OUTEmmanuel Sanders
WR DEN (5)
7 days 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.

OUTEmmanuel Sanders
WR DEN (5)
3 weeks ago

Sanders (ankle) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Chiefs, Andrew Mason of the Broncos' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

The same applies to Cody Latimer (thigh), and as a result Bennie Fowler, Jordan Taylor and Isaiah McKenzie are all candidates to see added Week 17 work behind Denver's top wideout, Demaryius Thomas.

OUTEmmanuel Sanders
WR DEN (5)
3 weeks ago

Sanders (ankle) did not practice Thursday, Mike Klis of 9 News Denver reports.

EDGE Analysis

Nor did Cody Latimer (thigh), with the duo looking pretty iffy for Sunday's season finale against the Chiefs. If they sit out the contest, Bennie Fowler, Jordan Taylor and Isaiah McKenzie would all be candidates to see added Week 17 work behind Denver's top wideout, Demaryius Thomas.

OUTEmmanuel Sanders
WR DEN (5)
4 weeks ago

Broncos head coach Vance Joseph said Wednesday that Sanders (ankle) is still very sore, Nicki Jhabvala of The Denver Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

Joseph also said the wideout will need to practice before the end of the week if he's going to play in Sunday's game against the Chiefs. Sanders got off on the wrong foot in that regard, sitting out Wednesday's session after doing the same all last week. While the early signs point to a second straight absence to close out the season, he does still have two more chances to get in some form of practice. Even if the Chiefs rest key starters, there isn't a ton of hope for the Denver passing game in Week 17, considering Paxton Lynch (ankle) already has been named as the starter. With Cody Latimer (thigh) also out in Week 16 and absent from Wednesday's practice, Bennie Fowler could get another start across from Demaryius Thomas.

OUTEmmanuel Sanders
WR DEN (5)
4 weeks ago

Sanders (ankle) was not at practice Wednesday, Nicki Jhabvala of The Denver Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

Coach Vance Joseph noted Tuesday that Sanders, who continues to deal with ankle soreness, is day-to-day, with the wideout's status for the Broncos' regular-season finale against the Chiefs not yet decided. However, at 5-10 the Broncos have nothing concrete to play for Sunday, so the team has little incentive to push Sanders to play this weekend.

OUTEmmanuel Sanders
WR DEN (5)
4 weeks ago

Broncos head coach Vance Joseph said Tuesday that Sanders (ankle) remains day-to-day and the wideout's status for the regular-season finale against the Chiefs hasn't been decided, Nicki Jhabvala of The Denver Post reports. "[Sanders is] still really sore," Joseph said.

EDGE Analysis

Sanders aggravated a right ankle injury in the Week 15 win over the Colts and was sidelined for Sunday's 27-11 loss to the Redskins after putting in only one limited practice leading up to the contest. Though Sanders will have a more realistic shot at playing this week, he may need to practice fully at least once in order for the Broncos to give him the green light for what amounts to a mostly meaningless Week 17 game. In addition to potentially being hobbled by the injury if he suits up, Sanders' fantasy prospects would likely be inhibited by the presence of newly minted starting quarterback Paxton Lynch, who passed for just 41 yards in about two and a half quarters in his lone other start of the season back in Week 12 against the Raiders.

OUTEmmanuel Sanders
WR DEN (5)
1 month ago

Sanders (ankle) has been downgraded to out for Sunday's game at Washington.

EDGE Analysis

The same applies to fellow wideout Cody Latimer (thigh) , with neither player having made the trip to Washington with the team. With the duo unavailable, Demaryius Thomas will continue to head the Broncos wideout corps in Week 16, with added opportunities presumably on tap for Bennie Fowler and Jordan Taylor.

OUTEmmanuel Sanders
WR DEN (5)
1 month ago

Sanders (ankle) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against Washington after practicing in a limited fashion Friday.

EDGE Analysis

Sanders, who is one of three players listed as questionable by the Broncos this week, returned to practice Friday after sitting out Wednesday and Thursday's session as he continues to deal with the effects of an ankle injury he suffered in Week 6 and has been playing through since returning to action in Week 9. "He's still sore with the high ankle, but [there have] been weeks when he's been sore on Friday and played on Sunday," coach Vance Joseph noted. With that in mind, we'll consider the wideout a game-day call in advance of Sunday's 1:00 ET kickoff.

OUTEmmanuel Sanders
WR DEN (5)
1 month ago

Sanders (ankle) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against Washington, Mike Klis of 9 News Denver reports.

EDGE Analysis

Given that Sanders is still dealing with ankle soreness, Mike Klis of 9 News Denver suggests that the wideout may be on the "doubtful side of questionable" this week. Fortunately for those considering Sanders in Week 16 lineups, the Broncos kick off at 1:00 ET on Sunday. If Sanders is limited or out for the contest, Cody Latimer would be a candidate for added looks, though it should be noted that he too is in line to be listed as questionable, thanks to a thigh issue that limited him at practice this week.

OUTEmmanuel Sanders
WR DEN (5)
1 month ago

Sanders (ankle) was able to practice Friday, Mike Klis of 9 News Denver reports.

EDGE Analysis

We'll circle back to see what Sanders' official level of participation was, but his return to the field Friday likely foreshadows a 'questionable' injury tag for the wideout in advance of Sunday's game against Washington.