Bo Scarbrough
Bo Scarbrough
23-Year-Old Running BackRB
Detroit Lions
IR
Injury Undisclosed
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Scarbrough is back for another year in Detroit and probably has a firm standing on the roster after showing well in relief of Kerryon Johnson last season. Over a four-game stretch as the lead back, the Alabama product rushed 89 times at 4.2 yards per carry, and that was with mostly incompetent quarterback play from a combination of backups. Matthew Stafford's return is a massive upgrade from last year's cast of reserve signal-callers, and all Lions skill players should benefit. While Scarbrough is no exception, he's stuck behind a healthy Johnson plus 2020 second-round pick in rookie D'Andre Swift. All three - and possibly a fourth in rookie fifth-rounder Jason Huntley - may be involved, but Johnson and Swift are the heavy favorites to dominate carries. In the end, the 235-pound Scarbrough likely fits in best as a short-yardage specialist and might not get enough touches to be anything more than a handcuff in fantasy. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a contract with the Lions in November of 2019.
Goes to injured reserve
RBDetroit Lions
Undisclosed
September 7, 2020
The Lions placed Scarbrough on injured reserve Monday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
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Based on the rules regarding injured reserve this season, Scarbrough can be removed from the list after three weeks, but this move ensures he won't be available to the Lions early on. Second-round rookie D'Andre Swift is tending to an undisclosed injury at the moment, so the team brought on Adrian Peterson to provide some depth behind him and Kerryon Johnson. Beyond that trio, second-year pro Ty Johnson also is available in Detroit's backfield.
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Overall QB Rating Against
81.3
 
Cornerbacks
70.2
 
Safeties
64.0
 
Linebackers
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
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Height
6' 1"
 
Weight
235 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.52 sec
 
Vertical Jump
40.0 in
 
Broad Jump
129 in
 
Bench Press
14 reps
 
Hand Length
10.50 in
 
Arm Length
33.50 in
 
Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Bo Scarbrough
Hidden Stat Line: Backfield Projections for Week 1
16 days ago
Jerry Donabedian estimates Week 1 backfield usage for every team, expecting a large workload for James Conner and possibly a three-down role for Derrick Henry.
Job Battles: Sept. 7 Update
17 days ago
After trailing off over the 2019 season, Marquez Valdes-Scantling played his way back toward the front of the Packers wideout rotation in training camp. Also: Rams RBs, Lions RBs and Eagles WRs/RBs.
Training Camp Notes: August 27
28 days ago
David Montgomery's groin strain will luckily sideline him no more than a month, but the Bears still might have questions to answer about their backfield until Montgomery's back to full speed.
Training Camp Notes: August 26
29 days ago
Although he's not quite out of the woods yet, reporting from San Francisco indicates Deebo Samuel (foot) is still in the race to play in Week 1.
Job Battles: A Swift Downfall for Kerryon?
85 days ago
Mario Puig analyzes job battles in Detroit, Washington and Philadelphia. Can Kerryon Johnson hold off rookie D'Andre Swift for the Lions' starting RB job?
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Injuries prevented Scarbrough from tapping into his potential in college and caused him to fall all the way to the seventh round of the 2018 draft, but his size (6-2, 228) and elite athleticism could make him an effective backup to Ezekiel Elliott if the rookie is able to stay on the field. There's some Derrick Henry-like upside here if Scarbrough somehow lands a significant carry count. However, that's unlikely on a roster where Elliott commands nearly 90 percent of the backfield snaps and fellow reserve Rod Smith fared well in Elliott's absence last season.
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Limited in practice
RBDetroit Lions
Undisclosed
August 26, 2020
Scarbrough (undisclosed) returned to practice Wednesday on a limited basis, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.
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Dealing with injury
RBDetroit Lions
Undisclosed
August 21, 2020
Scarbrough (undisclosed) has been unable to practice since Monday, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.
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No roster lock
RBDetroit Lions
June 15, 2020
While Scarbrough is the Lions' clear No. 3 running back, he may not be a roster lock, Chris Burke of The Athletic reports.
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Nine carries in season finale
RBDetroit Lions
December 30, 2019
Scarbrough rushed nine times for 42 yards during Sunday's 23-20 loss to the Packers.
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Secondary back upon Johnson return
RBDetroit Lions
December 22, 2019
Scarbrough ran for 34 yards on eight carries and did not receive a target during Sunday's 27-17 loss to the Broncos.
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