Who Should I Start? Travis Etienne or Kenneth Gainwell

Week 3 Projections

Fant. Pts. Rush. Yds. Rush TD Rec. Rec. Yds. Rec TD
17.4 89.4 0.7 1.5 18.0 0.1

Travis Etienne News

Travis Etienne Jr. Still A High-End RB1 Vs. Texans

Wednesday, September 20, 9:52 PM

Jacksonville Jaguars running back Travis Etienne Jr. gets a sweet Week 3 matchup against the Texans after disappointing fantasy owners last Sunday. Etienne opened the season on a positive note with 21.4 PPR points in Week 1, but stalled last game in an all-around disappointing effort from the entire Jags offense. The Houston defense has been the cure-all for running back woes the past couple of years and that hasn't changed through two games. Fantasy afterthought Zack Moss ran for 88 yards and a touchdown (4.9 YPC) on them last week, so Etienne owners should be salivating at the potential for an eruption in this one. Lock in the former first-round pick as a top-five back this week.

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.

Travis Etienne vs. Kenneth Gainwell

Still trying to decide between Etienne and Gainwell? Check on the latest news to make sure both players are active and healthy. Our PPR projections show that Travis Etienne is projected to score 17.4 points this week while Kenneth Gainwell is projected to score 12.4 points.