News: 2 days agoSanders hauled in his lone target for a 16-yard gain Sunday in the Bills' 42-36 overtime loss to the Chiefs in the divisional round.
Spin: Even with quarterback Josh Allen dropping back 39 times on the day in a back-and-forth affair between two potent offenses, Sanders wasn't able to make much of an imprint on the box score. In fact, the 34-year-old was just about phased out of the game plan, as his 27-percent snap share on offense was his lowest mark of the season. The Bills filtered most of Sanders' snaps to Gabriel Davis, who broke through with eight receptions for 201 yards and four touchdowns to dim just about any quiet buzz he might have had as a middle- or late-round sleeper heading into 2022 fantasy drafts. Davis' landmark performance presumably cements him into a regular starting role alongside Stefon Diggs and slot specialist Cole Beasley next season, increasing the likelihood that Sanders will have to fnd work elsewhere in free agency this offseason. The soon-to-be 35-year-old recorded 45 receptions for 678 yards and five touchdowns across his 14 regular-season and two playoff games with Buffalo.
ESPN Fantasy Projection: Sanders is back for his 12th NFL season and will be suiting up for Buffalo. Sanders is now 34 years old and has missed at least two games three of the past four seasons, but he's still been effective when healthy. He's finished in the 90th percentile in catch rate and 70th percentile in YPT each of the past three seasons despite playing for three different teams. He's delivered five top-30 fantasy campaigns over the past seven seasons. Sanders now joins a Bills offense that was second pass-heaviest in the NFL and ranked first in three-plus WR sets (94%) and second in four-plus WR sets (17%) when passing last season. Sanders figures to share No. 3 duties with Gabriel Davis behind Stefon Diggs and Cole Beasley. He is worth a bench spot in deep leagues.