Miles Sanders Injury Updates

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.

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.

Eagles RB Miles Sanders suffered a left ankle injury in the 1st half of Sunday's game against the Giants and is officially questionable to return. The rookie's absence leaves Philly with RBs Boston Scott and Jordan Howard, who just returned from his shoulder injury.

Update: Sanders has been ruled out.

Eagles RB Jordan Howard (shoulder) is inactive for tonight's game against the Giants. It'll be his 3rd straight missed game with the injury. His absence leaves a workhorse role to Miles Sanders.

The Eagles don't expect RB Jordan Howard to play today against the Seahawks, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. He's officially questionable with the shoulder injury that kept him out last week. RB Miles Sanders becomes a low-end RB2 option with Howard on the shelf.

Eagles RB Jordan Howard (shoulder) still hasn't been cleared for contact as of Friday morning, HC Doug Pederson said. We'll see how Philly lists Howard on the final injury report this afternoon. His absence would again leave Miles Sanders as the lead back. He disappointed in the box score last week but played 85% of the offensive snaps.

Eagles RB Miles Sanders (shoulder) isn’t listed on the final Week 9 injury report after putting in full practices on Thursday and Friday. The rookie has racked up 242 total yards and 2 TDs over the past 3 weeks — but it’s come on only 21 total touches. Sanders remains just a RB3 or flex until he starts getting more volume.

Eagles HC Doug Pederson said Monday that RB Miles Sanders isn't expected to miss any time with the shoulder injury he suffered in yesterday's win over the Bills. The rookie broke out for 118 total yards and a score in that win -- but note that it came on just 6 touches. Sanders continues to play 2nd fiddle to Jordan Howard for now, leaving him as just a RB3 or flex play.

Eagles RB Miles Sanders suffered a shoulder injury in the 2nd half of Sunday's game against the Bills. He headed back to the locker room with trainers and is officially questionable to return. Stay tuned for an update.

Eagles HC Doug Pederson said Monday that RB Darren Sproles is "week to week" with a quad strain. Sproles has totaled just 6 carries and 2 targets over the past 3 weeks, so there's not much of a fantasy impact here. Jordan Howard and Miles Sanders will continue to share backfield duties in Philly.

Eagles RB Miles Sanders has been cleared for the start of training camp, according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero. The team will "ramp him up gradually" after the rookie missed most of the spring with a hamstring injury. Sanders still has plenty of time to win a significant early-season role. And his ADP has sunk into the 8th round of recent DRAFT best balls.

Eagles RB Miles Sanders missed all of OTAs and minicamp with a hamstring injury. We're still over a month away from training camp, so it's far too early to even start moving toward the panic button. But the rookie has missed valuable practice reps as he looks to rise to the top of a crowded depth chart. RB Jordan Howard, meanwhile, has drawn positive reviews from the coaching staff this spring -- particularly for his work in the passing game. NJ.com's Zack Rosenblatt believes expecting Sanders to become Philly's #1 RB as a rookie is "premature." This backfield still has plenty of sorting out to do, and we're still projecting Sanders to lead the way in fantasy points. But he feels a bit pricey at a mid-6th-round ADP since the start of June.

Eagles GM Howie Roseman said during a Saturday press conference, "We've been looking for a runner like Miles for a few years," according to NBC Sports Philadelphia. It was obvious that Philly liked Sanders when the franchise selected him in Round 2. These words from Roseman, however, could point to the new guy having a bigger workload share ahead of him than other RBs in the Doug Pederson era. Pederson's Eagles have run with a true committee. Amid personnel shuffling and injuries, no RB has reached a 37% share of team carries in any of his 3 seasons. Philly just traded for Jordan Howard this offseason, of course, but gave up a mere 6th-round pick for a RB in the final year of his rookie contract. Josh Adams, Wendell Smallwood, Corey Clement and Darren Sproles remain from last year's squad, but only Adams has reached 100 carries under Pederson and none has topped 120. Adams is also coming off shoulder surgery. None of those players looks like a big threat to Sanders' touch outlook. We wouldn't bet on workhorse touches for the rookie, but Sanders might just be the best bet to lead the backfield in opportunities right away.

 
 
 

Dominate Your Fantasy Football Draft

Turn your phone into a draft weapon with our FREE APP

Download on the App Store Download on Google Play