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|Sanders was picked up by the Panthers this offseason after not getting re-signed by the Philadelphia Eagles. The 26-year-old is coming off his best season in the NFL, rushing for career highs in attempts (259), yards (1,269), touchdowns (11) and earned a trip to his first Pro Bowl.
The only reason Sanders didn't reach the top-10 among running backs in fantasy football was due to his receiving numbers (20 receptions, 78 yards and zero touchdowns). Luckily for Sanders, the Panthers are known to create receiving backs.
Two-time Pro Bowler Christian McCaffrey was the heaviest contributor to the Panthers offense, as he got involved in both the run and air attack. However, McCaffrey was traded to the San Francisco 49ers midway through last season, leaving Sanders as the RB1.
Young is also a fan of the receiving back role as he often dumped the ball to Detroit Lions first-rounder Jahmyr Gibbs at Alabama last season. If Sanders can find a way to continue his elite rushing, but also incorporate some receptions, he'll easily be a top-10 running back in fantasy football given his projected rushing volume. Until then, he's an RB2 and will be drafted somewhere within rounds 4-6.
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