Week 8 Free Agent Focus

Kenneth Gainwell, RB, Eagles

Blind-bid recommendation: 25-35%

It doesn’t matter so much that Gainwell caught the 1st TD of Sunday’s loss to the Raiders. What makes him a key pickup for this week is Miles Sanders leaving the game with a right ankle injury.

No backfield hit Week 7 averaging fewer carries per game than Philadelphia’s, so even working as the #1 wouldn’t make Gainwell a RB1-level play. But he’ll certainly be in starting consideration for the Week 8 visit to Detroit if Sanders remains out. Gainwell had already tied Sanders for 4th on the team in targets entering Sunday’s game. His 8 targets against the Raiders trailed only DeVonta Smith among Eagles.

Gainwell hit Sunday available in more than 70% of ESPN leagues.