Terrible news: Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders has torn Achilles, per source. Happened right in front of me at practice. He was cutting in on shallow in-route against air when he went down.
The Broncos will probably utilize a raw three-receiver set consisting of Courtland Sutton and the 6’4” Tim Patrick outside, and DaeSean Hamilton playing for Sanders in the slot. It’s an upgrade for all three players, but it’s hard to get too excited about Patrick or Hamilton given the combined nine catches for 134 yards and a touchdown they have this season. Sutton looks like a sold WR2 moving forward. Consider Hamilton and Patrick to be upside WR5s pending playing time and usage. In the preseason, Patrick caught six passes for 70 yards while Hamilton nabbed three balls for 36 yards.