Miles Sanders Injury Update Boosts Fantasy Outlook Ahead of Week 13

Devon Platana
The latest Miles Sanders injury updated has boosted the running back's Week 13 fantasy outlook.
The latest Miles Sanders injury updated has boosted the running back's Week 13 fantasy outlook. / Mitchell Leff/GettyImages

Miles Sanders has been dealing with his fair share of injuries throughout the 2021 NFL season. While he did play in Week 12, an ankle injury limited to just nine carries on 33% of offensive snaps.

Fortunately, Sanders' latest injury update makes it seem like the third-year pro is trending in the right direction.

Miles Sanders Injury Update

Sanders was the only Eagles running back who practiced Thursday, with Boston Scott (illness) and Jordan Howard (knee) both being sidelined. He also told reporters that his status is "day-to-day" and that he hopes to play against the New York Jets on Sunday.

Assuming Sanders plays in Week 13, his fantasy outlook could see a boost, especially if Howard and/or Scott are forced to miss time.

Miles Sanders Fantasy Outlook

Sanders has been one of the biggest disappointments in fantasy football. After averaging 13.7 PPR points per game in 2020, he's averaged just 8.6 this season — good for RB47.

Nevertheless, Sanders is averaging 5.2 rushing yards per attempt. What's holding him back is that he's yet to find the end zone in 2021.

The good news is that Sanders' fortunes could change this week. The Jets are giving up the most fantasy points to running backs this season, which includes a league-leading 17 touchdowns on the ground. If there was ever a time for the former Nittany Lion to score, it'd be this week.

With FanDuel Sportsbook favoring the Eagles as 7-point favorites, a positive game script could lead to Sanders seeing his first RB1 finish in a long time.

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Devon Platana is not a FanDuel employee. The views expressed in his articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.