Boston Scott: Top Waiver Wire Pickup or Buyer Beware? (2021 Fantasy Football)
Another week, another set of running back injuries. Among the casualties was Eagles running back Miles Sanders. While the extent of the injury remains to be determined, it was clear that Boston Scott began earning a larger role in the Philadelphia backfield. So, how should we value Scott as we look to Week 13 waivers? Our analysts are here with their advice.
Up to 27% of your remaining FAB
Boston Scott will be ranked in RB2 range this week against a Jets’ defense that’s given up more fantasy points per game to RBs than any other, and Scott may have flex value beyond the Eagles’ Week 14 bye. Jordan Howard is dealing with a knee injury that is likely to keep him out until at least Week 15, and Miles Sanders sustained a seemingly minor ankle injury in Week 12. Scott has a firm foothold in an offense that’s averaged 29.4 RB carries over its last five games.
– Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF)
Up to 10% of your remaining FAB
At the time of writing, it sounds like Miles Sanders aggravated his ankle sprain and there’s the possibility that he misses time yet again. If that’s the case, that means a major opportunity is awaiting Boston Scott in this backfield. For a team that – before last week – was extremely committed to the running game, Scott has the potential to be a plug-and-play RB2 option for fantasy lineups. Jordan Howard doesn’t sound like he’s going to be back for Week 13, which means that Scott will be taking on the New York Jets run defense as the lead option. He’s not necessarily someone that will be an RB2 for the remainder of the year, but for desperate teams that need an RB option, Scott should be at the top of the list. He’s worth a 10% FAB bid with the potential to go higher depending on how desperate you are.
– Kyle Yates (@KyleYNFL)
And while Dan Harris agrees that Scott is a must-target option this week (spending up to 20% of your remaining FAB to acquire the running back), he also cautions fantasy managers.
Scott got a ton of work and was the more valuable fantasy asset against the Giants. But Miles Sanders appeared to be nursing an ankle injury and Jordan Howard was inactive. We’ve seen Scott, at times, be irrelevant when all three backs are healthy, which could be as soon as this week. He’s a must-add option but may have little value.
– Dan Harris (@danharris80)
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