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Miles Sanders activated from IR to play Week 11 vs. Saints

The Eagles are activating RB Miles Sanders from IR for Week 11 matchup with Saints

Miles Sanders #26 of the Philadelphia Eagles runs the ball against the Kansas City Chiefs at Lincoln Financial Field on October 3, 2021 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images

The Philadelphia Eagles will get their starting running back Miles Sanders back for Week 11, as he has been activated from I.R. and elevated to the roster, per Adam Schefter. Sanders will re-join a group of backs that are playing great at the moment and rank third-best in total rushing yards per game.

Head coach Nick Sirianni did say that Sanders will return as the starting running back, but with Jordan Howard, Boston Scott and Kenneth Gainwell all playing well, we can’t guarantee a huge workload for Sanders in his first game back.

The Eagles also get a tough matchup against the Saints, who have allowed just 2.78 yards per carry to opposing running backs and rank first in rush defense DVOA. For fantasy football, they make for a buzzkill for most running backs.

The best case would be to see Jordan Howard as a healthy scratch for this week, but that probably won’t happen, giving us pause in projecting a big workload for Sanders, while he also facing a tough matchup.