His quarterback is on a roll, and so is
With Ben Roethlisberger locked in, Pittsburgh can support multiple Fantasy wideouts. Sanders is averaging eight targets during his scoring streak and complementing Antonio Brown's brilliance. Sanders already has career highs in receptions (58), yards (661) and touchdowns (5).
In Week 2, Sanders caught five passes for 78 yards at Cincinnati, his third-highest output this year. That was before the Bengals lost top corner Leon Hall to a torn Achilles. Play Sanders as a WR3 on Sunday night.
Sanders had a solid performance against one of the better passing defenses in the league, hauling in four of the six passes thrown his way for 57 yards. He scored the game's first points, on a 5-yard pass from Ben Roethlisberger in the first quarter.
Sanders has not topped 60 yards in any of his last three games, but has scored every time out during that stretch. He now has five touchdowns on the season, heading into Week 15 against the Bengals.
Sanders has totaled 12 receptions for just 95 yards during his two-game scoring streak, so much of his recent jump in Fantasy value has been based on his ability to find the end zone. That does not bode well for his prospects this Sunday, against a Dolphins team that has allowed just one wide receiver to score this season.
Sanders has not topped 55 yards in any of his last four games, so if he isn't scoring, it is hard to see where he is contributing for Fantasy owners. Against a team that excels at defending the goal line, he should be considered a very risky start this week.
Antonio Brown hasn't hogged all the receptions among Steelers wideouts in 2013.
One or the other is usually a respectable second receiver or flex option in deeper Fantasy leagues, but probably not Thursday in Baltimore. Based on their performances against the
The three CBSSports.com senior Fantasy writers rank neither Sanders nor Cotchery in the top 39 among all NFL wideouts this week for a good reason. Fantasy owners should find better wide receivers for Week 13. Both Sanders and Cotchery are risky plays, particularly since both are slumping a bit.
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