Miles Sanders Fantasy Football News 2020

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.

Eagles RB Miles Sanders (hamstring) was limited in practice all week and is listed as questionable for Sunday’s opener vs. Washington. Sanders is expected to play, but HC Doug Pederson hinted earlier in the week that his workload will likely be managed. Consider Sanders more of a risk/reward RB2 for Week 1.

Eagles RB Miles Sanders (hamstring) remained limited in Thursday's practice. He's fully expected to play in this weekend's opener vs. Washington -- but HC Doug Pederson suggested that Sanders' workload will be managed.

Eagles HC Doug Pederson admitted on Wednesday that he might need to manage RB Miles Sanders' workload early this season after Sanders missed the last couple of weeks of camp with a hamstring injury. “I think it goes back to last year when he missed some time and we managed him to get him ready to play,” Pederson said. “I think that is a possibility. We’ll get him through this week, see how he does and see where he’s at on Sunday." We'll see what Sanders is able to do in practice over the next few days and how he's listed on the final injury report. An active Sanders will still belong in Week 1 fantasy lineups, but scale back expectations a bit. Any work Sanders loses will be picked up by RBs Boston Scott and Corey Clement.

Eagles RB Miles Sanders is dealing with a hamstring injury, according to Inside the Birds. We previously knew only that Sanders was sidelined with a lower-body issue. He's been out for nearly 2 weeks now. "What I’m told was it’s a hamstring injury that he’s got," Geoff Mosher said. "It’s not the least mild one, but also not the most severe.” It sounds like Sanders is still on track to be ready for Week 1, but we'll continue to keep a close eye on the situation.

Insider Adam Caplan hears that there's "absolutely nothing to worry about" with Eagles RB Miles Sanders' lower-body injury. “The best way to summarize this … if you play fantasy football and you’re drafting Miles Sanders in the first round – or you want to – keep doing it,” Caplan adds. That jives with previous reports from NFL Network's Mike Garafolo and ESPN's Tim McManus. It doesn't sound like Sanders is in any danger of missing Week 1. He's still worth considering in the back half of the 1st round of fantasy drafts.

NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reports that Eagles RB Miles Sanders is "week to week" after suffering an unspecified lower-body injury. "I don't sense any great concern, but he'll miss some time as the team is making sure players stay as healthy as possible," Garafolo reports. We'll watch for further details on Sanders' injury and whether Philly makes a move to fill in the roster spot. If the Eagles add an RB, it'll be worth looking at the level of commitment (re: money) to that player. That could help fill out the picture of Sanders' true outlook. For now, we're not adjusting his projection much. A healthy Sanders would be in line to control Philly's backfield.

Update: ESPN's Tim McManus adds that "the early indication is that the injury is not serious." McManus cites an unnamed source as saying, "He will be ready to play," in the season opener.

Eagles insider Jimmy Kempski believes RB Miles Sanders is in for an expanded role in the passing game this season after observing Monday's practice. HC Doug Pederson seemed to confirm that idea. "Definitely want to increase what he can do for us, and if that means using him out of the backfield a little bit more in empty situations, we want to do that and see where he can grow and get better and help us," Pederson said. Sanders racked up 50 catches for 509 yards and 3 scores as a rookie last year. If he can boost those numbers in 2020, he'll be a good bet for a top 8 fantasy finish.

Eagles RBs coach Duce Staley believes Miles Sanders is ready to handle "the full load" this season. "I think you put him in and you let him go," Staley added. Sanders averaged 15.4 carries and 4 catches over his final 7 healthy games last year, scoring as a top 8 PPR RB during that stretch. He should be looking at a similar workload in 2020 -- especially considering the Eagles haven't added any significant competition. Sanders is worth considering in the back half of the 1st round of fantasy drafts.

The Eagles signed undrafted rookie RB Michael Warren. A power back through and through, Warren posted 244-1,329-19 and 261-1,265-14 rushing lines at Cincinnati over the past 2 seasons. This past year, he ranked top 9 among draft-eligible backs in both missed tackles forced and yards after contact, per Pro Football Focus. The 5’9, 226-pounder’s 110.4 Elusive Rating was good for 5th among 21 of this year’s top RBs — notably ahead of guys like Jonathan Taylor, D’Andre Swift and J.K. Dobbins. Warren is also relatively experienced in the passing game after tallying 46 catches across the last 2 years. A hamstring injury prevented Warren from working out on the Combine, but he appears to have average agility and subpar burst on tape. Despite going undrafted, Warren has a real shot to make the Eagles’ final roster as the ‘big back’ behind Miles Sanders.

Eagles RB Miles Sanders suffered a left knee injury in the Wild Card loss to the Seahawks. He was in a brace and on crutches on Monday but told reporters that he doesn't need surgery. We'll keep an eye on this, but it doesn't sound like something that'll impact his offseason. Sanders figures to fly off the board early in 2020 fantasy drafts after totaling 716 yards and 4 TDs over his final 7 games.

Eagles RB Miles Sanders (ankle) put in a full practice on Friday and isn't listed on the final injury report for this weekend's game against the Seahawks. He seems to be in better shape health-wise than we initially thought. Sanders now looks like a more interesting play for both your playoff-long fantasy leagues and the Wild Card DFS slate.

The "plan" is for Eagles RB Miles Sanders (ankle) to play against the Seahawks on Sunday, according to ESPN's Jeremy Fowler. Sanders missed his 2nd straight practice on Thursday but is expected to get on the field tomorrow. "The issue has been inflammation. He is improving," Fowler adds. Check back tomorrow for another update on the rookie.

Eagles RB Miles Sanders (ankle) didn't practice on Wednesday. The Philadelphia media seems generally optimistic about Sanders' availability for this weekend's game against the Seahawks, but we'd still consider him truly questionable at this point. We'll get another update on his status tomorrow.

Eagles HC Doug Pederson labeled RB Miles Sanders (ankle) "day-to-day," adding "we got good news on him." It sounds like the rookie avoided a serious injury and has a real chance to play in Sunday's Wild Card game against the Seahawks. We'll monitor his status throughout this week.

NFL Network's Tom Pelissero calls Eagles RB Miles Sanders' (ankle) status "TBD" for Sunday's Wild Card game against the Seahawks. The rookie is scheduled for an MRI on his sprained ankle, so we should have a better idea of his status within the next 24 hours. If Sanders can't play vs. Seattle, Boston Scott would be the best bet for touches in Philadelphia's backfield, ahead of Jordan Howard.

 
 
 

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