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Emmanuel Sanders

29-Year-Old Wide Receiver – Denver Broncos

2016 Receiving Stats

Rec

64

Yds

858

TD

4

Avg

13.4

Tar

114

2016 Receiving Projections

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2016 Fantasy Football Outlook

Like teammate Demaryius Thomas, Sanders' production fell off last year due to the precipitous decline in quarterback play from Peyton Manning. Sanders still managed 14.9 YPC and 8.3 YPT (a far cry fro...

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2016 ADP:  75.66

Rank (Overall): Hidden

Rank (WR): Hidden

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Bye Week:  11

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, $33 million extension with the Broncos in September of 2016, with the deal running through 2019.

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Sanders was targeted nine times, recording three catches for 28 yards in Sunday's win over Jacksonville.

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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
2009 22 CFB 13 98 1339 7 13.7 - - - - - - 1 6 - 0 - - - - - -
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 16 101 1404 9 141 13.9 10.0 24 4 7 1 0 8 44 5.5 0 54 0 11 0 1 0
2015 28 DEN 15 76 1135 6 137 14.9 8.3 12 6 4 1 0 3 29 9.7 0 13 0 103 0 2 2
2016 29 DEN 12 64 858 4 114 13.4 7.5 9 2 2 1 0 1 4 4.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 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
2009 22 CFB 13 13.6 21.1 17.3 8 103 - - - 0 0 - - -
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 16 12.4 18.7 15.6 6 88 20 10 5 1 3 0 0 0
2015 28 DEN 15 10.2 15.2 12.7 5 76 8 2 1 0 2 0 0 0
2016 29 DEN 12 9.2 14.5 11.9 5 72 19 10 6 0 0 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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#1 Wide Receiver
Also Listed As:  #2 Punt Returner

Snap Count Stats

702

Offensive Snaps in 2016

Emmanuel Sanders was on the field for 702 of his team's snaps on offense in 2016.

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Special Teams Snaps in 2016

Emmanuel Sanders was on the field for 0 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2016.

Year Off ST
2014 1000 11
2015 859 53
2016 702 0
Emmanuel Sanders 2016 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 Car 50 0 5 49 0 8 9.8 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
2 Ind 60 0 3 39 0 8 13.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 2 0 0 0
3 @Cin 57 0 9 117 2 13 13.0 1 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 3 1 0 0 0
4 @TB 62 0 8 88 1 13 11.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0
5 Atl 68 0 7 80 0 9 11.4 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
6 @SD 45 0 4 40 0 6 10.0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Hou 52 0 4 86 0 8 21.5 2 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0
8 SD 58 0 4 68 0 10 17.0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 0 0 0
9 @Oak 52 0 5 47 0 11 9.4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 @NO 76 0 5 54 0 9 10.8 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
11 BYE Bye Week
12 KC 77 0 7 162 1 10 23.1 3 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
13 @Jax 45 0 3 28 0 9 9.3 0 0 1 4 4.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 @Ten
15 NE
16 @KC
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 caught seven of 10 targets for 162 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 30-27 loss to the Chiefs.

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Sanders snagged five of nine targets for 54 yards in Sunday's win over the Saints.

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Sanders caught five of 11 targets for 47 yards in Sunday's 30-20 loss to the Raiders.

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Sanders nabbed four of 10 targets for 68 yards in Sunday's win over the Chargers.

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Sanders caught four passes (on eight targets) for 86 yards in Monday night's win over the Texans.

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Sanders (hip) practiced fully Thursday.

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Sanders (hip) practiced Tuesday, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.

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Sanders, who suffered a hip injury following a fourth-quarter catch in Thursday's loss to the Chargers, was reportedly feeling better Friday.

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Sanders secured four of six targets for 40 yards in Thursday's 21-13 loss to the Chargers.

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Sanders reeled in seven of nine targets for 80 yards and fumbled during Sunday's loss to Atlanta.

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Sanders caught eight of 13 targets for 88 yards and a score in Sunday's win over Tampa Bay.

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Sanders caught nine of 13 targets for 117 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's win over the Bengals.

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Sanders is frustrated by a lack of passes coming his way and believes that changes in play-calling might be necessary if the offense doesn't start clicking, ESPN.com reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2016

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2015

Improvement from Sanders was expected in his new environment, but hardly to this extent. Paired with Peyton Manning, Sanders finished fourth in the league with 101 receptions, tied for third for catches of 20 or more yards (24), fifth in YPT and fifth in receiving yards. The 5-11, 180-pounder also saw 20 red-zone targets (T-10th) and 10 targets inside the 10 (T-7th). Manning and the Broncos aren't shy about using small, quick receivers from in close as they did with Wes Welker in 2013, and Sanders is essentially a younger version with more long speed (4.40 40) and explosiveness. Sanders' opportunity and red-zone upside are capped by playing opposite a target monster in Demaryius Thomas, and there's some chance Manning will drop off at age 39. But unless second-year man Cody Latimer takes a huge leap forward, the Broncos suddenly lack depth at receiver, and Sanders is virtually assured a sizable piece of the Denver passing game. The acquisition of injury-prone Owen Daniels to replace the departed Julius Thomas at tight end probably won't affect Sanders much, either.

2014

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 three and Eric Decker, and now there’s a 136-target void to be filled. Sanders should see at least some of those targets, though the Broncos also drafted Cody Latimer in the second round. At 5-11, 180 and running a 4.40, Sanders is small, fast and quick, a completely different style of receiver than Decker and as such probably won’t see many of Decker’s 23 red-zone targets. But anyone projected for a significant role in Peyton Manning’s passing game needs to be considered, and should something happen to the 33-year old Welker, Sanders would be the favorite to take on his role.

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.