Game day update: Adrian Peterson will remain the Lions’ starter, but D’Andre Swift will have an expanded role after a breakout performance last week, according to Ian Rapoport. It’s not surprising ESPN is now projecting Swift to finish with a better day than Peterson, at 13.2 points to 8.7 points in PPR leagues.
From @NFLGameDay: #Chiefs RB Le'Veon Bell has impressed in KC thus far as he prepares for his debut, while the #Lions will have an expanded role for RB D'Andre Swift. pic.twitter.com/gyw68efY4u— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 25, 2020
The Week 7 opponent for the Detroit Lions is the lowly Atlanta Falcons. The Falcons defense doesn’t do much well, but it does do a decent job at stopping the run. So what should you do with Lions running backs D’Andre Swift and Adrian Peterson?
Fantasy Football analysis: Lions RBs D’Andre Swift, Adrian Peterson
Swifts value, before last week, was incredibly questionable. He wasn’t given all that many opportunities in the ground game and his receiving production wasn’t all that excitable. Against the Jaguars, he received only one less carry than Adrian Peterson and still got four targets in the passing game. He was everything Peterson wasn’t for the Lions, breaking a long run and scoring two touchdowns. The trust of Swift should be continued for at least another week till the Lions are certain of who should take the brunt of the load. He’s worth a start over Peterson for now.
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