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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: 23
RB Rank Tier ADP-12
#12 4 1.12

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
2020 (Projected) PHI   237 1,067 4.5 5   56 474 8.5 2 196.1  

2020 Outlook
Depth Chart
Sanders' rookie season started off slowly, with just over six combined fantasy points against the Redskins and Falcons as head coach Doug Pederson continued to use a bevy of running backs, including veteran Jordan Howard.

Injuries to Howard and impressive bursts of production from Sanders earned the former Penn State star more and more touches as the season progressed, including four games of at least 19 touches between Weeks 13 and 16.

Although the team continues to be rumored to add another veteran like Devonta Freeman to take over the role vacated by Howard, there is little doubt that Sanders will be the most heavily used running back in a stable that includes Boston Scott.

The question is just how many touches Pederson will give Sanders, as he is notorious for using multiple backs and going with the "hot hand." One thing that is appealing about Sanders is his usage in the passing game. As a rookie, Sanders averaged just over four receptions per game, giving him a 16-game pace of 64. His work in the passing game could overcome any lack of consistency in carries on the ground.

Owners should not expect Sanders to be a workhorse back in the same light as higher-ranked players like CMC, Ezekiel Elliott, or Saquon Barkley. But that does not mean he is not a solid RB 2 with the ability to provide RB1 numbers from time to time depending on the matchup.

Fan. Tm. Player
RB1RB1 Miles Sanders
RB2RB2 Boston Scott
RB3RB3 Corey Clement
RB4RB4 Jason Huntley
Eagles Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Injury Miles Sanders on track to go in Week 2
Sat out opener with a hamstring injury
By: Doug Orth | Thu Sep 17, 7:15 pm

Philadelphia Eagles
Miles Sanders and Derek Barnett were FULL participants in practice today, per #Eagles. (Inside the Birds - Geoff Mosher)

FFToday's Take: Sanders was limited in practice all of last week, so consecutive full practices for him are a good sign he will play this week against the Rams. Philadelphia's offensive line is beat up and Carson Wentz is coming off a game in which he was sacked eight times, so the Eagles may not hesitate to put a lot on Sanders' plate right away. Consider him an RB2 with RB1 upside for this matchup.

Injury Miles Sanders expected to practice Wednesday
Hamstring injury, on track to play in Week 2
By: Mike Krueger | Wed Sep 16, 1:00 pm

Philadelphia Eagles
Doug Pederson on Miles Sanders, Lane Johnson, Derek Barnett practice availability: Expects them to get some work today. Brandon Graham still in concussion protocol. #Eagles (Jeff McLane on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: In addition to Sanders, any help on the offensive line would be welcome. Sanders was scratched last week with a hamstring injury but is on track to play this week according to Adam Schefter. How much he plays or if he's on a snap count remains to be seen. We should get a better idea of his true status after practice on Friday.

Injury Miles Sanders out for Week 1
Hamstring injury
By: Mike Krueger | Sat Sep 12, 4:00 pm

Philadelphia Eagles
Source: Eagles’ RB Miles Sanders will not make the trip to Washington and, due to a hamstring injury that had him listed as questionable, is out for Sunday’s opener against the Washington Football Team. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Sanders was limited in practice this week but has now been declared out. His absence opens the door for Boston Scott to be fantasy viable as an RB2 against Washington. Corey Clement should also get work in a backup role.

Injury Miles Sanders in question for Week 1?
Dealing with moderate hamstring strain
By: Doug Orth | Mon Aug 31, 5:25 pm

Philadelphia Eagles Miles Sanders in question for Week 1? Dealing with moderate hamstring strain During a recent podcast of Inside the Birds, hosts Geoff Mosher and Adam Caplan spoke in regards to the severity of the hamstring injury RB Miles Sanders is dealing with. “We’ve said for a while he’s gonna be out with a lower-body injury and it’s not that bad. What I’m told was it’s a hamstring injury that he’s got. It’s not the least mild one, but also not the most severe," Mosher said. “I’m told he’s got a hamstring strain. I noticed he was doing a shadow drill [Sunday], which is when you’re mimicking what you’re going to be doing … just doing shadow pass blocking. Well guess what? If he’s got a bad injury, he ain’t doing that," Caplan said. (Inside the Birds)

FFToday's Take: Hamstring injuries are always worrisome for fantasy owners, but the Eagles have put Sanders on ice for about two weeks; the general consensus is that Sanders will be ready for Week 1. Caplan makes a good point as well; Sanders probably wouldn't be near the field - much less mimicking movements he must make as a running back - if the medical staff thought he was in danger of an aggravation. Continue to view Sanders as a low-end RB1 - one who may come at a discount now.

Injury Miles Sanders listed as week-to-week with lower body injury
Lower body injury
By: Mike Krueger | Wed Aug 19, 11:29 am

Philadelphia Eagles
RE: Miles Sanders’ “lower body” injury: Week to week now is better than during the season. #Eagles will be cautious with players during camp with season opener 25 days away. But injury bears watching. (Jeff McLane on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Details on the injury are scarce at this point. The prevailing wisdom is that Sanders will be ready for Week 1 but he may miss some time during "training camp". The Sanders hype train has been full steam ahead this off-season. It might be time to start considering Boston Scott in the late rounds of your redraft leagues.

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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