It's impressive enough that Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders started training camp on time coming off a December tear of his left Achilles' tendon. But Mike Klis of 9News in Denver reported Monday that Sanders also had "tightrope" surgery on his right ankle to treat an issue that reportedly originated on October 15, 2017. This revelation might actually be a positive, though. Sanders told Klis that the right ankle "gave me problems all last year." He added: "I came to camp last year thinking, 'How the hell am I going to get through this season?' I feel like that was kind of the reason I tore my Achilles'." Sanders took part in full-team drills for the 1st time Monday and is expected to play in Denver's next preseason contest. Barring some setback with either ankle, Sanders looks like an option in the double-digit rounds of fantasy football drafts after we hit summer skeptical.

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49ers WR Emmanuel Sanders (ribs) put in a limited practice on Thursday. He should suit up for Sunday night's game against the Packers but will be a risk/reward fantasy play after being unable to finish last week's game against the Cardinals.

49ers WR Emmanuel Sanders (ribs) is active for today’s game against the Cardinals. He didn’t practice all week, but we haven’t heard anything about him being limited today. Rib injuries tend to be pain-tolerance issues. Sanders comes with added risk in Week 11 fantasy lineups but also boasts plenty of upside against an Arizona defense he beat for 112 yards and a score just 2 weeks ago.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that 49ers WR Emmanuel Sanders is expected to play today against the Cardinals. He missed practice all week with a rib injury that obviously adds risk. There's also plenty of upside to the matchup. WR Deebo Samuel remains a solid option even with Sanders in the lineup. The Niners will be without RB Matt Breida (ankle) and TE George Kittle (knee, ankle), each of whom entered the weekend doubtful.

49ers WR Emmanuel Sanders (ribs) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Cardinals. He didn't practice all week, but the team is evidently still holding out hope that he'll be able to give it a go. Niners-Cards doesn't kick off until 4:05 pm ET, but we'll look for an update on Sanders' status Sunday morning. His absence would leave Deebo Samuel as San Francisco's #1 WR.

49ers WR Emmanuel Sanders (ribs) didn't practice on Wednesday. His injury reportedly isn't serious, but HC Kyle Shanahan labeled him a game-time decision for this weekend's tilt with the Cardinals. Sanders' absence would leave rookie Deebo Samuel as San Francisco's #1 WR.

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