Posted: 6/30/2020 1:10 am UTC
Philadelphia Eagles RB Miles Sanders recorded 25 touches in Week 15 and again in Week 16 last season, becoming the first Eagle to do so in back-to-back games since 2014 and the first Philadelphia rookie to do so since Steve Van Buren in 1944.
Huddle Up: Reuben Frank of NBC Sports Philadelphia suggested 25-touch games will be the exception more than the rule in 2020. Frank also mentions that Brian Westbrook - who he feels is a great comparison for Sanders - didn't go over 300 touches until his fifth season and expects the second-year back to fall short of the mark as well, in part because the team is so high on Boston Scott. Nevertheless, the marriage of Sanders' talent and the offensive scheme should be enough to make him a solid first-round pick in most leagues.
Posted: 6/09/2020 9:56 pm UTC
Philadelphia Eagles RB Miles Sanders is expected to carry the load in the backfield in 2020, with the team's decision to not address the position in free agency being a sign of head coach Doug Pederson getting away from his usual running back by committee approach, according to Geoff Mosher of Inside the Birds.
Huddle Up: Boston Scott is slated to be Sanders' backup, but he's fully expected to be a proper No. 2. Sanders contributed in both the running and passing games in 2019 and finished with 1,327 yards from scrimmage but just six total touchdowns. He's a mid-tier RB1 in a well-balanced offense.
Posted: 6/04/2020 2:57 am UTC
Philadelphia Eagles RB Miles Sanders last season became only the sixth player in NFL history to produce at least 800 yards rushing and 500 yards receiving in his rookie season, joining Abner Haynes (1960), Gale Sayers (1965), Billy Sims (1980), Marshall Faulk (1994), Edgerrin James (1999) and Saquon Barkley (2018).
Posted: 5/22/2020 5:37 pm UTC
Philadelphia Eagles RB Miles Sanders is likely to get '15-to-18' touches per game, NFL insider and Eagles follower Adam Caplan said on his recent Eagles podcast.
Huddle Up: Sanders averaged 14.3 touches per contest and finished 15th among PPR backs last season. He now enters his sophomore campaign as the clear No. 1 in the Philly backfield and the expected uptick in touches would easily make him a RB1 in PPR leagues.
Posted: 5/20/2020 3:55 pm UTC
Philadelphia Eagles RB Miles Sanders told SiriusXM Radio Tuesday, May 19, he is 'absolutely' ready for a larger role in the offense. 'I believe that's why they drafted me in the first place,' Sanders said. 'It was really just a switch, honestly, that turned. All of a sudden, I was a starting running back, and I didn't start at the beginning of the season. So, I just looked at it as an opportunity, and I just attacked it.'
Huddle Up: The second-year back is poised for a much larger role in 2020, although he'll lose some touches to the combination of RBs Boston Scott (likely on third downs) and Corey Clement. While we've seen flashes of utility from both backs, neither has exactly entrenched himself in a prominent role. The offensive line needs to improve, particularly at left tackle, yet Sanders' versatility helps position him well as a fantasy breakout candidate for 2020.
Posted: 5/08/2020 2:08 am UTC
Philadelphia Eagles RB Miles Sanders accumulated 165 yards on receptions of throws that traveled at least 20 yards downfield in 2019, according to Pro Football Focus. Sanders was the only running back to lead his team in deep passing yards.
Huddle Up: While Sanders deserves credit for being able to , much of the reason he did so was due to the utter lack of speed at receiver once DeSean Jackson got hurt. The Eagles addressed this issue in a big way with the acquisitions of players such as Marquise Goodwin and Jalen Reagor, so it is highly unlikely Sanders will lead his team in deep passing yards for a second straight season. Nevertheless, he is in a prime position to ascend to low-end RB1 status in fantasy this season.
Posted: 4/08/2020 2:39 am UTC
Philadelphia Eagles RB Miles Sanders amassed 639 yards from scrimmage over the final five games of the regular season - the sixth-best total among running backs and the best among all rookie runners over that span.
Posted: 4/05/2020 2:41 am UTC
Philadelphia Eagles RB Miles Sanders averaged more than five yards per carry and 97 yards from scrimmage per game from Week 8 on last season, and Tim McManus of ESPN.com believes there is 'no doubt' that Sanders will be the lead back in 2020.
Huddle Up: Once he was given the reins of the Philadelphia backfield, Sanders became a star, showcasing explosiveness and versatility. He's a true every-down weapon for the Eagles, and he could creep into RB1 territory as soon as this season. At worst, he should be a high-floor RB2.
Posted: 1/26/2020 3:19 am UTC
Philadelphia Eagles RB Miles Sanders' 1,327 yards from scrimmage in 2019 ranked 16th in the NFL, and his 50 receptions were the most among rookie running backs.
Huddle Up: As expected, Sanders saw his role grow throughout the year, and he eventually cemented himself as Philadelphia's lead back. He should lead the ground attack from Day 1 in 2020, making him a high-end RB2 option in all formats.
Posted: 1/06/2020 5:29 pm UTC
Philadelphia Eagles RB Miles Sanders (knee) was spotted wearing a brace on his left knee and on crutches following the team's NFC Wild Card loss to the Seattle Seahawks, but he insisted he will not require offseason surgery.
Huddle Up: Although his rookie season came to a bit of a rough end thanks to ankle and knee injuries, Sanders became only the seventh rookie in league history to account for 800 rushing yards and 500 receiving yards. With Jordan Howard set to become a free agent this spring, the Penn State alum should be poised to take a firm grasp on the starting job in Philadelphia and serve as a high-end RB2 for fantasy purposes.