Need a fill-in for your starting running back on a bye this week? Still searching for a replacement for Christian McCaffery for Saquon Barkley? Look no further than the Thursday night matchup in Week 7.
Boston Scott, the Philadelphia Eagles‘ backup running back, will get the start Thursday against the New York Giants with Miles Sanders out. Scott has had tremendous success against the Giants in the past, and he’s a must-add and a must-start in fantasy football for Week 7.
Miles Sanders goes down with a knee injury
The Eagles have been decimated by injuries on the offensive side of the ball all season, and they suffered another loss when starting RB Miles Sanders went down with a knee injury last Sunday. Thankfully for Philadelphia, the injury isn’t serious, but Sanders will still miss a week or two of action.
Despite the Eagles’ battered offensive line, Sanders has still been a solid fantasy option this season. In five games played, Sanders has recorded double-digit PPR fantasy points in four of them. He’s recorded at least 10 touches in every game so far, and he’s been a consistent threat to catch the ball out of the backfield.
Now, those touches will be up for grabs this Thursday night when the Eagles face off against the Giants.
Boston Scott is a must-add off the waiver wire
Next man up has been the mantra for the Eagles all season. The entire offensive line outside of Jason Kelce had to be replaced last week. Carson Wentz’s new No. 1 wide receiver is a guy no one’s ever heard of. This week, it’s Boston Scott’s turn to step up.
Scott hasn’t been much of a fantasy contributor in 2020 because he’s behind Sanders on the depth chart, but that changes this week. The RB will start for the Eagles this Thursday night against the Giants, and he needs to be added in every fantasy football league no matter the scoring system.
Scott recorded 11 touches in Week 1 when Sanders was out, and he should get even more this Thursday. As of Wednesday, Scott is available in close to 90% of ESPN leagues. Go scoop him up if you haven’t already.
Scott tore up the Giants last season
Besides the increase in volume Scott is going to see, fantasy managers should be encouraged to start the RB based on his past performances against the Giants.
Scott played two games against New York last season as the main starter in Philadelphia’s backfield, and he was impressive in both. In Week 14, Scott recorded 59 rushing yards and a touchdown and 69 yards receiving on six catches. In Week 17, he went off for 138 total yards and three rushing touchdowns. His 24.8 and 35.8 PPR fantasy points in those games are the two highest of his NFL career.
Scott isn’t a reliable running back for the rest of the fantasy season, but he might be a must-start in Week 7 against his favorite opponent. Pick him up and plug him in with no hesitation for Thursday night.
All stats courtesy of ESPN