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Kenneth Gainwell
ADP: N/A
Bye: 7
Experience: 1 Yr(s)
Age: 23.5
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 200
40 Time: 4.52
SPARQx (Rank): 109.80 (46%)
Burst Score (Rank): 120.00 (59%)
Agility Score (Rank): 11.72 (18%)
Three Cone Drill (Rank): 7.26

Kenneth Gainwell's Weekly Outlook

Week 4 Projections
Rush Yds Rush TDs Rec Rec Yds Rec TDs Fantasy Pts
14 0.1 1.6 12.3 0.1 3.8
Weekly Writeup

Rest Of Way Outlook

Rush Yds Rush TDs Rec Rec Yds Rec TDs Fantasy Pts
17.4 0.2 2.7 22.3 0.1 5.6

Kenneth Gainwell's 2022 Projections & Outlook

Scoring

#48 Running Back

81.1 Projected Points

ADP Rush Atts Rush Yds Rush TDs 100 Fum Rec Rec Yds Rec TDs
Not Available 63.2 278 2.2 0.6 1 41.2 324.6 1.6

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Basic StatsKenneth Gainwell's Preseason Player Analysis

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What You Need to Know:

  • Gainwell opened his rookie season as the #2 RB, garnering 8.1 opportunities (carries + targets) per game through the 1st 7 weeks.
  • His role shrank after Miles Sanders’ Week 7 injury. His carry numbers were deceiving, as Gainwell saw a slight uptick from 3.7 to 4.7 per game. But the total was inflated by:
    • 13 carries in a blowout win at Detroit, nearly all of which came after starters left
    • 12 carries at the Jets, with Boston Scott and Jordan Howard out; Sanders left early
    • 12 carries in a meaningless finale that saw Philly sit starters
  • Philadelphia also sported a run-dominant offense over that span, passing on just 44% of offensive plays.
  • Gainwell averaged just 1.6 targets per game from Week 8 on, with 12 of his 19 targets over that span coming in the Jets game and Week 18.
  • He did wind up leading Eagles RBs in targets for the season, with 50.
  • Despite some early opportunities and TDs near the goal line, Gainwell finished just 5th on the team in carries in the red zone, inside the 10-yard line and inside the 5.
  • The Eagles leaned more on Jordan Howard and Boston Scott after Sanders went down.
  • The team has left Howard lingering on the open market but re-signed Scott (1 year, $1.75 million). Philly made no other significant RB additions (unless undrafted free agency Kennedy Brooks turns into something).
  • Gainwell sat out the 2020 season over COVID concerns. He logged 1 season of significant duty at Memphis, rushing for 1,459 yards (6.3 average) and 13 TDs on a team-high 231 carries and ranking 2nd among Tigers with 51 receptions. He consumed 610 yards and scored 3 TDs on those, playing on the same team with Antonio Gibson, new Steelers WR Calvin Austin and Packers practice-squad RB Patrick Taylor.
  • Gainwell tested out just average in both SPARQx and speed score ahead of last year’s draft.
  • Eagles insider John McMullen believes RB Kenneth Gainwell "seems to be penciled in for high-leverage situations like third downs, the hurry-up offense, and goal-line work."


Draft Sharks Bottom Line:

Gainwell followed a promising start to his rookie year with a disappointing 2nd half. There’s room for him to take on – and keep – a larger role this season, especially with Miles Sanders’ injury history. Gainwell does have a shot to lead the backfield receiving, even when Sanders is healthy. But 2021 showed us he’s no lock to run ahead of Boston Scott (who is back). Ultimately, Gainwell makes for a decent fantasy reserve in what should be an improved offense. He falls short of being a high-upside option even in that range, though.

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Miles Sanders, RB PHI

6:30am EDT 9/20/22

Sanders leads Week 2 backfield by wide margin

Miles Sanders handled 17 of the 23 Eagles RB carries in Monday night's win over the Vikings, tallying 80 yards. He also claimed half of the team's 6 RB targets, catching all 3 looks for 6 yards. Boston Scott finished 2nd on the ground (4-19), with Kenneth Gainwell trailing (2-7). They added just 1 catch apiece. Sanders' 53% snap share easily outpaced Gainwell's 26% and Scott's 21%. Through 2 games, Sanders has amassed 30 rushes vs. just 8 for Scott and 7 for Gainwell. The only downside Monday night was QB Jalen Hurts claiming both of the team's rushing scores (1 of those from 26 yards out).

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Eagles RB Miles Sanders clearly led the ground work among Philly RBs in Sunday's win over the Lions, carrying 13 times vs. 5 for Kenneth Gainwell and 4 for Boston Scott. Sanders ran most efficiently as well, tallying 96 yards at 7.4 per rush. (Gainwell averaged 4.0; Scott 2.5.) Each guy claimed a rushing TD, as did QB Jalen Hurts, who ran 17 times for 90 yards. The QB's carries were a mix of designed run plays and scrambles. Sanders added 2 catches for 9 yards on 2 targets. Gainwell beat him with 4 targets (2-12 receiving) but ran 5 fewer pass routes than Sanders. It was an encouraging opener for Sanders drafters, and the Philly running game on whole.

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The Eagles on Thursday claimed RB Trey Sermon off waivers. ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that the team had previously discussed a trade with the 49ers. Sermon took less than 2 full years to bust his way off the roster of the team that drafted him in Round 3. So it's tough to bet on a big impact from him. But he's immediately the heaviest RB in the Philly backfield. We'll see whether than can make Sermon a quick factor in short-yardage situations.

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The Eagles rested RB Boston Scott -- along with many starters -- in Saturday's preseason finale. RB Kenneth Gainwell played, however -- though he did leave after the team's 1st offensive possession. Brandon Lee Gowton of the Bleeding Green Nation Eagles blog writes that "points to him being RB3, which is a little weird because Gainwell seemed like RB2 for most of camp." Gainwell opened his rookie season as RB2 behind Miles Sanders before falling behind Scott and Jordan Howard in usage after Sanders went down. We'll see exactly how things sort out here. For now, both Gainwell and Scott make sense in the double-digit rounds of fantasy football drafts. Sanders is also going late enough to mitigate some of the risk on his role uncertainty and high injury probability. This could be a frustrating situation for fantasy players to deal with week to week, though.

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Eagles RB Kenneth Gainwell was back at practice on Sunday. He missed less than a week with a minor hip injury. Some Eagles insiders believe Gainwell is in line for pass-catching and goal-line duties for Philly this year. That'd make him a valuable fantasy asset.

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Dynasty Overview View RB Dynasty Rankings »

Kenneth Gainwell, RB PHI
Dynasty MVP 76.5
Position Rank #58 RB
3yr Projection
5yr Projection
10yr Projection
252
416
622
Dynasty Write-up
Gainwell did well to attract 50 targets as a 5th-round rookie. We certainly like his receiving ability. And it doesn’t hurt that Miles Sanders is set for a contract year.
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