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Basic StatsEmmanuel Sanders's Basic Stats

Emmanuel Sanders
Bye: 1
Experience: 13
Age: 37.2
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 180
40 Time: 4.41
Speed Score: 92.60
SPARQx (Rank): 114.20 (80%)
Burst Score (Rank): 130.20 (87%)
Agility Score (Rank): 10.74 (95%)
Catch Radius (Rank): 10.30 (93%)

Injury PredictorEmmanuel Sanders's Injury Guide

Chance of Injury in 2024


% chance misses at least 2 quarters

Chance of Injury per Game


1- 17√1-% Inj/Season

Projected Games Missed 2024



Ability to produce despire relatively minor injuries. 5 being most durable

Injury analysis powered by Draft Sharks Injury Guide, formerly SIP Logo

Injury History

Date League Injury Details
Dec 6, 2011 NFL Pedal Foot Sanders missed 3 games with inflammation in his surgically repaired right foot.
Oct 30, 2011 NFL Knee Meniscus Tear Sanders needed arthroscopic surgery to repair his left meniscus. He missed 2 games and then returned after the Week 11 bye.
Aug 1, 2011 NFL Pedal Foot Sanders had bone marrow and calcium injected into his previously repaired left foot to promote healing. He missed the 1st 3 preseason games.
Sep 15, 2010 NFL Leg Quad Bruise Sanders lost 3 games to a quad injury that he admitted was worse than he initially believed. He returned after the Week 5 bye.
Dec 16, 2012 NFL Chest Rib Fracture Sanders cracked a rib in Week 15 and left the game in the 3rd quarter. He did not miss the following week's game, though.
Nov 16, 2014 NFL Head Cranial Concussion Grade 1 Sanders got a concussion after he took a huge hit in Week 11. He was able to make it back the following week.
Aug 6, 2015 NFL Thigh Hamstring Strain Grade 2 Sanders pulled his right hamstring and sat out the entire preseason. He returned for Week 1.
Feb 6, 2011 NFL Pedal Foot Fracture Sanders broke a bone in his right foot in the 2nd quarter of the Super Bowl loss to the Packers and required surgery.
Dec 22, 2013 NFL Knee Patella Sprain Sanders left the Week 16 matchup at halftime with a patella sprain and missed the remainder of the game but was able to return to practice.
Nov 2, 2014 NFL Chest Rib Bruise Sanders was taken out of the game after taking a big hit. He was examined and diagnosed with a bruised rib then returned to the game.
Oct 18, 2015 NFL Shoulder A/C Joint Sprain Sanders sprained the A/C joint in his left shoulder but was able to play through the injury.
Nov 8, 2015 NFL Pedal Ankle (high) Sprain Grade 3 Sanders sprained his left ankle against the Colts. He played on it in Week 10 but left that game early -- with other issues -- and then sat out Week 11. He later revealed it was a high-ankle sprain.
Nov 15, 2015 NFL Hand Finger Sprain/Pull Unspecified Sanders sprained a finger and missed the next game, though the high ankle sprain might have caused that.
Aug 4, 2014 NFL Thigh Hamstring Sprain/Pull Unspecified Grade 1 Sanders sustained a "slight" right thigh strain and missed some preseason time.
Dec 14, 2017 NFL Pedal Ankle Bruise Sanders suffered a bone bruise in his right ankle against the Colts in Week 15 and missed the final 2 games.
Oct 15, 2017 NFL Pedal Ankle Sprain Grade 2 Sanders sprained his right ankle in the 3rd quarter of Week 6 and missed the following 2 games.
Apr 4, 2011 NFL Pedal Foot Fracture Sanders had surgery in April after developing a stress fracture in his left foot.
Dec 5, 2018 NFL Pedal Achilles Tear Grade 3 Sanders ruptured his right Achilles' tendon in a Wednesday practice, had surgery the following day and missed the rest of the season.
Sep 29, 2019 NFL Leg Quad Strain Sanders dealt with a quadriceps contusion during the Week 4 loss to the Jaguars.
Nov 11, 2019 NFL Chest Rib Sprain/Pull Unspecified Sanders suffered a rib injury in Week 10's loss to the Seahawks. He was good for the next game.
Aug 5, 2021 NFL Pedal Foot Sanders missed Bills' training camp practice with a foot injury.
Dec 12, 2021 NFL Knee Strain Grade 1 Sanders suffered a knee injury in Buffalo’s Week 14 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Basic StatsEmmanuel Sanders's Preseason Player Analysis

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Emmanuel Sanders, WR UNS

2:29pm EST 1/13/22

Emmanuel Sanders ready for Wild Card game

Bills WR Emmanuel Sanders (knee) put in a full week of practice and isn't listed on the final injury report for Saturday night's Wild Card game vs. the Patriots. A healthy Sanders has played ahead of WR Gabriel Davis all season, but we're not sure that'll remain the case this weekend. Both Sanders and Davis are shaky fantasy bets in what figures to be a lower-scoring game in near-zero temps.

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Bills WR Emmanuel Sanders (knee) put in a full practice on Tuesday. That puts him on track to return for Saturday night's Wild Card game vs. the Patriots. The question now is whether he'll get his starting job back from WR Gabriel Davis, who definitely provides more pop at this point. We'd avoid Sanders in fantasy lineups this week -- but his return does add risk to Davis' outlook.

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Bills WR Emmanuel Sanders (knee) didn’t practice all week and is listed as doubtful for Sunday’s game vs. the Jets. WR Gabriel Davis will get another start for Buffalo and is a high-upside WR3 in fantasy lineups.

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Bills WR Emmanuel Sanders (knee) did not practice on Wednesday. If he's unable to play vs. the Jets this weekend, Gabriel Davis would again be a high-upside WR3.

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ESPN's Jeremy Fowler reports that Bills WR Emmanuel Sanders is not expected to play today against the Falcons. That would clear the way for Gabriel Davis (just off the COVID list) to start once again. He has tallied 4 TD catches over his past 3 games.

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