Kenneth Gainwell Fantasy Football Profile – 2021 NFL Top Prospects


Kenneth Gainwell Fantasy Football Profile 2021 Rookie Draft Guide

Kenneth Gainwell fantasy football
PHILADELPHIA, PA – OCTOBER 12: Kenneth Gainwell Fantasy Football Kenneth Gainwell #19 of the Memphis Tigers runs the ball against the Temple Owls at Lincoln Financial Field on October 12, 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

High School

Kenneth Gainwell attended Yazoo County High School in Yazoo City, Mississippi. He was a three-year starter at quarterback for the Panthers. As a junior, he passed for 1,184 yards and nine touchdowns and rushed for 1,292 yards and 20 touchdowns. During the summer going into his senior season, Gainwell committed to play college football at Memphis over offers from Ole Miss and Tulane.


Gainwell moved from quarterback to running back during summer training camp. As a redshirt freshman, Gainwell was named the Tigers’ starting running back following the departure of Tony Pollard. Gainwell rushed for 1,459 yards and 13 touchdowns while adding 52 receptions for 610 yards and 3 more scores in the passing game. He was named the AAC Freshman of the Year and first-team All-AAC. He opted out of the 2020 season to prepare for the 2021 NFL Draft.

ARLINGTON, TX – DECEMBER 28: Kenneth Gainwell Fantasy Football Memphis Tigers running back Kenneth Gainwell (19) rushes during the Cotton Bowl Classic between the Memphis Tigers and Penn State Nittany Lions on December 28, 2019 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX. (Photo by Andrew Dieb/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)


Many of the staff at believe that Kenneth Gainwell’s fantasy football profile is positive. He was a productive running back at Memphis both on the ground and through the air in 2019. His game should translate well to the NFL, possibly being a three down running back. After a productive season in 2019, Gainwell decided to opt-out for the 2020 season, so he should have fresh legs entering the NFL Draft. At 5’11” and 194 pounds, Gainwell has the size to be a good asset in the NFL.

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