The Pittsburgh Steelers anointed Emmanuel Sanders the No. 2 receiver when Mike Wallace departed in free agency. He hasn't always lived up to that billing, but is starting to get hot. Over the last two weeks, Sanders hauled in 13 catches for 186 yards and a touchdown. He's been seeing plenty of targets in the passing game as the Steelers have consistently played from behind.
Through eight games, Sanders now has 37 catches for 494 yards and two touchdowns. The Steelers face the Buffalo Bills this week.
Fantasy impact: He's still the No. 2 behind Antonio Brown, but Sanders is starting to hold his own and should be a steady WR3 down the road. Buffalo's defense has been solid, but the secondary remains a vulnerable spot. Fantasy owners can count on Sanders for consistent production this week, particularly if Brown finds himself in more trouble -- he was benched at the end of last week's loss to the Patriots.