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Sanders had 11 catches on 15 targets for a career-high 149 yards in Sunday's 26-20 overtime loss at Seattle.

Sanders' previous career-high in yards was set just last week against the Chiefs when he registered 108 yards on eight catches. Despite Wes Welker rejoining the team following his suspension, Sanders saw a season-high in targets, as he has clearly developed an excellent relationship with quarterback Peyton Manning. The bad news for fantasy owners is that he won't keep his positive momentum going next week, as the Broncos head out on an early bye before facing the Cardinals in Week 5.

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Sanders had eight catches on nine targets for a career-high 108 yards Sunday against the Chiefs.

Sanders has quickly developed a great chemistry with quarterback Peyton Manning, catching 14 passes for 185 yards through two games. It is possible that he could see a slight dip in his targets if Wes Welker is cleared to play in Week 3 at Seattle, but Sanders has clearly carved out a role that should keep him valuable in most fantasy leagues.

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Sanders (thigh) caught six passes for 77 yards on nine targets in Sunday's 31-24 win over the Colts. He added 11 yards on one carry.

Sanders played well in his Broncos debut, as he often worked his way open, and didn't bear much responsibility for the three targets he didn't catch. As expected, he worked with Demaryius Thomas in two-wide sets, while both Thomas and Sanders got significant run in the slot. Sanders seemed to be on the field for nearly every play, and his nine targets were second-best on the team to Thomas' 11. Unfortunately for fantasy owners of both wideouts, it was TE Julius Thomas who hauled in all three of Peyton Manning's touchdowns. Andre Caldwell played far fewer snaps than Sanders, finishing his night with two receptions for 16 yards on five targets. Sanders will be the clear No. 2 wide receiver until Wes Welker (suspension) returns, which may now happen before Week 6, though that's far from a guarantee.

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Sanders (thigh) is active for Sunday's game against the Colts.

As expected, and with Eric Decker no longer in the Broncos' wideout mix and Wes Welker currently unavailable, Sanders is in line to see his share of looks out of the gate, along with fellow wideout Demaryius Thomas, and perhaps Andre Caldwell, as well.

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Sanders (thigh) is listed probable for Sunday's game against the Colts after practicing fully all week, the Broncos' official site reports.

With a full week of practice under his belt, Sanders appears poised to make his regular season debut with the Broncos on Sunday. With Eric Decker no longer in the mix and Wes Welker currently unavailable, Sanders figures to see his share of looks out of the gate, along with fellow wideout Demaryius Thomas.

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Sanders could be moved into the slot to start the season in place of Wes Welker, who is suspended for the first four games, the Denver Post reports.

Sanders was expected to start out wide opposite Demaryius Thomas, but with Welker out, he could split time in the slot with tight end Jacob Tamme. If Sanders is moved inside, Andre Caldwell and Cody Latimer could see time on the outside. Sanders is a viable receiving threat no matter where he is on the field, and Welker showed last season that the slot receiver in Peyton Manning's offense can still be extremely productive, as evidenced by his eight touchdowns in the first six games.

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Sanders (quad) caught five passes for 128 yards and two touchdowns on eight targets in Saturday's preseason game against the Texans.

On a quiet night for Demaryius Thomas, Sanders and Wes Welker combined for 14 targets. Sanders did most of his damage before Welker left to be evaluated for a concussion, a development that isn't to be taken lightly. Given Welker's extensive concussion history, an extended absence might be coming. That would leave quite a few more targets to go around, with Sanders, Andre Caldwell and perhaps Cody Latimer the most likely beneficiaries.

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Sanders (quad) returned to practice Thursday, Mike Klis of the Denver Post reports.

The report suggests that Sanders worked at full speed Thursday, which bodes well for the wideout's chances of suiting up for Saturday night's preseason game against the Texans.

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Sanders (quad) did not practice Wednesday, ESPN.com reports.

On the plus side, Sanders, who has not practiced since last Thursday and didn't play Sunday against the 49ers, was able to do some work with the team's strength and conditioning coaches off to the side on Wednesday. "We're just getting that quad back to 100 percent," coach John Fox noted. The wideout's status for Saturday's game against the Texans is thus cloudy, though there is nothing to indicate that Sanders' injury will linger into the regular season.

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Sanders (thigh) will not play in Sunday's preseason game versus the 49ers, ESPN.com reports.

Sanders missed Friday's practice with a thigh ailment, which comes after he sat out a few practices at the beginning of this week with a quadriceps injury. Following last week's zero target debut with the Broncos, Sunday represented a fresh opportunity for Sanders to improve his rapport with quarterback Peyton Manning in a game setting. Now, with Sanders ruled out, he'll have to wait another week to make his first catch as a Bronco.