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1 Emmanuel Sanders WR

Buffalo Bills

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Player Updates

March 16, 2021 08:52 PM
Bills' Emmanuel Sanders: Joining Buffalo
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sanders agreed to terms on a one-year contract with the Bills on Tuesday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

Sanders will travel to Buffalo on Thursday to make this deal official. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the deal is worth $6 million. The 34-year-old wideout proved he still has something left in the tank last year, recording a 61-726-5 line across 14 games with the Saints. Sanders is slated to serve as the No. 2 outside wide receiver behind Stefon Diggs -- who led the league with 1,535 receiving yards last year -- in Buffalo. Cole Beasley (leg) should handle the slot reps while Gabriel Davis rotates in on the outside.

March 10, 2021 02:20 PM
Emmanuel Sanders: Cut free by Saints
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Saints will release Sanders on Wednesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Sanders signed a two-year, $16 million contract last offseason, but for practical purposes, he was being paid $10 million for a single season. He'll now become an unrestricted free agent again, after putting up 61 receptions for 726 yards and five touchdowns on 82 targets across 14 games. The soon-to-be 34-year-old hasn't reached 1,000 yards since 2016, but he still appears capable of starting in the NFL. Sanders could be a popular fallback option for wideout-needy teams that miss out on Kenny Golladay and Will Fuller.

January 18, 2021 08:40 PM
Saints' Emmanuel Sanders: Leads team in targets, receptions
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sanders hauled in six of nine targets for 48 yards in the Saints' 30-20 loss to the Buccaneers on Sunday.

The veteran led the team in targets and receptions, but his short-yardage gains led to little production in the loss. After a mildly-productive first season in New Orleans, Sanders is set to return for at least one more year, when he should be a primary weapon in the passing game, no matter who is throwing him passes.

January 10, 2021 09:08 PM
Saints' Emmanuel Sanders: Falls flat in Sunday's win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sanders caught two of three targets for three yards in the Saints' 21-9 win over the Bears on Sunday.

The veteran wideout entered the game riding a streak of four games with at least 60 receiving yards or a touchdown, but he fell completely flat in this one, ceding work to two recently-activated receivers, Deonte Harris and Michael Thomas. Sanders' production will likely be hit-or-miss with those two players back in the fold, but a friendly matchup with Tampa Bay in the NFC divisional round presents a bounce-back opportunity for Sanders.

January 3, 2021 10:36 PM
Saints' Emmanuel Sanders: Scores fifth touchdown in finale
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sanders caught nine of 13 targets for 63 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 33-7 win over the Saints.

Sanders led the team in all major receiving categories and, despite averaging just 7.0 yards per catch, made a nice fantasy impact thanks to an eight-yard touchdown grab in the second quarter. The veteran has stepped up in a big way over the last three games, averaging 5.7 receptions and 74 yards per contest. Sanders finishes the regular season with respectable totals of 61 receptions, 726 yards and five touchdowns. Assuming Michael Thomas (ankle) returns for the wild-card round matchup with the Bears, Sanders will step back into a secondary role.

December 25, 2020 08:56 PM
Saints' Emmanuel Sanders: Solid effort as top wideout
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sanders secured four of five targets for 83 yards and rushed once for 12 yards in the Saints' 52-33 win over the Vikings on Friday.

The veteran was due for a bigger role with both Michael Thomas and Tre'Quan Smith on injured reserve with ankle sprains, and he indeed led the Saints in receptions and receiving yards while tying for the team lead in targets. However, with Alvin Kamara's 155-yard, six-touchdown effort spearheading a 264-yard rushing day for New Orleans, Sanders generated solid but not spectacular numbers. The 33-year-old has now upped his yardage total over that of the prior game in four consecutive contests, however, and he'll look to finish off the regular season strong against the Panthers in a Week 17 road battle.

December 20, 2020 11:08 PM
Saints' Emmanuel Sanders: Leading receiver in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sanders caught four of five targets for 76 yards in Sunday's 32-29 loss to Kansas City.

With Michael Thomas (ankle) out, Sanders led the Saints in catches and receiving yards -- though Alvin Kamara saw one more target -- and posted his best yardage total since Week 2. Tre'Quan Smith also suffered an ankle injury Sunday, potentially leaving Sanders as the only experienced wideout on the New Orleans roster heading into Week 16's meeting with the Vikings.

December 19, 2020 03:24 PM
Saints' Emmanuel Sanders: Set for expanded role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sanders figures to conclude the regular season as the Saints' No. 1 wideout with Michael Thomas (ankle) set to hit IR, Amie Just of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

Sanders is the favorite to officially serve as New Orleans' top wideout, but it's probably more realistic to project that he and Tre'Quan Smith will split the targets vacated by Thomas rather evenly, just as they did Weeks 2-5. If Thomas is indeed placed on IR it will rule him out for the final three games of the regular season. Drew Brees (ribs) is expected to return for Sunday's game against the high-powered Chiefs, and with Deonte Harris (neck) listed as questionable, both Sanders and Smith could immediately be primed for key offensive roles.

December 13, 2020 10:32 PM
Saints' Emmanuel Sanders: Finds end zone against Eagles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sanders caught three of five targets for 48 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 24-21 loss to the Eagles.

He scored his fourth TD of the season, and first since Week 9, late in the third quarter on a 37-yard strike from Taysom Hill. Sanders has caught at least three passes in three of Hill's four starts, posting a combined 13-157-1 line on 17 targets over that stretch, but regardless of who's at QB for the Saints next week, Sanders could see higher volume in a potential shootout against Patrick Mahomes and the high-octane Kansas City offense.

December 6, 2020 11:04 PM
Saints' Emmanuel Sanders: Hauls in five passes
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sanders secured five of six targets for 39 yards in the Saints' 21-16 win over the Falcons on Sunday.

As expected, Sanders improved on his four-yard outing from Week 12, though his output wasn't exciting. He operated behind Michael Thomas, Tre'Quan Smith and Jared Cook on the day, and Sanders' fantasy value is limited when the Saints' receiving corps is fully healthy.

November 29, 2020 10:12 PM
Saints' Emmanuel Sanders: Held to four yards Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sanders caught his only target for four yards in the Saints' 31-3 win over the Broncos on Sunday.

In a game during which New Orleans pounded the rock with ease, Taysom Hill attempted just 16 passes and threw for just 78 yards. There wasn't much to go around for the Saints' pass-catchers, though game script against a Denver squad playing without a quarterback played a big part in the play calling. Sanders has a chance to bounce back in Week 13 against an Atlanta team that gave up four receptions for 66 yards to him in Week 11.

November 22, 2020 09:56 PM
Saints' Emmanuel Sanders: No. 2 target in divisional win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sanders reeled in four of five targets for 66 receiving yards during Sunday's 24-9 win against Atlanta.

Most of Sanders' production on the afternoon came via a 44-yard catch late in the second quarter, a play that was reversed in New Orleans' favor after Sanders was ruled on the field to have committed a fumble. The two-time Pro Bowler had just one catch for five yards last Sunday against the 49ers, so invested fantasy GMs will take production from Sanders any way they can get it. He was the second-busiest pass-catcher on the team Sunday, though he didn't muster even half the number of targets as Michael Thomas (12). Next, Sanders and the Saints will travel to take on the Broncos, the team with which the 33-year-old won a Super Bowl in 2016.

November 15, 2020 10:44 PM
Saints' Emmanuel Sanders: Flops in Week 10 win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sanders brought in his only target for five yards in the Saints' 27-13 win over the 49ers on Sunday.

It was a pitiful day for the Saints' receiving corps, and Sanders suffered more than most with his five-yard day. Prior to the dud, he had gone for at least 90 yards or a touchdown in each of his last three games, so his outlook remains encouraging heading into a very favorable matchup with Atlanta's barely-there secondary in Week 11.

November 9, 2020 01:00 PM
Saints' Emmanuel Sanders: Healthy return to action
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sanders (illness) had four receptions (five targets) for 38 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 38-3 win over the Buccaneers.

The 33-year-old spent a couple of weeks on the reserve/COVID-19 list, but he was able to return just in time for a big division showdown against Tom Brady and the Buccaneers. Sanders was able to recapture the momentum he built prior to his layoff, finishing with double-digit fantasy points (in standard 0.5 PPR formats) for the fourth consecutive game after a slow two-game start to his career in New Orleans. Having Michael Thomas (ankle/hamstring) back will only help Sanders, as opposing teams -- such as the 49ers in an upcoming Week 10 matchup -- have to deploy additional resources the star's way, allowing Sanders to operate freely on short and intermediate routes.

November 5, 2020 02:52 PM
Saints' Emmanuel Sanders: Comes off COVID-19 list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Saints activated Sanders (illness) from the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

According to Katherine Terrell of The Athletic, Sanders was seen participating at the Saints' first Week 9 practice, and his corresponding activation implies that he's on track to return to action Sunday against the Buccaneers. Michael Thomas (hamstring/ankle) was limited Wednesday, but there's at least a chance that the Saints could have their top two wideouts available this week for the first time since the season opener.

November 1, 2020 07:04 AM
Saints' Emmanuel Sanders: On track to return in Week 9
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sanders, who is on the Saints' reserve/COVID-19 list, is expected to rejoin the team this coming week and return to action in Week 9 versus the Buccaneers, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Both Sanders and Michael Thomas (ankle/hamstring) are out for Sunday's game against the Bears, but it looks like the Saints will welcome back at least one of their top two receivers next week. When Sanders last played in Week 5, he caught a career-high 12 passes (on 14 targets) for 122 yards.

October 23, 2020 06:12 PM
Saints' Emmanuel Sanders: Set to miss Weeks 7 and 8
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sanders (illness) won't be eligible to return from the reserve/COVID-19 list until after the Saints' Week 8 game in Chicago, Katherine Terrell of The Athletic reports.

After he was removed from the active roster Friday following his positive COVID-19 test, Sanders had already been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Panthers. Since Sanders experienced a fever prior to testing positive, he's considered symptomatic, which means he won't be able to rejoin the Saints until at least 10 days have passed. In addition to Sanders, Michael Thomas (hamstring/ankle) remains sidelined for Week 7, putting Tre'Quan Smith on track to serve as the team's No. 1 wide receiver against Carolina.

October 23, 2020 05:00 PM
Saints' Emmanuel Sanders: Placed on COVID-19 list, out Week 7
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Saints placed Sanders on the reserve/COVID-19 list Friday, ruling him out for Sunday's game against the Panthers, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

With Michael Thomas (hamstring) also absent from Friday's practice, the Saints are expected to rely on Tre'Quan Smith as their No. 1 receiver come Sunday. The other options at the position on the active roster are Deonte Harris, Marquez Callaway and Bennie Fowler (shoulder), while the practice squad holds Austin Carr, Juwan Johnson and Tommylee Lewis. Sanders could be back for a Week 8 game in Chicago, depending on the results of his upcoming tests for COVID-19.

October 23, 2020 05:00 PM
Saints' Emmanuel Sanders: Misses practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sanders is absent from Friday's practice, Mike Triplett of ESPN.com reports.

The Saints haven't yet provided a reason for the veteran wideout's absence, but an explanation should come when the team releases its final Week 7 injury report later Friday. Sanders wasn't listed on the injury report Wednesday or Thursday.

October 13, 2020 09:12 AM
Saints' Emmanuel Sanders: Tops century mark in victory
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sanders caught 12 of 14 targets for 122 yards in Monday night's 30-27 overtime win against the Chargers.

Sanders seemingly has caught his stride after stumbling out of the blocks with the Saints. The veteran led New Orleans in all major receiving categories Monday, setting season highs for himself in the process. Sanders also came agonizingly close to a touchdown but was marked down at the one-yard line in a reversed video review to close the first half. Now with back-to-back outings with at least six catches and 90 yards, New Orleans' Week 6 bye comes at an inopportune time for Sanders, who will also have to contend with top wideout Michael Thomas' likely return when the Saints next play.

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Career Receiving Stats
SeasonTeamGGSRECYDSReAvgLGTD20+40+1st
2021BUF0000---00000
2020NO1456172611.95157233
2019SF17166686913.275511341
2018DEN12127186812.264413437
2017DEN12114755511.838211030
2016DEN161679103213.164512250
2015DEN151576113514.975612651
2014DEN1616101140413.948924469
2013PIT16116774011.055612337
2012PIT1674462614.237111031
2011PIT1202228813.13224017
2010PIT1312837613.43526018
Total158109662861913.0754712324414
Career Rushing Stats
SeasonTeamGGSATTYDSRuAvgLGTD20+1st
2021BUF0000---0000
2020NO14511212.012001
2019SF1716000.00000
2018DEN121245313.235112
2017DEN1211000.00000
2016DEN1616144.04000
2015DEN15153299.724011
2014DEN16168445.513003
2013PIT161112525.025011
2012PIT167144.04000
2011PIT120000.00000
2010PIT131000.00000
Total158109191719.035138
Career Kick Return Stats
SeasonTeamGRETYDSAVGLGTD
2021BUF000---00
2020NO1400---00
2019SF1700---00
2018DEN1200---00
2017DEN1200---00
2016DEN1600---00
2015DEN1511313.0130
2014DEN1635418.0220
2013PIT161026826.8460
2012PIT1612727.0270
2011PIT1259318.6250
2010PIT132562825.1480
Total15845108324.1480
Career Punt Return Stats
SeasonTeamGRETYDSAVGFCLGTD
2021BUF000---000
2020NO1400---000
2019SF1700---000
2018DEN1200---000
2017DEN122-2-1.0030
2016DEN1600---000
2015DEN15171036.120140
2014DEN1611111.01110
2013PIT1600---000
2012PIT1699310.39630
2011PIT123227.30100
2010PIT1346015.01380
Total158362878.031630
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
5-11/180
Birthdate:
03/17/1987
Age:
34
Hometown:
Bellville, TX
School:
SMU
NFL Experience:
12
Awards: