Emmanuel Sanders fantasy inventory clearly on rise with Michael Thomas out
With Michael Thomas probably lacking a number of video games, it’s time to place some fantasy respect on Emmanuel Sanders’ title.Those that took Michael Thomas within the first spherical of their fantasy draft had been left disillusioned in Week 1, as he had simply three catches for 17 yards and suffered an ankle damage. Reviews counsel he has a excessive ankle sprain, and will miss a number of weeks. That door of alternative you hear opening might need Emmanuel Sanders stroll by it first.Sanders made his Saints debut in Week 1, and he most notably had a landing in opposition to Tampa Bay. Maybe most importantly, 4 of his 5 targets got here within the crimson zone.Within the final seven full seasons, listed below are Sanders’ finishes as a fantasy vast receiver (normal scoring).2013: WR332014: WR72015: WR182016: WR232017: WR622018: WR242019: WR32Sanders was traded to the San Francisco 49ers final 12 months, and it’s value noting he wound up taking part in 17 video games. Over 10 video games with San Francisco, he had 36 catches for 502 yards and three touchdowns (WR35 in normal scoring; WR36 in full PPR).The Saints’ passing sport has very favorable upcoming matchups in Week 2 (Las Vegas Raiders), and Week 4 (Detroit Lions). Week three in opposition to the Inexperienced Bay Packers is someplace towards the favorable finish, and Week 5 in opposition to the Los Angeles Chargers might be robust. Relying on what is completed with Thomas, with IR and a minimal three-week absence a chance to take the concept he’ll push himself to play off the desk, Sanders should push to the lead in what would naturally change into a extra diversified passing offense with out its No. 1 man.Sanders was drafted as low-end WR3 or extra probably a WR4 in 12-team leagues, however he’s extra extensively accessible than you’d assume. He’s at present owned (as of Wednesday afternoon) in 79.eight p.c of ESPN leagues, and he’s 76 p.c owned in Yahoo! leagues. So he’s value checking on to see if he’s accessible as a waiver wire add, and for those who drafted him he’s bought sneaky upside in any video games Thomas misses.