News: 1 hour agoSanders caught one of three targets for 18 yards in Monday night's 34-24 loss to the Raiders.
Spin: Sanders dropped his first target of the game, then failed to connect with quarterback Drew Brees on his second. Those both came in the first quarter, yet Sanders' next look didn't come until New Orleans' final drive of the game in garbage time. Even without superstar wideout Michael Thomas (ankle) available, Sanders was hardly involved in the passing game, and he now sports just 33 yards through his first two games for the Saints. Whether Thomas plays in Week 3 versus the Packers or not, all parties will be desperate to get more out of Sanders going forward.
ESPN Fantasy Projection: Sanders is now 33, but the veteran receiver is well-situated for another season of fantasy relevance after signing with the high-scoring Saints. Sanders is no longer the target hog he was during his prime, but he has nonetheless managed a pair of top-30 fantasy campaigns over the past two seasons. Sanders has seen top-10 finishes in catch rate in both of the past two seasons and figures to work as one of Drew Brees' top targets in the short-to-intermediate area behind Michael Thomas. Sanders is unlikely to be a major asset near the goal line, as he has cleared six touchdowns in a season just once in his career. Nevertheless, he'll see enough volume to warrant weekly flex consideration.