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The performance was especially discouraging coming on the heels of a three-catch, 38-yard effort at the Jets in Week 6. Prior to then, he may not have had any touchdowns, but he delivered three straight 100-yard games.
I still say it's nothing to worry about in Fantasy. You can't expect every game to unfold the exact same way. You know the Broncos are going to throw the ball. Demaryius Thomas has been getting most of the looks lately, but if he maintained his pace from the last three weeks, averaging 173.7 yards per game, for the rest of the season, he'd have nearly 2,400 yards.
He won't have 2,400 yards, and on the days when he falls of pace, Manning's favorite target figures to be Sanders. He has too big of a role in too productive of an offense for you to lose faith in him.
Sanders hauled in the first touchdown of the night, scoring from three yards out on an easy play after his defender was picked off by an official. The receiver was held quiet for the rest of the night, and he's managed only 79 yards over his last two games after posing three straight 100-yard performances. He'll look for a breakout against the Chargers Thursday.
But as one of the league's most prolific passers year after year, Manning is especially good at feeding mouths. Even with Thomas going for a franchise-record 226 yards in Week 5, Manning still found Sanders for 101. It was his third straight game over the century mark.
If he did that every week, he'd have more than 1,600 yards for the season, and only one player, Josh Gordon, did that last season. It's not a realistic expectation for any player.
What's realistic is the occasional 40-yard game. I can't guarantee Sanders won't have another Week 7 against San Francisco, the league's second-ranked pass defense, but I trust the
Long story short, I wouldn't think of sitting him based on his Week 6 performance.
Sanders caught three passes for 38 yards while Thompson rushed eight times for the same number. The latter added a reception that went nowhere.
Denver continues its season against visiting San Francisco next Sunday.
Sanders hauled in seven receptions for 101 yards during the contest. He finished tied for second on the club in receptions, and was second in receiving yardage. Sanders was a favorite target of Peyton Manning everywhere but in the red zone. When the team got close, Julius Thomas took the goal line looks. Sanders is still looking for his first touchdown this season.
Sanders will take on the Jets Week 6.
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