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Miles Sanders, Boston Scott split time with first team in training camp

Eagles backfield could be dicey for fantasy football in 2021.

Boston Scott and Miles Sanders at training camp.

The Philadelphia Eagles have a new head coach and offensive coordinator and that means we’re in the tall weeds when trying to predict running back usage for Philadelphia. Miles Sanders is the starter, but so far in training camp he has split touches with Boston Scott 35 to 29, per Eagles reporter Eliot Shorr-Sparks.

Shorr-Sparks goes on to say that he believes the two “could end up basically splitting touches this season.” Scott is the smaller back of the two and would likely be used in the passing game. Both are good receivers, but Scott is likely the best suited for the receiving roleif they are splitting work.

Sanders needs the receiving work to live up to his fantasy expectations and right now it’s hard to project him for enough to be in the mix to be a Top 15 back. This does elevate Scott in PPR leagues though. It is still early, and we could get more intel on this situation, but so far there doesn’t seem to be a good chance that Sanders takes over an every down role this season unless injuries force the situation.