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Miles Sanders | Eagles RB

Date of Birth:  05/01/1997
Age:  25
Height  5'11"
Weight:   211
College:  Penn State
Drafted:  2019 | Round 2 | Pick 53
Depth Chart:  Starter

Miles Sanders | Eagles RB


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Miles Sanders | Eagles RB

Miles Sanders will play in the Wild Card Round.

As Sanders said earlier today, he'd playing in the first round of the playoffs this Sunday at Tampa Bay. Sanders is officially off the injury report and is ready to go. He'll look to do damage against a Bucs run defense that hasn't been quite as dominant as of late.

Miles Sanders | Eagles RB

The Eagles ruled out Miles Sanders (hand) for Week 18.

This was fully expected, with the hope being that Sanders will be able to return during the postseason after his hand injury. Sanders' 2021 regular season officially ends with 137 carries for 754 rushing yards and 26 receptions for 158 receiving yards in 12 games. Sanders had pretty bad luck in terms of not finding the end zone, but he ran well overall when he was on the field this year. We'll see if he can return to run behind a top offensive line this postseason.

Miles Sanders | Eagles RB

Miles Sanders (hand) will not play in Week 17.

Sanders is dealing with a broken hand and won't be able to play through it this week, but the Eagles hope he'll be able to play again this season (whether for Week 18 or for a potential playoff appearance). It's a tough break for Sanders, and Jordan Howard is set to lead the Eagles backfield this week assuming his shoulder is OK.

Miles Sanders | Eagles RB

Miles Sanders (hand) has been ruled out for the rest of today.

Sanders was injured at the end of the first half and was called questionable, but unfortunately he's now done for the day early in the third quarter. Before leaving, Sanders had seven carries for 45 yards and one reception for three years. Jordan Howard, Boston Scott, and Kenneth Gainwell will handle the backfield work for the Eagles for the rest of Week 16.

Miles Sanders | Eagles RB

Miles Sanders (ankle) is being activated from injured reserve, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Sanders didn't seem like a guarantee to return this week, but he should be in the lineup tomorrow to lead the newly run-heavy Philadelphia offense. That said, Jordan Howard has certainly earned a chunk of work for the rest of the season, and the matchup won't be an easy one against the Saints. Consider Sanders a volatile FLEX rather than an RB2 in his return.

Miles Sanders | Eagles RB

The Eagles activated the practice window for Miles Sanders (ankle).

It's a great sign for Sanders that the 21-day practice window is officially being activated for the first day of practice this week. The expectation is that he'll be cleared and ready to go for Week 11 against the Saints, but we'll see if he's activated off injured reserve by Saturday at 4:00 PM ET.

Miles Sanders | Eagles RB

The Eagles are placing Miles Sanders (ankle) on injured reserve.

Sanders will now be forced to miss the next three games, but that's all he's expected to miss with his ankle injury. Expect Sanders to be back for a Week 11 matchup with the Saints. Kenneth Gainwell, Boston Scott, and perhaps Jordan Howard should handle the backfield work while Sanders is out.

Miles Sanders | Eagles RB

Miles Sanders (ankle) has been ruled out for the rest of today.

Sanders is being ruled out to begin the second half, and his day ends with six carries for 30 yards in limited action. Rookie Kenneth Gainwell and Boston Scott are set to handle the backfield work for Philadelphia in the final 30 minute versus Vegas.

Miles Sanders | Eagles RB

Miles Sanders (ankle) is being carted to the locker room.

Sanders twisted his right ankle and was helped off the field, and now he's being carted to the locker room for further evaluation. He's officially being called questionable to return. We'll update you when more information is available on Sanders' status.

Miles Sanders | Eagles RB

Miles Sanders (knee) ruled out for Week 17.

The Eagles ruled out a bunch of players for the finale, including Sanders despite his knee issue being reported as minor. The second-year back will end his season with 164 carries, 867 yards, and six rushing touchdowns in 12 games, but the disappointment came with his usage as a receiver (28 receptions for 197 yards after 50/509/3 as a rookie). Sanders will be a bounce back candidate in 2021, though Philadelphia could certainly add a complement that would have a significant role.

Miles Sanders | Eagles RB

Miles Sanders (knee) was officially a full participant in today's practice.

Sanders appears close to full health as he gets set to make his return to the lineup this Sunday at the Giants. Thanks in part to the Week 9 bye, Sanders missed just two games with his knee issue.

Miles Sanders | Eagles RB

Miles Sanders (knee) was officially limited in today's practice.

The expectation is that Sanders will return for the Eagles this Sunday, but we'll track his practice status leading up to the Week 10 matchup with the Giants.

Miles Sanders | Eagles RB

Miles Sanders (knee) has been ruled out for Sunday night.

Sanders not even going into the weekend as questionable isn't a great sign, but hopefully the bye week will allow him to heal up for the second half of the year. Boston Scott will draw another start against Dallas and is a top-15 option in all formats.

Miles Sanders | Eagles RB

Miles Sanders (knee) officially did not practice today.

It's going to take considerable progress between now, tomorrow, and then Sunday for Sanders to play against the Cowboys this weekend. There's probably a decent chance the second-year running back is ruled out tomorrow when the final Week 8 injury report is released.

Miles Sanders | Eagles RB

Miles Sanders (knee) officially did not practice today.

Sanders is looking unlikely for Sunday night against the Cowboys, but perhaps he can get on the practice field tomorrow or Friday and make a push to play in the divisional matchup.

Miles Sanders | Eagles RB

Miles Sanders (knee) will be out for Week 7, according to ESPN's Chris Mortenson.

It doesn't sound like Sanders is dealing with a prolonged absence, but a short week is going to knock him out for Thursday night's game against the Giants, and he will probably be questionable for a SNF clash against Dallas in Week 8. Boston Scott is worth picking up in all leagues as a plug-and-play low-end RB2/FLEX, but the Eagles could turn to more of a committee approach to limit his upside.

Miles Sanders | Eagles RB

Miles Sanders (knee) has been ruled out for the rest of today.

Sanders was injured on the long run where he fumbled and luckily had it recovered by teammates J.J. Arcega-Whiteside in the end zone. Before leaving,  Sanders had nine carries for 118 yards along with one reception for -6 yards. Hopefully this isn't something that'll keep Sanders out for much longer than today, but the Eagles' Week 7 game comes on a short week this Thursday night.

Miles Sanders | Eagles RB

Miles Sanders (knee) is officially questionable to return for the Eagles.

Sanders also missed the last drive with his leg issue, and now he's officially being called questionable late in the third quarter. We'll keep you updated on Sanders' status.

Miles Sanders | Eagles RB

Miles Sanders (hamstring) was officially a full participant in today's practice.

We'll let you know if anything changes, but Sanders looks ready to go for Week 2 after he was surprisingly out for the season opener against Washington. Sanders can immediately be inserted into fantasy lineups as a strong option that'll likely get the ball often both on the ground and through the air.

Miles Sanders | Eagles RB

Miles Sanders (hamstring) is not traveling to Washington and will be out for Week 1, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Sanders still isn’t 100%, so the Eagles will roll with Boston Scott as the starter tomorrow. Unfortunately, Philadelphia is perhaps the least trustworthy team in the league when it comes to injuries, and Sanders is probably far from a lock to suit up in Week 2. Scott should be owned in all formats as at least a low-end RB/FLEX option.

Miles Sanders | Eagles RB

Miles Sanders (hamstring) is officially listed as questionable for Week 1.

The thought has been that Sanders would be ready to go for the season opener despite missing most of camp, but the second-year runner is still apparently not quite at full strength. Sanders is expected to play, but check his official game status when it’s released at 11:30 AM ET on Sunday to ensure that you can keep him locked into your fantasy lineup.

Miles Sanders | Eagles RB

Miles Sanders (hamstring) was a limited participant on Thursday.

Philadelphia could be taking things overly cautious with their feature back, but based on their history of handling injuries (such as Jordan Howard and DeSean Jackson in 2019), fantasy owners can't take anything for granted. Hopefully Sanders can get in a full practice tomorrow, but at least the Eagles play early on Sunday if he ends up a surprise inactive.

Miles Sanders | Eagles RB

Miles Sanders is week-to-week with a lower body injury.

This is an unfortunate break for the second-year back, who has really been talked up recently and looked to have a case as a first-round pick in all formats. That said, he still might be good to go for Week 1, and Sanders should have a full grasp on the offense after looking like a future star down the stretch in 2019. The worst-case scenario for fantasy owners that have already drafted would be the Eagles signing Devonta Freeman, but Boston Scott is currently atop the depth chart and should get a small boost in drafts for now.

Miles Sanders | Eagles RB

Miles Sanders is off the Wild Card Round injury report.

Not only is Sanders off the injury report, but he practiced fully today. After getting rest for the first two practices of the week, Sanders should look like his usual self for this Sunday's playoff matchup against the Seahawks.

Miles Sanders | Eagles RB

Miles Sanders (ankle) officially did not practice today.

The Eagles are likely just being cautious with Sanders, who is expected to play against the Seahawks on Sunday. The final injury report for the Wild Card Round will be released tomorrow.

Miles Sanders | Eagles RB

Miles Sanders (ankle) officially did not practice today.

Sanders is expected to be fine for the Wild Card Round, but the Eagles might just be taking a cautious approach with the rookie running back. Hopefully Sanders can hit the practice field tomorrow.

Miles Sanders | Eagles RB

Miles Sanders has a low-grade ankle sprain, according to Tom Pelissero.

The good news should mean Sanders will be able to suit up in the Wild Card Round, but it wouldn't be a surprise if his workload is dialed back with Boston Scott and Jordan Howard also in the backfield. Fortunately for Sanders and the Eagles, their game is the final one of the weekend, giving the rookie maximum recovery time.

Miles Sanders | Eagles RB

Miles Sanders (ankle) has been ruled out for the rest of today.

Sanders' superb rookie regular season ends with 179 carries for 818 rushing yards and three rushing touchdowns along with 50 receptions for 509 receiving yards and three receiving touchdowns. He's a legitimate candidate for Offensive Rookie of the Year, but the Penn State product will now hope to get healthy and play next weekend if the Eagles can beat the Giants and clinch the NFC East today. Boston Scott has been handling the load since Sanders left the game in the first half.

Miles Sanders | Eagles RB

Miles Sanders (ankle) is officially questionable to return for the Eagles.

Sanders was in the medical tent getting looked at for a while, but he's now on the way to the locker room and was limping pretty badly. Boston Scott has been handling the backfield work with Sanders out, but the Eagles also have Jordan Howard active today. We'll update you when more information is available on the explosive rookie running back's status.

Miles Sanders | Eagles RB

Miles Sanders plays well in Eagles' critical win.

Sanders carries 20 times for 79 yards and a touchdown along with five receptions for 77 yards in Philadelphia's home win over Dallas to get into position to clinch the NFC East in Week 17. The rushing numbers aren't spectacular for Sanders, but he ran tough all afternoon, and it would have been a bigger game if he did not slide down late in the game on a would-be long touchdown (the correct decision to run out the clock). Sanders joins Reggie Bush, Giovani Bernard, Alvin Kamara, and Saquon Barkley as one of five rookies since 2000 with 500+ rushing yards and 500+ receiving yards in a season.

Miles Sanders | Eagles RB

Miles Sanders totals 172 yards and two touchdowns in win over the Redskins.

Sanders rushed 19 times for 122 yards and one touchdown, also adding six receptions (on six targets) for 50 yards and another score. The rookie looked great all afternoon as the main source of offense for Philadelphia, and it was good to see him handle a heavy workload in what turned out to be a battle versus the Redskins. Sanders will continue to operate as the lead back until Jordan Howard (shoulder) is cleared, so keep him in lineups as an upside RB2 for next week's all-important game against Dallas.

Miles Sanders | Eagles RB

Miles Sanders handles a career-high 22 touches in Week 13 loss.

Sanders rushed 17 times for 83 yards, also adding five receptions for 22 yards and a touchdown. The score came via a simple swing into the flat where no one covered him on the game's opening possession, but it was the defense that let Philadelphia down by allowing 37 points in Miami. Sanders will continue leading the backfield for as long as Jordan Howard (shoulder) remains out, so consider him a high-upside RB2 for next week against the Giants on Monday Night Football.

Miles Sanders | Eagles RB

Miles Sanders (shoulder) officially practiced fully today.

Sanders sat out yesterday's practice, but his shoulder does not appear to be an issue after it was declared minor earlier in the week. The rookie running back is good to go for Week 9, and he's in the FLEX mix despite a matchup against a tough Bears defense.

Miles Sanders | Eagles RB

Miles Sanders (shoulder) is day-to-day.

The rookie running back is thought to be fine and should be ready to go for this Sunday against the Bears. We'll update you if he's listed on the final Week 9 injury report this Friday, but expect Sanders to be limited in practice throughout the week before playing without limitation versus the Bears.

Miles Sanders | Eagles RB

Miles Sanders (shoulder) did not return to today's game.

Perhaps Sanders would have returned if the game had been closer, but we'll keep an eye on his status moving forward. Before leaving, Sanders had three carries for 74 yards and a touchdown along with three receptions for 44 yards, with the highlight being a 65-yard touchdown run. The rookie running back continues to mix in well behind Jordan Howard, coming in and making explosive plays on the ground and through the air after the bruising Howard wears down defenses.

Miles Sanders | Eagles RB

Miles Sanders (shoulder) is officially questionable to return for the Eagles.

Sanders was headed to the locker room hanging his left arm, and he's officially questionable to return against the Bills. The rookie running back is having an excellent game today, and we'll update you on his status when more information becomes available.

Miles Sanders | Eagles RB

Miles Sanders has up and down Week 3.

Sanders carried 13 times for 53 yards and caught two passes for 73 yards against the Lions, leading the Eagles in both rushing and receiving. But the rookie running back fumbled twice—an issue for him entering the league—and lost one of them in a 27-24 loss. The good news is the Eagles went back to Sanders just a few plays after his first fumble (which was recovered by Philadelphia), and then they still didn't shy away from him after the second fumble was lost. While Jordan Howard, who scored on the ground, is a very productive player that should probably get more touches, the Eagles clearly want Sanders to be the lead runner right now. Sanders' explosiveness makes him a solid FLEX option for Thursday night at Lambeau Field.

Miles Sanders | Eagles RB

Eagles head coach Doug Pederson expects Miles Sanders (hamstring) to be ready to go for training camp.

After Sanders basically missed all of offseason training with a hamstring issue, Pederson said, "I fully expect him to come in ready, come in healthy, ready to go. We have to get him in the mix early, Definitely have to see exactly where he is mentally form all the mental reps that he took this spring, and slowly work him into the mix and see just how he can help us on game day." The second-round pick figures to get a great shot at earning a large role as rookie season season, but Pederson and the coaching staff isn't just going to hand him anything if he's unable to stay on the field this summer n preparation for the regular season. Also, Pederson recently talked up Jordan Howard's ability as a top running back in the league, and Sanders will likely really need to show out over the next several weeks to earn a significant role against the Redskins in Week 1. For now, Howard is the preferred fantasy option in Philadelphia's backfield, but Sanders has all-around ability to make an impact, and we'll see where things stand late this summer when most leagues have their drafts.

Miles Sanders | Eagles RB

Miles Sanders (hamstring) will miss mandatory minicamp.

The second-round rookie running back from Penn State is falling behind a bit by missing all this offseason time with a lingering injury, but Eagles running backs coach Duce Staley said he has "no doubt" that Sanders is "special." Philadelphia might not be worried about Sanders missing a ton of time this offseason, but fourth-year running back Jordan Howard should have a leg-up in the starting running back competition as we sit here in June. Ideally, Sanders will be ready to go for Day 1 of training camp this summer as he looks to earn a big role as a rookie this season.

Miles Sanders | Eagles RB

The Eagles have selected Penn State running back Miles Sanders with the No. 53 pick (second round) in the 2019 NFL Draft. 

Following up Saquon Barkley is obviously no easy task, but Miles Sanders was more than exceptional in the role, rushing for 1,274 yards and nine touchdowns last season after finally getting his opportunity with the Nittany Lions when Barkley went to the NFL. In Philadelphia, Sanders might have a chance to vault to the top of the depth chart as a well-rounded runner with excellent feet to compliment his underrated size/power, though Jordan Howard might not be easy to pass on the depth chart. He needs to clean up the fumbles, but from a fantasy perspective, Sanders is worth considering as a top-five pick in rookie drafts, and how this summer shakes out will likely determine his early value in redraft leagues.