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Miles Sanders

Miles Sanders

Running Back #24
ADP:Round: 3, Pick: 8
Team: Philadelphia Eagles
Ht / Wt:5'11" / 211 lb.
College:Penn State
Age:23
Born:May 1, 1997
Drafted:2019 / Rd. 2 (53)
Draft Team:PHI

Miles Sanders: Won't play Sunday

Sanders (knee) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against Washington.

Analysis: Sanders was added to injury report Thursday and didn't practice Friday. He finished his season with 867 rushing yards, 197 receiving yards and six total TDs in 12 games, producing 5.3 yards per carry but only 3.8 per target. Boston Scott averaged just four touches per game over the past seven weeks, but he should see more work Sunday in what likely will be his fourth start of the season. Scott averaged 12 carries, three targets and 75 total yards between the first three starts, playing 56, 69 and 66 percent of snaps. The Eagles also have Corey Clement and Jason Huntley as backfield options.

January 1, 2021 12:35 PM EST

Miles Sanders: Not looking good for Sunday

Sanders (knee) doesn't seem likely to play in Sunday's game against Washington, according to Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports Philadelphia.

Analysis: Sanders was added to the injury report Thursday and held out of practice Friday. If he doesn't play Sunday night, the Eagles will be left with Boston Scott, Corey Clement and Jason Huntley in the backfield. Scott has made five starts for the Eagles over the past two seasons, averaging 10.6 carries and 3.0 targets in those games.

January 1, 2021 11:48 AM EST

Miles Sanders: Pops up on injury report

The Eagles added Sanders to their Week 17 injury report after he was a limited participant at Thursday's practice due to a knee issue.

Analysis: Considering Sanders wasn't included on the initial report released Wednesday, he may have picked up the injury at some point during Thursday's practice. Head coach Doug Pederson should provide some clarity on the matter Friday, but with the Eagles having been eliminated from playoff contention, Sanders could be at risk of sitting out Sunday's season finale versus Washington if there's any concern about the health of his knee. Boston Scott is the next man up at running back behind Sanders.

December 31, 2020 12:48 PM EST

Miles Sanders: Scores TD in loss to Dallas

Sanders carried the ball 15 times for 57 yards and a touchdown and caught four of six targets for 27 yards in Sunday's 37-17 loss to the Cowboys.

Analysis: He opened the scoring on the Eagles' first possession with a four-yard plunge, helping to build a 14-3 first-quarter lead, but the game was almost all Dallas after that point and Sanders didn't get much of a chance to add to his numbers on the ground with Philly having to play catch-up the entire second half. The second-year back still reached 1,000 scrimmage yards for the season with this performance, and Sanders will look to help the Eagles play spoiler in next week's clash with a Washington team that needs to win to lock up the NFC East title.

December 27, 2020 8:03 PM EST

Miles Sanders: Favorable matchup on tap

Sanders draws a favorable matchup Week 16 against the Cowboys, taking aim at a defense that has allowed a league-high 2,265 rushing yards on the season, EJ Smith of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Analysis: Eagles head coach Doug Pederson has drawn criticism for Sanders' lack of consistent usage this season, but the running back's involvement has been on the upswing since Jalen Hurts replaced Carson Wentz as the team's starting quarterback. In two games with Hurts under center, Sanders has received 36 touches (31 carries, five catches), turning them into 226 yards (6.3 per touch) and two touchdowns. The threat that Hurts presents as a runner has aided Sanders' effectiveness on zone-running plays in particular, with opposing defenses having to respect the quarterback's mobility rather than selling out to stop the running back. Expect the Eagles to make ample use of those plays against the struggling Dallas run defense, which could translate to productive outings on the ground for both Sanders and Hurts.

December 25, 2020 10:40 AM EST

Miles Sanders: Totals 90 scrimmage yards in loss

Sanders carried 17 times for 64 yards and caught one of two targets for an additional 26 yards during Sunday's 33-26 loss to the Cardinals.

Analysis: Sanders averaged just 3.8 yards per carry as his long gain for the day went for just 10 yards. He turned one of his targets into a 26-yard reception, but fantasy managers were likely left wanting more as it wound up being his only contribution of the day in that phase. Sanders was coming off his best all-around performance of the season in a win over the Saints, but he's now been held under 4.0 yards per carry three times in the last four games. Perhaps next Sunday's meeting with a beatable Cowboys run defense can help Sanders get back on track.

December 20, 2020 7:42 PM EST

Miles Sanders: Erupts for two TDs in upset win

Sanders carried the ball 14 times for 115 yards and two touchdowns and caught four of five targets for 21 yards in Sunday's 24-21 win over the Saints.

Analysis: The New Orleans defense hadn't allowed a 100-yard rusher in 55 straight games, but both Sanders and rookie QB Jalen Hurts (106 yards on 18 carries) reached that mark in the upset win. Most of Sanders's production came on an 82-yard TD run late in the second quarter that gave the Eagles a shocking 17-0 lead, and they were able to withstand the Saints' second-half comeback attempt. Sanders hadn't found the end zone since Week 5 prior to Sunday, but he suddenly has a lot of momentum heading into Week 15's road clash with the Cardinals.

December 13, 2020 7:43 PM EST

Miles Sanders: Likely to get more opportunities

Sanders should be a greater part of the Eagles' game plan in Week 14 against the Saints, Nick Fierro of The Morning Call reports.

Analysis: Coach Doug Pederson told the press before practice Wednesday morning that the Eagles would try to establish the run game in order to open things up for Jalen Hurts as he makes his first NFL start. Pederson later added that short passes and screens would also help the rookie signal-caller get into rhythm, implying even more work for Sanders. The 23-year-old has not seen more than 10 rushes or three targets over his past two outings, so any additional touches will be welcome to his fantasy managers, especially in a matchup with a Saints defense that has allowed the fewest touchdowns and second-fewest total yards to running backs this season.

December 9, 2020 11:51 AM EST

Miles Sanders: Held in check in loss

Sanders carried the ball 10 times for 31 yards and failed to catch his only target in Sunday's 30-16 loss to the Packers.

Analysis: He was actually the Eagles' leading rusher on the day, although Carson Wentz and Jalen Hurts combined for 47 rushing yards between them. Sanders has now had two quiet performances in a row, and things won't get any easier for him in Week 14 against the Saints.

December 6, 2020 6:21 PM EST

Miles Sanders: Just six carries Monday

Sanders rushed six times for 15 yards and caught two of three targets for seven yards in Monday night's 23-17 loss to the Seahawks.

Analysis: Sanders was hardly involved on a night Philadelphia threw the ball 46 times. In fact, the tailback barely topped quarterback Carson Wentz's five rushing attempts for his team's lead in the category. With minimal production through the air either, it was a forgetful display from Sanders, who easily set a new season low in scrimmage yards. The usually dynamic back will aim for a rebound effort in Week 13 versus a Packers defense that's been prone to allowing chunk plays to runners lately.

November 30, 2020 8:55 PM EST

Miles Sanders: Totals 81 scrimmage yards

Sanders carried 16 times for 66 yards and caught three of five targets for 15 additional yards during Sunday's 22-17 loss to the Browns. He also lost a fumble.

Analysis: Sanders managed a pedestrian 4.1 yards per carry as his long went for just 11 yards. He tied for third on the team in targets but did little of note outside his long reception of nine yards. Sanders' fumble at the Cleveland four-yard line was a huge swing for both his fantasy output and the game itself given the narrow final margin. On a positive note, his 19 touches were his most since Sep. 27 and he should be a big part of the game plan next Monday night as his team tries to keep pace with the Seahawks.

November 22, 2020 2:52 PM EST

Miles Sanders: Totals 95 yards in return

Sanders rushed the ball 15 times for 85 yards in Week 10 against the Giants. He added two receptions for 10 yards.

Analysis: Sanders made his return to the field after missing the Eagles' previous two games. He wasn't limited in workload, racking up his third-highest carry total of the season. Though both Boston Scott and Corey Clement were able to find the end zone, Sanders was limited to converting a two-point conversion. Otherwise his performance was strong and highlighted by four rushes of more than 10 yards. Sanders will look to build on this performance in Week 11 at Cleveland.

November 15, 2020 1:38 PM EST

Miles Sanders: All set for Sunday

Sanders confirmed Friday that he's healthy, Jeff McLane of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports. "I feel good. I feel normal. I'm ready to get back and stack these wins up."

Analysis: Coming out of a bye week after missing two straight games, Sanders was a limited practice participant Wednesday before upgrading to full for Thursday's session. He should quickly return to his normal workload, which entailed 15.5 carries and 5.8 targets per games Weeks 2-5, with snap share of 77 percent or higher in each contest. Boston Scott did a nice job filling in for the Eagles, but his usage has always been limited when Sanders has been healthy, dating back to the second half of last season. The Eagles have a road game against the Giants this weekend.

November 13, 2020 9:41 AM EST

Miles Sanders: Logs full practice Thursday

Sanders (knee) was a full participant in Thursday's practice.

Analysis: Sanders appears to have made the most of Philadelphia's bye week, as he now looks on track to retake the field during Sunday's divisional matchup against the Giants. A knee injury had sidelined the second-year running back since Week 6. Sanders normally serves as a three-down weapon in the Eagles' offense, but it's possible that the team could opt to ease him back into action by utilizing Boston Scott in a slightly expanded rotational role.

November 12, 2020 1:08 PM EST

Miles Sanders: Limited in return to practice

Sanders (knee) was limited at Wednesday's practice.

Analysis: Sanders practiced for the first time since suffering a knee injury at the end of a 74-yard run Week 6 (Oct. 18 against the Ravens). The result was two missed games, but likely with a Week 9 bye he appears to be putting himself into a position to return to action. Sanders has two more opportunities to prove his health this week before the Eagles will give him a designation (or not) for Sunday's road contest against the Giants.

November 11, 2020 2:24 PM EST

Miles Sanders: Slated to practice this week

Sanders (knee) is expected to return to practice this week, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports

Analysis: Sanders missed all practices and both games before the Eagles' Week 9 bye due to a knee injury, but he's apparently recovered enough during the respite to be able to join his teammates on the field for Week 10 prep. With Philly slated to play next Sunday against the Giants, his initial practice status won't be known until Wednesday.

November 8, 2020 8:04 AM EST

Miles Sanders: Out for Week 8

Sanders (knee) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against Dallas, Mike Kaye of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.

Analysis: Unable to practice in any capacity this week, Sanders will hope to make it back on the field after the Eagles go on bye in Week 9. Boston Scott is in line for most of the backfield work Sunday night, coming off a Week 7 performance with 92 total yards and a game-winning TD catch on 69 percent snap share.

October 30, 2020 1:08 PM EST

Miles Sanders: Still no activity at practice

Sanders (knee) was a non-participant at Thursday's practice.

Analysis: Sanders has yet to step on the field since the end of a 74-yard run Week 6 against the Ravens, the result of a knee injury suffered on the play. On Wednesday, coach Doug Pederson termed Sanders "day-to-day," per Mike Kaye of The Newark Star-Ledger, so the running back still may have a chance to suit up Sunday night against the Cowboys. Ultimately, Friday's injury report likely will be telling for Sanders' ability to play this weekend.

October 29, 2020 1:16 PM EST

Miles Sanders: Misses practice

Sanders (knee) isn't practicing Wednesday, Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.

Analysis: Speaking to media earlier Wednesday, coach Doug Pederson classified his starting running back as day-to-day. An absence from practice suggests Sanders is in serious danger of missing a second straight game, but he could perhaps have a shot to suit up Sunday if he makes it back on the field Thursday or Friday. The Eagles host the Cowboys on Sunday Night Football in Week 8.

October 28, 2020 11:20 AM EST

Miles Sanders: Considered day-to-day

Coach Doug Pederson noted Wednesday that Sanders (knee) is day-to-day, Mike Kaye of NJ.com reports.

Analysis: Sanders, who last suited up in Week 6, missed this past Thursday's 22-21 win over the Giants, with Boston Scott filling in as the Eagles' lead back. The day-to-day label assigned to Sanders by Pederson does at least imply that a Week 8 return is plausible, though that will clearly hinge on how much and how well Philadelphia's leading rusher practices this week.

October 28, 2020 9:28 AM EST

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