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Kenneth Gainwell
Bye: 7
Experience: 1 Yr(s)
Age: 23.8
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

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Kenneth Gainwell's 2022 Projections & Outlook


#51 Running Back

78.9 Projected Points

ADP Rush Atts Rush Yds Rush TDs 100 Fum Rec Rec Yds Rec TDs
Not Available 63.2 278 2 0.6 1.5 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

10:30pm EST 1/29/23

Eagles' rushing attack scores 4 TDs vs. 49ers

Eagles RB Miles Sanders tallied 11 carries for 42 yards and 2 TDs in Sunday's NFC Championship win vs. the 49ers. Teammate Kenneth Gainwell led the team with 48 rushing yards. Sanders, QB Jalen Hurts, and RB Boston Scott combined for 4 rushing TDs in a game against a 49ers' defense that ranked as the single-toughest matchup in adjusted fantasy points allowed to RBs. Eagles OC Shane Steichen and company deserve a great deal of credit for this momentous victory. The Eagles will now be preparing to face the Chiefs in Super Bowl LVII.

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Eagles RB Kenneth Gainwell tallied 112 yards on 12 carries with a 35-yard TD run in Saturday's Divisional Round win vs. the Giants. Teammate RB Miles Sanders ran the ball 17 times for 90 yards. The Eagles' rushing attack collectively cranked out 3 of the team's 5 total TDs and 268 total rushing yards, their 2nd-highest total in a game all season. The big takeaway here is that Sanders had his first game of over 65 rushing yards since Week 14. Hopefully, this is a sign that the unfortunate skid of production he'd seen over the last month is over. We'll find out who the Eagles' opponent will be in the NFC Championship game tomorrow night.

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Eagles QB Gardner Minshew racked up 355 yards and 2 TDs in Saturday's loss at Dallas. Both of his TDs went to WR DeVonta Smith, who led the team with 12 targets, 8 catches and 113 yards. WR A.J. Brown added 6-103 receiving on 8 targets. RB Kenneth Gainwell (4-41) and TE Dallas Goedert (3-67) were the other Eagles with multiple catches. Minshew will be worth a look for Week 17 fantasy football lineups in a neutral scoring matchup with the Saints, if QB Jalen Hurts (shoulder) remains out.

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Eagles RB Miles Sanders racked up 21 carries in Saturday's loss to the Cowboys. But he managed only 65 yards and lost a crucial fumble late. Sanders tied his 2nd most carries for the season, ceding only 4 RB attempts to Kenneth Gainwell (for 17 yards). Sanders added just 1 catch for 6 yards. He'll face a better RB-scoring matchup with the Saints in Week 17.

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Eagles RB Miles Sanders gained just 24 yards on 10 carries in Sunday's win over Tennessee, the league's toughest run D on the year. He did save his fantasy line with a 4th-quarter TD from 3 yards out. Sanders also caught both of his targets for 14 yards. RB Boston Scott carried 6 times for 16 yards and caught a pass for 5. RB Kenneth Gainwell added a 3-38 receiving line on 4 targets and 3 carries for 15 yards. The Philly backfield gets a better matchup with the Giants in Week 14.

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Kenneth Gainwell, RB PHI
Dynasty MVP 59.8
Position Rank #65 RB
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Gainwell held little fantasy value in 2022 behind a highly effective (and healthy) Miles Sanders. At only 24 (in March), there’s a chance for Gainwell to get a year-3 bump if Sanders leaves via free agency.

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