Miles Sanders Injury Update Erases Week 1 Value

Miles Sanders fantasy outlook erased by Week 1 injury update.
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It looks like Miles Sanders will be watching Week 1 NFL action from home after the Philadelphia Eagles announced he won't make the trip to Washington with the team and he is declared out for the game. This erases all value Sanders had in Week 1.

Eagles' star offensive lineman Lane Johnson also might be forced to miss the game as he continues to recover from offseason ankle surgery. If he does not play or is not 100 percent healthy, the Eagles running game could be in trouble behind an already decimated Eagles' offensive line.

Boston Scott Fantasy Football Outlook

Boston Scott showed what he can do as a starting running back after he posted 138 yards from scrimmage and scored 3 touchdowns in Week 17 when Sanders left the game early with an injury. He will immediately step in as the starter and should see volume both on the ground and as a pass-catcher. Scott saw at least six targets in each of his final four regular season appearances.

In a week where so much is up in the air when it comes to fantasy football running backs, Scott is a solid FLEX play that could even produce RB2 numbers if all goes well.

Corey Clement Fantasy Football Outlook

Sanders' absence paves the way for more playing time for running back Corey Clement. A fourth-year player whose best game came as a rookie in Super Bowl LII, he may split backfield work with Scott and see some goal line carries as well.

He isn't a starter in fantasy football leagues this week, but he's an intriguing add in case Sanders' injury lingers for longer than expected.

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