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Miles Sanders
PHI

RB PHI

#20 Running Back

187 Projected Points

ADP: 4.2
Bye: 14
Experience: 2 Yr(s)
Age: 24
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 211
40 Time: 4.49

Injury Predictor Injury Predictor

High Risk

Chance of Injury in 2021

95%

% chance misses at least 2 quarters

Chance of Injury per Game

16.2%

1- 17√1-% Inj/Season

Projected Games Missed 2021

3.20

Durability

5

Ability to produce despire relatively minor injuries. 5 being most durable

Injury analysis powered by Draft Sharks Injury Index, formerly SIP Logo

Injury History

Date League Injury Details
Aug 19, 2020 NFL Thigh Hamstring Strain Grade 2 Sanders suffered a hamstring injury during preseason camp, which kept him out of the Week 1 game vs. Washington.
Oct 18, 2020 NFL Knee Patella Sprain Sanders suffered a knee injury during the game vs. the Ravens. He missed the next two games.
Dec 31, 2020 NFL Knee Patella Sprain Sanders missed the season finale game vs. Washington as he was a limited participant at Eagles' practice due to a knee issue.

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What You Need to Know:

  • Sanders logged fewer carries and targets in his 2nd season vs. his rookie year, but he improved by multiple measures.
  • According to Football Outsiders, Sanders went from 30th in rushing DYAR and DVOA in 2019 (among 45 qualifiers) to 15th and 19th, respectively, among 47 qualifiers in 2020.
  • Sanders also improved in Pro Football Focus’ elusive rating, from 33rd among 61 qualifiers in 2019 to 18th among 63 last season. He also saw a jump in breakaway percentage, which measures the amount of production that comes from big plays. Sanders went from 30.1% in 2019 to 33.4% in 2020. This could be viewed positively or negatively, but it at least points to the big-play ability of Sanders -- especially when you consider that Philly’s offense fell from 14th to 28th in Football Outsiders overall DVOA from 2019 to 2020.
  • Sanders’ receiving took a dive in 2020. That showed in the traditional stats:
    • 2019: 3.1 rec/game, 31.8 yards/game, 10.2 yds/rec, 3 TDs
    • 2020: 2.3 rec/game, 16.4 yards/game, 7.0 yds/rec, 0 TDs
  • His performance in that area declined according to PFF receiving grade, PFF pass-blocking grade and Football Outsiders metrics.
  • Sanders went from 10th among 46 qualifiers in PFF yards per route run in 2019 to just 50th among 58 in 2020 -- losing nearly a full yard off his mark.
  • Philadelphia added only 5th-round rookie Kenneth Gainwell and waiver-pickup Kerryon Johnson to the backfield.
  • New HC Nick Sirianni has coached in 12 NFL offenses. Those teams have averaged 226.2 rushes per season for their top ball-carrier and 68.8 targets for their top backfield receiver.
  • Sirianni has spent 12 years as an offensive coach in the NFL across 3 staffs: 4 years in Kansas City (before Andy Reid), 5 with the Chargers, and 3 with Indy. Those offenses have averaged a 56.45% passing share. That would have been the 11th most run-heavy offense in the league last year.

Draft Sharks Bottom Line:

Sanders dealt with injuries that cost him 4 games and removed him early from a 5th in his 2nd season. That chipped away at his stat totals. But the advanced metrics pointed to improved rushing performance even as the offense crumbled around him. Sanders slipped as a receiver, though. How much of that came from the decline in QB play? We’ll see. But the new coaching staff has already showed an affinity for the screen game. And Sirianni’s history appears RB-friendly. Sanders also faces light competition. Philly added only 5th-round pick Kenneth Gainwell and Lions castoff Kerryon Johnson to an already-shallow backfield. Sanders looks like an easy buy at his Round 3 ADP.

 

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Eagles RB Miles Sanders (chest) graduated to a full practice on Friday. He's good to go for Monday night's game vs. the Cowboys.

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Eagles RB Miles Sanders (chest) was limited on Thursday, the team's first practice of the week. We don't have any other info on the injury, but the fact that Sanders was out there at all suggests he'll be available for Monday night's game vs. the Cowboys. We'll get another update on his status tomorrow.

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Eagles RB Miles Sanders has had "far too many drops" in training camp so far, NBC Sports Philadelphia's Dave Zangaro writes. Sanders' receiving production fell off a cliff last year, when he posted a 28-197-0 line after a 50-509-3 as a rookie. His 8 drops were part of the problem. Zangaro adds that Sanders is having a good camp as a runner, looking "quick, explosive and agile." He's a safe bet to operate as Philly's lead ball-carrier this season. But his role in the passing game is in question. We'll see if he can clean up the drops going forward.

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Eagles RBs coach Jamel Singleton hinted that his team plans on deploying a committee backfield in 2021. "There are very specific skill sets you need in your room," Singleton said. "You need a first- and second-down runner with that really elite ability. You need a guy that can pass protect on third down and be short yardage. You need a back that can run routes and you can put him out in empty. It’s really a combination of that. I think the days of, ‘he’s an every-down back,’ that’s a little skewed these days because of the speed, because of the contact.” There are very few every-down backs in today's NFL, so this certainly isn't a death knell to Miles Sanders. But we're curious to see exactly how much work he'll cede after the Eagles added rookie RB Kenneth Gainwell and RB Kerryon Johnson to a group that already included RBs Boston Scott and Jordan Howard.

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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.

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