Dec 8, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders (88) returns a kick-off against the Miami Dolphins during the fourth quarter at Heinz Field. The Miami Dolphins won 34-28. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Sanders: 'To play with Peyton Manning is like wide receiver heaven'

The Denver Broncos may be the biggest winners in free agency this offseason with marquee defensive additions like DeMarcus Ware, Aqib Talib and T.J. Ward, and it’s the latest signee, wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders who effectively replaces Eric Decker and who is in a perfect place to succeed with Peyton Manning throwing him balls.

“To play with Peyton Manning is like wide receiver heaven, Sanders said.”

It’s hard to disagree with his notion after Manning turned Demaryius Thomas and Eric Decker into stars in his first two seasons in Denver and after he helped guide Marvin Harrison and Reggie Wayne into Hall of Fame receivers during his illustrious career with the Indianapolis Colts.

Further, he’s been magnificent in nurturing tight ends into highly-productive assets from Marcus Pollard to Dallas Clark to Jacob Tamme to Julius Thomas.

If there was one quarterback you’d love to play for, it undoubtedly would be Manning who is going to retire with so many passing records it’ll make your head spin.

Sanders is coming off career-highs with the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2013 with Ben Roethlisberger as his quarterback, it’s easy to believe Sanders will top his career-highs in 2014 and be a fantasy sleeper heading into his first season in the Mile High City.

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