Kenneth Gainwell
RB PHI (7)
Sun 1/16/22 5:35 PM

Gainwell rushed the ball one time for six yards in Sunday's 31-15 loss to the Buccaneers in the wild-card round. He added five receptions for 49 yards and a touchdown.
EDGE Analysis
Gainwell was the most productive running back for Philadelphia on Sunday, thanks in large part to game script. He had only two receptions for three yards in the first half, but he picked up gains of 20 and 16 yards as a receiver in the fourth quarter -- the latter of which went for a touchdown. Besides games when the Eagles' running back depth chart was depleted, Gainwell struggled to receive consistent touches in his rookie season. However, with Jordan Howard hitting unrestricted free agency and Boston Scott a restricted free agent this offseason, Gainwell could step into a bigger role in 2022.

Kenneth Gainwell
RB PHI (7)
Fri 1/14/22 4:28 PM

Gainwell is likely to see limited use out of the backfield during Sunday's wild-card game at Tampa Bay with Miles Sanders (hand) cleared to return from a two-game absence and with Boston Scott (illness) and Jordan Howard (illness) available following one-game absences, Mike Kaye of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.
EDGE Analysis
While all of Sanders, Scott and Howard were sidelined for Week 18, Gainwell stepped into a lead role for Philadelphia in the team's blowout loss to the Cowboys in the regular-season finale, finishing with 12 carries for 78 yards and a touchdown to go with four receptions for nine yards on seven targets. Considering he had picked up just one carry in each of the previous three games before Week 18, Gainwell likely won't have much of a role in the ground attack now that the Eagles are back to full strength at the position. However, Kaye suggests Gainwell could receive more playing time out of the slot Sunday, as the Eagles only have four healthy wideouts for the postseason opener following J.J. Arcega-Whiteside's (finger) placement on injured reserve.

Kenneth Gainwell
RB PHI (7)
Sat 1/8/22 11:58 PM

Gainwell rushed 12 times for 78 yards and a touchdown and caught four of seven targets for nine yards in Saturday's 51-26 loss to the Cowboys.
EDGE Analysis
Gainwell was effective while starting at tailback, gaining 63 of his yards on the ground in the first half. That total included Gainwell's seven-yard touchdown run during the second quarter, giving him six touchdowns on his rookie campaign. Although Gainwell was heavily involved Saturday, it'll be interesting to see how the Eagles split their backfield snaps in next weekend's playoff game, when fellow running backs Boston Scott and Jordan Howard could potentially return from the reserve/COVID-19 list, with usual starter Miles Sanders' (hand) status worth monitoring as well.

Kenneth Gainwell
RB PHI (7)
Sat 1/8/22 6:23 PM

Gainwell is in line for an increased workload Saturday night against the Cowboys, per Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports Philadelphia, with Miles Sanders (hand) out and Boston Scott (illness) and Jordan Howard (illness) still on the reserve/COVID-19 list.
EDGE Analysis
Also in the team's backfield mix versus Dallas will be Jason Huntley, who is up from the practice squad to work in tandem with Gainwell on Saturday. In a game where multiple key Philadelphia players figure to be sidelined or limited, Gainwell has a chance to earn enough Week 18 volume to merit fantasy lineup (or DFS) consideration for those scrambling for a running back option.

Kenneth Gainwell
RB PHI (7)
Fri 1/7/22 6:35 PM

Gainwell could be in line for an elevated workload Saturday against the Cowboys with Miles Sanders (hand) ruled out and Boston Scott (illness) and Jordan Howard (illness) still on the reserve/COVID-19 list, Chris McPherson of the Eagles' official site reports.
EDGE Analysis
Fortunately for the Eagles, they have until 4:00 p.m. ET on Saturday to activate Scott and/or Howard. If one or both are unable to do so, Gainwell is the only healthy running back on the active roster and would be poised to take on more snaps and reps out of the backfield Saturday night. The rookie fifth-round pick has averaged 3.8 yards on his 56 carries, gathered in 29 of 43 targets for 244 yards and totaled five touchdowns in 15 appearances. To bolster its depth behind Gainwell, the team may opt to elevate Jason Huntley and/or Kerryon Johnson from the practice squad.

Kenneth Gainwell
RB PHI (7)
Mon 1/3/22 2:48 PM

Gainwell took his lone carry for four yards in Sunday's 20-16 win over the Football Team.
EDGE Analysis
Gainwell played just eight snaps on offense, even with Miles Sanders out due to a broken hand. It marks the third straight game for the rookie of under 10 offensive snaps played.

Kenneth Gainwell
RB PHI (7)
Thu 12/30/21 5:26 PM

Gainwell (ankle) practiced fully Thursday.
EDGE Analysis
The Eagles backfield is in flux this week with Miles Sanders sidelined due to a broken hand and Jordan Howard tending to a stinger. Sanders won't play Sunday at Washington, while Howard has one limited session under his belt so far this week. If Howard is able to play through his issue, he'd join Boston Scott as the likeliest of the team's running backs to earn snaps and touches. However, if Howard is limited or out, Gainwell is the next RB up. In 14 appearances as a fifth-round rookie, Gainwell has averaged 3.6 yards on his 55 carries, hauled in 29 of 43 targets for 244 yards and scored five touchdowns.

Kenneth Gainwell
RB PHI (7)
Wed 12/29/21 4:12 PM

Gainwell (ankle) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice.
EDGE Analysis
Fellow running backs Jordan Howard (stinger) and Miles Sanders (hand) both missed practice, with the latter already confirmed out for Sunday's game against Washington. Boston Scott figures to work as the lead runner if Howard is also absent, but Gainwell could also have a significant role, assuming his ankle injury is minor. His ability to practice in any capacity Wednesday suggests that's likely the case.

Kenneth Gainwell
RB PHI (7)
Mon 12/27/21 4:41 PM

Gainwell caught his only target for six yards in Sunday's 34-10 win over the Giants.
EDGE Analysis
The rookie played just two offensive snaps in the game, even after Miles Sanders (hand) and Jordan Howard (neck) left early. With Sanders already ruled out for Week 17 and Howard questionable, however, Gainwell and Boston Scott should each see more work against Washington.

Kenneth Gainwell
RB PHI (7)
Sun 12/5/21 9:16 PM

Gainwell carried the ball 12 times for 54 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 33-18 win over the Jets. He added five receptions for 33 yards.
EDGE Analysis
Gainwell worked as the backup to Miles Sanders with Jordan Howard (knee) inactive and Boston Scott (illness) seemingly not at full strength. As a result, he saw the second-highest carry total of his career and had by far his most productive day on the ground in terms of total yards. The highlight of his performance came late in the second quarter when he reached the end zone on an 18-yard scamper during which he ducked through several defenders. Gainwell also tallied multiple receptions for the second consecutive game, and he's combined to record eight catches for 86 yards in that span. The Eagles may prefer the veteran combination of Howard and Scott behind Sanders in the backfield moving forward, but Gainwell was impressive with his opportunity Sunday.