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Thursday, September 22, 2016, 11:18am
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.
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.
Posted by Scot Berggren
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 10:32am
Week 3 at Cincinnati
For the second-straight game Emmanuel Sanders got off to a good start last week in the win over the Colts, but he finished with just three receptions for 39 yards. He was targeted a team-high eight times, however did not register a grab after the first quarter. In the first two games, Emmanuel has eight catches, but for only 88 yards and no scores. The Denver passing attack, while efficient, has not featured the deep ball, which is an important part of Sanders’ game. The Bengals defense has allowed an average of 219 passing yards in the first two contests, so you may want to be cautious about starting Emmanuel this week.
2016 Strength of Schedule - DEN
Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.
2016 Game Stats
|Per game||5.67||68.33||0.67||9.67||12.06||0||0||0||0||0.00||55.67/65.33||85.26% |