In his weekly '10 Questions' column, Tim Twentyman was asked if RB D'Andre Swift would see his role increase. "Swift is already playing a bigger and bigger role in the passing game every week," wrote Twentyman. "He's been a nice matchup weapon for the Lions out of the backfield."
"It really comes down to which of Detroit's backs gets the hot hand early, but I still expect Adrian Peterson to be the lead back moving forward."
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Twentyman is as trusted a Lions source as there is on the beat. Peterson was signed prior to Week 1 and has established himself as the lead back, for good or bad. Swift missed a chunk of training camp and needed to show he had a grasp of the offense before being trusted, and that is where the increased touches has come from so far. It is hard to imagine Peterson being the lead back for 16 games, but unless Swift outplays the future Hall of Famer with limited snaps, then this is what the backfield will be.