Eagles RB Miles Sanders leads backs in snaps

It was his first NFL game, but that didn’t prevent the Eagles from showing that Miles Sanders might simply be their lead back this season.

While his numbers weren’t very good — 11 carries for 25 yards — Sanders did have a 21-yard touchdown called back and showed great burst on a 19-yarder earlier in the game. And he showed off his pass protection by standing up a linebacker against Washington.

The breakdown from this game should show you what the Eagles think about Sanders:

Miles Sanders: 36 snaps (48 percent)
Darren Sproles: 23 snaps (31 percent)
Jordan Howard: 17 snaps (23 percent)
Corey Clement: 3 snaps (4 percent)

Fantasy Impact: 

It seems surprising because Sproles led the team in yards rushing with 49. Sanders did have TD run called back on a penalty, but it's worth noting that Sanders more than doubled Howard's snaps. The team did ride Sproles for a period in the game but it was Sanders who led the way overall. As the story said, it seems like the Eagles started the season wanting to give Sanders the majority of the workload.

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