5'7", 193 Lbs.
2011, Round #5, Pick #149
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Recent Player News
Tennessee Titans running back Dion Lewis could see a diminished role in the offense in Week 15 against the New York Giants following Derrick Henry's breakout performance last week. Lewis, who has been mostly unproductive as of late, has seen his touches slowly decrease over the last few weeks. Should the Titans fully commit to Henry as the lead back, Lewis could be rendered an RB3 going forward. He should still have a decided edge over Henry in the passing game, which will give him a decent floor in PPR leagues, however.
8 days ago: Dion Lewis Takes A Back Seat In Blowout Win
Tennessee Titans running back Dion Lewis took a back seat to teammate Derrick Henry in the team's blowout win over the Jacksonville Jaguars. Lewis rushed 10 times for just 13 yards and added five receptions for 39 yards as Henry set the Titans single-game record for rushing yards with 238. This game put an exclamation mark on Henry's improving play over the last few weeks, and it might be enough to get Henry more of a feature role in the offense down the stretch. Lewis will have to continue to do most of his damage through the air in PPR leagues, lowering him to a low-floor flex/RB3 option going into next week.
12 days ago: Dion Lewis Disappoints in Week 13 Victory Over Jets
Tennessee Titans running back Dion Lewis had a tough day in Week 13 against the Tennessee Titans victory over the New York Jets. In all truth, he's had a tough four weeks. In this matchup, Lewis had two receptions for negative-two yards, 36 rushing yards and zero touchdowns. Derrick Henry stepped in this game in a big way and stole Lewis's thunder fast after scoring a touchdown in the second quarter. The running game wasn't that great for the Titans and even worse, Lewis owners have battled inconsistency in the past four weeks. With Henry's usage going up in head coach Mike Vrabel's offense, you have to keep a close eye on him and the other options available to you. The Titans head to Florida to take on the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 14. They are a team that gives up about 14 fantasy points on average to running backs.
15 days ago: Dion Lewis and Derrick Henry Both Risky Flex Options
Tennessee Titans running backs Dion Lewis and Derrick Henry have been uninspiring lately, combining for just 34 carries and 108 yards over the last two contests. They have both seen an equal share of those carries, although Lewis has seen more work in the passing game. It appears that this backfield has shifted away from Lewis as the number one and back to a timeshare, leaving it a muddled mess for fantasy owners. Lewis will continue to have the higher weekly floor due to his receiving work, but Henry does possess the touchdown upside. Both backs should be treated as flex plays going forward unless a leader emerges down the stretch.
18 days ago: Dion Lewis Bottled Up In Week 12
Tennessee Titans running back Dion Lewis struggled on the ground against the Houston Texans in Week 12, rushing seven times for only eight yards. Lewis salvaged his day in PPR leagues by adding seven receptions for 33 yards, but he was caught time and time again dancing too much in the middle of the Texans defense. With Derrick Henry's snap count rising over the last two games, Lewis may be more suited as a flex play going forward than an RB2. Lewis will look to break his cold streak next week when the struggling New York Jets come to town.
21 days ago: Dion Lewis A Low-End RB2 In Week 12
Tennessee Titans running back Dion Lewis is coming off of consecutive games in which he has been mostly bottled up, but he has been vocal this week about working harder and improving going forward. Another person who has been vocal for the Titans is offensive coordinator Matt LaFleur, who has been calling for running back Derrick Henry to see an increased workload. While this is concerning for Lewis owners, continue to treat him as a low-end RB2 in PPR formats until we actually see Henry cut into his volume in any significant way.
26 days ago: Dion Lewis Quiet In Loss To Colts
Tennessee Titans running back Dion Lewis produced his second-lowest point total of the season Sunday in the 38-10 loss to the Indianapolis Colts. Lewis rushed 10 times for 24 yards and added only one reception for eight yards. The offense never truly got going, but after quarterback Marcus Mariota (elbow) left the game in the second quarter, things really went downhill. Mariota's status going forward will be the major determinant of the value of the entire offense in Week 12 against the Houston Texans.
29 days ago: Dion Lewis Should Rebound Against The Colts
Tennessee Titans running back Dion Lewis has been the team's most productive back this season, but Derrick Henry has begun to eat into his red zone work over the last three weeks. Although Lewis has had more total yards than Henry in all of those matchups, Henry has totaled four touchdowns as opposed to one for Lewis. With the Titans facing the high-scoring Indianapolis Colts offense in Week 11, expect Lewis to continue to be the Titans feature back in a game that could produce a lot of points. If Lewis finds the end zone, he should have no problem producing high-end RB2 numbers in PPR leagues.
1 month ago: Dion Lewis Held Out Of End-Zone In Week 10
Tennessee Titans running back Dion Lewis picked up 57 yards on 20 carries and hauled in two receptions for 11 yards during a blowout win over the New England Patriots in Week 10. Lewis heavily out-snapped Derrick Henry in this one, but the latter managed to finesse two touchdowns. Lewis is clearly the preferred option out of the backfield in the Titans' offense. He has a matchup against a porous Indianapolis Colts run defense in Week 11 which makes him a solid RB2 fantasy play.
1 month ago: Dion Lewis Is An RB2 In Week 10
Tennessee Titans running back Dion Lewis has continuously separated himself from bruiser Derrick Henry this season. Against the New England Patriots in Week 10, he represents a decent RB2 play with his ability to catch the ball out of the backfield. He also has far better big-play ability than Henry does. He led the team in rushing and receiving yards last week, and that may be true again this week. The Patriots' defensive weakness is against speedy running backs, and, while they may have plenty of tape on Lewis from his time in New England, he will get more than enough touches to give himself value this week. He can be played with confidence this week.
1 month ago: Dion Lewis Acts As Centerpiece Against Dallas
Tennessee Titans running back Dion Lewis had another great game in Week 9 against the Dallas Cowboys. Lewis rushed 19 times for 62 yards and caught an additional four passes for 60 yards and a score. Lewis saw 23 total touches, his season high, as opposed to only eight touches for Derrick Henry. This timeshare backfield has flipped strongly in favor of Lewis, and with the offense reaping the benefits, don't expect that to change going forward. Lewis is settling in as a high-end RB2 in PPR formats going forward.
1 month ago: Dion Lewis Back In The RB2 Conversation In Week 9
Tennessee Titans running back Dion Lewis is coming off of what might be his best game as a pro following his 155-yard explosion in London. With Lewis finding his rhythm in the Titans offense and Derrick Henry still struggling, expect Lewis to once again see a good share of the backfield touches when the Titans travel to Dallas to face the Cowboys in Monday Night Football. While he has a lower floor in standard formats, fire Lewis up as a low-end RB2 in PPR leagues due to his target volume and high ceiling.
2 months ago: Dion Lewis Explodes For 155 Yards In Week 7
Tennessee Titans running back Dion Lewis had his best performance yet as a Titan, rushing 13 times for 91 yards and adding 64 yards on six receptions. Lewis was clearly the Titans most explosive weapon against the Los Angeles Chargers, and they continued to make it a priority to get him the ball down the stretch. This was the type of performance that Lewis owners have been waiting for all season, but it is yet to be known if it is an outlier or an indicator of more to come. The Titans have a bye in Week 8 before traveling to Dallas to take on the Cowboys the following week.
2 months ago: Dion Lewis An RB3 In Week 7
Tennessee Titans running back Dion Lewis has not had the season many were expecting from him so far, averaging only 3.1 yards per carry and 22.5 receiving yards per game. The Titans offense as a whole has been struggling more than any unit in the NFL over the last two weeks as they have scored a total of 12 points and no touchdowns in that span. Lewis still has the ability and is seeing the volume to be a solid PPR RB2 at some point this season, but until the offense begins to find a rhythm, Lewis should remain on your bench when the Titans take on the Los Angeles Chargers this week in London.
2 months ago: Derrick Henry And Dion Lewis Stymied In Loss
Tennessee Titans running backs Derrick Henry and Dion Lewis were both held in check in the Week 6 loss to the Baltimore Ravens, rushing seven times for 21 yards and five times for nine yards, respectively. The offense was unable to score a touchdown for the second straight week as the offensive line continued to struggle, allowing 11 sacks. While the backs do appear to be in a near even timeshare, neither player will be a viable fantasy option going forward until the offense is able to get back on track.
2 months ago: Derrick Henry And Dion Lewis Both RB3 Options In Week 6
Tennessee Titans running backs Derrick Henry and Dion Lewis have both been mostly irrelevant thus far in the season from a fantasy perspective. With neither back showing enough to get a hold on the starting job, both are risky RB3/flex plays in a tough matchup against the Baltimore Ravens, who are allowing a measly 11.06 fantasy points to opposing running backs so far this season. Lewis is the preferred fantasy option due to his receiving ability out of the backfield, but Henry does carry more touchdown equity, though it has not shown yet this season.
2 months ago: Dion Lewis Struggles In Week 5
Tennessee Titans running back Dion Lewis struggled to get going in the Week 5 loss to the Buffalo Bills. Lewis rushed 12 times for 34 yards and caught only three passes for 14 yards. Not only was Lewis held in check, but he also fumbled the ball at a crucial point in the second half. With Lewis and Derrick Henry still seeing a near-even split of the work in the Titans backfield, neither will be too easy to trust in the near future.
2 months ago: Dion Lewis Has Some Flex Appeal Sunday
Titans running back Dion Lewis has out-snapped backfield mate Derrick Henry in three of four games this season. Lewis is the team's primary receiving back and has outscored Henry on the year. While his ceiling is at best that of an RB2, it's fair to say that this Sunday in Buffalo, Lewis will have a decent scoring day against a defense that is nothing special. He should catch a few passes out of the backfield and get enough work overall to be worthy of a start in most leagues. Not exactly an upside play due to the game total, however, he's in the RB3/FLEX convo.
3 months ago: Dion Lewis Catches Nine Passes In Week 4
Tennessee Titans running back Dion Lewis caught all nine of his targets for 66 yards in the Week 4 win against the Philadelphia Eagles. Lewis was a focal point of the Titans short passing offense throughout the game. With quarterback Marcus Mariota (elbow) appearing to be back to normal, expect the Titans passing game, and Lewis, to be much more effective going forward. Lewis will continue to have flex appeal in PPR leagues due to his high floor, but the lack of success on the ground continues to limit his upside.
3 months ago: Dion Lewis Faces Tough Week 4 Matchup
Tennessee Titans running back Dion Lewis faces a tall task in Week 4 when the Philadelphia Eagles come to town. The Eagles are currently ranked first in fantasy points allowed to opposing running backs. This, coupled with a timeshare with Derrick Henry, makes Lewis a risky flex play in PPR leagues and an RB3 in standard leagues. It is possible Lewis gets a larger role this week if the Titans get down early, and he could see a decent amount of targets with quarterback Marcus Mariota still struggling with his grip.
3 months ago: Dion Lewis Held To 40 Yards In Week 3
Tennessee Titans running back Dion Lewis was held in check in the Week 3 win against the Jacksonville Jaguars, rushing nine times for 26 yards and adding 14 yards on three receptions. Lewis never had much room to operate against the stacked boxes of the Jaguars defense, but it is unlikely to get much easier when the Philadelphia Eagles come to town in Week 4. Lewis still has a decent floor as a flex play in PPR leagues, but he is beginning to lose some of his appeal as a weekly RB2 option.
3 months ago: Dion Lewis Less Effective In Week 2
Tennessee Titans running back Dion Lewis was not nearly as effective against the Houston Texans as he was in Week 1, totaling 15 touches for just 43 yards. The Titans offense as a whole struggled on the day without three offensive linemen and quarterback Marcus Mariota. It is evident the team wanted to grind the clock and play conservative this game, with Derrick Henry seeing 18 carries on the day. Lewis owners should still feel good about him as a flex option in PPR leagues going forward, though his Week 3 matchup with Jacksonville is not ideal.
3 months ago: Dion Lewis Looking To Build On Strong Week 1 Outing
Tennessee Titans running back Dion Lewis played very well in Week 1, finishing with 110 total yards and a touchdown. Lewis was clearly a focal point in the offense as he out-snapped Derrick Henry 49 to 20. While it is unlikely for Lewis to continue seeing this volume of work, he is obviously more to the Titans than a gadget back or receiving specialist. Lewis is a safe start in PPR leagues for Week 2 due to his high floor, but expect Henry to get more involved this week as well.
3 months ago: Dion Lewis Impressive In Loss To Dolphins
Tennessee Titans running back Dion Lewis was one of the lone bright spots on the offense in the loss to the Miami Dolphins. Lewis rushed 15 times for 72 yards and a touchdown. He also caught five passes for 35 yards on eight targets, second on the team behind Corey Davis. Lewis was clearly more involved in the game plan than Derrick Henry, who saw only 11 touches. Lewis appears to be a very safe RB2 in PPR leagues going forward, and his targets may even increase following the news of Delanie Walker's injury.
3 months ago: Dion Lewis A Safe Flex Play Week 1
Tennessee Titans running back Dion Lewis is in play as a low-end RB2 Week 1 when the Titans travel to Miami to take on the Dolphins. The Dolphins allowed 19.6 fantasy points and 44 receiving yards to running backs in 2017, which should give Lewis a solid floor in PPR leagues. Mariota also showed a tendency to check down to Lewis in limited action in the preseason. While the split between Lewis and Derrick Henry is still somewhat of an unknown, Lewis will undoubtedly see enough work in the passing game to hold value.
3 months ago: Derrick Henry Listed Ahead Of Dion Lewis On Depth Chart
Tennessee Titans running backs Derrick Henry and Dion Lewis have been described as 1A and 1B throughout much of the preseason, but Henry is listed as the starter going into the Week 1 matchup against the Miami Dolphins. This should be considered a formality until proven otherwise. Lewis is expected to handle more of the third down and receiving work while Henry handles early down and goal line duties. The exact split will be much more clear following Week 1, but for now, treat both backs as low-end RB2 plays.
4 months ago: Carries For Derrick Henry, Dion Lewis Will Vary
Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Vrabel said Monday that the division of carries for running backs Derrick Henry and Dion Lewis will vary from week to week. That's certainly not what fantasy owners want to hear, but it likely will come down to matchups and a hot hand. Vrabel said he would like to see his first-team offense run the ball a little more this week in the dress rehearsal preseason game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Saturday afternoon. Most talking heads feel Henry will be the team's lead back, although Lewis is certain to see plenty of receptions and his fair share of touches. Target both as RB2s in standard fantasy play, while Lewis has a little extra value in PPR formats.
4 months ago: Dion Lewis Shows Burst Against Tampa Bay
Tennessee Titans running back Dion Lewis looked impressive in limited time Saturday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Lewis only rushed once for one yard, but also added two receptions for 26 yards. While the box score may not pop out, the highlight film tells a different story. He was able to make multiple defenders miss in the open field and looked electric with the ball in his hands. Lewis will be a major facet in this improved offense going forward and can be trusted as a safe RB2 in PPR formats.
5 months ago: Derrick Henry and Dion Lewis Splitting Reps
Tennessee Titans running backs Derrick Henry and Dion Lewis have been splitting first-team reps evenly so far in training camp. As expected, Lewis has been used more often in passing situations than Henry, although Henry has seen some targets his way as well. Henry has reportedly been running very well in the new zone scheme, but the involvement of Lewis in the passing game definitely lowers his weekly floor. This backfield is looking more and more like a committee each day, with both running backs carrying RB2 value.
9 months ago: Dion Lewis To Sign With Titans
Free agent running back Dion Lewis is set to sign a four-year deal with the Tennessee Titans, sources tell Adam Schefter of ESPN. The terms of the deal are unknown (Ian Rapoport of NFL Network says that Lewis will get "top-10 RB" money), but this is the second Patriot that new head coach (and ex-Patriot) Mike Vrabel has recruited today, after signing Malcolm Butler to a five-year deal. Lewis and Derrick Henry will be the two-headed backfield in Tennessee after DeMarco Murray was cut by the Titans and the 27-year-old Lewis will give the Titans a championship edge. The fifth-year veteran Lewis had nine total touchdowns for the Patriots in 2017 (six rushing, three receiving), totalling 1110 yards from scrimmage.
9 months ago: Seven Teams Chasing Dion Lewis
Free-agent running back Dion Lewis, widely regarded as the top back on the market, is receiving varying levels of interest from the Dolphins, Jets, Giants, Titans, Texans, Colts and 49ers, according to a source with knowledge of the situation. Lewis proved his versatility as New England's most productive back in 2017, and he's likely looking for a lead-back role in 2018, where he could be an every-down back. His fantasy value is on the rise, but it'll largely depend on where he ends up.
9 months ago: Colts Expressing Interest in Dion Lewis
According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, the Indianapolis Colts are one of the teams in the mix to sign free agent and former New England Patriot running back Dion Lewis. The Colts have truly lacked a difference maker in the backfield in recent seasons, with the team sticking to veteran Frank Gore for the last three years. Lewis has the ability to make big plays in space and operate as a powerful runner between the tackles, making his fantasy prospects enticing if quarterback Andrew Luck returns for 2018. The New York Jets and Tennessee Titans are also in play for Lewis.
9 months ago: Dion Lewis Won't Lack For Suitors
Free-agent running back Dion Lewis will be quite attractive to plenty of teams in free agency because of his ability to be effective in space and because of his power between the tackles. The Patriots will fight to retain him, but the expectation is he'll be too expensive to retain. The Jets, Titans, Colts, Buccaneers, Browns and Raiders could all be interested in his services. The 49ers could also be in the mix if they move on from Carlos Hyde, which is expected. Lewis ran for 896 yards (5.0 yards per carry) on 180 attempts for a career-high six scores in 2017, and he also added 32 catches for 214 yards and three more touchdowns. His fantasy value will depend largely on where he ends up in 2018, but he proved last year he can be a significant fantasy weapon.
9 months ago: Dion Lewis Unlikely To Return To Patriots
New England Patriots running back Dion Lewis is set to be a free agent and NBC Sports Boston's Mike Giardi reports the Patriots are a "long shot" to re-sign Lewis. According to Giardi's sources, Lewis "remains disappointed" by his usage early last season and again in the Super Bowl against the Eagles. It is hard to blame him after he was so good at the end of the season. Either way, the Patriots likely do not have the cap space and desire to create it in order to re-sign Lewis. At 27, he is looking for a big pay day and starting RB snaps.
10 months ago: Dion Lewis May Return To New England
New England Patriots running back Dion Lewis is set to be a free agent and Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald reports the Patriots are interested in re-signing Lewis. The problem is that Lewis is also drawing interest from just about every team in the league. Considered the top running back on the market (the Steelers are fully expected to franchise tag Le'Veon Bell), Lewis is projected for a deal in the three-year, $18 million range. As good as he was during his three years in New England, that is probably out of the Patriots' price range. In the likely event that Lewis signs elsewhere, C.J. Anderson could be a fallback option for the Pats.
10 months ago: Dion Lewis Garnering A Lot Of Attention
New England Patriots running back Dion Lewis is set to be a free agent and Pro Football Talk reports as many as six-to-seven teams are expected to pursue Lewis. This is typical at this time of year, but this one is actually believable. Per Mike Florio, "potentially interested teams" are the Jets, Texans, 49ers, Raiders and Colts. Lewis is a hot commodity because he is an elite change-of-pace option who can bang between the tackles if necessary. He was quite a find for the Pats, but he will likely get too expensive for their liking on the open market.
10 months ago: Lions Could Make A Run At Dion Lewis
The Detroit Lions could make a run at New England Patriots impending free-agent running back Dion Lewis. Lewis is set to be a free agent and may be asking for more than the Patriots typically give their running backs. New Detroit head coach Matt Patricia is obviously familiar with Lewis, so he could enter the mix as the Lions look to improve their running game. The addition of Lewis in Detroit would surely be bad news for Ameer Abdullah and Theo Riddick. The 27-year-old Lewis had a career-high 180 carries for 896 yards (5.0 yards per carry) and six touchdowns in a breakout year with the Pats in 2017. He also caught 32 passes for 214 yards and three touchdowns.
10 months ago: Dion Lewis Likely To Be Gone From Patriots Next Season
New England Patriots running back Dion Lewis was part of a running back by committee in 2017 and Boston Herald's Jeff Howe reports the "early vibe" is that Lewis will not be on the Patriots in 2018. Lewis is reportedly looking for a deal somewhere in the range of $15-18 million over the course of three years with $10 million guaranteed. The Patriots seem to draw the line for paying running backs at around $3 million annually, making Lewis an unlikely candidate to return. With Le'Veon Bell expected to remain with the Steelers, Lewis may be the best running back available in free-agency.
11 months ago: Dion Lewis Will Be Super Bowl X-Factor For Patriots
New England Patriots running back Dion Lewis will go up against an Eagles defense that allowed the second fewest fantasy points to opposing runners during the regular season. Other than allowing 103 yards to Ezekiel Elliott in Week 17, the Eagles have not allowed a single player more than 96 rushing yards in a game all season. They absolutely bottled up the Vikings Latavius Murray in the NFC Championship game and their front four is an elite unit. But Lewis has continued to defy expectations all season, racking up a career high 896 rushing yards and nine total touchdowns. He has been a consistent presence in a Patriots offensive system that usually operates as running back by committee. Including the playoffs, Lewis has amassed more than 60 rushing yards in a game eight times this season and presents a passing threat out of the backfield. If the Patriots can get Lewis going this Sunday, their offense will be unstoppable. Lewis has the ability to run tough between the tackles and will see the majority of the touches. Lewis also will be a threat returning kicks in the Super Bowl providing him extra opportunities to score a touchdown on the world's biggest stage.
11 months ago: Dion Lewis Posts 64 Yards From Scrimmage In Patriots Win
New England Patriots running back Dion Lewis atoned for losing a fumble when he hit the edge and turned up the field for an 18-yard run to secure the Patriots 24-20 comeback win over the Jaguars. Lewis rushed for 34 yards and added seven catches for 32 yards in a game that saw the Patriots down 10 points in the fourth quarter. New England ran a perfect trick play involving wide receiver Danny Amendola, hitting Lewis for a would-be 20-yard gain if not for the fumble by the running back. Luckily, the Jaguars went three-and-out on the next drive and Lewis was off the hook. He still is the unquestioned number one running back for New England and will be someone the Eagles will have to key on and bottle up in the Super Bowl.
11 months ago: Dion Lewis Could Be Key To Patriots Success
New England Patriots running back Dion Lewis will be a key offensive figure in their matchup against the Jaguars for the AFC Championship Game. The Jaguars have allowed the 11th fewest fantasy points to opposing running backs this season despite the Steelers Le'Veon Bell breaking free for some big plays last week. Lewis is having a career season and rushed for 63 yards last week against the Titans. In his last 11 games played, including the playoffs, Lewis has run for more than 60 yards in eight of those games. He can also catch passes out of the backfield and should be in line for a healthy amount of touches. The running backs on all of the final four teams will be integral to each team's individual success and Lewis is no different. Lewis is a top-3 fantasy play among running backs for championship weekend.
11 months ago: Dion Lewis Dynamite With 141 Total Yards
New England Patriots running back Dion Lewis registered nine catches for 79 yards and added 62 rushing yards in the Patriots 35-7 romp over the Titans. Lewis was looked to early in the game and delivered productive play after productive play. Lewis' ability to make sharp cuts between tackles gives him the edge as the best running back in the stable of Patriots runners. The Patriots will continue to rotate players in to give the opposition different looks at times but Lewis is the official bell-cow in the backfield for the remainder of the playoffs.
11 months ago: Dion Lewis Has Sneaky Tough Matchup Against Titans
New England Patriots running back Dion Lewis heads into the Patriots playoff matchup against the Titans playing the best football of his career. He racked up a career-high 896 rushing yards this season and has scored in each of his last three games. Since taking over the lead running back duties 11 games ago, he has recorded at least 60 rushing yards in seven games and has five rushing touchdowns. He will take on a Titans defense that was absolutely destroyed by the Rams' Todd Gurley three weeks ago, but they allowed the eighth fewest fantasy points to opposing backs all season. Other than Gurley, they have not allowed a 100-yard runner all season, and Lewis could also lose red-zone opportunities with the return of Rex Burkhead (knee). Lewis will be an integral part of the Patriots offensive game plan, but his production could disappoint. Lewis is a high-end RB2 in fantasy for this weekend.
12 months ago: Dion Lewis Carries Patriots To Home-Field Advantage
New England Patriots running back Dion Lewis carried the ball 26 times for 93 yards and added six receptions for 40 yards as the Patriots pounded the Jets 26-6. Lewis not only put up 133 yards on 32 touches in the game but also added two touchdowns to secure home-field advantage throughout the playoffs for New England. A career year for Lewis got an exclamation point as the Patriots leaned on him the entire game. Lewis finishes the season with 989 rushing yards, 254 receiving yards and 11 total touchdowns. Look for Lewis to continue to stay active in the playoffs, and he will be a low-end RB1 in daily fantasy moving forward.
12 months ago: Dion Lewis Could Lose Carries To Mike Gillislee In Week 17
New England Patriots running back Dion Lewis will wrap up his career season against the Jets in Week 17. Lewis has 977 yards from scrimmage this season (803 rushing) with seven total touchdowns and really has emerged in the second half. He will face a Jets defense that has allowed the 15th most fantasy points to running backs, including 13 total touchdowns to the position. Lewis ran for 52 yards and one touchdown in Week 6 against them but could lose touches in the latter half of the game to Mike Gillislee. This has little to do with performance and more to do with the Patriots protecting key players before the playoffs begin. Gillislee was active last week and certainly was involved and should take touches away from the indispensable Lewis for the last week of the season.
12 months ago: Dion Lewis Rises To RB1 Conversation For Week 16 Tilt Against Bills
New England Patriots running back Dion Lewis should see plenty of touches in Week 16 against a Bills defense that has allowed the most fantasy points to opposing backs this season. Lewis racked up 92 yards against the porous Bills defense in Week 13 and now will have more opportunities with injury to Rex Burkhead. The Bills have allowed 17 total touchdowns to running backs this season and since Week 10 they have surrendered 10 scores to the position. The Patriots have an eye towards the playoffs so protecting players like Rob Gronkowski will be a priority. Look for Lewis to carry the rock often and is a low-end RB1 for Week 16.
12 months ago: Dion Lewis Totals 80 Yards From Scrimmage, One Touchdown In Win
New England Patriots running back Dion Lewis carried the ball 13 times for 67 yards, including his fourth rushing touchdown of the season. Lewis took advantage of his limited opportunities, picking up tough yards against a stingy Steelers defense. Lewis now has 674 rushing yards this season, by far a career high and the clear-cut first string back in a crowded Patriots backfield. Lewis will be back on the RB2 radar in Week 16.
12 months ago: Dion Lewis A Solid RB2 Choice Against Steelers
New England Patriots running back Dion Lewis is having a career season with 744 yards from scrimmage and four touchdowns. He has four straight games of 60 total yards or more and will go up against a Steelers defense that has allowed the 13th most fantasy points to opposing backs. Pittsburgh is one week removed from getting gashed repeatedly for 120 rushing yards by the Ravens' Alex Collins, so Lewis should see plenty of touches in this marquee matchup. Running back Rex Burkhead may steal some snaps from Lewis, but he will still carry solid RB2 status for Week 15.
1 year ago: Dion Lewis, Chris Hogan Active Monday Night
New England Patriots running back Dion Lewis (illness) and wide receiver Chris Hogan (shoulder), who were both listed as questionable, are active on Monday night against the Dolphins. Lewis and Hogan were both expected to play all along, and should be in all fantasy lineups. Lewis ran for over 100 yards against this same team two weeks ago and remains a strong RB2 for fantasy owners. Despite not playing since Week 8, Hogan should return to a significant role and could be targeted early and often by quarterback Tom Brady with tight end Rob Gronkowski sidelined in this one. Hogan has WR2 upside right away as perhaps the team's best red-zone target outside of Gronk.
1 year ago: Dion Lewis Questionable For Monday
New England Patriots running back Dion Lewis (illness) is listed as questionable for Week 14 against Miami. Mike Gillislee is also questionable with an illness. Lewis returned to a limited practice Saturday and should be fine for Monday night's game. He is an RB2 for Week 14. If one of Gillislee or Lewis is out, that should see the stock of Rex Burkhead and James White rise.
1 year ago: Dion Lewis Misses Friday's Practice
New England Patriots running back Dion Lewis missed Friday's practice with an illness. We assume it is no big deal, but this is still a situation to monitor. The Patriots play on Monday night and will issue a final injury report on Friday.
1 year ago: Expect Active Game From Dion Lewis For MNF
New England Patriots running back Dion Lewis has emerged among a sea of Patriot runners to become the bell-cow in the backfield over the past seven games. During that span, Lewis has amassed 491 rushing yards and three touchdowns and is averaging 5.3 yards per carry this season. Lewis will have an appealing matchup this week against a Dolphins defense that he already gashed for 112 yards two weeks ago. Miami has allowed the eighth most fantasy points to opposing backs this season, and Lewis should continue to see plenty of touches in a game where the Patriots will be without a suspended Rob Gronkowski. Lewis has high-end RB2 status heading into Week 14.
1 year ago: Dion Lewis Tallies 92 Rushing Yards
New England Patriots running back Dion Lewis racked up 92 rushing yards as the Patriots cruised to a 23-3 win over the Bills. Lewis average 6.1 yards per carry and it was his second straight game of 90 rushing yards or more. Lewis has emerged as the go-to player in the backfield to make the tough between the tackle runs for New England. Lewis is a high-end RB2 moving forward.
1 year ago: Dion Lewis Has Fantastic Matchup In Week 13
New England Patriots quarterback Dion Lewis has an excellent matchup against a leaky Bills defense that has allowed the third most fantasy points to opposing running backs this season. They have allowed an astounding seven rushing touchdowns the past three games and Tom Brady has been exceptional the past few seasons playing in Buffalo. Lewis is coming off an impressive 112-yard performance against the Dolphins and is a high-end RB2 this weekend in fantasy.
1 year ago: Dion Lewis Posts Best Rushing Output Of The Season
New England Patriots running back Dion Lewis rushed for 112 yards on only 15 carries in the Patriots 35-17 win over the Dolphins. Lewis gashed the Dolphins on multiple occasions, ripping off chunks of yards throughout the game. Lewis has emerged as the go-to rusher out of the backfield for the Patriots and has secured his spot in an offense loaded with weapons. Lewis was held out of the end zone this week but a solid fantasy stat line will keep him in lineups in the weeks ahead.
1 year ago: Dion Lewis Rises To RB2 Status Against Dolphins
New England Patriots running back Dion Lewis has emerged as the go-to back in the carousel of runners in the Patriots backfield. He has racked up 340 rushing yards over his last six games and is, by far, their best rusher right now between the tackles. He will go up against a Miami Dolphins defense that has allowed the eighth most fantasy points to opposing runners. They have allowed five total touchdowns over their last five games on the ground and have surrendered eight or more fantasy points to 11 different rushers. Lewis is on the rise in the Patriots offense and has the most fantasy appeal among a group that includes Rex Burkhead, Mike Gillislee and James White.
1 year ago: Dion Lewis Notches Sixth Straight 50+ Rushing Yard Game
New England Patriots running back Dion Lewis posted 88 yards from scrimmage, including one touchdown as the Patriots beat the Raiders 33-8. He added 60 yards on the ground and now has at least 50 rushing yards in his last six games. In the carousel of runners in the Patriots backfield, that's kind of saying something. Lewis looked sharp on his cuts and ran with speed. He is the preferred fantasy option among Rex Burkhead, James White and Mike Gillislee in the weeks ahead.
1 year ago: Dion Lewis Remains Top Rusher In Patriots Backfield
New England Patriots running back Dion Lewis heads into the Week 11 action as the top between-the-tackles runner on the Patriots roster right now. He has supplanted Mike Gillislee but is still fighting for touches with James White and Rex Burkhead. Lewis, by far, has the most trust from quarterback Tom Brady and the Patriots will face a Raiders defense that has allowed the fifth most fantasy points to opposing runners this season. It's hard to envision one running back over the other emerging as the lead back and the Patriots like it that way. Brady is able to spread the ball around and dissect defenses to a myriad of receivers. Lewis has FLEX appeal, especially in PPR-leagues, against the Raiders this week.
1 year ago: Dion Lewis Posts Multiple Touchdowns In Different Ways
New England Patriots running back Dion Lewis is emerging as the most important piece in a revolving Patriots backfield, as he scored two touchdowns in the 41-16 win over the Broncos. Lewis carried the ball 14 times for 55 yards, including a rushing touchdown. He also added a spectacular 103-yard return for a touchdown that put the Patriots up early and for good. Lewis is the best between-the-tackle runner New England has right now and is a veteran that quarterback Tom Brady trusts. Lewis is on a hot streak right now but the Patriots like to change things up every few weeks. Any of the Patriots runners are tough to completely trust in fantasy.
1 year ago: Dion Lewis Faces Hurdles To Fantasy Success In Week 10
Dion Lewis continues to bring the most production running the football for the Patriots this season. He is averaging 4.7 yards per carry and has racked up 225 rushing yards over the last four games. But the Patriots will face a Broncos defense that still is tough on opposing runners. They have allowed the fifth fewest fantasy points to the position and Lewis will have to fight for carries with Rex Burkhead, Mike Gillislee and James White. Lewis has the trust of quarterback Tom Brady but may not get the touches to justify a fantasy start in Week 10.
1 year ago: Dion Lewis Leads Patriots Backfield With 15 Carries
Dion Lewis out-touched running back Mike Gillislee 15-to-11 and Lewis totaled 54 all-purpose in the Patriots 21-13 win over the Chargers. Lewis caught two passes out of the backfield and rushed for 44 yards as his role in the offense continues to increase. The Patriots are at their best when they spread the ball around and they certainly did that on Sunday. They also welcomed back running back Rex Burkhead into the offensive fold. The running back situation is crowded to say the least and, for now, Lewis is in the lead. The veteran's fantasy potential is rising but could be depressed by the timeshare situation in New England.
1 year ago: Dion Lewis Has Week 8 Streamer Appeal
Dion Lewis continues to ascend in the crowded Patriots backfield over the last month. Lewis has seen 31 carries over the past three games and last week put up 76 rushing yards on only 13 carries. It's that time of the season where Lewis emerges in the Patriots offense and becomes a threat for Tom Brady out of the backfield in the check-down passing game. The Patriots face a Chargers run defense that has allowed the second most rushing yards (864) to opposing backs this season. New England's backfield will always be a revolving door making it difficult to choose which player to deploy in fantasy lineups. This week Lewis has the best shot to put up points, especially in PPR-leagues.
1 year ago: Dion Lewis Finds The End Zone On Sunday
New England Patriots running back Dion Lewis scored a touchdown in the win over the New York Jets, his second over the last three games. Lewis rushed the ball 11 times on Sunday, accumulating 52 yards. Though he hasn't looked like the Dion Lewis of previous years, especially from a fantasy perspective, he will throw in occasional bouts of efficient play moving forward. If you are in a jam and need a back, Lewis can come in handy if the right matchup presents itself. However, his value may decrease even more than it already has once running back Rex Burkhead (ribs) finds himself back in the lineup.
1 year ago: Dion Lewis Rushes For 34 Yards Against Houston
New England Patriots running back Dion Lewis saw some snaps in the team's preseason loss to the Houston Texans. Lewis, who is in his third season with the team, rushed for 34 yards on seven attempts. He also saw a pair of targets, pulling in one of them for a nine year gain. The veteran running back was semi-productive in a 2016 season where injuries overshadowed his play. He is listed first on the Pats' unofficial depth chart, but has had running back Rex Burkhead, who had a solid game that included a touchdown, hot on his trails. Lewis is listed ahead of Burkhead in fantasy rankings as well, but could find himself sliding as a result of how well Burkhead has been performing in both preseason games and training camp. Drafting him this season comes with risks due to his inability to remain healthy as well as the accelerated progress of Burkhead. Even if Lewis remains the number one going into the regular season, it may not be long until Burkhead or even running back Mike Gillislee eclipse him for more production as well as snaps. Proceed with caution.
1 year ago: Dion Lewis Looking Good Heading Into Season
New England Patriots running back Dion Lewis looked to show no signs of rust as a result of last season's ACL tear, and the hamstring injury that forced him to exit Super Bowl LI prematurely. Lewis is described as a "big ball of muscle" and effortlessly glided through the opposing defensive line during drills. The 5-foot-8 Lewis demonstrates the ability to be a well-versed back, as he is able to run the ball and efficiently catch passes. With the Pats backfield being as crowded as it is, it is hard to determine what type of role Lewis will have alongside the newly-acquired tandem of Mike Gillislee and Rex Burkhead along with the returning James White. As the season gets closer, we will know more about how this situation will play out, but you would have to assume that he will have value, especially in PPR leagues. Despite rumblings of his roster spot being up for grabs, he will likely get picked up by someone else in the event that he does have to find a new team. Regardless of where he is, he will contribute. Stay tuned.
1 year ago: Dion Lewis Not A Roster Lock
New England Patriots running back Dion Lewis, who will make roughly $1.5 million in the final year of his deal, is not a lock to make the final roster, especially after the team signed two running backs in the offseason. Lewis also has an extensive injury history. He's extremely talented when on the field and is versatile, but the fact that New England has three other capable backs doesn't bode well for his playing time or fantasy value.