Kenneth Gainwell

RB · Philadelphia Eagles

Height 5'9" Weight 200
DOB 1999-03-14 Age 24.5
College Memphis

2023 Fantasy Rankings

RB # 43 (Tier 6) · ADP (12-team PPR): 12.03, 135th

Position Rankings

RankNameByeAgeADP1PPG2
Tier 6
41Rashaad Penny, PHI1027.710.1110.0
42Jerick McKinnon, KC1031.310.089.9
43Kenneth Gainwell, PHI1024.512.034.5
44Jaylen Warren, PIT624.99.085.0
Tier 7
45Tank Bigsby, JAC922.110.12
1 NFFC (12-team PPR)
2 2022 season, Half PPR scoring

Fantasy News Last 90 Days

  • Kenneth Gainwell A Low-End Flex Option Against Commanders

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    Philadelphia Eagles running back Kenneth Gainwell will take on the division-rival Washington Commanders in Week 4 on Sunday. While the 24-year-old was the clear-cut starter in Week 1 against New England, he has since been relegated to backup duties behind D'Andre Swift, who went nuclear in Gainwell's absence in Week 2. The third-year back still has fantasy relevance, especially in matchups where the Eagles are heavily favored. However, he can only max out as a high-end RB3 with Swift active. This week against Washington, Gainwell has a shot to rank inside the top 36. The Commanders did well against Arizona and Denver but allowed Buffalo to run all over them last week. Consider Gainwell a low-tier flex option in Week 4.

    Sep 29 · Source via Eagles Kenneth Gainwell
  • Kenneth Gainwell Inefficient In Return

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    Philadelphia Eagles running back Kenneth Gainwell took 14 carries for 43 yards and added one reception for five yards during the team's 25-11 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. In his return from a rib injury, the 24-year-old took a backseat to D'Andre Swift until the game's final drive, where he was given eight carries while Philadelphia was milking the clock. Gainwell was largely inefficient, averaging 3.1 yards per carry and running straight into defenders once he crossed the line of scrimmage. Swift's second straight performance of over 100 yards has secured him the starting role. However, Gainwell still carries fantasy value in plus matchups and will take over as the clear leader if anything happens to the former Detroit Lion. Consider the third-year back a low-end flex option in Week 4 against the division rival Washington Commanders.

    Sep 25 · Source via Eagles Kenneth Gainwell
  • Kenneth Gainwell Off The Week 3 Injury Report

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    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.

    Sep 23 · Source via Eagles Kenneth Gainwell D'Andre Swift
  • Kenneth Gainwell Practices In Full On Friday

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    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.

    Sep 22 · Source via Eagles Kenneth Gainwell
  • Kenneth Gainwell Puts In Limited Practice

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    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.

    Sep 21 · Source via Eagles Kenneth Gainwell
  • Kenneth Gainwell Ruled Out For Thursday Night

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    The Philadelphia Eagles ruled out running back Kenneth Gainwell (ribs) for the Week 2 matchup against the Minnesota Vikings on Thursday night. Gainwell picked up a rib injury in the Week 1 win over the New England Patriots on Sunday while operating surprisingly as the team's lead back. He was unable to practice all week. Gainwell is still worth a pickup in leagues where he's still available, but he'll have to wait until Week 3 to make an impact. Fantasy managers who were thoroughly disappointed by D'Andre Swift's Week 1 performance in his Eagles debut -- one carry for three yards, one catch for no gain -- should be ready to deploy him in a flex spot with Gainwell out against a bad defense this week. Rashaad Penny should also make his Philly debut after he was a surprise healthy scratch in the season opener.

    Sep 13 · Source via Eagles Kenneth Gainwell
  • Kenneth Gainwell Trending Toward Missing Week 2

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    Philadelphia Eagles running back Kenneth Gainwell (ribs) is trending toward not being ready to play in Week 2 on Thursday night against the Minnesota Vikings, according to sources. The Eagles' final injury report for Thursday's game will be released later on Wednesday. It's likely that Gainwell will be listed as either questionable or out after being listed as a non-participant in walkthrough practices the first two days of the week. The 24-year-old was Philly's leading rusher in the Week 1 win over the New England Patriots, so if he's inactive or limited on Thursday night, D'Andre Swift figures to take over the team's committee backfield. Rashaad Penny, who was a healthy scratch in the season opener, will likely make his team debut this week if Gainwell doesn't suit up.

    Sep 13 · Source via Eagles Kenneth Gainwell
  • Kenneth Gainwell Given Another DNP At Practice

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    The Philadelphia Eagles listed running back Kenneth Gainwell (ribs) as a non-participant on their estimated practice report on Tuesday after they conducted a walkthrough. It's the second DNP that Gainwell has picked up this week, meaning he should be considered very questionable to play in Week 2 on a short week this Thursday night against the Minnesota Vikings. The Eagles probably aren't going to push the 24-year-old to play since they also have D'Andre Swift, Boston Scott and Rashaad Penny at their disposal at the position. If Gainwell doesn't play or is limited, Swift figures to be Philly's lead back after seeing just one carry for three yards in his Eagles debut in the Week 1 win over the New England Patriots on Sunday. As of right now, Gainwell profiles as a shaky RB3/flex for Week 2.

    Sep 12 · Source via Eagles Kenneth Gainwell
  • Kenneth Gainwell Uncertain For Thursday Night

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    Philadelphia Eagles running back Kenneth Gainwell (rib) is dealing with a rib injury and remains a wait and see for the team's Week 2 game on Thursday night against the Minnesota Vikings. Gainwell was listed as a non-participant on the team's estimated injury report on Monday, so his status is one to keep an eye on this week, especially after he served as the leader of the team's backfield in their Week 1 win over the New England Patriots on Sunday. If the 24-year-old is unable to play on Thursday or is limited in any way, D'Andre Swift, Boston Scott and Rashaad Penny, who was a healthy scratch in the season opener, would form some sort of three-man committee backfield for Philly.

    Sep 12 · Source via Eagles Kenneth Gainwell
  • Kenneth Gainwell Dealing With Rib Injury

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    Philadelphia Eagles running back Kenneth Gainwell (ribs) was listed on the Week 2 estimated injury report on Monday and did not take part in practice. This is more of a story after Gainwell surprisingly led the Eagles' backfield in the Week 1 win over the New England Patriots. D'Andre Swift served as the No. 2 and Boston Scott was the No. 3, with Rashaad Penny being a healthy scratch on Sunday. With a short week against the Minnesota Vikings on Thursday night in Week 2, Gainwell's availability could be in question if he isn't able to return to practice in the next two days. If Gainwell is out or limited this week, Swift figures to be the leader of a committee backfield for Philadelphia.

    Sep 11 · Source via Eagles Kenneth Gainwell
  • Kenneth Gainwell Dominates Backfield Touches In Win Over New England

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    Philadelphia Eagles running back Kenneth Gainwell took 14 carries for 54 yards and caught all four of his targets for an additional 20 yards during the team's 25-20 victory over the New England Patriots. In a surprise twist, Rashaad Penny was a healthy scratch, and D'Andre Swift handled just one carry on the night. Gainwell accounted for 81.8 percent of the running back touches Sunday. The usage was fantastic, but he failed to find the end zone and averaged fewer than four yards per carry. Whether or not the backfield is rotated more often over the next few weeks remains to be seen, but it is safe to assume that the third-year back is the No. 1 option for Philadelphia moving forward. Gainwell should be considered a fringe RB2 against Minnesota this upcoming Thursday.

    Sep 10 · Source via Eagles Kenneth Gainwell
  • Kennedy Brooks Leads Eagles In Carries Thursday Night

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    Philadelphia Eagles running back Kennedy Brooks took seven carries for 26 yards and caught his lone target for a four-yard gain during the team's 18-18 preseason tie with the Cleveland Browns. Brooks did not see the field until the second half but ended up leading the team in total carries by the end of the night. The 24-year-old floated around the Eagles practice squad last season but has little to no chance of making the final 53-man roster, especially after a less-than-stellar showing against the Cleveland third-string defense. With the Eagles running back room packed by the likes of Rashaad Penny, D'Andre Swift, Kenneth Gainwell, Trey Sermon, and Boston Scott, Brooks will be lucky to land on the Philadelphia practice squad by the time the regular season kicks off. He should see some run during the Eagles' final preseason game next Thursday.

    Aug 18 · Source via Eagles Kennedy Brooks Kenneth Gainwell Rashaad Penny Boston Scott Trey Sermon D'Andre Swift
  • Kenneth Gainwell In A Featured-Back Role?

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    Philly Voice's Shamus Clancy writes that Philadelphia Eagles running back Kenneth Gainwell appears to be promoted to a "feature" back spot in training camp recently, with D'Andre Swift emerging as the pass-catching back who will be on the field in third-down and two-minute situations. Gainwell has frequently been the team's early down back when he's getting touches as a runner, and he's undoubtedly had a stronger camp than the oft-injured Rashaad Penny. Gainwell scored three touchdowns in short-yardage, goal-line situations in Wednesday's practice. Clancy's current guess is that Gainwell is the team's top back, with Swift, Boston Scott and Penny behind him in that order. Swift certainly has the most appeal as an RB3/flex in PPR leagues, but Gainwell could begin to gain steam as a late-round flier over Penny in standard-scoring leagues if this momentum lasts.

    Aug 10 · Source via Eagles Kenneth Gainwell
  • Kenneth Gainwell Getting Work In Two-Minute Drills

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    Philadelphia Eagles running back Kenneth Gainwell has been the featured back during two-minute drills during training camp. This shouldn't be surprising considering that has been his role in each of the last two seasons. The Eagles traded for D'Andre Swift this offseason and the hope was that he'd take on a majority of the passing downs. If Gainwell takes over that role that could be bad news for Swift's overall value. The Eagles also have Rashaad Penny who figures to get a majority of the running downs. Out of the trio, Swift has the highest upside, but Gainwell could have sneaky value next season.

    Aug 4 · Source via Eagles Kenneth Gainwell
  • Best of Thursday at NFL training camps: Who's winning the Eagles' RB battle?

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    Has D'Andre Swift impressed? Here are the best photos, videos and notes from across the league, plus insight from our reporters.

    Aug 3 · ESPN Eagles D'Andre Swift Rashaad Penny Kenneth Gainwell
  • Running Back Stats

    SeasonTeamFPtsFP/GGSnpSnp%MS%Opp/GRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDFL
    2021PHI106.96.71629826.610.57.4682914.28550332537.711
    2022PHI76.44.51733128.17.04.8532404.53429231697.300
    2023PHI14.77.427835.015.217.028973.46065255.000

    2023

    WkVsScoreFPtsRB RankSnpSnp%MS%OppRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDFL
    1@NEW 25-209.4244162.127.31814543.86044205.000
    2MINW 34-280.0---------------
    3@TBW 25-115.3413746.320.01614433.0702155.000

    2022

    WkVsScoreFPtsRB RankSnpSnp%MS%OppRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDFL
    1@DETW 38-3510.2232329.911.795204.00142126.000
    2MINW 24-72.3631926.05.54273.500211111.000
    3@WASW 24-80.6752231.44.33362.000000-00
    4JACW 29-218.2352226.88.575193.80121-2-2.000
    5@ARIW 20-172.0641621.94.133206.670000-00
    6DALW 26-172.5461723.97.055255.000000-00
    8PITW 35-131.6661424.63.52133.0001188.000
    9@HOUW 29-1711.3171827.710.874225.50133165.300
    10WASL 21-321.7581632.06.03177.0002155.000
    11@INDW 17-160.0-1116.21.51100.000000-00
    12GBW 40-3311.1272733.811.398394.8811177.000
    13TENW 35-106.8382027.49.673155.000433812.700
    14@NYGW 48-220.5661217.61.5100-01100.000
    15@CHIW 25-202.4562939.76.85351.6702294.500
    16@DALL 34-407.8303042.311.384174.250444110.300
    17NOL 10-202.7601527.33.6200-022178.500
    18NYGW 22-164.7442027.48.265357.0001177.000
    DPNYGW 38-718.6-2637.120.014121129.3312199.000
    CCSFW 31-78.4-3141.923.01714483.430322613.000
    SBKCL 35-386.1-3850.714.7117213.00044205.000

    Touchdown Distances
    Rushing: 2, 10, 4, 4, 35

    2021

    WkVsScoreFPtsRB RankSnpSnp%MS%OppRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDFL
    1@ATLW 32-611.3202535.216.9129374.1113263.000
    2SFL 11-174.2501932.815.596142.33032189.000
    3@DALL 21-414.9431831.08.65122.000433210.700
    4KCL 30-4217.9122939.214.91133110.33186589.700
    5@CARW 21-182.9541623.97.552168.0003188.000
    6TBL 22-280.6681223.13.8200-02111.000
    7@LVL 22-3314.1213550.718.8135204.000844110.311
    8@DETW 44-62.7582030.820.01313272.080000-00
    9LACL 24-276.3381119.33.52231.501000-00
    10@DENW 30-131.9572031.34.73252.5001199.000
    11NOW 40-290.0---------------
    12@NYGL 7-134.7421116.46.0400-0433210.700
    13@NYJW 33-1817.2112738.023.91712544.50155336.600
    15WASW 27-170.0-68.51.4100-0100-00
    16NYGW 34-101.17623.21.6100-01166.000
    17@WASW 20-160.476813.11.61144.000000-00
    18DALL 26-5116.7123952.725.71912786.5017492.300
    WC@TBL 15-3114.0-2537.99.16166.00055499.810

    Touchdown Distances
    Rushing: 8, 7, 1, 18, 7
    Receiving: 13, 16

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