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11:30am EDT 9/25/22

Lions RB D'Andre Swift (ankle) is active for today’s game vs. the Vikings. He got in just 2 limited practices this week and was listed as questionable. But HC Dan Campbell said Wednesday that Swift's ankle was "feeling much better." And NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported this morning that Swift is expected to play a "bigger role" today than he did when he was limited to 7 touches last week.

NFL Network's Tom Pelissero confirms that Lions RB D'Andre Swift (ankle) will play vs. the Vikings today. Pelissero adds that Swift is expected to play a "bigger role" in that one after being limited to just 7 touches in Week 2. He belongs in fantasy lineups as a RB1 with upside in today's plus matchup.

Lions EDGE Aidan Hutchinson is questionable for Sunday's game after missing 2 practices this week with a thigh injury. He did return for a limited Friday workout, though, and said he expects to play against the Vikings. "I'm feeling good; it'll be fine," the rookie said after practice, according to SB Nation's Jeremy Reisman. HC Dan Campbell added that he doesn't mind Hutchinson's missed practice time in preparing for the game. "It's always better to practice, so you get the looks, the live looks. But I'm not concerned because he's mentally -- he's in it," Campbell said. We'll confirm Hutchinson's status Sunday morning.

Lions RB D'Andre Swift (ankle) is listed as questionable for this weekend's game vs. the Vikings. He got in limited practices on Thursday and Friday after sitting out Wednesday. HC Dan Campbell said Wednesday that Swift's ankle was "feeling much better." We're fully expecting Swift to play on Sunday -- and for him to get much closer to a full workload than he did in Week 2.

Lions RB D'Andre Swift (ankle) returned to a limited practice on Thursday. He'll play vs. the Vikings this weekend. The question is if he'll be ready for something closer to a full workload than he got last week. We'll see what Swift does in Friday's practice and how he's listed on the final injury report.

Lions HC Dan Campbell said Wednesday that RB D'Andre Swift's ankle is "feeling much better" this week than last. Swift won't practice on Wednesday, so he's clearly still not at 100%. But we're tentatively expecting something much closer to a full workload in this weekend's game vs. the Vikings.

Lions RB D'Andre Swift got just 7 touches in Sunday's game, after arriving questionable with an ankle issue. Fortunately -- for those who started him -- Swift used a 50-yard scamper to run up 56 ground yards on just 5 carries. He added a 22-yard TD off a screen pass, 1 of just 2 receptions (for 31 yards) among 5 targets. Swift played just 10 more snaps than Jamaal Williams, according to Pro Football Focus, a smaller gap than Week 1. Williams led the team with 12 carries. RB Craig Reynolds also played 9 snaps after seeing no Week 1 action. We'll see about the status of Swift's ankle for Week 3.

Lions WR Amon-Ra St. Brown racked up 9 catches for 116 yards and 2 TDs in Sunday's win over the Commanders. That marked the 8th straight game in which he secured at least 8 receptions, matching the record held by Michael Thomas and Antonio Brown. In Sunday's game, St. Brown tallied 5 more targets than any other Lion, garnering 35.3% of QB Jared Goff's pass attempts. TE T.J. Hockenson ranked 2nd, with 7 targets, but caught only 3 for 26 yards. Josh Reynolds and D'Andre Swift caught the other 2 of Goff's 4 TD passes in the game. St. Brown is so far vindicating anyone who drafted him this summer.

11:35am EDT 9/18/22

Lions RB D’Andre Swift (ankle) is active for today’s game vs. the Commanders. He played through this injury last week but only got in a limited practice on Friday this week. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport said this morning that the Lions “may have to be selective about his usage” today. See where Swift sits in the Week 2 RB Rankings.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport hears that Lions RB D'Andre Swift (ankle) is expected to play vs. the Commanders today. "But the team may have to be selective about his usage," Rapoport adds. Swift only got in a limited practice this week and is listed as questionable. But it's worth noting that he reportedly suffered this ankle injury in the 2nd quarter of last week's game. He was able to play, and play well, the rest of the way. Swift obviously carries more risk than usual this week, but we'd lean toward keeping him in starting lineups. RB Jamaal Williams will pick up more work if Swift is limited today.

Lions RB D’Andre Swift (ankle) is listed as questionable for this weekend’s game vs. the Commanders. He only got in a limited practice on Friday, but Swift reportedly played through this injury last week and is expected to play on Sunday. The ankle adds at least a little downside, though. Detroit will also be without C Frank Ragnow (groin, foot) and RG Halapoulivaati Vaitai (back), while LG Jonah Jackson (finger) is listed as questionable after missing practice on Thursday and Friday.

Lions RB D'Andre Swift (ankle) missed his 2nd straight practice on Thursday. Reports on his availability for this weekend's game vs. the Commanders remain positive, but we'll see what he's able to do Friday and how he's listed on the final injury report. RB Jamaal Williams would turn into a strong fantasy play if Swift misses Sunday's game.

Lions RB D'Andre Swift expressed no concern about his ankle injury, despite missing practice on Wednesday. Swift said he rolled his ankle in the 2nd quarter of the loss to the Eagles, per the Detroit Free Press' Dave Birkett, but said, "not at all" when asked if he's concerned about it going forward. It's worth noting that the Lions promoted RB Justin Jackson from the practice squad, which might suggest at least some concern about Swift's availability. We'll see if he's able to practice on Thursday.

Lions RB D'Andre Swift missed Wednesday's practice with an ankle injury. He didn't appear limited at all during Sunday's loss to the Eagles. We'll see about the severity of the ailment. Jamaal Williams would be in for a big workload boost if Swift misses time.

Lions QB Jared Goff looked like the same old limited passer in Sunday's loss to the Eagles, but that didn't stop WR Amon-Ra St. Brown from helping fantasy football players. The 2nd-year wideout posted an 8-64-1 receiving line on a team-high 12 targets, accounting for 32.4% of Goff's total attempts. WR D.J. Shark followed, producing a 4-52-1 line on 8 targets (21.6%). TE T.J. Hockenson (7, 18.9%) was the only other Lions to see more than 3 looks. He caught 4 of those for 38 yards. It was a fine opener on the usage front for all 3 players, each of whom ran a route on more than 75% of Goff dropbacks. The initial results look especially encouraging for St. Brown, if you spent an early-ish pick on him. Week 2 brings a fine home matchup with Washington.

Lions RB D'Andre Swift ran well in Sunday's loss to the Eagles, racking up 144 yards and a TD among 15 carries. A 50-yard, 1st-quarter scamper certainly helped, but Swift also averaged 6.7 yards across his other 14 attempts behind an O-line that looked strong. RB Jamaal Williams stepped in for 11 carries that turned into just 28 yards, but he also siphoned 2 short-yardage scores. That figures to be at least a mild issue for Swift all season. But he more than doubled Williams in playing time Sunday (47 snaps to 23) and more than doubled him in pass routes (26-11), despite just a 3-2 target edge. So rather than lamenting the missed 2 TDs if you're a Swift drafter, you should be happy about the 2nd-round fantasy pick's outlook. Williams, meanwhile, should be on a roster in any league of 12+ teams and makes plenty of sense as a reserve in many 10-team leagues. He'll have trouble delivering standalone value but has a short trip to relevance if Swift goes down.

Lions WR Jameson Williams (knee) posted video of himself running and changing direction at about three-quarters speed on Sunday. The rookie has already been placed on the Reserve Non-Football Injury list, which knocks him out for at least the first 4 games of the season. He doesn't seem particularly close to being full-go, so we're not expecting to see him even when first eligible in Week 5. But at least he's making tangible progress. Williams is just a bench stash in dynasty leagues and deep redraft leagues.

The Jaguars signed K Michael Badgley. He's the only K on Jacksonville's roster. So, by default, Badgley looks like the team's Week 1 starter.

The Lions have moved WR Jameson Williams (knee) to the Reserve Non-Football-Injury list. That knocks the rookie out for at least the first 4 games of the season -- but it'll likely be longer than that before he makes his NFL debut. "The hope is he’ll be ready to play around midseason," NFL Network's Tom Pelissero tweeted. We currently project Williams to play 11 games this season.

Lions GM Brad Holmes says WR Jameson Williams will miss Week 1, according to ESPN's Jeremy Fowler. He declined to give a public timetable beyond that, though. "We're going to be very smart with him," Holmes added. We don't know yet whether Williams will start the regular season on the PUP list, but Detroit has clearly indicated they'll be patient in activating him.

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