Kenneth Gainwell

FPPG: 5.0  |  FanDuel Salary: $4,900
FPPG: 5.0  |  FanDuel Salary: $4,900
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Eagles' Kenneth Gainwell operates as lead back in Week 1

Kenneth Gainwell operated as the Philadelphia Eagles' lead running back by a significant margin in the team's Week 1 win over the New England Patriots.

What It Means:

Gainwell played well ahead of both D'Andre Swift and Boston Scott in the season opener, while the team elected to leave Rashaad Penny off their game-day roster as a healthy scratch. The team seemed poised to use a committee for much of the offseason, but Gainwell appeared to firmly establish himself as the back to target in fantasy football with his Week 1 performance.

Gainwell handled 14 carries for 54 yards and caught all 4 of his targets for 20 more yards in the season opener, while Swift and Scott combined for just 4 total touches. It was a surprisingly dominant workload for Gainwell, who set personal bests in most opportunity share metrics in the outing.