Emmanuel Sanders
WR DEN (10)
2 weeks ago

Sanders was on the field for 61 of the Broncos' 66 offensive snaps in Sunday's 19-17 loss to the Texans, finishing the day with six receptions for 47 yards on nine targets.

EDGE Analysis

Though he's now locked in as Denver's clear No. 1 target after Demaryius Thomas was traded to Houston ahead of the Week 9 matchup, Sanders was unable to do much with the opportunity, as he finished with his lowest yardage output in five games. Considering that Sanders absorbed a rough hit to his shoulder from the Texans' Tyrann Mathieu at one point in the contest that netted the safety a personal foul penalty, it was at least encouraging that the wideout was able to remain in the game and play nearly every snap. Despite the disappointing production Sunday, Sanders' rest-of-season fantasy appeal should still be on the rise sans Thomas, though rookie receiver Courtland Sutton projects to see the most significant spike in value.

Emmanuel Sanders
WR DEN (10)
2 weeks ago

Sanders corralled six of nine targets, totaling 47 receiving yards during Sunday's 19-17 loss to the Texans.

EDGE Analysis

The volume remained steady for Sanders in Week 9, but he was contained to just 7.8 yards per reception, his lowest per-catch average since facing Baltimore's ultra-talented secondary in Week 3. With Demaryius Thomas now out of the fold, Sanders may see an even greater share of the wideout targets than he already has (32 more targets than the second-leading receiver on the roster, Courtland Sutton). When Denver emerges from its Week 10 bye, Sanders and the Broncos passing attack will take on a Chargers defense that has allowed fewer than 23 completions per game (among NFL's 10 best in that metric).

Emmanuel Sanders
WR DEN (10)
3 weeks ago2 Comments

Sanders' fellow starter, Demaryius Thomas, was traded to Houston on Tuesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

If you look at what remains of Denver's active depth chart at receiver, it's Sanders and a bunch of young guys who are all in just their first or second season. The likes of Courtland Sutton and Tim Patrick look promising, but Sanders figures to become even more of a focal point in the Broncos' offense. The swift-footed veteran is on pace for his second career 100-catch season and has scored three touchdowns through the air and one each throwing and rushing this season.

Emmanuel Sanders
WR DEN (10)
3 weeks ago

Sanders caught all four of his targets for 57 yards during Sunday's 30-23 loss in Kansas City.

EDGE Analysis

Sanders set the Broncos up for the game's first touchdown early in the first quarter, burning his defender up the sideline for a 49-yard gain. He was held in check after that. Sunday snapped a two-game streak in which Sanders collected at least 100 yards and scored. He remains far and away the most valuable target in Denver, but his production is dependent on a Broncos pass offense that has had some issues, especially with penalties. Sanders himself wiped out a key first-down catch of his own by pushing off his defender. Next up is a solid Houston pass defense giving up just 258 yards per game.

Emmanuel Sanders
WR DEN (10)
4 weeks ago

Sanders (ankle) does not appear on the Broncos' Week 8 injury report.

EDGE Analysis

Sanders noted after last Thursday's win over the Cardinals that he could have finished the game if needed, despite planting his ankle wrong late in the contest. Now that he's not even listed on Denver's injury report, Sanders is in line to play Sunday against the Chiefs. He's coming off back-to-back strong games and will now take aim at a beatable Kansas City defense.

Emmanuel Sanders
WR DEN (10)
1 month ago

Sanders suffered an ankle injury in Thursday's game against the Cardinals and will not return, Nicki Jhabvala of The Athletic reports.

EDGE Analysis

With a victory thoroughly sealed midway through the fourth quarter, the Broncos have decided to keep Sanders and Royce Freeman on the sideline for the remainder of the game due to ankle injuries. The severity of Sanders' injury remains unknown but look for more information to come out in the next few days. Before exiting the contest, Sanders recorded six receptions for 102 yards and a touchdown. He also completed a 28-yard pass to Cortland Sutton for a touchdown in the first quarter, his first career touchdown pass.

Emmanuel Sanders
WR DEN (10)
1 month ago

Sanders caught seven of his 10 targets for 115 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 23-20 loss to the Rams.

EDGE Analysis

Sanders could have had a much bigger day but, after review, a would-be 44-yard touchdown was ruled down at the 1-yard line in the second quarter. The SMU product potentially cost his team four points as he drew a taunting penalty on the same play, and the Broncos would end up having to settle for a field goal. The 31-year-old has emerged as Case Keenum's favorite receiver with 24 targets over the past two games and will look to build on that Week 7 at Arizona.

Emmanuel Sanders
WR DEN (10)
1 month ago

Sanders caught nine of 14 passes for 72 yards during Sunday's 34-16 loss at the Jets.

EDGE Analysis

The bulk of Sanders' production came in garbage time as the Broncos struggled to get the ball downfield early in the game with the Jets' interior rush pressing down. After a promising first two weeks -- which featured 14 catches, 231 yards and two wins -- Sanders has slowed right along with this offense. He's still a solid option, having tallied at least 63 total yards in every game, and is unquestionably the receiver to own in this Broncos offense. As the season turns, however, that title becomes increasing ceremonial. Don't expect much more Sunday against a Rams defense that has been strong in keeping opposing offense in check despite a number of shoot-outs.

Emmanuel Sanders
WR DEN (10)
2 months 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)
2 months 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.