Detroit Lions select D'Andre Swift in 2020 NFL Draft: Not the move fantasy players would have hoped for

Yahoo Sports Fantasy Staff
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With the 35th pick in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft, the Detroit Lions selected D'Andre Swift, running back, Georgia!

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Well, if you were counting on Kerryon Johnson being a featured back in this offense, think again.

In fact, if you were hoping for D’Andre Swift himself to be a featured back in this offense, sorry. Matt Harmon gives his take on the pick.

D’Andre Swift was a three-down back at Georgia without much tread on his tires. Unfortunately for fantasy players, the Lions offense — even with a healthy Matthew Stafford — isn’t really built to support two backs.

Both these runners, while talented, have less to offer in fantasy as part of a timeshare. Things would obviously change, however, if one of them were forced to miss time, something Johnson dealt with last season.