Who Should I Start? D'Andre Swift or Kenneth Gainwell

Week 3 Projections

Fant. Pts. Rush. Yds. Rush TD Rec. Rec. Yds. Rec TD
7.0 26.4 0.3 1.1 11.9 0.1

D'Andre Swift News

D'Andre Swift Explodes For 181 Total Yards Thursday Night

Friday, September 15, 9:18 AM

Philadelphia Eagles running back D'Andre Swift took 28 carries for 175 yards and a touchdown, adding three receptions for an additional six yards, during the team's 34-28 victory against the Minnesota Vikings. After logging just one carry last week behind Kenneth Gainwell (ribs), the former Detroit Lion made the most of his opportunity and absolutely demolished the Minnesota defense. There is no word on Gainwell's status for their Week 3 matchup with Tampa Bay, but with the extra days of rest coming up, it is safe to assume he will be ready to go. This performance will make it challenging for fantasy managers to determine which to start, but Swift made a statement Thursday night and has earned more carries on a per-game basis as a result. Both backs should be considered flex options, at the very least, against the Buccaneers in Week 3.

Week 3 Projections

Fant. Pts. Rush. Yds. Rush TD Rec. Rec. Yds. Rec TD
12.4 51.3 0.4 1.7 19.5 0.2

Kenneth Gainwell News

Kenneth Gainwell Ruled Out For Thursday Night

Wednesday, September 13, 5:10 PM

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.

D'Andre Swift vs. Kenneth Gainwell

Still trying to decide between Swift and Gainwell? Check on the latest news to make sure both players are active and healthy. Our PPR projections show that D'Andre Swift is projected to score 7.0 points this week while Kenneth Gainwell is projected to score 12.4 points.