Miles Sanders
Miles Sanders
24-Year-Old Running BackRB
Philadelphia Eagles
2021 Fantasy Outlook
Sanders didn't quite have a breakout in 2020, but on a per-game basis his rushing numbers took a big step forward from his rookie campaign. Unfortunately, he wasn't able to play a full 16 games, as lower-body injuries cost him Week 1, Week 17 and two games in between. Sanders has proven he's a dangerous big-play threat, reeling off three carries of 40 yards or more last year, and his 5.3 yards per carry was fifth among RBs. His receiving numbers tumbled significantly compared to his rookie year - in part due to seven drops - but the Eagles' quarterback turmoil was a huge factor. Whether he sees more targets in 2021 is a big question as Jalen Hurts takes over at QB and a new coaching staff takes the helm. Sanders did take 46 carries for 236 yards and three TDs in the three games he played last season with Hurts as the starting QB, adding nine receptions for 74 yards on 13 targets. The late-season surge will surely be noted by new offensive coordinator Shane Steichen, who had no problem getting the ball to Austin Ekeler (when healthy) with the Chargers. While receiving volume and overall quality of the offense are major concerns, Sanders appears secure as the lead runner in Philadelphia. Read Past Outlooks
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RBPhiladelphia Eagles
September 19, 2021
Sanders rushed 13 times for 55 yards in Sunday's Week 2 loss to the 49ers. He added one reception for four yards.
ANALYSIS
Sanders was fairly efficient with his opportunities on the ground, but both game script and Jalen Hurts' involvement in the rushing attack limited his volume. Perhaps more concerning was Sanders' complete lack of involvement as a receiver, with Kenneth Gainwell cutting into his workload in that area. The result was a fairly ineffective performance, though Sanders could bounce back in what should be a better matchup Week 3 against Dallas. Through two games, Sanders is averaging 16.5 touches and 86 total yards per game.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Miles Sanders' 2021 advanced stats compare to other running backs?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Broken Tackle %
    The number of broken tackles divided by rush attempts.
  • Positive Run %
    The percentage of run plays where he was able to gain positive yardage.
  • % Yds After Contact
    The percentage of his rushing yards that came after contact.
  • Avg Yds After Contact
    The average rushing yards he gains after contact.
  • Rushing TD %
    Rushing touchdowns divided by rushing attempts. In other words, how often is he scoring when running the ball.
  • Touches Per Game
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) he is averaging per game
  • % Snaps w/Touch
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) divided by offensive snaps played.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Broken Tackle %
17.9%
 
Positive Run %
78.6%
 
% Yds After Contact
43.4%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
2.0
 
Rushing TD %
0.0%
 
Touches Per Game
16.5
 
% Snaps w/Touch
39.3%
 
Air Yards Per Game
-3.0
 
Air Yards Per Snap
-0.07
 
% Team Air Yards
-1.4%
 
% Team Targets
12.7%
 
Avg Depth of Target
-0.9 Yds
 
Catch Rate
71.4%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
11.0
 
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#% of Team Snaps

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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
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Overall QB Rating Against
71.6
 
Cornerbacks
78.4
 
Safeties
38.0
 
Linebackers
96.7
 
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Miles Sanders' measurables compare to other running backs?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
5' 11"
 
Weight
211 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.49 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.19 sec
 
Cone Drill
6.89 sec
 
Vertical Jump
36.0 in
 
Broad Jump
124 in
 
Bench Press
20 reps
 
Hand Length
9.25 in
 
Arm Length
30.63 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2020
2019
Stuck behind Jordan Howard to begin the season, Sanders claimed the top spot in the Eagles backfield after the team's Week 10 bye, and his pace in the final seven games would prorate to 1,100 rushing yards over a full season. The 2019 second-round pick also proved to be a capable receiver, with his 8.1 YPT good for third in the league among RBs behind Austin Ekeler and Dalvin Cook. Sanders dealt with nagging shoulder and ankle injuries during the year but still suited up for all 16 games, and he added an MCL sprain to his medical chart in a wild-card loss to the Seahawks. Barring a late addition to the depth chart, the Eagles seem content to roll into 2020 with only Boston Scott and Corey Clement to back up Sanders - a situation that could lead to a big workload if he can hold up under it. On the other hand, coach Doug Pederson has a long history favoring committee backfields, often involving three runners in his weekly game plans. Tough competition or not, Sanders could find himself capped south of 20 touches per week.
Sanders only got a chance to start for one year at Penn State after Saquon Barkley left, showing enough in his final collegiate season to get drafted in the second round in 2019. A smooth, natural runner, Sanders doesn't flash any elite traits but at least shows above-average elusiveness, balance and vision, allowing him to navigate traffic and get to the second level with consistency. He can also contribute in the passing game. At 5-11, 211, Sanders doesn't display a lot of power or burst, and, according to scouts, can dance too much in the backfield, a habit he'll need to break quickly to thrive in the NFL. Sanders joins an Eagles backfield now topped by former Bears bulldozer Jordan Howard, along with holdovers Darren Sproles, Josh Adams, Wendell Smallwood and Corey Clement. Given the competition, the rookie needs to make a strong impression in camp to avoid being buried on the depth chart. Assuming he holds his own, Sanders could provide an effective complement to Howard, ceding short-yardage carries to the bruiser but making a strong case for regular work in other situations. Running behind an excellent offensive line as part of a potent offense, Sanders could put up useful numbers even without an official starting role.
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Back to full participation
RBPhiladelphia Eagles
September 16, 2021
Sanders (ankle/rest) practiced in full Thursday.
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Logs limited practice Wednesday
RBPhiladelphia Eagles
Ankle
September 15, 2021
Sanders was a limited practice participant Wednesday due to an ankle injury and rest.
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Trademark efficiency in Week 1 win
RBPhiladelphia Eagles
September 12, 2021
Sanders rushed 15 times for 74 yards and brought in four of five targets for 39 yards in the Eagles' 32-6 win over the Falcons on Sunday.
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Pair of carries in preseason debut
RBPhiladelphia Eagles
August 19, 2021
Sanders rushed two times for 13 yards in the Eagles' 35-0 preseason loss to the Patriots on Thursday night.
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Preseason Week 2 appearance likely
RBPhiladelphia Eagles
August 19, 2021
Sanders is in line to play in Thursday's preseason contest against the Patriots, Jeff McLane of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
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