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Emmanuel Sanders | Pittsburgh Steelers | WR

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Fantasy Football Outlook: With the departure of Mike Wallace, the Steelers had a tough decision to make on Emmanuel Sanders when the Patriots made him an offer. In un-Steeler like fashion, the franchise should indecisiveness on what to do with Sanders but ultimately decided to keep him.

Perhaps it was not only the loss of Wallace but that tight end Health Miller is coming back from a knee injury he suffered late in the season. No surprise, Ben Roethlisberger didn’t want to see another skill player go away, and it’s probably for the best that Sanders is back for 2013.

While I expect Markus Wheaton to win a starting job when Sanders leave for free agency, it’s Sanders job right now, and he has enough upside in this offense to warrant fantasy consideration on draft day. I wouldn’t take the cheese if people start pumping Sanders up as a WR3 option, but if you can get him as a WR4 in standard leagues that would probably be fair value.

Receptions Yards TD
2013 Projected Stats  64  888  4
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Receiving
Year Age Tm G GS Rec Yds Y/R TD R/G Y/G
2010 23 PIT 13 1 28 376 13.4 2 2.2 28.9
2011 24 PIT 11 0 22 288 13.1 2 2.0 26.2
2012 25 PIT 16 7 44 626 14.2 1 2.8 39.1
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Welcome to Emmanuel Sanders fantasy football outlook archive. At this section of Sanders player page you will notice our past thoughts and advice for fantasy football.

Summer of 2012: Fantasy Projection

When your Head Coach wonders out loud about your future health concerns, it’s a problem. Emmanuel Sanders has the talent to be a WR3 or WR4 even as the third receiver in the Steelers offense, but he’s had problems staying on the field.

Pittsburgh is likely to install a heavy passing offense this year with Rashard Mendenhall likely to miss time recovering from a torn ACL injury. Opportunity should be there for Sanders to hold fantasy value, but he may start out on waiver wires to begin the year.

August 4th Update - Sanders is earning valuable time in the first-team offense with Mike Wallace in a holdout and should have an expanded role. The main problem for Sanders is health, but if Wallace should hold out deep into August, we will need to view Sanders as a sleeper candidate and a late round addition.

Receptions Yards TD
2012 Projected Stats 59 844 4

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