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Fantasy football start/sit Week 12: What to do with Emmanuel Sanders

Denver’s PPR machine will look to get it back on track this week. We break down the fantasy implications.

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Denver Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders has a great opportunity to put up some big numbers for fantasy owners against the Oakland Raiders in Week 12. This despite the fact he caught only two passes for 15 yards against the Cincinnati Bengals last week.

Paxton Lynch will start at quarterback for the Broncos, which is much more appealing to Sanders.

Fantasy impact: After going through nine games without more than 76 yards in a single contest, Sanders exploded for six catches and 137 yards against the New England Patriots in Week 10.

Unfortunately it’s been a subpar season for pretty much anybody attached to Denver’s offense. Thank the team’s instability at quarterback this year for that one.

Fortunately for Sanders and his fantasy owners, this week’s opponent is giving up 261 yards per game through the air this year. That’s 25th in the league.

Sanders has to be in the lineup. Lynch likes him, and No. 10 is still as sure-handed as they come.

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