There have been reports all summer about Miles Sanders taking a multitude of reps with the 2nd team offense, and although coach Nick Sirianni is claiming that "everybody rotates," the Gainwell drumbeat has been sounding for months now. If Gainwell is the lead back in these high-leverage situations, he could sneak into FLEX territory by building on his 33-reception, six-touchdown rookie season.
The article would go on to mention, "He’s listed as a wide receiver but has seen just as many reps in the backfield this summer, if not more, looking like a strong candidate to handle third-down back duties if White can’t recover from hip surgery in time for the season." It may be time to cool the hype train on Rhamondre Stevenson, as this would severely hinder his fantasy upside as it was believed he may be the one operating as the receiving back on the New England carousel.
Browns RB Kareem Hunt requested a trade from the team but was told no by Cleveland.
Hunt is entering the final year of his contract and has been looking for a new deal. Hunt is set to make over $6 million this season between his base salary and roster bonus. Hunt has been sitting out drills. Hunt is coming off a season in which he missed nine games due to injuries and Covid-19. As a result, D’Ernest Johnson broke out and became a very solid RB2 behind Nick Chubb. Hunt is currently just inside the top 100 of Underdog ADP and the No. 31 RB. But his absence has meant more opportunities for Johnson. It’s shaping up to be a true committee behind Chubb.