“I believe the National Football League season is a grueling, grinding season, particularly on running backs,” HC Doug Pederson said Wednesday. “And if you don’t have a couple of guys that you can really hang your hat on, it’s hard to get through a season.”
Jordan Howard and Miles Sanders will serve as a 1-2 punch in the Eagles’ backfield. Veterans Darren Sproles and Corey Clement will weave in and out of the lineup as mismatch options in the passing game.
The story pointed to the team having both Ryan Mathews and Jay Ajayi recently and both saw committee action instead of having a lead back. We keep hearing that Sanders could eventually take over the lead role, but for now, Howard could see a bit more action because of his strong spring and summer. Still, others feel Sanders will lead the team in touches from the start. This is a situation to keep an eye on for those who own either of these players. In our PPR rankings, we do have Sanders (31st) ranked higher than Howard (45th).