Emmanuel Sanders
WR DEN (10)
2 days ago

Sanders caught five of eight targets for 38 yards and added a 35-yard touchdown run during Sunday's 27-14 loss in Baltimore.

EDGE Analysis

Sanders gave Denver back the lead late in the first quarter, coming around the formation for a pitch reminiscent to a touchdown he scored during the preseason. It was Sanders' first career rushing touchdown, but the fun stopped there. Baltimore's harassing front gave Denver's offense problems and Sanders failed to snatch a pass of longer than nine yards. He still managed to lead Denver in targets on the day and looks like a solid start next Monday against an oft-exploited Kansas City defense.

Emmanuel Sanders
WR DEN (10)
1 week ago

Sanders hauled in all four of his targets for 96 yards in Sunday's 20-19 win over Oakland.

EDGE Analysis

Sanders was held without a catch in the first half as Case Keenum struggled mightily. The pair quickly re-established their rapport on the first play of the second half with a 21-yard strike and followed that up by converting a third-and-nine to keep a subsequent drive alive. On the day, all four of the 31-year-old's receptions went for gains of at least 20 yards, and he has now led the team in receiving in both games to start the young season. He'll have a much tougher test on the road Week 3 at Baltimore.

Emmanuel Sanders
WR DEN (10)
2 weeks ago

Sanders caught 10 of 11 targets for 135 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 27-24 win over Seattle.

EDGE Analysis

Sanders easily led the Broncos in all receiving categories, although fellow wideout Demaryius Thomas had a solid game with six receptions for 63 yards and a touchdown. Due to poor quarterback play, Sanders posted mediocre numbers in 12 games last season, but with Case Keenum now in the fold, there's a good chance that he'll be able to get back to another 1,000-yard receiving campaign.

Emmanuel Sanders
WR DEN (10)
1 month ago

Sanders caught four of eight targets for 61 yards and scored a 27-yard touchdown on an end-round in Friday's preseason game against Washington.

EDGE Analysis

Sanders accounted for nearly half of Case Keenum's 18 passes, comfortably topping Courtland Sutton (four targets) and Demaryius Thomas (three). The 31-year-old wideout had been having a quiet preseason, but he quickly turned that around with 48 receiving yards and a 27-yard touchdown run on a single drive in the second quarter of Friday's game. Sanders has a bit more competition for targets this season with Sutton in the mix, but the improvement at quarterback -- along with the likelihood of better health -- should more than make up the difference.

Emmanuel Sanders
WR DEN (10)
1 month ago

Denver's starters, including Sanders, figure to play between a quarter and a quarter and a half Saturday against Chicago, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.

EDGE Analysis

Sanders was catchless in Denver's preseason opener against Minnesota, an outing in which Denver's starting offense played just two uneventful series. Sanders battled a nagging ankle injury and horrid quarterback play last season. In what might be his final season in Mile High, Sanders should rebound with Case Keenum under center. Saturday should provide some clarity to that end.

Emmanuel Sanders
WR DEN (10)
2 months ago

Sanders is showing a gear that he didn't have last year, Benjamin Allbright of 104.7 FM Denver reports.

EDGE Analysis

In fairness to Sanders, he suffered an ugly ankle sprain early in the season against the Giants and probably returned to action too early to completely recover. In what might be his final season in Denver, Sanders offers Denver a unique speed skillset that the corps of receivers doesn't have from its other established options. Look for Sanders to pick on nickles and safeties more from the slot this season than in years past now that the team has a few young options to play opposite DeMaryius Thomas on the outside.

Emmanuel Sanders
WR DEN (10)
6 months ago1 Comment

About 80 percent of Sanders' $8.25 million 2018 salary has become guaranteed, Mike Klis of 9 News Denver reports.

EDGE Analysis

Many questioned whether Sanders would return to the Broncos in 2018. The injury bug that plagued him in Pittsburgh finally caught back up with him 2017, he just turned 31 years old, and $8 million is a lot to pay an aging speedster when your team is without a quarterback. Part of his return can be attributed to the team losing the Kirk Cousins derby and moving forward with Case Keenum, saving about $10 million per season in the process. While Denver ended up with what many saw as the consolation prize of the 2018 free-agent market, Sanders should see an uptick in production so long as he's able to stay healthy. Much has been made as to whether Keenum will be able to build on his Minnesota renaissance 2017 season for the Broncos. In reality, Keenum's numbers with the Rams -- a mediocre 79.5 quarterback rating -- would still be better than what Sanders has seen in two of the past three seasons in Denver.

Emmanuel Sanders
WR DEN (10)
7 months ago

Broncos general manager John Elway said Wednesday he expects Sanders (ankle) to remain with the team in 2018, Nicki Jhabvala of The Denver Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

With the Broncos eager to open up cap space to aid their pursuit of one of the top quarterbacks on the market this offseason, Sanders and fellow wideout Demaryius Thomas have been mentioned as candidates for trade or release in order to free up money. Elway's comments suggest the Broncos aren't leaning in that direction, however, indicating that the team may prefer to cut a high-priced veteran or two on defense in order to improve their cap situation. Sanders, who is said to be nearly back to full health following months of rehab from a significant right ankle sprain that nagged him in 2017, should thus retain a starting role during the upcoming season, though like Thomas, his outlook will remain foggy until the Broncos' plans at quarterback become clearer. None of the three signal callers who started games in 2017 -- Paxton Lynch, Trevor Siemian (shoulder) and Brock Osweiler -- are expected to open the 2018 campaign atop the depth chart.

Emmanuel Sanders
WR DEN (10)
7 months ago

Sanders (ankle) has resumed running and is nearing a full recovery, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports. "It's going well, my ankle is recovering," Sanders said. "Right now, I feel like I'm 95 percent."

EDGE Analysis

Sanders sustained a "major" sprained ankle and tibia contusion in Week 5 against the Giants and his recovery has been complicated by swelling, a limited range of motion and diminished strength, according to the doctor in charge of his rehabilitation. However, barring any setbacks, it sounds like he could be recovered in time for OTAs in late April or early May.

Emmanuel Sanders
WR DEN (10)
8 months ago

Sanders caught 47 of 94 passes for 555 yards and two touchdowns in 2017.

EDGE Analysis

A bum ankle suffered in Week 5 limited Sanders to 12 games in 2017, and his general effectiveness when he was playing. Sanders, when healthy, has been arguably Denver's most dangerous target over the past two or three seasons and his hobbling 137-yard effort against the Patriots in Week 10 is a testament to his toughness. Sanders, like many of the Broncos' veterans, will be the subject of speculation this offseason, but his quality play when healthy and the fact that the team would only save $5.6 million by cutting him and lose $5.4 million makes it unlikely that the team can find somebody better for the money. Sanders, like every skill position player in Denver, will see his value spike or continue downward depending on whether the Broncos find an answer at quarterback in free agency and/or with the No. 5 pick in the draft.