player photo

32 D'Andre Swift RB

Detroit Lions

Fantasy Stats
Key Stats

Player Updates

September 13, 2020 08:04 PM
Lions' D'Andre Swift: Scores in professional debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Swift rushed three times for eight yards and one touchdown while catching three of five targets for 15 yards during Sunday's 27-23 loss to Chicago.

Even though Kerryon Johnson got the start and Adrian Peterson more than doubled the number of carries that Swift and Johnson had combined, it was Swift who easily led the Lions backfield in snaps. He could have been the hero, too, if not for letting the game-winning touchdown pass slip through his hands in the closing seconds of the game. Regardless, the amount of playing time Swift saw should be a good sign for his rookie-year workload going forward. Next up is a road matchup in Week 2 against Green Bay.

September 11, 2020 03:40 PM
Lions' D'Andre Swift: Cleared to play
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Swfit (hip) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Bears, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.

Swift was limited at practice throughout the week before upgrading to full participation Friday. With that out of the way, it's his role rather than his health that's the big cause for concern, though the two arguably became intertwined when his hip injury caused a prolonged absence from training camp. In any case, Swift will be part of a backfield that also includes Kerryon Johnson and Adrian Peterson, potentially setting up as a three-man committee to start the year.

September 10, 2020 06:24 PM
Lions' D'Andre Swift: Puts forth limited practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Swift (hip) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice.

Though Swift's reps were capped on account of the hip injury for the second day in a row, coach Matt Patricia hasn't suggested the rookie is in any real danger of missing Sunday's season opener versus the Bears. If available, Swift will likely be part of a timeshare in a Detroit backfield that includes Kerryon Johnson, Adrian Peterson and potentially, second-year man Ty Johnson.

September 9, 2020 06:44 PM
Lions' D'Andre Swift: Limited with hip injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Swift was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice due to a hip injury.

Swift has been hampered by an undisclosed injury since mid-August, but the Lions' first practice report of 2020 revealed the nature of the rookie's issue. While Swift's status for Sunday's season opener against the Bears tentatively looks up in the air, he'll have two more chances to increase his participation in practice and erase any concern about his availability. With veteran Adrian Peterson having joined Detroit's backfield over the weekend, Swift could find himself in a backfield committee if he gains clearance for Week 1.

September 6, 2020 10:56 AM
Lions' D'Andre Swift: Joined by AP in backfield
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Swift (undisclosed) is facing additional backfield competition for reps from Adrian Peterson, who signed a one-year contract with the Lions on Sunday, Michael Rothstein of reports.

Swift and Kerryon Johnson are still expected to handle a bulk of the workload to begin the season, but Peterson has commanded carries at every stop during his 13-year career, so he'll cut into their touches to some degree. It doesn't help that Swift has missed so many practices with an undisclosed injury, but once he's healthy, the rookie second-round pick is expected to pull away as the lead back. He's clearly the most dynamic of the bunch and has impressed with his pass-catching ability early in camp. Peterson can't compete with Swift in the latter, so he should be considered a dependable, veteran backup that may chip away at Swift's ceiling but leaves a consistent workload for the rookie.

September 1, 2020 10:08 AM
Lions' D'Andre Swift: Limited in practice again
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Swift (undisclosed) made it through Monday's limited practice without any setbacks and could handle a similar workload Tuesday, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

Swift still hasn't been cleared for full-team work, but Chris Burke of The Athletic reports that the rookie went through positional drills in pads at Monday's practice. It sounds like Swift is on track for Week 1 against the Bears, though his role may be impacted by all the missed practice time.

August 31, 2020 10:20 AM
Lions' D'Andre Swift: Practicing in limited capacity
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Swift (undisclosed) will be a limited practice participant Monday, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.

Swift also saw some limited work last Wednesday but otherwise has mostly been absent for the past week and a half. His injury isn't thought to be serious, but both Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press and Kyle Meinke of have suggested the missed practice time could impact Swift's role early in the season. Kerryon Johnson would be the obvious beneficiary if the Lions don't think Swift is ready for a large quantity of snaps.

August 28, 2020 11:40 AM
Lions' D'Andre Swift: Missing out on opportunity
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Swift's continued absence from practice with an undisclosed injury could have a negative impact on his Week 1 role, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

Swift suffered his injury in the Lions' third padded practice, bringing his fast start to training camp to a screeching halt. He should still have a role in the offense if he's healthy enough to play in the season opener against Chicago, but it is possible the missed practice time tilts the Week 1 workload more in Kerryon Johnson's favor. In any case, Swift missed another practice session Friday.

August 27, 2020 12:28 PM
Lions' D'Andre Swift: Held out of practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Swift (undisclosed) won't practice Thursday, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.

Swift missed a few days of practice before returning Wednesday as a limited participant. There hasn't been any report of a setback, so it's possible the Lions are just holding him out to be cautious. Missed practice time is never great for a rookie, but Swift should still be a big part of the team's Week 1 game-plan if he's healthy enough to play.

August 26, 2020 05:00 PM
Lions' D'Andre Swift: Returns to limited practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Swift (undisclosed) will be a limited practice participant Wednesday, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

Swift's ability to return to work a few days after sitting out practice suggests his undisclosed injury isn't serious, but he nonetheless missed out on a few chances to make an impression with the first-team offense. The rookie is battling Kerryon Johnson for playing time in what likely will be a committee backfield. Though Johnson and Swift profile as the frontrunners to handle most of the snaps, there's also some chance Bo Scarbrough (undisclosed) could steal short-yardage work, and other backs like -- Ty Johnson, Jason Huntley, Jonathan Williams could also vie for small roles.

August 21, 2020 03:16 PM
Lions' D'Andre Swift: Doesn't practice Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Swift did not take part in practice Friday, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.

Twentyman didn't have an immediate reason for Swift's absence from practice, but he and Bo Scarborough (undisclosed) were reportedly both out of commission. Assuming the absence isn't expected to be a long one, Swift, who has impressed as a receiver early in camp, should be a major factor in the Lions' backfield as a rookie.

August 19, 2020 10:20 AM
Lions' D'Andre Swift: Impressing as receiver
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Swift has impressed as a receiver thus far in training camp, Nick Baumgardner of The Athletic reports.

The report notes that Swift has looked like anything but a rookie. Specifically, the Georgia product hasn't had an issue running routes against linebackers or safeties, regardless of whether Swift lines up in the slot, out wide, or out of the backfield. With Kerryon Johnson (undisclosed) missing reps Tuesday -- though possibly for maintenance reasons -- Swift is getting plenty of reps as a runner as well.

July 4, 2020 10:20 PM
Lions' D'Andre Swift: Signs rookie deal
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Swift announced Saturday via his personal Twitter account that he signed his four-year contract with the Lions.

The question now becomes, what type of role does the talented back assume at the NFL level? Kerryon Johnson, the team's 2018 second-round pick, has briefly flashed moments of legitimate talent throughout his two-year career, including a rookie campaign in which he averaged 5.4 yards per carry. But injuries and general ineffectiveness last season from the Auburn product seem to set the stage for Johnson and Swift to operate as a 1-2 tandem, with the latter likely handling snaps as the receiving threat out of the backfield. The Lions also spent a 2020 fifth-round pick on the versatile Jason Huntley who should at least occupy some of the more obvious pass-catching scenarios over either back, but it's quite clear that Swift's star is the one that is shining the brightest in the Lions backfield at the moment.

April 25, 2020 06:04 AM
Lions' D'Andre Swift: Headed to Detroit
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Lions selected Swift in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft, 35th overall.

Swift (5-foot-8, 212) doesn't have the build to imply a big NFL workload, but there's no question that the former Georgia star is a more dangerous runner and pass catcher than incumbent starter Kerryon Johnson. Johnson of course demonstrated his own considerable skill through his first two NFL seasons, but Swift is probably a level or two better. After running for 2,885 yards (6.6 YPC) in 43 career games at Georgia, Swift established himself as a candidate to eventually emerge as the top running back in this class. As much as he won't disappear either way, Johnson is the underdog in this fight.

Fantasy Points By Week

















1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17
Career Rushing Stats
Career Receiving Stats
Player Video

Player Info

Philadelphia, PA, USA
NFL Experience: