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  • D'Andre Swift Officially Ruled Out

    Detroit Lions rookie running back D'Andre Swift (concussion) has officially been ruled out for Thursday's Thanksgiving game against the Texans. It'll be the rookie's second straight missed game and will leave Detroit's backfield to veteran Adrian Peterson and Kerryon Johnson. Peterson started last week against the Panthers and then split touches with Johnson. They weren't effective at all in the shutout loss, though, with Detroit rushing for 40 yards total in the game. Houston's defense has allowed the second-most fantasy points per game to running backs, so the duo should be more effective, but they are both low-ceiling RB4/flex plays in deeper leagues while they share the workload minus Swift.

    Nov 26 · Source via Lions D'Andre Swift
  • D'Andre Swift Unlikely To Play Thursday

    Detroit Lions rookie running back D'Andre Swift (concussion), who was listed as questionable for the Thanksgiving game on Thursday against the Texans, is unlikely to play, according to sources. Swift is set to miss his second straight game with the head injury. Fantasy managers need to remove Swift from their starting lineups for the early Thursday game. Veteran Adrian Peterson started in the backfield last week with Swift out and then split carries with Kerryon Johnson. Peterson is probably the better back of the two for fantasy purposes against, and the Texans Defense has allowed the second-most fantasy points per game to opposing running backs. Even then, Peterson and Johnson should be considered RB4/flex options with a low ceiling in deeper leagues.

    Nov 26 · Source via Lions D'Andre Swift
  • D'Andre Swift Questionable For Thanksgiving Game

    Detroit Lions rookie running back D'Andre Swift (concussion) is listed as questionable for Thursday's Thanksgiving game against the Texans. Swift didn't practice on Monday but was limited on both Tuesday and Wednesday, giving himself a chance to return to action this week after he sat out in Week 11. Consider the 21-year-old a game-time decision for now, but he should operate as the team's lead back if he's active, which would put him in the RB2 conversation against a Texans Defense that has allowed 12 total rushing touchdowns and the second-most fantasy points per game to opposing rushers. If Swift misses another game, Adrian Peterson and Kerryon Johnson would split backfield work and would be unappetizing RB3/flex options in deeper leagues.

    Nov 25 · Source via Lions D'Andre Swift
  • D'Andre Swift Still In Concussion Protocol

    Detroit Lions rookie running back D'Andre Swift is still in the concussion protocol as the team prepares to play early Thursday morning against the Texans on Thanksgiving. His availability could be a huge blow to a Lions team that is seeing its playoff hopes slip away. Swift has been fantastic over the past few weeks, displaying the type of versatile threat in the passing and running game that earned him praise in training camp. But as of now, the rookie is trending towards not playing, and it would be a shame with a favorable matchup in Week 12. The Texans have allowed the second-most fantasy points to opposing backs this season. Veteran Adrian Peterson will step up once again if Swift misses the game, but Peterson cannot be trusted to post RB2-type numbers despite the favorable tilt. Kerryon Johnson would also continue to mix in.

    Nov 24 · Source via Lions D'Andre Swift
  • D'Andre Swift Ruled Out For Sunday's Contest

    Detroit Lions running back D'Andre Swift (concussion) will miss Sunday's game versus Carolina due to not having cleared concussion protocol in time to take the field. Swift has emerged as Detroit's most captivating running back talent from a fantasy perspective over the last two weeks with his absence re-opening the door for Adrian Peterson and Kerryon Johnson to have extended roles. To make things doubly tricky for Swift, the Lions' next contest comes Thursday against the Texans, giving him little time to pass protocol after Sunday if he's to not miss a second game. With that in mind, fantasy managers could nab Peterson as an upside RB2/3 on a multi-week streamer claim. Swift figures to take over lead back duties upon his return, whenever that comes.

    Nov 21 · Source via Lions D'Andre Swift
  • D'Andre Swift Could Miss Week 11 With Concussion

    Detroit Lions rookie running back D'Andre Swift (concussion) didn't practice on Thursday because of a brain injury, putting his status for Week 11 against the Panthers in question. Swift made his first career start in Week 10 in the win over Washington, carrying the ball 16 times for 81 yards and adding 68 receiving yards. If Swift were to miss this Sunday's game, veteran Adrian Peterson and Kerryon Johnson would split the backfield work against Carolina. Swift is third on the team with 31 catches, leads all Lions backs with 4.7 yards per carry and has a team-high six touchdowns (four rushing), so losing him this weekend would be a big blow to Detroit's offense. If you roster Swift, you should be making other plans right now. Peterson and Johnson will be on the RB2/3 borderline if Swift is inactive.

    Nov 19 · Source via Lions D'Andre Swift
  • D'Andre Swift Has Intriguing Week 11 Matchup

    Detroit Lions running back D'Andre Swift will go up against a Panthers Defense that is allowing the fourth most fantasy points to opposing running backs this season. The rookie running back has racked up 246 all-purpose yards over his last two games and has taken over the starting job in the backfield over veteran Adrian Peterson. Now Swift will face a Panthers defense that has allowed 10 rushing touchdowns and six different players have posted 100+ total yards against them. The Lions are in limbo on offense as quarterback Matthew Stafford currently is dealing with torn ligaments in his thumb. If Stafford sits, expect Swift to see even more touches. The rookie has a chance at posting RB2 numbers in Week 11.

    Nov 19 · Source via Lions D'Andre Swift
  • D'Andre Swift Racks Up 149 Total Yards, One Touchdown

    Detroit Lions running back D'Andre Swift carried the ball 16 times for 81 yards and added five receptions for 68 yards with one score in the Lions 30-27 win over Washington in Week 10. The rookie has finally arrived after garnering plenty of fantasy buzz in the preseason. Swift made plays all over the field and now has supplanted veteran Adrian Peterson as the lead runner in the Lions backfield. The arrow is pointing up for Swift heading into Week 11 against a beatable Panthers run defense.

    Nov 15 · Source via Lions D'Andre Swift