Boston Scott

Boston Scott

26-Year-Old Running BackRB
Philadelphia Eagles
2021 Fantasy Outlook
After bursting onto the scene late in 2019, Scott played all 16 games last year and posted solid numbers while backing up Miles Sanders, averaging 4.7 yards per carry. Scott didn't see double-digit carries until Week 7, however, and only saw that kind of volume two more times the rest of the season. Former Eagles coach Doug Pederson is now gone, but new head coach Nick Sirianni and offensive coordinator Shane Steichen seem more likely to lean on Sanders than spread out the workload, given their respective track records with the Colts and Chargers. Scott also faces plenty of competition in a deep RB group, though his speed and power in a compact 5-6 frame still make him the favorite for the No. 2 spot. Barring a wave of injuries to thin the herd, it's hard to see Scott getting enough touches to make an impact. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year, $920,000 contract with the Eagles in April of 2021.
Reaches end zone in wild-card loss
RBPhiladelphia Eagles
January 17, 2022
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.
ANALYSIS
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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How do Boston Scott's 2021 advanced stats compare to other running backs?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Broken Tackle %
    The number of broken tackles divided by rush attempts.
  • Positive Run %
    The percentage of run plays where he was able to gain positive yardage.
  • % Yds After Contact
    The percentage of his rushing yards that came after contact.
  • Avg Yds After Contact
    The average rushing yards he gains after contact.
  • Rushing TD %
    Rushing touchdowns divided by rushing attempts. In other words, how often is he scoring when running the ball.
  • Touches Per Game
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) he is averaging per game
  • % Snaps w/Touch
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) divided by offensive snaps played.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
  • % Targeted On Route
    Targets divided by total routes run. Also known as TPRR.
  • Avg Yds Per Route Run
    Receiving yards divided by total routes run. Also known as YPRR.
Broken Tackle %
10.3%
 
Positive Run %
88.5%
 
% Yds After Contact
46.9%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
2.0
 
Rushing TD %
8.0%
 
Touches Per Game
6.3
 
% Snaps w/Touch
46.5%
 
Air Yards Per Game
-0.7
 
Air Yards Per Snap
-0.05
 
% Team Air Yards
-0.3%
 
% Team Targets
3.4%
 
Avg Depth of Target
-0.7 Yds
 
Catch Rate
81.3%
 
Drop Rate
6.3%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
7.5
 
% Targeted On Route
19.3%
 
Avg Yds Per Route Run
1.00
 
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Snap Counts
Snap %
Philadelphia EaglesEagles 2021 RB Snap Distribution See more data like this | See last season's snap counts
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42235%
1815%
30725%
108%
22118%
5142%
16514%
4235%
302%
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2020
2018
A sixth-round pick by the Saints in 2018, Scott wound up with the Eagles later that season but didn't get an offensive snap as a rookie, and after failing to crack the 53-man roster in camp last year, he bided his time on the practice squad until injuries opened a spot. Even after being activated, he didn't have a meaningful role until Week 14, when he turned 16 touches into 128 yards and a touchdown. Scott, while undersized, offers some intriguing tools as a running back. He's densely built at 5-6, 203, and he ran 4.40 40-yard dash at his pro day in 2018. He's also useful in the passing game, as evidenced by 24 receptions and one drop on 26 targets last season. If that list of assets sounds familiar, it might be because Darren Sproles turned them into a long, productive career. The final six seasons of that career were spent in Philadelphia, where Doug Pederson has found use for a wide variety of running backs while favoring a committee approach. Scott has a long way to go to become the next Sproles, of course, but with the Eagles doing little in the offseason to bolster their depth chart, the 25-year-old could enter training camp as the No. 2 option behind Miles Sanders.
The Saints selected Scott in the sixth round of the 2018 NFL Draft. Although the Louisiana Tech product stands at just 5-7, he was a state powerlifting champion in high school and is listed at a sturdy 203 pounds. Scott was a strong, elusive runner in college and showcased his NFL-quality athleticism by logging a 4.4 40-yard dash, 38.5-inch vertical and 10.82 agility score at the Louisiana Tech pro day. Scott could play a role in the Saints offense early on this season, as Alvin Kamara's backup while Mark Ingram serves a four-game suspension to begin the year.
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Headed for smaller rotation role
RBPhiladelphia Eagles
January 14, 2022
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.
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Makes return from virus list
RBPhiladelphia Eagles
January 10, 2022
The Eagles activated Scott (illness) from the reserve/COVID-19 list Monday.
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Not activated from COVID-19 list
RBPhiladelphia Eagles
Illness
January 8, 2022
Scott (illness) remains on the reserve/COVID-19 list ahead of Saturday's game against the Cowboys, Zach Berman of The Athletic reports.
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Tests positive for virus
RBPhiladelphia Eagles
Illness
January 3, 2022
The Eagles placed Scott on the reserve/COVID-19 list Monday.
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Takes two trips to pay dirt
RBPhiladelphia Eagles
January 2, 2022
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.
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