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Miles Sanders returns to a full practice on Thursday of Week 2

The Eagles should have their RB1 available in Week 2 against the 49ers.

Philadelphia Eagles running back Miles Sanders (26) runs against the Atlanta Falcons at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Thursday update: Miles Sanders returned to a full practice on Thursday after being limited on Wednesday, per the team’s injury report. It looks like his Wednesday designation was more rest than injury related. Play him in fantasy as usual.

Philadelphia Eagles running back Miles Sanders was limited in practice on Wednesday with an ankle injury. The possible good news is that he was listed as “ankle/rest,” which means he could be resting more than truly limited with the injury, If he returns to a full practice on Thursday, there shouldn’t be any reason to worry.

Fantasy football implications

If Sanders were to miss time, he would likely be replaced by more than one back, most likely Kenneth Gainwell and Boston Scott. Gainwell served as Sanders’ backup in Week 1 against the Falcons, as he ran the ball nine times for 37 yards and a touchdown and caught 2-of-3 passes for six yards. Boston Scott didn’t see the field.

Sanders was the lead back in that game with 15 carries for 74 yards and four receptions on five targets for 39 yards. Twenty looks is a good number for Sanders to start the season, and as long as he’s healthy, he’ll again be a must start in Week 1.