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D'Andre Swift Injury Update Could Boost Jamaal Williams Fantasy Outlook in Week 13

Adam Taylor McKillop
Detroit Lions running back D'Andre Swift's latest injury update could boost Jamaal Williams fantasy outlook in Week 13.
Detroit Lions running back D'Andre Swift's latest injury update could boost Jamaal Williams fantasy outlook in Week 13. / Nic Antaya/GettyImages
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Lions running back D'Andre Swift left Detroit's Thanksgiving Day game after just 10 offensive snaps, and his latest injury update is clouding his status for Week 13.

D'Andre Swift Injury Update

Head coach Dan Campbell told reporters that Swift's shoulder injury could mean he doesn't suit up against the Vikings on Sunday.

Nevertheless, this could provide a major boost for backup Jamaal Williams fantasy outlook in Week 13.

Jamaal Williams Fantasy Outlook

Williams has performed well all season, even despite operating in a clear backup role (36%) to Swift, who has played in 69% of the offensive snaps. He currently ranks as RB44 in PPR leagues thanks to his 4.2 rushing yards per attempt with 2 rushing TDs and 21 receptions.

A Swift absence leaves a lot of opportunities left for Williams to gobble up. In fact, Swift's 210 total opportunities (140 rush, 70 targets) ranks first on the Lions. Williams sits second on that list with 116 opportunities (93 rush, 23 targets).

Godwin Igwebuike would be next in line on Detroit's running back depth chart. If Swift is unable to go, expect Williams to eat up most of these opportunities while Igwebuike slides into a clear No. 2 backup role that Williams has played all season.

Swift ranks as RB8 in PPR formats through Week 12, even despite just seeing 10 offensive snaps on Thanksgiving. He averages 17.1 PPR points per game.


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