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Miles Sanders

RB PHI

College: Penn State | 3 years
Height: 5'11" | Weight: 211 lbs
Birth Date: 5/1/1997
2022 Bye Week: 7

Total Pts: 118.5
Avg Pts: 6.97
Rank: 45 RB

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2022 RTSports Outlook

Sanders was limited to 12 games for the second straight season. He was pretty productive when playing, though, having 912 total yards. The downside is he failed to score a touchdown the entire season. He had double-digit fantasy points just four games. Sanders should get first shot to start this year but nothing is certain. Sanders runs behind a good offensive line, averaging 3.4 yards before contact. He had the fifth best YBC in football. Sanders is a good one-cut runner that can be a big asset in the passing game. He is a shifty back but runs with power and has good moves. He is a pretty complete package at running back that can play all three downs. He does lack a little thump, though, struggling some after contact.

FANTASY OUTLOOK: Sanders carries some risk but has some upside. He plays in a good run offense behind a good offensive line. You just can't ignore his production from the first three seasons. He has been pretty ho hum, so a sudden breakout would be a little bit of a surprise. He might get around 1,000 total yards, six touchdowns and 30 receptions.

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RotoBaller's Outlook

Philadelphia Eagles running backMiles Sandersfailed to score a single touchdown in 2021, despite averaging 14.2 touches per game while healthy. Meanwhile,Jalen Hurts,Boston Scott,Jordan Howard, andKenneth Gainwell combined for 25 rushing TDs, with 15 of those 25 TDs coming in games featuring Sanders. In fact, 10 of the 15 vultured TDs came from his QB, Jalen Hurts. Hurts' rushing ability isn't going anywhere, but his 7.2% rushing TD rate from last season is likely unrepeatable. This is especially apparent compared to other QBs, such as Lamar Jackson's career rushing TD rate of 3.4%. Next season, I'd expect that Hurts only vultures 5-6 rushing TDs. Furthermore, in 2021, the Eagles were 1st in the NFL in rushing yards and T-13th in offensive TDs. Following the team's recent addition of star WR AJ Brown, I expect them to jump into the top-10 in TDs while maintaining a top-3 rushing volume offense. Sanders' current ADP of RB34 is a steal when considering the projections of a higher-scoring, run-heavy offense and Jalen Hurts rushing TD regression. Furthermore, just two seasons ago, Sanders was being drafted as a top-15 RB in all formats, with the same competition he has now. Entering his contract year at just 25 years old, Sanders has 10 touchdown upside and the potential to finish as a fantasy RB1 in 2022.

Philadelphia Eagles running backMiles Sandersfailed to score a single touchdown in 2021, despite averaging 14.2 touches per game while healthy. Meanwhile,Jalen Hurts,Boston Scott,Jordan Howard, andKenneth Gainwell combined for 25 rushing TDs, with 15 of those 25 TDs coming in games featuring Sanders. In fact, 10 of the 15 vultured TDs came from his QB, Jalen Hurts. Hurts' rushing ability isn't going anywhere, but his 7.2% rushing TD rate from last season is likely unrepeatable. This is especially apparent compared to other QBs, such as Lamar Jackson's career rushing TD rate of 3.4%. Next season, I'd expect that Hurts only vultures 5-6 rushing TDs. Furthermore, in 2021, the Eagles were 1st in the NFL in rushing yards and T-13th in offensive TDs. Following the team's recent addition of star WR AJ Brown, I expect them to jump into the top-10 in TDs while maintaining a top-3 rushing volume offense. Sanders' current ADP of RB34 is a steal when considering the projections of a higher-scoring, run-heavy offense and Jalen Hurts rushing TD regression. Furthermore, just two seasons ago, Sanders was being drafted as a top-15 RB in all formats, with the same competition he has now. Entering his contract year at just 25 years old, Sanders has 10 touchdown upside and the potential to finish as a fantasy RB1 in 2022.

Fantasy WeekPts
Scoring
Week 117.30Miles Sanders 74 rushing yds (7.40 pts)
Miles Sanders 39 receiving yds (3.90 pts)
Miles Sanders 4 receptions (4.00 pts)
Miles Sanders 1 rushing 2XP (2.00 pts)
Week 26.90Miles Sanders 55 rushing yds (5.50 pts)
Miles Sanders 4 receiving yds (0.40 pts)
Miles Sanders 1 reception (1.00 pts)
Week 38.50Miles Sanders 27 rushing yds (2.70 pts)
Miles Sanders 28 receiving yds (2.80 pts)
Miles Sanders 3 receptions (3.00 pts)
Week 47.70Miles Sanders 13 rushing yds (1.30 pts)
Miles Sanders 34 receiving yds (3.40 pts)
Miles Sanders 3 receptions (3.00 pts)
Week 510.10Miles Sanders 45 rushing yds (4.50 pts)
Miles Sanders 6 receiving yds (0.60 pts)
Miles Sanders 5 receptions (5.00 pts)
Week 68.60Miles Sanders 56 rushing yds (5.60 pts)
Miles Sanders 10 receiving yds (1.00 pts)
Miles Sanders 2 receptions (2.00 pts)
Week 74.00Miles Sanders 30 rushing yds (3.00 pts)
Miles Sanders 1 reception (1.00 pts)
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10
Week 118.40Miles Sanders 94 rushing yds (9.40 pts)
Miles Sanders 1 fumble lost (-1.00 pts)
Week 127.40Miles Sanders 64 rushing yds (6.40 pts)
Miles Sanders 1 reception (1.00 pts)
Week 1317.20Miles Sanders 120 rushing yds (12.00 pts)
Miles Sanders 22 receiving yds (2.20 pts)
Miles Sanders 3 receptions (3.00 pts)
Week 14
Week 1516.60Miles Sanders 131 rushing yds (13.10 pts)
Miles Sanders 15 receiving yds (1.50 pts)
Miles Sanders 2 receptions (2.00 pts)
Week 165.80Miles Sanders 45 rushing yds (4.50 pts)
Miles Sanders 3 receiving yds (0.30 pts)
Miles Sanders 1 reception (1.00 pts)
Week 17
Player Notes
Aug 2 12:10am ET

Philadelphia Eagles running back Miles Sanders is the projected starter, with Kenneth Gainwell and Boston Scott slated for playing time as well in 2022. Sanders is in a contract year and will be running behind one of the best offensive lines in the league, so the opportunity is there for him to have a monster season. However, injuries have kept Sanders from reaching his full potential so far in his career after he finished last year with 754 rushing yards and zero touchdowns in 12 games. Ideally, the Eagles would like Sanders to take the lead role and run with it. But if he gets injured or isn't performing at a high level, Gainwell could move into more of a featured role. Despite working with the second-team offense in training camp the other day, Sanders remains the No. 1 back, and he could be a bargain in fantasy drafts as a low-end RB2/high-end RB3.

From RotoBaller

Jul 31 9:20pm ET

Philadelphia Eagles running back Miles Sanders has been receiving a lot of negative news as of late, which began when Sanders himself told fantasy managers not to draft him. This seemingly prompted head coach Nick Sirianni to defend his player. When speaking to the media before practice, Sirianni clarified the report about Sanders working with the second-team offense, stating "It just so happened to be the way the numbers worked a little bit. But Miles was in with the ones as well and Miles is our guy. There is no secret. Miles is our guy, and we like to rotate our backs. But he's the guy." While it will be difficult for Sanders to overcome the impact of the recent reports, he would possess top-30 RB value if he is indeed the lead back for the Eagles run-heavy offense. However, he will need more goal-line opportunities after finishing with zero touchdowns in 2021.

From RotoBaller

Jul 31 1:40pm ET

Despite seeing virtually all his practice time with the second-team offense at training camp on Friday, Philadelphia Eagles running back Miles Sanders "is our guy," according to head coach Nick Sirianni. Sanders is the 12th leading running back in the NFL over the last three years with 2,439 yards, and his 5.1 yards-per-carry average is second-highest behind Jonathan Taylor. Sirianni said the team rotates their backs to make sure everyone stays in the rotation. Kenneth Gainwell was working with the first team on Friday. Sanders had 912 scrimmage yards on 163 touches in 12 games last year, but he failed to find the end zone, and the Eagles will continue to mix in Gainwell and Boston Scott. Sanders should remain the Eagles' primary backfield option in 2022, and he'll be a low-end RB2.

From RotoBaller

Jul 29 12:10pm ET

Philadelphia Eagles running back Miles Sanders is getting carries with the second-team offense in training camp practice on Friday. Perhaps this is exactly why Sanders warned fantasy managers not to draft him this year. He was limited to just 12 games in 2021 due to injuries after he produced 1,327 scrimmage yards in his rookie season. The 25-year-old was efficient when he touched the ball last year, but his usage was inconsistent and he failed to find the end zone. It sounds like the Eagles will continue rotating backs alongside Sanders with Boston Scott and Kenneth Gainwell. On top of it, quarterback Jalen Hurts is one of the best rushing QBs in the league. Using an RB2 selection on Sanders is a risky proposition.

From RotoBaller

Jul 2 12:00am ET

Philadelphia Eagles running back Miles Sanders is searching for more consistency heading into the 2022 season, as he's had his fair share of injuries over the last two years. Sanders has been productive when he's on the field, but he's played in just 12 games in each of the last two years due to injuries. The former second-rounder in 2019 has averaged 5.1 yards per carry in his three-year career, and his rushing numbers have improved with each season. "Being consistent, being more consistent," Sanders said. "I'm going to be honest, opportunities. I'll just say it simple like that. I need to be more consistent but I need opportunities." The 25-year-old had 137 carries in 2021, but he also had a career-low 34 targets in the passing attack and didn't have a single touchdown. Sanders will enter this season as the primary back, but he'll need to stay healthy to realize his true potential. He's best selected as a high-end RB3 in fantasy drafts.

From RotoBaller

Player Transactions
  • 29-Oct-2021: PHI Miles Sanders - On IR - ankle
  • 09-May-2019: PHI - Signed, Draft Choice - Four-year contract (through 2022)
NFL Week
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2021 Season118.5013775402261580341
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Week 2SF6.9013550014020
Week 3@DAL8.5022700328040
Week 4KC7.7071300334030
Week 5@CAR10.1011450056050
Week 6TB8.6095600210040
Week 7@LV4.00630001-3010
Week 8@DET0.00000000000
Week 9LAC0.00000000000
Week 10@DEN0.00000000000
Week 11NO8.4016940000011
Week 12@NYG7.409640010010
Week 13@NYJ17.202412000322030
Week 14bye
Week 15WAS16.601813100215020
Week 16NYG5.807450013030
Week 17@WAS0.00000000000
Week 18DAL0.00000000000
Wildcard@TB5.8071600312030