In his two NFL seasons, D'Andre Swift has shown the ability to be a top-five fantasy football PPR running back. His pass-catching skills out of the backfield are among the league's elite. But durability has been an issue for Swift thus far. He's missed seven of a potential 33 regular season games already in his career.
The Lions have been a dreadful football team in Swift's first two seasons, having won only five games that he's played in. Detroit has had to play from behind often, and mostly without a dynamic receiving core which benefitted Swift via catches out of the backfield.
In his short career, the former Georgia Bulldog has averaged 44 yards rushing and 31 yards receiving per game. He's also averaged four catches per game and has found the end zone 17 times.
Fortunately, things look to be trending upward offensively for the Lions in 2022. Having added WRs D.J. Chark and 1st round rookie Jameson Williams to last year's late-season gem Amon-Ra St. Brown and the reliable TE T.J. Hockenson, Detroit seems highly likely to improve upon their 19 points per game in 2021.
If Swift can stay on the field regularly, a 75+ catch and double-digit touchdown season seems well within reach.
Does Swift crack the top-10 fantasy RB rankings heading into 2022? Find out where he ranks in our 2022 Fantasy Football Rankings.
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D'Andre Swift Fantasy football ADP and ranking (via SportsLine's projection model)
No. 32.8 ADP
No. 16 RB (non-PPR)
No. 11 RB (PPR)
D'Andre Swift Fantasy football projections (via SportsLine's projection model)
198 carries, 787 rushing yards, 6 rushing TDs
85 targets, 67 receptions, 491 receiving yards, 3 receiving TDs
157 Fantasy points (non-PPR); 240.8 (PPR)
D'Andre Swift Caesars Sportsbook Odds
Most Regular Season Rushing Yards: +6000
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