RB - PHI
Week 14 Outlook
Eagles running back Miles Sanders rushed 24 times for 120 yards and caught all three of his targets for 22 yards in Sunday's win over the New York Jets, but he re-injured his ailing ankle in the fourth quarter and did not return to the game.
The Eagles have their bye in Week 14, so Sanders will extra time to recover before the team's Week 15 matchup against the Washington Football Team, but this is an injury to monitor over the next two weeks.
Philadelphia Eagles running back Miles Sanders (ankle) was removed from the final injury report ahead of Sunday’s game against the New York Jets.
Sanders was a full participant in practice The last two days and was removed from the injury report ahead of Sunday’s matchup against the Jets. He is expected to lead the Eagles backfield with running backs Jordan Howard (knee) ruled out and Boston Scott questionable with an illness. The Jets have been obliterated by the run this season and rank 31st in rush DVOA. Despite the plus matchup, Sanders is a low-range RB2 and 22nd among all running backs in the latest FantasyPros expert consensus rankings for Week 13.
Per Eagles reporter Josh Tolentino, RB Miles Sanders (ankle) says he is playing in Week 13 vs the New York Jets.
Given the fact that the Jets currently give up the most fantasy points to the RB position this is good news for all Sanders managers. The upside for Sanders will be in the RB 1 range on paper but will ultimately depend on how much the Eagles commit to using him. Something else to keep an eye out for is QB Jalen Hurts' ankle injury which could force the Eagles to rely even more on their RB's which could increase the volume for Sanders in a great matchup.
Miles Sanders (ankle) was limited in practice on Wednesday.
A limited practice on Wednesday is not the worst thing in the world. This is likely just to give him a bit of extra rest as the Eagles prep for Week 13. However, keep an eye on his status in practice in Thursday.
Miles Sanders rushed for 64 yards on 9 rush attempts while recording 1 reception for 0 yards.
Sanders lost out on touches to Boston Scott this game with Scott recording 6 more then Sanders. It is something to monitor as Sanders just returned from injury in Week 11, though he did perform well with the touches he did receive this game. Hopefully Sanders can bounce back against the Jets in Week 13 who are allowing the sixth most rushing yards to opposing offenses this season.