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Emmanuel Sanders

27-Year-Old Wide Receiver – Denver Broncos

2014 Receiving Stats

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25

Yds

334

TD

0

Avg

13.4

Tar

33

2014 Receiving Projections

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2014 Fantasy Football Outlook

Sanders enters a crowded situation in Denver with Demaryius Thomas, Wes Welker and Julius Thomas the favorites to see most of Peyton Manning’s targets. But last year there was plenty of room for those...

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2014 ADP:  78.78

Rank (Overall): Hidden

Rank (WR): Hidden

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Bye Week:  4

HT: 5' 11"   WT: 180   DOB: 3/17/1987  College: Southern Methodist  DRAFTED: 3rd Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Emmanuel Sanders Contract Information:

Signed a three-year, $15-million deal with the Broncos in March 2014.

September 21, 2014  –  Emmanuel Sanders News

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Sanders had 11 catches on 15 targets for a career-high 149 yards in Sunday's 26-20 overtime loss at Seattle.

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Emmanuel Sanders NFL Stats
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  Receiving Rec Distance Big Rec Games Rushing Kick Ret Punt Ret Fumbles
Year Age Team G Rec Yards TD Tar Avg YPT 20+ 40+ 100+ 150+ 200+ Att Yards Avg TD Yds TD Yds TD Tot Lost
2010 23 Pit 13 28 376 2 50 13.4 7.5 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 628 0 60 0 2 1
2011 24 Pit 11 22 288 2 43 13.1 6.7 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 93 0 22 0 0 0
2012 25 Pit 16 44 626 1 74 14.2 8.5 11 0 0 0 0 1 4 4.0 0 27 0 93 0 3 2
2013 26 Pit 16 67 740 6 112 11.0 6.6 12 4 0 0 0 1 25 25.0 0 268 0 0 0 1 0
2014 27 Den 3 25 334 0 33 13.4 10.1 3 3 0 0 0 2 9 4.5 0 22 0 0 0 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Emmanuel Sanders Fantasy/Red Zone Stats
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  Fantasy Points Per Game Receiving Stats Red Zone Targets Rushing Stats Red Zone Runs
Year Age Team G Standard PPR 0.5 PPR Rec/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5 Att/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5
2010 23 Pit 13 3.8 6.0 4.9 2 29 9 6 1 0 0 0 0 0
2011 24 Pit 11 3.8 5.8 4.8 2 26 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 0
2012 25 Pit 16 4.3 7.1 5.7 3 39 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
2013 26 Pit 16 7.0 11.2 9.1 4 46 16 9 2 0 2 0 0 0
2014 27 Den 3 11.4 19.8 15.6 8 111 4 1 0 1 3 0 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Emmanuel Sanders – Playing Time Overview

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Snap Count Stats

188

Offensive Snaps in 2014

Emmanuel Sanders was on the field for 188 of his team's snaps on offense in 2014.

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Special Teams Snaps in 2014

Emmanuel Sanders was on the field for 3 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2014.

Year Off ST
2012 728 41
2013 757 22
2014 188 3
Emmanuel Sanders 2014 Game Log
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  Snap Count Receiving Rec Distance Rushing Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret Red Zone Targets Red Zone Runs
Week Opp Off ST Rec Yards TD Tar Avg 20+ 40+ Att Yards Avg TD Tot Lost Yds TD Yds TD In20 In10 In5 In20 In10 In5
1 Ind 69 2 6 77 0 9 12.8 1 1 1 11 11.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2 KC 48 0 8 108 0 9 13.5 1 1 1 -2 -2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
3 @Sea 71 1 11 149 0 15 13.5 1 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 22 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
4 BYE Bye Week
5 Ari
6 @NYJ
7 SF
8 SD
9 @NE
10 @Oak
11 @StL
12 Mia
13 @KC
14 Buf
15 @SD
16 @Cin
17 Oak

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Emmanuel Sanders  (View College Stats & News)
As Compared To Other Wide Receivers
Height:   5' 11"
BELOW AVERAGE
Weight:   180 lbs
BELOW AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.40 sec
GREAT
Shuttle Time:   4.10 sec
GREAT
Cone Drill:   6.64 sec
ELITE
Arm Length:   32.00 in
BELOW AVERAGE
Hand Length:   9.25 in
AVERAGE
Vertical Jump:   40 in
ELITE
Broad Jump:   126 in
GREAT
Bench Press:   12 reps
WEAK
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Emmanuel Sanders: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Sanders had eight catches on nine targets for a career-high 108 yards Sunday against the Chiefs.

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Sanders (thigh) caught six passes for 77 yards on nine targets in Sunday's 31-24 win over the Colts. He added 11 yards on one carry.

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Sanders (thigh) is active for Sunday's game against the Colts.

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Sanders (thigh) is listed probable for Sunday's game against the Colts after practicing fully all week, the Broncos' official site reports.

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Sanders could be moved into the slot to start the season in place of Wes Welker, who is suspended for the first four games, the Denver Post reports.

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Sanders (quad) caught five passes for 128 yards and two touchdowns on eight targets in Saturday's preseason game against the Texans.

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Sanders (quad) returned to practice Thursday, Mike Klis of the Denver Post reports.

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The report suggests that Sanders worked at full speed Thursday, which bodes well for the wideout's chances of suiting up for Saturday night's preseason game against the Texans.
Sanders (quad) did not practice Wednesday, ESPN.com reports.

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On the plus side, Sanders, who has not practiced since last Thursday and didn't play Sunday against the 49ers, was able to do some work with the team's strength and conditioning coaches off to the side on Wednesday. "We're just getting that quad back to 100 percent," coach John Fox noted. The wideout's status for Saturday's game against the Texans is thus cloudy, though there is nothing to indicate that Sanders' injury will linger into the regular season.
Sanders (thigh) will not play in Sunday's preseason game versus the 49ers, ESPN.com reports.

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Sanders missed Friday's practice with a thigh ailment, which comes after he sat out a few practices at the beginning of this week with a quadriceps injury. Following last week's zero target debut with the Broncos, Sunday represented a fresh opportunity for Sanders to improve his rapport with quarterback Peyton Manning in a game setting. Now, with Sanders ruled out, he'll have to wait another week to make his first catch as a Bronco.
Sanders (quadriceps) returned to practice Tuesday, the Denver Post reports.

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Sanders missed the past couple of practices to rest his quad and also attend to a personal matter. According to Tuesday's report, it appears the wideout has put both issues behind him. In advance of Sunday's second preseason game, expect Sanders to build on his understanding of the Broncos' offense, which could result in more playing time, especially after he wasn't targeted in Denver's exhibition opener.

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2014

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2013

With the departure of Mike Wallace, Sanders stands to inherit the Antonio Brown role. The problem is Brown is still around, and no one on the team is Wallace. At 5-11, 180, Sanders along with Brown are likely to form the smallest tandem of receivers in the league. Sanders runs a 4.4 40, and he’s got good quickness, so like Brown he's dangerous in the open field. But neither is suited to red-zone work, and with tight end Heath Miller still recovering from a major late-season knee injury, we'd have to think other receivers will be involved when the team gets near the goal line. Of course, third-round draft pick, Markus Wheaton, is yet another small, quick wideout in the Brown/Sanders mold, so maybe the Steelers are bucking the big-receiver trend on purpose.

2012

A foot injury cost Sanders five games last year, but by that point he had already been supplanted by Antonio Brown as Ben Roethlisberger’s co-favorite receiver (along with Mike Wallace). At 5-11, 180, Sanders is small, but he’s got excellent speed, running a 4.4 40 at the NFL Combine a couple years ago and good quickness. With Hines Ward retiring and Wallace unhappy, Sanders could have an opening to take on a more significant role. But chances are he opens the year as the team’s No. 3 receiver.

2011

Taken in the third round last year, Sanders progressed as the season went on, emerging as the team's third receiver behind Hines Ward and Mike Wallace. At 5-11, 180, Sanders has plenty of speed, but his lack of size limits his red-zone upside, and Wallace is the team's first option for stretching the field. Sanders broke his foot in the Super Bowl but is expected to be healthy for the start of training camp.

2010

The speedy Sanders was taken in the third round of the 2010 draft. Considering the depth the organization has at the receiver position, he'll at best battle Atwaan Randle El for the third receiver spot. The number three spot served Mike Wallace well in 2009 (756 yards, 6 touchdowns), but with the team expected to run the ball a bit more this year, odds are whoever wins the day for the third receiver role will not match Wallace's output from last year.