2/18/22, 5:01 AM
Volume is KING, and D’Andre Swift is royalty in that category. He was among league leaders in snap share percentage and passing game opportunity this year, and he proved his explosiveness. But still he finished as only RB15. So why do analysts with respected fantasy track records have him as high as RB3 going into 2022?
(1) Well for one, he put up solid numbers while playing for the Detroit Lions…the 3-13-1 Detroit Lions. On a team of that quality, it’s much easier for opposing defenses to key in on a single weapon.
(2) The late-season emergence of Amon-Ra St. Brown means another big-time playmaker is in the mix to distract defenses. And don’t forget the 2nd overall pick in the upcoming draft. A difference-maker could definitely be found at that spot. Just look what Ja’Marr Chase did from draft slot number 5.
(3) Injury. Swift started the season with a groin strain and later sprained his AC joint (shoulder). He missed 4 games, and was in and out of others. Fortunately, neither injury is expected to recur. From the SportsMedAnalytics viewpoint, he’s only medium risk for his position and could be a huge value for people who don’t want to look into the underlying reasons for the missed game-time in ’21. 2022 Risk Score: 3/5.
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