Boston Scott

Boston Scott

Running Back #6
ADP:Round: 14, Pick: 1
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: Second on depth chart

Scott is positioned to be the No. 2 running back in Philadelphia, Zach Berman of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Scott did nice work in that same role late last year, scoring four TDs over the final four games of the regular season while averaging 4.0 yards on 38 carries and 8.7 yards on 23 catches. He also saw some work on punt and kick returns, so the inevitable Darren Sproles comparisons aren't solely based on his short stature (5-foot-6). The Eagles probably wouldn't lean on Scott for huge workloads in the event of a Miles Sanders injury, but it is worth noting that the 25-year-old is listed at 203 pounds, making him stocky more so than small. Beyond Sanders and Scott, the Eagles have Corey Clement and a trio of undrafted young players in their backfield.

August 11, 2020 11:29 AM EST

Boston Scott: FInishes season strong

Scott rushed 61 times for 245 yards and five touchdowns while adding 24 catches on 26 targets for 204 yards in 2019.

Analysis: Scott started the year buried on the depth chart but contributed solidly once he got the opportunity. With Darren Sproles (hip) and Jordan Howard (shoulder) out, Scott got the opportunity to run what was essentially the "Sproles role" with 176 rushing yards on 44 attempts and 26 catches on 28 targets for 222 receiving yards over the Eagles' last five games, including their Wild Card loss. The 24-year-old has likely earned a similar role on the team next season with Sproles headed for retirement.

January 11, 2020 2:17 AM EST

Boston Scott: Three TDs in Week 17

Scott carried the ball 19 times for 54 yards and three touchdowns and caught four of six targets for 84 yards in Sunday's 34-17 win over the Giants.

Analysis: Miles Sanders left the game in the second quarter with an ankle injury and did not return, but even with Jordan Howard back in the lineup, it was Scott who stepped up and led the team in both rushing and receiving yards while scoring three red-zone TDs in the second half as the Eagles broke the game open. With the NFC East title now in hand and a wild-card battle against the Seahawks ahead next weekend, Scott could again have a significant role in the offense if Sanders isn't 100 percent.

December 29, 2019 8:41 PM EST

Boston Scott: Expected to have role in game plan

Coach Doug Pederson said Thursday that Scott has earned the chance to maintain a role in the Eagles' offensive game plan, even with fellow back Jordan Howard (shoulder) expected to play Sunday against the Giants, Eliot Shorr-Parks of Sports Radio 94 WIP Philadelphia reports.

Analysis: While Howard has been sidelined for the past six games, Scott has stepped in as the top complement to Miles Sanders, who ascended to the No. 1 spot on the depth chart. Over that stretch, Scott has averaged a healthy 4.7 yards per carry while also shining as a pass catcher, hauling in all 19 of his targets for 115 yards. Howard's return won't have much affect on the distribution of passing-down work between Sanders and Scott, but how the carries are divvied up between the trio is less certain. At any rate, Scott's fantasy utility looks like it could be capped while he ranks as the second or third option in what may prove to be a three-man backfield committee.

December 26, 2019 11:35 AM EST

Boston Scott: Six grabs in win

Scott rushed three times for 12 yards and caught all six of his targets for seven yards in Sunday's 17-9 win over Dallas.

Analysis: Scott got out-touched again by Miles Sanders 26-9, but the Louisiana Tech product caught enough balls to matter in PPR leagues. Sanders similarly out-snapped Scott 59-20. The workload will likely stay roughly the same as the Eagles look to lock down the NFC East on the road Week 17 against the Giants.

December 23, 2019 3:14 PM EST

Boston Scott: Seven catches as Sanders shines

Scott rushed six times for 26 yards and caught all seven of his targets for 39 yards in Sunday's 37-27 win over Washington.

Analysis: Scott delivered a nice PPR performance, but he played second fiddle to Miles Sanders, who turned 19 carries and six catches into 172 scrimmage yards and two touchdowns. Until Jordan Howard (shoulder) returns, Scott should continue to see a handful of touches per game in a change-of-pace role behind Sanders.

December 15, 2019 3:06 PM EST

Boston Scott: Surprise standout Monday

Scott rushed 10 times for 59 yards and a touchdown in Monday night's 23-17 overtime win over the Giants. He also caught all six of his targets for 69 yards.

Analysis: Scott saw his role increased after starting tailback Miles Sanders was forced to exit while dealing with cramps. Although Sanders would ultimately return to the action, Scott made the most of his newfound opportunity, scoring a two-yard touchdown to close the third quarter and popping big plays in both the running and passing games. In the end, the 2018 sixth-rounder topped 100 scrimmage yards for the first time, helping the Eagles to a crucial victory along the way. Such an accomplishment could very well earn Scott some extra snaps in Week 15 versus the Redskins even with Sanders likely to be fully healthy then.

December 9, 2019 9:56 PM EST

Boston Scott: Confined to special teams in loss

Scott played no offensive snaps in Sunday's loss to the Dolphins.

Analysis: Scott played exclusively on special teams in this one, seeing seven snaps there. With Jordan Howard (shoulder) out, it was the Miles Sanders show for Philadelphia.

December 2, 2019 7:56 PM EST

Boston Scott: Plays just three snaps on offense

Scott played just three offensive snaps in Sunday's loss to Seattle.

Analysis: Even with a good number of offensive weapons missing, Scott didn't see a carry or a target. He did get two kick returns, returning two for 45 total yards. It seems that will be his primary role going forward.

November 25, 2019 8:25 PM EST

Boston Scott: Sees seven carries in loss

Scott carried the ball seven times for 26 yards in Sunday's 17-10 loss to New England.

Analysis: Scott tied his season-high in carries but wasn't able to do much with them. He started alongside Miles Sanders, but both were contained by the Patriots. The 24-year-old also handled punt and kick returns for the Eagles. With Darren Sproles (quad) out for the season and Jordan Howard ailing, Scott could see a similar role Week 13 against Seattle, even with the team's recent addition of Jay Ajayi.

November 18, 2019 6:50 PM EST

Boston Scott: Promoted to active roster

Scott has been promoted to the Eagles' active roster ahead of the team's Week 6 clash with the Vikings.

Analysis: The team placed fellow running back Corey Clement (shoulder) on injured reserve to create the roster spot. With Darren Sproles battling a quadriceps injury, Scott will slot in as Philadelphia's No. 3 running back behind Jordan Howard and Miles Sanders.

October 11, 2019 1:09 PM EST

Boston Scott: Joining Philly's practice squad

Scott went unclaimed on waivers and plans to sign with Philadelphia's practice squad, Mike Kaye of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.

Analysis: Scott shined in the Eagles' second preseason game, rushing seven times for 43 yards and a touchdown. Unfortunately for the 24-year-old, the Eagles have good depth in their backfield and decided to waive him, but he'll at least stick around in Philadelphia.

September 1, 2019 11:10 AM EST

Boston Scott: Bounced from Philly

The Eagles waived Scott on Saturday, Mike Kaye of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.

Analysis: The Eagles are deep at running back, which meant Scott was really going to have to stand out on special teams for any chance at landing on their 53-man roster. He was ultimately unable make enough of an impression, and is now set to look for a new opportunity.

August 31, 2019 9:57 AM EST

Boston Scott: Sees significant action Thursday

Scott (ankle) rushed seven times for 43 yards and one touchdown in Thursday's preseason game against the Eagles.

Analysis: Scott was held out of the preseason opener with an ankle injury, but he was ready to go for the second week of the preseason. The 24-year-old is coming off a rookie season in which he didn't play an offensive snap in two games, and he's facing tough odds to make the 53-man roster given the quality of backs already in the backfield.

August 16, 2019 7:09 AM EST

Boston Scott: Out with injury

Scott (ankle) won't play in Thursday's preseason game against the Titans, Tim McManus of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Scott has been dealing with an ankle injury this week, so he would be out there Thursday if he was healthy. This isn't a great sign for the Louisiana Tech product, considering the team signed Darren Sproles this offseason, and the depth chart is littered with quality backs. It's likely that youngsters Miles Sanders and Donnel Pumphrey get most of the run in the offense for Thursday's game.

August 8, 2019 3:59 PM EST

Boston Scott: Managing ankle injury

Scott is considered day-to-day with an ankle injury, Eliot Shorr-Parks of Sports Radio 94 WIP Philadelphia reports.

Analysis: Scott saw his chances at making the 53-man roster take a dive after the Eagles re-signed Darren Sproles in late July, and a significant absence during training camp would further weaken those odds. The 24-year-old appears to have avoided that situation, but he may still be questionable for Thursday's preseason opener against the Titans.

August 5, 2019 1:30 PM EST

Boston Scott: Sees roster chances shrink

Boston Scott is likely ticketed for the practice squad now that the Eagles have re-signed Darren Sproles, Zack Rosenblatt of NJ.com reports.

Analysis: Per Doug Pederson's own words in June, Scott had seized hold of the 'Darren Sproles' role after a fantastic spring. That was until the real Darren Sproles decided to come back, making a similarly diminutive back like Scott redundant. The 24-year-old will now have to depend on injury in order to see the playing field in the regular season.

July 25, 2019 2:14 AM EST

Boston Scott: Gets Sproles comparison

Coach Doug Pederson compared Scott to Darren Sproles, Bo Wulf of The Athletic reports. "[Scott]'s a guy that can kind of fill a Darren Sproles (role)," Pederson said. "He's in that same body type and same quickness. We're working him in a couple of different situations as a runner, as a punt returner and just kind of getting a feel for him."

Analysis: Selected by New Orleans in the sixth round of the 2018 draft, Scott is listed at 5-foot-6, 203 pounds. He spent most of his rookie year on the Saints practice squad until the Eagles poached him in December. While the comparison makes sense in terms of size, Scott faces an uphill battle to earn the kind of role Sproles occupied the past few seasons. Fellow Eagles running backs Corey Clement (knee) and Wendell Smallwood have proven capable of handling passing downs, while Jordan Howard and Miles Sanders (hamstring) already appear locked into roster spots based on their running ability. Scott still warrants watching throughout the summer, particularly if Clement and Sanders struggle to get healthy.

June 4, 2019 6:57 AM EST

Boston Scott: Plays in two games

Scott returned four kicks for 96 yards in two games with the Eagles in 2018.

Analysis: Scott spent the first three-plus months of the season on the Saints' practice squad before signing with the Eagles in early December. The 23-year-old was also active for both playoff games, playing three offensive snaps. Scott is under contract for next season and is likely to be fighting for a depth role come training camp.

January 20, 2019 3:32 PM EST

Boston Scott: Inactive Sunday night

Scott (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday night's game against the Rams, Reuben Frank of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.

Analysis: Scott joined the team prior to Week 14 following Corey Clement's knee injury, but the rookie will have to wait at least another week to make his debut. The Eagles will roll with Josh Adams, Darren Sproles and Wendell Smallwood at running back.

December 16, 2018 4:14 PM EST

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