Emmanuel Sanders Fantasy Football News 2017

Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (ankle) will miss "at least" Sunday's game against the Chargers, according to insider Mike Klis. Sanders' status beyond that remains uncertain. Denver, of course, just had its bye in Week 5, so Sanders won't catch a break there. He's worth hanging on to in fantasy leagues, but you might be without him for multiple weeks.

Broncos HC Vance Joseph said after Sunday night's loss to the Giants that x-rays came back clean on WR Emmanuel Sanders' ankle. That rules out the type of injury that ended Odell Beckham's season. Of course, Sanders still seems likely to miss time. Exactly how much depends on the severity of his ankle sprain. We should get another update this afternoon.

Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders injured his right ankle in the 3rd quarter of Sunday night's game vs. the Giants. He was in obvious pain, had to be helped off the field and then carted back to the locker room. The team quickly ruled Sanders out for the rest of the game. We'll pass along an update on the injury when we get one.

Broncos insider Mike Klis believes the team will go pass-heavy in 2017. "It’s pretty much the same offense [OC Mike] McCoy passed down to Adam Gase in 2013 and 2014, when Peyton Manning handed off only to allow receivers like Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders to catch their breath," Klis wrote discussing the 2017 scheme. Those Denver offenses weren't quite as pass-happy as Klis believes. The 2013 Broncos ranked 2nd in pass attempts and 10th and pass rate. The 2014 version finished 9th in attempts and 16th in rate. If the Broncos approach that territory this year, though, it'd be a shift from last year, when they ranked 17th in attempts and 18th in rate. That'd be good news for WRs Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders, who have been nice values in early fantasy football drafts.

The Broncos have hired Mike McCoy as their new OC. It's a homecoming after McCoy spent the 2009-2012 seasons in the same role. His QBs during that stretch ranged from Kyle Orton to Tim Tebow to Peyton Manning. McCoy was able to coax top-15 finishes in total yards and passing yards out of the Orton-led squads. With Tebow in 2011, Denver ranked 1st in rushing attempts and yards but 31st in passing and 23rd in total offense. McCoy's 2012 season with Manning produced a #4 finish in total yards and #2 in points. McCoy struggled as the Chargers' HC for the past 4 years, producing a 27-37 record (although injuries did him no favors). All 4 of those squads led by QB Philip Rivers ranked top 10 in passing yards. McCoy is widely regarded as 1 of the better offensive minds in the game, so this is a nice hire for Denver. He seems to lean toward a pass-heavy attack but has shown the willingness and ability to adjust his scheme. We'll see what he has in mind for this Broncos attack.

The Broncos have hired Vance Joseph as their new HC. The 44-year-old spent the 2016 season as the Dolphins' defensive coordinator after numerous stops as a defensive backs coach in both college and the pros. We'll see who he brings aboard to run the offense.

Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders suffered a foot injury in the 1st half of Sunday's game against the Raiders and will not return. He went without a catch before exiting. We should get an update on Sanders' injury tomorrow.

Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders caught a team-high 11 balls for 100 yards and a TD on 14 targets in Sunday's loss to the Titans. Denver attempted 52 passes (plus 3 sacks) while running only 9 times in a close game. The Broncos will likely need to keep leaning on the passing game with nothing going on the ground. Matchups with the Patriots, Chiefs and Raiders remain, and Sanders figures to be a nice fantasy option for all of them.

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Broncos QB Trevor Siemian (foot) is active and will start against the Titans’ 27th-ranked QB defense. He’ll play with an orthotic to help with that foot, but his mobility still figures to be limited. The matchup, though, makes him an option in 2-QB leagues. Siemian’s return is also good news for WRs Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that Broncos QB Trevor Siemian will return to the starting lineup today against the Titans. He missed last week's win over the Jaguars with a foot injury, but HC Gary Kubiak said he looked good in practice all week. He'll carry upside against a Tennessee pass defense that allowed Bears QB Matt Barkley a QB6 fantasy finish last time out. Getting Siemian back should also be good news for the fantasy outlooks of WRs Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders.

Broncos QB Trevor Siemian (foot) was limited in practice all week and is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Jaguars. HC Gary Kubiak said Friday that he'll make a decision on Siemian after Saturday's walkthrough. Insider Mike Klis believes Siemian is "progressing toward playing." We'll look for an update on Sunday morning. Siemian is just a lower-end QB2, but his return would be good news for WRs Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders.

Broncos QB Trevor Siemian (foot) is out for Sunday’s game against the Jaguars. First-round rookie QB Paxton Lynch will make his 2nd start after posting a 223-1-1 line vs. Atlanta back in Week 5. He’s barely on the 2-QB league radar vs. Jacksonville’s 10th-ranked QB defense. Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders remain lower-end WR2s for Week 13.

Broncos QB Trevor Siemian played in the Week 6 Thursday night loss to the Chargers, but he did so with his injured shoulder still bothering him. Siemian and his coach say the extra rest has helped this week. “I think he’s been much better,” coach Gary Kubiak told The Denver Post. “Obviously last week when he played in the game he was still somewhat sore. To me, watching him turn a few balls loose, he didn’t rotate the way he normally does, but he’s had some good time on his hands. It’s been a week now since that game, so you can see a difference. We knew it was going to take a little time for him to get back to himself." Siemian doesn't look attractive for fantasy lineups even at full strength, but a healthier shoulder can only help his usable WR assets, Emmanuel Sanders and Demaryius Thomas.

The Broncos on Wednesday reached a 3-year, $33 million extension with WR Emmanuel Sanders. The deal includes $27 million in guarantees, which shows the team believes the 29-year-old will deliver through the life of the contract. Sanders still looks iffy for this season with an offense set to start QB Trevor Siemian. But the contract helps his dynasty value.

Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (ankle) is active for tonight's game against the Patriots.  He's 3 weeks removed from a high-ankle sprain and won't be at 100%.  That makes Sanders a risk/reward fantasy play.

Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (ankle) is probable for Sunday night’s game against the Patriots after a limited week of practice. He’ll be playing 3 weeks after suffering what he called a high-ankle sprain. Consider Sanders a risk/reward WR3 for Week 12.

Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (ankle) was on the field for the start of Wednesday's practiced.  He practiced last Thursday and Friday before getting scratched for Sunday's game against the Bears.  Sanders revealed earlier this week that he's dealing with a high-ankle sprain.  That'll make him a risky Week 12 fantasy play if he ends up active vs. New England on Sunday night.

Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders revealed Monday that he's dealing with a high-ankle sprain.  He suffered the injury early in Week 9 against the Colts.  He returned to that one but went catch-less the following week before exiting in the 3rd quarter.  Sanders was held out of last weekend's game against the Bears but is hoping to return for this Sunday night's showdown with the Patriots.  "Today was the first day I got up and didn't limp out of bed," Sanders said.  He'll still be just 3 weeks removed from the injury on Sunday.  High-ankle sprains typically take 4+ weeks to fully heal.  We'll track Sanders' status throughout the week.

Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (ankle, finger) won’t play against the Bears today, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. Sanders was expected to be available but reportedly didn’t fare well in pregame warmups. His role will be filled by some combination of Cody Latimer, Bennie Fowler and Andre Caldwell. None is a recommended fantasy play. WR Demaryius Thomas will dominate targets.


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