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.
Racks up 126 total yards in loss
RBPhiladelphia Eagles
September 22, 2019
Sanders rushed 13 times for 53 yards and brought in two of four targets for 73 yards in the Eagles' 27-24 loss to the Lions on Sunday. He also committed two fumbles, losing one.
ANALYSIS
Sanders showed off his big-play ability with a 40-yard catch in the first quarter and also enjoyed a solid day on the ground. The rookie's receiving yardage actually paced the short-handed Eagles pass-catching corps on the afternoon and served as his highest over the first three games of his pro career. Naturally, the fumbles are a concern for Sanders, and the fact Jordan Howard vultured a red-zone opportunity isn't ideal for fantasy purposes, either. Sanders won't have to wait long to atone for his pair of miscues, as the Eagles will face off with the Packers on Thursday night in a Week 4 showdown.
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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 %
0.0%
 
Positive Run %
61.9%
 
% Yds After Contact
86.8%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
2.2
 
Rushing TD %
0.0%
 
Touches Per Game
12.5
 
% Snaps w/Touch
35.2%
 
Air Yards Per Game
0.5
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.01
 
% Team Air Yards
0.1%
 
% Team Targets
7.0%
 
Avg Depth of Target
0.2 Yds
 
Catch Rate
66.7%
 
Drop Rate
16.7%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
5.0
 
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
How does the Lions pass defense compare to other NFL teams this season?
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Sunday, Sep 22nd at 1:00PM
Overall QB Rating Against
70.8
 
Cornerbacks
59.6
 
Safeties
70.1
 
Linebackers
112.1
 
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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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Gets vote of confidence
RBPhiladelphia Eagles
September 16, 2019
Coach Doug Pederson expressed confidence in Sanders on Monday, Martin Frank of The Delaware News Journal reports.
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Leads backfield in carries
RBPhiladelphia Eagles
September 8, 2019
Sanders carried 11 times for 25 yards and caught one of two targets for an additional two yards during Sunday's 32-27 win over the Redskins.
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Unlikely to start Week 1
RBPhiladelphia Eagles
September 8, 2019
Sanders won't start Sunday's game against the Redskins, with the Eagles expected to go with veteran running back Jordan Howard, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
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Will have Week 1 role
RBPhiladelphia Eagles
September 4, 2019
Coach Doug Pederson confirmed Wednesday that Sanders will have a role in Philadelphia's offense right away in Week 1 against the Redskins, Daniel Gallen of The Harrisburg Patriot-News reports.
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Held out to rest
RBPhiladelphia Eagles
August 23, 2019
Sanders and Jordan Howard didn't play in Thursday's preseason loss to Baltimore.
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