Philadelphia Eagles: 2 Reasons Miles Sanders is a top-5 RB in Fantasy

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Can the Philadelphia Eagles star tailback be a top-five prospect in Fantasy?

As the buzz around the Philadelphia Eagles and NFL football heightens, the hype around Fantasy football skyrockets as well. Each and every year, millions of people look to find an under-the-radar player who can break out and boost their teams to new heights. Now Miles Sanders may not be an under-the-radar player, but one can certainly create a convincing argument for why 2020 will be a breakout season.

Hopefully, you had Miles Sanders on your team in 2019, as he had an effective Fantasy football year in 2019. This despite backing up former Eagle Jordan Howard for about half of the campaign. He ranked 15th among running backs in both PPR (points per reception) leagues and standard leagues. To put this into perspective, Sanders ranked ahead of New York Jets star Le’Veon Bell in PPR leagues. He even edged out New Orleans Saints tailback Alvin Kamara in standard leagues. If Sanders’ rookie season is a sign of things to come, (something that we at ITI believe to be true) then the young buck has a great future ahead of him.

But just how great will he be in 2020? After all, the Eagles are notorious for having a running back committee as opposed to a workhorse back. This year figures to be different, and here are two reasons why.