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Miles Sanders Injury Update Slightly Improves Fantasy Outlook in Week 1

Max Staley
Miles Sanders' injury update improves his fantasy outlook.
Miles Sanders' injury update improves his fantasy outlook. / Al Pereira/Getty Images
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Miles Sanders has been dealing with a hamstring injury that has been worrying his fantasy managers. He practiced on a limited basis on Thursday, and is practicing again on Friday.

This all but confirms that Sanders will be able to suit up on Sunday, though he could be on a snap count in Week 1.

Head coach Doug Pederson has said that Sanders' usage will be monitored at the beginning of the season. That means he could see less volume than usual in Week 1, but he should still be fine to use as a low-end RB1 or high-end RB2.

Miles Sanders Fantasy Outlook Week 1

Sanders will face the Washington Football Team on Sunday. He dominated this team last season, averaging 99.5 yards from scrimmage per game while scoring two touchdowns across his two matchups with Washington.

Likely to be on a snap count, Sanders' upside is definitely limited by his hamstring injury. But fantasy managers shouldn't overreact too much.

We have Sanders as the RB7 in our Week 1 PPR rankings.


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