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Basic StatsMiles Sanders's Basic Stats

Miles Sanders
ADP: 6.8
Bye: 7
Experience: 3 Yr(s)
Age: 25.3
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 211
40 Time: 4.49
SPARQx (Rank): 120.30 (78%)
Burst Score (Rank): 123.20 (76%)
Agility Score (Rank): 11.08 (85%)
Three Cone Drill (Rank): 6.89

Miles Sanders's Weekly Outlook

Week 4 Projections
Rush Yds Rush TDs Rec Rec Yds Rec TDs Fantasy Pts
58.7 0.4 1.5 9.9 0.1 9.7
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Rest Of Way Outlook

Rush Yds Rush TDs Rec Rec Yds Rec TDs Fantasy Pts
58.7 0.5 1.9 16.2 0.1 10.9

Miles Sanders's 2022 Projections & Outlook


#28 Running Back

145.1 Projected Points

ADP Rush Atts Rush Yds Rush TDs 100 Fum Rec Rec Yds Rec TDs
6.8 201.1 923.4 5.3 2.1 1.8 26.8 191.9 0.9

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Basic StatsMiles Sanders's Preseason Player Analysis

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What You Need to Know:

  • Sanders ranked just 35th among RBs in carries per game last season and 29th in total opportunities per game (carries + targets).
  • Philadelphia’s play-calling trends didn’t help. The Eagles went pass-leaning early in the year, when Sanders was healthiest. From Week 8 on, though, the offense went run-dominant. Sanders missed 5 of 10 games in that span and left 2 others early. The remaining 3 found him logging 16, 24 and 18 rushing attempts.
  • For the season, Sanders played more than 33% of snaps in 9 games. He averaged 12.8 carries and 3.2 targets across those contests, accounting for 43.6% of Philly’s total rushing attempts and 10.2% of targets.
  • Take away Jalen Hurts’ carries in those games, and Sanders’ role looked even stronger. He controlled 63.2% of non-Hurts carries over the 9 games.
  • Sanders lost time first to an ankle sprain and then to a hand fracture. The ankle remained an issue even after he returned to action.
  • He also missed 4 games in 2020, when he dealt with hamstring, knee
  • Sanders has improved his Football Outsiders DYAR and DVOA numbers each of the past 2 years. He ranked 12th and 7th, respectively, last year among 50 qualifying RBs.
  • The Eagles let Jordan Howard walk after the season and re-signed Boston Scott to a 1-year, $1.75 million contract. The team made no other significant additions but also returns 2021 rookie Kenneth Gainwell.
  • In 2020, Sanders averaged 8.7 carries per game more than any other RB on the team – despite missing 4 weeks.
  • Sanders’ 2021 healthy target share dipped from 13.4% in 2020.
  • His yards per reception has declined 2 straight seasons.
  • His Pro Football Focus receiving grade rebounded significantly vs. 2020 (33.9 up to 66.0) but still fell short of his rookie-year grade.
  • Sanders scored 0 TDs for the season and ceded some early-season red-zone work to Gainwell. Over their 11 shared games, though, Sanders beat Gainwell 18-4 in red-zone carries and 9-3 on carries inside the 10-yard line.
  • Howard and Scott each wound up beating Sanders in total carries inside the 10 and inside the 5. They combined for 10 TDs from inside the 5, with Hurts generating another 7 (and leading the team in carries inside the 5).
  • According to Pro Football Reference, no other player carried at least 10 times from inside the 10 and failed to reach the end zone. Only 2 others failed to score at least twice.

Draft Sharks Bottom Line:

Sanders got stung by injury and bad TD luck last year. He also faced significant touch competition. Just how much of a committee this year’s Eagles will deploy remains to be seen. Jordan Howard is gone. Boston Scott is back, but on a small, 1-year deal. Kenneth Gainwell saw his role shrink as last year wore on. Sanders has also seen his receiving impact decline over the past 2 seasons. Overall, he’d be a risky fantasy bet for 2022 … except that drafters are universally wary. As of this writing, Sanders sits 28th among RBs in FFPC best-ball ADP; 27th in Underdog drafting. From that level, it’s much more worthwhile to bet that Sanders leads the backfield in an ascending offense and finds at least some improvement in his red-zone luck. He’s an easy buy.

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Miles Sanders, RB PHI

6:30am EDT 9/20/22

Sanders leads Week 2 backfield by wide margin

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).

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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.

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Eagles RB Miles Sanders (hamstring) put in a full week of practice and isn’t listed on the final Week 1 injury report. He’s ready to roll as Philly’s lead ball carrier for Sunday’s opener vs. the Lions.

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Miles Sanders, RB PHI
Dynasty MVP 117.5
Position Rank #34 RB
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Sanders missed 4 games with injury and somehow failed to score a single TD last year. But he also averaged a career-best 5.5 yards per carry and carried 16+ times in 3 of his final 5 regular-season games. We like this 25-year-old as a 2022 bounce-back candidate and a buy-low in dynasty.

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