Sanders brought in five of six targets for 94 yards and two touchdowns in the Bills' 43-21 win over Washington on Sunday. The veteran wideout thus far has proven to be a solid fit in Buffalo's offense, as he'd come in with a 6-100-0 line through two games in which Buffalo's passing attack hadn't been emphasized. With Josh Allen exploding for his first big performance of the season Sunday, Sanders became a beneficiary, bringing in his first two scores as a Bill from 28 and five yards in the first and third quarters, respectively. Sanders still trailed the incumbent duo of Stefon Diggs and Cole Beasley in targets by a significant amount, but his pair of scores from different areas of the field were encouraging with respect to his improving chemistry with Allen. Sanders will look to build on the big day in a Week 4 home matchup versus the vulnerable Texans.
Sanders hauled in two of six targets for 48 yards in Sunday's win over the Dolphins. The production is pretty empty and the misfires show the veteran is still getting his rhythm down with quarterback Josh Allen, but brighter days are certainly ahead for Sanders in the Bills' high-powered offense. While he has a modest 100 yards and has yet to see the end zone through two games, he's also seen 14 targets already. Sanders' 50 snaps Sunday were second on the team behind Stefon Diggs.
Sanders (foot/veteran rest) doesn't carry a Week 2 injury designation after practicing fully Friday. Sanders' absence from practice Thursday thus appears to have been maintenance-related as he manages a foot issue that he played through during Buffalo's Week 1 loss to the Steelers while logging 79 of a possible 85 snaps on offense en route to catching four of his eight targets for 52 yards. Now that he's off the Bills' injury report, Sanders is in line to start along with Stefon Diggs on Sunday against the Dolphins while Cole Beasley serves as the team's primary slot option.
Sanders (foot/veteran rest) didn't practice Thursday. Sanders was a full practice participant Wednesday and the fact that Thursday's absence was attributed to a combination of rest/foot issue makes it appear as though the listing is maintenance-related. Friday's injury report will confirm whether Sanders approaches this weekend's game against the Dolphins carrying an injury designation. Heading into Week 1 action, Sanders was listed as questionable but ended up suiting up en route to catching four of his eight targets for 52 yards and logging 79 of a possible 85 snaps on offense.
Sanders caught four of eight targets for 52 yards in Sunday's loss to the Steelers. Stefon Diggs and Cole Beasley were more involved, with those two combining for a whopping 27 targets and 17 catches. However, Sanders still saw the field for 93 percent of the offensive snaps, tied with Diggs for most on the team besides the line and quarterback Josh Allen. Sanders will continue to have a regular role in the offense, but with four talented receivers (one of them being a superstar in Diggs) and a quarterback that tends to run in some scores, we'd also be surprised if Sanders has a huge season. Expect more of the modest, steady production that Beasley usually puts out.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|5||10/10||@Kansas City Chiefs||24||26.67|
|10||11/14||@New York Jets||4||16.00|
|12||11/25||@New Orleans Saints||15||23.00|
|13||12/06||New England Patriots||5||17.00|
|14||12/12||@Tampa Bay Buccaneers||32||38.00|
|16||12/26||@New England Patriots||5||17.00|
|18||01/09||New York Jets||4||16.00|
Red Zone Trends
|3 Year Avg||93||66||821||5||37||12.44||120|