Miles Sanders

Miles Sanders

24-Year-Old Running BackRB
Philadelphia Eagles
2021 Fantasy Outlook
Sanders didn't quite have a breakout in 2020, but on a per-game basis his rushing numbers took a big step forward from his rookie campaign. Unfortunately, he wasn't able to play a full 16 games, as lower-body injuries cost him Week 1, Week 17 and two games in between. Sanders has proven he's a dangerous big-play threat, reeling off three carries of 40 yards or more last year, and his 5.3 yards per carry was fifth among RBs. His receiving numbers tumbled significantly compared to his rookie year - in part due to seven drops - but the Eagles' quarterback turmoil was a huge factor. Whether he sees more targets in 2021 is a big question as Jalen Hurts takes over at QB and a new coaching staff takes the helm. Sanders did take 46 carries for 236 yards and three TDs in the three games he played last season with Hurts as the starting QB, adding nine receptions for 74 yards on 13 targets. The late-season surge will surely be noted by new offensive coordinator Shane Steichen, who had no problem getting the ball to Austin Ekeler (when healthy) with the Chargers. While receiving volume and overall quality of the offense are major concerns, Sanders appears secure as the lead runner in Philadelphia. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $5.35 million contract with the Eagles in May of 2019.
In clear for Week 13
RBPhiladelphia Eagles
December 3, 2021
Sanders (ankle) practiced fully Friday and doesn't have a designation for Sunday's game against the Jets, Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.
ANALYSIS
Sanders already looked as though he would be in the clear for Sunday after he practiced fully Thursday, but his ability to do take every rep for the second day in a row erased any lingering concern about his health. At this stage, the main concern for the proficiency of the Eagles' ground game is the health of dual-threat quarterback Jalen Hurts (ankle), who is listed as questionable after a trio of limited practices this week and appears to be a true game-time decision as Sunday's 1 p.m. ET kickoff approaches. Additionally, the Eagles will be without short-yardage specialist Jordan Howard (knee), while change-of-pace back Boston Scott (illness) is listed as questionable. Rookie Kenny Gainwell looms as the lone healthy depth option behind Sanders, who would likely have access to his largest share of the Eagles' rushing workload of the season if Hurts sits out or is limited Sunday. The presence of Hurts (eight rushing touchdowns) and Howard has been especially damaging to Sanders' red-zone opportunities, as the third-year back has yet to find the end zone through nine games.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Miles Sanders' 2021 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.
  • % Targeted On Route
    Targets divided by total routes run. Also known as TPRR.
  • Avg Yds Per Route Run
    Receiving yards divided by total routes run. Also known as YPRR.
Broken Tackle %
10.2%
 
Positive Run %
87.5%
 
% Yds After Contact
41.9%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
2.2
 
Rushing TD %
0.0%
 
Touches Per Game
12.0
 
% Snaps w/Touch
34.8%
 
Air Yards Per Game
-5.1
 
Air Yards Per Snap
-0.15
 
% Team Air Yards
-1.6%
 
% Team Targets
7.9%
 
Avg Depth of Target
-1.8 Yds
 
Catch Rate
76.9%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
9.5
 
% Targeted On Route
0.6%
 
Avg Yds Per Route Run
0.02
 
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
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#% of Team Snaps

31028%
5621%
20719%
3112%
16115%
8231%
757%
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
How does the Jets pass defense compare to other NFL teams this season?
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Overall QB Rating Against
100.8
 
Cornerbacks
105.2
 
Safeties
94.8
 
Linebackers
96.9
 
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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
 
Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Miles Sanders
Exploiting the Matchups: Week 13 Start/Sit
2 days ago
All eyes are on Javonte Williams with his backfield mate banged up, and RotoWire's Jerry Donabedian believes the rookie needs to be started even if Melvin Gordon ends up playing this Sunday.
East Coast Offense: How Much Do Quarterbacks Matter?
4 days ago
We know the elite quarterbacks are easily the most valuable players on the field, but by what margin?
Weekly Rankings: Week 13 Value Meter
4 days ago
Alexander Mattison has another big opportunity this week with Dalvin Cook likely out.
Backfield Breakdown: Week 12 Recap & Week 13 Sleepers
5 days ago
Chuba Hubbard didn't get many carries in Sunday's blowout loss, but it looks like he'll have a second run in the lead role with Christian McCaffrey ruled out for the season.
Week 12 Observations
5 days ago
Matt Ryan, Cordarrelle MVPatterson and the Falcons held onto the win in Chris Liss' and Dalton Del Don's high-stakes Survivor Pool.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
2020
2019
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.
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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Looks good for Week 13
RBPhiladelphia Eagles
December 2, 2021
Sanders (ankle) was a full participant in Thursday's practice.
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Practices on limited basis
RBPhiladelphia Eagles
Ankle
December 1, 2021
Sanders (ankle) was a limited practice participant Wednesday, while backfield mates Boston Scott (illness) and Jordan Howard (knee) sat out the session.
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Could be available Week 13
RBPhiladelphia Eagles
Ankle
November 29, 2021
Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni said Monday that Sanders is "heading in the right direction" after suffering an ankle/foot injury in Sunday's 13-7 loss to the Giants, Tim McManus of ESPN.com reports.
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Hurts ankle in loss
RBPhiladelphia Eagles
Ankle
November 28, 2021
Sanders suffered an ankle injury in the second half of Sunday's loss to the Giants, Martin Frank of the Delaware News Journal reports.
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Minimal usage
RBPhiladelphia Eagles
November 28, 2021
Sanders ran for 64 yards on nine carries and brought in his only target for no gain against the Giants on Sunday.
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