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D'Andre Swift or Jonathan Taylor

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Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jonathan TaylorJ. Taylor
RB - IND
Jonathan Taylor
D'Andre SwiftD. Swift
RB - DET
D'Andre Swift
Expert
Recommendation

92%
Recommended by
111 of 121 experts
8%
Recommended by
10 of 121 experts
Most Accurate Experts 
   
Top Experts 100% 0%
Top RB Experts67%33%
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Rankings 
   
ECR# 20# 27
Best Rank# 12# 10
Worst Rank# 47# 52
   
Fantasy Points 
   
Season Total0.00.0
Avg Game
Avg Projection145.9129.8
   
Schedule 
   
SOS Rank27
   
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Jonathan TaylorD'Andre Swift
   
Steven PintadoS. Pintado
The Fantasy Coaches
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Lawrence JacksonL. Jackson
Fantasy Football Lord
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Dalton Del DonD. Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
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RotoBaller
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SleeperWire
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Brian StraitB. Strait
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Justin DoddsJ. Dodds
Locked In Football
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Razzball
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Nick HumphreysN. Hump...
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Nick ZylakN. Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice
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#16#25
   
Bill EnrightB. Enright
Sports Illustrated
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#19#28
   
Donald GibsonD. Gibson
FantasyPros
17 h
#22#30
   
Nolan KellyN. Kelly
Awesemo
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Scott EngelS. Engel
RotoBaller
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Adam PfeiferA. Pfeifer
FTN
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Zachary HanshewZ. Hanshew
FantasyPros
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Scott PianowskiS. Pian...
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Tal MalachovskyT. Mala...
The Fantasy Scout
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Hail to Fantasy Football
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BallBlast
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CBS Sports
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FantasyPros
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The Football Girl
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Morgan ColbyM. Colby
The Fantasy Champions
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Jacob GibbsJ. Gibbs
SportsLine
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Des BielerD. Bieler
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WalterFootball
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#17#32
   
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#22#27
   
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Pressbox
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#21#30
   
Derek LoflandD. Lofland
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Muntradamus M.
Beast Dome
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#21#27
   
Seth MillerS. Miller
Crossroads Fantasy Football
5 d
#22#31
   
Mark RossM. Ross
Athlon Sports
5 d
#15#23
   
Greg SmithG. Smith
TwoQBs
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#14#19
   
Ryan SkolrudR. Skolrud
SkullKing Sports
6 d
#23#29
   
Ben WasleyB. Wasley
The Fantasy First Down
6 d
#25#30
   
Andy VandaA. Vanda
Take Your League
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#21#27
   
Richard SavillR. Savill
Fantasy Six Pack
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#21#29
   
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The Athletic
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#24#29
   
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Going For 2
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Get Sports Info
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#25#26
   
Ryan NoonanR. Noonan
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#24#30
   
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#47#52
   
Michael BellerM. Beller
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#20#29
   
Richard KingR. King
King Fantasy Sports
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#26#25
   
Mike RigzM. Rigz
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Expand The Boxscore
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DK Nation
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Bleacher Report
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5th Down Fantasy
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numberFire
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#27#24
   
Anthony CervinoA. Cervino
Gridiron Experts
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#22#28
   
Kyle RichardsonK. Rich...
The Fantasy Headliners
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#19#31
   
Kyle YatesK. Yates
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2 w
#18#23
   
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RotoViz
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#20#30
   
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#28#31
   
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New Life Fantasy
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#20#27
   
Chris KennedyC. Kennedy
The Fantasy Headliners
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#21#25
   
Geoff LambertG. Lambert
Going For 2
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#13#29
   
Matthew BoweM. Bowe
Razzball
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#18#33
   
Jeff PaurJ. Paur
RTSports
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#28#26
   
Andy SingletonA. Sing...
Expand The Boxscore
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#13#28
   
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Important Nonsense
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#19#23
   
SmittyS.
SleeperU
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#17#23
   
Andrew EricksonA. Eric...
Pro Football Focus
4 w
#25#37
   
Raju ByfieldR. Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
4 w
#18#20
   
Robert WaziakR. Waziak
The Fantasy Footballers
07/06
#14#27
   
Eric MoodyE. Moody
FantasyData
07/04
#19#27
   
Jennifer EakinsJ. Eakins
4for4.com
07/03
#20#27
   
Matt SchaufM. Schauf
Draft Sharks
07/02
#19#24
   
Zach BrunnerZ. Brunner
FlurrySports
07/01
#16#28
   
Kevin WheelerK. Wheeler
Draftwize
07/01
#18#30
   
Matt MacCoyM. MacCoy
Fantasy Team Advice
1 d
#19#29
   
Nick MarianoN. Mariano
RotoBaller
06/24
#18#25
   
06/23
#24#22
   
Ben RolfeB. Rolfe
The Touchdown
06/29
#20#39
   
Chris MeaneyC. Meaney
FTN
07/09
#18#24
   
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Roto Ranks
06/07
#18#28
   
Andy SpiteriA. Spiteri
Razzball
1 w
#19#26
   
Frank BonincontriF. Boni...
Fantasy Wire HQ
2 w
#19#26
   
Tim JablonskiT. Jabl...
The Hateful 8
05/29
#19#27
   
Heath CappsH. Capps
Fake Teams
05/24
#19#27
   
Anthony AmicoA. Amico
FTN
05/16
#19#25
   
Mike RandleM. Randle
BettingPros
05/08
#20#25
   
Walton SpurlinW. Spurlin
FantasyPros
04/27
#17#24
   
Player Game Logs Comparison
  Jonathan TaylorJ. Taylor
RB - IND
Jonathan Taylor
D'Andre SwiftD. Swift
RB - DET
D'Andre Swift
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 at JAC vs. CHI
Week 2 vs. MIN at GB
Week 3 vs. NYJ at ARI
Week 4 at CHI vs. NO
Week 5 at CLEBYE WEEK
Week 6 vs. CIN at JAC
Week 7BYE WEEK at ATL
Week 8 at DET vs. IND
Week 9 vs. BAL at MIN
Week 10 at TEN vs. WAS
Week 11 vs. GB at CAR
Week 12 vs. TEN vs. HOU
Week 13 at HOU at CHI
Week 14 at LV vs. GB
Week 15 vs. HOU at TEN
Week 16 at PIT vs. TB
Week 17 vs. JAC vs. MIN
Player Projections Comparison
  Jonathan TaylorJ. Taylor
RB - IND
Jonathan Taylor
D'Andre SwiftD. Swift
RB - DET
D'Andre Swift
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts205.6176.3
Rush Yards849.5690.3
Rush TDs6.84.4
   
Receiving
   
Receptions20.433.8
Rec Yards169.1293.1
Rec TDs1.11.4
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points145.9129.8
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
  Jonathan TaylorJ. Taylor
RB - IND
Jonathan Taylor
D'Andre SwiftD. Swift
RB - DET
D'Andre Swift
2019 Points 
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Player Targets Comparison
  Jonathan TaylorJ. Taylor
RB - IND
Jonathan Taylor
D'Andre SwiftD. Swift
RB - DET
D'Andre Swift
2019 Targets 
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Notes for Player Combination
  Jonathan TaylorJ. Taylor
RB - IND
Jonathan Taylor
D'Andre SwiftD. Swift
RB - DET
D'Andre Swift
Expert 
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
I'm finding it tough to rank Taylor. Tons of potential, great O-line...but what about Marlon Mack?!? 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
It's looking like a very good possibility for Taylor to see 250-plus carries in his rookie season. Some may think that's absurd, but Marlon Mack totaled 247 carries in just 14 games last year. Even if we give Mack the 100 carries that Jordan Wilkins and Jonathan Williams combined for last year, it'd leave room for Taylor to hit the 250 mark. He's also running behind the best offensive line in football, so it wouldn't be a shock to see him rush for 1,200 yards in year one with his vision and speed in the open field. Taylor is right in the same territory as someone like Nick Chubb.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.
Elliot Berkovits
Pack to the Future
While I do see Taylor finishing the season as the RB1 in Indy, it's unlikely he gets too much work right out of the gate with there being no preseason. If you feel comfortable waiting a few weeks for him to acclimate, you could have yourself a solid RB2Swift 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.
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
1 of 7 RBs of 220+ pounds to run a sub-4.4 40 at the NFL Combine in past 20 years - may take awhile to overtake Mack in touches but I'll bet he gets there 
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
Taylor is a tough back to evaluate heading into the fantasy season. He has tremendous skill and will be playing behind perhaps the best offensive line in football. But Marlon Mack will still factor in, especially given the lack of preseason games, which should negatively impact all rookies. And don't forget Nyheim Hines, who may steal much of the passing-down work from Taylor, especially given the latter's struggles with drops in college. There's tremendous upside, but plenty of downside that shouldn't be ignored entirely. 
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
Taylor ended up in a fantastic situation for a rookie playing behind one of the best offensive lines in the league on a team that loves to run the football. Taylor should start as a low-end RB2 to begin the season and emerge as a high-end RB2 to low-end RB1 to close the season.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.
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
Taylor seeing 250 carries in 2020 isn't out of the realm of possibilities. If that happens, behind this offensive line, Taylor could easily finish as a top-15 RB this season.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.
Kevin Wheeler
Draftwize
He finished his 3yr college career with over 6000 yards from scrimmage and had more 200 yard games than sub-100yd games. Taylor behind the Colts O-line is just going to be nuts. 
Ben Wasley
The Fantasy First Down
Jonathan Taylor has found himself in an excellent long-term situation but it's far more of a mess in 2020. While this offence had 560 RB touches in 2019, they were very spread and that's likely for this coming season as well. It's highly likely that Marlon Mack will be the initial starter with Taylor funnelling touches as the season progresses. That's not what you want from a player many are drafting inside the first four rounds. While there is a lot of end-of-season upside, the path there isn't at all clear, especially with a better passing offence likely leading to lower rushing volume and Nyheim Hines grabbing a pile of receptions. Taylor profiles as an eventual RB2 with excellent long-term upside.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.
Seth Miller
Crossroads Fantasy Football
Barring a terrible landing spot, another rookie I love. Maybe a bit of a shock for now but all these rookies typically move up by draft day, I'm just saving you the sadness of watching your "value" pick creep up boards into August.