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

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2. Fantasy owners are ignoring one of the best ‘sleeper’ picks in 2020, a fact that isn’t lost on Philadelphia Eagles fans.

It’s shocking to see how low Miles Sanders is being taken in some fantasy football drafts. His ability to catch the ball out of the backfield is what separates him from a lot of other great running backs. There are simply no weak spots in the former Nittany Lion’s game.

He can run right through you during one play (though no one wants to see him do that often). Then, he can run right around you in the very next. This type of versatility is what makes him one of the best young backs in the game, but surprisingly enough, he’s not being drafted that high in some Fantasy football drafts, and he’s being completely ignored in others.

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According to FantasyPros, Miles Sanders is currently being drafted 12th among all running backs in standard leagues. Now, this isn’t disrespectful by any means, but it sure is puzzling. ’26’ finished 15th in fantasy points last year as a rookie and as a backup for half of the year. An offseason of work, plus more touches and more playing time should boost his projection more than three slots in an upward direction, right?

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PPR leagues are where Sanders will make his mark known this year as his ADP (average draft position) in such leagues is higher than it is in standard leagues. He is currently being drafted at an average of eighth amongst all running backs in PPR leagues, and although it’s an improvement from standard leagues, going eighth might be a bit of a slight.

Sanders had the most receptions and most receiving yards by a wide margin when compared to other rookie running backs from the 2019 season. More playing time will only add to his total points in the passing game. Grab this guy if you haven’t. He could be a steal.