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Running Back, Philadelphia Eagles

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Draft: 2019 Round 2 (21)
College: Penn State
Ht: 5’11”  Wt: 211 DOB: 1997-05-01 Age: 22
RB Rank Tier ADP-12
#35 5 5.01

Season Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Season Team G Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts FPts/G
2019 PHI 16 179 818 4.6 3 63 50 509 10.2 3 168.7 10.5
2019 (Projected) PHI   133 584 4.4 4   34 258 7.6 1 114.2  

2019 Outlook
Depth Chart
Miles Sanders followed his former backfield mate at Penn State, joining an NFC East team in the NFL Draft. Although not as highly touted as Saquon Barkley, Sanders is a well-rounded player who could end up being the three-down back that the Eagles have struggled to find over the last few seasons.

Unfortunately for Sanders, the backfield of the Eagles is deep, and head coach Doug Pederson loves to use different backs in different formations. The team traded for veteran back Jordan Howard this offseason, and Corey Clement, Wendell Smallwood, and Josh Adams are still on the roster.

It may take Sanders time to earn more carries, but there is no question that the Eagles offense is potent and there is a ton of fantasy value to be had there. The one area in which Sanders shines over his competitors, notably Howard, is in the passing game.

Fan. Tm. Player
RB1RB2 Miles Sanders
RB2RB2 Boston Scott
RB3RB3 Jordan Howard
RB4RB4 Corey Clement
RB5RB5 Jay Ajayi
RB6RB6 Darren Sproles
Eagles Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Injury Zach Ertz yet to be cleared for contact
Rib, lacerated kidney
By: Mike Krueger | Fri Jan 3, 1:43 pm

Philadelphia Eagles
From NFL Now: #Eagles RB Miles Sanders is good to go after praftice today, while TE Zach Ertz has not yet been cleared. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: It sounds like Miles Sanders will play this week while Ertz is trending towards being inactive on Sunday. We'll likely have a better indication of Ertz's true status on Saturday. If he sits, Dallas Goedert and Joshua Perkins would handle tight end duties and be vialbe DFS options.

Injury Miles Sanders optimistic about playing Sunday
Anticipates practicing Friday; suffered ankle sprain in Week 17
By: Doug Orth | Thu Jan 2, 6:30 pm

Philadelphia Eagles
Eagles do-it-all back Miles Sanders (ankle) is hopeful to practice Friday, and a source says his plan is to play vs. SEA barring a setback. It's a low-ankle injury, so the issue has been inflammation. He is improving. 'He wants to play,' the source said. (ESPN - Jeremy Fowler)

FFToday's Take: Even a limited practice on Friday would be a good sign for Sanders, although it's worth considering the possibility the Eagles will manage his workload on Sunday considering how well Boston Scott has played when he's been given a chance. If the rookie can play, expect something approaching a 60-40 split. Even with a scaled-back workload, Sanders is a threat for 100 total yards and a touchdown.

Injury Low-grade low ankle sprain for Miles Sanders
On track to play in Wild Card Weekend
By: Mike Krueger | Tue Dec 31, 1:38 pm

Philadelphia Eagles
An MRI showed #Eagles RB Miles Sanders has a low-grade low ankle sprain, source said. Inflammation is the issue right now; coach Doug Peterson said his star rookie is "going to be OK," a good sign for Sanders' chances of playing in Sunday's playoff against the #Seahawks (Tom Pelissero on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: There's a good chance Sanders will be active this week against the Seahawks but how effective he will be is a different story. Boston Scott could have a larger role if Sanders is limited.

Injury Boston Scott has big day, Miles Sanders hurt
Eagles RBs a hobbled unit heading into playoffs
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Sun Dec 29, 9:35 pm

Philadelphia Eagles
Boston Scott became the sole running back after Miles Sanders left the game in the second quarter with an ankle injury, rushing 19 times for 54 yards and three touchdowns in the Eagles' 34-17, Week 17 win over the Giants, adding four catches for 84 yards on six targets. Running back Jordan Howard, who hadn’t played since Nov. 3. was cleared this week after a shoulder injury but the Eagles obviously did not want to play him. (Philadelphia Inquirer)

FFToday's Take: Howard should be available for the first round of the playoffs, though we may see Scott assume more of the Miles Sanders role if that ankle isn't 100 percent.

Injury Jordan Howard set to return
Shoulder injury has sidelined him since Week 9
By: Doug Orth | Mon Dec 23, 10:40 pm

Philadelphia Eagles
Eagles are releasing RB Jay Ajayi today, per source. They are getting RB Jordan Howard back this week. (ESPN - Adam Schefter)

FFToday's Take: It's not great news for Miles Sanders' fantasy owners, but the Eagles are likely happy to have him back so they can be a bit more judicious with the rookie's workload. Sanders has earned more work with his recent play, but owners should expect this backfield to return to a committee based on Doug Pederson's history. Consider Howard a volatile flex touchdown-or-bust play this week.

Injury Jordan Howard ruled out
All systems go for Miles Sanders
By: Mike Krueger | Sat Nov 30, 12:15 pm

Philadelphia Eagles
#Eagles injury update: RB Jordan Howard (shoulder) have been ruled out for Sunday’s game. Eagles promoted TE Josh Perkins from the practice squad, activated CB Cre'von LeBlanc from Reserve/Injured and waived DT Albert Huggins. (Jeff McLane on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Howard was limited in practice this week but still needs to get cleared for contact before he can play. The Eagles will roll with Miles Sanders, Jay Ajayi and Boston Scott at running back against the Dolphins. The call-up of Perkins is concerning for the status of Zach Ertz (hamstring). Ertz owner should pay close attention to early morning reports tomorrow.

Injury Ertz, Howard listed as questionable
Hamstring injury for Ertz
By: Mike Krueger | Fri Nov 29, 3:30 pm

Philadelphia Eagles
Zach Ertz hasn’t practiced much all this week because a hamstring injury he first suffered last week. He declined to speak today, but said, “See ya Sunday.” Would imagine he’ll soldier through as he did vs. the Seahawks. (Jeff McLane on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Ertz reportedly played through his hamstring injury last week so it's safe to assume he'll suit up in Week 13. Jordan Howard hasn't been cleared for contact so it's unlikely he plays, leaving Miles Sanders in another good spot against the Dolphins this week. Sanders has yet to capitalize on his opportunity while Howard's been out, but it doesn't get much better than a meeting with the lowly Dolphins.

Injury Jordan Howard, Agholor unlikely to play
Alshon Jeffery expected to play
By: Mike Krueger | Sun Nov 24, 7:00 am

Philadelphia Eagles
Eagles RB Jordan Howard, listed as questionable with a shoulder injury, and WR Nelson Agholor, questionable with a knee injury, are both unlikely to play against the Seahawks, per source. WR Alshon Jeffery, listed as questionable with an ankle injury, is expected to play. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Jeffery's return will be welcome news to Carson Wentz and the Eagles offense. Expect Jeffery and the two tight ends (Zach Ertz) to be the focal point of the passing offense. Miles Sanders should see the majority of touches out of the backfield with Jay Ajayi and Boston Scott sprinkling in.

Injury Jordan Howard not expected to play
Shoulder injury
By: Mike Krueger | Sun Nov 17, 7:00 am

Philadelphia Eagles
Eagles’ RB Jordan Howard, listed as questionable for Sunday’s game vs. Patriots with a shoulder injury, is not expected to play, per source. New Eagles’ RB Jay Ajayi, signed only Friday, is expected to make his 2019 debut Sunday vs. Patriots, per source. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: The Eagles will be rolling with Miles Sanders, Boston Scott and newly signed Ajayi at running back. Sanders and Scott should see the bulk of work with Ajayi sprinkled in for a few carries. It's difficult to project Sanders as anything more than a RB2 given his unclear workload and a somewhat difficult matchup against the Patriots.

Injury Jordan Howard listed as questionable
Howard limited in practice this week
By: Mike Krueger | Fri Nov 15, 1:52 pm

Philadelphia Eagles
Jordan Howard will be listed as questionable for Sunday. He declined to talk after practice. Jay Ajayi, meanwhile, worked out for the #Eagles, and per @RapSheet, is likely to sign with the team. And this all after Darren Sproles was placed on IR. Lots of movement at RB. (Jeff McLane on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Howard suffered a shoulder stinger late in last week's game and reportedly hasn't been cleared for contact. It sounds like he's on the wrong side of questionable. If he sits, we could see a lot of Miles Sanders this week against the Patriots with Ajayi being sprinkled in on short notice.

Injury DeSean Jackson to have surgery
Repair core muscle injury
By: Mike Krueger | Mon Nov 4, 3:30 pm

Philadelphia Eagles
#Eagles WR DeSean Jackson is having surgery to repair a core muscle injury tomorrow, sources say. Based on the timing, it appears unlikely he’ll play again this season. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: It's going to be a lost season for D-Jax who originally suffered his core injury in Week 2 after posting 8-154-2 in Week 1. The other Eagles receivers haven't really stepped up in Jackson's absence leaving the bulk of receiving work to tight ends Zack Ertz, Dallas Goedert and running back Miles Sanders. Alshon Jeffery, Nelson Agholor and Mack Hollins fill out the top three wideouts.

Injury D-Jax back at practice, Miles Sanders misses
Jackson hasn't played since Week 2
By: Mike Krueger | Wed Oct 30, 1:10 pm

Philadelphia Eagles
#Eagles who have been injured suited up for practice: DeSean Jackson (groin), Darren Sproles (quad), Avonte Maddox (neck). Injured Eagles not out here: Miles Sanders (shoulder), Jason Peters (knee), Nigel Bradham (ankle), Tim Jernigan (foot). (Jeff McLane on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Jackson hasn't played since Week 2 due to a groin injury while Miles Sanders injured his shoulder last week. It remains to be seen if both will play this week but Sanders' shoulder injury isn't considered major. The Eagles have a bye in Week 10.

2019 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 WAS W 32-27 11 25 2.3 0 2 1 2 2.0 0 2.7
2 at ATL L 20-24 10 28 2.8 0 4 3 9 3.0 0 3.7
3 DET L 24-27 13 53 4.1 0 4 2 73 36.5 0 12.6
4 at GB W 34-27 11 72 6.5 0 0 0 0 - 0 7.2
5 NYJ W 31-6 9 15 1.7 0 5 4 49 12.3 0 6.4
6 at MIN L 20-38 3 6 2.0 0 3 3 86 28.7 1 15.2
7 at DAL L 10-37 6 21 3.5 0 3 3 11 3.7 0 3.2
8 at BUF W 31-13 3 74 24.7 1 3 3 44 14.7 0 17.8
9 CHI W 22-14 10 42 4.2 0 3 3 31 10.3 0 7.3
11 NE L 10-17 11 38 3.5 0 4 2 9 4.5 0 4.7
12 SEA L 9-17 12 63 5.3 0 5 3 23 7.7 0 8.6
13 at MIA L 31-37 17 83 4.9 0 5 5 22 4.4 1 16.5
14 NYG W 23-17 15 45 3.0 0 5 4 24 6.0 0 6.9
15 at WAS W 37-27 19 122 6.4 1 6 6 50 8.3 1 29.2
16 DAL W 17-9 20 79 4.0 1 6 5 77 15.4 0 21.6
17 at NYG W 34-17 9 52 5.8 0 5 3 -1 -0.3 0 5.1
WC SEA L 9-17 14 69 4.9 0 5 3 8 2.7 0 7.7
WC = Wild-Card

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