Detroit Lions: 4 players that deserve a fantasy football roster spot

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Detroit Lions, D'Andre Swift
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D’Andre Swift – Runningback

Detroit Lions fans, prepare to get Swifty. It is time for the Lions to have a running back return to the 1,000-rushing yard club.

D’Andre Swift wrapped up his rookie campaign shy of the milestone (521) but found the end zone a total of 10 times. He even displayed promise in his pass-catching ability with 46 receptions for 357 yards. Jamaal Williams does not threaten his value; he was brought in for a different role that will not significantly drop his average draft position(ADP).

I believe Swift will be selected in the third round, which is a good place for him. He is a great RB2 option but a risky RB1.

T.J. Hockenson – Tight-end

T.J. Hockenson should be at the top of everyone’s draft boards. He took a giant leap last season, finishing the season as a top-five tight end. He saw over a hundred targets for the first time in his career; it will not last.

Hockenson benefited immensely from the Goff trade. Goff threw to tight ends over 100 times last season for over a thousand yards. Hockenson’s next milestone happens to be that exclusive club. The sixth round may be a bit too late in most drafts for him; it is worth jumping up around to draft him.