And now, according to the story, head coach Dan Campbell openly regrets how much work the team gave Swift during the team’s loss against the Miami Dolphins in Week 8. Campbell told 97.1 The Ticket’s Stoney & Jansen that “he’s not back” and they should’ve spread more of Swift’s work around. Obviously this isn't great news for owners going forward as the Lions will likely reduce his workload until declared fully healthy. Be sure to monitor his practice status this week.
Considering how the Lions choose to divvy the workload between the backfield (Swift 32 snaps, Williams 35, Reynolds 13), it appears that they were heading into the game with their RB1 on a snap count due to an ankle issue. Instead of simply resting him and allowing Williams more run, they now have an even bigger issue on their hands. With the offensive scheme and an above-average offensive line, Jamaal Williams can instantly be considered a borderline RB1 option in fantasy.
This will be something to monitor. Swift did play right up to the end of the game. The team did sign Jackson off the practice squad today so there could be some concern here. Williams would be next up if Swift can't go.