It's never a great sign for an NFL team when their top wide receiver option comes down to two rookie talents, but it could be a dream come true for fantasy owners looking for a waiver-wire steal in the playoffs.
The Broncos fear WR Emmanuel Sanders tore his Achilles in practice per source. More tests are being done. But looks like even more will fall on rookie Courtland Sutton moving forward.— James Palmer (@JamesPalmerTV) December 5, 2018
After the Broncos traded Demaryius Thomas to the Houston Texans back in late October, Denver and fantasy owners alike were expecting Sutton to start taking over the show for the Broncos. However, Sutton has just one touchdown reception in the five games since Thomas was sent to Houston.
With Emmanuel Sanders done for the year, Courtland Sutton enters WR2/WR3 territory. Sizable target share in store. DaeSean Hamilton worth entertaining for deep league purposes. SF middle of the pack in fantasy points allowed to WRs.— Brad Evans (@YahooNoise) December 5, 2018
But now that Sanders is out of the picture, by process of elimination, fantasy owners should expect Sutton and Hamilton's production to increase.
Just picked up DaeSean Hamilton in both my leagues.— Abraham Y. Salinas (@abetheape38) December 5, 2018
As for Hamilton's fantasy role, the new Broncos No. 2 WR option has been dealing with injury issues this season but has done next to nothing numbers-wise. Hamilton has played in 10 of the Broncos' 12 games but hauled in just five receptions for 61 yards and no scores.
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