RB Miles Sanders - Philadelphia Eagles

5-11, 215Born: 5-1-1997College: Penn StateDrafted: Round 2, pick 0

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Summary

Miles Sanders is used to biding his time. He sat behind Saquon Barkley at Penn State for two seasons before breaking out with 1,274 yards and nine touchdowns in 2018. Sanders (5-foot-11, 215 pounds) was the second running back drafted this year (behind Josh Jacobs) and has the talent to overtake Jordan Howard this year if he can master blitz pickups and the Eagles' complex playbook. Sanders is a patient runner and manages to avoid unnecessary hits thanks to fluid hips and sound footwork. He's an able receiver and can stay on the field for three downs. The only red flag was a relatively high fumble rate for the Nittany Lions, but nothing in his technique points to an uncorrectable problem. It's hard to imagine Doug Pederson committing to a workhorse considering no tailback has had more than 173 carries in a season yet, but keep in mind GM Howie Roseman said the team has been looking for a running back like Sanders for "a few years." Expect Sanders to split time with Howard, but be mindful of considerably higher upside under perfect circumstances. (May 2)

FBG Staff Rankings

RB Redraft - 44, 34, 37, 39, 39, 41, 49, 49, 54, 55
RB Redraft PPR - 39, 28, 28, 33, 35, 38, 39, 40, 41, 41, 53, 55, 57
RB Dynasty - 27, 18, 20, 23, 24, 56
Overall Dynasty - 62, 43, 56
Overall Rookie - 3, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 4, 8

Stats and Projections

YEARGRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumL
2019 PROJ-Dodds 15.3 111.0 * * 16.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Henry 16.0 88.0 * * 18.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Wood 16.0 150.0 * * 20.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Tremblay 16.0 23.0 * * 8.4 * * *

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Average Draft Position

Overall: 92
RB: 36
Overall-PPR: 98
RB-PPR: 38

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2019 Schedule

1vs Washington Redskins
2@ Atlanta Falcons
3vs Detroit Lions
4@ Green Bay Packers
5vs New York Jets
6@ Minnesota Vikings
7@ Dallas Cowboys
8@ Buffalo Bills
9vs Chicago Bears
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13@ Miami Dolphins
14vs New York Giants
15@ Washington Redskins
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