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Position
WR
 
Jersey
10
Name  Emmanuel Sanders
Born  3/17/1987
Height  5-11
Weight  180
College  SMU
3/16/2014 9:37:00 AM
Description: Emmanuel Sanders' new deal with the Broncos should become official later today. However, according to NFL.com's Ian Rapoport, Sanders had already agreed to a contract with Kansas City before Denver came into the picture.
Insight: An anonymous team official has accused Sanders' agent Steve Weinberg of breaking "every rule in negotiations." Supposedly, Weinberg accepted a deal from the Chiefs before opening negotiations with Tampa Bay and Denver. He also blew off a meeting with San Francisco. Weinberg is already on thin ice after a series of violations in the early 2000s and this sequence of events should only further damage his reputation. Fantasy-wise, it's an ideal spot for Sanders who will now be catching passes from Peyton Manning. He'll be replacing Eric Decker, who put up 1,288 yards and 11 TD last season.
 
3/15/2014 9:24:00 PM
Description: According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Broncos are expected to sign former Pittsburgh wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders.
Insight: The Jets, Jaguars, Buccaneers, Chiefs and 49ers had also been linked to Sanders. The 67 catches he logged last season were a career-high.
 
12/29/2013 11:57:00 AM
Description: Steelers wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders (knee) is a go for Sunday's game against Cleveland.
Insight: The 26-year-old has a touchdown catch in four of the last five games and possesses low-end fantasy value, particularly with Cleveland corner Joe Haden out of the lineup.
 
12/27/2013 3:46:00 PM
Description: Steelers wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders (knee) will be a game-time decision in Week 17 against the Browns, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Insight: Sanders said he is "50-50" to play after injuring his knee in Week 16. The 26-year-old has a touchdown catch in four of the last five games.
 
12/22/2013 6:21:00 PM
Description: Steelers wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders hurt his right knee Sunday against the Packers and will not return.
Insight: Sanders caught a touchdown for the fourth time in his last five games before exiting.
 
12/15/2013 8:00:00 PM
Description: Steelers wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders (foot) is active for Sunday night's game with Cincinnati
Insight: Sanders has scored in three straight games and is a nice low-end option with 16 receptions for 160 yards over the last three games.
 
11/20/2013 6:42:00 PM
Description: Steelers wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders (foot) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice, according to Scott Petrak of chroniclet.com.
Insight: Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday that Sanders would be limited in practice this week, so his full participation Wednesday is a sign that his foot injury is even less serious than the team thought. Sanders is only a fantasy option in PPR leagues.
 
11/19/2013 5:16:00 PM
Description: Steelers wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders said his foot injury isn't serious, according to ESPN.com.
Insight: Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said Sanders will be limited in practice this week but he is "encouraged" about his status for Sunday's game against the Browns. Sanders is only a fantasy option in PPR leagues.
 
11/17/2013 2:25:00 PM
Description: Steelers wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders suffered a foot injury in Pittsburgh's Week 11 game against the Lions. His return is questionable.
Insight: Sanders has had a couple of good games this season, but he's only cracked double-digits twice. He's a low-end, bye-week replacement type fantasy receiver.
 
7/28/2013 9:31:00 PM
Description: Steelers wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders has been displaying eye-opening speed in training camp, according to scout.com.
Insight: Sanders says he's always been fast, but didn't have as much of an opportunity to show it because of injuries and because straight-line speed is not as relevant in the slot where Sanders mostly played. "In the past two years I’ve had two foot surgeries and I had a torn knee," he said. "That’s all lower body. And for the first time I’m actually healthy. Have I gained some speed? Could that be the reason why? Potentially. When a guy has two foot surgeries, he can’t run. A guy has knee surgery, he can’t run. So this off-season I had a full off-season of working hard. I got to do whatever I want: squat, run as much as I wanted to. And it feels good." With Mike Wallace taking his talents to South Beach and Heath Miller trying to come back from three torn knee ligaments, Sanders is primed for a big year.
 
7/18/2013 10:06:00 AM
Description: Steelers wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders said in recent interviews that the team is "expecting 70 catches for 1,000 yards" in production this season.
Insight: With Mike Wallace signing with the Dolphins, Sanders will play a major role in the Pittsburgh passing game and both the reception and yardage goals would be career highs. His current fantasyfootballcalculator.com ADP is 113.
 
4/14/2013 10:58:00 PM
Description: The Steelers have decided to match the one-year, $2.5 million offer sheet the Patriots gave restricted free agent Emmanuel Sanders. SOURCE: USA Today
Insight: Ben Roethlisberger was campaigning for the Steelers to bring Sanders back, and the team did just that rather than accept the Patriots' third-round pick as compensation. With Mike Wallace signing with the Dolphins, Sanders will have more fantasy value with the Steelers than he would have had with New England.
 
4/13/2013 8:57:00 PM
Description: Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is campaigning for the Steelers to re-sign Emmanuel Sanders. The wide receiver recently agreed to a one-year offer sheet from the Patriots. SOURCE: Adam Schefter, ESPN
Insight: The Steelers have two options: make Big Ben happy by keeping Sanders for $2.5 million or letting him go to New England and accepting a third round draft pick. They'll have until the end of Sunday night to match the Patriots' offer.
 
4/10/2013 9:05:00 PM
Description: After weeks of speculation, the Patriots have officially signed wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders to an offer sheet.
Insight: The deal is worth $2.5 million for one season. Jason Cole from Yahoo Sports says that if Pittsburgh declines to match New England's offer, the Patriots will likely sign Sanders to a long-term contract. Sanders caught 44 passes for 626 yards as Ben Roethlisberger's No. 3 option last year in the Steel City.
 
3/17/2013 11:05:00 AM
Description: There have been conflicting reports about whether or not Pittsburgh wideout Emmanuel Sanders has signed an offer sheet with the Patriots.
Insight: The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported that Sanders had indeed agreed to an offer sheet while the Washington Observer-Reporter is now saying that the Patriots have yet to make an official offer. Sanders is only a restricted free agent so if New England does sign Sanders to an offer sheet, the Steelers will have an opportunity to match it.
 
12/17/2012 11:36:00 AM
Description: Steelers receiver Emmanuel Sanders apparently sustained a cracked rib in Sunday's game against Dallas and is questioanble for Week 16.
Insight: With Mike Wallace, Antonio Brown, Jerricho Cotchery and Plaxico Burress on the roster, Sanders has been almost invisible to fantasy owners. He does have 41 catches for 585 yards, but with just one score this season.
 
11/10/2012 10:51:00 AM
Description: Steelers receiver Emmanuel Sanders has been fined $15,000 by the NFL for faking an injury against Cincinnati in Week 7.
Insight: Sanders has mostly underachieved this season (24 catches, 302 yards) but he did score a touchdown last week against the Giants. He'll hope to build off that success Monday night against the Chiefs.
 
11/7/2012 11:10:00 AM
Description: If Antonio Brown is inactive for Monday night against Kansas City, Emmanuel Sanders will get the start opposite Mike Wallace with Jerricho Cotchery moving up to the No. 3 slot.
Insight: Sanders has 24 receptions for 302 yards and one touchdown this season, but could become fantasy-worthy as the Steelers' starter.
 
11/5/2012 2:25:00 PM
Description: If Antonio Brown indeed has a high ankle sprain, Emmanuel Sanders should get the start opposite Mike Wallace.
Insight: Sanders has 24 receptions for 302 yards and one touchdown this season, but could become fantasy-worthy as the Steelers' starter.
 
11/8/2011 3:07:00 PM
Description: Emmanuel Sanders underwent arthroscopic knee surgery Monday and is expected to be sidelined "a couple of weeks." Source: Scott Brown via Twitter
Insight: Knee scopes, while not major, should be available after week 13. Antonio Brown will remain the starter opposite Mike Wallace, and his status as WR3 will continue.
 

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