By Joseph Rysavy, Broncos Correspondent, Sat, Dec 20th 1:35pm EST
Emmanuel Sanders was sent home from practice today with flu-like symptoms. Sanders was not listed on the injury report Friday. Luckily, Sanders has until Monday to recover. (Source: Mike Klis on Twitter
Fantasy Impact: This is not good news for fantasy owners who are depending on Emmanuel Sanders for the fantasy playoffs. If we are still uncertain of his status rolling into Sunday, fantasy owners will have a tough decision to make.
By Joseph Rysavy, Broncos Correspondent, Sat, Dec 20th 1:20pm EST
Emmanuel Sanders shared punt return duties with Wes Welker in week 15 and is prepared for a larger role this week against the Cincinnati Bengals. (Source: Denver Post
Fantasy Impact: This is noteworthy to fantasy owners in leagues that award offensive players points for special team touchdowns and/or yardage. It doesn't boost Sanders' fantasy value significantly, but it will be interesting to see how this speedster can help the team as a punt returner, a job he has not held since 2013 with the Steelers.
By Joseph Rysavy, Broncos Correspondent, Mon, Dec 15th 8:49pm EST
Sanders was targeted only three times in Sunday's game. Consistent with their game plan in week 14 against the Bills, the Broncos ran the ball 39 times and had just 22 pass attempts this week against the Chargers.
Fantasy Impact: Emmanuel Sanders has not caught a TD since week 11 against the Rams. Since week 12, Sanders has seen his targets, receptions, and yards go down each consecutive week. Fantasy owners should continue to start Sanders and hope that this trend turns around. Emmanuel Sanders remains a low end WR1.
By Steve Painter, Broncos Correspondent, Mon, Dec 1st 12:51am EST
Targeted 11 times, Sanders proves week in and week out why he is a must start in fantasy leagues. Although held without a score, he remains one of Manning's primary weapons.
Fantasy Impact: Sanders is on pace for over 1,500 yards and nine touchdowns, with enough fuel left in the tank to fill the stockings of owners for the fantasy playoffs.
By Steve Painter, Broncos Correspondent, Sun, Nov 23rd 8:09pm EST
Thankfully, the concussion is a thing of the past and Sanders had another stellar day. Although held scoreless, he amassed 128 total yards. 125 through the air and 3 on the ground.
Fantasy Impact: Sanders is a key player in the Manning offense and unless hurt, is a weekly start in all formats. To do this well against a tough Miami defense just proves his status as a WR1.
By Steve Painter, Broncos Correspondent, Thu, Nov 20th 1:52pm EST
Sanders is a more problematic concern for Denver than Thomas is. And the Broncos are sure to exercise caution with him, having experience with Wes Welker. (Source: Mike Klis
Fantasy Impact: Owners will have to check in daily for updates, it is possible that Sanders plays on Sunday, but it seems unlikely, less than 50/50. This could be the week that Cody Latimer, a promising prospect from this year's draft, gets the reps that people have been looking for all season.
By Steve Painter, Broncos Correspondent, Sun, Nov 16th 3:32pm EST
Sanders was on his way to having another great outing when he was crumpled by a Rodney McLeod hit on a pass play. He will now go through the concussion protocol before returning to active participation. His stat line for the day was 5 receptions for 102 yards and 1 TD.
Fantasy Impact: Fantasy owners will have to follow this storyline and may have to make adjustments going forward. Sanders will be a WR1 upon his return, hopefully sooner rather than later. This might lead the Broncos to use Cody Latimer, a rookie with great promise who seems ready to contribute.
By Steve Painter, Broncos Correspondent, Sun, Nov 9th 9:37pm EST
Sanders exhibited his athletic ability late in the first half when Peyton Manning tossed the ball down the right sideline and he completely laid out for the ball and earned the TD. Sanders is having a career year, with a 62-852-6 line with 7 games left to play.
Fantasy Impact: Start him every week because he is a reliable WR in a prolific offense. Next week against the Rams will just add to the stats. He is a beneficiary of Peyton Manning and will not disappoint.
By Steve Painter, Broncos Correspondent, Fri, Oct 24th 12:12am EDT
Sanders is now the second receiver in the NFL to have a 3 TD game this season. In one score he toasted Richard Marshall, in another it was a simple slant route, and the other was a precision route in the end zone.
Fantasy Impact: Sanders has quickly become a favorite of Manning. The TD total is welcomed by his owners as he only had one TD going into the game. Now with 4, and proving his worth to Manning, he is a legit WR1 going into the next game against the Patriots.
By Steve Painter, Broncos Correspondent, Sun, Oct 5th 11:30pm EDT
Emmanuel Sanders had 7 receptions for 101 yards in the contest with the Cardinals. Targeted 9 times, Sanders once again proved his worth in a game that saw Peyton Manning pass for 479 yards and 4 Touchdowns.
Fantasy Impact: Clearly, Sanders has established himself with Manning and can be relied on to provide steady results for owners. He may not be a home-run hitter like his teammate Demaryius Thomas but he is startable on a week-in week-out basis.
By Steve Painter, Broncos Correspondent, Sun, Sep 21st 8:40pm EDT
Sanders had 15 targets and was the featured player in the Broncos offense on Sunday against the Seahawks. He frustrated Seattle's vaunted defense by finding holes in zone coverage and building separation in man coverage.
Fantasy Impact: With Welker coming back and all the other targets that Peyton has, Sanders will likely see a decrease in targets. But he has built a great relationship with Manning and remains locked in as an every week WR2.
By Steve Painter, Broncos Correspondent, Mon, Sep 8th 12:08pm EDT
Emmanuel Sanders had 6 receptions for 77 yards in the win against the Colts. All but 1 reception came in the first half as the Colts minimized the Broncos offense in the second. He started opposite Demaryius Thomas and moved to the slot in three-wide sets.
Fantasy Impact: Sanders was mostly featured in short yardage passes although he had the biggest gain of the night - a forty yard pass play. He remains a high-upside WR2 for the time being, until Wes Welker returns.
By Steve Painter, Broncos Correspondent, Sat, Aug 23rd 11:46pm EDT
Emmanuel Sanders had an outstanding game against the Texans, having 5 catches for 128 yards and two TD's.
Fantasy Impact: Sanders was a bit of a question mark coming into the game as people wondered about his quad injury and the lack of practice time he has had in camp. Worry no more as Sanders made a strong statement with his level of play. Fantasy players can now grab him when they can and be assured that Sanders is ready to be a large part of this massive offensive machine.
By Steve Painter, Broncos Correspondent, Thu, Aug 21st 2:36pm EDT
WR Emmanuel Sanders (Quad) returned to practice today with the Broncos. (Source: Lindsey Jones on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: This potentially has him in line to play in Saturday Night's preseason game against the Texans. This will be a very important step for him in preparation for the regular season as he has not been healthy enough to show much thus far. He is being pushed by Cody Latimer for snaps and Latimer has had a terrific camp up to this point.
By Steve Painter, Broncos Correspondent, Mon, Aug 18th 3:58pm EDT
Emmanuel Sanders sat out the preseason game with the 49er's due to a sore quad.
Fantasy Impact: Sanders has had injury issues throughout his career but the Broncos are hoping for a big year from the talented star. He is a value pick from the 7th on, but he has to stay healthy to capitalize in Peyton Manning's offense. Cody Latimer is pressing for time and may get it if Sanders remains too fragile to play.
By Steve Painter, Broncos Correspondent, Tue, Aug 5th 5:03pm EDT
Emmanuel Sanders was held out of Tuesday's workout and is doubtful for the Thursday night preseason game with Seattle. (Source: ESPN
Fantasy Impact: While not considered serious, it does make his plans for Thursday night doubtful as the Broncos want to be cautious with him. Sanders tweaked the quad during Monday's workout.
This provides Cody Latimer with another opportunity to show his intent of being an important part of the impressive Manning offense.
ProFootballTalk | Dec 21st
The big news for the Broncos on Saturday was the placement of the 50-50 “questionable” label on quarterback Peyton Manning, who has a thigh injury. Lost in the surprise that the not-so-mobile quarterback could be rendered entirely immobile by an injury that shouldn’t have much of an impact of his overall mobility is that one…
RotoWire.com | Dec 20th
Emmanuel Sanders: Sanders (illness) was sent home from Saturday's practice with flu-like symptoms but is expected to play against Cincinnati on Monday, ESPN's Jeff Legwold reports.
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Rotoworld | Dec 20th
Emmanuel Sanders missed Broncos' practice on Saturday with flu-like symptoms.
Rotoworld | Oct 24th
Jeff Brubach recaps Emmanuel Sanders' big night and breaks down other news and notes from around the NFL in Friday's Daily Dose.
EDSFootball | Oct 24th
Facing a banged-up San Diego secondary, Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders finished with nine catches for 120 yards and three touchdowns.
Sanders caught all three of Peyton Manning's touchdown passes.
While he had 38 catches for 514 yards entering tonight's game, Sanders had just one touchdown in his first six games of the season. Sanders now has four 100-yard games on the season.