Emmanuel Sanders
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By Steve Painter, Broncos Correspondent, Mon, Oct 20th 12:03am EDT

The stats don't reveal he should have had 1-2 more scores but penalties got in the way of those.

Fantasy Impact: Sanders is a reliable fantasy receiver suitable for all lineups. His production today was marred by penalties and the results don't clearly reflect that value.

By Steve Painter, Broncos Correspondent, Sun, Oct 12th 6:32pm EDT

The news is that the Broncos were just not in a good rhythm in their visit to New York. Perhaps it was the memory of last year's loss to Seattle in the Super Bowl.

Fantasy Impact: Owners should not worry one bit. Just a bad day at the office for the Broncos. Sanders will remain a WR1/2 on a weekly basis this year and will provide good results on the year.

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 15th 12:23am EDT

Emmanuel Sanders led all Bronco receivers with 13 targets in a solid performance against the Chiefs. He finished the day with 8 receptions and 108 yards.

Fantasy Impact: Sanders is doing very well without Wes Welker in the mix. He is and will remain a solid WR2 for fantasy players even after Welker's return. He's an every down player that is going to produce solid numbers. He takes on the Seattle secondary next week.

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, Fri, Sep 5th 9:58pm EDT

Sanders (thigh) has been on the injury list all week but is scheduled to play against Colts and is officially probable.

Fantasy Impact: His status was never in doubt. He will line up in the slot on three wide sets and opposite Demaryius Thomas at other times. He is a top 20 WR this week.

By Steve Painter, Broncos Correspondent, Thu, Sep 4th 9:32am EDT

Emmanuel Sanders is projected to have 5 receptions along with 72 yards in the week one game against the Colts. (Source: FantasyPros)

Fantasy Impact: Sanders was injured the first part of camp with a quad issue but roared back with an outstanding performance in the 3rd preseason tilt against Houston when he had 5 receptions for 128 yards. He is a must start for all formats in a prolific offense led by Peyton Manning.

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, Sat, Aug 23rd 2:23pm EDT

Emmanuel Sanders will play tonight against the Houston Texans in Denver. (Source: Predominately Orange on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Sanders has had a rather unproductive camp due to a quad injury. This third game will go a long way in telling us if he is ready for the season. Sanders has the ability to excel but has experienced injuries in his past that have limited his fantasy upside.

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.

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