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Cam Akers or D'Andre Swift

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Experts' Pick
 
  D'Andre SwiftD. Swift
RB - DET
D'Andre Swift
Cam AkersC. Akers
RB - LAR
Cam Akers
Expert
Recommendation

58%
Recommended by
70 of 121 experts
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Recommended by
51 of 121 experts
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Rankings 
   
ECR# 27# 28
Best Rank# 10# 18
Worst Rank# 52# 53
   
Fantasy Points 
   
Season Total0.00.0
Avg Game
Avg Projection129.8127.3
   
Schedule 
   
SOS Rank732
   
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Eric MoodyE. Moody
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#27#28
   
Jennifer EakinsJ. Eakins
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#27#28
   
Matt SchaufM. Schauf
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#24#23
   
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#28#27
   
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07/01
#30#23
   
Matt MacCoyM. MacCoy
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#25#27
   
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#39#32
   
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#25#22
   
Mike RandleM. Randle
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05/08
#25#47
   
Walton SpurlinW. Spurlin
FantasyPros
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#24#29
   
Player Game Logs Comparison
  D'Andre SwiftD. Swift
RB - DET
D'Andre Swift
Cam AkersC. Akers
RB - LAR
Cam Akers
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. CHI vs. DAL
Week 2 at GB at PHI
Week 3 at ARI at BUF
Week 4 vs. NO vs. NYG
Week 5BYE WEEK at WAS
Week 6 at JAC at SF
Week 7 at ATL vs. CHI
Week 8 vs. IND at MIA
Week 9 at MINBYE WEEK
Week 10 vs. WAS vs. SEA
Week 11 at CAR at TB
Week 12 vs. HOU vs. SF
Week 13 at CHI at ARI
Week 14 vs. GB vs. NE
Week 15 at TEN vs. NYJ
Week 16 vs. TB at SEA
Week 17 vs. MIN vs. ARI
Player Projections Comparison
  D'Andre SwiftD. Swift
RB - DET
D'Andre Swift
Cam AkersC. Akers
RB - LAR
Cam Akers
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts176.3168.1
Rush Yards690.3671.6
Rush TDs4.45.8
   
Receiving
   
Receptions33.828.2
Rec Yards293.1225.7
Rec TDs1.41.0
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points129.8127.3
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
  D'Andre SwiftD. Swift
RB - DET
D'Andre Swift
Cam AkersC. Akers
RB - LAR
Cam Akers
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Player Targets Comparison
  D'Andre SwiftD. Swift
RB - DET
D'Andre Swift
Cam AkersC. Akers
RB - LAR
Cam Akers
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Notes for Player Combination
  D'Andre SwiftD. Swift
RB - DET
D'Andre Swift
Cam AkersC. Akers
RB - LAR
Cam Akers
Expert 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
Some are automatically assuming that Swift will get 20 touches per game in the Lions offense, though I'm not part of that group. Kerryon Johnson has been solid for the Lions when on the field, though he's had issues staying on the field, and the Lions are tired of bringing in guys like LeGarrette Blount, C.J. Anderson, and Bo Scarbrough. So, they'll likely work both running backs to keep them healthy and fresh. I do believe Swift is the better back, hence the higher ranking, but expecting more than 12-14 touches per game out of the gate would be a mistake.The Rams were going to draft a running back - we knew that after they interviewed a ton of them in the draft process. What we didn't know was that they'd take one with their first pick in the draft. While Darrell Henderson is a threat to Akers' overall workload, they clearly know what they have in Henderson, and drafted Akers early. It seems like Henderson is going to be the lesser part of the timeshare, while Akers is the early-down back and likely to receive goal-line work. There's a chance Henderson has a bigger role than anticipated, which prevents us from trusting Akers as anything more than a high-end RB3.
Elliot Berkovits
Pack to the Future
Swift is one of the most electrifying players coming out of the 2020 draft class. His only roadblock is the fact that he ended up on the Lions. The Lions offense has been notoriously bad for RBs for years and he'll have to compete with Kerryon Johnson for touches. That being said, Johnson hasn't been able to stay healthy and if anything were to happen to him, Swift would skyrocket in everyone's rankings.Both in reality and fantasy, Cam Akers is one of the most exciting rookies coming into the league. He enters an offense that desperately needs a new face at the RB position and I expect Akers to be that guy. Due to COVID, it may take a few weeks, but Akers should finish the season as the clear RB1 on the Rams and has top-24 fantasy potential as well.
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
 My bet for rookie RB to see most touches - skills to be a featured back (with a little pass game improvement), and team clearly lacks confidence in D. Henderson in that role
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
Swift should start the season as the Lions top running back and the Lions did have the 11th ranked offensive line by Pro Football Focus last year. Swift has a chance to be a flex RB with RB2 upside.The Rams may have as many as four members in their RBBC, Akers is the early favorite to be the lead back in one of the most intriguing timeshare situations in the NFL.
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
 Akers was a 5-star HS recruit, played behind one of the worst O-Lines in the country at FSU and still put up 1,100 and 8 his freshman year. He can rush, pass, and block, is durable, and was a 2nd round pick by a team that had just spent a 3rd round pick on a RB the year prior. Plus, even in a down year last season, Gurley put up 14 TDs in that offense. Akers is a RB2 with high-end RB1 upside.
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
Swift is going to be splitting the workload with Kerryon Johnson this season, but he's still going to make an impact for fantasy. I'm projecting that Swift can be rolled out as a RB2/FLEX play consistently every week.This is one of the most puzzling selections to me in the entire draft. While I wasn't a huge Akers fan heading into the draft, I believed he could have value as a pass-catching back or a player that would thrive being moved out into space. Darrell Henderson is still there and could be the 1st/2nd down back, while Akers assumes the 3rd down work. However, this OL is still horrendous and is not going to help these RBs at all. This could be a David Montgomery type selection in year one, where the talent level is there, but the OL just simply can't hold up. Akers is a very risky pick in Dynasty leagues.
Kevin Wheeler
Draftwize
 Cam Akers has the easiest path to a featured role among these rookie RBs in terms of proven competition in their backfield. Akers also happens to be a baller. @Ihartitz
Ben Wasley
The Fantasy First Down
What a mess the Lions backfield was in 2019; Kerryon Johnson, Bo Scarborough, Ty Johnson, JD McKissic, CJ Anderson, Paul Perkins, Tra Carson and Wes Hills all started a game with Hills oddly the overall RB9 in PPG bizarrely. Into this nightmare walks D'Andre Swift. The shining light at the end of the tunnel is that the run offence was actually pretty good at times and if Swift is able to earn enough volume, he's got RB1 upside. Sadly, that's unlikely to occur as it projects as the committee approach Matt Patricia seems to favour and that limits Swift's upside significantly. If things break right he may provide big value later in the season but it'll start off very messy so be warned.Despite being 7th in total yards, the Rams somehow managed to give only 1500 of them to their RBs. While that's less than ideal, there is room for growth. There are rumblings that the Rams want to do more on the ground and with Darrell Henderson and Malcolm Brown proving underwhelming to this point, it's entirely possible that by halfway through the season, this is Cam Akers's backfield. Given the huge TD and fantasy point upside that role has previously held, a return to form for the Rams could make the young rookie a fantasy stud. Be very aware that he'll start the season slowly but he could rumble home with a head of steam if things fall his way.