Scarbrough has missed several days of camp nursing an injury. With this year’s rules, that just means he’ll miss a minimum of three weeks, the tweet said. Detroit recently signed Peterson and he could contribute quickly, according to Rapoport, esp. since Swift is dealing with a leg issue.
Lions RB Bo Scarbrough is among the 10 players on the roster bubble according Kyle Meinke of MLive.com.
Injuries have been an issue for Scarbrough. When healthy, he has been a useful back and has had blips on the fantasy radar. If he were to make the Lions roster, he would have little RB value behind Kerryon Johnson and D'Andre Swift. All three backs have checkered injury histories so the trio remain on fantasy radars.
Swift has a three-down skillset and is the odds-on favorite to lead the Lions’ backfield in touches after Detroit used an early second-round pick to get him. Johnson averaged 3.6 YPC last year after averaging 5.4 YPC as a rookie, and his receptions dropped from 3.2 per game to 1.3 per game. This regime did draft Johnson, so they are unlikely to completely give up on him in 2020, so expect a committee with Swift as the lead back for now. The longer Swift is out, the better the chances Johnson has a bigger role, at least early in the season.
Dec 22, 2019 · 1:01 AM EST
Lions RB Bo Scarbrough (ribs, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 16. Scarbrough may be able to make his return this week, though Kerryon Johnson may be back as well. Wes Hills would fill in if Scarbrough and/or Johnson can't play.