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ESPN's Mike Triplett believes Saints RB Boston Scott will see playing time during RB Mark Ingram's 4-game suspension to open the season. Scott got the start in Thursday night's preseason finale and finished with 68 yards and a score on 12 carries. RB Jonathan Williams also played and ran it 16 times for 64 yards and a TD. "I don’t think it’s set in stone that Williams will be the clear-cut No. 2 RB behind Alvin Kamara to start the season," Triplett writes. "I think the timeshare between Williams and Scott could continue into the regular season after Scott has impressed in recent weeks and drawn praise from Sean Payton." The playing time split will be something to monitor in Week 1. We can't trust either guy in fantasy lineups to open the season.

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11:34am EST 12/5/21

Eagles RB Boston Scott (illness) is active for today’s game vs. the Jets. He was unable to practice all week, and it’s unclear if that’ll impact his role today. We’re still projecting Scott to see 10-12 carries as the #2 RB behind Miles Sanders, putting Scott in the RB3 or flex mix.

Eagles RB Boston Scott (illness) is expected to play vs. the Jets today, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. Scott missed all 3 practices this week, so there's a chance his role his impacted today. Still, the matchup against the league's 32nd-ranked RB defense makes Scott worth considering as a RB3 or flex.

Eagles RB Jordan Howard (knee) is out for Sunday's game vs. the Jets. RB Boston Scott (illness) is listed as questionable after missing practice all week. Players rarely miss games with non-COVID illnesses, so we're expecting Scott to be active. But you'll need to check back around 11:30 am ET on Sunday to make sure. RB Miles Sanders (ankle) isn't listed on the final injury report and should lead the backfield vs. the Jets' 32nd-ranked RB defense.

Multiple reports from the Eagles beat have had RB Boston Scott catching the ball well -- specifically in reps with QB Jalen Hurts. Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports Philadelphia writes that Scott has "looked very smooth as a receiver out of the backfield" and that he has been getting more 1st-team reps than any other Eagles RB besides Miles Sanders. The pass-catching talk is particularly noteworthy because it has accompanied multiple reports of Sanders continuing to drop passes. And rookie Kenneth Gainwell arrives with receiving ability as 1 of his strengths. For now, though, it sounds like Scott is on a path to be Philly's #2 RB. We wouldn't invest too heavily in any Eagles RB right now and aren't ready to plant a flag with Scott over Gainwell. But it'll be a situation to monitor as we see usage in the preseason games.

The Saints have released RB Boston Scott. The rookie looked like the #2 RB a few days ago but was deemed expendable after New Orleans added RB Mike Gillislee. It's now just Gillislee and Alvin Kamara in the backfield for Sunday's opener against the Bucs. We're expecting a hefty workload for Kamara and a pass-heavy game plan from the Saints. Gillislee figures to mix in for a handful of carries.

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