Boston Scott

Philadelphia Eagles
Running Back #6
Philadelphia Eagles
Running Back #6

Boston Scott News

Ready to go Sunday

Scott (illness) is active for Sunday's game against the Jets.

Analysis: Scott wasn't able to practice in any capacity this week due to a non-COVID-19-related illness, but the 26-year-old apparently made enough progress in recovery from the ailment over the past 48 hours to gain clearance for Sunday's contest. With quarterback Jalen Hurts (ankle) and running back Jordan Howard (knee) sidelined for Week 13, Scott could take on a slightly larger role than normal as the second option in the Philadelphia ground attack behind starting back Miles Sanders. Scott should also have a role on passing downs along with Kenny Gainwell, as the Eagles haven't kept Sanders involved as a receiver in his first two games since returning from injured reserve.

Dec 5, 2021 8:59 AM EST

Questionable, expects to play

Scott (illness) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Jets, but he believe he'll be ready despite missing practice this week, Jeff McLane of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Analysis: Miles Sanders (ankle) has been cleared from the injury report, while Jordan Howard (knee) is confirmed out for the second straight week. It's setting up nicely for Sanders to have a big game, though Scott should also get his share of snaps/carries/touches if he shakes off the illness before Sunday's 1:00 ET kickoff. Rookie Kenneth Gainwell is Option C, having mostly seen playing time in clear passing situations this year. Scott has plenty of experience as a passing-down back in his own right, but the Eagles also use him on early downs now, especially when Howard isn't in the picture.

Dec 3, 2021 9:47 AM EST

Still ill

Scott (illness) wasn't in attendance for practice Thursday, Chris Franklin of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.

Analysis: A non-COVID-19-related illness kept Scott off the field for the second day in a row, muddling his status as Sunday's game against the Jets approaches. Since Scott isn't dealing with an injury, he at least appears to be a more realistic candidate to play than Jordan Howard (knee), who sat out last week's loss to the Giants and still hasn't returned to practice. Meanwhile, the Eagles' top two contributors on the ground -- lead back Miles Sanders and quarterback Jalen Hurts -- are nursing ankle injuries, but both players were practicing Thursday and have expressed confidence that they'll be ready to suit up Sunday.

Dec 2, 2021 11:22 AM EST

Misses practice with illness

Scott (illness) didn't practice Wednesday.

Analysis: He'll likely have time to get healthy before Sunday's game against the Jets, but it does add another layer of intrigue to the Eagles' backfield situation heading into that game. Scott dominated touches after Miles Sanders' early exit from Sunday's 13-7 loss to the Giants, but Scott had a crucial lost fumble at the end of the game, and Sanders then managed to practice Wednesday (albeit on a limited basis). Meanwhile, Jordan Howard (knee) missed another practice and seems least likely of the bunch to play, leaving rookie Kenneth Gainwell as the only healthy RB on the roster as of Wednesday. There is a scenario where Scott handles the lead role this week, if he recovers from the illness while Sanders fails to overcome the ankle injury. Injury reports Thursday and Friday should help sort out the mess.

Dec 1, 2021 1:27 PM EST

Finds end zone

Scott ran for 64 yards and one touchdown on 15 carries while catching two passes for eight yards on three targets against the Giants on Sunday.

Analysis: The Eagles gave Scott 15 carries to Miles Sanders' nine -- a decision they might regret given that Scott lost a fumble in the the 13-7 loss. Scott is generally a capable player when given the usage and he'll face a weak Jets defense in Week 13, but guessing the playing time split between himself, Sanders, Kenneth Gainwell and Jordan Howard (knee) is a perilous task.

Nov 28, 2021 2:10 PM EST

Slated for backup role

Scott will return to a backup role Sunday against the Saints after Miles Sanders (ankle) was activated from injured reserve Saturday.

Analysis: Scott failed to record any carries across the first six weeks of the season but totaled 33 carries for 181 yards and two touchdowns across the last three games while filling in for Sanders. However, Sanders should reclaim his role as the lead back now that he's healthy, while Scott and Jordan Howard should compete for secondary duties.

Nov 20, 2021 3:28 PM EST

Tops 100 scrimmage yards in win

Scott carried the ball 11 times for 81 yards and caught both his targets for 24 yards in Sunday's 30-13 win over the Broncos.

Analysis: The 81 rushing yards and 105 scrimmage yards were both season highs for the fourth-year RB, although Jordan Howard topped him by two yards for the team lead in the former category. With Miles Sanders eligible to return from his ankle injury in Week 11 against the Saints, however, neither Scott nor Howard are guaranteed to keep their current role in the Eagles' offense.

Nov 14, 2021 8:18 PM EST

Splits workload in loss

Scott carries the ball 10 times for 40 yards in Sunday's 27-24 loss to the Chargers.

Analysis: Jordan Howard took the lead role in the Eagles' backfield, getting 17 totes, leading the team in rushing yards and scoring a TD. Scott also didn't see a target -- no Philly RB did in this one -- and his typical 10-12 carry workload limits his fantasy utility to deeper formats heading into a Week 10 clash with the Broncos.

Nov 7, 2021 8:13 PM EST

Scores twice in blowout win

Scott rushed 12 times for 60 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 44-6 win over the Lions. He was unable to haul in his only target.

Analysis: Scott got the start and handled the first quarter for Philadelphia, capping their second drive off with a one-yard touchdown. Jordan Howard worked in once the second quarter started and scored a touchdown of his own. The two would end up splitting carries evenly and having almost identical days, scoring two touchdowns apiece. Kenneth Gainwell actually had one more carry than either of them did, but virtually all of his work came in garbage time, and the rookie wasn't nearly as effective. It looks like Scott and Howard are likely to split lead-back duties going forward, and they have another enticing matchup on tap Week 9 against a Chargers defense that coming into the week was allowing 5.4 YPC, the most in the NFL.

Oct 31, 2021 2:12 PM EST

Could make start?

Scott is working with the first-team offense in pregame warmups ahead of Sunday's matchup with the Lions, Josh Tolentino of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Analysis: Kenneth Gainwell has worked as the No. 2 back behind Miles Sanders all season, but Scott got two more carries (seven to five) in the Week 7 loss to Las Vegas after Sanders sprained his ankle. Gainwell did have the advantage in snap share (51 percent to 33) and targets (8-2), so it's possible he's the more productive back Sunday afternoon even if he comes off the bench rather than making his first career start. There's also a third candidate for carries, with Jordan Howard promoted Saturday from the practice squad.

Oct 31, 2021 9:34 AM EST

Scores first TD of season

Scott carried the ball seven times for 24 yards and a touchdown and caught one of two targets for five yards in Sunday's 33-22 loss to the Raiders.

Analysis: Miles Sanders left the game late in the first quarter with an ankle injury, and Scott split the backfield workload roughly equally with Kenneth Gainwell for the rest of the afternoon, with the rookie's nine touches topping Scott by one. Both backs also found the end zone -- Scott on the ground for his first TD of the year, Gainwell through the air -- and if Sanders is sidelined for a Week 8 road clash against the Lions, the duo could well operate in a timeshare once again despite the fact Scott came into this game with only two receptions and zero carries through the first six weeks.

Oct 24, 2021 6:31 PM EST

Gets garbage-time series

Scott caught both of his targets for five yards in Monday's 41-21 loss to the Cowboys.

Analysis: Scott finally saw his first offensive snaps of the year in the Eagles' final series of the blowout but was on the field for just four plays total. The Louisiana Tech product lost four yards on the first catch and picked up nine on the second. He remains firmly behind Miles Sanders and Kenneth Gainwell on the depth chart.

Sep 29, 2021 1:20 AM EST

Suiting up Monday

Scott (illness) is listed as active Monday at Dallas.

Analysis: Scott didn't practice Friday or Saturday due to an illness, but he's well enough to be available for this Week 3 divisional matchup. He's played exclusively on special teams this season, turning 19 snaps into one tackle on kick coverage. Scott may need an injury to one of Miles Sanders or rookie fifth-rounder Kenneth Gainwell in order to get action on offense.

Sep 27, 2021 4:04 PM EST

Questionable for Monday

Scott (illness) is listed as questionable for Monday's contest against the Cowboys.

Analysis: Scott hasn't seen an offensive snap this season, but the fact he hasn't practiced all week likely doesn't bode well for his chances to suit up Monday. Expect the Eagles to possibly call up a running back from the practice squad in the event Scott is unable to play.

Sep 25, 2021 11:02 AM EST

Doesn't see field Sunday

Scott was not part of the game plan in Week 1 as Miles Sanders (47 snaps) and Kenneth Gainwell (25 snaps) shared the running back duties against the Falcons on Sunday.

Analysis: The rookie Gainwell was expected to take over the No. 2 role behind Sanders at some point this season, but Scott being kept on the sideline for the entirety of Week 1 is still surprising. The 26-year-old appeared in all 16 games for the Eagles last year and rushed 80 times for 374 yards and caught 25 passes for 212 yards. Sanders notched 19 total touches for 113 yards, while Gainwell tallied 11 touches for 43 yards. Scott will likely remain on the sideline if the duo continues to produce the way it did against the Falcons.

Sep 14, 2021 9:39 AM EST

Finds end zone Friday

Scott gained four yards on his lone carry and caught both his targets for 49 yards and a touchdown in Friday's preseason tie against the Jets.

Analysis: He played only one series for the Eagles, but Scott made it count as he capped the drive by taking a short pass from Joe Flacco all the way to the house for a 49-yard TD. The 26-year-old remains set in the No. 2 role on the depth chart behind Miles Sanders heading into Week 1 against Atlanta, but rookie Kenneth Gainwell has also looked good throughout the preseason and could put pressure on Scott for snaps and touches.

Aug 28, 2021 4:46 AM EST

Working as No. 2 back

Scott appears to be Philadelphia's No. 2 running back through the first few days of training camp, Eliot Shorr-Parks of Sports Radio 94 WIP Philadelphia reports.

Analysis: The Eagles have a deep group of running backs, with Scott and starter Miles Sanders joined by Kerryon Johnson, Jordan Howard and fifth-round pick Kenneth Gainwell. The latter is arguably the biggest threat to Scott's backup role, but the veteran will at least get a chance to defend it, following a 2020 campaign in which he averaged 5.0 yards on 80 carries and 8.5 yards on 25 receptions. Gainwell is also a smaller back with promising receiving skills, so it'll be hard to find find steady roles for both him and Scott unless Sanders is injured or benched.

Jul 30, 2021 6:44 AM EST

Signs tender with Philly

Scott has signed his exclusive-rights tender with the Eagles, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Analysis: With only two accredited seasons to his name, Scott will need to wait until next spring for his first shot at restricted free agency. He's a clear No. 2 on Philadelphia's backfield depth chart heading into April, but there's still plenty of time for the team to add competition before training camp. Scott averaged 4.7 yards on 80 carries and 8.5 yards on 25 catches last season, though he barely got any touches when Miles Sanders was healthy. Scott's four starts accounted for 51 of his 80 carries (64 percent) and nine of his 25 receptions (36 percent).

Apr 1, 2021 11:13 AM EST

Likely staying in Philadelphia

Scott will be an exclusive rights free agent this offseason, meaning he can only negotiate with the Eagles, Mike Kaye of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.

Analysis: There was talk of Scott being a restricted free agent, but that would've required three accrued seasons in the NFL, rather than the two he's been credited with. A 2018 sixth-round pick, Scott started his career on the Saints' practice squad before the Eagles poached him in Dec. 2018. He's since played in 29 regular-season games for Philadelphia, taking 141 carries for 618 yards (4.4 YPC) and six touchdowns, with 49 catches for 416 yards (8.5 YPR) and another score. The 5-foot-6 Scott is one of the shortest players in the NFL, but his dense build (203 pounds) and impressive receiving skills have helped him develop into a reliable backup RB behind Miles Sanders. That said, there's always the possibility of Philadelphia adding backfield competition this offseason, especially if the new coaching staff lacks confidence in Sanders and/or Scott.

Feb 25, 2021 7:53 AM EST

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.

Jan 4, 2021 12:54 AM EST

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