Emmanuel Sanders, WR Denver Broncos

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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.

Scouting Report

Fantasy Upside
Heading in to a contract year, Emmanuel Sanders is coming off of a season in which he caught 76 passes for over 1,100 yards and six TDs. His two years with the Broncos have been the best of his career, totaling 177 grabs for over 2,500 yards and 15 scores. He seems to take a pounding on the field, but has missed just one game the past four years.

Fantasy Downside
Between Peyton Manning and Brock Osweiler last season, Emmanuel saw his reception total drop from 101 in ’14 to 76. The decline may continue this season, as Denver is expected to be a run-first, ball controlling offense, and will likely have more uncertainties at QB again.

Bottom Line
Even with Marc Sanchez or Trevor Siemian at QB for most of the season, Sanders is still at top-30 fantasy WR. He should finish near 1,000 yards and score at least six times. We project Emmanuel to be selected around the six or seventh round of your fantasy draft.

2016 Strength of Schedule - DEN
W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17
12
CAR
23
IND
8
@CIN
17
@TB
2
ATL
6
@SD
4
HOU
6
SD
7
@OAK
27
@NO
BYE32
KC
10
@JAX
19
@TEN
16
NE
32
@KC
7
OAK

Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.

2015 Game Stats
WeekOppRecRecYdsRecTDTgtsYPCRuAttRuYdsRuTDFumYPRSnaps%
1BAL8650128.120000-72/7793.51%
2KC88721410.8810000.0068/7393.15%
3DET6870914.500000-63/6596.92%
4MIN3680622.670000-52/5791.23%
5OAK911101212.330000-55/5894.83%
6CLE410911227.250000-69/8482.14%
7BYE------------
8GB2220511.000000-58/6786.57%
9IND69011115.000000-43/5282.69%
10KC0000-0000-23/7231.94%
11CHI------------
12NE61130918.830000-63/7979.75%
13SD319086.3315005.0055/6979.71%
14OAK217068.500001-66/8082.50%
15PIT1018111618.101240024.0064/7783.12%
16CIN4671516.750000-54/6583.08%
17SD5990819.800001-55/6683.33%
Per game5.0775.670.408.8714.930.201.9300.139.6757.33/69.4082.96%
Totals761135613314.93329029.67860/104182.96%

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