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. 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.
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. 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.
Scott carried the ball once for three yards in Week 5 against the Steelers. Scott was factored out of the contest as the Eagles' running backs accounted for just 12 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, Scott is solely a handcuff to Sanders in the case of an injury.
Scott rushed twice for one yard in Sunday's 25-20 win over San Francisco. 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.
Scott rushed three times for five yards and couldn't catch his only target in Sunday's 23-23 tie with the Bengals. 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.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|7||10/22||New York Giants||22||19.00|
|10||11/15||@New York Giants||22||19.00|
|13||12/06||@Green Bay Packers||31||26.60|
|14||12/13||New Orleans Saints||15||17.00|
|17||01/03||Washington Football Team||11||16.00|
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|3 Year Avg||30||122||2||12||102||0||34|