Kenny Gainwell
Running BackRB
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Gainwell burst onto the scene with a dominant 2019 season as a redshirt freshman, showcasing elite rushing and pass-catching ability as he finished fourth in fantasy points among running backs. He was one of just two players with at least 200 carries and 45 targets, joining Eno Benjamin in that class, but Gainwell finished with 1,873 total yards and 15 scores while Benjamin posted just 1,430 on 50 more total touches. Gainwell’s pass-catching ability makes him a top notch fantasy asset -- he not only sees volume in that area, but he provides rare efficiency, too. His 10.0 YPT was the best mark in the nation by almost two full yards among backs with at least 45 targets. And with Memphis bringing its offensive nucleus back, there’s little reason to predict a drop-off for the electric Gainwell. Read Past Outlooks
Disappoints in season finale
December 29, 2019
Gainwell rushed nine times for 34 yards and a touchdown and caught seven of eight targets for 78 yards in the Cotton Bowl defeat to Penn State on Saturday.
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Gainwell came in as the Tigers' best offensive weapon but was relatively shut down by the Nittany Lions, holding him to a season-low 34 yards as he failed to reach double-digit carries for the first time all year. Despite the rough finish, the redshirt freshman still rushed for 1,459 yards and had 610 receiving yards with 16 total touchdowns, earning him the surprise of maybe the most surprising player in college football after only recording 91 rushing yards in four games during the 2018 campaign.
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Held in check by Cincinnati
December 8, 2019
Gainwell had 18 carries for 44 yards and three catches on five targets for 40 yards in Saturday's win over Cincinnati.
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Held without a score again
December 4, 2019
Gainwell had 15 carries for 87 yards against Cincinnati in the regular season finale. He added three catches for 20 yards on four targets.
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Noticeably absent from end zone
November 24, 2019
Gainwell had 14 carries for 128 yards in Saturday's 49-10 win over South Florida.
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Ends touchdown streak at eight
November 17, 2019
Gainwell rushed 17 times for 99 yards while catching his sole target for a nine-yard gain in Saturday's 45-27 win over Houston.
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Snaps 100-yard rush streak
November 3, 2019
Gainwell rushed 21 times for 88 yards and a touchdown and caught two targets for 14 yards in Saturday's win over SMU.
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