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D'Andre Swift

D'Andre Swift

Running Back #32
ADP:Round: 7, Pick: 8
Team: Detroit Lions
Ht / Wt:5'8" / 212 lb.
College:Georgia
Age:22
Born:January 14, 1999
Drafted:2020 / Rd. 2 (35)
Draft Team:DET

D'Andre Swift: Scores in season finale

Swift rushed 12 times for 54 yards and one touchdown while securing three of three targets for 16 yards during Sunday's 37-35 loss to Minnesota.

Analysis: While he ceded a good chunk of the work in the ground game to Adrian Peterson, Swift again drew the start and ultimately paced the backfield in touches for the eighth time in his last eight games. After starting the season slow as a depth option behind Peterson, the rookie will now finish the campaign with 878 total yards and 10 scores - nearly averaging 80 total yards and a score in his eight starts - as one of the lone bright spots in Detroit's 5-11 2020 season. With Peterson no longer under contract beyond this season, the future is especially bright for Swift.

January 3, 2021 3:24 PM EST

D'Andre Swift: Quiet with rest of team's offense

Swift rushed 10 times for 45 yards and lost a fumble in Saturday's 47-7 loss to the Buccaneers. He added four catches on five targets for 25 yards.

Analysis: Swift didn't have a chance to get going in this one, as Detroit lost starting quarterback Matthew Stafford to an ankle injury on its first drive and was buried in a 47-7 hole by halftime. On the bright side, Swift still led the team in rushing yards and finished second to Danny Amendola in receiving yards. The rookie should find more running room in Week 17 against the Vikings, who just gave up six touchdowns to Saints running back Alvin Kamara.

December 26, 2020 1:19 PM EST

D'Andre Swift: Scores twice via ground

Swift registered 67 yards and two rushing TDs over 15 carries, adding four receptions for 15 yards during Sunday's 46-25 loss to the Titans.

Analysis: With Detroit remaining devoid of No. 1 wideout Kenny Golladay (hip) since Week 8, Swift again stepped into a notable pass-catching role, tying Mohamed Sanu for second on the team in targets. The second-round rookie currently holds a streak of eight consecutive games with three or more receptions, and he's now provided three rushing scores over his past two outings. A Week 16 matchup against Tampa Bay has the potential to curtail Swift's effectiveness on the ground, as the Buccaneers are surrendering a league-low 3.1 yards per carry to opposing backs on the season.

December 20, 2020 2:36 PM EST

D'Andre Swift: Totals 50 yards in return

Swift rushed seven times for 24 yards and one touchdown while catching four of five targets for 26 yards during Sunday's 31-24 loss to Green Bay.

Analysis: After missing three games to clear concussion protocol, Swift returned to log over half of the offensive snaps and his 11 touches were over double that of Adrian Peterson (five). While Kerryon Johnson also saw some playing time, interim head coach looks like he will let Swift pick up where he left off as the Lions' clear feature back. However, the potential absence of quarterback Matthew Stafford (ribs) is something to keep an eye on in advance of Sunday's Week 15 game against the Titans.

December 14, 2020 6:20 AM EST

D'Andre Swift: Returning from three-game absence

Swift (illness) is active for Sunday's contest against the Packers.

Analysis: Swift sat out Weeks 11 and 12 due to a concussion, and while he passed the protocol for head injuries during Week 13 prep, a non-COVID-19-related illness conspired to keep him out for a third straight game. After logging a full practice Friday, he was deemed questionable for this outing, but the aforementioned lack of limitations indicated he was trending toward a return. Indeed, Swift is back in the lineup and will look to take advantage of a Green Bay defense that conceded 72 yards from scrimmage on his 10 touches back in Week 2.

December 13, 2020 11:59 AM EST

D'Andre Swift: Should return Sunday

Swift (illness) is expected to play Sunday against the Packers, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: The 21-year-old hasn't seen the field since Week 10 due to a concussion and an illness, but he received the questionable tag after working as a full participant at Friday's practice. Swift took control of the backfield and played a season-high 73 percent of the offensive snaps during his last contest, but the three-game absence could result in less of a workhorse role his first game back on the field.

December 12, 2020 8:45 PM EST

D'Andre Swift: Questionable after full practice

Swift (illness) was a full practice participant Friday but is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Packers, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.

Analysis: Interim coach Darrell Bevell said Swift has been making progress, culminating in his first full practice since Wednesday of Week 11. The rookie broke out for 149 yards on season-high 73 percent snap share the last time he suited up, but it's possible he slides back into a committee after missing three straight games. Swift at least appears on track to play, be it as a three-down workhorse or as part of a timeshare. The Packers and Lions are scheduled for a 4:25 ET kickoff, with Detroit needing to pull off the upset to have any realistic shot at competing for a wild-card spot.

December 11, 2020 12:59 PM EST

D'Andre Swift: Trending toward return

Coach Darrell Bevell said Swift (illness) is trending in the right direction to play Sunday against the Packers, Michael Rothstein of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: The 21-year-old was able to practice as a limited participant Wednesday and Thursday and appears on track to retake the field Week 14 after missing the past three games. However, Swift's participation at Friday's practice will determine whether he receives an injury designation for Sunday's contest.

December 11, 2020 7:36 AM EST

D'Andre Swift: Another limited session

Swift (illness) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.

Analysis: Swift has now logged back-to-back limited practice to begin the week, an apparent indication that he has a fair chance to return from his three-game absence. With Kerryon Johnson (knee) having returned to practice in full and Adrian Peterson also healthy, though, the Lions have the luxury of quality backups to lean on if Swift isn't yet completely ready. Friday's practice will no doubt be key in determining the rookie's chances of suiting up for Sunday's game against the Packers.

December 10, 2020 1:13 PM EST

D'Andre Swift: Limited in return to practice

Swift (illness) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.

Analysis: Swift missed two straight practices due to a non-COVID-19-related illness before being ruled out for last weekend's game against the Bears, so it's significant to see him now handling even limited reps. The rookie second-round pick appears to be trending in the right direction for Sunday's contest against the Packers after a three-game hiatus, but with Kerryon Johnson (knee) also currently limited, Adrian Peterson and Jonathan Williams are the Lions' only fully healthy running backs to begin the week.

December 9, 2020 1:17 PM EST

D'Andre Swift: Set to practice

Swift (illness) will participate in Wednesday's practice, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

Analysis: Swift has missed three straight games, two due to a concussion and one due to a non-COVID-19-related illness, so it'll be encouraging to see him back at practice even if he ends up limited. The rookie running back's migraines have reportedly subsided, so he could be trending upward for Sunday's game against the Packers.

December 9, 2020 9:05 AM EST

D'Andre Swift: Missing third straight game

Swift (illness) is listed as inactive Sunday at Chicago.

Analysis: Swift was cleared of his concussion this week, but a non-COVID-19-related illness proceeded to threaten his Week 13 availability. Indeed, he'll miss a third game in a row, leaving the backfield in the hands of Kerryon Johnson, Adrian Peterson and (to a lesser extent) Jonathan Williams (hip).

December 6, 2020 8:36 AM EST

D'Andre Swift: Downgraded to doubtful

The Lions have deemed Swift (illness) as doubtful for Sunday's game in Chicago, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.

Analysis: While Swift was able to clear concussion protocol earlier in the week, he proceeded to miss the final two practices due to a non-COVID-19-related illness. He was already expected to have a decreased role if given the green light, but the Lions appear to be trending toward erring on the side of caution. The rookie has not played since Week 10 and assuming he ultimately gets ruled out, look for Adrian Peterson and Kerryon Johnson to handle most of the work out of the backfield.

December 5, 2020 11:50 AM EST

D'Andre Swift: Downgraded to doubtful

The Lions have deemed Swift (illness) as doubtful for Sunday's game in Chicago, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.

Analysis: While Swift was able to clear concussion protocol earlier in the week, he proceeded to miss the final two practices due to a non-COVID-19-related illness. He was already expected to have a decreased role if given the green light, but the Lions appear to be trending toward erring on the side of caution. The rookie has not played since Week 10 and assuming he ultimately gets ruled out, look for Adrian Peterson and Kerryon Johnson to handle most of the work out of the backfield.

December 5, 2020 11:48 AM EST

D'Andre Swift: Status in question for Sunday

Swift (illness) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game in Chicago, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.

Analysis: Swift cleared the concussion protocol as of Thursday, but he proceeded to miss the final two practices of the week due to a non-COVID-19-related illness. If he receives clearance to play Sunday for the first time since Week 10, interim coach Darrell Bevell told Justin Rogers of The Detroit News that Swift will have a "smaller, game-plan specific role." As a result, it'll be difficult to trust an active Swift after Adrian Peterson compiled 15 carries for 55 yards and two touchdowns against the Texans on Thanksgiving.

December 4, 2020 12:37 PM EST

D'Andre Swift: Still ill, missing practice again

Lions interim head coach Darrell Bevell said that Swift (illness) won't participate in Friday's practice, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

Analysis: Though Swift cleared the concussion protocol Thursday, he won't be present at practice for the second day in a row while he tends to a non-COVID-related illness. Because Swift hasn't put in a full practice since Nov. 18, Bevell acknowledged that even if the rookie is cleared to suit up Sunday against the Bears, he'll be in store for a smaller, game plan-specific role, per Justin Rogers of The Detroit News. The Lions will give Swift an official designation for the Week 13 matchup shortly after Friday's practice concludes.

December 4, 2020 8:38 AM EST

D'Andre Swift: Recovers from concussion, but falls ill

Swift cleared the NFL's concussion protocol Thursday, but he didn't participate in the Lions' practice session while tending to a non-COVID-19-related illness, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.

Analysis: According to Kyle Meinke of MLive.com, teammate Adrian Peterson relayed earlier Thursday that Swift has lacked his usual energy since being diagnosed with the brain injury Nov. 19, but the rookie nonetheless finds himself out of the protocol after an independent neurologist gave him full medical clearance. Even so, Swift still took a step back in terms of activity, as he had been a limited participant Wednesday before the unspecified illness resulted in him sitting out Thursday's session entirely. Because he hasn't practiced fully in more than two weeks, Swift may need to turn in restriction-free workout Friday to avoid carrying a designation into Sunday's game in Chicago.

December 3, 2020 1:24 PM EST

D'Andre Swift: Not practicing Thursday

Swift (concussion) wasn't in attendance for the open portion of Thursday's practice, Kyle Meinke of MLive.com reports.

Analysis: Swift was listed as a limited participant Wednesday for the Lions' first practice of Week 13, but his absence from the team facility a day later may hint at a possible setback in his recovery from the concussion he sustained in a Week 10 game against Washington. Prior to Thursday's practice, interim head coach Darrell Bevell didn't provide much information behind why Swift was missing, but at this stage, the running back is looking unlikely to clear the NFL's five-step concussion protocol ahead of Sunday's game in Chicago. If Swift is in fact sidelined for a third straight game, Adrian Peterson and Kerryon Johnson would handle the bulk of the snaps and touches out of the Detroit backfield.

December 3, 2020 11:36 AM EST

D'Andre Swift: Officially limited Wednesday

Swift (concussion) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice.

Analysis: Swift has missed back-to-back games while in the concussion protocol, but the extent of his participation in Wednesday's practice would seem to indicate real progress. Chris Burke of The Athletic reports that the rookie running back participated in rushing and pass-catching drills, but that Thursday's practice will play a larger role in determining his Week 13 availability.

December 2, 2020 1:25 PM EST

D'Andre Swift: In line to work Wednesday

Swift (concussion) is slated to practice in some capacity Wednesday, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

Analysis: That's a step in the right direction for Swift, but Birkett relays that the Lions plan to wait until the end of the week to determine whether the running back can return to action Sunday against the Bears. With that in mind, Chris Burke of The Athletic notes that interim coach Darrell Bevell says that he thinks Swift is close, but acknowledged that things have been a little up and down in terms of the 2020 second-rounder's recovery from his concussion.

December 2, 2020 8:26 AM EST

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