Boston Scott

Boston Scott

Running Back #6
Team: Philadelphia Eagles
Ht / Wt:5'7" / 203 lb.
College:None
Age:25
Born:April 27, 1995
Drafted:2018 / Rd. 6 (201)
Draft Team:NO

Boston Scott: 79 total yards in start

Scott filled in for Miles Sanders (knee) and finished with 65 yards on 15 carries and two receptions (five targets) for 14 yards in Sunday's 20-14 loss to Washington.

Analysis: Scott made his third spot start in place of Sanders this season, and the results were on par with his previous opportunities where he turned in solid, yet unspectacular fantasy lines. The 25-year-old is solid backup with the ability to operate as a pass catcher, but there isn't much upside when he is asked to be anything more than that. Scott will become an restricted free agent this offseason, but with big turnover potentially coming for the Eagles, it is unclear whether the front office plans to retain him or not. The decision is unlikely to affect fantasy managers in 2021.

January 4, 2021 12:54 AM EST

Boston Scott: Replacing Miles Sanders again

Scott figures to lead the Philadelphia backfield Sunday night against Washington, as teammate Miles Sanders has been ruled out with a knee injury.

Analysis: Scott played 56, 69 and 66 percent of offensive snaps in the three other games Sanders missed this season, averaging 12 carries for 50.3 yards and 2.3 catches for 24.7 yards, with his one TD being a game-winning catch Week 7 against the Giants. Scott now gets another chance to strut his stuff in a primetime game, though any of Corey Clement, Jason Huntley and Jordan Howard could also have a role in the gameplan.

January 1, 2021 3:54 PM EST

Boston Scott: Plays just eight snaps in loss

Scott carried the ball twice for 17 yards in Sunday's 37-17 loss to the Cowboys.

Analysis: Scott saw his fewest carries since Week 5 but made the most of them, as he gained as many yards as he had in any of his past four contests. With Miles Sanders healthy, the 25-year-old is looking at a similar role in Week 17 against Washington.

December 28, 2020 6:23 PM EST

Boston Scott: Just one touch in loss

Scott caught his lone target for a seven-yard gain in Sunday's 33-26 loss to Arizona.

Analysis: Scott played 15 snaps in the game and has not seen more than 16 in any of his past three outings. The Louisiana Tech product did not register a carry for the first time all season and has not seen more than four touches in a contest since Week 12.

December 21, 2020 2:35 PM EST

Boston Scott: Three carries in loss

Scott carried the ball three times for six yards and caught his lone target for 11 yards in Sunday's 24-21 win over New Orleans.

Analysis: Scott has seen three or fewer carries and targets in four of his past five games. Meanwhile, Miles Sanders and Jalen Hurts garnered 32 carries between them.

December 14, 2020 10:08 PM EST

Boston Scott: Just two touches in loss

Scott rushed twice for nine yards and was unable to catch either of his two targets in Sunday's 30-16 loss to Green Bay.

Analysis: Scott has not topped eight touches since the Eagles' Week 9 bye. He remains a fantasy afterthought as long as Miles Sanders is healthy.

December 7, 2020 10:24 PM EST

Boston Scott: Catches five passes

Scott rushed twice for seven yards and caught five of six targets for 40 yards in Monday night's 23-17 loss to the Seahawks.

Analysis: Scott trailed only Dallas Goedert for Philadelphia's team lead in receptions. Despite the presence of starting Miles Sanders ahead of him, Scott has remained a useful change-of-pace threat, with his versatility as a pass-catcher working as an added bonus. Look for him to remain in the mix as a complementary piece in Week 13 versus the Packers.

November 30, 2020 9:49 PM EST

Boston Scott: Green light for MNF

Scott (abdomen) won't carry an injury designation into Monday's game against the Seahawks.

Analysis: Scott upgraded to full participation at Saturday's practice, so he's full speed ahead for Monday's primetime matchup. Miles Sanders is healthy and remains the clear lead back. Scott has still received plenty of work on offense with Sanders in the equation, as he played 40 percent of the offensive snaps in last week's win against the Browns, producing 50 yards on eight touches.

November 28, 2020 6:34 PM EST

Boston Scott: Tending to abdominal injury

Scott (abdomen) was listed as limited on Thursday's practice estimate.

Analysis: In the seven contests in which Miles Sanders has been active this season, Scott has totaled 29 touches for 185 yards and one TD while averaging 17.4 offensive snaps per game. Such a workload is difficult to rely upon for consistent fantasy output, and now with an abdominal injury in tow he has a cloud hanging over his head for Monday night's game against the Seahawks.

November 26, 2020 1:30 PM EST

Boston Scott: Produces 50 scrimmage yards

Scott carried five times for 24 yards and caught all three of his targets for an additional 26 yards during Sunday's 22-17 loss to the Browns.

Analysis: Scott averaged a respectable 4.8 yards per carry and once again made an impact as a pass-catcher out of the backfield. He had at least 74 scrimmage yards in each of his previous three games and, although he took a step back in this one, he made the most of his touches even as Miles Sanders got the ball 19 times in this one. Up next is a Monday night matchup against the Seahawks and Scott could see a few extra passes thrown his way if Philadelphia finds itself playing from behind for most of the game.

November 22, 2020 4:24 PM EST

Boston Scott: Breaks off long touchdown

Scott carried the ball three times for 63 yards and a touchdown in Week 10 against the Giants. He chipped in one reception for 11 yards.

Analysis: Scott saw his opportunity decrease significantly due to the return of Miles Sanders. Even with only four total touches, he still managed to provide the Eagles with their most explosive play of the contest when he ripped off a 56-yard touchdown to start the second half. Despite the impressive run, Scott touched the ball only once for the remainder of the game, making it clear that Sanders is the lead back so long as he remains healthy.

November 15, 2020 2:59 PM EST

Boston Scott: Effective in another spot-start

Scott rushed 15 times for 70 yards and caught both of his targets for nine yards in Sunday's 23-9 win over Dallas.

Analysis: Scott received another start in place of the injured Miles Sanders (knee), and while he wasn't able to replicate last week's trip to the end zone, he produced well with the increased workload (4.7 yards per carry). The Eagles have an upcoming bye week, which could allow Sanders to get closer to full strength. However, if the latter is unable to go, Scott will get another start in a plus matchup when the Eagles take on the Giants in Week 10.

November 1, 2020 11:14 PM EST

Boston Scott: Set for another start

Scott will draw the start at running back against Dallas on Sunday, Chris McPherson of the Eagles' official site reports.

Analysis: Miles Sanders (knee) has already been ruled out for Week 8, so Scott will be the lead back for a second-straight game. He touched the ball 15 times last week, totaling 92 yards and a touchdown. The projected game script against a Dallas team that has only scored 13 points over its last two games and that will be starting a third-string, rookie quarterback would seem to indicate another solid outing for the 25-year-old is in store.

October 30, 2020 2:41 PM EST

Boston Scott: Excels as lead back

Scott rushed 12 times for 46 yards and brought in three of five targets for 46 yards and a touchdown in the Eagles' 22-21 win over the Giants on Thursday night.

Analysis: With Miles Sanders (knee) out of action, Scott had an opportunity to take on lead-back duties against a team that he racked up three rushing touchdowns against in Week 17. On this occasion, Scott found the end zone only once and did so through the air, and he did so at the most critical time possible. The 25-year-old reeled in a perfectly thrown but contested 18-yard pass down the right sideline with 40 seconds left with what turned out to be a game-winning touchdown. If Sanders isn't available to return for a Week 8 battle against the Cowboys on Sunday, Nov. 1, it appears Scott is certainly the prime candidate to helm the backfield once again in what would be a very favorable matchup.

October 22, 2020 9:45 PM EST

Boston Scott: On track to start Thursday

Scott is expected to serve as Philadelphia's top running back during Thursday's divisional match against the Giants, Mike Kaye of NJ.com reports.

Analysis: Coach Doug Pederson officially ruled Miles Sanders (knee) out Wednesday, setting the stage for Scott to handle the bulk of carries versus New York. Corey Clement and Jason Huntley are also candidates to see work out of the Eagles' backfield, though Scott out-snapped each of them by a substantial margin after Sanders left the field Week 6. Scott also previously drew the start Week 1, when a hamstring injury forced Sanders to miss the season opener. The Giants are allowing the eighth-fewest rushing yards per game (106.5) this season, and Scott is only averaging 3.2 yards per carry through six contests, but a workhorse role could allow the 25-year-old enough opportunities to log a serviceable fantasy performance even if he remains inefficient.

October 21, 2020 1:38 PM EST

Boston Scott: Likely to lead Week 7 RB committee

Coach Doug Pederson said that the Eagles would likely use a running-back-by-committee Thursday against the Giants if starter Miles Sanders (knee) is unavailable, with Scott presumably stepping in as the lead option, Tim McManus of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Sanders exited Sunday's loss to the Ravens with a knee injury, and while the Eagles are still waiting on the results of an MRI before confirming his status for Thursday's divisional game, Chris Mortensen of ESPN relays that the 23-year-old is expected to be sidelined for 1-to-2 weeks. After Sanders left the Week 6 contest following his 74-yard run midway through the third quarter, Scott out-touched the Eagles' other active running back, Corey Clement, by a 5-0 margin, though Clement had a reception nullified by a penalty. With that in mind, Scott profiles as the top candidate to absorb the bulk of Sanders' work, likely leaving Scott and Jason Huntley to handle smaller supporting roles as part of a committee.

October 19, 2020 12:31 PM EST

Boston Scott: Non-factor in Week 5

Scott carried the ball once for three yards in Week 5 against the Steelers.

Analysis: Scott was factored out of the contest as the Eagles' running backs accounted for 12 just rushing attempts. His role has steadily declined as Miles Sanders has worked up to full strength, logging 19 attempts in five contests. At this point, he is solely a handcuff to Sanders in the case of an injury.

October 11, 2020 7:15 PM EST

Boston Scott: Credited with just one yard in win

Scott rushed twice for one yard in Sunday's 25-20 win over San Francisco.

Analysis: Scott didn't record any official catches in the game, but he did pick up 17 on a short pass that was negated by penalty. Unfortunately, the Louisiana Tech product continues to see his playing time trend downward, as he saw a mere nine offensive snaps in the contest, a season low.

October 5, 2020 3:34 PM EST

Boston Scott: Gains just five yards in tie

Scott rushed three times for five yards and couldn't catch his only target in Sunday's 23-23 tie with the Bengals.

Analysis: It was the Miles Sanders show once again as Scott was on the field for just 13 offensive plays. While that is more than double what Corey Clement saw (six snaps), it isn't enough to be rosterable in fantasy and likely won't be as long as Sanders is healthy.

September 29, 2020 1:09 AM EST

Boston Scott: Seven touches in loss

Scott rushed four times for 19 yards and caught all three of his targets for 24 yards in the Eagles' 37-19 loss to the Rams on Sunday.

Analysis: As anticipated, Scott took a backseat to Miles Sanders, who returned to a usual workload in his season debut. Sanders saw 23 touches to Scott's seven, going over 100 yards with a touchdown. Barring another setback for Sanders, Scott will be left to pick up scraps in this offense, and fantasy-relevant production will be difficult to attain.

September 20, 2020 2:31 PM EST

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