The Gut Check No.521: D'Andre Swift's (Box Score) Breakout

Matt Waldman examines D'Andre Swift's performance against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 6 and explains why counting on this promising rookie back for weekly fantasy production is premature. 

D'Andre Swift Delivered A Breakout Game Against the Jaguars

In the box score, he absolutely crushed it: 123 total yards and a touchdown. This included a 54-yard run and several gains of 5-19 yards between the tackles.

Boxscore Breakouts are a promising sign for a player's acclimation to the NFL game. However, they aren't foolproof signs that the player has emerged as a weekly fantasy starter.

In the case of D'Andre Swift, I would not bank on him as a weekly starter in most formats that start 2-3 running backs. Not yet, because Swift's performance included a few issues that were a part of his game as well as some that might be exacerbated from working alongside a future Hall of Famer in Adrian Peterson, whose style of play is the complete opposite of what Swift does best.

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