Emmanuel Sanders injury update: WR questionable, likely game-time decision for fantasy owners

Jason Miller

The Steelers wide receiver is questionable and might miss out on Week 17. We break down the fantasy implications.

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders (knee) is listed as questionable and will likely be a game-time decision for the team's Week 17 game against the Cleveland Browns. Sanders practiced on Friday but isn't a sure thing to suit up on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Sanders has quietly been a solid WR3 in his first season starting opposite Antonio Brown with the Steelers. He has 65 receptions for 714 yards and six touchdowns on the season and he's caught a touchdown pass in four of the last five games. He hasn't hit the 100-yard receiving mark in any game this season but he's clearly part of their game plan and is a decent source of moderate and steady production when healthy.

With Cleveland's elite corner back Joe Haden likely to shadow Antonio Brown for the afternoon, Sanders has a decent match up in the rest of the Browns' sub-par secondary. Pittsburgh still has an outside shot at the playoffs so owners can bet on them giving it everything they've got. If Sanders does suit up, he will remain a WR3. If he misses the game, Jerricho Cotchery and Markus Wheaton will be in for larger roles.

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