BRONCOS is a registered trademark of the Denver Broncos Football Club, Inc. In 2016, Brandin Cooks, Willie Snead and rookie Thomas all saw 100+ targets, translating to finishes of WR8, WR31 and WR7, respectively, in half-PPR scoring that season. As of early June, there were positive signs on his rehabilitation process, though, as he worked with trainers on lateral movement and running at 100 percent, straight-line speed. Through 12 games, the 31-year-old wideout had totaled 71 receptions for 868 yards and four touchdowns. Sanders as a WR4 makes the most sense given the circumstances. He gets an improvement at quarterback and is in an offense that threw over 100 more balls in 2019. If Sanders is going to get significantly more, then it will come at a cost to the Saints' other playmakers -- which isn't going to happen. Scott Pianowski examines Week 5's fantasy winners and losers. They’ll do tests to confirm. However, Sanders should still be able to carve out a nice share for himself, as Thomas hasn’t had any real competition at wideout in recent years with Ted Ginn Jr. and TreQuan Smith mostly nonfactors. While Sanders has emerged as the team’s go-to wideout, they’ll now be down a key target in the push for a potential postseason berth. Brees has shown in the past that he’s capable of supporting multiple fantasy-relevant wideouts. Keenum is a huge upgrade over what Sanders had to deal with last season. New Orleans has been desperately missing that second receiver threat to pair with Thomas, especially evident in both their recent playoff losses. — Evan Silva (@evansilva) December 5, 2018. Whether Sanders, who is targeting a Week 1 return, can fully-participate in training camp remains to be seen, but the Broncos aren't likely to rush him. WATCH: Broncos vs. Patriots preview for NFL Week 6, Broncos projected to have 7th-most salary cap space in the NFL next year, Ex-Broncos RB C.J. As fantasy managers who drafted him last season know, Sanders saw a … Despite speculation earlier this year that Sanders might be on the trading block, the veteran wideout remains on the roster and firmly ensconced in the Broncos' plans -- at least for 2018. “Emmanuel Sanders is okay, his ankle is fine,” coach Vance Joseph said during his Friday press conference. Get the latest situational stats for Emmanuel Sanders of the New Orleans Saints for the 2018 Football season on CBS Sports. Our website may not look quite right in it. He did have 44 yards in a loss to the Jets earlier in the season and he’s barely done much since. Now with the Saints, Sanders is excited about the potential of being back in an offense as adept at throwing the football around the field. This piece will examine how Sanders’ arrival will not only impact the Saints offense, but also what the 49ers fantasy outlook will look like after his departure. Powered by. The Panthers in empty this season Expect more of this style offense for 2020 from Kyle Shanahan which doesn’t bode well for any of the 49er wideouts. Trader's Alley: Week 6 Players to Buy Low, Sell High, Hold, Week 6 NFL Pick'em and Survivor Pool Picks, Making Sense of the Patriots Backfield in 2020. Another key name to monitor is DaeSean Hamilton, the rookie out of Penn State. The 33-year old is just one year removed from a brutal Achilles injury and is entering his 11th season as an NFL wideout. Kareem Hunt: The Most Valuable Handcuff Running Back. Saints WR Emmanuel Sanders caught 4-of-5 targets for 56 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's Week 3 loss to the Packers. When he got to the 49ers mid-season in 2019, perhaps Sanders' greatest impact was creating the opening for Deebo Samuel to bloom, which is not necessary when it comes to fellow wideout Michael Thomas. They’ll do tests to confirm. Up until the injury, Emmanuel Sanders was headed for a top 20 WR finish in terms of fantasy. Jaylen Samuels Fantasy: Should You Start or Sit the Steelers RB. Expecting #Broncos revised 3-WR set to have Courtland Sutton & Tim Patrick mainly outside with DaeSean Hamilton in Emmanuel Sanders' role. Over the last three weeks, Sanders has averaged 9.3 targets, 7.3 receptions and 90.3 receiving yards. Chase Claypool was Sunday’s breakout performer, scoring four TDs for a Steelers team that keeps finding receiving talent. Last game Patrick played 14 percent of the offensive snaps but didn’t receive a target. 2021 NFL mock draft: Which QB prospects are on the rise? © 2004-2020 FANTASY SPORTS PUBLICATIONS, INC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Get breaking player news and analysis directly in your inbox. He also played with a nagging ankle injury and three different starting quarterbacks. 5. He can be considered in the low-end WR2 or high-end WR3 tier going forward with a chance to increase his value if he shows consistently decent numbers. READ NEXT: Jaylen Samuels Fantasy: Should You Start or Sit the Steelers RB? This site is neither endorsed, nor sponsored by, nor affiliated with Denver Broncos or NFL Properties LLC. The Ravens' pressures v. Cincinnati  Source: The #Broncos believe that WR Emmanuel Sanders tore his Achilles during practice. There are no more bye weeks, so the hope is you don’t need to pick up Hamilton and start him. Kendrick Bourne and Dante Pettis have been underwhelming and both Trent Taylor and Jalen Hurd need to stay healthy for any fantasy relevance. It’s heartbreaking news for Emmanuel Sanders: Per KUSA, the Denver Broncos wideout in the middle of a great season suffered a torn Achilles, which ends his 2018. On Wednesday, Group B got its turn on the series, and it was Baby Alien who was eliminated after singing George Michael's Faith and Imagine Dragons' It's Time (and pretty well, may I add!). Here are the five cut-ups we’ll be looking at this week…. Following a three-catch, 44 yard game back in early October, Hamilton has just two catches for 17 yards since that point. New Orleans Saints wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders has found his footing recently in the Saints' offense. As fantasy managers who drafted him last season know, Sanders saw a massive drop-off in production. Unless Sanders' physical skill set has declined significantly since his 2014-16 seasons, he seems to be a great bet to return WR2 production in PPR at what will likely be a 7th or 8th round price (in 12 teamers).