Philadelphia Eagles running back Kenneth Gainwell rushed two times for 26 yards and caught two of his three targets for 10 yards in the Week 12 win over the Buffalo Bills. Gainwell remains the clear No. 2 running back behind D'Andre Swift, so he's far from a reliable fantasy option. However, the 24-year-old should continue to be stashed as a high-upside fantasy handcuff running back. If Swift has to miss any time down the stretch, Gainwell could be propelled to the No. 1 RB role in one of the league's best offenses.
Nov 27, 2023 2:35 PM EST
Philadelphia Eagles running back Kenneth Gainwell took eight carries for 16 yards and a touchdown during the team's 31-17 win over the Miami Dolphins. The eight carries were the most the 24-year-old had seen since Week 3 against Tampa Bay, but he was highly inefficient with them, averaging just two yards per carry. To his credit, Gainwell had an impressive run in the red zone, shaking off multiple tackles on his way to his first touchdown of the season. However, there is no real fantasy value to look forward to on a weekly basis. Gainwell is a handcuff at the moment and should be considered nothing more unless D'Andre Swift suffers an injury. Gainwell should be off the fantasy radar during the Eagles rematch with the Washington Commanders next week.
Oct 23, 2023 9:33 AM EST
Philadelphia Eagles running back Kenneth Gainwell will take on the division-rival Washington Commanders in Week 4 on Sunday. While the 24-year-old was the clear-cut starter in Week 1 against New England, he has since been relegated to backup duties behind D'Andre Swift, who went nuclear in Gainwell's absence in Week 2. The third-year back still has fantasy relevance, especially in matchups where the Eagles are heavily favored. However, he can only max out as a high-end RB3 with Swift active. This week against Washington, Gainwell has a shot to rank inside the top 36. The Commanders did well against Arizona and Denver but allowed Buffalo to run all over them last week. Consider Gainwell a low-tier flex option in Week 4.
Sep 29, 2023 8:13 PM EST
Philadelphia Eagles running back Kenneth Gainwell took 14 carries for 43 yards and added one reception for five yards during the team's 25-11 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. In his return from a rib injury, the 24-year-old took a backseat to D'Andre Swift until the game's final drive, where he was given eight carries while Philadelphia was milking the clock. Gainwell was largely inefficient, averaging 3.1 yards per carry and running straight into defenders once he crossed the line of scrimmage. Swift's second straight performance of over 100 yards has secured him the starting role. However, Gainwell still carries fantasy value in plus matchups and will take over as the clear leader if anything happens to the former Detroit Lion. Consider the third-year back a low-end flex option in Week 4 against the division rival Washington Commanders.
Sep 25, 2023 10:38 PM EST
Philadelphia Eagles running back Kenneth Gainwell (ribs) is off the injury report and will play in Week 3 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The former Memphis star missed last week's matchup against the Minnesota Vikings after suffering a rib injury in Week 1. Gainwell played well on opening weekend against the New England Patriots, totaling 14 rushing attempts for 54 yards. The third-year running back also caught all four targets for 20 receiving yards in the win. Last week, D'Andre Swift filled in for Gainwell, totaling 28 rushing attempts for 175 yards and a touchdown against the Vikings. Fantasy players should expect both running backs to get work Monday night.
Sep 23, 2023 4:45 PM EST
Philadelphia Eagles running back Kenneth Gainwell (ribs) was a full participant during Friday's practice after logging a limited session on Thursday. He has another day to log a full session on Saturday before the Eagles' Monday Night Football battle against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The third-year running back missed Week 2 with a rib injury that he suffered during a Week 1 win over the New England Patriots. Gainwell worked as the bell cow in that Week 1 victory, dominating the Eagles' running back snaps, albeit inefficiently (14 carries for 54 yards). D'Andre Swift worked as the lead ball carrier--in Gainwell's absence--in a dominating performance (28 carries for 175 yards) during the Week 2 win over the Vikings. In the wake of his impressive game, Swift will likely start against the Bucs but the Eagles' coaching staff like Gainwell and what he brings to the table. The two backs will likely work in a committee, which hampers both of their respective fantasy values.
Sep 22, 2023 6:34 PM EST
Philadelphia Eagles running back Kenneth Gainwell (ribs) was listed as a limited participant in the team's first practice of the week on Thursday. Meanwhile, fellow RB Boston Scott was held out with a concussion. Gainwell was surprisingly the Eagles' lead runner in the season-opening win over the New England Patriots, but he picked up a rib injury in that contest and was inactive in last Thursday's win over the Minnesota Vikings. The 24-year-old looks to be in good shape to return on Monday night for a Week 3 matchup against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but there's no guarantee he'll see as much work as he did in Week 1 after D'Andre Swift had 28 carries for 175 yards and a touchdown last Thursday.
Sep 21, 2023 7:40 PM EST
The Philadelphia Eagles ruled out running back Kenneth Gainwell (ribs) for the Week 2 matchup against the Minnesota Vikings on Thursday night. Gainwell picked up a rib injury in the Week 1 win over the New England Patriots on Sunday while operating surprisingly as the team's lead back. He was unable to practice all week. Gainwell is still worth a pickup in leagues where he's still available, but he'll have to wait until Week 3 to make an impact. Fantasy managers who were thoroughly disappointed by D'Andre Swift's Week 1 performance in his Eagles debut -- one carry for three yards, one catch for no gain -- should be ready to deploy him in a flex spot with Gainwell out against a bad defense this week. Rashaad Penny should also make his Philly debut after he was a surprise healthy scratch in the season opener.
Sep 13, 2023 5:10 PM EST
Philadelphia Eagles running back Kenneth Gainwell (ribs) is trending toward not being ready to play in Week 2 on Thursday night against the Minnesota Vikings, according to sources. The Eagles' final injury report for Thursday's game will be released later on Wednesday. It's likely that Gainwell will be listed as either questionable or out after being listed as a non-participant in walkthrough practices the first two days of the week. The 24-year-old was Philly's leading rusher in the Week 1 win over the New England Patriots, so if he's inactive or limited on Thursday night, D'Andre Swift figures to take over the team's committee backfield. Rashaad Penny, who was a healthy scratch in the season opener, will likely make his team debut this week if Gainwell doesn't suit up.
Sep 13, 2023 11:06 AM EST
The Philadelphia Eagles listed running back Kenneth Gainwell (ribs) as a non-participant on their estimated practice report on Tuesday after they conducted a walkthrough. It's the second DNP that Gainwell has picked up this week, meaning he should be considered very questionable to play in Week 2 on a short week this Thursday night against the Minnesota Vikings. The Eagles probably aren't going to push the 24-year-old to play since they also have D'Andre Swift, Boston Scott and Rashaad Penny at their disposal at the position. If Gainwell doesn't play or is limited, Swift figures to be Philly's lead back after seeing just one carry for three yards in his Eagles debut in the Week 1 win over the New England Patriots on Sunday. As of right now, Gainwell profiles as a shaky RB3/flex for Week 2.
Sep 12, 2023 5:09 PM EST
Philadelphia Eagles running back Kenneth Gainwell (rib) is dealing with a rib injury and remains a wait and see for the team's Week 2 game on Thursday night against the Minnesota Vikings. Gainwell was listed as a non-participant on the team's estimated injury report on Monday, so his status is one to keep an eye on this week, especially after he served as the leader of the team's backfield in their Week 1 win over the New England Patriots on Sunday. If the 24-year-old is unable to play on Thursday or is limited in any way, D'Andre Swift, Boston Scott and Rashaad Penny, who was a healthy scratch in the season opener, would form some sort of three-man committee backfield for Philly.
Sep 12, 2023 11:55 AM EST
Philadelphia Eagles running back Kenneth Gainwell (ribs) was listed on the Week 2 estimated injury report on Monday and did not take part in practice. This is more of a story after Gainwell surprisingly led the Eagles' backfield in the Week 1 win over the New England Patriots. D'Andre Swift served as the No. 2 and Boston Scott was the No. 3, with Rashaad Penny being a healthy scratch on Sunday. With a short week against the Minnesota Vikings on Thursday night in Week 2, Gainwell's availability could be in question if he isn't able to return to practice in the next two days. If Gainwell is out or limited this week, Swift figures to be the leader of a committee backfield for Philadelphia.
Sep 11, 2023 6:37 PM EST
Philadelphia Eagles running back Kenneth Gainwell took 14 carries for 54 yards and caught all four of his targets for an additional 20 yards during the team's 25-20 victory over the New England Patriots. In a surprise twist, Rashaad Penny was a healthy scratch, and D'Andre Swift handled just one carry on the night. Gainwell accounted for 81.8 percent of the running back touches Sunday. The usage was fantastic, but he failed to find the end zone and averaged fewer than four yards per carry. Whether or not the backfield is rotated more often over the next few weeks remains to be seen, but it is safe to assume that the third-year back is the No. 1 option for Philadelphia moving forward. Gainwell should be considered a fringe RB2 against Minnesota this upcoming Thursday.
Sep 10, 2023 8:01 PM EST
Gainwell seems to have a spot on the Eagles' roster, though he's one of five backs competing for roles this summer, Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.
Aug 2, 2023 8:31 AM EST
Gainwell carried the ball five times for 35 yards in Sunday's Week 18 win over the Giants, giving him 240 yards on the season.
Jan 11, 2023 4:11 PM EST
Gainwell didn't carry the ball a single time in Sunday's 20-10 loss to the Saints but did catch a pair of passes for 17 yards.
Jan 2, 2023 7:04 PM EST
Gainwell rushed four times for 17 yards and caught all four of his targets for 41 yards in Saturday's 40-34 loss to the Cowboys.
Dec 26, 2022 8:24 PM EST
Gainwell rushed three times for five yards and caught two passes for nine yards in Sunday's win over the Bears.
Dec 19, 2022 6:54 PM EST
Gainwell did not receive a single carry in Sunday's 48-22 win over the Giants and gained zero yards on his lone reception.
Dec 12, 2022 5:41 PM EST
Gainwell gained 15 yards on three carries and added 38 more yards on a trio of receptions in Sunday's 35-10 win over Tennessee.
Dec 6, 2022 12:50 PM EST