Philadelphia Eagles Depth Chart
- NFC East
- Lincoln Financial Field
- Head Coach
- Nick Sirianni
- Offensive Coordinator
- Brian Johnson
- Defensive Coordinator
- Sean Desai
- Special Teams Coach
- Michael Clay
- Defensive Scheme
Philadelphia Eagles running back Kenneth Gainwell (ribs) is off the injury report and will play in Week 3 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The former Memphis star missed last week's matchup against the Minnesota Vikings after suffering a rib injury in Week 1. Gainwell played well on opening weekend against the New England Patriots, totaling 14 rushing attempts for 54 yards. The third-year running back also caught all four targets for 20 receiving yards in the win. Last week, D'Andre Swift filled in for Gainwell, totaling 28 rushing attempts for 175 yards and a touchdown against the Vikings. Fantasy players should expect both running backs to get work Monday night.
Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeVonta Smith (hamstring, thigh) was listed as a limited practice participant for a second straight day on Friday. Smith apparently picked up several injuries in last Thursday's win over the Minnesota Vikings when he went off for four catches on five targets for 131 yards and a touchdown. Neither injury seems to be very serious, though, so the 24-year-old pass-catcher isn't in any real danger of sitting out of Monday's clash with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on the road. A.J. Brown could get the squeaky wheel treatment in that one, but Smith remains a must-start in fantasy lineups as long as he's active. Through his first two games, he has 11 receptions on 15 targets for 178 yards and two touchdowns for the Eagles.
Philadelphia Eagles running back Kenneth Gainwell (ribs) was a full participant during Friday's practice after logging a limited session on Thursday. He has another day to log a full session on Saturday before the Eagles' Monday Night Football battle against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The third-year running back missed Week 2 with a rib injury that he suffered during a Week 1 win over the New England Patriots. Gainwell worked as the bell cow in that Week 1 victory, dominating the Eagles' running back snaps, albeit inefficiently (14 carries for 54 yards). D'Andre Swift worked as the lead ball carrier--in Gainwell's absence--in a dominating performance (28 carries for 175 yards) during the Week 2 win over the Vikings. In the wake of his impressive game, Swift will likely start against the Bucs but the Eagles' coaching staff like Gainwell and what he brings to the table. The two backs will likely work in a committee, which hampers both of their respective fantasy values.
Philadelphia Eagles running back Boston Scott (head) has cleared the league's concussion protocol and returned to practice on Friday after being limited on Thursday. Kenneth Gainwell (ribs) is also practicing for the second straight day this week after he missed last Thursday's win over the Minnesota Vikings. Scott suffered a concussion early in the Week 2 game but has benefitted from the extra time off and should be ready to go on Monday night against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers unless he suffers a setback on Saturday. With Gainwell looking likely to play as well this week, the 28-year-old Scott will most likely have a limited role in Philly's backfield and won't be a viable flex play in fantasy. In the season opener when the backfield was fully healthy, he had just one carry for three yards and caught one pass for seven yards.
Philadelphia Eagles running back Kenneth Gainwell (ribs) was listed as a limited participant in the team's first practice of the week on Thursday. Meanwhile, fellow RB Boston Scott was held out with a concussion. Gainwell was surprisingly the Eagles' lead runner in the season-opening win over the New England Patriots, but he picked up a rib injury in that contest and was inactive in last Thursday's win over the Minnesota Vikings. The 24-year-old looks to be in good shape to return on Monday night for a Week 3 matchup against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but there's no guarantee he'll see as much work as he did in Week 1 after D'Andre Swift had 28 carries for 175 yards and a touchdown last Thursday.