RB Miles Sanders - Philadelphia Eagles

5-11, 215Born: 5-1-1997College: Penn StateDrafted: Round 2, pick 2019

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Week 11: vs New England Patriots

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Recent Stats and Projections

7 at DAL 33 6 21 0 3 3.0 11 0 0 3.2
8 at BUF 13 3 74 1 3 3.0 44 0 0 17.8
9 vs CHI 36 10 42 0 3 3.0 31 0 0 7.3
11 vs NE PROJ-Tremblay * 8 * * 2.2 * * * *

Weekly Performance vs RB 1, RB 12, RB 24, RB 36

Percentile ranks

Miles Sanders's percentile rank in each category, among RB with more than 50 fantasy points.

Recent Game Summaries

2019 Week 9 vs CHI (10 / 42 / 0 rush, 3 / 3 / 31 / 0 rec)

Sanders saw a hearty 13 touches, second-most in a game this season, despite being in a secondary role to Jordan Howard. The Eagles ran the ball well throughout the game and Sanders produced consistent highlight moments. Sanders spun away from a defender on a chunk gain in the red zone, broke a tackle on a 19-yard screen gain, and beat a linebacker easily on a swing pass to pick up third-and-long in a critical fourth quarter moment. Sanders' ability in space and as a receiver was on display yet again this week.

2019 Week 8 vs BUF (3 / 74 / 1 rush, 3 / 3 / 44 / 0 rec)

Jordan Howard was the clear preferred option on interior runs again against Buffalo this week in the windy conditions. Sanders, however, is the home run threat of the two, breaking on two huge plays, one for a touchdown. Sanders benefited from a Howard lead block through a small hole inside, showing his speed all the way for a 65-yard touchdown. Sanders also cut across the field on a screen pass for 25 yards through the air. Sanders has not received 10 touches or more since Week 5 and yet had another quality performance this week. Sanders exited in the second half with a shoulder injury but is not expected to miss significant time by early reports of the Bears matchup in Week 9.

2019 Week 7 vs DAL (6 / 21 / 0 rush, 3 / 3 / 11 / 0 rec)

The trend of seeing more Jordan Howard on interior runs and Sanders in an ancillary space role continued against Dallas. Sanders has seen only nine rushing attempts over the past two games after at least nine in every game over the opening five weeks of the season. Sanders' big plays in the passing game dwindled against Dallas. Sanders' big run came on a give up third-and-long in the first minute of the first half to burn clock for eight yards. Sanders also hesitated on a kickoff return and was ultimately stuffed at the 13-yard-line to set back the offense. The Bills offer a stiff Week 8 test for Sanders to get back on track.

2019 Week 6 vs MIN (3 / 6 / 0 rush, 3 / 3 / 86 / 1 rec)

Sanders saw a mere six touches against the Vikings and ceding much of the interior rushing work to Jordan Howard. Sanders was a dynamo as a receiver, however, converting all three of his targets, including two wow plays. The first was winning easily on a wheel route down to the goal line for more than 40 yards. Secondly, Sanders came wide open down the seam for a chunk touchdown. After a slow start to the season as a receiver, which parallels when Darren Sproles was active in the opening weeks, Sanders has 12 targets over the past four games for a robust 9-208-1 stat line.

2019 Week 5 vs NYJ (9 / 15 / 0 rush, 5 / 4 / 49 / 0 rec)

Sanders and Jordan Howard both collected 13 touches as they continue a firm running back by committee approach. Sanders got the start and showed much better as a receiver than an interior runner, an area which Howard has exceled through the opening five games this season. When in space, however, Sanders is at his best, posted an impressive wheel route reception for more than 35 yards and a stiff arm on another highlight catch. Sanders did drop a red zone target and, notably, was the two-minute drill back for the offense. Darren Sproles sustained a leg injury and is week-to-week, which only enhances Sanders' already thriving passing game role within the offense.

2019 Week 4 vs GB (11 / 72 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Sanders was a secondary headliner of the Eagles backfield compared to Jordan Howard against the Eagles. However, Sanders ignited the Eagles from a 10-point early deficit with a long kickoff return into Packers territory. Sanders exhibited strong cuts on numerous occasions with smooth acceleration and the ability to throttle down when needed. Sanders exploited a huge hole for 30 yards on his biggest run of the game and greatly benefitted, as did Jordan Howard, from a dominant performance by the Eagles offensive line. With Darren Sproles barely seeing the field, it was a firm committee between Sanders and Howard against the Packers.

2019 Week 3 vs DET (13 / 53 / 0 rush, 4 / 2 / 73 / 0 rec)

Sanders drew the start against Detroit but remained firmly in a three-headed running back committee in terms of snaps. Sanders exhibited nice cuts on multiple runs plus a chunk reception in the passing game. However, his performance was marred by two fumbles (one lost) as ball security has been in issue for the rookie even in a small three-game sample to begin the season. On the promising side, the Eagles stuck with the run game for 26 running back carries in a game they consistently trailed.

2019 Week 2 vs ATL (10 / 28 / 0 rush, 4 / 3 / 9 / 0 rec)

Sanders' touch total was similar to his Week 1 debut, but the intent of the Eagles to have Sanders moving towards clear lead back status was different in the Week 2 loss in Atlanta. Sanders saw time as the hurry-up back late in the first half and showed nice cuts on a third-and-short conversion. It has been tough sledding for the rookie through two games, partly due to offensive line play and partly due to Sanders' vision not optimizing lanes when available. Sanders has shown clear upside with an evolving at his best with Jordan Howard ideally as a power-centric closer role and Darren Sproles sprinkled in for ancillary snaps.

2019 Week 1 vs WAS (11 / 25 / 0 rush, 2 / 1 / 2 / 0 rec)

Sanders' debut resulted in leading the Eagles running backs in snaps but failed to provide much impact against Washington. Sanders was regularly stuffed near the line of scrimmage and was stuffed twice on point blank goal line attempts. Sanders also fumbled in the game and dropped a screen pass, one of only two targets for the rookie. Sanders' highlight play, multiple cuts on his way to a touchdown, was called back by penalty, halting a potentially solid stat line. The most positive aspect of Sanders' game was leading the running back committee in snaps and his 12 touches being clearly ahead of Jordan Howard. The Eagles head to Atlanta in Week 2, a defense who struggled to contain Dalvin Cook and Alexander Mattison in Week 1.


Latest News

Eagles | Miles Sanders totals 13 touches (Sun Nov 3, 06:40 PM) - Philadelphia Eagles RB Miles Sanders rushed 10 times for 42 yards in Week 9 against the Philadelphia Eagles and he had three grabs for 31 yards on three targets.

Our View: Sanders showed better decision-making and his rookie explosion while exhibiting no ill effects from last week's shoulder injury. He'll be a matchup flex going forward and well-rested for the battle with the Patriots after the bye.
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Eagles | Miles Sanders not on injury report (Fri Nov 1, 03:36 PM) - Philadelphia Eagles RB Miles Sanders (shoulder) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 1, and is not on the injury report for Week 9.

Our View: Sanders shoulder injury ended up being minor as he and the team indicated after his strong Week 8 performance. Consider him a big play what the heck flex this week, or a bye RB2 in PPR leagues.
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Eagles | Miles Sanders practices (Thu Oct 31, 06:34 PM) - Philadelphia Eagles RB Miles Sanders (shoulder) fully participated in practice Thursday, Oct. 31.

Our View: Sanders should be on the field against the Bears. He's a what the heck flex with his big play upside, especially in the passing game.
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Eagles | Philadelphia's Thursday practice report (Thu Oct 31, 04:26 PM) - Philadelphia Eagles LB Nigel Bradham (ankle), OT Jason Peters (knee) and OG Brandon Brooks (illness) did not practice Thursday, Oct. 31. WR DeSean Jackson (abdomen), DT Timmy Jernigan (foot), RB Darren Sproles (quad) and S Andrew Sendejo (abdomen) were limited. CB Avonte Maddox (concussion, neck), DE Josh Sweat (ankle) and RB Miles Sanders (shoulder) practiced in full.

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Eagles | Miles Sanders misses practice (Wed Oct 30, 04:18 PM) - Philadelphia Eagles RB Miles Sanders (shoulder) didn't practice Wednesday, Oct. 30.

Our View: Sanders might be able to practice later in the week. The team has Jordan Howard as their lead ball-carrier but Sanders can get worked in more as a runner and receiver out of the backfield.
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