By Harry Allison
The Eagles running back output and opportunity for Philly grew in back-to-back years.
In 2019, their RBs gained 2,494 combined yards with 19 touchdowns and 90 catches, which works out to 453.4 fantasy points in PPR leagues.
The upside at running back lies in the workload of Miles Sanders, says SI.com:
Over the first ten games in a split role with RB Jordan Howard, Sanders gained about 69 yards per game with two TDs and 24 catches.
With Howard injured, Sanders helped the Eagles to a playoff berth with success over his next five contests (588 combined yards with four TDs and 23 catches) on 21.2 touches per game.
Sanders played at the highest level in Week 15 (172 combined yards with two TDs and six catches) and Week 16 (156 combined yards with a TD and five catches).
Sanders finished 15th in RB scoring (219.8) in PPR leagues while being on the field for 53 percent of the Eagles’ RB plays. At a minimum, Sanders will see a 20 percent growth in touches (229 in 2019) this year.
SI.com projects him to 1,500 combined yards with 12 TDs and 55 catches on 290 touches, making him a top 10 running back option in 2020. Sanders has an ADP of 12 in early June as the eighth RB off the table.