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Running Back, New England Patriots

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Draft: 2011 Round 5 (18)
College: Pittsburgh
Ht: 5’8”  Wt: 195 DOB: 1990-09-27 Age: 26
RB Rank Tier ADP-12
#74 7 -

Season Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Season Team G Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts FPts/G
2011 PHI 14 0 23 102 4.4 1 1 1 -3 -3.0 0 15.9 1.1
2012 NE 6 0 13 69 5.3 1 2 2 24 12.0 0 15.3 2.6
2012 (Projected) NE     54 245 4.5 2   8 64 8.0 0 42.9  

2016 Outlook
Depth Chart
The Eagles 2011 5th round pick saw precious little playing time in his rookie year, running the ball 23 times for 102 yards and a score while catching just one pass. It was a little perplexing watching aging veteran Ronnie Brown continually run into the line and go down while the Eagles had a speedster like Lewis waiting in the wings but you’ll have to check with Andy Reid as to why he divvied up the playing time the way he did. This season, Lewis will enter training camp as the top backup to starter LeSean McCoy but his value as a handcuff is unknown. He will need to beat out a pair of rookies in Bryce Brown and Carlos Polk to win the role and be impressive enough that the team doesn’t bring in a veteran runner like they did last year. An off-season incident for pulling a fire alarm likely didn’t help Lewis’ case any. On other teams, Lewis’ size (5’8”, 195 pounds) might be an issue but not in Philadelphia where the running back position has been owned by a pair of smaller backs (McCoy and Brian Westbrook) for the last decade. Lewis’ fantasy value will be determined in training camp.

Fan. Tm. Player
RB1RB1 LeGarrette Blount
RB2RB2 James White
RB3RB3 Dion Lewis
RB4RB4 Brandon Bolden
RB5RB5 D.J. Foster
RB6FB1 James Develin
RB7RB6 Tyler Gaffney
Patriots Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Dion Lewis not limited in practice last week     -- Mon Nov 14 5:10 pm --

Activated off PUP list prior to Week 10
New England Patriots RB Dion Lewis, moved from the PUP list to the active roster on Saturday, was not in uniform for the team's 31-24 Sunday night loss to the Seattle Seahawks. Because Lewis remained on the PUP list through the team's week of practice, the Pats were not required to list the running back's participation on their three practice reports. "He wouldn't have been on the injury report," Patriots coach Bill Belichick said on Monday's conference call. "I mean, we didn't activate him until Saturday, but he wouldn't have been on the injury report." (MassLive)

FF Today's Take: MassLive's Kevin Duffy suggests Belichick chose not to bring Lewis back against the Seahawks because it figured to be a tight matchup, but Week 11 against the San Francisco 49ers represents a game in which the Pats should be able to control game script and score. While Lewis may only be worth a stash at the moment, he may be able to recapture his old role quickly if he can flash his pre-injury form.
Injury Dion Lewis primed for Week 10 return?     -- Thu Nov 10 5:05 pm --

Needs to be come off PUP by Nov. 17 in order to play in 2016
According to NFL Network insider Mike Garafolo, Dion Lewis (knee) is "looking good" and has experienced no setbacks. The sense is Lewis is making the case to play Sunday vs Seattle. If so, expect him to be limited but his return is big. (Mike Garafolo on Twitter)

FF Today's Take: Lewis has taken part in five straight practices, which is obviously a promising sign. Teammates are reportedly "giddy" about his return, as LeGarrette Blount went so far as to say, "He's nasty in the open field. It doesn't make any sense." Lewis should have been stashed weeks ago, but add him if he wasn't. As last year proved, he doesn't need a lot of touches to have an impact. A return to pre-injury form could easily make Lewis a second-half fantasy stud.
Injury RB Dion Lewis may return Week 10     -- Wed Nov 2 6:15 pm --

Returned to practice last week
The New England Patriots are holding out hope that running back Dion Lewis will be ready to re-join the backfield rotation for next week's showdown with the Seattle Seahawks, the Boston Herald reported. (NFL.com)

FF Today's Take: This is great news for anyone who stashed away Dion Lewis. However, it will be tough for fantasy owners to gauge not only how effective Lewis can be after his second knee surgery but also how many touches he will receive in a backfield that already features LeGarrette Blount and James White. Lewis averaged 12.1 fantasy points per game when healthy last season.

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