Miles Sanders 2019 Fantasy Football Outlook

Miles Sanders a top 24 back in 2019?!

Miles Sanders has been one of the most discussed rookies in 2019 and is looking primed to have a really productive rookie season for the Philadelphia Eagles. Sanders attented Penn State University and really only got one season to show off his skills. Playing behind a generational talent in Saquon Barkley did not help him get a lot of exposure in college, but when he did play he was very good. As a Junior Sanders rushed the ball 220 times for 1,274 yards averaging 5.8 yards per attempt and 9 rushing touchdowns. Sanders also caught 24 passes for 139 yards receiving.

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Miles Sanders is going to be a really good fit for the Philadelphia Eagles and could easily become the number one running back on the roster in 2019. The Eagles chose to not bring Jay Ajayi back, they traded virtually nothing for former Chicago Bears running back Jordan Howard, and they spent a day 2 pick on Miles Sanders with the 21st pick in the 2nd round of the 2018 NFL draft.

In 2018 the Eagles struggled rushing the football, especially down the stretch. The Eagles ran the ball 398 times for 1,570 yards and only 14 rushing touchdowns. No one on the roster had more than 120 attempts or 512 rushing yards. This was a backfield who struggled and it was aparent a change needed to happen. That change was trading for Howard and drafting sanders.

It seemed like Jordan Howard was going to be the starting running back for the Eagles but since training camp has started Miles Sanders is increasing his stock on the team every day. He has looked good in camp and in the preseason.

In week 2 of the preseason the Eagles made the move to Sanders as the starting running back and gave him the first reps of the game. He rushed 5 times for 31 yards and looked pretty good. Howard rushed 4 times for 15 yards.

Sanders won’t start week one as the starter and he will more than likely be the number two on the depth chart but I think it is safe to say he will be cutting into Howard’s touches throughout the year. Sanders could very easily become the starting running back for the back half of the season and I think he will catch more passes than Howard.

Sanders is someone who you can get in the middle to later rounds in your drafts depending on which site you’re drafting on and I think he is someone you can put in your flex if you have to in the begging of the year and would be worth having on your team.

Miles Sanders a top 24 back in 2019?!

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