Miles Sanders

Carolina Panthers
Running Back #24
Carolina Panthers
Running Back #24

Miles Sanders News

Ineffective in season finale

Sanders rushed 11 times for 33 yards in Sunday's 22-16 win over the Giants.

Analysis: Sanders was able to suit up after being limited in practice by a knee issue, but he failed to make his usual impact. His 3.0 yards per carry represented his second-lowest mark of the season, and the Eagles seemingly didn't want to overwork him, as he only saw the field for 29 offensive snaps. It wasn't a triumphant conclusion to the season, but the fourth-year back nonetheless finished the year with career highs in rushing yards (1,269) and touchdowns (11). With the Eagles' win securing a first-round bye, Sanders could be back to full strength for the team's first playoff game.

Jan 9, 2023 5:41 PM EST

Cleared for Sunday

Sanders (knee) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Giants, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM NFL Radio reports.

Analysis: Sanders will lead the backfield, per usual, as Philadelphia looks to earn the No. 1 seed in the NFC. The real question is whether QB Jalen Hurts, listed as questionable, will return from his shoulder injury this week or in the playoffs. Either way, Sanders has a nice matchup against a Giants defense that won't have DE Leonard Williams (neck) available for a game with no playoff implications. Sanders might get a chance to run the ball against the Giants' second-string defense at some point this Sunday.

Jan 6, 2023 1:35 PM EST

Another limited showing

Sanders (knee) practiced in a limited capacity Thursday.

Analysis: Sanders has been working under practice restrictions for two weeks running as he deals with a knee injury, with Thursday's limited listing marking his second in a row. The issue didn't hold him back too much this past Sunday against the Saints, as he paced Eagles running backs in snaps (22 of 55) and touches (12). While Boston Scott and Kenneth Gainwell combined for the other 33 snaps, they also earned just four touches between them. In the end, Friday's injury will reveal whether or not Sanders heads into the weekend with a designation for Sunday's contest versus the Giants.

Jan 5, 2023 1:47 PM EST

Limited by knee issue

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

Analysis: Sanders seems to be a step ahead of last week, when he followed a DNP/LP/FP practice regimen due to a knee injury. It didn't stop him from pacing the Eagles backfield this past Sunday against the Saints, as he played 22 of 55 offensive snaps and had 12 carries for 61 yards. Meanwhile, Boston Scott (18 snaps) and Kenneth Gainwell (15 snaps) combined for four touches for 23 yards from scrimmage. Assuming he progresses as the week goes on and is able to suit up for Sunday's game versus the Giants, Sanders again will be Philly's leading runner, especially with the NFC East title and No. 1 seed in the NFC still undecided.

Jan 4, 2023 1:30 PM EST

Benefits from late production

Sanders rushed the ball 12 times for 61 yards in Sunday's 20-10 loss to the Saints.

Analysis: The Eagles found themselves down 13-0 by late in the second quarter, an indication of their struggles to get anything going offensively early in the game. As a result, Sanders had only two rushes for nine yards at halftime. He rebounded to some degree in the second half and managed a long gain of 14 yards. While Sanders has surpassed 1,000 rushing yards in a season for the first time in his career, he has failed to surpass 65 rushing yards in four of his last five games.

Jan 1, 2023 3:54 PM EST

Clear for Sunday

Sanders (knee) doesn't have a designation for Sunday's game versus the Saints, Katherine Terrell of reports.

Analysis: Sanders ramped up his activity level as Week 17 prep went on, sitting out Wednesday's walkthrough before returning as a limited participant Thursday and logging a full session to wrap it up. John McMullen of reported Friday that Sanders donned a brace to stabilize his knee in practice this week, so even though he's entering the weekend without a designation, it's unclear if he'll be able to handle his normal workload. If Sanders ends up yielding some reps to the rest of the Eagles backfield, Kenneth Gainwell, Boston Scott and perhaps Trey Sermon stand to benefit.

Dec 30, 2022 12:37 PM EST

Limited Thursday

Sanders (knee) was limited in practice Thursday.

Analysis: After sitting out Wednesday due to a knee issue, Sanders was seen working as the top running back in drills one day later, with Kenneth Gainwell, Boston Scott and Trey Sermon next in line for reps, according to Josh Tolentino of The Philadelphia Inquirer. Sanders also appeared to be running fine, per Reuben Frank of NBC Sports Philadelphia, but he seemingly still has some work to do to get back to all activity. Ultimately, Friday's injury report with unveil if Sanders has a designation ahead of Sunday's contest against the Saints.

Dec 29, 2022 1:13 PM EST

Returns to practice Thursday

Sanders (knee) took part in practice Thursday, Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.

Analysis: Sanders was a listed DNP for Wednesday's walk-through session due to a knee injury, but the issue won't keep him off the field back-to-back days. Thursday's practice report will unveil whether he'll go down as a full or limited participant.

Dec 29, 2022 10:56 AM EST

Tending to knee issue

Sanders was a non-participant at Wednesday's walkthrough due to a knee injury.

Analysis: Sanders has mostly avoided Eagles practice reports this season, but he'll join quarterback Jalen Hurts (shoulder) as a listed DNP to kick off Week 17 prep. Philadelphia has yet to clinch the No. 1 seed on the NFC side of the playoffs, so Sanders' absence Wednesday could be maintenance-related to keep him as healthy as possible ahead of Sunday's matchup with the Saints. He'll have two more opportunities to get back on the field this week ahead of that contest.

Dec 28, 2022 1:51 PM EST

Meager output Saturday

Sanders churned out 65 yards on 21 carries, reeled in his only target for six yards and lost a fumble during Saturday's 40-34 defeat at Dallas.

Analysis: Sanders' fumble with 2:19 remaining in the fourth quarter was a costly one, as the Eagles were forced to call two of their three timeouts to preserve time for a comeback effort. But he wasn't having much success on the ground prior to the foible and averaged just 3.1 yards per carry for the game. While Sanders has gone for 140-plus rushing yards twice in the last five contests, he's combined for 131 yards on 41 rushes (3.2 YPC) in the other three. Which Sanders shows up Week 17 against the Saints remains to be seen, but it should be noted the Eagles offense was directed by backup QB Gardner Minshew on Saturday with Jalen Hurts (shoulder) sidelined.

Dec 24, 2022 5:18 PM EST

Surprisingly quiet in Chicago

Sanders rushed 11 times for 42 yards while catching his only target for minus-13 yards and losing a fumble in Sunday's 25-20 win over the Bears.

Analysis: Philadelphia didn't have a single rushing attempt from a running back until Sanders rushed for one yard with less than seven minutes left in the first half. Sanders remained quiet on the ground and also fumbled for the first time this season at the end of a catch in the third quarter. This was Sanders' lowest scrimmage yardage total of the season. He'll look to bounce back in Week 16 against the Cowboys.

Dec 18, 2022 1:33 PM EST

Season-best yardage total in win

Sanders rushed 17 times for 144 yards and two touchdowns and brought in one of three targets for 11 yards in the Eagles' 48-22 win over the Giants on Sunday.

Analysis: Sanders eclipsed his previous season-high rushing yardage tally by one and turned in an ultra-efficient outing overall, with a 40-yard touchdown run just past the midway point of the fourth quarter serving as the proverbial icing on the cake. The versatile back had also opened the scoring with a three-yard touchdown run with just over four minutes remaining in the first quarter, his second game with multiple trips to the end zone in the last three games. Sanders should be set up for another productive day in a Week 15 road matchup against the Bears' porous rush defense.

Dec 11, 2022 1:36 PM EST

Scores again in blowout win

Sanders rushed the ball 10 times for 24 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 35-10 win over the Titans. He added two receptions for 14 yards.

Analysis: Sanders couldn't replicate his explosive Week 12 performance, as the Eagles centered their offense around the passing attack against the Titans. However, he still capped off the win with a three-yard touchdown plunge early in the fourth quarter. It was his ninth rushing score of the season, including his fifth in his last six contests. Sanders' involvement as a pass catcher was also notable, as he has multiple catches in back-to-back games for the first time since Weeks 4 and 5.

Dec 4, 2022 5:17 PM EST

Goes off for 143 and two TDs

Sanders rushed 21 times for 143 yards and two touchdowns while pulling in all three targets for 17 yards in Sunday's 40-33 win over the Packers.

Analysis: Sanders and Jalen Hurts put on a rushing clinic Sunday, combining for exactly 300 rushing yards between the two. The dominant performance came at just the right time for Philly's lead back, as he appeared to hit a midseason wall coming off of two mediocre performances. The 25-year-old also set new career highs in rushing yards (900) and touchdowns (eight) with six games left in the 2022 schedule. Sanders may find it difficult to replicate this monster game against the Titans' stout run defense Sunday, but he remains a must-start fantasy asset running behind an elite offensive line.

Nov 27, 2022 9:35 PM EST

Struggles in tough matchup

Sanders ran for 47 yards on 13 carries against Indianapolis on Sunday.

Analysis: Sanders probably couldn't have done much more than he did, because the Colts run defense is among the toughest in the league, specifically because DeForest Buckner and Grover Stewart are such imposing run-stopping tackles. Sanders did his part by helping keep the Indianapolis defense honest, buying Jalen Hurts just enough room to work with to sneak out with a win. Sanders should find yardage much more easily against Green Bay in Week 12.

Nov 20, 2022 2:32 PM EST

Held in check by Washington

Sanders rushed 12 times for 54 yards and failed to catch his only target in Monday's 32-21 loss to the Commanders.

Analysis: Sanders didn't have a chance to get rolling, as Washington enjoyed a massive edge in time of possession. His third rushing attempt of the game didn't come until there were just over five minutes left in the third quarter. When he got the ball, Sanders was fairly effective, but the Eagles were forced into a pass-heavy approach as they trailed in the second half for the first time this season and ultimately suffered their first defeat of 2022. Philadelphia's likely to get back to playing from ahead in Week 11 against the 4-5-1 Colts.

Nov 14, 2022 9:00 PM EST

Effective on ground in win

Sanders rushed 17 times for 93 yards and a touchdown but did not draw a target in the Eagles' 29-17 win over the Texans on Thursday night.

Analysis: The speedy back was consistently effective throughout the night, with his game-long run a relatively modest 25 yards. Sanders also recorded his sixth touchdown of the season on a two-yard run late in the first quarter, while his yardage total checked in as his highest since Week 4. Sanders continues to demonstrate excellent efficiency on the ground overall, affording him plenty of momentum going into a Week 10 home divisional matchup against the Commanders on Monday night, Nov. 14.

Nov 3, 2022 8:34 PM EST

Efficient in limited touches

Sanders rushed the ball nine times for 78 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 35-13 win over the Steelers.

Analysis: Sanders had a slow first half by managing only three carries for 10 yards, with A.J. Brown and Jalen Hurts instead accounting for most of the production. However, he managed a few big plays in the final two quarters, including a 21-yard rush and an 11-yard touchdown to clinch the win. Sanders failed to reach double-digit carries for the first time this season, though he made up for it with one of his efficient performances. He's now topped 70 rushing yards in five of seven games on the campaign.

Oct 30, 2022 4:43 PM EST

Leads rushing attack with TD

Sanders rushed 18 times for 71 yards and a touchdown while catching his lone target for one yard in Sunday's 26-17 win over Dallas.

Analysis: Sanders bounced back from a down game last week with an encouraging effort on national television. The 25-year-old finished with 12 more carries than the next Philadelphia running back (Kenneth Gainwell), confirming his prime fantasy status as the lead back on a dynamic offense. Fantasy managers will have to find a replacement for the RB1 heading into the Eagles' upcoming bye week. Sanders and his 105/485/4 rushing line will return rejuvenated for a Week 8 matchup against the Steelers on Oct. 30.

Oct 16, 2022 9:24 PM EST

Good workload with mediocre returns

Sanders ran for 58 yards on 15 carries against Arizona on Sunday while catching two passes for six yards on three targets.

Analysis: The Cardinals played better defense than in most other weeks, and Sanders couldn't get much going as the Eagles mustered just 20 points against a previously beleaguered Arizona defense. So long as Sanders maintains his recent workload share -- the second-most active running back (Kenneth Gainwell) saw just three carries and zero targets in this game -- then better days should be ahead. Sanders can run with the ball and in its current construction the Eagles offense appears headed toward a high point total in 2022. If Sanders juts maintains his current usage tendencies he will bounce back, hopefully as soon as against Dallas in Week 6.

Oct 9, 2022 4:49 PM EST

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