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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 12.01

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 23 102 4.4 1 1 1 -3 -3.0 0 15.9 1.1
2012 PHI 6 13 69 5.3 1 2 2 24 12.0 0 15.3 2.6
2015 NE 7 49 234 4.8 2 50 36 388 10.8 2 86.2 12.3
2016 NE 3 16 74 4.6 0 17 11 71 6.5 0 14.5 4.8
2016 (Projected) NE   46 210 4.6 1   12 104 8.7 1 43.4  

2016 Outlook
Depth Chart
Dion Lewis beat out a number of contenders last training camp to emerge with the “Vereen role” in the Patriots’ offense. Lewis excelled as the pass catcher out of the backfield, but also proved to be far more explosive and a better inside runner than Shane Vereen ever was. His versatility led to him earning an even bigger role in the offense, seeing 64% of the snaps before going down with an ACL tear in Week 9, and he parlayed his effort into being a top 5 running back through that point of the season. The team liked what they saw so much that he was offered a two-year extension before the injury. Lewis looked unstoppable at times and drew Barry Sanders comparisons in the media and fantasy football message boards. He’s much more valuable in PPR leagues than Non-PPR leagues but he’s still a factor even if his catches are ignored, as he was on a 16 game pace of nearly 1,500 total yards and 10 combined touchdowns before his knee buckled. Staying healthy has been a major issue for the 26 year-old throughout his career, so he does come with risk. His injury history could make him a draft day bargain so don’t let him slip past Round 5 if he starts sliding.

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
Activated off PUP list prior to Week 10
By: Doug Orth | Mon Nov 14, 5:10 pm

New England Patriots
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)

FFToday'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?
Needs to be come off PUP by Nov. 17 in order to play in 2016
By: Doug Orth | Thu Nov 10, 5:05 pm

New England Patriots
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)

FFToday'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
Returned to practice last week
By: Jake Gordon | Wed Nov 2, 6:15 pm

New England Patriots
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)

FFToday'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.



2016 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
11 at SF W 30-17 5 23 4.6 0 5 3 26 8.7 0 4.9
12 at NYJ W 22-17 6 24 4.0 0 7 4 34 8.5 0 5.8
13 LAR W 26-10 5 27 5.4 0 5 4 11 2.8 0 3.8

2015 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 PIT W 28-21 15 69 4.6 0 5 4 51 12.8 0 12.0
2 at BUF W 40-32 7 40 5.7 1 9 6 98 16.3 0 19.8
3 JAC W 51-17 8 37 4.6 1 5 5 30 6.0 0 12.7
5 at DAL W 30-6 6 34 5.7 0 11 8 59 7.4 1 15.3
6 at IND W 34-27 4 21 5.3 0 6 3 18 6.0 0 3.9
8 MIA W 36-7 5 19 3.8 0 9 6 93 15.5 1 17.2
9 WAS W 27-10 4 14 3.5 0 5 4 39 9.8 0 5.3

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