Eagles RB Miles Sanders (ankle) unlikely to play Week 8

It appears the Eagles have dodged a bullet with Miles Sanders’ injury, although Nick Sirianni said it’s unlikely the 3rd-year running back will play this weekend.

Sanders suffered an ankle injury during the second quarter of the Eagles’ loss to the Raiders Sunday in Las Vegas and was carted off the field.

Related players: Kenneth Gainwell, Boston Scott

Fantasy Impact: 

Sirianni said Monday the Eagles haven’t ruled Sanders out for their game Sunday against the Lions in Detroit, but it sounds like the odds are against him playing. Scott really saw his first significant action of the season after Sanders went down, so it's expected Gainwell gets a majority of the work based on Scott really not being a part of the game plan through the first seven games. Gainwell should be a popular pickup off the wire this week, but keep in mind the Eagles are not running the ball a whole lot.

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