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Eagles RB Miles Sanders racked up 143 yards and 2 TDs on 21 carries in Sunday night's win over the Packers. He and QB Jalen Hurts (157 rushing yards) powered a 363-yard rushing performance for Philadelphia. Sanders added 3 receptions for 17 yards on 3 targets. RB Kenneth Gainwell added a rushing TD among 8 carries for 39 yards. Week 13 holds a much tougher rushing matchup with a Titans defense that has been toughest in the league on RBs.

Eagles RB Miles Sanders posted an 18-71-1 rushing line in Sunday night's win over the Cowboys. It marked his 2nd highest carry total of the year and the 5th straight game in which he garnered 15+ attempts. RB Boston Scott returned from a 2-game rib injury to carry 6 times for 16 yards. RB Kenneth Gainwell rushed 5 times for 25 yards. Sanders claimed the backfield's only target in a game that saw QB Jalen Hurts go just 15-for-25 passing.

Eagles RB Miles Sanders racked up 134 yards and 2 TDs on 27 carries in Sunday's win over the Jaguars. He handled 79.4% of Philadelphia's RB rushes and 3 of the 5 backfield targets. Sanders caught 2 of those for another 22 yards. Kenneth Gainwell claimed the other 2 targets, turning them into just 1 catch for a loss of 2 yards. Gainwell added a 10-yard TD run but totaled only 19 yards on 5 attempts. With Boston Scott out, Trey Sermon claimed the other 2 carries and took them for gains of 14 and 5 yards. It was the largest carry total of Sanders' career and just his 4th game ever with 20+ rushes. He rushed 13, 17 and 15 times over this season's 1st 3 contests.

Eagles RB Boston Scott (ribs) is out for Sunday's game vs. the Jaguars. He's totaled 10 carries and 1 target through 3 games, so his absence could mean a few extra touches for RBs Miles Sanders and/or Kenneth Gainwell. Trey Sermon figures to be active as Philly's #3 RB on Sunday.

Eagles RB Boston Scott (rib) missed Wednesday's practice. He's totaled 10 carries and 1 target through 3 games, so his absence would free up a few touches for RBs Miles Sanders and Kenneth Gainwell.

Miles Sanders handled 17 of the 23 Eagles RB carries in Monday night's win over the Vikings, tallying 80 yards. He also claimed half of the team's 6 RB targets, catching all 3 looks for 6 yards. Boston Scott finished 2nd on the ground (4-19), with Kenneth Gainwell trailing (2-7). They added just 1 catch apiece. Sanders' 53% snap share easily outpaced Gainwell's 26% and Scott's 21%. Through 2 games, Sanders has amassed 30 rushes vs. just 8 for Scott and 7 for Gainwell. The only downside Monday night was QB Jalen Hurts claiming both of the team's rushing scores (1 of those from 26 yards out).

Eagles RB Miles Sanders clearly led the ground work among Philly RBs in Sunday's win over the Lions, carrying 13 times vs. 5 for Kenneth Gainwell and 4 for Boston Scott. Sanders ran most efficiently as well, tallying 96 yards at 7.4 per rush. (Gainwell averaged 4.0; Scott 2.5.) Each guy claimed a rushing TD, as did QB Jalen Hurts, who ran 17 times for 90 yards. The QB's carries were a mix of designed run plays and scrambles. Sanders added 2 catches for 9 yards on 2 targets. Gainwell beat him with 4 targets (2-12 receiving) but ran 5 fewer pass routes than Sanders. It was an encouraging opener for Sanders drafters, and the Philly running game on whole.

The Eagles on Thursday claimed RB Trey Sermon off waivers. ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that the team had previously discussed a trade with the 49ers. Sermon took less than 2 full years to bust his way off the roster of the team that drafted him in Round 3. So it's tough to bet on a big impact from him. But he's immediately the heaviest RB in the Philly backfield. We'll see whether than can make Sermon a quick factor in short-yardage situations.

The Eagles rested RB Boston Scott -- along with many starters -- in Saturday's preseason finale. RB Kenneth Gainwell played, however -- though he did leave after the team's 1st offensive possession. Brandon Lee Gowton of the Bleeding Green Nation Eagles blog writes that "points to him being RB3, which is a little weird because Gainwell seemed like RB2 for most of camp." Gainwell opened his rookie season as RB2 behind Miles Sanders before falling behind Scott and Jordan Howard in usage after Sanders went down. We'll see exactly how things sort out here. For now, both Gainwell and Scott make sense in the double-digit rounds of fantasy football drafts. Sanders is also going late enough to mitigate some of the risk on his role uncertainty and high injury probability. This could be a frustrating situation for fantasy players to deal with week to week, though.

Eagles RB Kenneth Gainwell was back at practice on Sunday. He missed less than a week with a minor hip injury. Some Eagles insiders believe Gainwell is in line for pass-catching and goal-line duties for Philly this year. That'd make him a valuable fantasy asset.

Eagles RB Kenneth Gainwell has missed a couple of practices with a hip injury. The issue is believed to be minor, but we’ll keep an eye on his status going forward.

Eagles insider John McMullen believes RB Kenneth Gainwell "seems to be penciled in for high-leverage situations like third downs, the hurry-up offense, and goal-line work." The passing-down work isn't a big surprise considering Gainwell led Eagles RBs in targets, catches and receiving yards last year. The note on goal-line work is eye-catching, though. Gainwell is just 200 pounds and tallied only 3 carries inside the 5-yard line last season. We'll continue to keep an eye on this backfield in camp and preseason action. Pass-catching and goal-line work could make Gainwell the most valuable Eagles RB in fantasy football, even if Miles Sanders leads in carries.

We passed along reports of Eagles RB Miles Sanders working with the 2nd team Friday, and Kenneth Gainwell running ahead of him with the starters. Mike Kaye of Pro Football Network -- and formerly an Eagles beat writer -- said, "The guess here is that Sanders was used with the twos to give the first-team defense better looks in the running game." That possibility makes for a good reminder that we shouldn't overrate individual camp reports. We'll certainly be tracking the situation for fantasy purposes right up to the start of the season (and maybe beyond). For now, there's value to both Sanders and Gainwell at ADP.

According to SB Nation's Brandon Lee Gowton, Eagles RB Kenneth Gainwell was "the first team running back" in Friday practice. The team not only lined him up in the backfield but had him run routes from WR spots. Miles Sanders was available but working with the 2nd team. It's just 1 day of work -- for now. But the sheer possibility of Gainwell landing ahead of Sanders on the depth chart (or even with) makes the 2nd-year man an enticing value in the double-digit rounds of fantasy football drafts.

Eagles RB Miles Sanders has taken reps with the 2nd-team offense at training camp, per reporter Brandon Lee Gowton. He hasn’t been exclusively with the 2s in camp, and we’re not going to rush to any conclusions here. Still, it’s something to monitor, especially with Philly rostering an exciting 2nd-year RB in Kenneth Gainwell.

Eagles RB Miles Sanders spoke about what it’ll take for him to have a breakout year in 2022. “Being consistent, being more consistent,” Sanders said. “I’m going to be honest, opportunities. I’ll just say it simple like that. I need to be more consistent but I need opportunities.” Sanders went a step further to mention the passing game. “For those who don’t know, I can still catch,” he shared. “Like I said, it’s just opportunities. Just leave that there.” We’d love to catch Nick Sirianni’s reaction to these comments. In Sirianni's first year as Philly's HC, Sanders saw 15+ carries in only 4 of 12 games. Of course, he battled several ankle injuries and a broken hand. Entering a contract season, the 25-year-old enters training camp looking to establish a consistent role ahead of Kenneth Gainwell and Boston Scott.

Speaking on the Inside the Birds podcast, NFL insider Adam Caplan said that RB Kenneth Gainwell’s role “will grow” in year 2. Caplan particularly noted Gainwell’s involvement in the passing game, where he collected 33 catches (on 50 targets) as a rookie. Gainwell added ~4 carries per game across 16 appearances. Ultimately, barring a Miles Sanders injury, Gainwell’s unlikely to exceed PPR flex range. On skill set alone, though, the Memphis product makes for an intriguing RB4/5.

Eagles RBs Boston Scott and Jordan Howard were not activated from the COVID list and will miss Saturday night's game vs. the Cowboys. Both guys should be back for the playoffs. Philly elevated RB Jason Huntley, who will join Kenneth Gainwell in the backfield. We're expecting Gainwell to lead in touches.

Eagles RB Miles Sanders (hand) is out for Saturday's game vs. the Cowboys. HC Nick Sirianni said earlier this week that Sanders is expected back for the 1st round of the playoffs. RBs Boston Scott and Jordan Howard remain on the COVID list as of Friday morning, so rookie Kenneth Gainwell might be left as Philly's lead back on Saturday.

Eagles HC Nick Sirianni said Monday that he's hoping to get RB Miles Sanders (hand) back for the 1st round of the playoffs. In other words, he won't play in the regular-season finale. With RBs Boston Scott and Jordan Howard landing on the COVID list on Monday, rookie Kenneth Gainwell might be left standing as the Eagles' top RB in Saturday night's game vs. the Cowboys.

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