RB - DET - Questionable
Week 6 Outlook
Lions running back D'Andre Swift (groin) is questionable for Sunday's game. He was limited in practice this week.
Swift has popped up on the injury report plenty of times this season, yet he has still managed to play in all five games. You can comfortably deploy him as a low-end RB1 against the Bengals.
Lions RB D'Andre Swift (groin) rushed 11 times for 51 yards and a touchdown while catching all six of his targets for 53 yards in Sunday's 19-17 loss to Minnesota.
The Lions finally feed their top-RB Swift in this one. Although Jamaal Williams took two more carried in this game, Swift both out-targeted him and out-snapped him in the game. It was the 22-year-old's second rushing touchdown and third total score through five games. While Swift's rushing totals have been disappointing (Sunday was his first game of over 50 rushing yards), he should be the preferred option in the backfield timeshare due to his heavy usage as a receiver (29 receptions for 252 yards). Swift and the Lions will face the Bengals next Sunday.
Detroit Lions running back D'Andre Swift (groin) is officially active in Sunday’s game against the Minnesota Vikings.
As expected, Swift will play in Week 5 against the Minnesota Vikings. He has yet to miss a game this season despite showing up on the injury report every week. The 22-year-old is the Lions’ top pass-catching option and owns 19% of the team’s target shares this season, averaging 9.8 YAC per reception. Swift should see plenty of usage on Sunday and is currently 9th overall among all running backs in the latest expert consensus rankings. Fantasy managers can start the Lions RB with confidence in Week 5.
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting Lions RB D'Andre Swift (groin) is expected to play in Week 5.
Swift is a regular on the injury report but has yet to miss a game in 2021 despite racking up his fair share of limited practices. If Swift plays, he should be busy, especially as a receiver out of the backfield. Not only are the Lions missing C Frank Ragnow, but Penei Sewell's playing status is also in question. However, Swift is primarily utilized for his receiving ability. Losing their top offensive linemen hinders Jamaal Williams more so than Swift. In a game with a 49.5-point total, the Lions could be chasing points, which bodes well for Swift's fantasy outlook in PPR. Swift has carried the ball 8+ times and has drawn 5+ targets in every game this season.
RB D'Andre Swift remains on the Lions' injury report for Week 5 with the groin injury he's been fighting through all season.
Swift has been hit or miss to this point in 2021. He's on an offense that isn't productive, and he's been fighting through injury. That being said, he remains a low-end RB1 with upside, especially in formats that reward points per reception.
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