D'Andre Swift
D'Andre Swift
22-Year-Old Running BackRB
Detroit Lions
2021 Fantasy Outlook
On the surface, Swift's production as a rookie last season was nothing special and paled in comparison to other members of his loaded draft class. He saw only 12 carries through the first four weeks, and just as it seemed as though he was ready to break through in the second half, a concussion cost him a few games and curtailed his momentum. Swift still flashed his upside with some big performances, including 149 scrimmage yards Week 10 against Washington. The 22-year-has good speed (4.48 40) and outstanding vision and agility, and he can do significant damage when he gets the ball in space. It's the changes around him in Detroit that create optimism he'll be able to take a big step forward in 2021, though. Matt Patricia and Darrell Bevell are gone, and new offensive coordinator Anthony Lynn and RBs coach/assistant head coach Duce Staley both have track records of putting their running backs in position to succeed. The departure of Kenny Golladay, and swapping out Matthew Stafford for Jared Goff, are also strong indicators that the running game will be the focus of the Lions' attack. Swift did pick up some competition for touches in Jamaal Williams, but both backs have similar skill sets, and creative use of the duo could create some confusion in defenses. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $8.54 million contract with the Lions in July of 2020.
Over 100 scrimmage yards with a TD
RBDetroit Lions
September 26, 2021
Swift (groin) rushed 14 times for 47 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 19-17 loss to the Ravens. He also caught all seven of his targets for 60 yards and threw an incomplete pass.
ANALYSIS
Swift's two-yard touchdown run in the third accounted for all of Detroit's points through three quarters. He almost added another touchdown in the fourth quarter after catching the ball in the flat, but he was ruled just short of the end zone after turning upfield. Jamaal Williams ended up capping that drive with a one-yard score after Swift came up short again on the next play. Swift has 19 catches through three weeks and more receiving yards (166) than rushing yards (123), as he's become the focal point of a Lions offense that doesn't get much production out of its wide receivers. The 2020 second-round pick should remain busy Week 4 against the Bears.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do D'Andre Swift's 2021 advanced stats compare to other running backs?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Broken Tackle %
    The number of broken tackles divided by rush attempts.
  • Positive Run %
    The percentage of run plays where he was able to gain positive yardage.
  • % Yds After Contact
    The percentage of his rushing yards that came after contact.
  • Avg Yds After Contact
    The average rushing yards he gains after contact.
  • Rushing TD %
    Rushing touchdowns divided by rushing attempts. In other words, how often is he scoring when running the ball.
  • Touches Per Game
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) he is averaging per game
  • % Snaps w/Touch
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) divided by offensive snaps played.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Broken Tackle %
0.0%
 
Positive Run %
84.2%
 
% Yds After Contact
40.8%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
1.6
 
Rushing TD %
0.0%
 
Touches Per Game
15.5
 
% Snaps w/Touch
31.6%
 
Air Yards Per Game
-3.0
 
Air Yards Per Snap
-0.06
 
% Team Air Yards
-1.0%
 
% Team Targets
17.6%
 
Avg Depth of Target
-0.4 Yds
 
Catch Rate
75.0%
 
Drop Rate
6.3%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
10.9
 
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
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vs Ravens
Sunday, Sep 26th at 1:00PM
Overall QB Rating Against
99.7
 
Cornerbacks
75.3
 
Safeties
110.4
 
Linebackers
146.5
 
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2021 D'Andre Swift Split Stats
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do D'Andre Swift's measurables compare to other running backs?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
5' 9"
 
Weight
215 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.48 sec
 
Vertical Jump
35.5 in
 
Broad Jump
121 in
 
Bench Press
0 reps
 
Hand Length
9.00 in
 
Arm Length
29.88 in
 
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2020 Fantasy Outlook
Georgia's recent track record of producing quality NFL runnings backs is outstanding, and Swift seems ready to be the next Bulldog to follow in the footsteps of Todd Gurley, Nick Chubb and Sony Michel. Despite his name, Swift's calling card is not elite speed, though he ran a 4.48 in the 40-yard dash at the combine. He mostly relies on a dynamic blend of vision, footwork and football IQ that makes it difficult for the initial defender to bring him down, or even the second or third would-be tackler. Swift seemingly understands how to get the most out of his blockers, and he adds good receiving skills. Like many rookie running backs, he needs to improve his pass protection, and a lack of pile-moving power could deny him short-yardage opportunities, but he nonetheless offers three-down potential long term. It's less clear that he'll actually have that opportunity this season, coming in as the 35th overall pick to a Detroit backfield that already has 2018 second-rounder Kerryon Johnson. The Lions even added another running back in the fifth round - 193-pound Jason Huntley - to compete with Ty Johnson and Bo Scarbrough at the bottom of their depth chart, and the team additionally saw fit to bring in Adrian Peterson just prior to Week 1. Swift looks like the closet thing the team has to a complete package in the backfield, but he'll likely be part of a two- or three-man committee at least to begin the season.
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Active to face Ravens
RBDetroit Lions
September 26, 2021
Swift (groin) is active for Sunday's game against Baltimore, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.
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Questionable for Week 3
RBDetroit Lions
Groin
September 24, 2021
Swift (groin) is questionable for Sunday's contest against the Ravens.
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Logs limited practice Thursday
RBDetroit Lions
Groin
September 23, 2021
Swift (groin) practiced in a limited capacity Thursday.
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Limited at walkthrough
RBDetroit Lions
Groin
September 22, 2021
Swift (groin) was limited at Wednesday's walk-through practice.
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Salvages production late
RBDetroit Lions
September 20, 2021
Swift rushed eight times for 37 yards and caught four of five targets for 41 yards in Monday night's 35-17 loss to the Packers.
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