Boston Scott may be a predictable first choice, but any experienced Fantasy pro knows that value at running back is vital when competing for a title.
Second-string running back Boston Scott came on strong at the end of the 2019 season, with the highlight being a career performance in the Week 17 win over the New York Giants. In that contest, he racked up 54 rushing yards, three rushing touchdowns, and 84 receiving yards on four receptions.
The sample size for Scott might admittedly be small as he’s played in only 14 games in the first two years of his career, but if those final four games were any indication, he may have a huge season during the 2020 campaign.
In the final four regular-season games, the former Louisiana State running shined, putting up an average of 37.5 rushing yards, 6.25 receptions, and 49.7 receiving yards per game to go along with four trips to the end zone.
Extrapolate those numbers over a 16-game schedule, and we’d be talking about 600 rushing yards, 100 receptions, 795 receiving yards, and 16 touchdowns. Now, replicating those tallies over the course of an entire season is statistically improbable, but even still, there’s more value in Scott’s potential than many are expecting.
Entering 2020, Scott figures to split most of the load with Miles Sanders as the Eagles neglected to recruit any free agent running backs or select one in the 2020 NFL Draft, but even in the event that Sanders is healthy for the entire season, Scott will likely have a major role in Doug Pederson’s offensive scheme, operating as an additional receiving threat and, in essence, filling the role that Darren Sproles used to.
Scott is currently ranked by Fantasy Pros at RB50, 144th overall, which places him well behind several of the other backup running back options, but if he comes anywhere close to the version of himself that fans saw at the end of 2019, he’ll be shooting up the rankings fairly soon.