Posted: 12/26/2020 2:59 am UTC
New Orleans Saints WR Emmanuel Sanders caught four of five targets for a team-high 83 yards and added a 12-yard run in a 52-33 win over the Minnesota Vikings in Week 16.
Huddle Up: With Michael Thomas sidelined, Sanders has hauled in eight passes for 159 yards over the past two games. If Thomas is unable to play against Carolina in the finale, Sanders should at least deliver WR3 production.
Posted: 12/21/2020 4:40 am UTC
New Orleans Saints WR Emmanuel Sanders posted four grabs for a game-high 76 yards in Week 15 against the Kansas City Chiefs on five targets.
Huddle Up: Sanders was nicked in this game, but he was able to return after leaving briefly due to an undisclosed injury. He is the most experienced receiver for Drew Brees, as his fellow wideouts keep dropping like flies. It was Sanders, Lil'Jordan Humphrey, Michael Burton, Tommylee Lewis and Juwan Johnson as the healthy wideouts finishing the game with Tre'Quan Smith leaving with an injury.
Posted: 12/14/2020 4:48 am UTC
New Orleans Saints WR Emmanuel Sanders finished with three receptions for 48 yards and a score on five looks Sunday, Dec. 13, vs. the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 14.
Huddle Up: While that was the first TD Sanders caught since Drew Brees (ribs) went down, there's a chance his Hall-of-Fame-bound passer will return in Week 15. Sanders has 11 catches in the last two games combined, so he hasn't been totally useless in PPR formats. The Kansas City Chiefs come to 'Nawlins in Week 15, and Sanders is a low-tier gamble with a poor matchup.
Posted: 12/06/2020 11:11 pm UTC
New Orleans Saints WR Emmanuel Sanders caught five passes for 39 yards against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 13. He was targeted six times during the game.
Huddle Up: Sanders has been inconsistent since returning from injury and has only 18 targets in the last five games. He has some fantasy value but can be benched if better options are available.
Posted: 11/30/2020 3:38 am UTC
New Orleans Saints WR Emmanuel Sanders went for one grab and just four yards on his only target in Week 12 against the Denver Broncos.
Huddle Up: Sanders has been mostly a disappointment in his first campaign in the Crescent City, and it doesn't help that Taysom Hill is under center right now with Drew Brees on the shelf due to injury. The Saints travel to meet the Falcons in Week 13.
Posted: 11/23/2020 12:50 am UTC
New Orleans Saints WR Emmanuel Sanders registered four receptions for 66 yards on five targets in Week 11 against the Atlanta Falcons.
Huddle Up: The yardage total was his highest since Oct. 12 against the Los Angeles Chargers. He appears to be healthy again after missing nearly a month of action due to injury. He should still only be treated as a WR4 or flex fantasy option in most leagues heading into Week 12 in Denver.
Posted: 11/16/2020 4:19 am UTC
New Orleans Saints WR Emmanuel Sanders managed just one catch for five yards on his only target in Week 10 against the San Francisco 49ers.
Huddle Up: Sanders struggled in this one, and he didn't seem to jell very well with Jameis Winston in the second half after Drew Brees departed. Sanders cannot be trusted outside of deeper fantasy leagues at this point. The Saints host the Falcons in Week 11.
Posted: 11/09/2020 5:43 am UTC
New Orleans Saints WR Emmanuel Sanders caught four passes for 38 yards and a touchdown on Sunday, Nov. 8, against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Huddle Up: Sanders hadn't played since Week 5 due to illness when he finally seemed to be settling into the Saints offense. Sunday night's performance was more in line with his work over the season's first few games, but it's hard to read too much into a game where New Orleans seemed to have guys running open everywhere. Sanders is best deployed as a low-end WR3 or flex option at this time.
Posted: 11/05/2020 12:12 am UTC
New Orleans Saints WR Emmanuel Sanders was activated from the Reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday, Nov. 4.
Huddle Up: Fantasy managers should wait a week to let Sanders get reestablished in the offense before putting him back in lineups.
Posted: 11/01/2020 4:22 pm UTC
New Orleans Saints WR Emmanuel Sanders (illness) is expected to return to practice this week and should play in Week 9's game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, according to a league source.
Huddle Up: Sanders is currently on the Reserve/COVID-19 list and has already been ruled out for Week 8's game versus the Chicago Bears. When healthy, he should be viewed as a solid WR3 option in all fantasy formats.