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Week 6 of the fantasy football season featured plenty of notable performances around the NFL on Sunday. What should we make of them? Matt Bowen and Tristan H. Cockcroft offer their analysis.
D’Andre Swift comes up huge for the Lions
Yes, the matchup was extremely favorable — the Jaguars entered granting opposing running backs nearly five full PPR fantasy points above average — but Swift’s career-best 27.3 point performance contained additional promising developments. Typically the Lions’ passing-down back, with Adrian Peterson a clear step ahead of Kerryon Johnson as the team’s early-down back, Swift managed 14 rushing attempts, nearly single-handedly led his team downfield for a touchdown on their second drive, and absorbed all four of the team’s rushing attempts inside the Jaguars’ 10-yard line, punching in two of them for touchdowns (including the one on the aforementioned drive). Could it be the turning point of the rookie’s season? Perhaps, though it’s important to point out that Peterson still paced the team’s running backs in snap percentage, so it’s not like the Lions are shifting away from their committee anytime soon. But it’s important to get ahead of any potential shift in roles in this backfield: