Next man up has been the mantra in Philly this season and for good reason. Last week in this space we touted Travis Fulgham, an anonymous practice-squadder who, through injuries and happenstance, has quickly ascended to lead status in the Eagles’ grab-bag receiving corps. The shorthanded Eagles don’t seem to be getting any healthier with hobbled bell-cow Miles Sanders and centerpiece Zach Ertz (who has turned a team-high 45 targets into a dismal 24-178-1 receiving line this year) joining the likes of DeSean Jackson, Alshon Jeffery, Dallas Goedert, Jalen Reagor, Jason Peters and Lane Johnson among the Birds’ walking wounded.
A former practice-squadder himself, Boston Scott largely squandered his first opportunity at workhorse usage, submitting just 54 yards on 11 touches in Sanders’ stead against Washington earlier this year. But with a golden matchup on tap against the Giants, fresh off their first victory of 2020 (the result of “Riverboat” Ron Rivera’s overly ambitious two-point conversation try in the waning moments of Week 6), it’s easy to see Scott’s path to redemption. Owned in a mere 15 percent of Yahoo leagues, Scott has all the makings of a plug-and-play fantasy RB2, making him among the week’s most coveted waiver adds.
Along with Scott’s budding fantasy prospects, Stephen Andress, Jordan Cohn and I discuss Tim Patrick’s meteoric rise in the Mile High City, a can’t-miss matchup for glove enthusiast Teddy Bridgewater and the merits of starting feast-or-famine Texans receiver Brandin Cooks against the Packers in a jam-packed Week 7 edition of the RADIO.COM Fantasy Football Show. Get it while it’s hot.