The Denver Broncos were dealt a brutal blow Wednesday when top wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders left practice due to injury. Things got even worse after it came to light that the injury was serious as well. According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Sanders is believed to have suffered a torn Achilles.
Sanders had put together an impressive start to the 2018 season and was primed for a big finish to the year, so this is tough to hear for him. Through 12 games, Sanders had totaled 71 receptions for 868 yards and four touchdowns, wasting little time building a rapport with Case Keenum. He’s also been a big part of the Broncos’ current three-game winning streak which has pushed them back into playoff contention.
Following the injury, there are quite a few directions the Broncos can go at receiver, but one name who’ll be asked to step up is DaeSean Hamilton. We’re going to take a look at the outlook and impact on the rookie wideout moving forward.
DaeSean Hamilton’s Fantasy Outlook
While there’s little question about the fact that Courtland Sutton will become the new go-to option in the Denver passing attack, the next man up falls on Hamilton. This sets up an all-rookie starting group with the team’s second (Sutton) and fourth (Hamilton) round picks from the 2018 NFL Draft.
Although Sutton should see a solid boost in targets, Hamilton will almost certainly become fantasy relevant in his own right.
Source: Heavy Sports