Emmanuel Sanders, WR, Broncos: Fantasy Football Outlook
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Emmanuel Sanders, WR, Broncos

Position/Rank ADP NFL Team Status Experience Age Height Weight Twitter
WR - #31 83.32 DEN Active 5 years 27 5'11 180 @E_Sanders88

2014 Outlook: Sleeper (undervalued)

Last updated on Jul-15-2014 by Rusty Reeves

Look up the phrase "fantasy sleeper" and you're likely to see Sanders' picture next to it. Sanders figures to step into the hole left by Eric Decker's departure. Decker put up a receiving line of 87/1,288/11 last season. If Sanders can produce at a clip that averages between his production last season in Pittsburgh (67/740/6) and Decker's, that would put him near a line of 75/1,000/8. A lot of that possibility depends on the chemistry he develops with QB Peyton Manning heading into the season. He'll figure to be the fourth option in the passing game (behind the Thomas tandem and Welker), but will have every opportunity to excel. With all those options, there will be games where someone else shines, but his turn will come and it'll result in double-digit receptions and the potential for multiple scores. There is little downside and high upside for Sanders in Denver. He's a solid WR3 with the very real potential to be a top-20 WR, should Welker miss more time than desired.

Latest Update

Jul-21-14 Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders to catch at least 80 balls

ESPN's John Clayton says that Sanders receptions will be "in the 80s" for the 2014 season. Sanders joined the Broncos this offseason after a career-best year with the Steelers, in which he caught 67 passes for 750 yards and six touchdowns. Clayton says Sanders will do most of his work this season from the outside position, as opposed to the slot, where he lined up in Pittsburgh. Sanders will fill the role vacated by the departure of WR Eric Decker, who signed with the Jets.

Fantasy Analysis:

Sanders is a candidate for most-improved fantasy player going into this year. The Denver offense is a prolific scoring machine, and holds the promise of huge stats for anybody playing there. While he'll have to battle WRs Demaryius Thomas, Wes Welker, and maybe Cody Latimer for targets, Sanders is still in an improved situation from a fantasy perspective. Moreover, the Broncos proved last year that multiple high-level fantasy options can co-exist within the same offense, with Demaryius Thomas, Welker and Decker all finishing in the top 25 at WR. Sanders is currently ranked 31st among receivers by FFToolbox.com

FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors

7/21 - Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders to catch at least 80 balls
7/21 - Broncos QB Peyton Manning is in the best shape of his life
6/25 - Steelers WR Lance Moore 'stood out as much as any player' during OTAs

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2013 Mock Draft Results

Month Position Franchise/Comments
2013 FFToolbox Staff Mock Draft #1
June 18th, 2013
11.03 FFToolbox - Jamie Blackburn - Depth pick, but with Wallace now in South Beach and Antonio Brown drawing most of the defensive attention, Sanders seems like a safe bet in a high volume passing offense.
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #2
July 2nd 2013
11.02 Scout PRO 
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #1
June 25th, 2013
10.01 Bruno Boys - Getting Emmanuel Sanders here was too bad. He has yet to prove he can put up consistent fantasy numbers but he is the WR2 in a Pittsburgh offense that is as devoid of receiving options as anytime during Big Ben?s tenure. With Heath Miller still recovering from a brutal knee injury and Antonio Brown likely to be the focus of opposing secondaries someone needs to step up. It?s either going to be Sanders, Cotchery or Wheaton. I?ll be praying I guessed correctly.
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #3
July 9th, 2013
9.02 Rotoexperts - Tony 
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