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Emmanuel Sanders

30-Year-Old Wide Receiver – Denver Broncos

2017 Receiving Stats

Rec

40

Yds

487

TD

2

Avg

12.2

Tar

83

2017 Receiving Projections

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2017 Fantasy Football Outlook

Like Demaryius Thomas, Sanders benefits greatly from the Broncos' narrow passing tree. Without a reliable third receiver, no pass-catching TE of which to speak and with backs who catch passes occasion...

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2017 ADP:  77.67

Rank (Overall): Hidden

Rank (WR): Hidden

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Bye Week:  5

HT: 5' 11"   WT: 180   DOB: 3/16/1987  College: SMU  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.

December 12, 2017  –  Emmanuel Sanders News

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Sanders converted his five targets during Sunday's 23-0 win over the Jets into a single 15-yard catch.

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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 0 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 16 79 1032 5 137 13.1 7.5 12 2 3 1 0 1 4 4.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2017 30 DEN 11 40 487 2 83 12.2 5.9 10 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0
2017 Proj 30 DEN Subscribe now to see our 2017 projections for Emmanuel Sanders

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 16 8.4 13.3 10.8 5 65 22 11 7 0 0 0 0 0
2017 30 DEN 11 5.5 9.2 7.3 4 44 10 5 2 0 0 0 0 0
2017 Proj 30 DEN Subscribe now to see our 2017 projections for Emmanuel Sanders

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Emmanuel Sanders – Playing Time Overview

Snap Count Stats

596

Offensive Snaps in 2017

Emmanuel Sanders was on the field for 596 of his team's snaps on offense in 2017.

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Special Teams Snaps in 2017

Emmanuel Sanders was on the field for 2 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2017.

Year Off ST
2015 859 53
2016 868 0
2017 596 2
Emmanuel Sanders 2017 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 LAC 53 0 3 26 0 6 8.7 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0
2 Dal 69 0 6 62 2 8 10.3 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 0
3 @Buf 62 0 7 75 0 15 10.7 2 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Oak 48 0 4 27 0 5 6.8 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0
5 BYE Bye Week
6 NYG 50 0 5 76 0 8 15.2 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 @LAC
8 @KC
9 @Phi 29 0 1 30 0 5 30.0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
10 NE 55 0 6 137 0 11 22.8 4 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
11 Cin 76 2 2 15 0 8 7.5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 @Oak 50 0 3 12 0 6 4.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 @Mia 57 0 2 11 0 7 5.5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 NYJ 47 0 1 16 0 4 16.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
15 @Ind
16 @Was
17 KC

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 (ankle) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Jets.

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Sanders (ankle), who is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Jets, will play in the contest, a source informed Adam Schefter of ESPN.

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Broncos head coach Vance Joseph confirmed that Sanders (ankle) is expected to play in Sunday's game against the Jets, Jeff Legwold of ESPN.com reports.

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Sanders (ankle) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Jets, Nicki Jhabvala of The Denver Post reports.

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Sanders (ankle) practiced fully Thursday.

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Sanders (ankle) didn't practice Wednesday.

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Sanders (ankle) brought in two of seven targets for 11 yards in Sunday's 35-9 loss to the Dolphins.

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Sanders (ankle) practiced fully Thursday.

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Sanders (ankle) was an observer at Wednesday's practice, Nicki Jhabvala of The Denver Post reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

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2016

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 from his 10.0 YPT in 2014) and, like Thomas, scored six TDs, only on 40 fewer targets and 12 fewer red-zone ones. Sanders increased his catches of 40-plus yards (six last year, four in 2014), but, more significantly, his catches of 20-plus decreased from 24 to 12. At 5-11, 180, with 4.40 speed, excellent quickness and good hands, Sanders is still capable of big plays, but the Broncos' offense was decidedly less explosive in 2015. While Mark Sanchez – or whoever gets the bulk of the team's snaps this year – will be a major upgrade from 2015 Manning; the days of the record-shattering Broncos offense are long gone. And if the Broncos' defense is anywhere near as good as last year's, Denver might find itself running more. Nonetheless, there's little depth beyond Thomas and Sanders, so a repeat of something approaching last year's target volume is likely.

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.