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D’Andre Swift officially questionable for Week 16

We break down the news that D’Andre Swift has returned to practice and is questionable for Week 16

D’Andre Swift #32 of the Detroit Lions runs with the ball against the Cleveland Browns in the third quarter at FirstEnergy Stadium on November 21, 2021 in Cleveland, Ohio. Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images

Friday update: Swift was limited all week and is officially questionable to play against the Falcons. He is truly questionable and if he does play, there’s a decent chance he’ll be limited with Reynolds and Williams available as well.

Thursday update: Swift got in a second straight limited workout.

Detroit Lions running back D’Andre Swift returned to practice on Wednesday after a long layoff due to a shoulder injury, per Eric Woodyard. The Lions are suddenly getting healthier at the running back position, as Jamaal Williams is off the COVID-19 list and back at practice on Wednesday as well.

The team has been pleasantly surprised by practice squad call up Craig Reynolds at running back as well and have him on the 53-man roster now. Swift is still the obvious RB1 due to his versatility and explosiveness, but Williams and Reynolds have proven their worth.

Fantasy football implications

If Swift does return this week to play, the running back situation will be extremely tough for fantasy. Swift, if he can practice all week and appear ready for a big workload, he will be worth a fantasy slot, but if he’s questionable, I’d expect a pretty even split in work in a committee.