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Miles Sanders OUT for Week 18 with hand injury

We break down the news that Sanders is dealing with a hand injury in Week 18.

New York Giants v Philadelphia Eagles

Thursday update: Sanders is officially out for Week 18.

Wednesday update: Sanders remains out in Wednesday’s practice and is trending towards being ruled out in Week 18.

Philadelphia Eagles running back Miles Sanders, who struggled in the team’s Week 17 contest, did not practice Tuesday based on Philadelphia’s walkthrough estimation due to a hand injury. His status for the Eagles’ Week 18 contest against the Dallas Cowboys is in doubt.

Fantasy football implications

The Eagles have already clinched a playoff spot this season, so the team is likely to exercise some caution when it comes to Sanders. The running back had massive outings in Weeks 13 and 15 before a down performance in the Week 17 win over the Giants. If Sanders does sit, look for Jordan Howard and Boston Scott to be the team’s leading running backs. It’s hard to say how many starters Philadelphia will play in Week 18, but Sanders appears to be trending towards sitting out the final game of the season.