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Miles Sanders

RB, Philadelphia Eagles

Height 5'11" Weight 211
DOB 1997-05-01 Age 24.7
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 23.4 3.04 17.9
20 Trey Sermon, SF 6 22.9 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 24.7 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 24.9 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 24.9 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 Has Only Seven Touches On Sunday

    Philadelphia Eagles running back Miles Sanders finished with only seven carries for 16 yards during the loss to Tampa Bay on Sunday afternoon. Sanders made his return during the Wild Card round after missing time because of a hand injury. However, the 24-year-old didn't do much and even ceded an end zone opportunity to Boston Scott. Overall, the former Penn State Nittany Lion had another underwhelming year, and he ended the regular season by rushing for a career-low 754 yards and no touchdowns. Health has also been an issue over the years, and unless Sanders proves he can turn things around, he shouldn't warrant much consideration for fantasy drafts heading into the 2022-23 campaign.

    Jan 16 · Source via Eagles Miles Sanders
  • Miles Sanders Will Play Against Buccaneers

    Philadelphia Eagles running back Miles Sanders (hand), who practiced in full on Friday after two limited practices earlier in the week, doesn't carry an injury designation into Sunday's wild-card game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and will play. Sanders broke his hand in Week 16 and sat out the final two weeks of the regular season, but the plan all along was to have him back to begin the postseason. Sanders won't have any limitations this weekend, so he should be the Eagles primary backfield weapon in a tough matchup against a stout Tampa run defense. However, quarterback Jalen Hurts and running backs Jordan Howard and Boston Scott could continue to vulture TDs from Sanders like they have been doing all year. There's not a ton of upside here, which is why he costs only $5,000 at DraftKings.

    Jan 14 · Source via Eagles Miles Sanders
  • Miles Sanders Limited Again Thursday

    Philadelphia Eagles running back Miles Sanders (hand) was limited in practice on Thursday for a second straight day. Sanders missed the final two games of the regular season after fracturing his hand in Week 16, but he's trending towards a return for the wild-card playoff game on Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Because of the injury and the fact that the Bucs defense allowed the second-fewest fantasy points per game to RBs all year, Sanders a low $5,000 price tag on DraftKings. Jordan Howard and Boston Scott, who both missed the Week 18 regular season finale due to COVID-19, are back as well and could steal touches from Sanders in the difficult matchup. But Sanders could be a contrarian play at his low cost if he's active and serves as the team's primary back.

    Jan 13 · Source via Eagles Miles Sanders
  • Miles Sanders Returns To Limited Practice

    Philadelphia Eagles running back Miles Sanders (hand) was back at practice on Wednesday for the first time since suffering a broken hand in Week 16. Sanders was officially limited at practice on Wednesday. The 24-year-old missed the final two games of the regular season, but he's poised to return as the Eagles primary RB for a tough matchup against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday. Tampa gave up the second-fewest fantasy points per game this year to RBs, and Sanders could share touches with Jordan Howard and Boston Scott, who are both back from the COVID-19 list. Sanders is probably your best bet in fantasy from the Eagles backfield and he'll come cheap, as he's listed at $5,000 at DraftKings on wild-card weekend.

    Jan 12 · Source via Eagles Miles Sanders
  • Eagles Expected To Have Miles Sanders, Jordan Howard

    Philadelphia Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni said the team is hopeful that running backs Miles Sanders (hand) and Jordan Howard (neck) will be available for the wild-card game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this weekend. Howard and Boston Scott were activated from the COVID-19 list on Monday after the missed the Week 18 regular season finale. Sanders broke his hand in Week 17 and missed last Saturday's game, paving the way for rookie Kenneth Gainwell to have a much bigger role against Dallas. Prior to breaking his hand, Sanders was running the best he had been all season long, so expect the Eagles to give him the majority of the workload in a tough matchup with the Buccaneers.

    Jan 10 · Source via Eagles Jordan Howard Miles Sanders
  • Miles Sanders Officially Ruled Out For Saturday

    Philadelphia Eagles running back Miles Sanders (hand) missed practice all week and has officially been ruled out for the Week 18 regular season finale on Saturday against the Dallas Cowboys. The expectation all along was that Sanders wouldn't return until the postseason after breaking his hand in Week 16. He had 100-yard performances in two of his last three games, but Sanders finishes the regular season with no touchdowns scored in 12 games, carrying the ball 137 times for 754 yards (career-high 5.5 yards per carry). Both Boston Scott and Jordan Howard are on the COVID-19 list and are up in the air to play Saturday. If neither are able to clear the league's COVID protocols, rookie Kenneth Gainwell may be thrust into a lead-back role.

    Jan 6 · Source via Eagles Miles Sanders
  • Miles Sanders Doesn't Practice Wednesday

    Philadelphia Eagles running back Miles Sanders (hand) was not at practice on Wednesday and would seem highly unlikely to play on Sunday with the Eagles having already clinched a playoff spot. Without Sanders last week, Boston Scott led to backfield by playing 52.5% of the snaps and taking 41.2% of the carries to Jordan Howard's 34.4% of snaps and 32.4% of the carries. However, considering the Eagles are seeming likely to rest the majority of their starters, it wouldn't be a surprise to see them turn to Howard and Kenneth Gainwell more in a game that has little impact on their playoff seeding. As a result, none of the Eagles are recommended plays in season-long leagues or on Saturdays two-game DFS slate. However, Gainwell could present an intriguing GPP option in DFS if he gets a much larger role against a Dallas defense that will be without Micah Parsons (COVID) and could also choose to rest starters with a playoff spot cinched.

    Jan 5 · Source via Eagles Miles Sanders
  • Miles Sanders Misses Practice Tuesday

    Philadelphia Eagles running back Miles Sanders (hand) did not take part in practice on Tuesday. Head coach Nick Sirianni said on Monday that the Eagles are hoping that Sanders will be available for the first round of the playoffs, so it's unlikely that he'll play in the Week 18 regular season finale on Saturday against the Dallas Cowboys. And with both Boston Scott and Jordan Howard landing on the COVID-19 list on Monday, Philadelphia could be down to rookie Kenneth Gainwell as their lead back against the division-rival Cowboys this weekend. If Sanders, Scott and Howard are all out in Week 18, expect the Eagles to elevate running backs Kerryon Johnson and Jason Huntley from the practice squad for depth behind Gainwell.

    Jan 4 · Source via Eagles Miles Sanders
  • Eagles Hoping To Have Miles Sanders For Playoffs

    Philadelphia Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni said he is hoping that running back Miles Sanders (hand) will be able to play in the playoffs. It sounds as though the Eagles aren't expecting him to play in the Week 18 regular season finale against the Dallas Cowboys on Saturday after Sanders broke his hand in Week 16 and missed the Week 17 win over the Washington Football Team. Fantasy managers playing for something in Week 18 shouldn't expect to have Sanders available for their lineups. Without Sanders in the fold on Sunday, Boston Scott handled a team-high 14 carries for 47 yards and two touchdowns while catching all four of his targets for 39 yards. Jordan Howard saw 11 carries for just 26 yards, and rookie Kenneth Gainwell had just one carry. Scott has the most RB2 appeal of the bunch going into this week's game, although Howard could be more involved a week after suffering a stinger.

    Jan 3 · Source via Eagles Miles Sanders
  • Eagles Won't Put Miles Sanders On Injured Reserve

    Philadelphia Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni reiterated on Wednesday that the team won't put running back Miles Sanders (hand) on Injured Reserve this week. Sanders broke his hand in the Week 16 win over the New York Giants and has been ruled out for Week 17 against the Washington Football Team, but the Eagles refuse to rule him out for the Week 18 season finale. If your league plays through the end of the regular season, fantasy managers must hold onto Sanders in case he returns next week as the primary running back in the best rushing offense in football. Meanwhile, Jordan Howard (neck) and Boston Scott are expected to share the workload this Sunday against Washington, with rookie Kenneth Gainwell also pitching in.

    Dec 29 · Source via Eagles Miles Sanders
  • Miles Sanders Won't Play This Week

    Philadelphia Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni said that running back Miles Sanders (hand) will be out in Week 17 against the Washington Football Team, but the team won't place him on Injured Reserve. The Eagles are hoping to have Sanders back this season, but it remains to be seen if he'll be available in the regular season finale in Week 18. The team's lead back broke a bone in his hand in the Week 16 win over the New York Giants and left the stadium in a soft cast. If Sanders can't return again this season, he'll finish 2021 with zero touchdowns, although he has posted two 100-yard performances in his last three games. Jordan Howard suffered a stinger on Sunday, and his availability could also be in question this week, making Boston Scott one of the top waiver-wire priorities heading into fantasy championship matchups this week.

    Dec 27 · Source via Eagles Miles Sanders
  • Miles Sanders Suffers Broken Hand, Will Have Additional Testing

    Philadelphia Eagles running back Miles Sanders (hand) was confirmed to have suffered a broken bone in his hand after exiting Sunday's win over the New York Giants. He will have additional testing done to see if there is any further damage, but there is a chance that he is able to play through the injury. Boston Scott found the end zone after his departure from the game, so he would once again be a top waiver pickup if Sanders is unable to play through his injury. Jordan Howard left the game with a stinger after carrying the ball nine times for 37 yards, so he is another name to monitor going into Week 17. If Sanders is out for the team's Week 17 showdown with the Washington Football Team, Howard and Scott could both have FLEX appeal due to the run-heavy Philadelphia offense.

    Dec 27 · Source via Eagles Miles Sanders
  • Miles Sanders Ruled Out For The Rest Of The Day

    Philadelphia Eagles running back Miles Sanders (hand) has been ruled out for the rest of Sunday's game against the New York Giants due to a hand injury. It's a tough break for Sanders' fantasy managers, as he had 6.4 yards per carry on seven rushing attempts for 45 yards before leaving the game. He also caught one of his three targets in the passing game for three yards. Sanders had two straight 100-yard rushing games entering Week 16 and was a solid RB2 play in a good matchup against the Giants, but it wasn't meant to be. Jordan Howard and Boston Scott should share most of the backfield work the rest of the way with Sanders out, and they will both be attractive waiver-wire pickups heading into next week if Sanders' hand injury is serious enough to keep him out in Week 17.

    Dec 26 · Source via Eagles Miles Sanders
  • Miles Sanders Questionable To Return With Hand Injury

    Philadelphia Eagles running back Miles Sanders (hand) is questionable to return to the Week 16 game against the New York Giants due to a hand injury. Before leaving the contest, Sanders led the team with seven carries while gaining 45 yards (6.4 yards per carry). He also caught one of his three targets in the passing game for just three yards. Sanders has been running wild in recent weeks with two straight 100-yard games, but he's still searching for his first touchdown of the season and may not return on Sunday. If Sanders is unable to return in this juicy matchup, Jordan Howard and Boston Scott figure to split most of the backfield touches. And depending on whether Sanders' hand injury is serious enough to put him in danger of missing Week 17, both Howard and Scott would become attractive waiver-wire pickups heading into championship week in most fantasy leagues.

    Dec 26 · Source via Eagles Miles Sanders
  • Miles Sanders - Week 16 Outlook for Fantasy Football

    Philadelphia Eagles running back Miles Sanders (quad) is a risky option in a Week 16 game against the New York Giants. Sanders did not practice this week, but was not given an injury designation at the end of Friday's practice, meaning that he is expected to play at least to some extent. Sanders will likely be limited and may end up even being active just as an emergency option. If healthy, Sanders would be an RB2, but there's a lot of risk involved with him this week and not too much upside. Fantasy managers with Sanders in their starting lineups should have someone else ready to plug in just in case bad news comes out before Sunday's kickoff.

    Dec 24 · Source via Eagles Miles Sanders
  • Miles Sanders Idle Again Thursday

    Philadelphia Eagles running back Miles Sanders (quadriceps) was listed as a DNP for the second straight practice on Thursday. Sanders suffered the quad injury on Tuesday in the win over the Washington Football Team, and on the short week, he should now be considered questionable to play on Sunday against the New York Giants. It would be a shame if Sanders had to miss this game, as he is peaking at the right time for his fantasy managers with 42 carries for 251 yards (5.98 yards per carry) while adding five catches for 37 yards the last two weeks. Sanders has yet to find the end zone in 2021, but he'd be an upside RB2 if he can suit up against a vulnerable Giants rush D. If he's out Sunday, Jordan Howard would likely be the primary back, with Boston Scott and rookie Kenneth Gainwell pitching in behind him.

    Dec 23 · Source via Eagles Miles Sanders
  • Miles Sanders Listed As DNP Wednesday

    Philadelphia Eagles running back Miles Sanders (quadriceps) was listed as a DNP on Wednesday's estimated practice report. It's a new injury for Sanders, but the Eagles could just be resting him after playing on Tuesday night. The 24-year-old had a season-high 24 carries for 120 yards in Week 13 before the bye and followed it up with 18 carries (second-most on the year) for a season-high 131 rushing yards in the Week 15 win over the Washington Football Team. Back-to-back 100-yard performances is nice, and he should continue to serve as Philly's primary back, but the presence of Jordan Howard (15 carries Tuesday) and quarterback Jalen Hurts will hurt Sanders' upside as a low-end RB2 moving forward. And it's not like you can really count on him getting into the end zone, as he has yet to score in 2021.

    Dec 22 · Source via Eagles Miles Sanders
  • Miles Sanders Runs Wild In Week 15

    Philadelphia Eagles running back Miles Sanders ran very well in a Week 15 win over the Washington Football Team. Sanders ran the ball 18 times, gaining 131 yards and easily picking up huge chunks of yardage on the ground. He was targeted twice in the passing game and caught both passes for a total of 15 yards. He shared the backfield with Jordan Howard, who carried 15 times, mostly in the fourth quarter to close out the win. Sanders and the Eagles had no issue running the ball and likely won't struggle in Week 16 either. Sanders has yet to score a touchdown this season, but he's running well enough to still wade in the RB2 waters most weeks.

    Dec 22 · Source via Eagles Miles Sanders
  • Miles Sanders To Lead A Crowded Backfield In Week 15

    Philadelphia Eagles running back Miles Sanders (ankle) will play on Tuesday Night Football when the Eagles take on the Washington Football Team. Sanders easily led the backfield with 27 touches in his last game before getting hurt, but with Jordan Howard (knee) also returning and Boston Scott proving to be an effective runner as well, it is unclear how this backfield will shake out. Sanders is still expected to be the leader of the backfield, but just how much work that will end up being is unknown for now. He has RB2 upside, but a slightly lower floor than other backs ranked around him.

    Dec 17 · Source via Eagles Miles Sanders
  • Miles Sanders, Jordan Howard Will Play In Week 15

    Philadelphia Eagles running backs Miles Sanders (ankle) and Jordan Howard (knee) will both play against the Washington Football Team in Week 15. The Athletic's Zach Berman also guesses that they'll both be used a lot in the game plan. Sanders should be the starter after he handled 27 total touches for 142 scrimmage yards in Week 13 before the team's Week 14 bye. However, he has yet to find the end zone this season and will have his fantasy ceiling capped due to the return of Howard, who is likely to be used in the red zone and at the goal line. The Washington defense, although they're missing key defensive linemen due to COVID-19, has allowed just 93.6 rushing yards per game. Sanders will be in play as a low-end RB2/high-end RB3, while Howard will be a touchdown-dependent RB3/flex in his return. Boston Scott will be the biggest loser with Howard returning.

    Dec 17 · Source via Eagles Jordan Howard Miles Sanders
  • Miles Sanders, Jordan Howard Limited Again

    Philadelphia Eagles running backs Miles Sanders (ankle) and Jordan Howard (knee) were both limited in practice on Thursday for the second straight day. Sanders aggravated his ankle in Week 13 before the bye, but he had 27 touches for 142 total yards and should be able to suit up this weekend against the Washington Football Team. The 24-year-old should be the team's lead back, but with Howard looking likely to make his return for the first time since Week 11, there is the potential for more disappointment against a Washington defense that will be short-handed due to COVID-19. Sanders still hasn't scored a touchdown in 2021. Boston Scott, Howard and quarterback Jalen Hurts (ankle) could take rushing opportunities away from Sanders, making him more of an RB3/flex.

    Dec 16 · Source via Eagles Jordan Howard Miles Sanders
  • Miles Sanders, Jordan Howard Limited Wednesday

    Philadelphia Eagles running backs Miles Sanders (ankle) and Jordan Howard (knee) were both limited in Wednesday's walkthrough practice. Sanders aggravated an ankle injury in Week 13 that caused him to miss three games earlier this year, but he managed 27 touches for 142 total yards before resting up during last week's bye. Barring a setback later this week, the 24-year-old should be able to play in Week 15 against the Washington Football Team. However, with Howard potentially trending toward a return for the first time since Week 11, the Eagles backfield could be tough to predict with Boston Scott also likely to be involved. Sanders figures to be the primary back if he's active, but he'll be lacking in upside as an RB3/flex if Howard returns as a potential goal-line vulture.

    Dec 15 · Source via Eagles Jordan Howard Miles Sanders
  • Miles Sanders "Absolutely" Expects To Play After Bye

    Philadelphia Eagles running back Miles Sanders (ankle) stated he "absolutely" expects to play in Week 15 against the Washington Football Team. During Sunday's meeting against the Jets, the 24-year-old aggravated the same ankle the landed him on the injured reserve list back in October. However, with the team having a Week 14 bye, Sanders has a good chance at making it back. However, if he doesn't, Jordan Howard (knee), Boston Scott (illness), and rookie Kenneth Gainwell, who arguably had the best game of his career against Washington, could be in store for more work. Still, fantasy managers should keep Sanders on the roster as there is a small upside there, although he has been far from a reliable option throughout the 2021-22 campaign.

    Dec 5 · Source via Eagles Miles Sanders
  • Miles Sanders - Week 13 Outlook for Fantasy Football

    Philadelphia Eagles running back Miles Sanders (ankle) was able to practice in full on Thursday leading up to a Week 13 matchup against the New York Jets. Sanders hurt his ankle and missed some snaps in the Week 12 loss against the Giants, but he seems to have healed from that by now. With Boston Scott (illness) and Jordan Howard (knee) missing practice on Wednesday and Thursday, Sanders could end up with the lion's share of carries in a game that the Eagles could have an easy lead in throughout. He'll be an RB2, but could have RB1 upside depending on the who ends up healthy in the Eagles backfield.

    Dec 2 · Source via Eagles Miles Sanders
  • Miles Sanders Expects To Play Versus Jets

    Philadelphia Eagles running back Miles Sanders (ankle) said he feels good and expects to play on Sunday in a plus matchup against the Jets. With Jalen Hurts (ankle) also battling an ankle injury, head coach Nick Sirianni had mentioned that Hurts would likely run less this weekend. That would likely mean more carries for Sanders and Boston Scott, especially with Jordan Howard still banged up and unlikely to play. Given the strong matchup, both Sanders and Scott could be started this weekend, with Sanders being a risky RB2 option with clear upside.

    Dec 2 · Source via Eagles Miles Sanders
  • Miles Sanders Limited With Ankle Injury

    Philadelphia Eagles running back Miles Sanders (ankle) picked up an ankle injury in the Week 12 loss to the New York Giants and was limited in practice on Wednesday. Sanders didn't play in the fourth quarter on Sunday, ceding snaps to Boston Scott and rookie Kenneth Gainwell with Jordan Howard (knee) out. Howard is unlikely to return this Sunday against the New York Jets, so Sanders should have a big role in a great matchup if he's able to get through the practice week. Before leaving last week's game, Sanders had nine carries for 64 yards and caught his only target for no gain. It's been a disappointing year for Sanders between injuries and performance (no touchdowns), but he'll have nice RB2 upside against the Jets if he's able to play.

    Dec 1 · Source via Eagles Miles Sanders
  • Miles Sanders Gets 10 Touches In Week 12

    Philadelphia Eagles running back Miles Sanders (ankle) only saw 10 touches in a Week 12 loss to the New York Giants. Sanders missed some time at the start of the second half with an ankle injury, but was able to return shortly afterwards. Even before the ankle injury, Sanders was clearly splitting time with Boston Scott, who ended up with the goal line carries. Sanders has all the talent of an RB1, but just hasn't been used as more than a committee member with the Eagles lately. He'll continue to have some weekly upside, but cannot be relied upon as anything more than a low-end RB2 until the Eagles show a commitment to their best running back.

    Nov 28 · Source via Eagles Miles Sanders
  • Miles Sanders - Week 12 Outlook for Fantasy Football

    Philadelphia Eagles running back Miles Sanders could be a solid fantasy option in a Week 12 matchup against the New York Giants. Sanders will remain the starter and should be the lead back in the backfield, but quarterback Jalen Hurts will likely continue to operate as the team's first rushing option. Still, Eagles running backs have averaged over 30 carries a game since Week 8, and Sanders picked up 5.9 yards per run on 16 touches in Week 11. With Jordan Howard (knee) not expected to play, it'll be a lot of Sanders with some Boston Scott mixed in, making Sanders a solid RB2 with upside this week.

    Nov 26 · Source via Eagles Miles Sanders
  • Miles Sanders Runs For 94 Yards In His Return

    Philadelphia Eagles running back Miles Sanders (ankle) made his return to the field in Week 11 and ran the ball 16 times for 94 yards. He was targeted just once in the passing game but was unable to make the catch. He did lose a fumble in the game, but he looked good overall, showing no ill effects from the ankle injury that kept him out for the past three games. He averaged a healthy 5.9 yards per carry, but did cede 16 carries to Jordan Howard and Boston Scott. Besides that, quarterback Jalen Hurts led the Eagles with 18 carries, including two goal line touchdowns. Sanders has clear RB1 talent, but the Eagles scheme may keep him from being much more than a middling RB2 most weeks.

    Nov 21 · Source via Eagles Miles Sanders
  • Philadelphia Activates Miles Sanders Ahead Of Sunday's Game

    Philadelphia Eagles running back Miles Sanders (ankle) has been given the green light to return to the field for Sunday's contest against the Saints, having been activated from injured reserve Saturday. Sanders has missed the Eagles' past three games with an ankle injury, with his return taking much of the fantasy shine off the trio of Jordan Howard, Kenneth Gainwell, and Boston Scott. While Sanders began the year as the most exciting of Philly's backfield options, he has yet to find the end zone this season and has logged double-digit carries in just three of his seven appearances. The 24-year-old may be the freshest of the group, but how the snaps will be divvied remains unclear. Facing the Saints' top-ranked rush defense (72.9 yards per game), Sanders will be a risky FLEX play at best in season-long formats.

    Nov 20 · Source via Eagles Miles Sanders
  • Miles Sanders Still Up In The Air For Week 11

    The Philadelphia Eagles are still waiting to see how running back Miles Sanders (ankle) does the next two days before they decide on activating him from Injured Reserve in time for the Week 11 game against the New Orleans Saints. Sanders missed the minimum three games on IR and returned to practice earlier this week, but the fact that the Eagles still are not sure whether Sanders will return to play suggests that he's more likely to sit out another game and try to return next week. And if the 24-year-old is activated and active on Sunday in a tough draw against the Saints, fantasy managers should be extremely wary of starting him due to a potential limited workload. Jordan Howard has been the primary guy in recent weeks with Sanders out, with Boston Scott also being productive in a smaller role. When Sanders returns, this Philly backfield could become a downright frustrating committee.

    Nov 19 · Source via Eagles Miles Sanders
  • Miles Sanders Designated To Return From Injured Reserve

    Philadelphia Eagles running back Miles Sanders (ankle) has been designated to return from the injured reserve, which gives the team 21 days to activate him for game day. Practice this week will help to determine if the Eagles think Sanders is healthy enough to play against the Saints, but it would be wise to keep him on the bench regardless until we see how snaps are split between Sanders, Jordan Howard, Boston Scott, and Kenneth Gainwell. The Eagles were just starting to commit to the run when Sanders got hurt, so it's possible that he comes back to more usage than he saw earlier in the season; however, Jordan Howard has been surprisingly effective while Sanders was gone and could retain short yardage usage, which could sap some of Sanders' touchdown value the rest of the way.

    Nov 17 · Source via Eagles Miles Sanders
  • Miles Sanders Lands On Injured Reserve

    The Philadelphia Eagles are placing running back Miles Sanders (ankle) on Injured Reserve on Friday, according to a source. Sanders will now miss the next three games after suffering a low ankle sprain in the Week 7 loss to the Las Vegas Raiders, but he should be back soon after he's eligible to return. The 24-year-old, and the Eagles run game in general, has been a huge disappointment in 2021. The good news is they have a great matchup against the winless Detroit Lions this Sunday. Rookie Kenneth Gainwell and Boston Scott will pick up the slack, with Jordan Howard a possibility to pitch in as well. Gainwell will be the better PPR play, while Scott will be a touchdown-dependent RB3/flex with upside as the likely early down replacement with Sanders out.

    Oct 29 · Source via Eagles Miles Sanders
  • Miles Sanders Absent From Practice Thursday

    Philadelphia Eagles running back Miles Sanders (ankle) missed his second straight day of practice on Thursday and doesn't appear likely to play in Week 8 against the Detroit Lions. Sanders was carted off the field with a low ankle sprain in last week's loss to the Las Vegas Raiders and is week-to-week. With the 24-year-old likely to miss at least one game, rookie Kenneth Gainwell and Boston Scott should split the backfield work this Sunday against the winless Lions in an excellent matchup. Jordan Howard could also join the active roster and be used in short-yardage situations. In PPR setups, Gainwell is your best bet as an RB2/3 if Sanders is inactive. Scott is likely to be the team's early down back and will be a touchdown-dependent RB3/flex.

    Oct 28 · Source via Eagles Miles Sanders
  • Miles Sanders, DeVonta Smith Out Wednesday

    Philadelphia Eagles running back Miles Sanders (ankle, foot) and rookie wide receiver DeVonta Smith (headache) both missed practice on Wednesday. Sanders is week-to-week with a low ankle sprain but isn't expected to play this Sunday against the Detroit Lions in a great matchup. Boston Scott is expected to handle early downs, with rookie Kenneth Gainwell serving as the pass-catching back. Jordan Howard could also be called up from the practice squad and could steal valuable goal-line touches. Gainwell will have more appeal as a PPR flex, while Scott and Howard will be touchdown-dependent flexes in deeper leagues. Smith should have a good chance to play in Week 8, where he'll have real WR2 upside against the winless Lions.

    Oct 27 · Source via Eagles Miles Sanders
  • Miles Sanders "Week-to-Week" With A Low-End Ankle Sprain

    Philadelphia Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni said running back Miles Sanders (ankle) is "week-to-week" with a low-end ankle sprain. The 24-year-old sustained the injury in a Week 7 loss to the Las Vegas Raiders. He was carted off the field and did not return in Sunday's loss. Despite being listed as week-to-week, the Eagles have yet to rule him out for Sunday's game against the Detroit Lions. Fantasy managers should monitor the Eagles' injury report throughout the week. Kenneth Gainwell and Boston Scott will lead the Eagles backfield if Sanders cannot suit up in Week 8. Stay tuned.

    Oct 26 · Source via Eagles Miles Sanders
  • Miles Sanders' Ankle Sprain Not That Serious?

    Philadelphia Eagles running back Miles Sanders (ankle) is believed to have suffered a low ankle sprain in the Week 7 loss to the Las Vegas Raiders on Sunday. Sanders' injury looked much more serious, as he was carted off the field and never returned. Tests are still ongoing, so there is no firm word on whether he'll miss any time or how long he might be sidelined, but the good news is that it looks like Sanders isn't dealing with a long-term injury. The 24-year-old had six carries for 30 yards and also caught one pass for minus-three yards before leaving the contest against Las Vegas. Consider him highly questionable for Week 8 against the Detroit Lions in a great matchup for Philly's ground game. If Sanders can't go, rookie Kenneth Gainwell and Boston Scott should split backfield duties, with Scott likely working more on early downs and Gainwell in obvious passing situations.

    Oct 25 · Source via Eagles Miles Sanders
  • Eagles Don't Think Miles Sanders Suffered Broken Ankle

    Philadelphia Eagles running back Miles Sanders (ankle) is undergoing X-rays on his injured ankle, but head coach Nick Sirianni doesn't think Sanders suffered a broken ankle in the Week 7 loss to the Las Vegas Raiders on Sunday. Sanders was carted off the field and was quickly ruled out with his ankle injury. While he may have avoided a broken ankle, it doesn't mean that he won't be forced to miss time moving forward. The 24-year-old has been a huge disappointment so far this year and had six carries for 30 yards before his injury, adding one catch for minus-three yards. Quarterback Jalen Hurts led the team with 13 carries for 61 yards, but Boston Scott had seven carries (two more than rookie Kenneth Gainwell) for 24 yards and a rushing score after Sanders left the contest. Gainwell was second on the team with eight targets, catching four of them for 41 yards and a touchdown. If Sanders misses time, Scott and Gainwell figure to share the backfield, with Scott being the early down back and Gainwell playing in passing situations.

    Oct 25 · Source via Eagles Miles Sanders
  • Miles Sanders Done For Week 7

    Philadelphia Eagles running back Miles Sanders (ankle) won't return to Sunday's affair against the Las Vegas Raiders. The 24-year-old sustained an ankle injury after getting smothered by Denzel Perryman after a catch. He was evaluated on the sideline before he was subsequently carted back to the locker room, where his fate was sealed for the remainder of Week 7. Sanders hasn't lived up to expectations this season, although an extended absence would be unfortunate. Nonetheless, Kenneth Gainwell will likely be the primary beneficiary out of the backfield and should be gobbled up off waivers, especially if Sanders misses time moving ahead.

    Oct 24 · Source via Eagles Miles Sanders
  • Miles Sanders Carted Off The Field Sunday

    Philadelphia Eagles running back Miles Sanders (ankle) was carted off the field and taken to the locker room after suffering an ankle injury in the first quarter of the Week 7 game against the Las Vegas Raiders. He's officially questionable to return. Sanders had six carries for 30 yards and caught his only target for minus-three yards before leaving the game with what could be a serious ankle injury. Rookie Kenneth Gainwell, who has been backing up Sanders all year, caught a 13-yard touchdown pass for the game's first score. The rookie would become an immediate priority waiver-wire addition heading into Week 8 if Sanders' injury is serious enough to cause him to miss any time. With the Eagles often abandoning their running game early on, Sanders has been a huge fantasy disappointment up to this point in the season. Boston Scott should see an expanded role for the rest of the game if Sanders doesn't return.

    Oct 24 · 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 12 104.2 8.7 426 53.3 20.7 13.8 137 754 5.50 0 28 26 158 6.1 0 1

    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 43 82.7 25.0 13 9 56 6.22 0 4 2 10 5.0 0 0
    7 @LV L 22-33 3.2 12 17.4 10.1 7 6 30 5.00 0 1 1 -3 -3.0 0 0
    11 NO W 40-29 9.4 36 46.2 21.8 17 16 94 5.88 0 1 0 0 - 0 1
    12 @NYG L 7-13 6.9 22 32.8 14.9 10 9 64 7.11 0 1 1 0 0.0 0 0
    13 @NYJ W 33-18 15.7 41 57.7 38.0 27 24 120 5.00 0 3 3 22 7.3 0 0
    15 WAS W 27-17 15.6 35 49.3 25.4 18 18 131 7.28 0 - 2 15 7.5 0 0
    16 NYG W 34-10 5.3 19 30.2 15.9 10 7 45 6.43 0 3 1 3 3.0 0 0
    WC @TB L 15-31 4.3 - - 7 7 16 2.29 0 - 3 12 4.0 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