• Miles Sanders

  • RB
  • , Philadelphia Eagles
  • 25
  • 211 lbs
  • 5' 11"
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Scouting report

by Chris Kucharski

PHI RB Miles Sanders - Week 3 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 3 at Washington Commanders
Miles Sanders hit 20 touches which is unusual for the Eagles back. His managers hope it becomes more common. He ended up with 86 total yards of offense. The Eagles offense has been hitting on all cylinders and Sanders has been a part of it.

The Commanders are up next and are ranked 15th in aFPA to running backs. Last year, Sanders only played one game versus Washington but he rushed for a season-high 131 yards.

Start Sanders as a solid RB2 for Week 3. He is definitely in the Eagles game plan and his usage in both the running and passing games warrant his ranking.

by Chris Kucharski

PHI RB Miles Sanders - Week 2 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 2 vs. Minnesota Vikings
After being shut out of the end zone in 2021, Miles Sanders scored a touchdown in Week 1. He also added 96 rushing yards and 9 receiving yards to go over 100 total yards from scrimmage. The Eagles offense looked good and if Sanders stays healthy, he could have his best year yet.

The matchup is favorable as the Vikings defense is below average. Philly's offense looked more balanced than last year with a more efficient passing game and still one of the better running attacks in the league. Of course, this will all benefit Sanders.

Start Sanders as a high-end RB3 or Flex for Week 2. Another trip to the end zone will give you even more value, but his touches will be enough to warrant a start.

by Chris Kucharski

PHI RB Miles Sanders - Week 1 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 1 at Detroit Lions
Miles Sanders has been cleared to play on Sunday and is healthy after nursing a bad hamstring this summer. The Eagles back is the No. 1 guy in the backfield although he will have to prove he is fantasy worthy.

It's a good matchup for Week 1 as the Eagles face the Lions. Detroit was ranked 30th in aFPA to running backs in 2021. Sanders should have opportunities this week.

The Eagles got more weapons so how much will Sanders be involved? Enough to start him as an RB3 or Flex for Week 1. It would be nice if he actually got into the end zone early this season. (He scored zero touchdowns in 2021.)

by Chris Kucharski

PHI RB Miles Sanders - 2022 Fantasy Football Outlook

2022 Fantasy Upside
Miles Sanders is the clear-cut No. 1 running back in Philadelphia. He rushed for 754 yards and coupled that with 26 receptions in 12 games. When Sanders carried the ball, he was very efficient and did what the Eagles needed him to do. With Jordan Howard not on the roster, the goal line situations should go to Sanders this season. The Eagles offense should be very good with off-season upgrades and the skill players' fantasy numbers should be rewarded.

2022 Fantasy Downside
As noted, Sanders only played 12 games last season and 12 in 2020 as well. His numbers last season were career-lows with the exception of yards-per-carry. Injuries have limited him at times and that affected his numbers. Another negative was the fact he scored zero touchdowns last season. Although that is probably more of a fluke than due to his ability, it still hurt his fantasy standing. And usually your No. 1 running back is your leading rusher but that wasn't the case in Philly as Jalen Hurts led the Birds and the quarterback will continue to be a major factor in the running game.

2022 Bottom Line
If Sanders can stay healthy, he will be a serviceable fantasy running back. But that is a big if. His numbers will probably be similar to last season with the Hurts factor. The exception will be touchdowns which should rise. At this point if he is the third RB on your roster, that's a good role for Sanders on a fantasy team. He is being drafted higher than he probably should be because of being a No. 1 back for the Eagles. We think selecting him in the 7th round or higher doesn't equate to value.

by Chris Kucharski

PHI RB Miles Sanders - Week 16 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 16 vs. New York Giants
Miles Sanders has been a force for the Eagles the last two games. He has rushed for 251 yards over that time period. However, he has not scored a touchdown this season which seems strange with all the touches he has had in 2021.

Sanders faces the Giants for the second time this season. New York is ranked 22nd in aFPA to running backs. In the first meeting, Sanders had 9 carries for 64 yards. One thing to keep an eye on is his health. He has a bad quad and although he should play, make sure his active.

Start Sanders as a flex or RB3 for Week 16. We expect Jordan Howard to share some of the load as Sanders isn't 100%.

by Chris Kucharski

PHI RB Miles Sanders - Week 15 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 15 vs. Washington
Miles Sanders is coming off his best game of the season before the bye week that saw him get 27 touches, a season-high, for 142 yards, also a season-high. The only negative was he didn't get into the end zone. Keep an eye on Sander's ankle as it has been an issue that he has played through. He did practice Thursday so he should play Sunday.

Sanders faces the WFT who is ranked third in aFPA to running backs. Normally, this would be a tough matchup against a very good Washington defense, but it could be affected by COVID-19 absences.

Start Sanders but don't have lofty expectations with this matchup. He ranks a high-end RB3 or flex for Week 15. If he gets the touches he did against the Jets, the ceiling is much higher.

by Chris Kucharski

PHI RB Miles Sanders - Week 13 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 13 at New York Jets
Miles Sanders had 64 rushing yards last week but only on nine carries as he has been hobbled by a bad ankle. If he can play through it, he could have a good week as his backups Boston Scott and Jordan Howards are banged up. Sanders has been good when he is on the field with the exception of touchdowns. He has zero this season.

Sanders faces the Jets who are ranked dead last in the NFL in aFPA to running backs. If he gets the touches, he should have a good week, but that is still up in the air.

Because of the injury, Sanders ranks a low-end RB2 for Week 13.

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