Posted: 2/10/2021 11:19 pm UTC
Detroit Lions RB D'Andre Swift is expected to be more involved in the passing game in 2021, according to offensive coordinator Anthony Lynn. Running backs coach Duce Staley anticipates Swift seeing 25-plus touches per game and playing all three downs. 'You can get 18 carries and seven touches as far as receptions and you have 25 touches, which is what you want from your star back. When I look at D'Andre, I do think he's a three-down back and like I said, he has some special traits I can't wait to get my hands on, so I'm excited about that,' Staley said.
Huddle Up: Swift finished his rookie season 878 yards from scrimmage and 10 total touchdowns on 160 touches while starting just four of his 13 games played. An increased role for 2021 should thrust him into the upper RB2 tier in 2021 fantasy drafts.
Posted: 1/28/2021 4:47 am UTC
Detroit Lions RB D'Andre Swift will be used in the slot at times next season to allow him to take on linebackers in open space, according to head coach Dan Campbell.
Huddle Up: Swift missed a couple of games while dealing with a concussion, but emerged as the leader of the Detroit backfield as his rookie season progressed, finishing with 10 total touchdowns and 46 grabs. A bigger role in the passing game would only enhance his value, and he should have a great opportunity to be a solid RB2 in 2021.
Posted: 12/26/2020 10:26 pm UTC
Detroit Lions RB D'Andre Swift rushed for 45 yards on 10 carries against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 16. He also caught four passes for 25 yards during the game.
Huddle Up: Swift has received at least 10 carries in four of the last five games and also has at least four receptions in each of the last four games. He will continue to be a focal point on offense for the Lions and can be a No. 2 running back in most leagues.
Posted: 12/20/2020 10:55 pm UTC
Detroit Lions RB D'Andre Swift rushed for 67 yards and two touchdowns on 15 carries against the Tennessee Titans in Week 15. He also caught four passes for 15 yards during the game.
Huddle Up: Swift has taken over the starting job during the second half of the season and will continue to see plenty of touches during games. He can be considered a No. 2 back in fantasy leagues.
Posted: 12/14/2020 2:57 am UTC
Detroit Lions RB D'Andre Swift rushed seven times for 24 yards and a touchdown Sunday, Dec. 13, vs. the Green Bay Packers. He added four catches for 26 yards on five targets in Week 14.
Huddle Up: Swift returned from a two-game absence to find the end zone and salvage something for fantasy gamers. He has a trip to Tennessee ahead in Week 15 and is in the conversation for a PPR flex spot. The Titans have been among the most exploitable defenses of the position in 2020.
Posted: 12/13/2020 8:08 pm UTC
Detroit Lions RB D'Andre Swift (illness) is officially active for the Week 14 game.
Huddle Up: Swift missed the last several games because of various health problems, so it is not known if he will receive his normal workload. He can still be a flex option in fantasy leagues.
Posted: 12/13/2020 2:13 pm UTC
Detroit Lions RB D'Andre Swift (illness) is expected to play in Week 14's game versus the Green Bay Packers, barring a pregame setback, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Swift had been listed as questionable on the injury report after logging two limited practice sessions and one full session during the week. He can be, at minimum, a viable flex option in fantasy leagues, although it is uncertain if he will receive his normal workload.
Posted: 12/12/2020 12:50 am UTC
Detroit Lions RB D'Andre Swift (illness) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 11, but is listed as questionable for Week 14.
Huddle Up: Swift appears to have a good chance to play this week, but fantasy players will need to check the inactive list for his official status. It is not known if he will be able to handle his normal workload if he plays, but he can still be at least a flex option in leagues.
Posted: 12/11/2020 6:08 pm UTC
Detroit Lions RB D'Andre Swift (illness) is trending in the right direction toward playing in Week 14, interim head coach Darrell Bevell said Friday, Dec. 11.
Huddle Up: Swift has missed the last three games with concussion and illness issues, and there's a concern he could come back to a limited role Sunday. But the upside and the plus matchup against the Packers still make Swift a solid RB2 lineup candidate if he indeed winds up getting the green light.
Posted: 12/11/2020 2:14 am UTC
Detroit Lions RB D'Andre Swift (illness) was limited during practice Thursday, Dec. 10.
Huddle Up: Swift has not received a carry in almost a month, but he may be available in the Week 14 game. There is a chance he sees limited touches if he plays but can still be at least a flex option in fantay leagues.