Miles Sanders
Miles Sanders
22-Year-Old Running BackRB
Philadelphia Eagles
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. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $5.35 million contract with the Eagles in May of 2019.
Totals 73 scrimmage yards
RBPhiladelphia Eagles
November 3, 2019
Sanders carried 10 times for 42 yards and caught all three of his targets for an additional 31 yards during Sunday's 22-14 win over the Bears.
ANALYSIS
Sanders received double-digit carries for the first time in five games, averaging a respectable 4.2 yards per tote against a solid Chicago defense. He also hauled in exactly three of three targets for the fourth straight game, averaging 10.3 yards per catch en route to 73 scrimmage yards. Sanders continues to receive his share of touches each week, but his only two touchdowns this season have come on big plays, so he relies on efficiency to be able to post useful fantasy numbers. This should remain the case against the Patriots after the bye.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Miles Sanders' 2019 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 %
2.6%
 
Positive Run %
78.9%
 
% Yds After Contact
58.9%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
2.6
 
Rushing TD %
1.3%
 
Touches Per Game
10.9
 
% Snaps w/Touch
39.4%
 
Air Yards Per Game
13.6
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.49
 
% Team Air Yards
4.6%
 
% Team Targets
8.6%
 
Avg Depth of Target
4.7 Yds
 
Catch Rate
84.6%
 
Drop Rate
3.8%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
9.3
 
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
How does the Patriots pass defense compare to other NFL teams this season?
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vs Patriots
Sunday, Nov 17th at 4:25PM
Overall QB Rating Against
40.6
 
Cornerbacks
44.5
 
Safeties
33.8
 
Linebackers
63.1
 
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2019 Miles Sanders Split Stats
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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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Puts in full practice Thursday
RBPhiladelphia Eagles
October 31, 2019
Sanders (shoulder) was listed as a full participant on Thursday's injury report.
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Back on the field Thursday
RBPhiladelphia Eagles
Shoulder
October 31, 2019
Sanders (shoulder) returned to practice Thursday, Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.
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Hopeful to play vs. Bears
RBPhiladelphia Eagles
Shoulder
October 30, 2019
Sanders (shoulder) said that he expects to suit up for Sunday's game against the Bears, Les Bowen of the Philadelphia Daily News reports.
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Absent from practice Wednesday
RBPhiladelphia Eagles
Shoulder
October 30, 2019
Sanders (shoulder) wasn't spotted at the portion of Wednesday's practice open to the media, Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.
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Avoids major injury
RBPhiladelphia Eagles
Shoulder
October 28, 2019
Coach Doug Pederson said Monday that Sanders (shoulder) is "gonna be OK" and is being viewed as day-to-day after X-rays cleared the running back of any structural damage, Daniel Gallen of The Harrisburg Patriot-News reports.
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