Fantasy Football Week 8: What Do You Think Of Emmanuel Sanders?

GLENDALE, AZ - OCTOBER 23: Wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders #88 of the Pittsburgh Steelers celebrates after scoring on a 4 yard touchdown reception against the Arizona Cardinals during the thrid quarter of the NFL game at the University of Phoenix Stadium on October 23, 2011 in Glendale, Arizona. The Steelers defeated the Cardinals 32-20. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

I've been looking for fantasy football sleepers on the Green Bay Packers, but with the Packers on the bye, I've had to look elsewhere for some players.

WR Emmanuel Sanders. He finished strong in 2010, but it hasn't carried over this season. I'd also point out that I'm not his biggest fan either. He doesn't seem to play well whenever I'm watching him, and he's fallen behind fellow second year WR Antonio Brown on the depth chart.

But, for whatever reason, Brown has still never caught a touchdown pass in his career. Maybe that'll change against a poor Patriots pass defense. Or maybe Sanders, who had one touchdown reception last week, will be the biggest beneficiary of the ankle injury that's expected to keep Hines Ward out on Sunday.

Sanders is in a deep sleep this season with only 13 receptions in his first 7 games, and I'll admit I passed on him in favor of a couple other receivers off the waiver wire. But he's a long shot with a chance to score since he'll get more playing time with Ward out and it's a favorable match-up.

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