Emmanuel Sanders Fantasy Football News 2017

Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders left Thursday night's game against the Colts early with a right ankle injury and will not return. That's the same ankle he sprained in Week 6 before missing the next 2 games. We'll see how serious the issue is this time.

Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (ankle) is active for today’s game against the Raiders. He put in just 2 limited practices this week, leaving him as a risk/reward fantasy play in this plus matchup.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport confirms that Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (ankle) is expected to play against the Raiders today. He didn't practice on Wednesday and then was limited on Thursday and Friday, so it's tough to believe he's anywhere close to 100%. A plus matchup with the Raiders keeps Sanders in the mix. But between the ankle and a new starting QB, he's a risky Week 12 fantasy play.

Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (ankle) is listed as questionable for this Sunday’s game against the Raiders. He’s expected to play but won’t be at 100% after putting in just 2 limited practices this week. It leaves him as a risk/reward fantasy play in the plus matchup.

Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (ankle) is active for today’s game against the Eagles. He was limited in practice all week, so that ankle might still be an issue. QB Brock Osweiler will definitely be an issue. Sanders is just a WR3 in this spot.

Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders is expected to play against the Eagles today, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Sanders missed the past 2 games with an ankle injury but put in limited practices all week. He's fine to return to fantasy football lineups.

Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (ankle) was limited in practice all week and is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Eagles. He’s expected to play, but it looks like he’s still not 100%. That — plus QB Brock Osweiler — makes Sanders just a WR3 for Week 9.

Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (ankle) returned to practice on Wednesday. Barring a setback, he's expected to play against the Eagles this weekend. With Brock Osweiler under center, though, Sanders is no better than a WR3.

Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders is inactive for Week 8. He’ll miss a 2nd straight game with a sprained ankle. Bennie Fowler, who saw 5 targets last week, will remain in a starting role.

Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (ankle) is listed as questionable for Monday night's game against the Chiefs. He didn't practice all week, though, and seems unlikely to play. He can't be in Week 8 fantasy lineups unless we hear good news on him tomorrow morning. With Sanders out last week, WR Bennie Fowler played 83% of the offensive snaps and caught all 5 of his targets for 45 yards. He's an option for fantasy squads dealing with bye-week issues.

Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (ankle) remained sidelined for Thursday's practice. He still has a couple more chances to get out there ahead of Monday night's game against the Chiefs but isn't looking particularly likely to be ready for that one at this point. We'll get another update on his status tomorrow.

Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (ankle) didn't participate in Wednesday's "jog-through" session. Denver's first official practice ahead of Monday night's game against the Chiefs is on Thursday. "He's sore, but he's trying," Joseph said of Sanders. "He's a tough dude, so if he can go, he will." We'll continue to track Sanders' progress, but fantasy owners shouldn't be counting on him at this point.

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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