By Kyle Yates (FantasyPros), Wed, Oct 20th 2021, 6:14pm EDT
Through six weeks of the 2021 NFL season, Swift is second in the NFL at the RB position in targets with 42. His usage on the ground leaves a lot to be desired, but he continues to come through for fantasy managers due to his workload through the air as the Lions play from behind. Due to the fact that Detroit has yet to play a single offensive snap this season with a lead, it's likely that Swift's high target volume is here to stay. Up to this point of the season, Swift is averaging seven targets per contest and nearly 50 receiving yards. That volume more than makes up for his lack of production on the ground and it's especially valuable in any type of PPR format. This week against the Rams, we shouldn't expect much from Swift on the ground, but we know that the Lions are going to be playing from behind for the majority of the game. We could see Swift potentially push 10 targets in this one and he's a rock-solid RB1 start because of it.