Philadelphia Eagles RB Miles Sanders (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)
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Miles Sanders is facing a difficult matchup against the Ravens (third in defensive DVOA), though he actually has a plus matchup through the air. Baltimore has allowed the seventh-most receptions and eighth-most receiving yards to running backs this season, as Mike Randle of the Action Network relays.

Sanders is the seventh-most expensive running back in daily this week (FanDuel: $7,600) and while he doesn’t have much value in that spot, don’t get cute in season-long leagues. Start the former Penn Stater with confidence and enjoy a high floor.

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