to the Jaguars, Zac Stevens of BSNDenver.com reports.

Analysis: Sanders played his typical allotment of snaps en route to five catches (on nine targets) for 104 yards. Still, he relayed that the quad issue was the reason he awkwardly went to the ground near the end of the game, and afterward he "was struggling to put on my shoes." Sanders added that he's "good" as of Tuesday, but his listing on Wednesday's injury report will be one to monitor.

October 1, 2019 11:40 AM EST

Emmanuel Sanders: Tops 100 yards

Sanders hauled five of nine targets for 104 yards in Week 4 against the Jaguars.

Analysis: Sanders led the team in yards and tied a team high with nine targets. He connected with Joe Flacco on several big receptions of 13, 39, 16 and 27 yards, another clear indication that the pair have developed rapport. As a result, Sanders has now recorded at least 85 yards in three of four contests, made particularly impressive by the fact that he's returning from an Achillies injury in December of 2018. He'll look to continue his strong 2019 campaign in Week 5 in a matchup against the Chargers.

September 29, 2019 6:00 PM EST

Emmanuel Sanders: Rids himself of injury

Sanders (quadriceps) doesn't have a designation for Sunday's game versus the Jaguars, Nicki Jhabvala of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Despite limited listings on the first two Week 4 injury reports, Sanders has been cleared to operate as normal Sunday. While he slowed down a bit this past weekend in Green Bay -- two catches for 10 yards -- he showed that he still has it in the first two contests with 16 combined receptions (on 20 targets) for 184 yards and two TDs.

September 27, 2019 12:23 PM EST

Emmanuel Sanders: Another limited practice

Sanders (quadriceps) remained limited at practice Thursday, Nicki Jhabvala of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: That's two straight limited sessions for Sanders, though so far we've heard nothing to suggest that his Week 4 availability is in danger. We'll circle back on the wideout's status Friday to see if the Broncos list him as questionable for Sunday's 4:25 ET kickoff against the Jaguars, or remove him from the team's Week 4 injury report entirely.

September 26, 2019 3:13 PM EST

Emmanuel Sanders: Dealing with quad issue

Sanders (quad) was limited at practice Wednesday, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.

Analysis: Sanders was on the field for 79 percent of the Broncos' snaps on offense in Week 3's loss to the Packers, but was held to just two catches on five targets for 10 yards in the contest. Prior to that, Sanders has turned in back-to-back strong fantasy efforts and assuming his quad issue is nothing major, he'll look to rebound this weekend against at Jacksonville defense that's been pretty sturdy over the last couple of weeks.

September 25, 2019 3:17 PM EST

Emmanuel Sanders: Frustrated after 10-yard game

Sanders caught two of four passes for 10 yards during Sunday's 27-16 loss in Green Bay. He voiced his displeasure after the game, Troy Renck of Denver 7 News reports.

Analysis: It was a rough game for Sanders as, per head coach Vic Fangio, Green Bay played a ton of sub-packages -- daring Denver to run. The results were not great for Sanders, though he did have back-to-back games with at least 85 yards and a touchdown heading into Sunday. The veteran is frustrated after a series of tough losses, but he'll have to focus to rebound against a swarming Jacksonville defense.

September 22, 2019 4:09 PM EST

Emmanuel Sanders: Scores again in Week 2 loss

Sanders caught 11 of 13 targets for 98 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 16-14 loss to the Bears. He also caught a two-point conversion.

Analysis: The veteran receiver was once again Joe Flacco's top option in the passing game, with no other Denver player catching more than five passes. Sanders is clearly fully recovered from last year's Achilles injury, and while he hasn't topped 1,000 yards in a season since 2016, the 32-year-old is well on his way to getting there again.

September 15, 2019 6:05 PM EST

Emmanuel Sanders: Huge second half against Raiders

Sanders caught five of seven targets, while accounting for 86 yards and one touchdown during Monday's 24-16 loss to Oakland.

Analysis: In what was his first regular-season outing since rupturing his Achilles tendon in an early-December practice last year, Sanders emerged as the contest transitioned into crunch time. He didn't register his first catch -- a six-yard gain -- until the final two minutes of the first half, but erupted after the half-time whistle by hauling in four of his five targets for 81 yards, and catching a touchdown that helped get Denver within one possession late in the fourth quarter. Now having demonstrated rapport with quarterback Joe Flacco, Sanders rolls into a Week 2 matchup against a Bears defense that contained Davante Adams to 36 receiving yards in the season opener.

September 9, 2019 11:34 PM EST

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