Kenneth Gainwell

Kenneth Gainwell

23-Year-Old Running BackRB
Philadelphia Eagles
2022 Fantasy Outlook
Gainwell showed occasional flashes of productivity as a rookie fifth-round pick last season but never established a consistent role in the Philadelphia backfield. He topped 80 scrimmage yards on three occasions, Weeks 4, 13 and 18, which accounted for nearly half his yardage for the season. Gainwell mostly saw playing time on passing downs, but he was arguably more effective as a runner, with 4.3 YPC and five TDs on only 68 carries, while he managed only 5.1 YPT and dropped five passes. His role for Year 2 is uncertain, as Philadelphia doesn't seem to view Miles Sanders as a true No. 1 running back, which could open the door. Gainwell’s skill set is similar to that of his former Memphis teammate Tony Pollard, including the sub-4.5 speed, only Gainwell doesn't have someone with the pedigree or massive contract of Ezekiel Elliott ahead of him on the depth chart. Read Past Outlooks
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#136.18
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$Signed a four-year, $3.82 million contract with the Eagles in June of 2021.
Breaks out in divisional-round win
RBPhiladelphia Eagles
January 21, 2023
Gainwell rushed 12 times for 112 yards and a touchdown and brought in one of two targets for nine yards in the Eagles' 38-7 divisional-round win over the Giants on Saturday night.
ANALYSIS
Gainwell ended up logging just five rush attempts fewer than Miles Sanders, with game script heavily tilting toward the ground attack as the night unfolded. Gainwell, a second-year back, is still most likely to operate in a change-of-pace, low-volume role in an NFC Championship Game battle versus either the Cowboys or 49ers a week from Sunday, but Saturday night's performance, which was highlighted by a 35-yard scoring scamper with 1:51 remaining, served as a reminder of his considerable upside.
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How do Kenneth Gainwell's 2022 advanced stats compare to other running backs?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Broken Tackle %
    The number of broken tackles divided by rush attempts.
  • Positive Run %
    The percentage of run plays where he was able to gain positive yardage.
  • % Yds After Contact
    The percentage of his rushing yards that came after contact.
  • Avg Yds After Contact
    The average rushing yards he gains after contact.
  • Rushing TD %
    Rushing touchdowns divided by rushing attempts. In other words, how often is he scoring when running the ball.
  • Touches Per Game
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) he is averaging per game
  • % Snaps w/Touch
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) divided by offensive snaps played.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
  • % Targeted On Route
    Targets divided by total routes run. Also known as TPRR.
  • Avg Yds Per Route Run
    Receiving yards divided by total routes run. Also known as YPRR.
Broken Tackle %
9.4%
 
Positive Run %
94.3%
 
% Yds After Contact
47.5%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
2.2
 
Rushing TD %
7.5%
 
Touches Per Game
4.5
 
% Snaps w/Touch
24.5%
 
Air Yards Per Game
1.4
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.07
 
% Team Air Yards
0.5%
 
% Team Targets
5.7%
 
Avg Depth of Target
0.8 Yds
 
Catch Rate
79.3%
 
Drop Rate
6.9%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
6.7
 
% Targeted On Route
14.9%
 
Avg Yds Per Route Run
0.87
 
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Snap %
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#% of Team Snaps

67256%
5141%
33528%
3326%
18115%
4133%
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
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vs 49ers
Sunday, Jan 29th at 3:00PM
Overall QB Rating Against
63.4
 
Cornerbacks
73.4
 
Safeties
60.8
 
Linebackers
63.1
 
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2022 Kenneth Gainwell Split Stats
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Kenneth Gainwell's measurables compare to other running backs?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
* All metrics are from his Pro Day (not the combine).
Height
5' 9"
 
Weight
200 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.44 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.46 sec
 
Cone Drill
7.26 sec
 
Vertical Jump
35.0 in
 
Broad Jump
121 in
 
Bench Press
21 reps
 
Hand Length
9.88 in
 
Arm Length
30.38 in
 
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2021 Fantasy Outlook
The latest product of the Memphis running back factory, Gainwell follows Antonio Gibson, Tony Pollard and Darrell Henderson to the NFL, and while he may not be quite as fast as those guys, a 4.44 40-yard time at his pro day suggests Gainwell can also scoot. He showed impressive elusiveness, balance and vision in college, and despite being a bit undersized for a running back, he was more than willing to lower his pads and try to grind out yards between the tackles when asked to. That approach won't necessarily work against stronger defenders in the NFL, but with only one season of significant touches at Memphis on his resume after he opted out of the 2020 campaign, accumulated wear and tear is not a concern. Gainwell also has the receiving and pass-protection skills to carve out a role on third downs, giving him a path to less physically demanding touches, while also providing some early down production. Unfortunately, after being taken in the fifth round by the Eagles, he lands in a crowded backfield that has Miles Sanders in the top spot and an experienced backup in Boston Scott - not to mention QB Jalen Hurts - competing for carries and touches. The path to playing time is precarious, and the Eagles offense won't necessarily be a hotbed of RB production.
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Takes step back in second season
RBPhiladelphia Eagles
January 11, 2023
Gainwell carried the ball five times for 35 yards and record a seven-yard reception in Sunday's win over the Giants.
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Zero carries in Week 17
RBPhiladelphia Eagles
January 2, 2023
Gainwell didn't carry the ball a single time in Sunday's 20-10 loss to the Saints but did catch a pair of passes for 17 yards.
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Eight touches in loss
RBPhiladelphia Eagles
December 26, 2022
Gainwell rushed four times for 17 yards and caught all four of his targets for 41 yards in Saturday's 40-34 loss to the Cowboys.
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Five touches in Week 15 win
RBPhiladelphia Eagles
December 19, 2022
Gainwell rushed three times for five yards and caught two passes for nine yards in Sunday's win over the Bears.
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Barely used in blowout win
RBPhiladelphia Eagles
December 12, 2022
Gainwell did not receive a single carry in Sunday's 48-22 win over the Giants and gained zero yards on his lone reception.
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