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Fantasy Football Player Notes

2022 Half PPR Draft Rankings

Miles Sanders Note
Miles Sanders photo 34. Miles Sanders (vs . NYG)
Miles Sanders opened the year playing 60-83% of snaps in the first six games but only averaging 9.5 rushing attempts per game. He did see 3.8 targets per game. He then sustained an ankle injury that landed him on the injured reserve. When he returned from the ankle injury, he was the Eagles' clear lead back (Weeks 11-15), averaging 16.8 carries per game, although his pass game usage dried up (1.8 targets per game). Despite seeing 23 touches inside the 20, he failed to get into the endzone in 2021. While Sanders will see touchdown regression this season, he will still have to deal with Jalen Hurts near the goal line and the looming specters of Boston Scott and Kenneth Gainwell. He could return RB2 production this season, but there's the risk with his injury history which has already reared its ugly head in camp (hamstring). Gainwell has also been rumored as the red zone back, so the high-valued touches for Sanders are not a lock.
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Kenneth Gainwell Note
Kenneth Gainwell photo 44. Kenneth Gainwell (vs . NYG)
Kenneth Gainwell was in the backfield mix all season long, but he wasn't given a prominent role. The most we saw of Gainwell was 53% of the snaps played in Week 18, where he turned his 16 touches into 87 total yards. With Jordan Howard not returning, he's in the running with Boston Scott and Kennedy Brooks to mix in behind Miles Sanders. Gainwell was sixth in yards per route run last season, which isn't shocking considering his receiving chops coming out of Memphis. His ability as a pass-catcher could be his easiest path to earning more playing time this season.
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Boston Scott Note
Boston Scott photo 59. Boston Scott (vs . NYG)
Boston Scott was a touchdown magnet last year, rolling up seven scores with only 100 total touches. Touchdowns aren't sticky year to year, so this isn't something we should bank on when projecting Scott in 2022. Scott's efficiency on early downs was simply meh, as he ranked 50th in yards after contact per attempt (minimum 75 carries, per PFF). While the backfield seems more streamlined for a weekly role for Scott with Jordan Howard gone, the Eagles could easily roll with a two-headed approach with Miles Sanders and Kenneth Gainwell leading the way. Don't rule out Trey Sermon also working his way into the rotation. Scott is a player to monitor on the waiver wire unless injuries strike the Philly backfield.
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Trey Sermon Note
Trey Sermon photo 80. Trey Sermon (vs . NYG)
Kennedy Brooks Note
Kennedy Brooks photo 135. Kennedy Brooks (vs . NYG)