Posted: 7/9/2019 2:31pm ET
Huddle Up: While it would be much too soon to write Sanders off for 2019, he was already facing a situation in which he needed to battle established early-down players (Jordan Howard) and solid receiving backs (Corey Clement and Wendell Smallwood) for playing time. Not being able to show the coaching staff what he could do on the field during the spring isn't going to help his cause. The second-round rookie is shaping up to be a risky RB4/RB5 option in fantasy.
Posted: 7/1/2019 10:48pm ET
Huddle Up: Sanders and Jordan Howard come to Philadelphia, joining a crowded backfield which includes Josh Adams, Corey Clement, Donnell Pumphrey, Boston Scott and Wendell Smallwood. Sanders is a rookie selected in the second round of the draft, so he is likely to have a solid workload in 2019, making him a worthwhile pick in deeper PPR formats.
Posted: 6/13/2019 6:18pm ET
Huddle Up: If his hamstring issue lingers, it could lead to a slow start to the the year for Sanders. That being said, he should still be able to take command of the Philadelphia backfield by the end of the year. Consider him a RB4 with upside in redraft leagues and a first-round candidate in rookie drafts.
Posted: 6/11/2019 10:08am ET
Huddle Up: Sanders is a hot rookie name and the early favorite to lead the Philly backfield in touches. Keep an eye, though, on Sanders in training camp and see if he's able to shake his hammy issues. In the meantime, value him as a RB4.
Posted: 6/3/2019 4:27pm ET
Huddle Up: Sanders may not do anything until training camp, so fantasy owners should monitor his progress. He will be part of a crowded backfield this season but could be a late-round option in leagues depending on his role.
Posted: 5/10/2019 8:14pm ET
Huddle Up: Philadelphia's backfield is too crowded for Sanders to start the year as an every-down back, but he could end up seeing the most touches when all is said and done. The Eagles spent a second- round pick on him, so they should keep him busy. Sanders is worth a flier at the end of drafts.
Posted: 5/10/2019 2:53pm ET
Huddle Up: Sanders likely will be part of a committee at running back this season with Jordan Howard, Wendell Smallwood and Corey Clement also on the roster. He should be selected in all keeper leagues, but fantasy players in standard leagues should monitor him during training camp to see what his role will be in the offense.
Posted: 4/29/2019 2:11pm ET
Huddle Up: The Eagles haven't exactly invested a lot to the position lately, so it is debatable whether the absence of such a runner on their roster was by choice or not. Despite only starting one full season at Penn State after being stuck behind Saquon Barkley, Sanders is a three-down back who may have to share touches initially with Jordan Howard, Wendell Smallwood and Corey Clement. However, it would be a surprise if he doesn't emerge from the pack and becomes a capable fantasy starter at some point in 2019.
Posted: 4/26/2019 5:45pm ET
Huddle Up: Sanders will be joining a crowded running back room with the Eagles and will have to compete for a role on offense. Owners should monitor the situation during training camp to see if Sanders will be valuable in fantasy leagues.
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