Player Outlook
If Scott could play the Giants every week, he'd be a superstar. The veteran backup has scored in all six of his career matchups against them. But the rest of the time he's completely dependent on the health of Miles Sanders. Now that Kenneth Gainwell has a year under his belt, it's no certainty that Scott would see more than half the touches even if Sanders was out. Scott should not be drafted in the first 12 rounds and will likely end up on the waiver wire if Sanders is healthy the first four weeks of the season.

Fantasy Stats

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Year yds
Rushing Yards
Average Yards per Rush
Rushing Touchdowns
Fumbles Lost
Receiving Yards
Receiving Touchdowns
Fantasy Points
Fantasy Points per Game
2021 373 4.29 7 1 13 83 855.3
2020 374 4.67 1 25 212 1 704.4
3y Avg. 331 4.36 4 1 21 166 0 715.1
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  • Eagles' Boston Scott: Returns from concussion

    Scott (concussion) has returned to practice, Ed Kracz of Eagles Today reports. Scott entered the concussion protocol after a hard hit in practice Aug. 4. He's been with the team for years and shouldn't lose any ground because of it, though Scott's role may be a small one when Miles Sanders (hamstring) and Kenneth Gainwell both are healthy.
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  • Eagles' Boston Scott: Suffers concussion

    Scott will not practice Saturday after suffering a concussion Thursday, Jimmy Kempski of reports. The versatile back evidently suffered a concussion from a big hit during Thursday's practice and will thus miss some time. Expect the likes of Jason Huntley and Kennedy Brooks to see more practice time so long as Scott is unable to play.
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  • Eagles' Boston Scott: Returning to Philly

    The Eagles and Scott agreed to terms on a one-year contract Friday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports. Philadelphia is getting back a familiar face to its backfield in Scott, who didn't receive a tender from the team as a restricted free agent this offseason. No matter, he's set to reprise his complementary role to starter Miles Sanders, which amounted to 100 touches for 456 yards from scrimmage and seven rushing TDs in 16 games last season.
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  • Boston Scott: Set to hit free agency

    Scott was not tendered by the Eagles, so he'll become a free agent when the new league year starts March 16, Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports. Scott appeared in 16 games in each of the last two campaigns and finished with at least 80 carries and 370 yards in both seasons. However, last year, the 5-foot-6 running back was a revelation in the red zone, as he finished with a career-high seven touchdowns. Scott will test free agency, but Zangaro suggests that a return to Philadelphia may still be possible.
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  • Eagles' Boston Scott: Reaches end zone in wild-card loss

    Scott rushed once for 34 yards and a touchdown while securing his lone target for one yard in Sunday's 31-15 loss to the Buccaneers. Scott took on a backup role during Sunday's playoff matchup since Miles Sanders was available, but he still scored one of the Eagles' two touchdowns in the loss. The 26-year-old didn't have much fantasy value when Sanders was on the field, and he totaled 87 carries for 373 yards and seven touchdowns while securing 13 of 16 targets for 83 yards during the regular season. Scott is slated to become a restricted free agent during the offseason but will likely remain in a secondary role if he stays with the Eagles.
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  • Eagles' Boston Scott: Headed for smaller rotation role

    Scott and Jordan Howard are expected to rotate in behind lead option Miles Sanders (hand) for reps out of the backfield in Sunday's wild-card game against the Buccaneers, Mike Kaye of The Newark Star-Ledger reports. Both Scott and Howard were sidelined for the regular-season finale against Dallas due to stints on the reserve/COVID-19 list, while Sanders was out for the second game in a row as he continued to recover from hand surgery. When Sanders was idle for the Week 17 win in Washington, Scott played a position-leading 52 percent of the offensive snaps and took 14 carries for 47 yards and two scores to go with four receptions for 39 yards, while Howard played 34 percent of snaps and finished with 11 carries for 26 yards. Both Scott and Howard will be hard pressed to see double-digit touches in the postseason opener, as head coach Nick Sirianni said that Sanders will face "no limitations" this Sunday after practicing fully Friday, according to Geoff Mosher of That said, Sanders hasn't topped 60 percent of snaps since Week 6, so the Eagles should have small roles in the game plan available for both Scott and Howard. Scott is a decent bet to serve as a change-of-pace option who can relieve Sanders if there's any question about his ability to catch the ball securely in his return from the hand injury, while Howard's sturdy six-foot, 222-pound frame makes him well suited for short-yardage and goal-line work.
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  • Eagles' Boston Scott: Makes return from virus list

    The Eagles activated Scott (illness) from the reserve/COVID-19 list Monday. Philadelphia returned all of its players on the virus list to the active roster ahead of Sunday's wild-card game in Tampa Bay, including three key skill-position players in Scott and Jordan Howard along with tight end Dallas Goedert. Meanwhile, No. 1 back Miles Sanders (hand) was sidelined along with Scott and Howard for the Eagles' Week 18 loss to the Cowboys, which allowed Kenneth Gainwell (12 carries for 78 yards and a touchdown, four catches for nine yards) to fill a three-down role. Sanders' status heading into the first round of the postseason this weekend isn't yet clear, but if he's not ready to go, Scott and Howard likely would share most of the carries, while Gainwell would serve as more of a change-of-pace option.
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  • Eagles' Boston Scott: Not activated from COVID-19 list

    Scott (illness) remains on the reserve/COVID-19 list ahead of Saturday's game against the Cowboys, Zach Berman of The Athletic reports. The same goes for Jordan Howard (illness), and with Miles Sanders sidelined by a hand injury, Kenneth Gainwell figures to head the Eagles' Week 18 rushing attack, while Jason Huntley also is on hand to mix in. Scott thus will look clear the NFL's COVID-19 protocols in advance of the team's postseason opener next weekend.
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  • Eagles' Boston Scott: Tests positive for virus

    The Eagles placed Scott on the reserve/COVID-19 list Monday. According to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network, Scott was one of 12 Eagles placed on the list Monday after all of them tested positive for the virus. In addition to Scott, fellow running back Jordan Howard (illness) landed on the list, leaving rookie Kenneth Gainwell as the only healthy backfield option on the active roster ahead of Saturday's regular-season finale versus the Cowboys. Head coach Nick Sirianni already said earlier Monday that lead back Miles Sanders (hand) is expected to miss a second straight game this weekend.
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  • Eagles' Boston Scott: Takes two trips to pay dirt

    Scott recorded 14 rushes for 47 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 20-16 win over Washington. He added four receptions for 39 yards. With Miles Sanders (hand) sidelined, Scott out-touched Jordan Howard 18-11. Scott wasn't particularly efficient on the ground, as he was largely shut down aside from a 14-yard rush late in the third quarter. However, he made his mark on the game with two touchdowns, which came from one and two yards, respectively. Scott was also a strong producer as a pass catcher, finishing second on the team in receptions and third in yardage. Pending Sanders' ability to return in Week 18, Scott should maintain a key role in Philadelphia's matchup against Dallas.
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  • Eagles' Boston Scott: Finds end zone in win

    Scott rushed 12 times for 41 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 34-10 win over the Giants. Scott saw just one carry in the first half but took the ball into the end zone from three yards out to break a 3-3 tie early in the third quarter after Jordan Howard had rushed three straight times. The 26-year-old's final seven totes came with the Eagles in clock-killing mode at the end of the game. However, with Miles Sanders set to miss at least a game with a broken hand and Howard also recovering from a stinger, Scott and Kenneth Gainwell could see a lot more work in Week 17 against Washington.
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  • Eagles' Boston Scott: Relegated to special teams

    Scott played just six snaps on special teams in Tuesday's 27-17 win over the Football Team. Scott had seen at least 20 snaps on offense from Weeks 7 to 12 but saw just three in Week 13 and played purely special teams with Jordan Howard healthy again in Week 15. It's unlikely things change with Week 16's matchup against the Giants coming just five days later.
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  • Eagles' Boston Scott: Limited playing time Sunday

    Scott played just three offensive snaps in Sunday's 33-18 win over the Jets. Scott was unable to practice this week due to a non-COVID illness. Even though Miles Sanders aggravated his ankle injury in the fourth quarter of Sunday's matchup, Scott had minimal playing time against the Jets. The 26-year-old will be able to work on his conditioning during the Eagles' Week 14 bye, but his role for the team's Week 15 matchup against Washington likely depends on whether Sanders and Jordan Howard (knee) are available.
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  • Eagles' Boston Scott: Questionable, expects to play

    Scott (illness) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Jets, but he believes he'll be ready despite missing practice this week, Jeff McLane of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports. 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 and touches if he shakes off the illness before Sunday's 1 p.m. ET kickoff. Rookie Kenneth Gainwell is Option C, having mostly seen playing time in clear passing situations this season. 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.
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  • Eagles' Boston Scott: Still ill

    Scott (illness) wasn't in attendance for practice Thursday, Chris Franklin of The Newark Star-Ledger reports. 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.
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  • Eagles' Boston Scott: Misses practice with illness

    Scott didn't practice Wednesday due to an illness. He'll likely have time to get healthy before Sunday's game against the Jets, but Scott's absence to begin Week 13 prep adds another layer of intrigue to the Eagles' backfield situation heading into that contest. Scott dominated the backfield touches after Miles Sanders' (ankle) early exit from last week's 13-7 loss to the Giants, but Scott lost a crucial fumble late in 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 trio to play, leaving rookie Kenneth Gainwell as the only healthy back on the roster as of Wednesday. There's a scenario where Scott handles the lead role this week, if he recovers from the illness and if Sanders fails to overcome the ankle injury. The Eagles' injury reports Thursday and Friday should help sort out the mess.
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  • Eagles' Boston Scott: 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. 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 workload split between himself, Sanders, Kenneth Gainwell and Jordan Howard (knee) is a perilous task.
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  • Eagles' Boston Scott: Eight total touches in win

    Scott rushed six times for 16 yards and caught both of his targets for four yards in Sunday's 40-29 win over the Saints. Each of Scott's catches came in the first half, but he didn't see a single carry until after halftime. He got the first series after the break to himself, and then Jordan Howard hurt his knee and opened up more work for the 26-year-old. With Howard likely to miss Week 12, the Louisiana Tech product will likely be Miles Sanders' main backup on the road against the Giants.
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  • Eagles' Boston Scott: 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. 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.
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  • Eagles' Boston Scott: 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. 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.
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