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Jordan Howard and Boston Scott worth Week 17 waiver wire adds with Miles Sanders dealing with injury

With Miles Sanders possibly out with a hand injury, backups Jordan Howard and Boston Scott become prime waiver wire candidates this week.

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Philadelphia Eagles running back Miles Sanders exited Sunday’s blowout victory over the New York Giants with a hand injury, never to return to the field. He was having a productive afternoon with seven carries for 45 yards before going down with the injury.

People around the organization fear that it’s a fracture, which is a shame considering that the third-year back was starting to finally find a rhythm this season. With Sanders potentially out for the final two games of the season, the Eagles will most likely turn to backups Jordan Howard (17%Yahoo/9% ESPN) and Boston Scott (15% Yahoo/14% ESPN) to carry the load as the team tries to fight its way into the postseason

Eagles RBs Jordan Howard/Boston Scott: Week 17 waiver wire

Both running backs got plenty of action in Sanders’ absence on Sunday, combining for 21 carries for 78 yards and a touchdown in the win. Howard’s day was cut short as he suffered a stinger in the second half, but he should be good to go next week.

Both have had solid individual performances this season and could be a handcuff tandem to primed to be scooped off the waiver wire this week.