Miles Sanders
Miles Sanders
23-Year-Old Running BackRB
Philadelphia Eagles
Questionable
Injury Knee
Tue Practice: DNP
2020 Fantasy Outlook
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. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $5.35 million contract with the Eagles in May of 2019.
DNP on Tuesday
RBPhiladelphia Eagles
Knee
October 20, 2020
Sanders (knee) was listed as a non-participant on Tuesday's practice estimate.
ANALYSIS
Sanders' Week 6 was abbreviated due to a knee injury, which is expected to sideline him Thursday against the Giants. The results of an MRI have yet to be released, but his lack of practice reps so far this week indicates his first DNP of the season is imminent. If he indeed takes a seat, the Eagles will turn to Boston Scott as the lead back, with Corey Clement and Jason Huntley on hand in complementary roles.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Miles Sanders' 2020 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 %
16.9%
 
Positive Run %
84.5%
 
% Yds After Contact
36.6%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
2.2
 
Rushing TD %
4.2%
 
Touches Per Game
16.6
 
% Snaps w/Touch
32.8%
 
Air Yards Per Game
13.2
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.26
 
% Team Air Yards
3.2%
 
% Team Targets
11.5%
 
Avg Depth of Target
2.5 Yds
 
Catch Rate
46.2%
 
Drop Rate
15.4%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
9.1
 
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
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64
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
How does the Giants pass defense compare to other NFL teams this season?
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Thursday, Oct 22nd at 8:20PM
Overall QB Rating Against
90.1
 
Cornerbacks
91.6
 
Safeties
90.7
 
Linebackers
73.2
 
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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
 
Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Miles Sanders
NFL Injury Analysis: The Eagles’ List Is Long
Yesterday
The Eagles are dealing with a myriad of injuries including the two latest from this past weekend to Zach Ertz and Miles Sanders.
Hidden Stat Line: Targets, Routes & Snaps from Week 6
Yesterday
Another week, another big game for Travis Fulgham, who continues to take full advantage of his three-down role for the Eagles.
East Coast Offense: Enjoying The Jets
Yesterday
Sam Darnold and the Jets haven't been historically bad so far, but it's too late to turn the season around, so they might as well have fun with it.
Weekly Rankings: Week 7 Value Meter
Yesterday
Derrick Henry vs. the Steelers' run defense is a strength vs. strength matchup.
NFL Waiver Wire: Week 7 Pickups
2 days ago
Kevin Payne analyzes the top waiver-wire adds for Week 7, including Philadelphia's Corey Clement, who could get the goal-line work with Miles Sanders out.
2019 Fantasy Outlook
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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Not expected to play Thursday
RBPhiladelphia Eagles
Knee
October 19, 2020
Sanders (knee) is expected to sit out Thursday's game against the Giants, Chris Mortensen of ESPN reports.
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Will have MRI on Monday
RBPhiladelphia Eagles
Knee
October 18, 2020
Sanders (knee) is scheduled to go in for an MRI on Monday to get a better look at the knee injury he sustained Sunday against the Ravens, per Jay Glazer of Fox NFL Sunday, Jimmy Kempski of PhillyVoice.com reports.
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Ruled out Sunday
RBPhiladelphia Eagles
Knee
October 18, 2020
Sanders won't return to Sunday's game versus the Ravens due to a knee injury. He'll finish with nine carries for 118 yards and one catch (on two targets) for minus-6 yards.
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Suffers knee injury
RBPhiladelphia Eagles
Knee
October 18, 2020
Sanders (knee) is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Ravens, Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.
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Pair of touchdowns
RBPhiladelphia Eagles
October 11, 2020
Sanders rushed for 80 yards on 11 carries and two touchdowns in Week 5 against the Steelers. He added two receptions for 19 yards.
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