Saints’ Emmanuel Sanders has better match-ups than any other elite WR
Emmanuel Sanders has more than an elite quarterback at his disposal. Saints’ Sanders will also have a plethora of favorable cornerback matchups.
We all know that the 2019 Offensive Player of The Year, Michael Thomas will be the No. 1 WR. With that, he garners the attention from elite corners that the Saints face. Even moreso, Thomas may consistently see double teams as well
This all bodes well for the Saints No. 2 WR, Emmanuel Sanders. In part, due to the fact that Sanders is accustomed to battling it out against No. 1 corners because he’s been a No. 1 for the last 4-5 years.
After taking a deeper look into Sanders’ match-ups this year. It’s pretty scary for opposing defenses and pretty awesome for fantasy owners that drafted Emmanuel Sanders.
He gets to play the Buccaneers No. 2 CB, Sean Murphy Bunting, twice a year, Panthers No. 2 CB-Eli Apple twice a year, and the Falcons No. 2 CB Isaiah Oliver twice a year.
Not only are all of these corners below average No. 2 CBs. They have to face one of the best No. 2 wide receivers in the entire league, Emmanuel Sanders. This is of course on a reoccurring basis.
Outside of the division opponents, the outlook for Emmanuel Sanders is glorious and behold. Raiders are on the deck after Week 1, and I’ve never seen a detrimental outcome more inevitable.
The Raiders squad just cut Prince Amukamara after a video that day of Hunter Renfrow juking him badly. I don’t have a crystal ball, but I don’t think Amukumara is far worse than the competition he faced.
Their rookie corner, Damon Arnette, will take Prince’s spot, and I know Brees will be chomping at the bit to lock in on Sanders, during the sequence of the game.
With Emmanuel Sanders joining the Saints team led by the most accurate quarterback in the league, on top of the Saints top-three offensive play-caller, Emmanuel Sanders is primed for a 1,000-yard season at age 33.
This all bodes with the fact that Sanders is lining up against subpar corners throughout the majority of the season. Unless, teams want to take away attention from one of the best wide receivers in NFL history, Michael Thomas.