Emmanuel Sanders Fantasy News
Markus Wheaton likely to start
Saturday, April 12, 2014, 8:55pm
Wheaton will be fantasy relevant with a big jump in snaps and targets and a solid QB throwing him the ball.
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Steelers sign Lance Moore to a two-year deal
Friday, March 21, 2014, 8:40pm
Broncos exercise option on Wes Welker
Monday, March 17, 2014, 10:16am
Denver has exercised its 2014 option on Wes Welker, who will make $8 million (including bonuses) at age 33 this fall, and then become a free agent for what might be one final (minor) payday in 2015.
How the Broncos likely will line their receivers up in 2014: Julius Thomas tight to the formation, either left or right; Demaryius Thomas split wide, either left or right; Welker most often in the slot; and Emmanuel Sanders mostly opposite Demaryius Thomas. But here’s the changeup: Sanders started in the slot 11 times for Pittsburgh in 2012 before moving mostly outside in 2013. One of the things offensive coordinator Adam Gase likes to do is move Welker around so he doesn’t get beat up too much in the slot, so don’t be surprised to see Sanders learning all the spots.
Welker should post similar numbers in 2014 if he can stay healthy. He was #20 in standard formats and #21 in PPR. On a per game basis, he was #16 and #17, respectively.
Broncos expected to sign Emmanuel Sanders
Saturday, March 15, 2014, 10:18pm
Emmanuel Sanders has not yet signed due to injury concerns
Saturday, March 15, 2014, 10:11am
Emmanuel Sanders has been crisscrossing the country visiting teams this week, but the former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver might not get the kind of contract he covets because of medical concerns, a source told ESPN.com.
Sanders has a screw in each foot, stemming from injuries he sustained in the Super Bowl following the 2010 season, and teams might be leery of signing the four-year veteran to a long-term deal.
Sanders hasn't missed a game in the last two seasons, but teams are understandably concerned about the screws in his feet.
Steelers unlikely to re-sign Emmanuel Sanders
Thursday, February 13, 2014, 10:47am
"I think they will stick with what they have, plus draft a tall receiver in the first or second round. I think they will let Sanders leave in free agency for a number of reasons and are perfectly comfortable thinking Markus Wheaton will not only replace him, but also be a much better receiver. Their intent is to take a tall receiver early -- they have already indicated that to Ben Roethlisberger -- another indication that Sanders will be gone."
Tuesday, December 24, 2013, 12:05pm
Steelers wide receiver Markus Wheaton, who played for Emmanuel Sanders in the second half at Green Bay, broke a finger against the Packers but will try to play through the injury with a splint. The rookie will also tape the ailing digit to another finger.
Tuesday, December 24, 2013, 12:04pm
Sanders did not play in the second half after scoring a touchdown and setting up a field goal with a 47-yard kick return. An MRI did not reveal any serious damage to Sanders' knee. He was injured while running a pattern on the muddy playing surface at Lambeau Field. Sanders sprained his lateral meniscus.
Monday, December 23, 2013, 8:31am
The pieced pointed out that it could be Sanders' last game with the team if they don't advance to the playoffs. And if he misses Week 17, rookie Markus Wheaton would get the start.