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.
Sanders hauled in six of 11 passes thrown his way in the game, though he didn't break any big plays en route to 59 yards receiving. He scored on an 8-yard pass from Ben Roethlisberger, his fourth of the season. He nearly had another score, but was unable to haul in a pass on a two-point conversion attempt in the final minute of the game.
Sanders enters Week 14 against the Dolphins having already set new career-highs in receptions (54) and touchdowns (four). He needs just 22 yards to match his total of 626, set last season.
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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Sanders now has a career high in catches (48) and touchdowns with three. His 561 yards is just 65 yards short of his personal mark. He could break it Thursday night in Baltimore.
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