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Miles Sanders has been ruled OUT ahead of Week 6 vs. Dolphins

Panthers RB misses practice with shoulder injury.

Carolina Panthers vs Detroit Lions Photo by Amy Lemus/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Update, Friday — Sanders has been ruled OUT for Sunday’s game against the Dolphins. The backfield is expected to be led by Chuba Hubbard and Raheem Blackshear.


Update, Thursday — Miles Sanders was once again out with a shoulder injury for Thursday’s practice, per David Newton. He appears to be trending toward not playing this week against the Dolphins. Chuba Hubbard would be a worthwhile flex play in fantasy football id Sanders can’t go.


Carolina Panthers running back Miles Sanders did not practice on Wednesday ahead of the Panthers’ Week 6 matchup against the Miami Dolphins. Sanders is dealing with a shoulder injury. He was on the injury list last week with an ongoing groin injury, but played in the Week 5 game against the Lions and finished the day with seven carries for 32 yards.

Head coach Frank Reich said that he may or may not be back for Week 6.

Fantasy football implications for Week 6

If Sanders is out or limited — or, frankly, if he plays — Chuba Hubbard is looking more appealing to fantasy managers by the day. Second to Sanders on the depth chart, Hubbard split snaps almost exactly with Sanders in Week 5, and he finished the day with nine carries for 35 yards.

The Panthers offense is struggling right now, but we can expect Hubbard’s fantasy earnings to see an uptick this week.