Miles Sanders Fantasy Football News 2021

The Eagles re-signed RB Jordan Howard to a 1-year deal. Howard hooked up with the Eagles last November after being dumped by the Dolphins but carried just 7 times in 2 appearances. He's a good bet to make the team with how the Eagles' backfield currently sits. But he'd need a Miles Sanders injury to sniff fantasy value.

The Eagles have named Shane Steichen their new OC. Steichen coached alongside new Eagles HC Nick Sirianni with the Chargers from 2014 to 2017. He took over as Chargers OC midway through the 2019 campaign and then led the squad to a 9th-place finish in total yards this past year. The 2020 Chargers were a fast-paced offense, ranking 5th in situation-neutral pace.

The Eagles are hiring Nick Sirianni as their new HC, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Sirianni has 12 seasons of experience in the league, spending the past 3 as Colts OC. Indianapolis finished top 7 in points and yards with QB Andrew Luck in Sirianni's 1st year. The unit took a step back after Luck's surprise retirement in 2019 but bounced back to rank 9th in points and 10th in yards this past season. It's worth noting, though, that it was HC Frank Reich calling the plays for the Colts. So the 39-year-old Sirianni heads to Philly as a bit of an unknown.

The Eagles have fired HC Doug Pederson. According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the move was made as a result of both on-field performance and disagreements between Pederson and management on coaching staff changes for 2021 and beyond. "Pederson was sick of people telling him what to do," Rapoport adds. Pederson is just 3 seasons removed from bringing a Super Bowl to Philadelphia, but his 2020 Eagles were 1 of the most disappointing teams in the league. We'll see who Philly hires as its new HC and, more importantly, how they decide to move forward at QB.

Eagles RB Miles Sanders (knee) is out for Sunday night’s game vs. Washington. It looks like he hurt his knee in Thursday’s practice. We’ll see if it’s anything that’ll impact his 2021. Sanders’ absence leaves the Eagles’ backfield to RBs Boston Scott, Jordan Howard and Corey Clement.

Eagles RB Jordan Howard has been elevated from the practice squad to the active roster. It looks like he'll play against the Packers on Sunday. Howard isn't a fantasy option, but we're hoping he doesn't vulture goal-line work from RB Miles Sanders.

Eagles RB Miles Sanders (knee) put in a full week of practice, including full workouts on Thursday and Friday, and isn’t listed on the final injury report. We’re expecting him to be back in his usual role against the Giants this weekend. Sanders averaged 15.5 carries and 5.8 targets in 4 full games earlier this season.

Eagles RB Miles Sanders (knee) was limited in Wednesday's practice. At least he got on the field, although it would have been nice to see him get in a full workout. We're tentatively expecting Sanders to return for this weekend's game vs. the Giants, but we wouldn't go dropping RB Boston Scott just yet.

The Eagles expect RB Miles Sanders (knee) to return to practice after this week's bye, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. It sounds like we should expect to have the Philly starter back in fantasy lineups for Week 10. We'll certainly track his participation through the week.

Eagles RB Miles Sanders (knee) is out for Sunday night's game vs. the Cowboys. He figures to be back after Philly's Week 9 bye. Meanwhile, Boston Scott gets another game as the Eagles' lead back and is a borderline RB1 vs. Dallas' 24th-ranked RB defense.

Eagles RB Miles Sanders (knee) remained sidelined on Thursday. Don't bank on him playing against the Cowboys on Sunday night. That'd leave Boston Scott as Philly's lead back -- and a borderline RB1 in fantasy lineups.

Eagles RB Miles Sanders (knee) remained sidelined on Wednesday. That doesn't bode well for his chances of returning for Sunday night's game vs. the Cowboys. Philly probably thinks it can win that game without Sanders -- and then comes a bye week. Sanders' absence would again leave Boston Scott as the Eagles' lead back.

As expected, Eagles RB Miles Sanders (knee) has been ruled out for Thursday night's game against the Giants. Consider him questionable for Week 8. Sanders' absence tomorrow will leave Boston Scott as Philly's lead back, with Corey Clement as the #2.

ESPN's Chris Mortensen reports that the Eagles expect RB Miles Sanders to miss Thursday night's game against the Giants with the knee injury that knocked him out early against the Ravens. We'll see about Sanders' return timeline beyond that. Boston Scott should be picked up this week just about anywhere he's available. Expect him to land inside the top 30 RBs across formats in our Week 7 fantasy football rankings. Corey Clement could be a pickup option for deeper leagues, but he has done little this season. Even with Sanders out at Washington in Week 1 and Scott's production lacking, Clement went just 6-19 rushing and caught 2 passes for 2 yards.

Update: ESPN's Adam Schefter says Sanders is expected to miss 1-2 weeks.

Eagles RB Miles Sanders injured his knee at the end of a long run in the 3rd quarter of Sunday's game against the Ravens. He's since been ruled out. We'll look for an update on Sanders' injury tonight.

Eagles RB Miles Sanders (hamstring) put in a full week of practice and isn’t listed on the final Week 2 injury report. He’ll make his 2020 debut on Sunday against the Rams. Sanders carries elevated risk coming off a hamstring injury that lingered for a month. But he should find his way into most season-long fantasy lineups.

Eagles RB Miles Sanders put in a full practice Wednesday. That's obviously a great sign after he missed Week 1 and it falls in line with previous reports that he was on track to play. RT Lane Johnson also practiced in full, so expect him to return against the Rams. WR DeSean Jackson did not practice Wednesday, but the team said it was a planned rest day for the veteran.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that RB Miles Sanders (hamstring) and RT Lane Johnson (ankle) are on track to play Sunday against the Rams. We'll keep an eye on their practice participation throughout the week. An active Sanders will almost certainly belong in fantasy football lineups, though. And a healthy Lane Johnson should be a big help for an O-line that struggled at Washington.

Eagles HC Doug Pederson said Monday that he "hopes" to get RB Miles Sanders (hamstring) back for Week 2. He added that Sanders is "day to day" but is expected to do more in practice this week. We'll see what he's able to do in Wednesday's session.

The Eagles have ruled RB Miles Sanders (hamstring) out for Sunday’s game at Washington. ESPN's Adam Schefter indicated that Sanders has a real chance to return for Week 2. Look for Boston Scott and Corey Clement to get the bulk of the work in the opener, with Scott profiling as a better FLEX option. Note that Clement was added to the injury report on Friday with a quad injury.


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