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D’Andre Swift officially OUT for Week 13 vs. Vikings

Lions will be without their starting running back in Week 13.

 D’Andre Swift #32 of the Detroit Lions runs with the ball past Sione Takitaki #44 of the Cleveland Browns during the game at FirstEnergy Stadium on November 21, 2021 in Cleveland, Ohio. Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images

Friday PM update: Swift is listed as out on the final injury report. Keep him on your fantasy bench this week and probably next week too.

Friday update: D’Andre Swift is out for Week 13, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter. This was already known, but Schefter confirms it is a done deal. Jamaal Williams becomes a good play.

Thursday update: Swift did not practice once again and we can count on him missing at least Week 13.

Wednesday update: Swift looks unlikely to play this week and could be out multiple weeks. Plan on Jamaal Williams getting the bulk of the work this week against the Vikings.

Detroit Lions running back D’Andre Swift suffered a sprained shoulder on Thanksgiving day against the Chicago Bears. The extra time between then and their Week 13 game against the Vikings on Sunday is helpful, but head coach Dan Campbell says, “it’s hard for me to say that he’ll play Sunday vs. the Vikings,” per Ari Meirov.

Campbell says that Swift is “pretty sore” and that they’ll see how he progresses this week. If Swift can’t go, the capable Jamaal Williams would take over as lead back. Williams has shown that he can get the job done and that could also factor into Swift’s availability this week. The Lions are also winless, so there is absolutely no reason to push Swift to play in a meaningless game.

This is a situation to keep an eye on for fantasy football, as Williams becomes a good start in most leagues if Swift can’t go.