Kenneth Gainwell
Kenneth Gainwell Out Thursday Versus Minnesota
10 months ago

Kenneth Gainwell suffered a rib injury against New England and he won’t suit up against the Minnesota Vikings in week two.

Kenneth Gainwell dominated the running back opportunities in the Eagles’ week one matchup against the Patriots. After a Summer of speculation debating who would be the starter between Rashaad Penny and D’Andre Swift, Gainwell surprisingly received a 62-percent snap share and 18 touches. He suffered a rib injury though and won’t be able to suit up tomorrow night against the Minnesota Vikings.

As a result, the Eagles will be left with Swift, Boston Scott, and Rashaad Penny (who did not suit up in week one) to carry the workload on a short week. Swift received the most snaps after Gainwell and will undoubtedly factor in on passing downs. However, all three will likely be active in what will be a running back by-committee approach until Gainwell returns. These running backs will not be startable in week two matchups outside of deeper leagues. Even then Swift is nothing more than a borderline RB3.