Kenneth Gainwell Fantasy
- Height / Weight
- 5'9" / 200 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- March 14, 1999 (22)
- 2021 / Rd. 5 / Pk. 150 (PHI)
Kenneth Gainwell News
Philadelphia Eagles rookie running back Kenneth Gainwell was heavily involved again in a Week 2 loss to the San Francisco 49ers. Gainwell ran the ball six times, gaining 14 yards and adding two catches for 18 more yards on three targets. Gainwell was still behind lead back Miles Sanders, who got 14 touches, but the rookie was heavily involved with Boston Scott nowhere to be seen. It's more confirmation that Gainwell is very solidly the RB2 in Philly and it's not hard to see him becoming the RB1b before long.
Philadelphia Eagles rookie running back Kenneth Gainwell was surprisingly involved more than expected in Week 1 and should continue to carve out a role in the Philly backfield in Week 2. In his first NFL game, Gainwell saw 11 touches and scored a touchdown. While he clearly worked behind starter Miles Sanders, he also banished Boston Scott to a special teams-only role. Gainwell has clearly taken over the second spot on the running back depth chart and would be a startable fantasy asset immediately if Sanders were forced to miss time. For now, he's an upside stash that can work his way into FLEX consideration in deeper PPR leagues.
Philadelphia Eagles rookie running back Kenneth Gainwell operated as the second running back for the Eagles win over the Atlanta Falcons in Week 1. The rookie ran the ball nine times for 37 yards and a touchdown and added two catches on three targets for six more yards. Heralded as an excellent pass catcher coming out of college, Gainwell was used more as a pure runner in this game, although an extremely positive game script for the Eagles may have had something to do with that. His score came from eight yards out in the third quarter and put the Eagles ahead 22-6. With Boston Scott nowhere to be seen, Gainwell has the second spot on the running back depth chart locked up. He could be an every-week RB2 if starter Miles Sanders were to go down.
Kenny Gainwell opted out of the 2020 college season but was able to put up some impressive numbers as a sophomore at Memphis in 2019. He rushed for 1,459 yards and 13 touchdowns, but more importantly, caught 51-of-61 targets for an additional 610...