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|While the Eagles' new acquisitions at running back are great for the offense as a whole, the player who was likely the biggest loser for the Eagles this offseason is running back Kenneth Gainwell. It looked for a moment as if Gainwell might potentially get an opportunity to start this season when they moved on from Miles Sanders, but that thought was quickly put to bed when the team brought in both Rashaad Penny and D'Andre Swift.
Gainwell played a minimal role in the Eagles' offense in 2022, carrying the ball just 53 times despite playing in every game. He did lead all Eagles running backs with 29 carries and 23 receptions but is unlikely to maintain a strong grasp on the pass-catching role now that Swift has arrived.
Gainwell projects as more of an insurance policy rather than a locked-in contributor, but he's playing behind two backs who both have a long history of injuries, so there's a decent chance that Gainwell ends up carving out a role at some point during the season. He's someone who should probably go undrafted in most leagues, but keep an eye on him throughout the season as he could end up being a very valuable waiver wire addition.
| D'Andre Swift not expected to play, Illness
Eagles lose starting RB for Week 18
By: Mike Krueger | Sun Jan 7, 12:00 pm
|Eagles' RB D'Andre Swift is not expected to play today vs. the Giants due to illness, per league source. (Adam Schefter on X)
FFToday's Take: The Eagles will be without their starting running back against the Giants for the season finale. Expect to see Kenneth Gainwell and Rashaad Penny handle the running back workload.