Fantasy Football Running Backs to Target – Number 11: Miles Sanders
The Eagles look like they may finally be veering away from the running back by committee approach that they’ve implemented in recent years. If that is the case, Miles Sanders has a ton of talent and could very easily produce a top 10 fantasy finish.
He was RB15 last season and his year of experience alone should point towards a fantasy improvement. Now getting to come into the season and be the guy from week one should result in a significant jump in production.
Another thing that could benefit him a lot is the lack of receiving options in Philadelphia to start the season. Look for him to become a weapon for Carson Wentz out of the backfield and significantly improve in the passing game.
Fantasy Football Running Backs to Target – Number 10: Joe Mixon
Joe Mixon marks the first of my stat prediction players. He has been pretty consistent the past two seasons in both rushing and receiving statistics, so it is hard to see him having as big of a jump as a lot of people are predicting this season.
It has seemed like he has been under producing in the touchdown category, however, so he gets a three touchdown bump this season totaling at eight rush touchdowns and three receiving touchdowns.
His rushing yards have been pretty consistent, so those were left at approximately the same as last season – around the 1,140 yard mark. His receiving yards have been fairly consistent as well, but he should see at least a slight increase, so I went with 45 receptions for 350 yards which is about 10 more receptions (just two more than 2018) and 50 more yards than last season.
This puts him at about 1,140 rush yards, 45 receptions for 350 receiving yards, and 11 total touchdowns and around 237.5 fantasy points in half point PPR scoring. This should easily be good enough for a top 10 finish in fantasy in 2020.