Target No. 3 – 5.0+ Receptions per Game
Over the course of his career, this statistic has fluctuated for Emmanuel Sanders. In 2014, he was at 6.3 receptions per game (R/G); in 2015 he was at 5.1; in 2017 he went all the way down below four to 3.9 R/G.
Last season on average, Drew Brees completed roughly 25 passes per game. Asking for five of those to go to Emmanuel Sanders should become normal. The reason this is ambitious is that he hasn’t done it as a No. 2 receiver since 2015.
Sanders will be the Saints’ receiver that everyone wanted Tre’Quan Smith to be. He will be explosive. He should get over five receptions a game and look for him to also go over his career-high of 87.8 yards per game.
It is time for Sanders to step up his game and hit these targets. Over the course of his career, he has proven that not only is each one of these targets attainable but with a quarterback like Brees, hopefully, it will be easy.