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Miles Sanders
Bye: 7
Experience: 3 Yr(s)
Age: 25.8
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

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Miles Sanders's 2022 Projections & Outlook


#22 Running Back

162.1 Projected Points

ADP Rush Atts Rush Yds Rush TDs 100 Fum Rec Rec Yds Rec TDs
Not Available 201.1 983.4 6.3 2.2 1.5 29.8 199.9 1.5

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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

10:30pm EST 1/29/23

Eagles' rushing attack scores 4 TDs vs. 49ers

Eagles RB Miles Sanders tallied 11 carries for 42 yards and 2 TDs in Sunday's NFC Championship win vs. the 49ers. Teammate Kenneth Gainwell led the team with 48 rushing yards. Sanders, QB Jalen Hurts, and RB Boston Scott combined for 4 rushing TDs in a game against a 49ers' defense that ranked as the single-toughest matchup in adjusted fantasy points allowed to RBs. Eagles OC Shane Steichen and company deserve a great deal of credit for this momentous victory. The Eagles will now be preparing to face the Chiefs in Super Bowl LVII.

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Eagles RB Kenneth Gainwell tallied 112 yards on 12 carries with a 35-yard TD run in Saturday's Divisional Round win vs. the Giants. Teammate RB Miles Sanders ran the ball 17 times for 90 yards. The Eagles' rushing attack collectively cranked out 3 of the team's 5 total TDs and 268 total rushing yards, their 2nd-highest total in a game all season. The big takeaway here is that Sanders had his first game of over 65 rushing yards since Week 14. Hopefully, this is a sign that the unfortunate skid of production he'd seen over the last month is over. We'll find out who the Eagles' opponent will be in the NFC Championship game tomorrow night.

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Eagles RB Miles Sanders (knee) practiced fully on Friday and doesn't carry an injury tag ahead of Week 18 vs. the Giants. The soon-to-be free agent has struggled significantly over the last 3 weeks, but this upcoming matchup presents a good "get right" opportunity. Though the Giants' defense ranks 3rd-best in Football Outsiders' run defense DVOA over the last 4 weeks, Sanders torched them for 144 yards and 2 TDs in Week 14. Consider Sanders a low-end RB1 in Week 18.

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Eagles RB Miles Sanders (knee) practiced in a limited capacity again on Thursday. We'll see if the veteran is able to log a full practice tomorrow. Stay tuned for news regarding Sanders' status for Week 18 vs. the Giants.

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Miles Sanders, RB PHI
Dynasty MVP 140.2
Position Rank #18 RB
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Sanders delivered on our call as a buy-low in dynasty. Following a scoreless 2021, he set career highs in all major rushing categories. Now, he’s scheduled to become a free agent for his age 26 season.

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