Who Should I Start? D'Andre Swift or Dameon Pierce

Week 3 Projections

Fant. Pts. Rush. Yds. Rush TD Rec. Rec. Yds. Rec TD
7.0 26.4 0.3 1.1 11.9 0.1

D'Andre Swift News

D'Andre Swift Explodes For 181 Total Yards Thursday Night

Friday, September 15, 9:18 AM

Philadelphia Eagles running back D'Andre Swift took 28 carries for 175 yards and a touchdown, adding three receptions for an additional six yards, during the team's 34-28 victory against the Minnesota Vikings. After logging just one carry last week behind Kenneth Gainwell (ribs), the former Detroit Lion made the most of his opportunity and absolutely demolished the Minnesota defense. There is no word on Gainwell's status for their Week 3 matchup with Tampa Bay, but with the extra days of rest coming up, it is safe to assume he will be ready to go. This performance will make it challenging for fantasy managers to determine which to start, but Swift made a statement Thursday night and has earned more carries on a per-game basis as a result. Both backs should be considered flex options, at the very least, against the Buccaneers in Week 3.

Week 3 Projections

Fant. Pts. Rush. Yds. Rush TD Rec. Rec. Yds. Rec TD
13.8 69.7 0.4 1.8 18.1 0.1

Dameon Pierce News

Dameon Pierce Held To 35 Total Yards

Monday, September 18, 1:17 AM

Houston Texans running back Dameon Pierce was held to just 35 total yards in the team's 31-20 loss against the Indianapolis Colts in Week 2. Pierce ran the ball 15 times for only 31 yards while also catching two passes for four yards through the air. The second-year back has struggled to get going on the ground this season and finds himself in a running back by committee in Houston. He hasn't totaled over 40 rush yards in a game and hasn't played more than 50% of the team's offensive snaps in either game. Pierce will look to bounce back in Week 3 on the road against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

D'Andre Swift vs. Dameon Pierce

Still trying to decide between Swift and Pierce? Check on the latest news to make sure both players are active and healthy. Our PPR projections show that D'Andre Swift is projected to score 7.0 points this week while Dameon Pierce is projected to score 13.8 points.