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Josh Jacobs
RB - LV
D'Andre Swift
RB - DET
 
 
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 21# 20-
Best Rank# 10# 7-
Worst Rank# 28# 35-
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total198.3143.8-
Avg Game13.211.1-
Avg Projection185.3187.5-
    
Schedule 
    
SOS Rank3029-
    
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#18#20-
    
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#21#23-
    
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Player Game Logs Comparison
 
Josh Jacobs
RB - LV
D'Andre Swift
RB - DET
2021 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. BAL vs. SF
Week 2 at PIT at GB
Week 3 vs. MIA vs. BAL
Week 4 at LAC at CHI
Week 5 vs. CHI at MIN
Week 6 at DEN vs. CIN
Week 7 vs. PHI at LAR
Week 8BYE WEEK vs. PHI
Week 9 at NYGBYE WEEK
Week 10 vs. KC at PIT
Week 11 vs. CIN at CLE
Week 12 at DAL vs. CHI
Week 13 vs. WAS vs. MIN
Week 14 at KC at DEN
Week 15 at CLE vs. ARI
Week 16 vs. DEN at ATL
Week 17 at IND at SEA
Week 18 vs. LAC vs. GB
Player Projections Comparison
 
Josh Jacobs
RB - LV
D'Andre Swift
RB - DET
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts253.6194.0
Rush Yards1,054.4818.9
Rush TDs9.68.5
   
Receiving
   
Receptions30.764.4
Rec Yards232.7474.6
Rec TDs0.52.0
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points185.3187.5
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
Josh Jacobs
RB - LV
D'Andre Swift
RB - DET
2020 Points 
Week 131.98.3
Week 210.57.2
Week 36.31.9
Week 47.311.2
Week 520.5
Week 624.3
Week 73.110.8
Week 812.92.3
Week 912.89.7
Week 1025.620.9
Week 1112.4
Week 122.4
Week 13
Week 147.411.0
Week 1517.418.2
Week 166.95.0
Week 1720.913.0
Week 18
Total198.3143.8
Average13.211.1
Player Targets Comparison
 
Josh Jacobs
RB - LV
D'Andre Swift
RB - DET
2020 Targets 
Week 165
Week 235
Week 342
Week 444
Week 53
Week 64
Week 745
Week 814
Week 915
Week 1045
Week 111
Week 123
Week 13
Week 1455
Week 1535
Week 1625
Week 1713
Week 18
Notes for Player Combination
 
Josh Jacobs
RB - LV
D'Andre Swift
RB - DET
Expert 
Tim Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
The Good: If you pressed fast forward on the 2020 season and just looked at end of year stats, you might be extremely happy with the output you got from Jacobs. The second year back ended the season as an RB1 in PPR formats (10th), saw 8.2% of his teams targets, and improved across virtually every pass-catching category from his rookie season. He also got the work where it counts most in fantasy with 68 red zone opportunities, the most in the NFL. Jacobs turned those touches into 12 TDs, 4th most in the NFL. Outside of those numbers, however, I would be reaching to give you any more good news about Jacobs. The Bad: There is no way to put this mildly, Jacobs had one of the most wildly inefficient seasons in football last season. He basically pulled a Mixon™. Jacobs' TDs were his saving grace but, as the saying goes, TDs are the hardest factor to predict year-to-year in fantasy football. Removing the TDs from the equation really reveals how bad he was. Jacobs' .448 points per opportunity excluding TDs (PPOxTD) was good for a mind-blowingly awful 101st in the NFL. Meanwhile, while he produced -1.6 fantasy points over expected (FPTS oX), ranking him amongst the scrubs of the NFL at 114th. Furthermore, his 3.6 yards per carry was 82nd in the NFL and his four big plays (20 yards or more) was tied for 36th in the NFL with his teammate Devontae Booker, who broke off the same amount of big plays in about 1/3rd of the opportunities. In fact, in the 296 times Josh Jacobs touched the ball last season, he recorded exactly ZERO plays of over 30 yards. The most telling stat of all though my be his Rushing Yards over expected. Looking at his RYOE chart (exclusive to the Fantasy Football by BRoto app), after the fist several touches, Josh Jacobs never reached a point during the season where he had more yards than expected, dropping more than 100 yards below expected at multiple junctures in 2020.The Lions have one of the best and deepest offensive lines in football coming into 2021, which is great news for Swift. Even better news is that he is on a team that just acquired a QB that loves to throw to the RB (Goff) in an offense that lacks outside weapons. Swift could easily see upwards of 100 targets for the Lions this season, even with Jammal Williams also getting touches. New OC Anthony Lynn has produced two RB2's or better multiple times in his time with the Chargers, and with almost nowhere else to go to on offense, the offense will run through Swift and Williams.
Mark Ringo
Sleepers and Busts
The free agent signing of Kenyan Drake this offseason was a perplexing move by the same Raiders team that invested a 1st round pick in Josh Jacobs. Jacobs should still get the bulk of the carries, but this is hardly good news. And if that's not bad enough, the Raiders lost some key linemen in the offseason. The silver (and black) lining is that you can get Jacobs cheaper in 2021.Swift is a really talented RB, but he isn't big enough to be a three down RB. He'll wear down. The Lions signed RB Jamaal Williams from Green Bay in free agency. He'll probably see the goal line work. He's a better power runner. There's also rumors that Detroit is interested in Todd Gurley. Some members of the Lions front office came over from L.A. when Gurley was playing for the Rams. Detroit's offense isn't that great anyway. This is one of those where I like the player, but hate the situation type of deals. Why some analysts are taking DeAndre Swift so early (3rd round) is beyond me. They might as well take Taylor Swift instead. At that price point, I think DeAndre Swift is a bust in 2021. Avoid
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
There were certainly positives from Jacobs' 2020 season, including that he scored 12 touchdowns and carried the ball 273 times, each third-most in the NFL among running backs. But ask any fantasy manager who rostered him and he or she will tell you that it never felt comfortable, even if Jacobs did finish as an RB1 in fantasy. Preseason chatter of a massive increased role in the passing game was pure fluff (he received just 45 targets on the year), and there was, of course, his Instagram hoax about not playing in Week 14. Now, he'll share running back work with Kenyan Drake, and the best-case scenario is that Jacobs handles the rushing down work while Drake comes on for passing downs, as Jon Gruden has suggested. That should leave Jacobs as a weak RB2 in half-PPR formats, one who needs consistent work around the goal-line to have significant value.It wasn't a bad rookie season by any means for Swift, as he finished as the 18th-ranked running back in half-PPR formats and did strong work as a receiver, totaling an impressive 1.58 yards per route run. New offensive coordinator Anthony Lynn made some waves with his comments about Jamaal Williams essentially playing as the primary back, but, even if true, we've seen backs in Lynn's system succeed as complementary pass-catching options. There are also plenty of vacated targets in Detroit and Jared Goff is sure to look for Swift as his safety net. Add it all up and Swift is a decent RB2 in half-PPR formats, but one with a fairly hard cap on his upside.
Wolf of Roto Street
Roto Street Journal
Even more uninspiring w/ Kenyan Drake added for a decent price. Lowers already small receiving upside.Improved line, huge target upside, run-it-all-out coach. Love this offseason for Swift -- except Anthony Lynn calling Jamaal WIlliams the "A Back?" And now looking at Gurley? Maybe he's not projected for the Bell Cow role we had thought...
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
Jacobs had 214.8 fantasy points, but it took 306 touches and 12 TDS for him to reach that total. He is a RB1 based on usage, not efficiency and it remains to be seen if the Raiders try to lighten the workload for him in 2021 with the addition of Kenyan Drake.Swift averaged a healthy 12.8 fantasy points in 13 games last year and he figures to see more work as the featured back in Detroit. He should be an upside RB1 in 2021.