UPDATE: Jordan Howard is INACTIVE.
The Philadelphia Eagles will face off against the Dallas Cowboys for the second time this year on Sunday, and their running back situation has changed significantly since the last time these NFC East rivals met. Miles Sanders was dominant in Week 15 against Washington and appears poised to get the bulk of the carries in Week 16 as well.
Sanders ran for 122 yards on 19 attempts and a score while also hauling in six receptions for 50 yards and a touchdown. It was the first time he eclipsed 100 yards on the ground.
Fantasy football analysis: Eagles RB Miles Sanders
Sanders is second to Jordan Howard on the depth chart, but Howard hasn’t played since Week 9. Howard is dealing with a shoulder injury for an extended period of time and has been limited at practice for weeks without being cleared for contact. It’s unlikely that he’ll take the field against Dallas. Sanders saw 20 more snaps than Boston Scott in Week 15 and Jay Ajayi didn’t play at all.
Sanders is the clear choice to start here.