Miles Sanders Injury Updates | Shark Bites

Miles Sanders Injury Updates | Shark Bites

The Eagles re-signed RB Jordan Howard to a 1-year deal. Howard hooked up with the Eagles last November after being dumped by the Dolphins but carried just 7 times in 2 appearances. He's a good bet to make the team with how the Eagles' backfield currently sits. But he'd need a Miles Sanders injury to sniff fantasy value.

Eagles RB Miles Sanders (knee) put in a full week of practice, including full workouts on Thursday and Friday, and isn’t listed on the final injury report. We’re expecting him to be back in his usual role against the Giants this weekend. Sanders averaged 15.5 carries and 5.8 targets in 4 full games earlier this season.

ESPN's Chris Mortensen reports that the Eagles expect RB Miles Sanders to miss Thursday night's game against the Giants with the knee injury that knocked him out early against the Ravens. We'll see about Sanders' return timeline beyond that. Boston Scott should be picked up this week just about anywhere he's available. Expect him to land inside the top 30 RBs across formats in our Week 7 fantasy football rankings. Corey Clement could be a pickup option for deeper leagues, but he has done little this season. Even with Sanders out at Washington in Week 1 and Scott's production lacking, Clement went just 6-19 rushing and caught 2 passes for 2 yards.

Update: ESPN's Adam Schefter says Sanders is expected to miss 1-2 weeks.

Eagles RB Miles Sanders injured his knee at the end of a long run in the 3rd quarter of Sunday's game against the Ravens. He's since been ruled out. We'll look for an update on Sanders' injury tonight.

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.

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 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.

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.

 
 
 

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