Fantasy Fox: Top 75 receivers in standard-scoring leagues
AUG 24, 11:57p ET | Jay Clemons
StatsLLC: Jan 15 / 12:00a ET
News: Sanders was selected to play in his first Pro Bowl.
Impact: Sanders replaces injured Atlanta wide receiver Julio Jones.
Rotowire: Jan 11 / 9:13p ET
News: Sanders caught 7-of-15 targets for 46 yards in Sunday's 24-13 loss to the Colts.
Impact: Sanders was the intended target on a number of ugly throws from Peyton Manning, but the Colts still deserve credit for solid coverage. While this wasn't the finish he expected, Sanders had a wildly successful 2014, easily setting personal bests for catches (101), receiving yards (1,404), touchdowns (nine) and targets (141). The move to Denver clearly helped, but this wasn't just a matter of Sanders joining a more prolific offense, as he truly looked like one of the NFL's better receivers. That being said, Sanders faces an uphill battle to match his 2014 stat line, after fading a bit late in the season. The issue wasn't his performance, but rather, Denver's transition to a more run-oriented offense. The change coincided with some shaky play from Peyton Manning, who is already the subject of retirement rumors. In the likely event that Manning decides to give it another shot, he might not be the same guy who tore up the league in 2012, 2013 and most of 2014. It's also possible that his ineffectiveness was related to an injury, and even a rapidly-declining Manning might still be one of the league's more prolific stat producers. Also, Julius Thomas and Demaryius Thomas are both free agents, though Demaryius is essentially a lock to be back with the Broncos. There are many factors in play here, so we'll have to see how things shake out. The best-case scenario for Sanders' value would be Julius Thomas leaving and Manning staying.