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Miles Sanders 2021 Fantasy Football Outlook: Eagles RB Poised For Strong Campaign

Posted: Jul 9, 2021Last updated: Jul 9, 2021

Here’s The Game Day’s Miles Sanders 2021 Fantasy Football Outlook.

Miles Sanders 2021 Fantasy Football Outlook

Miles Sanders 2020 Fantasy Football Recap

In his second career season, Miles Sanders impressed by making his first career Pro Bowl and will look to continue to build upon that in 2021. Sanders did not have a sophomore slump.

Sanders suffered a knee injury in Week 6 that forced him out of Weeks 7 and 8 action and saw him return in Week 10 after a bye week. He didn’t miss a beat, returning to form immediately upon his return to the field.


Miles Sanders 2020 Fantasy Football Ranking (PPR)

42nd overall, RB19

Miles Sanders 2020 Stats:

  • 12 games
  • 164 carries
  • 867 rushing yards
  • 5.3 yards per carry
  • 6 rushing TD
  • 28 receptions
  • 197 receiving yards
  • 7.0 yards per reception
  • 0 received TD

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Miles Sanders 2021 Fantasy Football Outlook

Sanders has some serious breakout potential for the Philadelphia Eagles in 2021, and while his counting stats from last season pale in comparison to those of his rookie year, he missed four games that lowered his overall totals. Without tons of competition for backfield carries in Philadelphia, Sanders could very well exceed his value as a middle-tier running back. His yards per carry and reception averages were very solid and could even be further improved upon in his third NFL season.

With the Eagles bringing in Nick Sirianni, the offensive coordinator for the Indianapolis Colts from 2018-20, Sanders’ ceiling goes even higher.


Miles Sanders 2021 Fantasy Football Draft Value

Entering his third NFL season, Sanders appears poised for a strong season and will benefit from some personnel changes within the Eagles’ organization. Expect him to return his RB19 value and then some this season. Only time will tell if Sanders will be his rookie year self or a better version, but even if all he does is return to his rookie form, he’s well worth an RB19 draft slot.

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Daniel Preciado

Daniel is a current student at Syracuse University in the sports analytics program where he is minoring in economics and cognitive science. He is an occasional guest speaker for the Society of American Baseball Research and is a yearly participant in numerous high-stakes fantasy leagues across multiple sports. Prior to joining The Game Day, Daniel has written for Prospects Live, Fantrax, FanSided, and countless Dodgers blogs.

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