D’Andre Swift Fantasy Outlook 2020
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Team: Detroit Lions
Year in NFL: Entering his rookie year
D’Andre Swift Fantasy ADP & Projections for 2020
2020 Projection: 185 carries. 881 yards. 5 rush TDs. 39 receptions. 378 yards. 1 receiving TD.
2020 Score Projection: 181.4
D’Andre Swift Fantasy Outlook
Most thought D’Andre Swift would be the first RB off the board in the 2020 NFL Draft, but it did not happen that way. The Lions got great value for the Georgia RB in the second round. Swift is a talented player who could provide a spark for the Lions rushing attack.
Darrell Bevell is the OC in Detroit, going on his second season now holding that position. All offseason in 2019 Bevell talked about running the football. Talk is cheap, and when the Lions did not run the ball well they became a pass happy offense. It was not bad for them because Stafford was having success before getting injured, but once Stafford got hurt, the Lions really struggled.
Expect the Lions to go into this season wanting to run the ball more. The writing is on the wall. The Lions obviously drafted Swift in the second round. However, in the third and fourth rounds they took two offensive linemen that they are raving about because these two particular guys have mean streaks.
Kerryon Johnson has not been productive and more importantly, he has not been healthy. There is a very short leash on Johnson this season, or the Lions might just let Swift be the starter from the get go. Swift is purely more talented than Johnson so naturally he fits what the Lions will be looking for in a runner.
Swift’s identity is as a one cut runner. He sticks his foot into the ground and accelerates past the defense with a blend of speed and physicality. Kerryon Johnson does not have good footwork to make people miss in the backfield or find the right hole to burst through.
That is why the Lions had more success at the end of 2019 with Bo Scarborough in. Scarborough is a big bully back so when he gets the handoff, he is able to create yards by going full speed ahead and using his power even when there is nothing there.
Swift was not super productive in the pass game in college but expect him to be a reliable checkdown option. His ability as an all purpose back also should help separate him toward being one of the more productive rookie’s this season.
Detroit Lions Offensive Line 2020
Projected Starting Line: LT: Taylor Decker, LG: Joe Dahl, C: Frank Ragnow, RG: Oday Aboushi, RT: Halapoulivaati Vaitai
Decker is better at pass blocking than run blocking. He was on the 2016 all rookie team and has traits to be a good LT.
Joe Dahl is athletic and physical. He is a solid player continuing to improve.
Ragnow has been above average to good since being drafted in the first round in 2018. He has good athleticism and toughness.
The right side of the line is a different story. Aboushi is a journeyman lineman and for good reason. Expect him to compete with one of the rookies for the starting spot.
Vaitai comes from Philadelphia and received a 5 year 50 million dollar contract which means the Lions trust him to play well. One can only hope they will get a nice return on investment.
The unit as a whole is below average to average but they all have one thing in common. Toughness. Expect the Lions to try and bully opponents at the line of scrimmage.
D’Andre Swift Strength of Schedule
The Lions only have two games against defenses that ranked in the top 10 in 2019, both are against their division rival the Chicago Bears. Very good news for Swift.
The Lions currently only have their annual Thanksgiving game in primetime.
A Week 5 bye is very early for NFL players to rest! However, at least he will be available for all your big fantasy games after the early bye.
D’Andre Swift Fantasy Playoff Schedule
Week 14 vs Green Bay and Week 15 at Tennessee are not too bad at all. Week 16 and 17 are home against the Bucs tough run defense and the Vikings.
D’Andre Swift Injury History
Swift missed two games in 2019, his last college season due to a shoulder injury.
D’Andre Swift Skill Set
Home Run Ability: B. Swift ran a 4.48 at the combine. He showed good ability to break long runs at the collegiate level.
Playmaking Ability: B. Good speed, agility and change of direction mixed with some power.
Is D’Andre Swift a Good Fantasy Pick?
Yes. He is the ideal flex in Round 4 or maybe even Round 5 which is perfect.