Who Should I Start? Jonathan Taylor or Kenneth Gainwell

Week 5 Projections

Fant. Pts. Rush. Yds. Rush TD Rec. Rec. Yds. Rec TD
0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Jonathan Taylor News

Jonathan Taylor Listed As Full Practice Participant

Wednesday, October 4, 4:46 PM

Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor (ankle) was listed as a full participant in practice on Wednesday during the team's walkthrough. The Colts have opened the 21-day window to activate Taylor from Injured Reserve, and he could make his 2023 debut this weekend against the Tennessee Titans in Week 5. The 24-year-old's chances of being active this weekend will improve if he can continue to practice in full on Thursday and Friday. But even if Taylor is active against the Titans on Sunday, the Colts could opt to ease him into the offense after he missed the entire offseason, training camp, the preseason and the first four weeks of the regular season. Still, the fact that he's back at practice this week is good news for fantasy managers that took the leap on him in drafts.

Week 5 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 A Low-End Flex Option Against Commanders

Friday, September 29, 8:13 PM

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.

Jonathan Taylor vs. Kenneth Gainwell

Still trying to decide between Taylor and Gainwell? Check on the latest news to make sure both players are active and healthy. Our PPR projections show that Jonathan Taylor is projected to score 0.0 points this week while Kenneth Gainwell is projected to score 12.4 points.