Emmanuel Sanders Fantasy News

Friday, December 2, 2016, 6:13pm

Broncos QB Trevor Siemian (foot, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 13. As uninspiring as Siemian's play was at times, he has a solid 7.4 YPA and has thrown 1.5 TD per game. Paxton Lynch is a downgrade for both Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders, though both receivers had solid outings -- 5-49-1 and 7-80, respectively -- when Lynch started against the Falcons.

Friday, December 2, 2016, 6:13pm

Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (thumb) took full practice reps all week. He was removed from the injury report so he’s good to go.

Thursday, December 1, 2016, 6:10pm

Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (thumb) took full practice reps again Thursday. Sanders should be able to play through the thumb injury.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016, 6:36pm

Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (thumb) practiced fully Wednesday. Sanders should be able to play through the thumb injury.

Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders active vs. Texans

Monday, October 24, 2016, 7:25pm

Broncos Inactives
Austin Davis QB
Lorenzo Doss CB
Shiloh Keo DB
Cody Latimer WR
Connor McGovern OG
Billy Turner OG
DeMarcus Ware OLB

Related players: Emmanuel Sanders

Fantasy Impact:

Sanders was a full go on Friday despite battling a hip injury and will play in Week 7.

Friday, October 21, 2016, 6:26pm

Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (hip) took full practice reps again Friday. Sanders should be out there against the Texans.

Thursday, October 20, 2016, 6:10pm

Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (hip) took full practice reps Thursday. Sanders is expected to play.

Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (hip) practices Tuesday

Tuesday, October 18, 2016, 4:36pm

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

Mike Klis of 9news.com reports that receiver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders is practicing on Tuesday, despite a hip injury suffered five days ago against the Chargers.

Fantasy Impact:

With six days until the next game, which is Monday night, Sanders has even more time to heal. No official practice report is due from the team until Thursday, so it won’t be known whether he’s limited in practice until then.

Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders says 'there's some frustration' with his role

Thursday, September 22, 2016, 11:18am

ESPN - [Full Article]

Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders on his role:

"There's some frustration, but it's hard to be frustrated when you’re sitting here 2-0," Sanders said. "I can sit up here and make it all about me and Demaryius, how we're used to having 100-yard games, we're used to scoring touchdowns and we're used to doing this. But we're sitting here 2-0 ... Individually, I would like to have my highlights on ESPN, yeah, I would like to have 100-yard games, be ranked top five, but we're sitting here 2-0 ... I'm waiting for that big game, Demaryius is waiting for that big game -- we know it’s going to come."

Neither Sanders nor Thomas has a touchdown reception in the Broncos' first two games and Sanders hasn't topped 50 yards receiving in a game. In the Broncos' win over the Colts this past Sunday, Sanders had three receptions in the Broncos' first seven plays from scrimmage, then didn't have another catch in the game.

Sanders went as far as to say Wednesday "that at some point if what we're doing isn't working" the Broncos might have to "change" some of their play-calls.

Fantasy Impact:

As Sanders said, it's hard to be too worried about personal statistics when the team is 2-0. Quarterback has and will be an issue for the Broncos all season, but there should be enough volume to support two fantasy receivers.

Broncos extend WR Emmanuel Sanders through 2019

Wednesday, September 7, 2016, 11:59pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

The Denver Broncos on Wednesday agreed to a three-year extension with wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders.

Terms were not disclosed, but a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter that Sanders' contract is worth $33 million, with $27 million fully guaranteed.

Fantasy Impact:

Sanders is one of the best WR2s in the league, though his fantasy stock is down a bit this year thanks to the team's quarterback issues.

Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders contract still unsettled

Saturday, September 3, 2016, 8:48pm

Denver Post - [Full Article]

The Broncos will enter the regular season Thursday with their highest-price contract question still looming. Wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders, whose three-year, $15 million deal ends this season, will start his contract year with his future on the line.

“We wanted to hear something back last Sunday and haven’t heard anything from them,” Broncos general manager John Elway said of Sanders and his agent. “That’s kind of where it is.”

Fantasy Impact:

On Thursday, the Los Angeles Rams signed receiver Tavon Austin to a four-year contract with $30 million guaranteed. It suddenly changed the terms on Sanders’ negotiations, raising his market value. In the past two years, Sanders has 177 receptions for 2,539 yards. Austin has 77 catches for 715 yards over the same span. Indirectly, the story said, Austin’s deal with the Rams eventually may price Sanders out of Denver.

Top-two Bronco QBs could have zero NFL experience

Monday, August 29, 2016, 8:37am

ESPN - [Full Article]

Trevor Siemian looked confident and comfortable running the offense. And the Broncos will like the touchdown drive Siemian led, as well as the drive for a field goal just before halftime that featured a 43-yard completion to Demaryius Thomas. They won't be as thrilled with his near interception -- it was dropped by Rams’ safety Christian Bryant and was a far worse decision than his actual interception -- when Siemian tried to jam a pass into tight quarters to wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders.

Overall, Siemian looked like the guy who believes he can -- and will -- be the team's starter.

Paxton Lynch's entry into the game came at halftime.

Fantasy Impact:

All this means Mark Sanchez's roster spot could be tenuous. Sanchez did not play on Saturday. On the business side, he would count $4.5 million against the salary cap and the Broncos don't have to surrender a conditional draft pick to the Philadelphia Eagles if Sanchez is not on the roster to open the season. The story added the team wants to name a starting QB this week.

Broncos WR3 job up for grabs

Saturday, August 6, 2016, 9:52am

ESPN - [Full Article]

Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders are locked in as the top-two WRs for the Broncos.

Bennie Fowler has gone from the Broncos’ practice squad in 2014 to the guy who looks like the solid No. 3 receiver on the defending Super Bowl champions.

And Cody Latimer, the Broncos’ second-round pick in the 2014 draft, has crossed some football valleys and has slowly started to show the potential the Broncos believe he has always had. He has battled confidence issues at times, struggled with some assignments and arrived to his third season with eight career catches.

Add it up and the remainder of the wide receiver group could be scrapping for one spot. Jordan Norwood, Jordan Taylor, Kalif Raymond, DeVier Posey, Bralon Addison and Mose Frazier all have had their practice moments.

Fantasy Impact:

Latimer has made himself into one of the best special teams players on the roster, the story said. That seems to indicate he'll have a roster spot. Of course, the QB situation is still up in the which hurts the value of all the Bronco WRs right now. But whomever wins the WR3 job will at least be worth noting.

Broncos Beat: Emmanuel Sanders has best day yet

Monday, August 1, 2016, 6:17pm

Denver Post - [Full Article]

Emmanuel Sanders wants a new contract, that’s no secret. But the Broncos’ explosive receiver is performing at top-level and not holding anything back so far in training camp. Monday was his best day yet, he seemed to be on the back-end of nearly every touchdown pass.

Sanders beat cornerback Bradley Roby during seven-on-seven drills on a fade route for six on a perfectly placed pass from quarterback Mark Sanchez. The next session he caught Trevor Siemian’s best ball of the day in the back of the end zone. He immediately got up and high-fived the crowd pumping them up.

Fantasy Impact:

The story said he's making a case for a big contract extension, but we did report a few weeks ago it may not come with the Broncos, according to a writer who follows the team. Sanders finished the season as the #19 receiver in PPR (#18 in standard), and enjoyed the 14th-most targets at his position. He didn’t have good quarterback play last year, but this season could be worse given the Broncos’ situation at the position.

Denver deep at WR

Sunday, July 31, 2016, 7:44pm

Fox Sports - [Full Article]

Last year, there were Denver Pro Bowlers Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders and not much else, as those two pass catchers accounted for 80 percent of the team's production at wide receiver.

This year, coaches are excited about the leaps being made by holdovers Bennie Fowler, Jordan Norwood and Cody Latimer, all of whom stepped it up in the playoffs and are now vying for the No. 3 receiver job this summer.

They're joined by two free agent acquisitions familiar with Kubiak's system in DeVier Posey and Marlon Brown.

''I've said from day one: that really has the chance to be the strength of our team,'' HC Gary Kubiak said Sunday. ''It's going to be really hard to make our team at that position.''

Fantasy Impact:

The bad news is the QB position is up in air right now. Mark Sanchez could be the starter and has been inconsistent through most of his career but especially as of late with the Eagles. The battle for the team's WR3 spot could have some fantasy impact so it's worth monitoring.

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