• Miles Sanders

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  • , Philadelphia Eagles
  • 24
  • 211 lbs
  • 5' 11"
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Scouting report

by Chris Kucharski

PHI RB Miles Sanders - Week 9 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 9 vs Chicago
Miles Sanders scored his first NFL touchdown on a 65-yard run but only had six touches. Sanders was banged up during the game so Jordan Howard carried the load. Sanders did not practice Wednesday, but was feeling better on Thursday.

Sanders will face the Bears who are 12th in aFPA to running backs. As long as he is healthy, he should be able to contribute and be a fantasy factor. Start him as a low-end RB3 in standard leagues, but he ranks higher in PPR leagues for Week 9.

by Chris Kucharski

PHI RB Miles Sanders - Week 8 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 8 at Buffalo
For the first time in several weeks, Miles Sanders played more snaps than Jordan Howard. Sanders played 54% of the snaps. The results were nine touches for 33 yards. So, even with more playing time, Howard had more touches and more yardage. The reason for Sanders being on the field so much was the Eagles were playing from behind. But they did not use Sanders as much as his owners would like.

Buffalo is up next for the Eagles. The Bills are ranked 25th in aFPA to running backs. Sanders has shown some potential during his rookie season, but he is basically splitting time with Howard and usually getting fewer touches. Still, he has some value for Week 8. Start him as a low-end RB3 in both standard and PPR leagues.

by Chris Kucharski

PHI RB Miles Sanders - Week 7 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 7 at Dallas
Miles Sanders had his worst day in the NFL if you look at touches last Sunday. He only had six. He also had very little time on the field only playing on 29% of his snaps. But he actually had a decent fantasy day with 92 yards from scrimmage and a touchdown. Most of the yardage came from his three receptions.

Sanders has a good matchup Sunday night against Dallas who is 30th in aFPA to running backs. If the playing time and touches are low again, it's hard to think that the fantasy numbers could be similar to last week. But we expect him to get on the field more and touch the ball 10 times or more. Start him at as low-end RB3 if you have a league that allows it.

by Chris Kucharski

PHI RB Miles Sanders - Week 6 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 6 at Minnesota
Miles Sanders had his worst running game as a pro but his best receiving game so that let him avoid a disastrous fantasy day. He ended up with 13 touches for 64 yards. The touches were less than fellow running back Jordan Howard but he was on the field for more offensive snaps.

Sanders has a tough matchup this week against the Vikings who are third in aFPA to running backs. The touches and results haven't matched up yet this season which has limited the fantasy impact of Sanders. Keep him on the bench this week with the tough matchup on the road.

by Chris Kucharski

PHI RB Miles Sanders - Week 5 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 5 vs New York Jets
Jordan Howard had the big night last week, but Miles Sanders still had his best rushing day as a professional. He ended up the night with 11 carries for 72 yards and the Eagles have confidence in his ability. They just ended up going with the 'hot hand' on Thursday and that was Howard. This could change on a weekly basis.

Sanders will face the Jets who are eighth in aFPA to running backs. He still has some fantasy value heading into Week 5, especially since he has produced good results with minimal touches. He rates an RB3 this Sunday and should at least get a minimum of 10 touches.

by Chris Kucharski

PHI RB Miles Sanders - Week 4 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 4 at Green Bay
Miles Sanders had his best game as a pro with season highs in all departments. He had 15 touches for 126 yards. He still hasn't scored his first NFL touchdown and he lost a fumble on Sunday, but the key is the touches are going up which means good things for Sanders' owners. The playing time was even between Sanders, Jordan Howard and Darren Sproles last week.

Sanders has a decent matchup on Thursday against Green Bay who is 23rd in aFPA to running backs. With a banged-up receiving corps, the Eagles should be relying more on Sanders and the running game.

Start Sanders as a high-end RB3 or flex for Week 4. The Eagles are starting to see what they thought they would see when they selected him in the second round.

by Chris Kucharski

PHI RB Miles Sanders - Week 3 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 3 vs Detroit
Miles Sanders is off to a slow start and for those expecting him to become the featured back, that hasn't happened yet. He is averaging around 12 touches per game, but the results haven't been good as he has only netted 64 total yards from scrimmage. It will be interesting to see how head coach moves forward with Sanders and if this is what his usage will be for the remainder of the season.

Sanders will face the Lions this Sunday, who were 23rd in aFPA to running backs last season. But even with the favorable matchup, Sanders only rates a high-end RB3 or flex for Week 3. If we start to see more touches, the better numbers should follow.

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