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Sanders has been ruled out for the remainder of Sunday's game against the Rams after being diagnosed with a concussion, according to Lindsay Jones of USA Today.

Sanders took a nasty hit to the head on a deep route near the sideline and struggled to get up afterward. The injury comes at a tough time for the Broncos, who had already lost Julius Thomas to an ankle injury and Montee Ball to groin issue. Sanders did have a solid game before going down, catching five passes on eight targets for 102 yards and a touchdown. He'll have to proceed through the league's concussion protocol before returning to practice, putting his availability for Week 12 against the Dolphins in question. Wes Welker could see more targets in Sanders' absence, with Andre Caldwell another possibility for increased work.

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Sanders is being evaluated for a concussion after taking a vicious hit to the head during the third quarter of Sunday's game against the Rams, according to the Denver Post.

The injury comes at an incredibly tough time for the Broncos, who lost Montee Ball to a groin injury and Julius Thomas to an ankle injury earlier in the game. Sanders had five catches on eight targets for 102 yards and a touchdown before suffering the injury.

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Sanders caught five passes on eight targets for 67 yards and two touchdowns Sunday against the Raiders.

After waiting until Week 7 to catch his first touchdown pass for the Broncos, Sanders has now scored six times in the last four games, with his 10-catch, 151-yard performance last Sunday against the Patriots the only game without getting into the end zone over that span. Despite the plethora of weapons at quarterback Peyton Manning's disposal, Sanders continues to be a popular target, making him an excellent fantasy option.

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Sanders had 10 catches on 16 targets for 151 yards during Sunday's 43-21 loss to the Patriots.

After finally scoring his first touchdown for the Broncos in Week 7 against the 49ers, Sanders has exploded over the last two weeks, catching nine passes on nine targets for 120 yards and three touchdowns in Week 8 against the Chargers before his career-high 151 yards on Sunday. He's ultimately going to be a bit hindered by the plethora of weapons that quarterback Peyton Manning has at his disposal, though Sanders is clearly one of his most-trusted options of late. He'll look to extend his streak of solid performances in Week 10 against the Raiders.

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Sanders caught all nine of his targets for 120 yards and a touchdown in Thursday's 35-21 win over the Chargers.

Sanders caught each of Denver's first three touchdowns, striking paydirt from two, 31 and three yards out. After starting the year with 35 receptions and no touchdowns through his first five games, he has 12 receptions (on 12 targets) and four scores over the past two contests. He did come close to losing a fumble while the Broncos were protecting a lead in the fourth quarter, but Sanders otherwise played a nearly perfect game. His long gain of 38 yards required a beautiful catch in traffic, and he worked over the San Diego secondary on a number of different routes. It helped that the Chargers lost rookie cornerback Jason Verrett (shoulder) early in the game, while top corner Brandon Flowers (sidelined) was unable to play. A secondary that's dangerous at full health was unable to put up much of a fight, leaving Sanders and Demaryius Thomas to combine for 225 yards on 21 targets. The touchdown barrage over the last two games is a bit fluky, as Sanders is seemingly Peyton Manning's third option in the red zone, which could still lead to double-digit touchdowns.

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Sanders caught 3-of-3 targets for 41 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 42-17 win over the 49ers.

Though he finally got his first touchdown of the year on his 36th reception, Sanders now has just six catches on nine targets over the last two games. Part of the volume decrease can be attributed to the fact that the Broncos haven't needed to attempt many passes, but it's also relevant that the team has a healthy Wes Welker and a red-hot Demaryius Thomas. Of course, the Denver offense supported three productive wide receivers last season, and Sanders is still headed for the finest year of his career. Owners just shouldn't expect the 10.5 targets per game that he averaged through the first four games of the season.

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Sanders had three catches on six targets for 38 yards Sunday against the Jets.

Playing against one of the worst pass defenses in the league, Sanders put up his worst game of the season, breaking a three-game streak with at least 100 yards. His six targets were a season-low, though they still tied for second-most on the team behind Demaryius Thomas' 12. Sanders has been fairly reliable for yardage numbers this season, aside from Sunday's output, but he is still looking for his first touchdown of the season despite Peyton Manning now throwing 15 through five games. He'll look to finally breakthrough in Week 7 against the 49ers.

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Sanders had seven catches on nine targets for 101 receiving yards, as well as two carries for eight rushing yards Sunday against the Cardinals.

While he has yet to score a touchdown, Sanders has now eclipsed the 100-yard mark in three consecutive games, placing him sixth in the NFL with 435 receiving yards this season (the most of any player without a touchdown). Sanders has now been targeted at least nine times in every game, and he should continue to be busy in Week 6 against a Jets defense that has really struggled against the pass this season.

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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.