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What You Need to Know:
-Sanders, 34, underwhelmed in his lone season with New Orleans. Even with Michael Thomas appearing in only 7 games, Sanders tallied 61-726-5.
-The former Saint tallied just 11.9 YPC — below his pre-2020 career average of 13.3.
-Per Pro Football Focus, Sanders forced only 3 missed tackles.
-He lacked a ceiling with only 4 outings of 15+ PPR points — each without Thomas.
-Sanders missed 2 games while on the COVID-19 list.
-Sanders signed a 1-year deal worth $6 million early in free agency.
-Buffalo remains stacked at WR after losing John Brown. Sanders joins Stefon Diggs, Cole Beasley and promising 2nd-year man Gabriel Davis.
-The Bills used 4-WR sets on 15% of their plays last year — 2nd most league-wide. Still, that represented only 186 total snaps (11.6 per game).
-Sanders does figure to benefit from Josh Allen’s aggressive play style. Last year, Drew Brees’ average depth of target (aDOT) was a silly-low 6.6. Sanders’ tally was 9.5 — 54th among 77 WRs with at least a 50% snap share.
Draft Sharks Bottom Line:
Sanders, now on his 4th team since 2018, is clearly nearing the end of his career. The 34-year-old is coming off his 2nd lowest yardage total since 2012. His 2.7 YAC per reception marked the worst tally of his career.
A relatively healthy 2020, a pass-first Buffalo offense and a match with uber-aggressive Josh Allen supply the upside. Yet in an offense with Stefon Diggs, Cole Beasley and Gabriel Davis, there’s simply not a huge piece of the target pie for the taking. While spot start value is reasonable, don’t expect a major resurgence this fall.