5 former Detroit Lions who should be on your radar in 2023 fantasy football drafts

As you get ready for any remaining fantasy football drafts, these former Detroit Lions should be on the radar.
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D'Andre Swift, Detroit Lions, fantasy football, Philadelphia Eagles
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2. D'Andre Swift, RB, Philadelphia Eagles

In a broad sense, Swift landed in an upgraded situation when the Lions traded him to the Eagles this offseason. And overall, his competition for work in the Philadelphia backfield is not overly impressive or entirely proven (Rashaad Penny, Kenneth Gainwell).

But it's also worth wondering if the Eagles will use Swift in the most ideal way. As is typical with a running quarterback like Jalen Hurts, they had the lowest target share to running backs (12.5 percent) and the lowest number of raw targets (61) to the position in the NFL last year. That said, evolving that part of their offense to tap into what Swift does best as a pass catcher feels like an automatic order.

A section of Lions' fans surely have great fear Swift will have the best year of his career this year. But draftable as a RB3 in 12-team leagues by ADP right now, no matter the scoring format, there's potential value in taking a chance he gets it together this year.

Swift is the shiniest example on this list for how Lions' fans need to separate being a fan, and being disappointed in what he did as a Lion, from being the most savvy fantasy football drafter now that he's elsewhere.