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D’Andre Swift Rest of Season Fantasy Outlook Gets a Big Bump Due to Workload Increase

D’Andre Swift managers received some great news earlier in the week when head coach Dan Campbell said, “I certainly think you’re going to see a lot more Swift and he could very easily be out there first play.” Swift is only seeing a 64.8 percent snap share and is ranked RB3 in half PPR formats.

The second-year running back ran a 4.48 40 at the NFL combine and dominated in his tenure at Georgia, being named All-SEC his junior year before being drafted in the second round of the 2020 draft.

Although some were scared off due to a preseason groin injury and talk of a committee, Swift has looked superb to start the season and an increase in touches could put Swift in talks as a high-end RB1 rest of the season. Through three games, Swift has seen 23 targets which rank second among running backs.

Let’s take a deeper look into Swift’s hot start this season:

  • 11 red zone touches
  • 75 routes run (second-best among RBs)
  • 5.6 yards per a touch
  • 19.5 percent target share
  • 76 PFF grade (eighth-best among RBs)
  • 2 breakaway runs
  • Leads league in YAC

With an increase in opportunity and usage, Swift has a similar ceiling to Alvin Kamara and Austin Ekeler — two running backs with similar skills sets.

“Look, he’s a weapon for us, he really is,” Campbell added. “He’s a dynamic player and I think he’s just, every week he’s improving. And the more that he shows, the more we put on him. Cause look, it’s one thing physically, but also mentally, there’s a lot that we’re asking him to do. And I thought he handled it pretty well the other day. It wasn’t perfect, but certainly, it was enough to help move the football down the field.”

Swift currently ranks 14th in The Wolf’s Rest of Season Fantasy Football Rankings and could find himself in the top 10 in no time. As many say numbers don’t lie and what Swift has been able to produce through three weeks is a great sign to come for Swift managers.

If you still can, send out offers for Swift in all your leagues, along with the increased usage, Swift matches up against the Cardinals, Falcons, and Seahawks in the fantasy playoffs. He will remain a top 10 back for the rest of the season if healthy.

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