Miles Sanders

RB, Philadelphia Eagles

Height 5'11" Weight 211
DOB 1997-05-01 Age 25.3
College Penn State

2022 Fantasy Rankings

Overall # 67 · RB # 34 (Tier 5)
ADP (12-team PPR): 5.12, 62nd

Position Rankings

Tier 5
32Devin Singletary, BUF724.97.0211.6
33Tony Pollard, DAL925.36.0910.4
34Miles Sanders, PHI725.35.129.8
35Kareem Hunt, CLE927.06.0813.5
36James Robinson, JAC1124.07.0912.7
1 Fantasy Football Calculator (12-team PPR)
2 2021 season, PPR scoring

Fantasy News Last 90 Days

  • Miles Sanders Dealing With Hamstring Injury

    Philadelphia Eagles running back Miles Sanders (hamstring) isn't practicing on Tuesday at training camp due to a hamstring injury. Sanders also missed Sunday's practice with what was being called leg soreness at the time. The 25-year-old caught both of his targets for 20 yards in the team's preseason opener against the New York Jets last Friday. It doesn't sound like his injury is very severe, so he should be considered day-to-day for now. Sanders is still Philly's lead back, but his fantasy stock is down after he failed to find the end zone in 2021 while averaging only 11.4 carries and 2.8 targets per game as the starter. Kenneth Gainwell and Boston Scott should continue to steal valuable touches away, making Sanders more of a high-end RB3/flex in fantasy drafts.

    Aug 16 · Source via Eagles Miles Sanders
  • Miles Sanders, Boston Scott Out For Sunday's Practice

    Philadelphia Eagles running backs Miles Sanders (leg) and Boston Scott (concussion) were held out of practice Sunday due to respective ailments. The move seems precautionary in Sanders' case, as the team's expected lead back hauled in two receptions for 20 yards during Friday's preseason opener against the Jets. Scott has been dealing with a concussion for over a week. Kenneth Gainwell likely would step into a larger role if both players are sidelined for any period of time, although Jason Huntley led Philly with 16 carries in Week 1 of the preseason. Sanders amassed 754 yards on the ground last season, but he did not manage to find the end zone. Scott, conversely, was the red zone bell cow, racking up seven rushing scores despite receiving just 87 rushing attempts all year.

    Aug 14 · Source via Eagles Boston Scott Miles Sanders
  • Miles Sanders Struggles In Passing Game

    Philadelphia Eagles running back Miles Sanders' production in 2022 could be restricted by his ongoing struggles in the passing game as "he continues to fight the ball at times," according to Bo Wulf of The Athletic. This is not a major surprise considering he has been held to 54 catches and 355 receiving yards over his last two seasons combined. For comparison, he caught 50 passes for 509 yards in his rookie season alone. Between Sanders' struggles and Kenneth Gainwell's promising profile as a pass-catcher, the former will likely be tasked with duties on the ground while the latter gets involved on passing downs. As a result, Sanders' fantasy production could suffer. He should be viewed as a low-end RB2 or high-end RB3 heading into 2022, especially as the Eagles have even more mouths to feed.

    Aug 12 · Source via Eagles Miles Sanders
  • Eagles' Miles Sanders out to get 'respect that I finally deserve'

    Amid durability concerns and a rookie contract expiring after the season, Sanders has a lot to prove in 2022.

    Aug 8 · ESPN Eagles Miles Sanders
  • Miles Sanders Could Have A Monster Year

    Philadelphia Eagles running back Miles Sanders is the projected starter, with Kenneth Gainwell and Boston Scott slated for playing time as well in 2022. Sanders is in a contract year and will be running behind one of the best offensive lines in the league, so the opportunity is there for him to have a monster season. However, injuries have kept Sanders from reaching his full potential so far in his career after he finished last year with 754 rushing yards and zero touchdowns in 12 games. Ideally, the Eagles would like Sanders to take the lead role and run with it. But if he gets injured or isn't performing at a high level, Gainwell could move into more of a featured role. Despite working with the second-team offense in training camp the other day, Sanders remains the No. 1 back, and he could be a bargain in fantasy drafts as a low-end RB2/high-end RB3.

    Aug 2 · Source via Eagles Miles Sanders
  • Coach Nick Sirianni Calls Miles Sanders "The Guy"

    Philadelphia Eagles running back Miles Sanders has been receiving a lot of negative news as of late, which began when Sanders himself told fantasy managers not to draft him. This seemingly prompted head coach Nick Sirianni to defend his player. When speaking to the media before practice, Sirianni clarified the report about Sanders working with the second-team offense, stating "It just so happened to be the way the numbers worked a little bit. But Miles was in with the ones as well and Miles is our guy. There is no secret. Miles is our guy, and we like to rotate our backs. But he's the guy." While it will be difficult for Sanders to overcome the impact of the recent reports, he would possess top-30 RB value if he is indeed the lead back for the Eagles run-heavy offense. However, he will need more goal-line opportunities after finishing with zero touchdowns in 2021.

    Jul 31 · Source via Eagles Miles Sanders
  • Miles Sanders Still The Eagles' Starter

    Despite seeing virtually all his practice time with the second-team offense at training camp on Friday, Philadelphia Eagles running back Miles Sanders "is our guy," according to head coach Nick Sirianni. Sanders is the 12th leading running back in the NFL over the last three years with 2,439 yards, and his 5.1 yards-per-carry average is second-highest behind Jonathan Taylor. Sirianni said the team rotates their backs to make sure everyone stays in the rotation. Kenneth Gainwell was working with the first team on Friday. Sanders had 912 scrimmage yards on 163 touches in 12 games last year, but he failed to find the end zone, and the Eagles will continue to mix in Gainwell and Boston Scott. Sanders should remain the Eagles' primary backfield option in 2022, and he'll be a low-end RB2.

    Jul 31 · Source via Eagles Miles Sanders
  • Miles Sanders Working With Second-Team Offense

    Philadelphia Eagles running back Miles Sanders is getting carries with the second-team offense in training camp practice on Friday. Perhaps this is exactly why Sanders warned fantasy managers not to draft him this year. He was limited to just 12 games in 2021 due to injuries after he produced 1,327 scrimmage yards in his rookie season. The 25-year-old was efficient when he touched the ball last year, but his usage was inconsistent and he failed to find the end zone. It sounds like the Eagles will continue rotating backs alongside Sanders with Boston Scott and Kenneth Gainwell. On top of it, quarterback Jalen Hurts is one of the best rushing QBs in the league. Using an RB2 selection on Sanders is a risky proposition.

    Jul 29 · Source via Eagles Miles Sanders
  • Miles Sanders Looking To Be More Consistent

    Philadelphia Eagles running back Miles Sanders is searching for more consistency heading into the 2022 season, as he's had his fair share of injuries over the last two years. Sanders has been productive when he's on the field, but he's played in just 12 games in each of the last two years due to injuries. The former second-rounder in 2019 has averaged 5.1 yards per carry in his three-year career, and his rushing numbers have improved with each season. "Being consistent, being more consistent," Sanders said. "I'm going to be honest, opportunities. I'll just say it simple like that. I need to be more consistent but I need opportunities." The 25-year-old had 137 carries in 2021, but he also had a career-low 34 targets in the passing attack and didn't have a single touchdown. Sanders will enter this season as the primary back, but he'll need to stay healthy to realize his true potential. He's best selected as a high-end RB3 in fantasy drafts.

    Jul 1 · Source via Eagles Miles Sanders
  • Running Back Stats



    1@ATLW 32-613.34766.228.22015744.93054399.800
    2SFL 11-176.43967.225.91513554.2302144.000
    3@DALL 21-417.03560.310.3622713.50043289.300
    4KCL 30-426.24764.413.7107131.860333411.300
    5@CARW 21-187.65074.623.91611454.0905561.200
    6TBL 22-287.64382.725.0139566.22042105.000
    7@LVL 22-333.21216.99.976305.00011-3-3.000
    11NOW 40-299.43646.221.81716945.880100-01
    12@NYGL 7-136.92232.814.9109647.1101100.000
    13@NYJW 33-1815.74157.738.027241205.00033227.300
    15WASW 27-1715.63549.328.220181317.28022157.500
    16NYGW 34-105.31930.215.9107456.4303133.000
    WC@TBL 15-314.32232.814.9107162.29033124.000


    2LARL 19-3720.65577.538.02720954.751733612.001
    3CINT 23-2312.77178.028.62618955.28084123.000
    4@SFW 25-208.64877.427.41713463.540423015.000
    5@PITL 29-3822.95084.725.41511807.27242199.500
    6BALL 28-3011.72940.315.311911813.11021-6-6.000
    10@NYGL 17-2710.54871.629.92015855.67052105.000
    11@CLEL 17-229.64160.330.92116664.13053155.001
    12SEAL 17-233.24360.612.796152.5003273.500
    13@GBL 16-303.13556.517.71110313.100100-00
    14NOW 24-2127.65681.227.519141158.21254215.300
    15@ARIL 26-339.56983.122.91917643.760212626.000
    16@DALL 17-3716.85778.128.82115614.07164276.800

    Touchdown Distances
    Rushing: 5, 74, 1, 82, 1, 4


    1WASW 32-273.23648.017.31311252.2702122.000
    2@ATLL 20-245.23543.217.31410282.8004393.000
    3DETL 24-2713.62634.222.41713534.080427336.501
    4@GBW 34-277.22235.517.71111726.550000-00
    5NYJW 31-68.42942.620.6149151.670544912.300
    6@MINL 20-3816.71929.29.26362.000338628.710
    7@DALL 10-374.73354.114.896213.50033113.700
    8@BUFW 31-1319.31317.88.2637424.671334414.700
    9CHIW 22-148.83640.414.61310424.200333110.300
    11NEL 10-175.76485.320.01511383.4504294.500
    12SEAL 9-1710.16484.222.41712635.25053237.700
    13@MIAL 31-3719.06287.331.02217834.88055224.410
    14NYGW 23-178.95056.222.52015453.00054246.000
    15@WASW 37-2732.25571.432.525191226.42166508.310
    16DALW 17-924.15981.936.12620793.951657715.400
    17@NYGW 34-176.62331.118.9149525.78053-1-0.300
    WCSEAL 9-179.24971.027.51914694.9305382.700

    Touchdown Distances
    Rushing: 65, 1, 1
    Receiving: 32, 15, 15

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