Denver Broncos
  • 5'11"
  • 180
  • 30
  • 8 years
  • Southern Methodist
  • 2010 R3 O, None

Historical Stats

Year Team Gms Plays Targets Catch Catch Yards YPC Catch TDs Car Rush Yards Rush TDs Fum Total Yards Total TDs 50+ Yd TDs 100+ Yard Gms 1+ TD Gms
2010 PIT 13 50 50 28 376 13.4 2 0 0 0 0 376 2 0 0 2
2011 PIT 11 44 43 22 288 13.1 2 0 0 0 0 288 2 0 0 2
2012 PIT 16 76 75 44 626 14.2 1 1 4 0 2 630 1 0 0 1
2013 PIT 16 113 112 67 740 11.0 6 1 25 0 0 765 6 0 0 6
2014 DEN 16 149 141 101 1404 13.9 9 8 44 0 0 1448 9 0 7 5
2015 DEN 15 139 136 76 1135 14.9 6 3 29 0 2 1164 6 0 4 5
2016 DEN 16 138 137 79 1032 13.1 5 1 4 0 0 1036 5 0 3 4
  Avg 14 97 95 56 756 13.4 4 2 13 0 1 769 4 0 2 3

Season To Date Statistics

Year Team Gms Plays Targets Catch Catch Yards YPC Catch TDs Car Rush Yards Rush TDs Fum Total Yards Total TDs 50+ Yd TDs 100+ Yard Gms 1+ TD Gms
2017 DEN 8 66 66 34 448 13.2 2 0 0 0 0 448 2 0 1 1

Recent Player News

  • Posted: 11/23/2017 9:46am ET

    Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (ankle) returned to practice Thursday, Nov. 23.

    Huddle Up: Sanders will have inexperienced Paxton Lynch throwing to him against a midrange Oakland Raiders defense against the position the last five weeks. He's a WR3 with minimal upside.

  • Posted: 11/22/2017 3:45pm ET

    Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (ankle) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 22.

    Huddle Up: Owners should keep an eye on the situation to see if Sanders is in any danger of missing Week 12. He has been bit inconsistent this season and has been held to 30 yards or less in two of the last three games. Sanders will be playing with a new quarterback but can still be a No. 3 fantasy receiver if he plays.

  • Posted: 11/13/2017 5:27am ET

    Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders had six catches for a game-high 137 yards in the Week 10 loss to the New England Patriots.

    Huddle Up: The yardage was nearly double his previous season high in what has been a disappointing year. He's still a solid WR3 in fantasy against the Cincinnati Bengals next week.

  • Posted: 11/11/2017 9:45pm ET

    Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (ankle) is expected to play against the New England Patriots in Week 10, according to a source.

    Huddle Up: Sanders faces a juicy matchup against one of the NFL's most generous secondaries, but having Brock Osweiler under center caps Sanders' value in the WR3 range.

  • Posted: 11/9/2017 4:16pm ET

    Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (ankle) practiced in full Thursday, Nov. 9, one day after he was a limited participant.

    Huddle Up: Sanders made his return to action in last week's blowout loss to the Eagles and didn't contribute much, garnering just a single 30-yard reception, but this news would seem to indicate he's getting back closer to full health. However, with Brock Osweiler under center now, he's merely a WR3 for the moment.

  • Posted: 11/8/2017 4:02pm ET

    Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (ankle) was listed as a limited participant in practice Wednesday, Nov. 8.

    Huddle Up: Sanders made his way back from an ankle injury last week, but he managed just one grab. He is a risky fantasy play on Sunday Night Football, as the quarterback play in Denver has been shoddy lately and it's not known if he is quite 100 percent. Start him at your own risk.

  • Posted: 11/5/2017 6:00pm ET

    Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (ankle) was limited to one catch for 30 yards on five targets in Week 9 against the Philadelphia Eagles.

    Huddle Up: The good news was that Sanders was back after missing the past two outings, but the bad news was his return meant very little to the overall success of the Broncos offense. He remains more of a WR3 heading into Week 10 when the Patriots come calling.

  • Posted: 11/5/2017 5:49am ET

    Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (ankle) will play in Week 9's game against the Philadelphia Eagles.

    Huddle Up: Sanders was a limited practice participant throughout the week and had been listed as questionable on the injury report after missing the previous two games with a sprained right ankle. Although the Eagles' passing defense is ranked 27th in the NFL, Sanders makes a risky fantasy play because of the Broncos' less-than-ideal quarterback situation, combined with the possibility that he could see limited snaps. Don't trust him as anything more than a WR3 this afternoon.

  • Posted: 11/3/2017 1:57pm ET

    Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (ankle) was listed as a limited participant in practice Friday, Nov. 3, and he is questionable for the Week 9 game against the Philadelphia Eagles.

    Huddle Up: Sanders is a risky fantasy play since he hasn't yet been able to practice on a full basis. It might be tempting to use him against the league's 27th ranked passing defense, but only do so out of desperation. He still might end up inactive on Sunday, so check back on game day for the latest.

  • Posted: 11/3/2017 10:41am ET

    Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (ankle) is listed as questionable on the injury report for Week 9 against the Philadelphia Eagles.

    Huddle Up: Sanders is expected to start after getting in a limited week of practice after missing the past two games with a sprained ankle he suffered in Week 6. In his absence, the Broncos' offense has bottomed out and turned to Brock Osweiler, meaning it will be difficult to trust Sanders as much more than a WR3.

  • Posted: 11/2/2017 1:20pm ET

    Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (ankle) is expected to return to action this week against the Philadelphia Eagles, according to head coach Vance Joseph.

    Huddle Up: The Broncos need Sanders back in a big way for their passing offense, especially with a new starting quarterback. It will be hard to bench Sanders in a favorable matchup with the Philadelphia Eagles secondary, but don't expect as much from him coming off the injury on the road with a different quarterback.

  • Posted: 11/1/2017 3:47pm ET

    Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (ankle) was listed as a limited participant in practice Wednesday, Nov. 1.

    Huddle Up: Sanders is trending toward playing in Week 9, but wait to see him participate in a full practice before committing to him for your fantasy lineup. We'll know much more about his status on Friday.

  • Posted: 11/1/2017 11:30am ET

    Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (ankle) returned to practice Wednesday, Nov. 1, for the first time since suffering an ankle injury in Week 6 and is expected to suit up for Week 9 against the Philadelphia Eagles.

    Huddle Up: While Trevor Siemian's poor recent play hasn't helped matters, it's probably not a coincidence the Broncos' offense has went into the tank with Sanders missing the last two games and part of a third. Whether or not Brock Osweiler makes a difference is debatable, but Sanders will be remain a high-end WR3 at worst as a receiver who should receive at least seven targets on a weekly basis.

  • Posted: 10/30/2017 4:51pm ET

    Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (ankle) believes he will be able to play against the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 9.

    Huddle Up: Owners will need to keep an eye on Sanders' practice participation next week to see if he has a chance to play. Sanders is a solid fantasy option when he is healthy and can be a No. 2 or No. 3 receiver if he plays next week.

  • Posted: 10/28/2017 1:35pm ET

    Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (ankle) did not participate in practice Saturday, Oct. 28, and is listed as questionable for Week 8.

    Huddle Up: Sanders missed all three days of practice this week, but owners will need to check the inactive list since he is questionable. Owners probably should use other options in their lineups this week since Denver plays on Monday Night Football and there would be limited options if Sanders sits out.

  • Posted: 10/28/2017 10:28am ET

    Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (ankle) has yet to practice and is listed as questionable on the injury report for Week 8 against the Kansas City Chiefs.

    Huddle Up: Despite the very good matchup, owners should not be counting on Sanders this week, especially considering the Broncos play on Monday night. Demaryius Thomas should be the clear leader of the pack at receiver this week, although Bennie Fowler and even Jordan Taylor could be worthwhile emergency fantasy starts for owners trying to get through the bye-week crunch.

  • Posted: 10/27/2017 3:09pm ET

    Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (ankle) was unable to practice again Friday, Oct. 27.

    Huddle Up: It's hard to envision Sanders playing in Monday's game against the Kansas City Chiefs, but he hasn't been ruled out yet. We'll have the official injury report on Saturday for you, but it's a good idea to plan to be without the veteran again in Week 8.

  • Posted: 10/26/2017 11:54am ET

    Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (ankle) did not practice Thursday, Oct. 26.

    Huddle Up: Sanders seems to be a long shot to play on Monday night, even with the extra day of rest. Assuming Sanders is sidelined, Bennie Fowler enters the sleeper realm for the second straight week coming off a five-catch, 45-yard outing in Week 7.

  • Posted: 10/23/2017 1:04pm ET

    Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (ankle) has been upgraded to day-to-day after being considered week-to-week. Sanders was sidelined for Week 7 with a sprained ankle.

    Huddle Up: Don't expect Sanders to suddenly be full go this week just because he's day-to-day. The first step will be to string together some limited practices. If the Broncos determine that Sanders needs to rest more, then Bennie Fowler will serve as a deep sleeper for the second straight week.

  • Posted: 10/21/2017 6:36pm ET

    Denver Broncos WR Bennie Fowler is expected to serve as the No. 2 receiver against the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 7 with WR Emmanuel Sanders (ankle) sidelined.

    Huddle Up: Fowler saw a season-high eight targets when Sanders exited in Week 6, and he could be a sneaky WR3 or flex play against the Chargers.

  • Posted: 10/19/2017 4:17pm ET

    Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (ankle) missed another practice Thursday, Oct. 19.

    Huddle Up: No surprise, as Sanders has already been ruled out for this weekend's matchup opposite the Chargers. Demaryius Thomas figures to see even more looks than usual, and might end up being one of the strongest DFS options at wide receiver. Additionally, Bennie Fowler will be a nice sleeper candidate for Week 7, as he could see around 10 targets on Sunday.

  • Posted: 10/16/2017 11:57am ET

    Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (ankle) will be sidelined next week with a sprained ankle, according to a source.

    Huddle Up: That's more on the side of good news since the hit on Sanders looked a good deal worse Sunday night. With Sanders out, Bennie Fowler will assume the No. 2 wide receiver position opposite Demaryius Thomas. Fowler is a deep sleeper in standard leagues, but starting him versus the Los Angeles Chargers might be getting too cute.

  • Posted: 10/16/2017 5:06am ET

    Updating previous reports, Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (ankle) will have an MRI Monday, Oct. 16, on his injured right ankle. X-rays were negative.

    Huddle Up: Outside of his two-TD game in Week 2, Sanders has been pretty meh with a 25-266-2 line on the season. With Trevor Siemian (shoulder) also banged up, Sanders doesn't look like a good WR3 play against the Los Angeles Chargers next week.

  • Posted: 10/15/2017 7:39pm ET

    Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (leg) left the Week 6 game against the New York Giants in the third quarter due to an apparent right leg injury. He was carted from the sidelines to the locker room.

    Huddle Up: Sanders was helped off the field and he didn't appear to be able to put any weight on his right ankle.

  • Posted: 9/24/2017 3:03pm ET

    Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders racked up seven receptions for 75 yards on 15 targets in Week 3 at Buffalo.

    Huddle Up: Trevor Siemian looked the way of Sanders early and often, perhaps too often. A couple of times he tried to force it into the veteran and had miscues. It's nice for fantasy owners to see Sanders getting so many looks. He remains a solid WR2 in all fantasy leagues heading into Week 4 against the visiting Raiders.

  • Posted: 9/17/2017 8:44pm ET

    Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders posted six receptions for 62 yards and a pair of touchdowns in Week 1 against Dallas on eight targets.

    Huddle Up: Sanders had a big game thanks to a Dallas secondary missing Orlando Scandrick. Things should tighten up considerably against the Bills on the road in Week 3.

  • Posted: 8/22/2017 5:23pm ET

    Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders was involved in a minor, two-car collision in Parker, Colo., Tuesday, Aug. 22. Sanders told responding officers he had a headache but was otherwise fine. The driver of the other car was also unharmed, and police cited both drivers for careless driving. Sanders practiced in full after the accident.

    Huddle Up: The veteran was lucky to escape unharmed, although the police report stated his SUV was traveling no more than 35 mph at the time of the accident. He remains a so-so WR3 in fantasy drafts.

  • Posted: 8/19/2017 2:07pm ET

    Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (shoulder) is not expected to play in the preseason game against San Francisco 49ers Saturday, Aug. 19.

    Huddle Up: Sanders did not practice this week and probably will be held out until the third preseason game. He has played well in each of the last three season and should be considered a No. 3 receiver in fantasy leagues no matter the starting quarterback.

  • Posted: 8/17/2017 5:15pm ET

    Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (shoulder) did not participate in practice Thursday, Aug. 17.

    Huddle Up: Sanders probably will miss the second preseason game, and owners will need to keep an eye out for a timetable for his return. He has posted at least 1,000 yards in each of his three seasons with the Broncos and should have similar success no matter the starting quarterback. He should be seen as a No. 3 receiver in all fantasy leagues.

  • Posted: 8/16/2017 1:14pm ET

    Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (shoulder) left practice early Wednesday, Aug. 16, after falling on his shoulder. Head coach Vance Joseph indicated that the injury is not serious, however.

    Huddle Up: Keep tabs on Sanders' injury as the season nears, but for now his fantasy value is unchanged. He remains a viable WR3 even with a subpar quarterback situation.

  • Posted: 7/12/2017 5:40pm ET

    Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders said he would like to know the team's starting quarterback now if he was up to him but understands that the coaching staff will make the decision when they are ready. Sanders said it would be easier to build chemistry with the starting quarterback if he were able to practice with him all of the time.

    Huddle Up: Sanders should be productive no matter the quarterback because he has posted at least 1,000 yards in each of the last three seasons. He should be a solid No. 3 fantasy receiver in 2017 as long as he stays healthy.

  • Posted: 7/11/2017 1:46pm ET

    Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders has made some changes this offseason, including his diet. Sanders admitted that he was eating poorly but has been listening to his body more and physically feels like a rookie again.

    Huddle Up: Sanders is going for a fourth straight season of at least 1,000 yards and five touchdowns. Those are attainable numbers in 201, especially with offensive coordinator Mike McCoy back in Denver. Sanders is worthy of WR3 consideration despite subpar quarterback play.

  • Posted: 7/10/2017 4:23pm ET

    Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders said he believes he can produce with either QB Trevor Siemian or QB Paxton Lynch as the starter because they throw catchable passes. 'Both of those guys throw catchable passes,' Sanders said. 'When it comes to the deep ball, Paxton loves to throw the deep ball. Big, strong arm. Trevor, he loves to throw the out routes, the in-routes. He's a checkdown, all-around type guy.'

    Huddle Up: Sanders posted 1,032 yards with Siemian and Lynch last season and should be able to post similar numbers again in 2017 no matter which quarterback starts. He was posted at least 1,000 yards in each of the last three seasons and can be a low-end No. 2 or a No. 3 receiver in fantasy leagues.

  • Posted: 1/1/2017 3:32pm ET

    Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (foot) left the Week 17 game against the Oakland Raiders due to a foot injury and he is questionable to return.

    Huddle Up: With the Broncos eliminated from the playoffs and with a healthy lead in the finale, it's likely Sanders is done for the season.

  • Posted: 12/25/2016 9:06pm ET

    Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders finished with one catch on three targets for 26 yards in a 33-10 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs Sunday, Dec. 25.

    Huddle Up: The Denver offense was a disaster overall, and Sanders was one of the many victims. He should bounce back and produce WR3 numbers against Oakland in Week 17.

  • Posted: 12/23/2016 6:15pm ET

    Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (non-injury) was a full participant in practice Friday, Dec. 23, and is not listed on the Week 16 injury report.

    Huddle Up: Sanders hasn't had a ton of huge games, but he is already over 1,000 yards for the year and should be a high-floor WR3 in Week 16 with WR2 upside in PPR formats.

  • Posted: 12/21/2016 3:24pm ET

    Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (non-injury) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 21.

    Huddle Up: Sanders has been a bit inconsistent over the last few weeks but has posted at least 100 yards in two of his last four games. He has been targeted at least eight times in seven of the last eight games and can be a solid No. 2 receiver in a majority of fantasy leagues.

  • Posted: 12/11/2016 7:02pm ET

    Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders WR Emmanuel Sanders hauled in 11 receptions for 100 yards and a touchdown on 14 targets in the Week 14 game against the Tennessee Titans.

    Huddle Up: Sanders has picked up the pace lately, posting two 100-yard receiving games with two visits to the end zone over the past three games. He remains a solid WR2 in most fantasy leagues heading into Week 15.

  • Posted: 12/2/2016 3:52pm ET

    Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (thumb) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 2, and is not on the injury report for Week 13.

    Huddle Up: Sanders has been a main factor in the passing game over the last several games and has been targeted at least eight times in each of the last five games. He probably will lose some of his value with Paxton Lynch as the starting quarterback but should still be a No. 3 receiver.

  • Posted: 12/1/2016 5:42pm ET

    Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (thumb) was a full participant in practice Thursday, Dec. 1.

    Huddle Up: Sanders is coming off his best game of the season, and he should be high-upside WR3 in Week 13 against Jacksonville.

  • Posted: 11/30/2016 4:02pm ET

    Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (thumb) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Nov. 30.

    Huddle Up: Sanders is coming off an impressive 162-yard performance in Week 12 and has received at least eight targets in each of his last five games. He should be a solid No. 2 or No. 3 receiver in all leagues even if Trevor Siemian is not able to play.

  • Posted: 11/28/2016 6:27am ET

    Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders had seven catches for 162 yards and a touchdown against the Kansas City Chiefs Sunday, Nov. 27.

    Huddle Up: It's the first time he has reached pay dirt since Week 4 and the first time he has topped 100 yards since Week 3. The Jacksonville Jaguars have been really good against opposing WRs the last five weeks, so he'll have his hands full as a low-end WR2 next week.

2017 Game Logs

Wk Opp Tar Cat CYds CTD
1 LAC 6 3 26 0
2 DAL 8 6 62 2
3 @BUF 15 7 75 0
4 OAK 5 4 27 0
6 NYG 8 5 76 0
9 @PHI 5 1 30 0
10 NE 11 6 137 0
11 CIN 8 2 15 0

2016 Game Logs

Wk Opp Tar Cat CYds CTD
1 CAR 8 5 49 0
2 IND 8 3 39 0
3 @CIN 13 9 117 2
4 @TB 13 8 88 1
5 ATL 9 7 80 0
6 @LAC 6 4 40 0
7 HOU 8 4 86 0
8 LAC 10 4 68 0
9 @OAK 11 5 47 0
10 @NO 9 5 54 0
12 KC 10 7 162 1
13 @JAC 9 3 28 0
14 @TEN 14 11 100 1
15 NE 6 3 48 0
16 @KC 3 1 26 0
17 OAK 0 0 0 0

2015 Game Logs

Wk Opp Tar Cat CYds CTD
1 BAL 12 8 65 0
2 @KC 14 8 87 2
3 @DET 9 6 87 0
4 MIN 6 3 68 0
5 @OAK 12 9 111 0
6 @CLE 11 4 109 1
8 GB 5 2 22 0
9 @IND 11 6 90 1
10 KC 4 0 0 0
12 NE 9 6 113 0
13 @LAC 8 3 19 0
14 OAK 6 2 17 0
15 @PIT 16 10 181 1
16 CIN 5 4 67 1
17 LAC 8 5 99 0
P2 PIT 8 5 85 0
P3 NE 8 5 62 0
P4 CAR 8 6 83 0

2014 Game Logs

Wk Opp Tar Cat CYds CTD
1 IND 9 6 77 0
2 KC 9 8 108 0
3 @SEA 15 11 149 0
5 ARI 9 7 101 0
6 @NYJ 6 3 38 0
7 SF 3 3 41 1
8 LAC 9 9 120 3
9 @NE 16 10 151 0
10 @OAK 8 5 67 2
11 @LAR 8 5 102 1
12 MIA 13 9 125 0
13 @KC 11 6 73 0
14 BUF 6 4 56 0
15 @LAC 3 3 53 0
16 @CIN 7 6 70 2
17 OAK 9 6 73 0
P2 IND 15 7 46 0

2013 Game Logs

Wk Opp Tar Cat CYds CTD
1 TEN 12 7 57 0
2 @CIN 10 5 78 0
3 CHI 8 4 39 0
4 @MIN 8 4 57 0
6 @NYJ 6 3 70 1
7 BAL 2 1 7 0
8 @OAK 11 7 88 1
9 @NE 11 6 98 0
10 BUF 6 4 13 0
11 DET 2 1 2 0
12 @CLE 7 6 52 1
13 @BAL 11 6 43 1
14 MIA 6 4 65 1
15 CIN 6 5 38 0
16 @GB 2 2 7 1
17 CLE 4 2 26 0

2012 Game Logs

Wk Opp Tar Cat CYds CTD
1 @DEN 8 4 55 0
2 NYJ 4 3 33 0
3 @OAK 4 3 33 0
5 PHI 7 3 22 0
6 @TEN 6 4 43 0
7 @CIN 2 2 40 0
8 WAS 5 3 56 0
9 @NYG 2 2 20 1
10 KC 7 2 30 0
11 BAL 8 3 82 0
12 @CLE 7 5 75 0
13 @BAL 6 5 60 0
14 LAC 4 2 36 0
15 @DAL 1 0 0 0
16 CIN 1 1 13 0
17 CLE 3 2 28 0

2011 Game Logs

Wk Opp Tar Cat CYds CTD
1 @BAL 3 2 20 1
2 SEA 3 2 44 0
3 @IND 5 2 21 0
4 @HOU 2 1 10 0
5 TEN 3 0 0 0
6 JAC 4 1 32 0
7 @ARI 7 5 46 1
8 NE 8 5 70 0
12 @KC 4 2 25 0
13 CIN 2 1 6 0
17 @CLE 2 1 14 0
P1 @DEN 8 6 81 0

2010 Game Logs

Wk Opp Tar Cat CYds CTD
1 ATL 0 0 0 0
6 CLE 2 2 37 0
7 @MIA 1 1 18 0
8 @NO 2 1 21 0
9 @CIN 0 0 0 0
10 NE 9 5 41 1
11 OAK 4 2 35 1
12 @BUF 5 2 27 0
13 @BAL 6 3 49 0
14 CIN 1 0 0 0
15 NYJ 13 7 78 0
16 CAR 5 4 54 0
17 @CLE 2 1 16 0
P2 BAL 7 4 54 0
P3 NYJ 3 1 20 0
P4 @GB 3 2 17 0

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