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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

RB # 21 (Tier 4)

Position Rankings

Rank Name Bye Age ADP1 PPG2 Comment
Tier 4
19 James Robinson, JAC 7 23.1 3.04 17.9
20 Trey Sermon, SF 6 22.6 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 24.3 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 24.6 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 24.6 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 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
  • 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 + 1 PPR Scoring Review · Switch
    Season Team G FPts Snp RuAtt RuYd RuAvg RuTD Tgt Rec ReYd ReAvg ReTD FL
    2019 PHI 16 218.7 626 (52.9%) 179 818 4.57 3 63 50 509 10.2 3 1
    2020 PHI 12 170.8 602 (71.0%) 164 871 5.31 6 52 28 197 7.0 0 2
    2021 PHI 2 22.2 86 (66.7%) 28 129 4.61 0 7 5 43 8.6 0 0

    2021

    Performance + 1 PPR Scoring Review · Switch
    Wk Opp Score FPts Snp RuAtt RuYd RuAvg RuTD Tgt Rec ReYd ReAvg ReTD FL
    1 ATL W 32-6 15.3 47 (66.2%) 15 74 4.93 0 5 4 39 9.8 0 0
    2 SF L 11-17 6.9 39 (67.2%) 13 55 4.23 0 2 1 4 4.0 0 0

    2020

    Wk Opp Score FPts Snp RuAtt RuYd RuAvg RuTD Tgt Rec ReYd ReAvg ReTD FL
    2 LAR L 19-37 22.1 55 (77.5%) 20 95 4.75 1 7 3 36 12.0 0 1
    3 CIN T 23-23 14.7 71 (78.0%) 18 95 5.28 0 8 4 12 3.0 0 0
    4 SF W 25-20 9.6 48 (77.4%) 13 46 3.54 0 4 2 30 15.0 0 0
    5 PIT L 29-38 23.9 50 (84.7%) 11 80 7.27 2 4 2 19 9.5 0 0
    6 BAL L 28-30 12.2 29 (40.3%) 9 118 13.11 0 2 1 -6 -6.0 0 0
    10 NYG L 17-27 11.5 48 (71.6%) 15 85 5.67 0 5 2 10 5.0 0 0
    11 CLE L 17-22 11.1 41 (60.3%) 16 66 4.13 0 5 3 15 5.0 0 1
    12 SEA L 17-23 4.2 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 29.6 56 (81.2%) 14 115 8.21 2 5 4 21 5.3 0 0
    15 ARI L 26-33 10.0 69 (83.1%) 17 64 3.76 0 2 1 26 26.0 0 0
    16 DAL L 17-37 18.8 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 3.7 36 (48.0%) 11 25 2.27 0 2 1 2 2.0 0 0
    2 ATL L 20-24 6.7 35 (43.2%) 10 28 2.80 0 4 3 9 3.0 0 0
    3 DET L 24-27 14.6 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 10.4 29 (42.6%) 9 15 1.67 0 5 4 49 12.3 0 0
    6 MIN L 20-38 18.2 19 (29.2%) 3 6 2.00 0 3 3 86 28.7 1 0
    7 DAL L 10-37 6.2 33 (54.1%) 6 21 3.50 0 3 3 11 3.7 0 0
    8 BUF W 31-13 20.8 13 (17.8%) 3 74 24.67 1 3 3 44 14.7 0 0
    9 CHI W 22-14 10.3 36 (40.4%) 10 42 4.20 0 3 3 31 10.3 0 0
    11 NE L 10-17 6.7 64 (85.3%) 11 38 3.45 0 4 2 9 4.5 0 0
    12 SEA L 9-17 11.6 64 (84.2%) 12 63 5.25 0 5 3 23 7.7 0 0
    13 MIA L 31-37 21.5 62 (87.3%) 17 83 4.88 0 5 5 22 4.4 1 0
    14 NYG W 23-17 10.9 50 (56.2%) 15 45 3.00 0 5 4 24 6.0 0 0
    15 WAS W 37-27 35.2 55 (71.4%) 19 122 6.42 1 6 6 50 8.3 1 0
    16 DAL W 17-9 26.6 59 (81.9%) 20 79 3.95 1 6 5 77 15.4 0 0
    17 NYG W 34-17 8.1 23 (31.1%) 9 52 5.78 0 5 3 -1 -0.3 0 0
    WC SEA L 9-17 10.7 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