QEmmanuel Sanders
WR DEN (11)
20 hours ago

Sanders missed Tuesday's practice due to an illness, The Denver Post's Troy Renck reports.

EDGE Analysis

Entering his seventh NFL season, the 29-year-old Sanders would presumably sit out Thursday's preseason finale against the Cardinals, regardless of his health/injury status. Although the Broncos kick things off a few days earlier than the rest of the league, Sanders should have plenty of time to recover for next Thursday's season opener against Carolina. He'll be working with Trevor Siemian, who beat out Mark Sanchez and Paxton Lynch in a competition for the starting quarterback job.

QEmmanuel Sanders
WR DEN (11)
3 days ago

Sanders brought in three of four targets for 45 yards in Saturday's win over Los Angeles.

EDGE Analysis

Denver's offense was struggling with narrow running lanes and missed connections until Sanders took a short underneath pass and turned it up field - diving for a first down. It will be easy to dismiss Sanders as the No. 2 receiver in an offense predicated on running the ball and with so-so quarterback play, but Sanders showed last year that he often provides a more reliable safety net for quarterbacks than No. 1 Demaryius Thomas and has the speed to both stretch defenses deep and turn short catches into long gains.

QEmmanuel Sanders
WR DEN (11)
1 week ago

Sanders caught three of three targets for 24 yards in Saturday's preseason loss to the 49ers.

EDGE Analysis

Sanders nabbed some nice, short throws out along the sidelines from Trevor Siemian. The completions showed a rapport with the potential starting quarterback and that Sanders - often thought of as a deep threat first and foremost - can move the chains in Denver's offense in the short game.

QEmmanuel Sanders
WR DEN (11)
3 weeks ago

Sanders reeled in both passes that came his way in Denver's preseason win over Chicago, tallying 14 yards.

EDGE Analysis

It was a short night for Sanders, but the adjusted offense that the Broncos showed should play to his strengths. A run-heavy attack typically hurts receivers' value. But a run-heavy attack accompanied by down-field passing is exactly what a speedster like Sanders needs to make an impact despite limited touches.

QEmmanuel Sanders
WR DEN (11)
2 months ago

Sanders' talks with the Broncos over a contract extension have been put on hold for the time being, The Denver Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

Sanders remains hopefully of signing an extension with the Broncos, but since the team needs to agree to a long-term deal with Von Miller by this Friday, Sanders' negotiations have understandably been put on the back burner. That being said, Sanders' remarkable totals of 117 catches, 2,539 yards and 15 touchdowns since joining Denver in 2014 certainly make him someone the Broncos would also like to keep around beyond this season, which is his final year under his current contract. Now 29 years old, Sanders has elevated his game over the past couple seasons, and has reportedly added 10 pounds of muscle this offseason to improve further.

QEmmanuel Sanders
WR DEN (11)
6 months ago

Sanders nabbed 76 passes for 1,135 yards and six touchdowns on 137 targets in 2015. He led Denver with 16 catches off of 24 targets for 230 yards in the playoffs.

EDGE Analysis

Sanders' numbers fell off from 2014 to 2015, a product of a drop in quarterback play and an increased reliance on the running game in Denver. It is telling, however, that it was Sanders - not Demaryius Thomas, who was Denver's go-to target in the playoffs. Picking up on that clutch play in 2016 will likely lead to a big payday for Sanders next offseason. Sanders' ability to remain consistently dangerous whether it is Peyton Manning or Brock Osweiler quarterbacking should help toward that goal. Sanders averaged 71 yards per game in Manning's nine starts and 70.8 in seven starts with likely 2016 starter Osweiler. Thomas saw a much greater difference, averaging 90.7 yards per game with Manning, but just 69.7 yards per game with Osweiler.

QEmmanuel Sanders
WR DEN (11)
7 months ago

Sanders secured six of eight targets for 83 yards in Sunday's 24-10 Super Bowl victory over the Panthers.

EDGE Analysis

The 28-year-old led Denver in targets and receptions, taking advantage of the fact that Josh Norman's attention was focused primarily on Demaryius Thomas. Sanders made several key receptions throughout the game, and was Denver's leading receiver in the postseason with 16 receptions on 24 targets for 230 yards. With Thomas struggling late in the regular season and postseason, Sanders was arguably the more effective of the two over the second half of the 2015 campaign. Coming off a second consecutive 1,000-yard season, he figures to once again serve as a centerpiece of Denver's offensive attack next season.

QEmmanuel Sanders
WR DEN (11)
7 months ago

Sanders caught five of eight targets for 62 yards in Sunday's win over the Patriots.

EDGE Analysis

The Denver offense struggled to generate big plays Sunday, but Sanders was able to shake loose for a 34-yard gain, helping pad his totals. Sanders continues to see his share of looks each game, but with the Broncos content to play defense and pound the ball, he hasn't been able to come through with an impact performance thus far in the postseason. Nevertheless, Sanders should be among Denver's leaders in targets in next month's Super Bowl.

QEmmanuel Sanders
WR DEN (11)
7 months ago

Sanders caught five of eight targets for 85 yards in Sunday's win over the Steelers.

EDGE Analysis

The 28-year-old led Denver in targets, catches and yards Sunday, although the didn't post monster numbers do to the unfavorably windy conditions. Sanders remains a favorite target of Peyton Manning's, and he should be even more productive if the Broncos find themselves in a game in which they can't fully rely on the defense and running game. This could be the case next week, when the Patriots come to town with the right to play in the Super Bowl on the line.

QEmmanuel Sanders
WR DEN (11)
8 months ago

Sanders (ankle) caught five of eight targets for 99 yards Sunday against the Chargers, though he also lost a fumble.

EDGE Analysis

Sanders' touchdown streak failed to reach three games, but he was still a very active part of the passing game, both when Brock Osweiler was under center and then later when Peyton Manning took over. Sanders has had solid games with both quarterbacks, so while it's still up in the air who will start in the playoffs, Sanders' fantasy value doesn't change much.