Sanders’ involvement in the Philadelphia offense increased significantly after the team’s Week 10 bye. In his first nine games, he averaged 10.9 touches, 71 total yards, and 10.9 fantasy points per game (PPR). In his final seven games, he averaged 18.7 touches, 98 total yards, and 17.2 fantasy points per game. He saw 17 touches in Philadelphia’s playoff loss to Seattle. Thus far, the Eagles haven’t done anything in free agency or the NFL Draft to address the position, so they’re poised to move forward with Sanders in the lead role and Boston Scott serving as his primary backup. There are rumors that they want to add a veteran running back to the roster, and that might affect Sanders’ ceiling depending on who it is.
Miles Sanders has a low-ankle sprain and the team is hopeful that he'll be able to play against Seattle on Sunday. He was listed as DNP on the team's injury report. The Eagles didn't practice on Wednesday so the IR was an estimation.
The Eagles play on Sunday so it gives Sanders a shot to suit up. The team may elect to roll with Boston Scott, who played very well last week, and Jordan Howard, who was available last week but didn't see a single touch against the Giants.
Scott had a huge day with Sanders out of commission, scoring three TDs on the day. Howard was active but didn't see much time on the field. Sanders' status for first round of the playoffs is certainly up in the air at this point, meaning Scott could see another big workload. Even if Howard gets more snaps, Scott will at least be heavily involved in the passing game.