Is D’Andre Swift Playing in Week 3? (Fantasy Football Injury Updates)
Lions running back D’Andre Swift entered his Week 2 matchup against the Packers as questionable to play. Swift did ultimately suit up in Green Bay. Unfortunately, this week he’s still dealing with the same groin injury, similar to the ailment that limited him through training camp. So, is Swift going to suit up Week 3 against the Ravens? Here’s the latest.
D’Andre Swift (groin) listed as questionable for Sunday
The Lions have listed RB D’Andre Swift as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Ravens.
Swift has been a great fantasy option for the first couple of weeks of the season. The Lions’ lack of offensive weapons has contributed to Swift seeing a steady diet of passing game work. Swift has been dealing with the groin injury for quite some time but has continued to play through it. He should be rolled out as a high-upside RB2 barring a setback.
What the Experts are Saying
D’Andre Swift came back down to earth a little bit in week two, but was still able to provide fantasy managers with a solid floor. He’s now leading the league in targets at the RB position with 16 and is ahead of players like CMC, James White, Mike Davis, etc. Even if the Lions aren’t going to be able to get much done on the ground each week, which is the most likely outcome in this matchup against Baltimore, Swift still brings a safe floor because of his work in the receiving game. Swift can be viewed as a low-end RB2 this week that does present some upside.
– Kyle Yates
Swift and Jamaal Williams turned in productive fantasy performances against the 49ers in Week 1, but neither came through against the Packers in Week 2. They had 15 combined carries for 62 yards against Green Bay. Swift had four catches for 41 yards to avoid a completely disastrous fantasy outing. Williams had three catches against his old team but finished with 37 yards from scrimmage. Swift played 68% of the offensive snaps in Week 1, 63% in Week 2. Williams’ snap share has been under 40% in both games, although Swift has only out-touched Williams by a 31-27 margin. Still, this seems to be Swift’s backfield and not so much the 1a/1b situation it was billed as. The Lions face a Ravens defense that’s given up three short rushing touchdowns but has otherwise been stout against the run, allowing 72.0 rushing yards per game and 3.7 yards per carry. Treat Swift as a high-end RB2 and Williams as a low-end RB3.
– Pat Fitzmaurice
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