Miles Sanders Fantasy Outlook Drops Following Injury Update

Max Staley
Miles Sanders fantasy outlook drops following Doug Pederson's comments.
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Miles Sanders looked poised for a breakout year. He was a flat-out dominant fantasy asset down the stretch in 2019, averaging 98.0 yards from scrimmage per game over his final seven games of the year.

However, a training camp injury could significantly lower Sanders' ceiling at the start of the season.

Sanders has been dealing with a hamstring injury that caused him to miss most of training camp. Head coach Doug Pederson has said the team could look to keep Sanders on a snap count early on –which would obviously limit his upside.

In fact, there's a chance his season could look like a less extreme version of what he did last year.

Over his first nine games of the year, Sanders only played at least 50 percent of the team's snaps once. His usage skyrocketed once Jordan Howard went down, though, playing at least 80 percent of the snaps four times. He was the RB26 in PPR formats from Week 1-9, and the RB8 down the stretch.

With the potential that Sanders is limited over the early part of the season, fantasy managers might need to be patient with the second-year back. If he underperforms early on, don't overreact and trade him.

He's still likely to be the bell cow when healthy, and we have Sanders as the RB7 in our Week 1 PPR rankings.

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