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Speaking on the Inside the Birds podcast, NFL insider Adam Caplan said that RB Kenneth Gainwell’s role “will grow” in year 2. Caplan particularly noted Gainwell’s involvement in the passing game, where he collected 33 catches (on 50 targets) as a rookie. Gainwell added ~4 carries per game across 16 appearances. Ultimately, barring a Miles Sanders injury, Gainwell’s unlikely to exceed PPR flex range. On skill set alone, though, the Memphis product makes for an intriguing RB4/5.

Eagles RBs Boston Scott and Jordan Howard were not activated from the COVID list and will miss Saturday night's game vs. the Cowboys. Both guys should be back for the playoffs. Philly elevated RB Jason Huntley, who will join Kenneth Gainwell in the backfield. We're expecting Gainwell to lead in touches.

Eagles RB Miles Sanders (hand) is out for Saturday's game vs. the Cowboys. HC Nick Sirianni said earlier this week that Sanders is expected back for the 1st round of the playoffs. RBs Boston Scott and Jordan Howard remain on the COVID list as of Friday morning, so rookie Kenneth Gainwell might be left as Philly's lead back on Saturday.

Eagles HC Nick Sirianni said Monday that he's hoping to get RB Miles Sanders (hand) back for the 1st round of the playoffs. In other words, he won't play in the regular-season finale. With RBs Boston Scott and Jordan Howard landing on the COVID list on Monday, rookie Kenneth Gainwell might be left standing as the Eagles' top RB in Saturday night's game vs. the Cowboys.

Eagles RB Jordan Howard (stinger) is expected to play vs. Washington today, per ESPN's Adam Schefter. Howard will join Boston Scott and Kenneth Gainwell in the backfield. He got in 2 limited practices this week and comes with elevated risk in fantasy lineups. But if the injury doesn't get in the way, Howard should split most of the backfield work with Scott.

Eagles RBs Miles Sanders (hand) and Jordan Howard (stinger) did not practice on Wednesday. We know that Sanders will miss this weekend's game vs. Washington with his fractured hand. Howard's availability is uncertain. We might be looking at a Boston Scott + Kenneth Gainwell Eagles backfield on Sunday.

Eagles RB Miles Sanders broke a bone in his left hand in Sunday's win over the Giants, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Sanders will reportedly have further testing today to determine whether he can play through the injury. If he can't, then Jordan Howard and Boston Scott would likely be in line to share lead-RB duties for Sunday's visit to Washington.

The Eagles "fear" that RB Miles Sanders broke his hand in Sunday's win over the Giants, Pro Football Talk reports. Sanders is scheduled for additional testing on Monday, so we should have a better idea of his status then. With RB Jordan Howard dealing with a stinger, the Eagles could be down to RBs Boston Scott and Kenneth Gainwell against Washington next weekend.

Eagles RB Miles Sanders (quad) remained sidelined for Thursday's practice. It's possible that Philly is just being cautious coming off Tuesday's night's win over Washington, but Sanders' status for Sunday's game vs. the Giants is at least in some doubt. His absence would leave Jordan Howard as the Eagles' likely lead back, with Boston Scott and Kenneth Gainwell behind him.

Eagles RB Jordan Howard will "likely" miss Sunday's game vs. the Giants with a sprained knee, HC Nick Sirianni said Monday. Sirianni added that Howard has a good chance to return for Week 13. Howard was basically splitting carries with RB Miles Sanders before exiting yesterday's game, so his absence is a boost for Sanders. Of course, RB Boston Scott will remain involved. And we'll likely see RB Kenneth Gainwell activated for Week 12 after he was a healthy scratch last week.

Eagles RB Miles Sanders (ankle) is active for today’s game vs. the Saints. It’ll be his 1st action since Week 7. RB Kenneth Gainwell is a healthy scratch for Philly, leaving Jordan Howard and Boston Scott alongside Sanders in the backfield. We’re expecting all 3 guys to be involved today. Sanders should lead the committee but is just a RB3 or flex play vs. New Orleans’ top-ranked RB defense.

Eagles RB Miles Sanders (ankle) is set to be activated from IR and return for Sunday's game vs. New Orleans, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. Sanders has been out since Week 7. We'll see which of Philly's other RBs -- Jordan Howard, Boston Scott and Kenneth Gainwell -- are active tomorrow. HC Nick Sirianni said earlier this week that Sanders remains his starter but that other guys will mix in depending on packages and game situations. Sanders is the best Week 11 fantasy bet in the Eagles backfield, but he's just a RB3 or flex vs. the Saints' top-ranked RB defense.

Eagles RB Miles Sanders (ankle) has been designated to return from IR and will practice on Wednesday. Insider Eliot Shorr-Parks believes there's a "good chance" that Sanders returns for this weekend's game vs. the Saints. We'll see exactly how backfield work is divvied between Sanders, Jordan Howard, Boston Scott and Kenneth Gainwell. It's a situation to try to avoid in Week 11 against the league's top-ranked RB defense.

Eagles RB Jordan Howard was promoted from the practice squad to the active roster on Saturday and is expected to play vs. the Lions today. Howard reportedly got some 1st-team work in practice this week and figures to mix in on early downs and potentially short-yardage situations. Howard isn't a fantasy option but could be a drain on RBs Kenneth Gainwell and Boston Scott.

The Eagles are placing RB Miles Sanders on IR for the ankle injury he suffered against the Raiders. That will leave the Philly backfield to Kenneth Gainwell and Boston Scott for at least the next 3 games. RB Jordan Howard appears likely to be elevated from the practice squad as well. We'd bet on Gainwell leading the group in fantasy scoring, but don't overrate the opportunity available. Gainwell trailed Scott in carries against Vegas, and the Eagles rank last in the league in RB rushes per game.

Eagles HC Nick Sirianni labeled RB Miles Sanders "week to week" with his ankle injury. Sirianni wouldn't rule Sanders out for Sunday's game vs. the Lions but admitted that he's unlikely to be available for that one. Sanders' absence would leave Philly with RBs Kenneth Gainwell, Boston Scott and potentially Jordan Howard, who's currently on the practice squad.

The Eagles released RB Jordan Howard. The 26-year-old has been a major disappointment since running for over 1,100 yards in each of his first 2 NFL seasons. Still, the move is a bit surprising since Philadelphia already cut ties with RB Kerryon Johnson. This leaves Miles Sanders, Boston Scott and Kenneth Gainwell as the only RBs on the roster. Sanders should dominate carries in this backfield, with Scott and Gainwell likely stealing passing-down work.

Eagles insider Rueben Frank expects RB Kenneth Gainwell to play "a lot" this year. He got off to a slow start in camp but has seemingly gotten rolling lately. He had a nice preseason, capped by a 5-32-1 rushing line and 4-27 receiving line in Friday night's finale. We'll see exactly how Gainwell fits in a backfield that also includes Miles Sanders and Boston Scott. The rookie is just a late-round flier in drafts but could be a drain on Sanders' fantasy production.

The Eagles waived RB Kerryon Johnson. The former Lion recently suffered a knee injury that's believed to be a sprain. For now, Philly will move forward with Boston Scott, Kenneth Gainwell and Jordan Howard behind Miles Sanders.

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