Emmanuel Sanders
WR DEN (5)
2 weeks ago

Sanders has cut fast food out of his diet in an effort to improve his body, Mike Klis of KUSA-TV 9 News reports.

EDGE Analysis

Despite the boyish looks and spindly frame, Sanders is no longer a spring chicken at 30 years old and so the increased attention to fitness will help ensure that the speedster's play doesn't regress. Another key will be Denver's new offense under offensive coordinator Mike McCoy. Sanders tallied 2,167 yards in two season in Gary Kubiak's more deliberate-moving attack, but it doesn't take a great memory to recall what Sanders did in a similar offense as McCoy's in 2014 - notching 101 catches for 1,404 yards despite Peyton Manning being hobbled down the stretch. Trevor Siemian nor Paxton Lynch are a clear upgrade to even a hobbled Manning, but a more pass-happy offense and healthier lifestyle should still lead to greater production for Sanders, who praised Siemian's throws on in- and out-breaking routes and Lynch's deep ball.

Emmanuel Sanders
WR DEN (5)
3 months ago

Sanders expects the Broncos to get back to a pass-oriented offense under offensive coordinator Mike McCoy, Nicki Jhablava of The Denver Post reports. "I'm excited. I believe it's going to be a pass-happy offense," Sanders said. "I had the opportunity to play in this offense my first year here in 2014 and had 1,400 yards. Hopefully we can simulate that some type of way and put up points and score and help our defense. That's our goal."

EDGE Analysis

McCoy served as the Broncos' offensive coordinator from 2009 to 2012 before passing his system on to Adam Gase, who directed the Denver offense in 2013 and 2014. Sanders joined the Broncos in 2014 and immediately enjoyed what still stands as his finest season, catching 101 passes for 1,404 yards and nine touchdowns on 141 targets -- all career-high marks. He fell far shy of those marks in Gary Kubiak and Rick Dennison's more run-oriented offense the past two seasons, but the change probably had more to do with quarterback play than scheme. While it appears Sanders will again have to catch passes from Trevor Siemian and/or Paxton Lynch, the return of McCoy -- in combination with an improved offensive line -- does justify optimism that Denver's passing game will take a big step forward from last season. Sanders should be healthy for offseason workouts, as he played in the Pro Bowl in late January despite injuring his foot in Week 17.

Emmanuel Sanders
WR DEN (5)
6 months ago

Sanders (foot) caught 79 passes (on 139 targets) for 1,032 yards and five touchdowns in 16 games played this season.

EDGE Analysis

Sanders was forced to exit early from Denver's season finale due a foot injury, but that only came after he earned a three-year, $33 million extension in September, and put together his third straight 1,000-yard season since arriving in Denver. Despite dealing with the respective growing pains quarterbacks Trevor Siemian and Paxton Lynch endured, Sanders' 79 catches and 139 targets both marked the second-most over his seven-year career. The veteran has also now scored at least five touchdowns in four consecutive campaigns. With former Chargers coach Mike McCoy slated to become the Broncos offensive coordinator, Sanders could benefit from an attacking scheme build around the team's playmakers, The Denver Post reports, particularly if the team's quarterback play improves in 2017.

Emmanuel Sanders
WR DEN (5)
7 months ago

Sanders was forced out of Sunday's season finale, with a foot injury.

EDGE Analysis

Sanders will finish Sunday's game against the Raiders without a catch and closes the campaign 79 catches for 1,032 yards and five TDs over 16 games.

Emmanuel Sanders
WR DEN (5)
7 months ago

Sanders caught a 26-yard pass in Sunday's loss to Kansas City.

EDGE Analysis

Sanders failed to come anywhere in the vicinity of his 162-yard Week 12 outing against the Chiefs, seeing season lows in catches, yards and targets. With all eyes now on 2017, rookie Paxton Lynch is rumored to be in line for playing time. In Lynch's two starts this season, Sanders has caught 10 passes for 108 yards. He also hauled in Lynch's first career touchdown when the rookie was thrust into action in Week 4 against Tampa Bay.

Emmanuel Sanders
WR DEN (5)
7 months ago

Sanders caught three of six targets for 48 yards in Sunday's 16-3 loss to the Patriots.

EDGE Analysis

Sanders was shut out in the first half, but didn't do much in the second half either, as the entire Broncos offense struggled to move the ball. Meanwhile, Demaryius Thomas was able to produce, catching 7 of 11 targets for 91 yards. In Week 16, Sanders will face the Chiefs in Kansas City.

Emmanuel Sanders
WR DEN (5)
7 months ago

Sanders nabbed 11 of 14 targets for 100 yards and a score in Sunday's loss to the Titans.

EDGE Analysis

Sanders finally put Denver on the board with a three-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter. The fact that both Sanders and Demaryius Thomas had some of their best games of the year in a 10-point effort points to both their quality and a strong rapport with quarterback Trevor Siemian. Sanders has arguably been the top dog, leading the team in targets and yardage. Though his performances haven't always been pretty, Sanders has been targeted fewer than eight times just once this season.

Emmanuel Sanders
WR DEN (5)
8 months ago

Sanders was targeted nine times, recording three catches for 28 yards in Sunday's win over Jacksonville.

EDGE Analysis

It was a crash back down to earth for Sanders as he and the Broncos' rookie quarterback just missed on multiple occasions. Prior to Sunday's game, Sanders had caught at least four passes in ever game since Week 2 and hit a fever pitch in his rapport with Trevor Siemian to the tune of 162 yards in Week 12. Expect that chemistry to continue once Siemian returns.

Emmanuel Sanders
WR DEN (5)
8 months ago

Sanders caught seven of 10 targets for 162 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 30-27 loss to the Chiefs.

EDGE Analysis

Sanders led the team in targets, receptions and yards while giving the Broncos their first lead of the game with a 35-yard touchdown reception in the fourth quarter. He produced a season-high in yardage and found the end zone for the first time since Week 4. Sanders achieved a much-needed breakout that coincided with a career game from Trevor Siemian, and the duo will look to continue firing on all cylinders next week against the Jaguars.

Emmanuel Sanders
WR DEN (5)
8 months ago

Sanders snagged five of nine targets for 54 yards in Sunday's win over the Saints.

EDGE Analysis

From Weeks 3 through 5, Sanders averaged eight catches, 95 yards and a touchdown per game. He's remained consistent since then, with five straight games of at least four receptions, but the rest of the production hasn't been there - 59 yards per game and no scores. Sanders benefited from a strong rapport with Trevor Siemian to start the season, but Demaryius Thomas seems to have supplanted him. Since Week 6, Thomas has been targeted more than Sanders in three of five games, not including one match-up in which they both were targeted 10 times.