Here are Boston Scott’s full NFL stats.
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The Saints drafted Boston Scott in the sixth round of the 2018 NFL Draft as a receiving back to back up Alvin Kamara. However, Scott failed to make the Saints’ final 53-man roster, landing on their practice squad. Late in 2018, the Eagles poached Scott from the Saints’ practice squad, signing him to their active roster. They played Scott in two games near the end of the 2018 season. But, he recorded no offensive stats, solely seeing action as a returner.
In 2019, Scott failed to make the Eagles’ 53-man roster, landing on their practice squad. However, in Week 6, the Eagles called Scott up to the main roster, due to injuries to Darren Sproles, Jay Ajayi, and Corey Clement. Scott began as the third running back behind rookie Miles Sanders and veteran Jordan Howard.
From Weeks 6-13, Scott never exceeded 20% of offensive snaps. He totaled only one reception for five yards and 23 rushes for 94 yards. Even though the Eagles had no other healthy running backs besides Sanders, they didn’t trust Scott in any significant role.
Everything changed in Week 14, though. The Eagles had suffered multiple injuries to their wide receivers, opening a role in the passing game for Scott. In Weeks 14-17, Scott averaged 6.3 targets and 5.8 receptions per game on top of his rushing stats. Scott was the RB7 over that period, averaging 20.5 fantasy PPG/game. Considering that Scott had essentially come from nowhere, his four-game run placed him squarely on the radar for fantasy owners.
After 2019, the Eagles parted ways with Howard, leaving only Sanders and Scott as significant pieces in their backfield. They made no real additions in free agency or the NFL Draft, and their final roster included only Sanders, Scott, and veteran holdover Clement as running backs. They didn’t sign any veteran options like Carlos Hyde or Devonta Freeman in free agency, despite constant rumors.
While Sanders is the Eagles’ unquestioned workhorse back, Scott is the definite second option, both on the ground and through the air. The Eagles attempted to bolster their receiving corps in 2020 by drafting Jalen Reagor in the first round, but Reagor will miss the start of the season with a shoulder injury. Alshon Jeffery is also hurt, while DeSean Jackson has a lengthy injury history.
Therefore, Scott has a dual role for fantasy owners, as a receiving target for Carson Wentz and as Sanders’ direct backup. I predict that Scott will be a value in PPR leagues in 2020 since the Eagles will need to rely on his abilities out of necessity. For those reasons, I rank him as the RB47 and 112th overall player in my 2020 redraft rankings.
For dynasty leagues, Scott presents an excellent cheap buy at the running back position. In leagues with two mandatory running back starters, I would suggest accumulating players like Scott, Tarik Cohen, and the like, as they come far cheaper than workhorse backs. Scott will be an excellent PPR asset, and receiving backs tend to have longer careers. Just look at Scott’s predecessor, Sproles, for example.
If you can acquire him for a third-round rookie pick, I would make that move all day. Depth is going to be especially crucial this season with COVID-19. It’s always better to make moves before you need to, and buying Scott is a perfect example of such a move.
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