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Kenneth Gainwell Week 2 Outlook - 49ers at Eagles

By Kyle Yates (FantasyPros), Fri, Sep 17th 2021, 3:25pm EDT

Kenneth Gainwell was someone that I loved coming into the NFL Draft and was shocked when he fell as far as he did. Coming into the 2021 season though, it was unclear what exactly his role in this offense was going to be. Would Boston Scott play a massive role behind Sanders or could it be more of a 50/50 split? We have our answer after week one and it's not even a competition. Scott only came onto the field in Special Teams packages and Gainwell amassed 11 touches right out of the gates. While he scored - and that vaulted him up the fantasy finish rankings - it's unlikely that he finds the end zone every single week. He'll be a useful FLEX play in Full PPR formats - and he's worth rostering on your bench in nearly every format - but we shouldn't jump too far with our conclusions from one game.

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