Denver Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders suffered a torn Achilles
That leads us to today's version of "Would You Rather?" -- start Courtland Sutton or DaeShawn Hamilton in fantasy?
Sanders accounted for ...— Jared Smola (@SmolaDS) December 6, 2018
23.7% of the #Broncos targets
27.5% of the catches
29.0% of the receiving yards
26.7% of the receiving TDs
Target share rose to 28.6% without Demaryius Thomas over the past 4 games. https://t.co/qYylOp0vPe
Sutton, the rookie out of SMU, is clearly the guy to target in this scenario. He actually has a rapport with quarterback Case Keenum, and we have numbers to go off of.
Sutton's numbers have been far from dazzling, but he is coming off the best performance of his NFL career last week against the Cincinnati Bengals -- four catches on seven targets for 85 yards and a touchdown. Granted, that was an excellent matchup, but Sanders' absence from the Broncos leaves them needing a primary receiver, and Sutton will likely be that guy.
Hamilton hasn't registered much on the fantasy scoreboard yet this season, totaling five catches on eight targets for 61 yards. His biggest performance of the season came all the way back in Week 5 against the New York Jets, catching all three of his targets for 44 yards. We can probably expect Hamilton to be somewhere in that range, with a bit of extra upside since Sanders is missing.
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
The Broncos' receivers will have mostly solid matchups
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