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Miles Sanders

RB, Philadelphia Eagles

Height 5'11" Weight 211
DOB 1997-05-01 Age 24.4
College Penn State

2021 Fantasy Rankings

RB # 21 (Tier 4)

Position Rankings

Rank Name Bye Age ADP1 PPG2 Comment
Tier 4
19 James Robinson, JAC 7 23.2 3.04 17.9
20 Trey Sermon, SF 6 22.7 6.08

Mike's Thoughts: Drafted Sermon 6.05 (55) in a 1QB 10-team best ball on 7/20. Drafted Sermon 8.05 (89) in RazzBowl in late July. Drafted Sermon 8.07 (91) in a 1QB 12-team PPR on 8/12.

21 Miles Sanders, PHI 14 24.4 4.03 14.2

Mike's Thoughts: Drafted Sanders 6.01 (61) in 12-team Superflex best ball (FFPC format) in early August.

22 Myles Gaskin, MIA 14 24.7 4.06 16.8

Mike's Thoughts: Drafted Gaskin 5.06 (46) in a 1QB 10-team best ball on 7/20.

Tier 5
23 Damien Harris, NE 14 24.7 5.05 9.1

Mike's Thoughts: Drafted Harris 7.06 (78) in a 1QB 12-team PPR on 8/12.

1 Fantasy Football Calculator (12-team PPR)
2 2020 season, PPR scoring
Eagles News · Older Sanders News

Fantasy News Last 90 Days

  • Miles Sanders Finally Gets Some Carries In Week 6

    Philadelphia Eagles running back Miles Sanders finally saw some carries in a Week 6 loss to the Tampa Bay Bucs. He went into halftime with one carry for one yard, definitely leaving any fantasy managers brave enough to still have him in the starting lineup clenching their fists. In the second half though, the Eagles remembered that they do indeed have players that can run the ball that are not named Jalen Hurts, and Sanders ended up with nine rushes for 56 yards and two catches for 10 more yards. He ripped off a few huge runs as the Eagles almost made a comeback late in the game. Hurts still got the goal line carries and scored two touchdowns, and there's no sign that will change despite how effective Sanders was when given the ball. He'll be no more than a FLEX option until the Eagles thoroughly revamp their play calling.

    Oct 15 · Source via Eagles Miles Sanders
  • Miles Sanders - Week 6 Outlook for Fantasy Football

    Philadelphia Eagles running back Miles Sanders is no longer a legitimate starter at the fantasy running back position. Sanders came into the season hyped as a potential breakout candidate and was drafted as an RB1 in many fantasy leagues. Instead, he's finished as the RB36 or lower every game since Week 1. Part of the blame falls on the Eagles play calling, but even when he's been given chances, Sanders hasn't been able to do anything with them. He'll remain a FLEX option just because of the potential touchdown upside, but that's certainly not what fantasy managers were looking for when they drafted him. The Eagles take on the Tampa Bay Bucs on Thursday Night Football in Week 6.

    Oct 13 · Source via Eagles Miles Sanders
  • Miles Sanders Has Another Pedestrian Game In Week 5

    Philadelphia Eagles running back Miles Sanders had another disappointing game in Week 5 against the Carolina Panthers. Sanders ran the ball 11 times, gaining 45 scoreless yards. He also caught all five of his passing game targets, but only gained a total of six yards. Quarterback Jalen Hurts scored two touchdowns on the ground and continues to be the focus of the Eagles ground game. Sanders, despite clear RB1 talent, has fallen to the RB3 ranks and may continue to fall.

    Oct 10 · Source via Eagles Miles Sanders
  • Miles Sanders A Concerning Choice In Week 5 Lineups

    Philadelphia Eagles running back Miles Sanders, drafted to be an RB1 by most fantasy managers this season, is a concerning option in any Week 5 starting lineup. Despite being one of the more talented backs in the league, Sanders had just 15 total touches in Weeks 3 and 4 combined. The Eagles play callers seem to have completely abandoned the running game unless it's quarterback Jalen Hurts running the ball himself. Combine the lack of opportunities for running backs with the fact that rookie Kenneth Gainwell has legitimately emerged as a threat to Sanders, and Sanders is barely an RB3 option for Week 5. He may have a week where the Philly offense finally runs through his legs, but he's finished outside of the top-36 fantasy running backs for three weeks in a row now.

    Oct 7 · Source via Eagles Miles Sanders
  • Miles Sanders, Kenneth Gainwell To Continue Splitting Time?

    Philadelphia Eagles running backs Miles Sanders and Kenneth Gainwell look like they will continue to be in a timeshare in the Philadelphia backfield moving forward, according to reporter Tim McManus. Sanders has not been all that impressive so far, as Gainwell outproduced him in Week 5 with 89 total yards and a touchdown to Sanders' 49 total yards, despite playing 18 fewer snaps. The rookie out of Memphis should be rostered in all PPR leagues considering the role he has carved out in the passing game. Until Sanders can find some consistency in his game, it appears that Gainwell will be an important part of the Philadelphia offense. Considering the presence of the two backs limits both of their upside, if either one is to miss time the remaining option in the backfield would get a significant increase in value.

    Oct 5 · Source via Eagles Miles Sanders
  • Miles Sanders Does Almost Nothing In Week 4

    Philadelphia Phillies running back Miles Sanders got 10 touches in Week 4, which was a huge growth compared to his Week 3 performance, but still an enormous disappointment. Sanders ran the ball seven times in Week 4, gaining just 13 yards. He was targeted three times in the passing game, catching all three for 34 yards. Sanders was thoroughly outplayed by rookie running back Kenneth Gainwell, who picked up 31 yards and a touchdown on just three carries and grabbed six passes on eight targets. It's been a rough start to the season for Sanders, who has yet to score a touchdown. A focus on the passing game and a struggling Eagles offensive line has knocked Sanders all the way down to an RB3 ranking for Week 5 against the Carolina Panthers.

    Oct 3 · Source via Eagles Miles Sanders
  • Miles Sanders Looks For A Week 4 Rebound

    Philadelphia Eagles running back Miles Sanders is an extremely talented NFL running back who could be a fantasy RB1. That same running back, Miles Sanders, only ran the ball twice in a Week 3 loss to the Dallas Cowboys. The Eagles fell behind early, but that does not excuse the horrific play calling that led to just two rushes for a guy of Sanders' ability. Things should be better in Week 4, when the Eagles face off against the Kansas City Chiefs, who have allowed plenty of points to opposing running backs this season. While the knowledge that the Eagles may fall behind early and abandon their running game again makes Sanders a bit riskier than he should be, he's still an RB2 with significant upside if Philly figures out how to call a football game.

    Sep 30 · Source via Eagles Miles Sanders
  • Miles Sanders Only Runs Twice In Week 3

    Philadelphia Eagles running back Miles Sanders only got two chances to run the ball in a Week 3 loss to the Dallas Cowboys. Sanders gained 27 yards on his two carries, adding three catches on four targets for 28 more yards. Jalen Hurts lead the Eagles in carries with nine, while the running backs in Eagles uniforms accounted for just three rushing attempts. It was an inexplicably poor play calling performance by the Eagles new coaching staff. They'll all need to do much better if they expect to stay in the game against the Chiefs in Week 4.

    Sep 28 · Source via Eagles Miles Sanders
  • Miles Sanders Should Be Good To Go

    Philadelphia Eagles running back Miles Sanders (chest) was a full practice participant on Friday after being limited in practice on Thursday. Unless he suffers a setback, Sanders should be fine to serve as the team's lead back for the Monday night contest against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 3. The 24-year-old has carried the ball 28 times for 129 yards (4.6 yards per carry) while also adding five catches on seven targets for an additional 43 yards on 66.7 percent of the offensive snaps. Rookie Kenneth Gainwell is the clear backup in Philly's backfield. Sanders will be looking to find the end zone for the first time in 2021, but the Dallas defense has allowed just 117 rushing yards and no scores to RBs through the first two weeks. Sanders will be a midrange RB2 on Monday night.

    Sep 25 · Source via Eagles Miles Sanders
  • Miles Sanders Lands On Injury Report

    Philadelphia Eagles running back Miles Sanders (chest) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice. There were no signs of Sanders getting hurt in Week 2, so it's possible the Eagles want to limit him and keep him fresh for a Week 3 battle versus the Dallas Cowboys. Regardless, managers should keep an eye on his status on Friday and also insure him with backup running back Kenneth Gainwell. As long as he suits up, Sanders can be viewed as a RB2 in Week 3. If Sanders were to miss Week 3, Gainwell would make for a safe replacement for managers and Boston Scott could also enter the conversation for snaps, but can be avoided by managers.

    Sep 23 · Source via Eagles Miles Sanders
  • Miles Sanders A Decent Starting Option In Week 3

    Philadelphia Eagles running back Miles Sanders makes for a decent starting option in Week 3 lineups. The Eagles will take on the division-rival Dallas Cowboys in Week 3's Monday Night Football game, where Sanders will be a solid RB2. He's run the ball 28 times for 129 yards and added five catches for 43 more yards through this season's first two games. He's been operating as the clear lead back, but rookie Kenneth Gainwell is seeing some touches as well. The Eagles offense struggled in general in Week 2, but that shouldn't be as much of an issue against a softer Cowboys defense. Sanders can confidently be started as a higher-end RB2.

    Sep 22 · Source via Eagles Miles Sanders
  • Miles Sanders Practices In Full On Friday

    Philadelphia Eagles running back Miles Sanders (ankle) practiced fully on Thursday and Friday, virtually guaranteeing he will be available for the Week 2 showdown against the 49ers. Undoubtedly, this is fantastic news for fantasy managers, primarily after the former Penn State Nittany Lion started his year off on the right foot, compiling 74 yards off 15 carries while also pulling in four of his five targets for 39 yards in Week 1. While Sanders' production patterns weren't consistent during the 2020 campaign, it seems as if he will have a more stable role moving forward, at least that's how it appears based on his workload during the opener. Nonetheless, the 24-year-old should remain starting in all formats, although he has a way to go before fantasy managers can trust him moving ahead.

    Sep 18 · Source via Eagles Miles Sanders
  • Miles Sanders Limited With Ankle Injury On Wednesday

    Philadelphia Eagles running back Miles Sanders (ankle) was limited in Wednesday's practice session as his team gears up to face the San Francisco 49ers at home in Week 2. While it is too early in the week to sound the alarms, Sanders' participation in practice on Thursday and especially Friday will be a good indication as to how serious his ankle issue is. If for some reason Sanders is unable to go, Kenny Gainwell would be an interesting name in fantasy leagues. Gainwell's NFL career got off to a fast start in Week 1 with the rookie scoring a touchdown and compiling 43 all-purpose yards in a win over the Atlanta Falcons.

    Sep 15 · Source via Eagles Miles Sanders
  • Miles Sanders Has A Tougher Challenge In Week 2

    Philadelphia Eagles running back Miles Sanders was solid in Week 1, but he will face a tougher defense and possibly a less favorable game script in Week 2. In Week 1, Sanders saw 19 touches, gaining 74 yards on 15 rushes and catching four passes for 39 yards through the air. While there were some concerns about just how often Sanders would be on the field, he clearly operated as the lead back and should see enough touches to put up consistent RB2 numbers.

    Sep 15 · Source via Eagles Miles Sanders
  • Miles Sanders Has A Workmanlike Week 1

    Philadelphia Eagles running back Miles Sanders did everything expected of him in a Week 1 win over the Atlanta Falcons. Sanders ran the ball 15 times, gaining 74 yards. He added four catches on five targets for 39 more yards through the air. Sanders led the backfield in touches, but rookie Kenneth Gainwell ran the ball nine times, made two catches, and scored a touchdown. Quarterback Jalen Hurts also kept the ball and ran seven times himself. Sanders is an excellent running back, but if this kind of backfield split continues, he will have trouble returning more than RB2 value since his chances will be limited, especially in a game with a different script.

    Sep 12 · Source via Eagles Miles Sanders
  • Miles Sanders Settled In As A Decent RB2 For Week 1

    Philadelphia Eagles running back Miles Sanders has always has upside to spare, but the way the Eagles have used him and say they will continue to use him this season severely limits his upside. Combine that with a Week 1 matchup against a Falcons defense that was fourth against opposing running backs last season, and you see why Sanders is checking in somewhere in the bottom half of the RB2 ranks. If the Eagles were to commit to an every-down role for Sanders, he'd be a weekly RB1 and could perhaps even approach the top-tier conversation. But as they seem committed to have a rotation in the backfield, Sanders simply won't see enough volume to put up the numbers of the guys ahead of him in the rankings. Still, he's always a threat for a big play, and if you drafted him, it's not like he'll be on your bench. He's the RB20 for Week 1.

    Sep 7 · Source via Eagles Miles Sanders
  • Why Miles Sanders could have a bust-out season for Philadelphia Eagles

    Sep 4 · ESPN Eagles Miles Sanders
  • Kenneth Gainwell Could See A Significant Workload

    Philadelphia Eagles running back Miles Sanders will open the season as the Eagles' starting running back, but Boston Scott and Kenneth Gainwell could also see significant workloads. Specifically, Gainwell has a chance "to emerge as the primary pass-catching threat out of the backfield" if Sanders' preseason struggles continue, according to Bo Wulf of The Athletic. The rookie turned heads during the draft process due to his impressive receiving skills but appeared destined for a depth role after landing with Philadelphia in the fifth round. However, in the end, it looks like the Memphis product could carve out a sizable role in his first pro season. Gainwell should be rostered in all dynasty leagues and even deeper redraft leagues, too. Uncertainty has plagued the Eagles' backfield all offseason, so it wouldn't be a terrible idea to secure some shares of Gainwell before it's too late.

    Aug 30 · Source via Eagles Miles Sanders Boston Scott Kenny Gainwell
  • Miles Sanders And Boston Scott Could Split Touches This Season

    Philadelphia Eagles running backs Miles Sanders and Boston Scott could end up splitting touches almost evenly this season, according to Eagles beat writer Eliot Shorr-Parks. So far, through seven full practices, Sanders has 35 first-team touches to Scott's 29. The Eagles have repeatedly said that they don't expect to have a three-down back this season, so it makes sense that Sanders and Scott would share those duties, with rookie Kenneth Gainwell mixing in as third on the depth chart. Besides the expected decrease in usage, Sanders has some injury concerns as well, making him a very risky pick at his current ADP as an RB2. Scott, meanwhile, should shoot up draft boards but can still be had at a bargain in some drafts.

    Aug 5 · Source via Eagles Boston Scott Miles Sanders
  • Miles Sanders Has An Edge To Him In Camp

    Philadelphia Eagles running back Miles Sanders "has an edge" in training camp and is "running with purpose." He reportedly got into it with defensive players on several occasions and even escalated to a "quick tussle" with cornerback Zech McPhearson. Even though Sanders sits comfortably atop the Eagles running back depth chart, the Eagles have repeatedly downplayed the idea of having an every-down back for the upcoming season. Sanders should see most of the early down work, but Boston Scott figures to mix in for third downs, and fifth-round pick Kenny Gainwell will likely see the field as well. Sanders always has upside, but his team situation makes him at least somewhat of a risky pick based on his ADP at this point.

    Aug 2 · Source via Eagles Miles Sanders
  • Running Back

    PPR (Half) Scoring Review · Switch
    Season Team G FPts FP/G Snp Snp% MS% Opp/G RuAtt RuYd RuAvg RuTD Tgt Rec ReYd ReAvg ReTD FL
    2019 PHI 16 193.7 12.1 626 52.9 20.4 15.1 179 818 4.57 3 63 50 509 10.2 3 1
    2020 PHI 12 156.8 13.1 602 71.0 25.5 18.0 164 871 5.31 6 52 28 197 7.0 0 2
    2021 PHI 6 48.1 8.0 218 66.5 22.0 12.0 57 270 4.74 0 15 18 121 6.7 0 0

    2021

    PPR (Half) Scoring Review · Switch
    Wk Vs Score FPts Snp Snp% MS% Opp RuAtt RuYd RuAvg RuTD Tgt Rec ReYd ReAvg ReTD FL
    1 @ATL W 32-6 13.3 47 66.2 28.2 20 15 74 4.93 0 5 4 39 9.8 0 0
    2 SF L 11-17 6.4 39 67.2 25.9 15 13 55 4.23 0 2 1 4 4.0 0 0
    3 @DAL L 21-41 7.0 35 60.3 3.4 2 2 27 13.50 0 - 3 28 9.3 0 0
    4 KC L 30-42 6.2 47 63.5 13.5 10 7 13 1.86 0 3 3 34 11.3 0 0
    5 @CAR W 21-18 7.6 50 74.6 23.9 16 11 45 4.09 0 5 5 6 1.2 0 0
    6 TB L 22-28 7.6 - - 9 9 56 6.22 0 - 2 10 5.0 0 0

    2020

    Wk Vs Score FPts Snp Snp% MS% Opp RuAtt RuYd RuAvg RuTD Tgt Rec ReYd ReAvg ReTD FL
    2 LAR L 19-37 20.6 55 77.5 38.0 27 20 95 4.75 1 7 3 36 12.0 0 1
    3 CIN T 23-23 12.7 71 78.0 28.6 26 18 95 5.28 0 8 4 12 3.0 0 0
    4 @SF W 25-20 8.6 48 77.4 27.4 17 13 46 3.54 0 4 2 30 15.0 0 0
    5 @PIT L 29-38 22.9 50 84.7 25.4 15 11 80 7.27 2 4 2 19 9.5 0 0
    6 BAL L 28-30 11.7 29 40.3 15.3 11 9 118 13.11 0 2 1 -6 -6.0 0 0
    10 @NYG L 17-27 10.5 48 71.6 29.9 20 15 85 5.67 0 5 2 10 5.0 0 0
    11 @CLE L 17-22 9.6 41 60.3 30.9 21 16 66 4.13 0 5 3 15 5.0 0 1
    12 SEA L 17-23 3.2 43 60.6 12.7 9 6 15 2.50 0 3 2 7 3.5 0 0
    13 @GB L 16-30 3.1 35 56.5 17.7 11 10 31 3.10 0 1 0 0 - 0 0
    14 NO W 24-21 27.6 56 81.2 27.5 19 14 115 8.21 2 5 4 21 5.3 0 0
    15 @ARI L 26-33 9.5 69 83.1 22.9 19 17 64 3.76 0 2 1 26 26.0 0 0
    16 @DAL L 17-37 16.8 57 78.1 28.8 21 15 61 4.07 1 6 4 27 6.8 0 0

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

    2019

    Wk Vs Score FPts Snp Snp% MS% Opp RuAtt RuYd RuAvg RuTD Tgt Rec ReYd ReAvg ReTD FL
    1 WAS W 32-27 3.2 36 48.0 17.3 13 11 25 2.27 0 2 1 2 2.0 0 0
    2 @ATL L 20-24 5.2 35 43.2 17.3 14 10 28 2.80 0 4 3 9 3.0 0 0
    3 DET L 24-27 13.6 26 34.2 22.4 17 13 53 4.08 0 4 2 73 36.5 0 1
    4 @GB W 34-27 7.2 22 35.5 17.7 11 11 72 6.55 0 0 0 0 - 0 0
    5 NYJ W 31-6 8.4 29 42.6 20.6 14 9 15 1.67 0 5 4 49 12.3 0 0
    6 @MIN L 20-38 16.7 19 29.2 9.2 6 3 6 2.00 0 3 3 86 28.7 1 0
    7 @DAL L 10-37 4.7 33 54.1 14.8 9 6 21 3.50 0 3 3 11 3.7 0 0
    8 @BUF W 31-13 19.3 13 17.8 8.2 6 3 74 24.67 1 3 3 44 14.7 0 0
    9 CHI W 22-14 8.8 36 40.4 14.6 13 10 42 4.20 0 3 3 31 10.3 0 0
    11 NE L 10-17 5.7 64 85.3 20.0 15 11 38 3.45 0 4 2 9 4.5 0 0
    12 SEA L 9-17 10.1 64 84.2 22.4 17 12 63 5.25 0 5 3 23 7.7 0 0
    13 @MIA L 31-37 19.0 62 87.3 31.0 22 17 83 4.88 0 5 5 22 4.4 1 0
    14 NYG W 23-17 8.9 50 56.2 22.5 20 15 45 3.00 0 5 4 24 6.0 0 0
    15 @WAS W 37-27 32.2 55 71.4 32.5 25 19 122 6.42 1 6 6 50 8.3 1 0
    16 DAL W 17-9 24.1 59 81.9 36.1 26 20 79 3.95 1 6 5 77 15.4 0 0
    17 @NYG W 34-17 6.6 23 31.1 18.9 14 9 52 5.78 0 5 3 -1 -0.3 0 0
    WC SEA L 9-17 9.2 49 71.0 27.5 19 14 69 4.93 0 5 3 8 2.7 0 0

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