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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
RB1RB2 LeGarrette Blount
RB2RB3 James White
RB3RB1 Dion Lewis
RB4RB5 D.J. Foster
RB5RB4 Brandon Bolden
RB6FB1 James Develin
Patriots Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Injury Dion Lewis officially placed on PUP list     -- Tue Aug 30 4:30 pm --

Will miss atleast the first 6 weeks of the season
Source: the Patriots have officially placed RB Dion Lewis on the PUP list, meaning he will miss at least the first 6 weeks of the season. (Field Yates on Twitter)

FF Today's Take: This was an expected move. James White will open the season as the Patriots pass-catching back and will have RB2/Flex value in PPR leagues. At best, Lewis will be waiver wire consideration later in the year.
Injury Dion Lewis expected to miss 8-10 weeks     -- Sun Aug 21 4:30 pm --

PUP list seems likely
Running back Dion Lewis will be sidelined for another 8-10 weeks after he endures a second surgery on his left knee, according to a source. The ACL, which was repaired in November, is OK, but the Patriots’ medical staff determined they need to clean up an unspecified area in the knee. (Boston Herald)

FF Today's Take: The "clean-up procedure" will likely cost Lewis a good chunk of the season and should land him on the PUP list to begin the year, causing him to miss at least the first six weeks. LeGarrette Blount and James White appear to be the likely candidates for early season backfield work in New England with Tyler Gaffney, Brandon Bolden waiting in the wings.
Injury Dion Lewis needs another knee surgery     -- Sun Aug 21 12:15 pm --

Timetable for return unclear
Patriots RB Dion Lewis needs 2d knee surgery, league source confirms. Timetable for his return is uncertain. Tore ACL last Nov. 8 (Jim McBride on Twitter)

FF Today's Take: Lewis has been on the PUP list all of training camp as he recovers from an ACL tear suffered last November and while we don't know the details of the required surgery this obviously kills his fantasy value for the moment. James White is now inline to become the Patriots receiving back and quickly vaults into FLEX consideration in PPR leagues.
Injury Dion Lewis still not practicing     -- Thu Aug 18 5:00 pm --

Nine months removed from ACL surgery
Veterans reported to New England Patriots training camp three weeks ago, and every player except one has, at some point, been present on the practice field: Dion Lewis. With each training camp absence, the likelihood increases that Lewis will begin the year on the PUP list. If that happens, the earliest Lewis could play is Week 7 at Pittsburgh. By then, he'll be over 11 months out of surgery. While still not probable, there is obvious logic in leaving Lewis on PUP: they need to give themselves the best chance of having their guys — Lewis among the most important of them — available late for what they hope will be a Super Bowl run. (

FF Today's Take: The PUP list doesn't appear to be all that likely given how nimble Lewis looked at June OTAs, but this may go right down to the wire. Boston Herald reporter Jeff Howe tweeted Thursday "don't be shocked if Dion Lewis doesn't practice until Week 1". This could hint at a reduced early-season workload for last year's breakout star and possibly some early-season relevance for James White or Donald Brown. Lewis is a high-risk, high-reward pick in the fourth or fifth round of most drafts.
Injury Dion Lewis still absent from camp     -- Fri Aug 5 10:00 am --

Recovering from ACL injury
Ben Volin joins Michael Felger on Town Fair Tire Sports Tonight to discuss why Patriots running back Dion Lewis has been absent at training camp and who could possibly be New England's best running back. (

FF Today's Take: Violin, a beat reporter for the Boston Globe goes on to speculate that Lewis could start the season on the PUP list, and thus be ineligible the first six games. Lewis is roughly 8 months removed from his ACL injury and the Patriots won't be giving up much information on his status. It's possible the Patriots could sign a RB before Week 1.

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