Friday PM update: Swift is listed as out on the final injury report. Keep him on your fantasy bench this week and probably next week too.
Friday update: D’Andre Swift is out for Week 13, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter. This was already known, but Schefter confirms it is a done deal. Jamaal Williams becomes a good play.
Thursday update: Swift did not practice once again and we can count on him missing at least Week 13.
Wednesday update: Swift looks unlikely to play this week and could be out multiple weeks. Plan on Jamaal Williams getting the bulk of the work this week against the Vikings.
Lions RB D’Andre Swift could miss multiple weeks on his sprained shoulder, per source. He wants to return in short order but he hurt his AC joint and the Lions will be cautious with their top back. Swift has nearly 1,000 total yards and 6 TDs.— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) December 1, 2021
Detroit Lions running back D’Andre Swift suffered a sprained shoulder on Thanksgiving day against the Chicago Bears. The extra time between then and their Week 13 game against the Vikings on Sunday is helpful, but head coach Dan Campbell says, “it’s hard for me to say that he’ll play Sunday vs. the Vikings,” per Ari Meirov.
#Lions HC Dan Campbell says RB D’Andre Swift is "pretty sore" after spraining his shoulder on Thanksgiving vs. Chicago. They’ll see how he progresses this week, but Campbell said, “it’s hard for me to say that he’ll play Sunday vs. the #Vikings.”— Ari Meirov (@MySportsUpdate) November 29, 2021
Campbell says that Swift is “pretty sore” and that they’ll see how he progresses this week. If Swift can’t go, the capable Jamaal Williams would take over as lead back. Williams has shown that he can get the job done and that could also factor into Swift’s availability this week. The Lions are also winless, so there is absolutely no reason to push Swift to play in a meaningless game.
This is a situation to keep an eye on for fantasy football, as Williams becomes a good start in most leagues if Swift can’t go.