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Miles Sanders

RB, Philadelphia Eagles

Height 5'11" Weight 211
DOB 1997-05-01 Age 24.3
College Penn State

2021 Fantasy Rankings

Overall # 36 · RB # 18 (Tier 4)

Position Rankings

Rank Name Bye Age ADP1 PPG2 Comment
Tier 3
16 Najee Harris, PIT 7 23.3 2.03

The Pittsburgh Steelers have very high expectations for first-round rookie running back Najee Harris this season. Team GM Kevin Colbert told reporters that he thinks Harris can be a three-down back as soon as his rookie year. Colbert was quoted as saying, "Him coming in as a senior out of college, he has more experience than some of the other underclassmen, so I think that will help him transition. He's coming out a traditional NFL-type offense that should help him transition." In the Mike Tomlin era, the Steelers have been a team that likes to feature one running back, with Najee Harris queued up to be the next bell-cow back for the team. He is a safe bet to finish as an RB1 in fantasy this season and is worth picking as early as the second round in fantasy drafts. (Jul 27, )

Tier 4
17 Darrell Henderson, LAR 11 23.9 6.02 8.7
18 Miles Sanders, PHI 14 24.3 3.09 14.2
19 Chris Carson, SEA 9 26.8 3.04 15.7

Seattle Seahawks running back Chris Carson has been one of the best values in the NFL over the last three seasons, and he was rewarded with a new contract this offseason. Now, he stands alone in a Seahawks backfield that lacks a consistent threat behind him. Other players on the roster have mostly been guys that have filled in during injury or to spell Carson. Carson figures to see a massive workload this season. Rashaad Penny and DeeJay Dallas are really the only other names of note in this backfield, but with Carson's extension now in place, they are likely delegated to backup roles for this season. (Jul 25, )

20 Josh Jacobs, LV 8 23.4 3.10 15.7

Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs has rushed for at least 1,000 yards in each of his NFL seasons, but the addition of Kenyan Drake and the lack of receiving upside for Jacobs has his fantasy value lower than it's been in past seasons. Last season, Jacobs had 273 carries plus 45 targets. Both of those numbers should drop, but Jacobs is still going to enter 2021 as the team's lead back, leaving plenty of room for upside. The overall RB8 in half PPR last season, Jacobs is currently being drafted as the RB21 on FFPC. This has turned Jacobs into a bit of a value, though no one should expect Jacobs to finish as an RB1 this season barring a Drake injury. Still, he can be a solid RB2 option each week. (Jul 21, )

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 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
  • Miles Sanders May Not Work On Every Down In 2021

    Philadelphia Eagles running back Miles Sanders may have his role scaled back in the 2021 season. When healthy, Sanders operated as an almost every-down back in the Eagles offense last season. Boston Scott would mix in on some third downs, but Sanders was usually on the field for every play of an offensive drive. New Eagles running backs coach Jamel Singleton has mentioned that he prefers not using an every-down back, however. He said, "You need a first- and second-down runner with that really elite ability. You need a guy that can pass protect on third down and be short yardage. You need a back that can run routes and you can put him out in empty. It's really a combination of that. I think the days of, 'he's an every-down back,' that's a little skewed these days because of the speed, because of the contact." Sanders was getting over 18 touches on average when Jalen Hurts was starting last season, but that number could be cut in half if the Eagles do in fact go away from him as an every-down player. Sanders is being drafted as a top-20 running back in early drafts, and while he has the talent to produce that kind of value, he may not have the opportunity.

    Jul 13 · Source via Eagles Miles Sanders
  • Running Back

    Performance Scoring Review · Switch
    Season Team G FPts Snp RuAtt RuYd RuAvg RuTD Tgt Rec ReYd ReAvg ReTD FL
    2019 PHI 16 168.7 626 (52.9%) 179 818 4.57 3 63 50 509 10.2 3 1
    2020 PHI 12 142.8 602 (71.0%) 164 871 5.31 6 52 28 197 7.0 0 2

    2020

    Performance Scoring Review · Switch
    Wk Opp Score FPts Snp RuAtt RuYd RuAvg RuTD Tgt Rec ReYd ReAvg ReTD FL
    2 LAR L 19-37 19.1 55 (77.5%) 20 95 4.75 1 7 3 36 12.0 0 1
    3 CIN T 23-23 10.7 71 (78.0%) 18 95 5.28 0 8 4 12 3.0 0 0
    4 SF W 25-20 7.6 48 (77.4%) 13 46 3.54 0 4 2 30 15.0 0 0
    5 PIT L 29-38 21.9 50 (84.7%) 11 80 7.27 2 4 2 19 9.5 0 0
    6 BAL L 28-30 11.2 29 (40.3%) 9 118 13.11 0 2 1 -6 -6.0 0 0
    10 NYG L 17-27 9.5 48 (71.6%) 15 85 5.67 0 5 2 10 5.0 0 0
    11 CLE L 17-22 8.1 41 (60.3%) 16 66 4.13 0 5 3 15 5.0 0 1
    12 SEA L 17-23 2.2 43 (60.6%) 6 15 2.50 0 3 2 7 3.5 0 0
    13 GB L 16-30 3.1 35 (56.5%) 10 31 3.10 0 1 0 0 - 0 0
    14 NO W 24-21 25.6 56 (81.2%) 14 115 8.21 2 5 4 21 5.3 0 0
    15 ARI L 26-33 9.0 69 (83.1%) 17 64 3.76 0 2 1 26 26.0 0 0
    16 DAL L 17-37 14.8 57 (78.1%) 15 61 4.07 1 6 4 27 6.8 0 0

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

    2019

    Wk Opp Score FPts Snp RuAtt RuYd RuAvg RuTD Tgt Rec ReYd ReAvg ReTD FL
    1 WAS W 32-27 2.7 36 (48.0%) 11 25 2.27 0 2 1 2 2.0 0 0
    2 ATL L 20-24 3.7 35 (43.2%) 10 28 2.80 0 4 3 9 3.0 0 0
    3 DET L 24-27 12.6 26 (34.2%) 13 53 4.08 0 4 2 73 36.5 0 1
    4 GB W 34-27 7.2 22 (35.5%) 11 72 6.55 0 0 0 0 - 0 0
    5 NYJ W 31-6 6.4 29 (42.6%) 9 15 1.67 0 5 4 49 12.3 0 0
    6 MIN L 20-38 15.2 19 (29.2%) 3 6 2.00 0 3 3 86 28.7 1 0
    7 DAL L 10-37 3.2 33 (54.1%) 6 21 3.50 0 3 3 11 3.7 0 0
    8 BUF W 31-13 17.8 13 (17.8%) 3 74 24.67 1 3 3 44 14.7 0 0
    9 CHI W 22-14 7.3 36 (40.4%) 10 42 4.20 0 3 3 31 10.3 0 0
    11 NE L 10-17 4.7 64 (85.3%) 11 38 3.45 0 4 2 9 4.5 0 0
    12 SEA L 9-17 8.6 64 (84.2%) 12 63 5.25 0 5 3 23 7.7 0 0
    13 MIA L 31-37 16.5 62 (87.3%) 17 83 4.88 0 5 5 22 4.4 1 0
    14 NYG W 23-17 6.9 50 (56.2%) 15 45 3.00 0 5 4 24 6.0 0 0
    15 WAS W 37-27 29.2 55 (71.4%) 19 122 6.42 1 6 6 50 8.3 1 0
    16 DAL W 17-9 21.6 59 (81.9%) 20 79 3.95 1 6 5 77 15.4 0 0
    17 NYG W 34-17 5.1 23 (31.1%) 9 52 5.78 0 5 3 -1 -0.3 0 0
    WC SEA L 9-17 7.7 49 (71.0%) 14 69 4.93 0 5 3 8 2.7 0 0

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