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Denver Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders suffered a torn Achilles in practice on Wednesday, officially ending his 2018 season. It's a massive blow to a Broncos' team with their sights set on a Wild Card berth in the AFC playoffs.


That leads us to today's version of "Would You Rather?" -- start Courtland Sutton or DaeShawn Hamilton in fantasy?

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. 

The Broncos' receivers will have mostly solid matchups all the way through the fantasy football playoffs, taking on the San Francisco 49ers, Cleveland Browns, and Oakland Raiders in Weeks 14-16. Perhaps the toughest of matchups will come for Sutton when Denver takes on Cleveland and stud rookie cornerback Denzel Ward. Other than that, it's all systems go for Broncos' receivers. 


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