By Harvey Hoffman
The Eagles try to get on the win board on Sunday vs. the Bengals, and here is their running back fantasy outlook:
RB1: Miles Sanders (77% snaps, 20 carries, 7 targets)
RB2: Boston Scott (19%, 4, 3)
RB3: Corey Clement (4%, 0, 0)
Sanders owns the four highest single-game RB snap rates with the Eagles during the Doug Pederson era. Sunday’s performance didn’t quite crack the leaderboard, but it was another example of him bucking the idea that this is a committee backfield.
When healthy, this is the Sanders show. The Eagles’ talented second-year back looked a lot like the engine of the offense in Week 2, as even a lost fumble didn’t cause the coaching staff to think twice about continuing to feed him the rock.
Further helping matters is the reality that Sanders looked healthy and converted his 23 touches into 131 yards. The Eagles offense should get on track sooner rather than later, and we can lock Sanders in as a top-eight option at the position ahead of Week 3.
Neither Scott nor Clement are worthy of bench stashes due to their lack of stand-alone value and low-ceiling committee situation if Sanders is sidelined again.