Miles Sanders
Miles Sanders
23-Year-Old Running BackRB
Philadelphia Eagles
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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#21.14
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$Signed a four-year, $5.35 million contract with the Eagles in May of 2019.
Locked in as lead back
RBPhiladelphia Eagles
June 24, 2020
Coach Doug Pederson said last week that Sanders is ready to be the unquestioned leader of the Philadelphia backfield, Mike Kaye of NJ.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Sanders capably filled that role late last season, averaging 15.7 carries for 71.7 yards and 4.2 catches for 34.2 yards over a six-game stretch Weeks 11-16. He then suffered an ankle sprain Week 17 and an MCL sprain in the playoff loss to Seattle, but there hasn't been any indication of either injury impacting his offseason routine. The current depth chart holds Boston Scott, Corey Clement and a trio of undrafted young players behind Sanders, albeit with the possibility of the Eagles eventually signing a veteran at the position. The team reportedly reached out to Devonta Freeman, and LeSean McCoy has mentioned having interest in a reunion with Philadelphia.
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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 %
14.0%
 
Positive Run %
79.9%
 
% Yds After Contact
61.6%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
2.8
 
Rushing TD %
1.7%
 
Touches Per Game
13.5
 
% Snaps w/Touch
36.6%
 
Air Yards Per Game
6.7
 
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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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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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.
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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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