Once Mike Wallace became a free agent, Steelers WR Emmanuel Sanders slid up the depth chart by default. Whether he broke training camp as the top dog having yet to be seen, his role was bound to increase. Now, we know how far the team expects it to increase.
"They're expecting 70 catches for 1,000 yards, and that's the same thing that I expect for myself," Sanders said.
We currently project Sanders for 58-863-5.5, though there is certainly room in the Pittsburgh offense for a 70-catch, 1000-yard season now that Wallace is in South Beach. If he does reach those benchmarks, he'll be a fantasy WR3 in 2013. He looks like a nice pick in the 10th/11th round.