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Should you consider drafting Miles Sanders for 2020 fantasy football? The Counselor brings in Phili expert Phili.500 to answer the questions about this young stud.

Fantasy Football 2020

 

Miles Sanders Fantasy Football

Joseph Robert:

Welcome to the show, everybody. Joseph Robert, the Fantasy Football Counselor. We are continuing on with the Impact series, and I’ve got a massive episode with massive influence. This guy’s got a big following. His name is Philly 500, and I’m telling you, man, we are talking Miles Sanders. Massive episode. Let’s get to it. I want to introduce you to Philly 500. Now, if you’re an Eagles fan, you’d definitely know who he is. Again, as I said, massive influence on YouTube. Philly, welcome to show.

Philly 500:

What’s up, Counselor? Thanks for having me, man. I appreciate being here. I’m really, really looking forward to this stuff. So, it’ll be chill.

Joseph Robert:

I’m excited, man. Today we’re talking about Miles Sanders in his fantasy football value going into 2020 fantasy football. Before I get into that, can you just briefly elevator pitch it two minutes or less, one minute or less, who you are for the people that don’t know you, and what your mission is as an Eagles ambassador. What are you out there doing for the fans?

Philly 500:

Well, I’m Philly 500. I’m a huge Eagles fan, huge Philly fan in general. And I’m pretty much as authentic as they come. I’m the real deal, and I’m here to promote my Philadelphia Eagles, my Philly fans, who are the best friends in the world and that’s who I represent very, very proudly.

Joseph Robert:

And you do a great job doing it. Guys, if you haven’t checked out his YouTube channel, there is a link here below. I’ve linked it. Like I said, big influencer when it comes to Philly, and that’s my mission is to give you guys that best inside information from the guys that are the best and the top of their field and that’s what he’s here to do. So, let’s get right to it here. Miles Sanders, I’m going to give you guys some stats here. I love this guy, man. I mean, I just love him. I mean, he came on near the end of the season, but only 179 attempts. I guess he got going a little bit later on. 818 yards, 4.6 yards per carry. Only three touchdowns and I can see that go up. Jordan Howard was no longer there. Jordan Howard took 119 attempts, six touchdowns away from Miles Sanders, but I think if it stays the way that it is, if they do not draft someone else… That’s what we’re going to ask you about.

hat it is, this guy could easily be a top 10 running back. Under the radar. I think people are going to be sleeping on him for fantasy football. Can you tell us? What do you see with Miles Sanders? Is he going to be the workhorse back? Is he the future franchise running back of the Eagles? Can you give us your thoughts on this talent, please?

Philly 500:

I love Miles Sanders now. I was begging the Eagles to draft him during the whole draft. I was streaming it live. You can actually go back and see the reaction, but I wanted Miles Sanders, and I said, “Miles Sanders will be the starting running back before the end of the season. Before the end of the season, he’s going to replace Jordan Howard.” I didn’t know that Howard was going to have some stinger in the last seven weeks. But I knew that Miles Sanders was that good, and I think is a franchise back. I think he needs to get a little bit bigger, a little stronger, but I think he’s on that path to be the longterm, featured franchise back for the Philadelphia Eagles. No question.

Now, I do expect them to probably bring in another back, maybe a big back at some point. Maybe undrafted free agent. I really don’t think they’re going to draft a guy. I think they’ll bring an undrafted free agent and then maybe they’ll sign a free agent, but I expect them to bring somebody. But I don’t think it’s going to take that much away from Miles Sanders.

Joseph Robert:

Really? So, he’s going to be the guy.

Philly 500:

I think so.

Joseph Robert:

And again, that’s kind of showing here, right? Because again, he had more attempts than Howard last year with Howard there. And Howard was supposed to be the feature back. I wasn’t sold on Howard, but the good news is I think even if they get a running back, it won’t be one of those top five backs. Now, this is good for fantasy, not so much for you guys, because I think you guys really… Obviously, you know this but you need to focus on getting that wide receiver, so is that what you think the Eagles are going to do? They’re going to strike early on a wide receiver. Right?

Philly 500:

Yeah, and I did a video on this yesterday, because I think that if you looked at look at what the Eagles did. They have gone to defense, only defense for free agency. They have yet to make one signing on the offensive side of the ball. They haven’t done anything, and that’s a telltale sign that this is a team that’s going to draft offense heavy, and are probably going to go wide receiver. My guess, the first two, the first three picks are going to be wide receiver. Then, I expect some offensive lineman, maybe back of the center. But yeah, the Eagles have to upgrade the wide receiver position, and I think if they can do that, I think it’s going to go a long way to help Miles Sanders.

Joseph Robert:

Right. Now, I like him. As I said, he finished 15th in PPR guys, if you want to note. For guys that are just Philly fans that don’t play fantasy and just tuned in to see Philly 500, PPRS, one point per reception. Again, finished 15th, Miles Sanders did amongst running backs last season. So, again, if it stays the way that it does and if they do bring in another running back and he just isn’t on the same level as Miles Sanders, I’m all over Miles Sanders this season. I’m not really into drafting Eagles running backs for fantasy football. I’m excited to see what they do this season. Again, what wide receiver they’re going to acquire. Is there any particular wide receivers? By the way, his name is Joel. Is that okay with your real name?

Philly 500:

That’s fine.

Joseph Robert:

Joel, Philly 500, I’m not sure what he’s more known as.

Philly 500:

They could call me King Dingbat, because I am the King of all dingbats. There’s no question.

Joseph Robert:

There you go. All right. The King, what wide receiver do you think they’re really trying to eye, do you know?

Philly 500:

Well, if you go by most of the mock drafts, it’s Justin Jefferson. That’s what you’re seeing a lot. But I truly believe, because the Eagles have put themselves in a position where every team behind them know they need a receiver, and every team in front of them are going to want a lot, because they know they need a receiver. I still think the Eagles are going to make a big move in the draft to go up, and I believe they’re going to end up with one of the top three wide receivers. Most likely, I’m going to say Henry Ruggs. That’s my target.

Joseph Robert:

That’d be good. Now, I wanted to talk to you a little bit off tangent here. Miles Sanders, guys, as of right now, the filming of this, which is early April. Miles Sanders, I love him for fantasy football. Check out my rankings at thefantasyfootballcounselor.com. Now, I want to go off on a tangent here, because I’m kind of known as the Carson Wentz hater. And again, I don’t want to… This is terrible. I know we’ve got a debate this. It’s scary territory here.

Philly 500:

Okay, let’s debate it.

Joseph Robert:

So, I’ll tell you this story. So, again, it’s not like I physically hate the guy, and people think, okay, I hate a guy… Like I say that about Odell. I don’t like Odell for fantasy, because Odell, this is a story. Odell, three years in a row was drafted in the first round. Okay? And people wasted a first-round pick for fantasy, and he busted three years ago.

I don’t care how he busted, whether it be injury, whether it be quarterback situation. I don’t really care. He’s still busted. With Carson Wentz, he’s not really a fantasy stud right now, but the problem with Carson Wentz I have is that I think he got picked prematurely. He hasn’t even finished a season. Right? Bulls came in, won the thing, and then they paid them. I understand it’s [inaudible 00:07:07] I get it. I see the upside. But I’ve got to ask you honestly, is he worth all that money and do you think, honestly, be honest. [inaudible 00:07:14] Was he paid a little prematurely based on what he did? I just need your opinion on this.

Philly 500:

No, he wasn’t. He wasn’t paid prematurely. You have to invest in a quarterback, in your franchise quarterback. The idea is to pay him as quickly as possible. Look at the Dallas Cowboys. Perfect example.

Joseph Robert:

They’re sleeping right now.

Philly 500:

They don’t have Dak Prescott signed longterm. They had to franchise him. You have a guy like Tannehill, who’s making 29 and a half million dollars a year.

Joseph Robert:

That’s a waste.

Philly 500:

The longer you wait, the more you’re going to pay. Carson Wentz is contracted. A year later, looks like a deal, because you don’t have to pay him what you’re going to have to pay these other quarterbacks. Don’t look to the guys that are getting ready to come and get paid at some point. Patrick Mahomes, Lamar Jackson. You’re going to pay a lot more, so yeah, at the time, the guy’s coming off an injury. Okay. You say, “Let him play a whole year and wait.” But the problem is is that when he did play 16 games, no matter what people want to say about happened in a wild card game. The cheap shot. Cheap shot.

Well, no matter what, he played 16 games. And, oh, by the way. He was elite the last five weeks with practice squad players, right? Practice squad players. So, I think that sometimes you just have to pay, because look at the Dak Prescott situation. Perfect reason why you wait. You don’t wait. You pay him. You get it out of the way,  because all these other contracts are coming in. Every time a new quarterback gets paid, Dak Prescott’s price is going off, and it’s going to kill the Cowboys. Pay Dak Prescott, $15 million. Pay him. Pay him. He’s a stinking Cowboy. I hate the Cowboys.

Joseph Robert:

And he’s good. I mean, Prescott did good. He was, I think, in second in passing yards last season. He can throw the ball. And now the thing is, I got two questions about Carson Wentz real quick. I know we’re going off on a tangent. We should bring you back for Carson Wentz specifically, but I have two questions. Do you genuinely feel that he is elite? Do you feel he’s part of the Sam Darnold club. You’ve got your Russell Wilsons. You’ve got your Tom Bradys. Is Wentz here, or do you think he’s with the Darnell’s, or where do you find him? Is he top-tier? You think he’s up there with those top dogs?

Philly 500:

Yeah, I mean, I think you’ve got to say maybe elite. Best of the best right now. You have your Patrick Mahomes. You have your Russell Wilsons. I like to see the more Lamar Jackson do it one more year. But I think second tier, he’s right in there. I mean, all I have to say is give the guy weapons. I mean, look at what he works with compared to everybody else. And what I saw towards the end of the year… Okay? When he had nobody. He had Greg Ward Jr. He had Robert Davis, Dante Burnett. He had really nothing except for tight ends, which are good. But everybody in the world knew to put their best defensive back on Zach Ertz. He carried them. He carried them. And to me, he showed me a lot, and I just think it was a shame that he got hurt in that wild card game, because I really think they beat Seattle and I do think he’s elite. I do. I just think he needs some weapons.

Joseph Robert:

Which leads to my second question, and you probably know his injuries better than me. Now, again, based on what always seen, would you consider him injury prone or were these just kind of fluky injuries? Because people come at me with David Johnson. “When you say this guy is injury prone, what about David Johnson?” Now, David Johnson had a hit on his wrist. I guess he had caught the ball, turned, got smoked, fluke injury. Were Carson Wentz’s more kind of fluky type things or do you think he’s more prone to injury?

Philly 500:

Well, I mean, I think it’s fair for people to be worried about it, right? Especially the way the season end. I thought that was just a flat out cheap shot. Okay? The guy got hit in the back of the head. If the Eagles would have won, he was cleared to play. He would have played the next week. But when you have a torn ACL, right, which is what he had in 2017, you come back. A lot of times it takes you that full year, and a lot of times you suffer many other injuries. Now, the guy was playing with a cracked back the following year after coming back from the ACL. I think having injuries coming off an ACL is kind of consistent with some people that come back from these ACL injuries. But I mean, I understand where people are coming from, especially the way that the playoff game ended. I think it’s a fair criticism to wonder going forward, but I don’t consider him injury prone at this point. If he gets hurt again, if he hurts his knee again or something like that, or he loses a whole year or half a year, then I think I would probably say yeah.

Joseph Robert:

Right. I definitely think the talent is there and I do give him credit, because he did perform and he didn’t really have any receivers. That is a huge statement. So, you’ve got to give him credit where credit’s due. But I need to see him win a playoff game. I need to see him do something in the playoffs for me to feel, “Oh, I feel good.” That’s not my money, but I feel good about $128 million. I think he’s got a chip on his shoulder now. I think he’s got to say, “I’ve got something to prove. I got to do this.” And I think everybody’s waiting for him to really shine and again, plug and play the right receivers. We got something special there potentially, I think.

Philly 500:

I agree. Yeah, I agree. I agree. I think he’s going to get it done when the time comes and soon. Just get him a little help, and he’s going to be fine. Now, Miles Sanders is going to be a big help next year, because I think, when you talk about Miles in fantasy points too, he catches a lot of balls on the backfield. I think he could catch [crosstalk 00:12:42] Yeah. I think he could catch 70 balls next year. So, he’s going to be a nice guy for Carson to check down to. That can do some damage. But I mean, when you look at Carson’s statistics, what did he have, 27 touchdowns? Something like that. Seven interceptions. Yeah, I could count like five or six touchdowns that were dropped at the game-winning touchdown pass-

Joseph Robert:

Right, good point.

Philly 500:

… that you have to take. Statistics you take away from him. That had nothing to do with him, were not his fault. Nelson Stinkolor, that’s what I call him. Dropping game-winners. I mean, so I like Carson.

Joseph Robert:

I have a saying. Everyone knows it. Years to wow me and I’m not wowed. I think Agholor is one of those guys.

Philly 500:

Sure. Yeah, no, no. He stinks. I was never a Nelson Agholor guy, so I was very happy to see the Raiders take them.

Joseph Robert:

My concern here with Sanders, maybe you can enforce in why this happened. Only three rushing touchdowns. Is that going to be a concern moving forward in 2020? Was it you guys were behind games, or was it Jordan Howard stole the six? Why only three rushing touchdowns? I want to see more. Or was it that they were just passing to the tight ends for the touchdowns? What happened?

Philly 500:

Well, I want to say the first five or six weeks, I don’t think he even scored a touchdown. He came close a couple times, but he didn’t score. I think his first touchdown, and I’m not totally sure, but I think it was a receiving touchdown against Minnesota. So, it kind of took him a while to get going, and then he got some carries later on in the year. But the Eagles throw a lot too, so they throw a lot in those situations. But I think it’s fair to say he can get between seven to ten rushing touchdowns this year, and maybe another six receiving.

Joseph Robert:

I see that with Howard out. With Howard out, yes. Now, another concern, again similar because you said they’re throwing more. You only had one game over 20 attempts, and then he had another game at 19 attempts. In the game, he had 19 attempts. I think it was later in the season. He had both a rushing and receiving touchdown. And only one game over a hundred yards. He had the 122-yard game. I hope we see more of that, because we see the ceiling there. Do you think they’re going to give him the ball more?

Philly 500:

I don’t think he’s going to get like 20 carries again. I don’t think you’ll see him get 20 carries, but I think you’ll see him getting between 12, 15 rushes, but he’s going to get another seven, eight, nine balls thrown his way. [crosstalk 00:15:10].

Joseph Robert:

Why are they not smashing the ball more? Why aren’t they smashing the rock more?

Philly 500:

That’s not the Eagles. I mean, when they do it, it works. I mean, in 2017, they were very successful, but Doug Peterson is prone to get away from that at times. The Eagles also like to rotate guys, and you’ve got Boston Scott. Now, he’s going to be that Darren Sproles role. I expect him to take some carries away. But where I think Miles will make up for that is in reception. I think they’re going to use him in the passing game a lot.

Joseph Robert:

Yeah. They should. I mean, 50 receptions, 509 receiving yards last year and three receiving touchdowns. So, yeah, I’m excited, guys. That’s really good insight. And again, if you are thinking Miles Sanders, definitely not an RB one right now, because again, you might be limited in regards to the attempts. Only one game over 20 attempts, which again, is a bit of a concern to me. I’m only going to assume they believe in him, and they’re going to work on more this year. Again, shipping Jordan Howard off. Man, I’m excited. Thank you for giving us that inside information. Guys, make sure you guys follow him. Is there any other things you want to say about Miles?

Philly 500:

No, but I do want to thank you for inviting me on. It was a blast. I had a lot of fun, and I look forward to doing it again in the future.

Joseph Robert:

Thanks. Make sure you guys shoot him a follow. The social links are there below for you guys. Again, man, massive channel. Go check it, if you haven’t checked that Philly 500. And that’s the advantage, guys, with the Fantasy Football Counselor podcast. I’m talking to these inside guys. And go to their channel, check it out. You’re going to be able to get these golden nuggets for every team that’s really going to give you that competitive edge.

Joseph Robert:

One more question before I go. Last year, David Johnson, I keep going to him as an example. He came out and said, “Hey, man. I’m going to play this one game. I’m ready, I’m good.” He had a back injury a little bit, came out for one snap, went back on the bench, only gave our fantasy guys one point. We all started him. A lot of people started him, people that had him. Do you have any insight, would you say or before a game. Let’s say, Miles Sanders, God forbid, his leg’s sore or something like that, and he says he’s going to play. Would you have any insight? Would you have the resources, if we get you on to give us some insight before games?

Philly 500:

I mean, I hear things, but I mean, nobody’s called me up directly from the team saying, “This is what’s going on.”

Joseph Robert:

Fair enough.

Philly 500:

But I hear things from local media, enough to have a kind of an idea of what to expect.

Joseph Robert:

Nobody really knows. Sometimes, the coaches even keep it a secret. So, yes, I don’t think anybody really knows. I think sometimes the player even keeps it a secret. “I’m ready. I’m ready.” Then he goes, “No, put me out.” Or the coach tells the media, everybody, the beat writers. The coach tells them something, and then it’s something totally different come game time. So, yeah, just wanting to see if there’s any… At least by talking to you, we’re going to have more of an edge than us just listening to the media. So, guys, make sure you guys follow the Philly 500. Thank you again for being on. It was an absolute pleasure.

Philly 500:

Thank you.

Joseph Robert:

Let’s go. Let’s go, Philly!

Philly 500:

That’s right. [inaudible 00:17:59]

Joseph Robert:

All right, man. Thanks for being on. We’ll talk soon.

Philly 500:

Thank you.

Joseph Robert:

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