Emmanuel Sanders Looks Spry at Broncos Practice Pointing to Positive 2019 Fantasy Football Outlook

David Kaestle
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Denver Broncos' wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders tore his Achilles in December of 2019, ending his season after only 12 games. But it appears that his recovery is coming along a little faster than expected.

Sanders was seen on the field at Broncos training camp, running and cutting, seemingly with ease.

While Sanders will reportedly be brought back slowly and isn't expected to play a full allotment of snaps in Week 1, it's still an encouraging sign for both the Broncos and prospective fantasy owners.

An Achilles injury typically sidelines athletes for 10-12 months, but Sanders looks to be at full speed right now. While that still might still ultimately be the case for the wide receiver, it does appear that he's doing things you typically wouldn't expect from anyone just seven months after such a devastating injury.

With an ADP of 115, according to FantasyPros, Sanders is ranked as WR59. If he continues to look this good on the practice field, Sanders is well worth a late-round fantasy pick in 2019. If he somehow does go undrafted, definitely flag him and keep an eye on his status as the season develops.

But with the Broncos seemingly lacking as No. 1 WR, Sanders could fill that role immediately once he re-joins the team's receiving corps and become a WR2 if he proves to be full healthy.

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