Emmanuel Sanders
WR DEN (11)
3 days ago

Sanders caught nine of 13 targets for 117 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's win over the Bengals.

EDGE Analysis

The squeaky wheel got the oil. After making his frustrations with the Broncos' offense known during the week, Sanders was the Broncos' most targeted receiver on Sunday and exceeded previous season totals in catches, yards and touchdowns. Especially encouraging was Sanders' work around the end zone, going deep by speeding down the side line for a 41-yards touchdown catch and then showing his technique in tight quarters by reeling in a seven-yard score on a quick out.

Emmanuel Sanders
WR DEN (11)
6 days ago2 Comments

Sanders is frustrated by a lack of passes coming his way and believes that changes in play-calling might be necessary if the offense doesn't start clicking, ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

With just 88-yards receiving through two weeks, it's hard to blame the big-play receiver. Two growing trends must be especially frustrating for the speedster. One, the team hasn't taken many shots down field, and has struggled while doing so. Two, Sanders has started each game hot - only to freeze for the final three quarters. Seven of Sanders' eight catches thus far have been caught during the first 16 minutes of the game.

Emmanuel Sanders
WR DEN (11)
1 week ago

Sanders caught three of eight targets for 39 yards in Sunday's win over the Colts

EDGE Analysis

All three of Sanders' catches were made in the first two drives of the game. He was held silent afterward despite lining up against a diminished Colts secondary. Sanders was similarly held to just one catch in the final 44 minutes of Week 1's win over Carolina after starting fast with three catches to open the game. Whether Sanders fading out early is a coincidence or trend will need to be monitored in the weeks to come.

Emmanuel Sanders
WR DEN (11)
3 weeks ago

Sanders hauled in five of eight targets for 49 yards in Thursday's win over Carolina.

EDGE Analysis

Sanders starts the season as the Broncos' most-targeted receiver, establishing a good early rapport with quarterback Trevor Siemian. Sanders, the new $33 million-man, is a strong short-area receiver, but is at his most lethal when threatening deep. Whether Denver's lack of success with the down-field passing game on Thursday was a product of Siemian's tendency to throw short or the Panther's vaunted pass rush will be seen in the coming weeks.

Emmanuel Sanders
WR DEN (11)
3 weeks ago

Sanders and the Broncos have reached agreement on a three-year, $33 million extension, NFL Network's James Palmer reports.

EDGE Analysis

Sanders still has a year remaining on the three-year, $15 million contract that brought him to Denver in 2014. He's vastly outperformed his salary through two seasons, producing 1,404 and 1,135 receiving yards. While not as physically freakish as teammate Demaryius Thomas, the 29-year-old Sanders has arguably been more reliable, rarely plagued by drops or poor route-running. Both wideouts may be stuck with lousy quarterback play for a second straight year, starting with Thursday's regular-season opener against the Panthers. While obviously not lacking in defensive talent, Carolina does have major question marks in the secondary, following the offseason departure of CB Josh Norman.

Emmanuel Sanders
WR DEN (11)
3 weeks ago

Sanders (illness) is not listed on Monday's injury report.

EDGE Analysis

After missing a few practices last week due to an illness, Sanders didn't have any limitations Monday. Although he'll open the season playing with an unproven quarterback against a tough Carolina defense, Sanders should have a favorable individual matchup against Carolina's shaky cornerback group.

Emmanuel Sanders
WR DEN (11)
4 weeks ago

Sanders (illness) won't take the field for Thursday's preseason game in Arizona, Nicki Jhabvala of the Denver Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

While most of the Broncos' starting unit have been given the day off, Sanders was beset by an illness earlier this week and may still be tending to the issue. He'll aim to suit up for next Thursday's Super Bowl rematch with the Panthers.

Emmanuel Sanders
WR DEN (11)
1 month 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.

Emmanuel Sanders
WR DEN (11)
1 month 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.

Emmanuel Sanders
WR DEN (11)
1 month 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.