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Emmanuel Sanders 2016 Fantasy Projection And Ranking

Emmanuel Sanders Bio & Career Stats

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Position: Wide Receiver
Career: 7 Years
Height: 5-11
Weight: 186
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Additional Bio Information

Birth Date: --
Birth Place: --
High School: Bellville HS [TX]
College: Southern Methodist
Drafted: 2010 Pittsburgh Steelers (Round: 3 #82)

Wide Receiver Rankings:
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Position Projections:
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  * Average Games Played the Previous 3 Years
  ** Player Missed More than 8 Games the Previous Season Due to Injury
Emmanuel Sanders 2016 Fantasy Projection
2016 Pts 2016 Avg Depth Chart *Avg Games Played 2015 Avg 2015 Fantasy Ranking 2015 Consistency
73.83 5.12 1 10.33 6.83 23 --
2016 Bye Week Team Change Head Coach Change **Coming Off Injury Depth Chart Change Higher Fantasy Avg then League Harder Schedule in 2016 Better Defenses in 2016 Better Pass Defenses in 2016 Better Against Sub 500 Teams
11 No No No No Yes Yes Yes No No
Emmanuel Sanders Previous Years Stats
YearTeamGmsRecsRec YdsRec TdsPass YdsPass TdsRush YdsRush TdsFGsXPsFan PtsFan Pts Avg
2016 Broncos154900000002.452.45
2015 Broncos147611356002900095.656.83
2014 Broncos16101140490044000128.608.04
2013 Steelers16677326002500075.104.69
Emmanuel Sanders 2016 Fantasy Analysis
Career Synopsis:
Emmanuel Sanders has been below his fantasy projection 4 out of 6 years. His best fantasy WR ranking was #7 in 2014.
Fantasy Trends:
Sanders fell below his previous year fantasy game average last year, but his avg has been trending up 3 out of the last 5 years.
Player Consistency:
, and he was ranked the 156th most consistent player overall.
Career Experience Outlook:
Sanders is entering his 7th year in the NFL. Over the past 15 years, on average, WRs in their 7th year have seen an increase in fantasy pts per game of 0.05 from their 6th year.
Position Outlook:
Throughout his career Sanders has averaged 0.53 fantasy pts per game more than the league WR average. The average fantasy pts per game by WRs in 2015 was 4.23.
Depth Chart Change:
No Change in Depth Chart.
Player Turnover:
Based on prior performance, a change in roster skilled positions projects a lower fantasy average of (1.502) pts per game for Sanders. At the Quarterback position: Peyton Manning (2015 Avg: 13.89 Pts/Game) has left the team and Mark Sanchez (2015 Avg: 15.00 Pts/Game) has been added to the starting lineup. At the Running Back/Full Back position: Ronnie Hillman (2015 Avg: 8.37 Pts/Game) is no longer starting, Virgil Green (2015 Avg: 1.63 Pts/Game) has left the team and C.J. Anderson (2015 Avg: 7.41 Pts/Game) and Juwan Thompson (2015 Avg: 1.05 Pts/Game) are now starting. At the Tight End position: Owen Daniels (2015 Avg: 2.92 Pts/Game) has left the team, Virgil Green (2015 Avg: 1.63 Pts/Game) is now starting and Jeff Heuerman has been added to the starting lineup. Along the Offenisve Line: Michael Schofield is no longer starting, Evan Mathis, Ryan Harris, Louis Vasquez and Aaron Brewer have left the team, Max Garcia is now starting and Russell Okung, Donald Stephenson and Connor McGovern have been added to the starting lineup.
Schedule Difficulty:
Based on the winning percentage of the teams on the schedule Sanders plays this year (107 - 101 - 0 0.514%) will be more difficult compared to the teams on the schedule from last season (106 - 102 - 0 0.510%), but this season's teams gave up more points (4,816) compared to last season's teams (4,660) so this could mean more fantasy points.
Performance Against Sub 500 Teams:
Sanders surprisingly had a higher fantasy avg (8.88 pts/game) against winning teams last year compared to teams with a losing record (5.29 pts/game), so with a more difficult schedule for the upcoming season it could also be an indication of a higher fantasy average.
From a defensive standpoint, Sanders will face defenses that are stronger this year (Avg. Total Yards Against Ranking: 15.15 - 5 Top 10 Defenses) compared to last season (Avg. Total Yards Against Ranking: 16.23 - 3 Top 10 Defenses), but this season's teams gave up more passing yards (245 yds/game including 3 Top 10 Defenses and 1 Top 5 Defense) compared to last season's teams (243 yds/game including 4 Top 10 Defenses and 1 Top 5 Defense).

In Season Trends:
Throughout his career Sanders has been a slow starter, but has had his best 4 game stretch during the third quarter of the year (6.06 pts per game), followed by the 2nd quarter (5.20 pts per game), 4th quarter (4.31 pts per game) and 1st quarter (4.11 pts per game). His best weekly fantasy average has been in week 9 (7.49 pts per game), week 10 (7.24 pts per game) and week 8 (7.24 pts per game), and his worst weekly average has been in week 4 (2.25 pts per game), week 13 (3.17 pts per game) and week 3 (3.29 pts per game).



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