Gainwell will likely be the No. 3 running back in Philadelphia this season, and he has minimal Fantasy value in that role. He's not worth drafting in the majority of leagues. The Eagles lost Miles Sanders this offseason, but Philadelphia added D'Andre Swift and Rashaad Penny. While both are injury prone, it might take injuries to both at the same time for Gainwell to get an increased workload, and even then, Gainwell would share touches with Boston Scott. If Swift and Penny stay healthy, it could be difficult for Gainwell to get consistent touches. He didn't have more than nine total touches in any game in the regular season for the Eagles in 2022, and he doesn't profile as a workhorse on a consistent basis. Most likely, Gainwell is someone to add off waivers if Swift or Penny get injured during the year.
Gainwell spent his first two NFL seasons as a change-of-pace back behind Miles Sanders and is likely to play a similar (perhaps lesser) role behind newcomers D'Andre Swift and Rashaad Penny in 2023. Gainwell has outplayed his fifth-round pedigree thus far, piling up 953 yards and 10 TDs on 177 touches. His role hasn't allowed much fantasy production (zero games over 12.8 fantasy points in 2022), but he did make a bit of a leap during the playoffs (236 yards on 40 touches in three games). Gainwell's 5-foot-11, 191-pound frame will limit his ceiling and, while he's a fine late flier, he'll only be on the RB2 radar if oft-injured Swift or Penny misses time.