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D’Andre Swift 2021 Dynasty Outlook

D'Andre Swift
ATHENS, GA – SEPTEMBER 21: D’Andre Swift #7 of the Georgia Bulldogs leaps over Shaun Crawford #20 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish on a run during a game between Notre Dame Fighting Irish and University of Georgia Bulldogs at Sanford Stadium on September 21, 2019 in Athens, Georgia. (Photo by Steve Limentani/ISI Photos/Getty Images).

From Philadelphia, Swift spent 3 years at the University of Georgia where he put up 2,885 total rushing yards and 20 TDs while adding 73 receptions for 666 yards and an additional 5 TDs. He spent his freshman year behind Sony Michel and Nick Chubb, and his sophomore year he split carries with Elijah Holyfield. His sophomore and junior years he rushed for over 1,000 yards and earned Second-Team All-SEC and First-Team All-SEC.

With the 35th pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, the Detroit Lions selected D’Andre Swift, RB, Georgia.

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D’Andre Swift didn’t have a huge role to start his rookie season, but his role early on was goal line carries which is huge for fantasy purposes. He finished the year with 114 rushing attempts for 521 yards and 8 TDs while adding 46 receptions on 54 targets for 357 yards and 2 more TDs. This led to a RB18 finish in PPR leagues. In 10 of the 13 games he played this year, Swift produced double digit fantasy points. After he earned the starting spot from Adrian Peterson, Swift averaged 80 yards and a TD in 8 games.

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DETROIT, MICHIGAN – NOVEMBER 15: D’Andre Swift #32 of the Detroit Lions attempts to carry the ball during their game against the Washington Football Team at Ford Field on November 15, 2020 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images)

D’Andre Swift Dynasty Outlook – Beyond 2021

D’Andre Swift managers should be excited because the new head coach for the Lions, Dan Campbell, loves Swift and wants to get him the ball. He has also talked about playing him in the slot in 2021 which would boost his value even more. His upside is as high as they come. I wouldn’t be surprised if he was a top 5 RB in 2021.

Beyond 2021, I expect Swift to become a consistent RB1 for 2-3 years. As the current studs get older, players like Swift are going to thrive. His pass catching ability makes him an elite level RB option while his young age makes him dynasty gold.

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JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA – OCTOBER 18: D’Andre Swift #32 of the Detroit Lions runs for yardage during the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at TIAA Bank Field on October 18, 2020 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

Value

According to the RotoHeat team, D’Andre Swift’s ADP is #31 overall and #15 among RBs in 1QB PPR formats. His ADP in SuperFlex formats is #58 overall and #18 among RBs. His value in picks in both 1QB and SuperFlex is a top 5 draft pick. I’d pay a top 5 pick for Swift every time because his future is just too bright not to.

In 1QB leagues, players comparable in value to D’Andre are Amari Cooper, Austin Ekeler, DJ Moore, Allen Robinson, Lamar Jackson and Travis Kelce. Ekeler is a fantasy stud, but Swift has similar value but younger. I love Lamar in fantasy, but I’m staying with Swift because his value will rise while Jackson has peaked. Kelce had the 2nd greatest season for a TE in fantasy history, but he’s 31 years old, I’m going to stay with Swift. Cooper, Moore and Robinson are all great WRs, but it’s easier to find a WR who can match their production on waivers than it is to find a RB who could match Swift’s. I’m high on Swift, so I’m taking him over everyone.

Players with similar value to Swift in SuperFlex leagues are Terry McLaurin, Cam Akers, Daniel Jones, Jared Goff, Mark Andrews and Tyler Lockett. Even in SF leagues, I’m staying away from Jones and Goff as their futures are fairly uncertain. Lockett is 28 and too inconsistent to trade Swift for though I like him. If I have a WR need, I’m taking 25 year-old McLaurin since he’s proven to be QB proof. Mark Andrews is a top TE dynasty asset, but Lamar doesn’t pass enough for me to trade Swift for him. I love Akers, and I see them both with the same amount of upside heading into 2021 and beyond. Akers, unfortunately, has Henderson in the backfield with him.


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