Miles Sanders
Miles Sanders
22-Year-Old Running BackRB
Philadelphia Eagles
Questionable
Injury Knee - MCL
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.
Played through MCL sprain
RBPhiladelphia Eagles
Knee - MCL
January 6, 2020
Sanders suffered an MCL sprain during Sunday's playoff loss to the Seahawks, Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.
ANALYSIS
Sanders, who had been dealing with an ankle sprain leading up to the contest, was able to tough things out Sunday and won't need surgery to address his knee issue. With a full recovery expected, Sanders is in line to be ready to go once Philadelphia's OTAs commence. It remains to be seen who'll join him in the team's backfield next season -- Sanders and Boston Scott are the only two backs under contract for 2020 -- but the 2019 second-rounder now appears entrenched as the Eagles' top running back.
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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 %
5.6%
 
Positive Run %
79.9%
 
% Yds After Contact
61.6%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
2.8
 
Rushing TD %
1.7%
 
Touches Per Game
14.3
 
% Snaps w/Touch
36.6%
 
Air Yards Per Game
7.1
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.18
 
% Team Air Yards
2.4%
 
% Team Targets
10.4%
 
Avg Depth of Target
1.8 Yds
 
Catch Rate
80.6%
 
Drop Rate
4.8%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
8.4
 
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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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Won't require offseason surgery
RBPhiladelphia Eagles
Knee
January 6, 2020
Sanders was spotted with crutches and a brace on his left knee Monday, Les Bowen of the Philadelphia Daily News reports.
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Compiles 77 total yards in loss
RBPhiladelphia Eagles
January 5, 2020
Sanders (ankle) rushed 14 times for 69 yards and brought in three of five targets for eight yards in the Eagles' 17-9 wild-card loss to the Seahawks on Sunday.
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Cleared to play
RBPhiladelphia Eagles
January 3, 2020
Sanders (ankle) doesn't carry an injury designation for Sunday's playoff game against the Seahawks after practicing fully Friday.
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In line to play Sunday
RBPhiladelphia Eagles
Ankle
January 3, 2020
Sanders (ankle) plans to play Sunday against the Seahawks, Eliot Shorr-Parks of Sports Radio 94 WIP Philadelphia reports.
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Returning to practice Friday
RBPhiladelphia Eagles
Ankle
January 3, 2020
Coach Doug Pederson said Sanders (ankle) will participate at Friday's practice, Zack Rosenblatt of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.
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