Miles Sanders Fantasy Outlook Inexplicably Crushed by Boston Scott Usage
By Max Staley
When healthy, Miles Sanders has proven to be one of the best, most explosive running backs in the NFL. One would assume that the struggling Philadelphia Eagles' offense would make getting the ball to their best (and perhaps only) playmaker a priority.
But inexplicably, that just hasn't been the case. In fact, it may be time for Sanders' fantasy managers to hit the panic button, as Boston Scott's usage has continued to grow by the week.
Miles Sanders Fantasy Outlook
In his first game back from injury, Sanders played a whopping 72% of the snaps in Week 10. He looked like the feature back fantasy managers hoped he would be, racking up 95 yards from scrimmage.
However, those numbers fell to a 60% snap rate in Week 11 and 81 yards from scrimmage before plummeting to 61% of the snaps with a measly 22 yards from scrimmage in Week 12.
You have to think there will be better days ahead for Sanders. But Boston Scott's uptick in usage is going to make that difficult.
Boston Scott Fantasy Outlook
Scott's usage has grown from a 27% snap share in Week 10 to a 40% rate in Week 11, followed by a 37% rate on Monday night. That's not enough to make Scott fantasy relevant, especially not in the Eagles' anemic offense, but it's more than enough to hurt Sanders.
If he's not dominating the volume like he's supposed to, fantasy points could be hard to come by given how terrible this offense has looked.
Sanders will be more of a high-end RB2 option than the every-week RB1 fantasy managers thought they drafted until Scott's usage begins to fall. Logic would tell you that shift will happen sooner rather than later, but there's been nothing logical about the 2020 Eagles' season.
Even in a juicy matchup against the Green Bay Packers in Week 13, Sanders only slots in as the RB9 in our Week 13 PPR rankings.
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