Miles Sanders
Miles Sanders
23-Year-Old Running BackRB
Philadelphia Eagles
Questionable
Injury Knee
Fri Practice: Limited
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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#19.61
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$Signed a four-year, $5.35 million contract with the Eagles in May of 2019.
Won't play Sunday
RBPhiladelphia Eagles
Knee
January 1, 2021
Sanders (knee) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against Washington.
ANALYSIS
Sanders was added to injury report Thursday and didn't practice Friday. He finished his season with 867 rushing yards, 197 receiving yards and six total touchdowns in 12 games, producing 5.3 yards per carry but only 3.8 per target. Boston Scott averaged just four touches per game over the past seven weeks, but he should see more work Sunday in what likely will be his fourth start of the season. Scott averaged 12 carries, three targets and 75 total yards between the first three starts, playing 56, 69 and 66 percent of offensive snaps. The Eagles also have Corey Clement and Jason Huntley as backfield options on the active roster, and Jordan Howard could be called up from the practice squad.
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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 %
16.5%
 
Positive Run %
82.3%
 
% Yds After Contact
52.1%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
2.8
 
Rushing TD %
3.7%
 
Touches Per Game
16.0
 
% Snaps w/Touch
31.9%
 
Air Yards Per Game
6.6
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.13
 
% Team Air Yards
1.6%
 
% Team Targets
9.4%
 
Avg Depth of Target
1.5 Yds
 
Catch Rate
52.8%
 
Drop Rate
15.1%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
7.8
 
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38334%
10810%
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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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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 looking good for Sunday
RBPhiladelphia Eagles
Knee
January 1, 2021
Sanders (knee) doesn't appear likely to play in Sunday's game against Washington, Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports Philadelphia repots.
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Pops up on injury report
RBPhiladelphia Eagles
Knee
December 31, 2020
The Eagles added Sanders to their Week 17 injury report after he was a limited participant at Thursday's practice due to a knee issue.
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Scores TD in loss to Dallas
RBPhiladelphia Eagles
December 27, 2020
Sanders carried the ball 15 times for 57 yards and a touchdown and caught four of six targets for 27 yards in Sunday's 37-17 loss to the Cowboys.
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Favorable matchup on tap
RBPhiladelphia Eagles
December 25, 2020
Sanders draws a favorable matchup Week 16 against the Cowboys, taking aim at a defense that has allowed a league-high 2,265 rushing yards on the season, EJ Smith of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
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Totals 90 scrimmage yards in loss
RBPhiladelphia Eagles
December 20, 2020
Sanders carried 17 times for 64 yards and caught one of two targets for an additional 26 yards during Sunday's 33-26 loss to the Cardinals.
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