Denver Broncos
  • 5'11"
  • 180
  • 32
  • 10 years
  • SMU
  • 2010 R3 O, None
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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
2017 DEN 12 92 92 47 555 11.8 2 0 0 0 0 555 2 0 1 1
  Avg 14 100 98 59 780 13.1 4 2 18 0 0 798 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
2018 DEN 12 103 98 71 868 12.2 4 4 53 1 0 921 5 0 3 5

Recent Player News

  • Posted: 6/4/2019 2:58pm ET

    Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (Achilles) could return sooner than people think, according to head coach Vic Fangio on Tuesday, June 4. Fangio said his prediction wasn't based on any medical update. The receiver played just the first 12 games of the 2018 season before being placed on injured reserve.

    Huddle Up: Sanders totaled 868 yards and four touchdowns off of 71 catches. The 32-year-old will enter the 2019 campaign atop a depth chart including Courtland Sutton, DaeSean Hamilton, and Tim Patrick, and with new QB Joe Flacco. He's a fringe WR2.

  • Posted: 5/7/2019 7:06pm ET

    Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (Achilles) began running in cleats last week and has added lateral movements to his workout in recent days, although he has not attempted to start running an entire route tree as of Tuesday, May 7. 'When I do run full speed, I feel good. I wouldn't say we're ahead of schedule, I wouldn't say we're behind schedule. I just feel like we're somewhere in between. We'll see how it goes once I start running routes and how I feel to see if I'm ready to go. .. 'It's been feeling good. Still sore every now and then,' Sanders told the Denver Post.

    Huddle Up: Sanders went on to say new offensive coordinator Rich Scangarello's playbook reminds him of Bruce Arians' when the duo worked together in Pittsburgh from 2010-11 at the beginning of the receiver's pro career. It's always difficult to predict how a player will be able to bounce back from the type of injury he suffered, making him something of a risky fantasy WR3 at best entering 2019.

  • Posted: 3/10/2019 9:51am ET

    Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (Achilles) tweeted Sunday, March 10, that's he's 'wayyy ahead of schedule' in his recovery from an Achilles tendon tear suffered in December.

    Huddle Up: The Broncos have indicated they will pick up Sanders' option for 2019 despite the injury and the fact that the wideout turns 32 this month. And if he does indeed make a strong recovery and doesn't miss any games in 2019, Sanders is a WR2 consideration as he projects to be the No. 1 target for new QB Joe Flacco.

  • Posted: 2/27/2019 1:03pm ET

    Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders' option will be picked up, according to general manager John Elway.

    Huddle Up: The Broncos needed Sanders to stay on as a veteran leader for an otherwise young receiving group. There is the grim reality that he may be over the hill in wide receiver years, but he's capable of at least a WR3 campaign.

  • Posted: 2/14/2019 7:23pm ET

    Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (Achilles') said he is no longer wearing a walking boot but still has a 'slight limp' when walking around.

    Huddle Up: After suffering an Achilles' injury late in the year, it wouldn't be a surprise to see Sanders miss time in 2019. He showed last year that he can be a WR2 as the top option in Denver's passing attack, but fantasy owners will need to be patient as he returns to form.

  • Posted: 2/8/2019 9:19am ET

    Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (Achilles) has a $10.25 million option due on his 2019 contract, and the Broncos have until March 13 to exercise that option.

    Huddle Up: Sanders turns 32 in March and complicating matters is his late-season Achilles tear that cost him the final four games of 2018. On the flip side, he's far and away the most experienced member of the Broncos' pass-catching corps, and he'd be a solid WR2 if he's brought back and is able to play close to a full season.

  • Posted: 12/7/2018 10:17pm ET

    Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (Achilles') had successful surgery to repair his Achilles' tendon Thursday, Dec. 6. His rehab is expected to take between six and eight months.

    Huddle Up: We've seen various time frames thrown out there, though all of them seem to include the possibility of Sanders being ready to go in Week 1 next season. Of course, a lot can happen between now and then, and no matter how his recovery progresses there's going to be some uncertainty surrounding Sanders coming off a major injury and entering his age-32 season.

  • Posted: 12/6/2018 9:45am ET

    Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (Achilles') has a long road ahead of him in his recovery from a torn Achilles' tendon. Former NFL team doctor David Chao said the earlier expected recover time is six months for this injury, but players aren't always at full health that soon. A more realistic recover time is between nine months to a year, according to Chao.

    Huddle Up: That timeframe means Sanders wouldn't be fully healthy by the time the 2019 season commenced. He'll be 32 years old early next year and an uncertain NFL future is ahead of him. As has been stated ad nauseam, Courtland possesses WR2 upside in Sanders' absence, with DaeSean Hamilton and Tim Patrick garnering attention in deeper leagues.

  • Posted: 12/5/2018 3:33pm ET

    Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (Achilles') was listed as a limited participant for practice Wednesday, Dec. 5.

    Huddle Up: Sanders has managed at least four receptions in all 12 of his games to date which makes him an outstanding low-end WR2 or flex fantasy play in most PPR leagues. Hopefully he'll rebound from a season-low 19 yards. Check back Friday for his official injury designation before making a final call for Week 14.

  • Posted: 12/5/2018 11:37am ET

    Updating a previous report, Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (Achilles') suffered a torn Achilles' tendon in practice Wednesday, Dec. 5.

    Huddle Up: Sanders is an invaluable part of the Broncos organization and his presence will be greatly missed. Courtland Sutton takes over as the No. 1 wide receiver and is now comfortably in the WR2 conversation. As mentioned earlier, DaeSean Hamilton and Matt LaCosse will see their fantasy value rise, while Devontae Booker could also see more targets.

  • Posted: 12/5/2018 11:14am ET

    Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (leg) was helped to the locker room after injuring his left leg during practice Wednesday, Dec. 5. He was not putting any weight on the leg.

    Huddle Up: What's really worrisome is that Sanders wasn't putting any weight on the leg and had to be helped off the field. If he is out this week and/or for an extended amount of time then Courtland Sutton becomes Denver's No. 1 wide receiver. DaeSean Hamilton and Matt LaCosse would also greatly benefit.

  • Posted: 12/2/2018 2:48pm ET

    Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders posted just four grabs for 19 yards on six targets in Week 13 against the Cincinnati Bengals.

    Huddle Up: Sanders was dealing with a heel injury heading into this one, so perhaps that was what set him back. Courtland Sutton stepped up and filled the void with Sanders not performing to his usual level. The Broncos head to San Francisco in Week 14.

  • Posted: 12/2/2018 1:04pm ET

    Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (head) was evaluated to a concussion during the Week 13 but was cleared to return.

    Huddle Up: Sanders has been the top receiver for the Broncos over the last several weeks and should be a solid No. 2 receiver for fantasy owners moving forward.

  • Posted: 11/30/2018 4:27pm ET

    Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (heel) was limited during practice Friday, Nov. 30, but is not on the injury report for Week 13.

    Huddle Up: Sanders has been targeted at least six times in all but two games this season and has taken over the team's top receiver job. He should have success against the Cincinnati Bengals this week and can be considered a No. 2 fantasy receiver.

  • Posted: 11/29/2018 12:42pm ET

    Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (heel) was limited in practice Thursday, Nov. 29.

    Huddle Up: Expect Sanders to play as long as he doesn't suffer any setbacks over the next couple of days. He's primed for another scrumptious game in a solid matchup with the Cincinnati Bengals after posting seven catches for 86 yards and a touchdown last week.

  • Posted: 11/25/2018 8:39pm ET

    Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders was good for seven receptions for 86 yards and a touchdown on 12 targets in Week 12 against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

    Huddle Up: Sanders has racked up 67 grabs on the season, including at least four catches in all 11 of his contests so far. He'll look to continue the streak in Week 13 against the Cincinnati Bengals.

  • Posted: 11/18/2018 10:33pm ET

    Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders caught four passes for 56 yards during the team's win over the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday, Nov. 18.

    Huddle Up: Sanders has been feast or... well, not exactly famine, more like soup and salad, this season. He's scored and topped 100 yards in the same game three times this year. In his other seven, he's neither scored nor topped 100 yards in any of them. Sanders remains the best option in Denver's passing attack, but he may be closer to a WR3 right now than a No. 2.

  • Posted: 11/4/2018 7:10pm ET

    Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders caught six passes on nine targets for 47 yards in a 19-17 loss to the Houston Texans in Week 9.

    Huddle Up: The six catches were respectable, but Sanders wasn't able to generate any big plays. Still, he is the clear No. 1 option in the passing attack following the Demaryius Thomas trade, and Sanders should be a WR2 most weeks.

  • Posted: 10/28/2018 2:42pm ET

    Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders had four receptions for 57 yards on his four targets and he had a run for minus-6 yards in the Week 8 game against the Kansas City Chiefs.

    Huddle Up: After back-to-back 100-yard performances it was back to mediocrity for Sanders. The Chiefs defense might have had a little something to do with that. He'll look to bounce back in Week 9, but faces another solid defense in the Houston Texans.

  • Posted: 10/28/2018 12:21pm ET

    Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (shoulder) suffered a shoulder injury during the Week 8 game but is considered probable to return.

    Huddle Up: Sanders has been one of the better fantasy receivers so far this season and is a weekly starting option when he is healthy.

  • Posted: 10/24/2018 7:32pm ET

    Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders is receiving some trade interest from teams, but the Broncos will not trade Sanders before the trade deadline, according to a source.

    Huddle Up: Sanders has played very well over the last few weeks and should continue to be a focal point in the Broncos passing game. He can be considered a weekly starting option in all fantasy leagues.

  • Posted: 10/21/2018 8:07am ET

    Several NFL clubs have expressed an interest in trading for Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders but the team is not listening to offers, according to league sources.

    Huddle Up: The 31-year-old Sanders has emerged as QB Case Keenum's primary target in the Denver offense and has 46 receptions for 603 yards and three touchdowns through seven games, including back-to-back performances of more than 100 receiving yards. He's worthy of consideration as a high-end WR2 in most fantasy leagues.

  • Posted: 10/21/2018 8:04am ET

    Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders is receiving trade interest from several teams, according to sources.

    Huddle Up: Sanders has posted three 100-yard games this season, so the Broncos likely would see a lot if they are willing to trade him. Sanders should be considered a No. 2 receiver no matter where he plays after the trade deadline.

  • Posted: 10/19/2018 11:41am ET

    Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (ankle) is 'fine' according to head coach Vance Joseph after Sanders was pulled early from the game in Week 7 against the Arizona Cardinals.

    Huddle Up: The lopsided nature of the game was probably the determining factor in Sanders not returning, although he did more than enough in the two-plus quarters he played to make his fantasy owners happy. He'll be a high-end WR2/low-end WR1 option in Week 8 against the Kansas City Chiefs.

  • Posted: 10/18/2018 11:17pm ET

    Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (ankle) suffered an ankle injury during the game on Thursday, Oct. 18, and did not return. He'll be evaluated by the team's training staff on Friday, Oct. 19, but Sanders said after the game that he 'should be fine' and 'probably could've finished the game.'

    Huddle Up: Sanders is the man in Denver's passing attack right now so any absence would be painful for the Broncos and fantasy owners alike. It sounds like he avoided anything serious, but keep an eye out for an official update.

  • Posted: 10/18/2018 8:28pm ET

    Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders caught six of seven targets for 102 yards and a touchdown and also threw a 28-yard touchdown pass in a 45-10 win over the Arizona Cardinals in Week 7.

    Huddle Up: Sanders has emerged as the go-to option in the Denver passing attack, and he recorded his third 100-yard effort of the year in Week 7 and fifth game with more than 70 receiving yards. He's a borderline WR1 at this point.

  • Posted: 10/14/2018 8:42pm ET

    Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders posted seven catches for 115 yards and a touchdown on 10 targets in Week 6 against the Los Angeles Rams.

    Huddle Up: Sanders had his first 100-yard game and touchdown since Week 1. He has been consistent this season, posting at least four receptions in all six of his games this season. He'll try and keep up the good work in Week 7 against the Arizona Cardinals on Thursday.

  • Posted: 10/7/2018 4:19pm ET

    Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders posted nine catches for 72 yards on 14 targets in Week 5 against the New York Jets.

    Huddle Up: While he hasn't had a 100-yard game since the opener against Seattle on Sept. 9, the targets represented a season high and he has at least four grabs in each of his five outings. He also hasn't had a score since Week 1, so he remains more of a WR3 or flex option in most fantasy leagues. The Broncos host the Rams in Week 6.

  • Posted: 10/1/2018 9:02pm ET

    Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders finished with five receptions for 45 yards on seven targets in the Week 4 game against the Kansas City Chiefs on Monday, Oct. 1.

    Huddle Up: Sanders has tailed off in the past two games with just 83 receiving yards, but he has four or more receptions in each of his four outings this season while being targeted at least seven times in three of the four outings. He remains a legit WR3 heading into Week 5 against the Jets in most fantasy formats.

  • Posted: 9/23/2018 9:48pm ET

    Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders caught five of his eight targets for 38 yards and added one run for a 35-yard touchdown in Week 3 against the Baltimore Ravens.

    Huddle Up: Sanders' activity has slowed down mightily since he hauled in 10 of his 11 targets in Week 1, but he's still finding ways to get it done despite some mediocre play from Case Keenum. The rushing score was the first of his career on an end-around play much like the one he scored on during the preseason. Sanders has led the team in targets and two of Denver's three games and should find the going much easier and be a solid WR2 option in Week 4 versus the Kansas City Chiefs.

  • Posted: 9/17/2018 12:25am ET

    Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders was not targeted in the first half but caught all four of his targets for 96 yards in the second half in Week 2 against the Oakland Raiders.

    Huddle Up: The Broncos' offense was dreadful in the first half, but business started picking up after the break. Sanders has seen six fewer targets through two games than Demaryius Thomas (21-15), but he has three more catches (14-11) and 150 more yards receiving (231-81). This is beginning to look like the year Sanders overtakes Thomas as the top receiving option in Denver, and he figures to be a solid WR2 option in Week 3 against the Baltimore Ravens.

  • Posted: 9/9/2018 8:27pm ET

    Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders caught 10 passes on 11 targets for 135 yards and a touchdown in a 27-24 win over the Seattle Seahawks in Week 1.

    Huddle Up: Case Keenum might not be John Elway, but he is an upgrade over Denver's quarterback situation from a year ago. Sanders should be one of the main beneficiaries, and he looks like a must-start option heading into Week 2.

  • Posted: 8/24/2018 6:49pm ET

    Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders caught four passes on eight targets for 61 yards and had a 27-yard rushing score against the Washington Redskins in the preseason Friday, Aug. 24.

    Huddle Up: Case Keenum should stabilize Denver's quarterback spot this year, putting Sanders back in the WR3.

  • Posted: 8/8/2018 11:29am ET

    Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders was absent from practice on Wednesday, Aug. 8, but he was simply getting a day off to rest.

    Huddle Up: The team knows what the veteran can do and he will be a big part of the team's offense in 2018. It's customary for veterans to get off a day or two in training camp, the preseason and mid-week practices during the regular season. No worries for fantasy owners here.

2018 Game Logs

Wk Opp Tar Cat CYds CTD
1 SEA 11 10 135 1
2 OAK 4 4 96 0
3 @BAL 8 5 38 0
4 KC 7 5 45 0
5 @NYJ 14 9 72 0
6 LAR 10 7 115 1
7 @ARI 7 6 102 1
8 @KC 4 4 57 0
9 HOU 9 6 47 0
11 @LAC 6 4 56 0
12 PIT 12 7 86 1
13 @CIN 6 4 19 0

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
12 @OAK 6 3 12 0
13 @MIA 7 2 11 0
14 NYJ 4 1 16 0
15 @IND 9 7 68 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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