|Date of Birth:||09/27/1990|
|Drafted:||2011 | Round 5 | Pick 149|
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Dion Lewis is retiring from the NFL.
After being drafted in the fifth-round of the 2011 draft by the Eagles, Lewis spent ten years in the NFL, having quite the career as an "undersized" running back. A broken leg derailed Lewis' 2013 season, and then he did not play in 2014 either, but he found a role with the Patriots from 2015 to 2017 and was a member of the Super Bowl LI championship squad. Lewis' best year came with New England in 2017, when he carried 180 times for 896 rushing yards and six rushing touchdowns while adding 32 receptions for 214 receiving yards and three receiving touchdowns. In addition to playing for the Eagles and Patriots, Lewis also played in the regular season for the Titans and the Giants. His career ends with 567 carries, 2,425 rushing yards, 13 rushing touchdowns, 191 receptions, 1,408 receiving yards, and eight receiving touchdowns. Lewis was also a weapon as a kick returner, and added a touchdown on a kick return during his stellar 2017 campaign. We wish Lewis luck as he moves past his football career.
The Giants are signing Dion Lewis, according to ESPN's Josina Anderson.
Lewis is familiar with new Giants head coach Joe Judge from their time in New England together, and the veteran running back will be a good presence for the Giants running back room. Lewis will likely help chip in on third downs, but it's unlikely he becomes a strong fantasy option in 2020 with Saquon Barkley leading the Giants backfield.
The Titans are releasing Dion Lewis.
This move clears about $4 million in cap space, which will help as Tennessee looks to lock up both running back Derrick Henry and quarterback Ryan Tannehill during or ahead of free agency. The veteran Lewis should not have much trouble finding interest from other teams on the open market.
Dion Lewis rushed three times for 23 yards in Sunday night's loss.
Lewis was targeted four times, and he didn't record a carry. The versatile back didn't get many touches down the stretch with Derrick Henry taking over, but he finishes his first year as a Titan with a career-best 59/400/1 receiving line. Most importantly, though, he rushed 155 times for just 517 yards (3.3 YPC) and one touchdown, so Tennessee might be in a different spot right now if they featured Henry all season. Lewis will be back in 2019, but fantasy owners can't consider him as anything more than a late-round pick barring a Henry trade.
Dion Lewis handles six touches in win over the Redskins.
Lewis rushed three times for five yards and caught three passes for 20 yards. The Titans again fed Derrick Henry to start the game and then basically the entire second half after Washington killed the clock for most of the second quarter, and it led to change-of-pace work for Lewis. The dynamic backup won't be much more than a decent FLEX option next week against the Colts.
Dion Lewis gets ten touches in Week 15.
Lewis carried seven times for 35 yards and caught three passes for nine yards against the Giants. Derrick Henry received a season-high 33 carries in the win, as Lewis is clearly the change-of-pace option heading into the final two games of the regular season. There are probably better options for your lineup entering fantasy championships.
Dion Lewis handles 15 touches in win over the Jaguars.
Lewis rushed ten times for 13 yards and caught five-of-five targets for 39 yards. However, despite drawing the start, it was Derrick Henry (17 carries for 238 yards and four touchdowns) that had a record-breaking night, and there is almost no way Tennessee can move forward with an even split in the backfield. Lewis is still a very talented player that will get touches, but he's just a FLEX option in PPR leagues down the stretch.
Dion Lewis handles eight touches in win over the Jets.
Lewis rushed six times for 36 yards, also adding two receptions for negative-two yards. The Titans went back to Derrick Henry (ten carries for 40 yards and one touchdown) as the starter and lead runner, and that should continue the rest of the way due to Lewis' struggles in an extended role. That said, Tennessee might decide to use the short-passing game more on Thursday night against the Jaguars, so Lewis remains a quality FLEX option, particularly in PPR formats.
Dion Lewis bottled up in loss to the Texans.
Lewis rushed seven times for eight yards, also adding seven receptions for 33 yards. It was another start for the 28-year-old, but he has now gained just 151 rushing yards and no touchdowns on 56 attempts (2.7 YPC) since being installed as the lead runner, and the Titans might need to change things up if they want to return to the playoffs. Lewis is trending downwards heading into next week's matchup against the Jets, but he remains on the FLEX radar.
Dion Lewis gets 11 touches against the Colts.
Lewis carried ten times for 24 yards and added one reception for eight yards in the Week 11 loss. Derrick Henry (nine carries, 46 yards) has been running the ball better than Lewis, but Lewis appears locked in as the lead back for the Titans. However, considering he hasn't done much damage the last two weeks, Lewis is more of a FLEX option for Week 12 against the Texans.
Dion Lewis gets 22 touches against the Patriots.
Lewis carried 20 times for 57 yards and added two receptions for 11 yards in the Titans' win against one of Lewis' former teams. Lewis ran better than the numbers indicate, but Derrick Henry (11 carries, 58 yards, two touchdowns) ran better. Nonetheless, the Titans appear committed to Lewis as their clear top running back, so he's at least a strong FLEX option next week against the Colts.
Dion Lewis gets 23 touches against the Cowboys.
Lewis worked as the clear leader in Tennessee's backfield in Week 9, carrying 19 times for 62 yards and adding four receptions for 60 yards and a touchdown. The score was on a screen pass for 18 yards. There was talk of Derrick Henry (eight touches tonight) being available for trade ahead of last week's deadline, so that probably indicates how the Titans feel about their backfield. Lewis is probably the preferred fantasy play of the two against the Patriots in Week 10. Through eight games, Lewis is on pace for 184 carries, 678 rushing yards, two rushing touchdowns, 66 receptions, 518 receiving yards, and two receiving touchdowns.
Dion Lewis plays well in Titans' loss.
Lewis received 19 touches against the Chargers in London, carrying 13 times for 91 yards and adding six receptions for 64 yards. The elusive running back came up huge on a touchdown drive late in the fourth quarter, powering through LA's defense for a 36-yard run. On that same drive, Lewis appeared open in the flat for a potential touchdown, but the Titans scored anyway on the next play after a penalty. Derrick Henry had 14 touches (12 carries) with a goal-line touchdown in the loss, as the two continue to split work pretty evenly in the backfield. Lewis faces the Cowboys when the Titans return from their Week 8 bye.
Dion Lewis gets seven touches against the Ravens.
Lewis carried five times for nine yards and caught two passes for five yards in the Week 6 loss. There was no room for Lewis or Derrick Henry (eight touches) to run. They should both find more room next week against the Chargers.
Dion Lewis handles 15 touches in loss to the Bills.
Lewis rushed 12 times for 34 yards and added three receptions for 14 yards; he also lost a fumble. Derrick Henry (11 carries for 56 yards) was much more effective on his touches, but Tennessee clearly wants this backfield to be an even split so far this season, and it might have cost them in Week 5. Lewis seems to get the better matchup between the two next Sunday when the Ravens come to town, so consider him a decent FLEX option in standard leagues with a boost in PPR formats.
Dion Lewis handles 13 touches in win over the Eagles.
Lewis rushed just four times for zero yards, but added nine receptions for 66 yards in a 26-23 overtime victory. It's been a slow start for both of Tennessee's co-starters despite a 3-1 record, but the success Marcus Mariota just had through the air against Philly should hopefully open things up. Through four weeks, Lewis is on pace for 572 rushing yards and four touchdowns with a 72-catch, 464-yard pace as a receiver. He should be an RB2/FLEX option in Week 5 against the Bills.
Dion Lewis gets 12 touches in Week 3.
Lewis had nine carries for 26 yards and three receptions (on three targets) for 14 yards in the win over Jacksonville. Meanwhile, Derrick Henry carried the ball 18 times, but there wasn't much room to run for either of them against the Jags. Lewis will look to make more plays in Week 4 against the Eagles, and he's in the FLEX conversation for that matchup.
Dion Lewis gets 15 touches in Week 2.
Lewis had 14 carries (compared to Derrick Henry's 18) for 42 yards and added one reception (on one target) for one yard. Lewis has a difficult matchup with the Jaguars in Week 3. For what it's worth, he had 16 touches for 66 total yards in last year's AFC Championship Game against Jacksonville when he was with New England.
Dion Lewis leads backfield in Titans debut.
Lewis rushed 16 times for 75 yards and one touchdown, also adding five receptions for 35 yards. The former Patriot will be in a backfield split with Derrick Henry all year long, but he got the better of it in Week 1. It's only one week, but it looks like Lewis will have weekly low-end RB2/FLEX value in standard leagues and is a great RB2 in PPR formats. Tennessee takes on Houston next Sunday.
The Titans have officially signed running back Dion Lewis.
The contract was agreed to a couple nights ago, but the two sides had to wait until the start of the new league year to make it official. Lewis should form a great pair with the massive-yet-athletic Derrick Henry in the Titans backfield, and they should both get enough work to deliver solid fantasy value in 2018. Lewis will likely be a mid-late round selection in fantasy drafts this summer.
Dion Lewis is expected to sign a four-year deal with the Titans, according to Adam Schefter.
Titans GM Jon Robinson has now gotten two key players from the his former organization, as the Titans agreed to a deal with former Patriots cornerback Malcolm Butler earlier today. Lewis will form an excellent thunder-and-lightning duo with former Heisman Trophy winner Derrick Henry in Tennessee's backfield, but this is not ideal for Henry's fantasy value. While Henry will likely lead the backfield in carries, the ultra-elusive Lewis is certainly going to get his share of work—both guys should be able to deliver solid fantasy value in 2018. Lewis also gives Marcus Mariota another weapon to dump the ball off to for positive yardage. The deal should become official sometime after the start of the new league year tomorrow at 4:00 PM ET.
Dion Lewis wants to make sure that he's "valued" in free agency.
Lewis spoke on "The Adam Schefter Podcast", and he talked about how he didn't really play his first three years in the NFL and feels great, stating: "I don't feel 27. I feel 22, 23. I just tell teams that I'm fresh." The elusive running back acknowledged that he knows the NFL is a business and he's not "putting all [his] eggs in one basket" regarding a return to New England. It'll be interesting to see what type of interest Lewis gets in free agency, but a return to the Patriots should not be counted out considering the success they've had together over the last few years.
Dion Lewis gets nine carries in Super Bowl LII.
Lewis ran the ball well in the loss to the Eagles, gaining 39 yards on his nine attempts, but he didn't get many opportunities in what was a pass-heavy gameplan for New England. After having over 1,000 total yards and nine touchdowns in the regular season, Lewis could return next season as the top guy in New England's backfield, which would make him a very good fantasy option.
Dion Lewis gets 16 touches in the AFC Championship.
Lewis carried nine times for 34 rushing yards and added seven receptions for 32 receiving yards, as New England went with a pass-heavy approach versus the Jaguars. Lewis did have a lost fumble that basically wiped out a great trick play by the Patriots when they did a double-pass from Brady to Amendola to Lewis, but the Patriots still came back in the end anyway. He probably won't be in the dog house for Super Bowl LI, but perhaps the steady James White will cut into the workload a little more on quick screens and designed passes to the backs.
Dion Lewis handles 24 touches in playoff win.
Lewis rushed 15 times for 62 yards and caught nine passes for 79 yards in a 35-14 victory over the Titans. New England's starter continues to show great elusiveness, and he will operate as the lead back again in the AFC Championship Game against either the Steelers or Jaguars next week.
Dion Lewis stays hot in Week 17 win.
Lewis continues to play lights out football for the Patriots, taking over as a great workhorse in the backfield for them. He had 26 carries for 93 rushing yards and one rushing touchdown along with six receptions for 40 receiving yards and one receiving touchdown. His regular season ends with 180 carries for 896 rushing yards and six rushing touchdowns along with 32 receptions for 214 receiving yards and three receiving touchdowns. It was by far his best regular season, and many that had him on their fantasy team probably won the title in their league. Lewis should be a major weapon for New England in the postseason.
Dion Lewis handled 29 touches in win over the Bills.
Lewis rushed 24 times for 129 yards and a touchdown, adding five receptions for 24 yards and another score. The workload was the largest of Lewis' career, and he took advantage of the opportunity with James White and Rex Burkhead out of the lineup. Look for New England to feature their starter again in Week 17 against the Jets. He's an RB1/RB2 option.
Dion Lewis scores game-winning touchdown in thrilling win over the Steelers.
Lewis rushed 13 times for 67 yards, including the eight-yard touchdown run to put New England up 27-24 (after the two-point conversion) with 28 seconds left in the game. He also caught a 13-yard pass. Lewis has been one of the most elusive backs in the league this season, and he will be a RB2 option on Christmas Eve against Buffalo as the Pats look to keep home-field advantage for the playoffs.
Dion Lewis gets ten touches in Week 14.
Lewis had five carries for 17 yards and five receptions (on five targets) for 50 yards against the Dolphins. The highlight of the night for New England was on a great one-handed catch on a wheel-type of route after Tom Brady was pressured and laid out a perfect pass. The Patriots might want to run the ball more next week versus Pittsburgh (they had only ten attempts tonight), but either way Lewis will be a solid option in fantasy lineups.
Dion Lewis (illness) is listed as questionable for Week 14.
An illness popped up for Lewis, and he was only able to get in a limited practice as his only participation this week. We would expect him to be OK and ready to go on Monday night, but make sure you check in and have a backup plan in case Lewis does not play.
Dion Lewis leads the backfield with 15 carries in win over the Bills.
Lewis rushed 15 times for 92 yards, but he was held without a reception, and Rex Burkhead scored twice in the red zone. Still, Lewis has turned into an every-week RB2 heading into the fantasy playoffs, including in Week 14 against the Dolphins. The 27-year-old is averaging 5.3 yards per carry this season.
Dion Lewis rushes for first career 100-yard game in win over Miami.
Lewis rushed 15 times for 112 yards, also adding a one-yard reception. It's been a long road for Lewis, but he's the lead back on the NFL's best offense and has carried it 10+ times in each of the past six games. Also, despite all the injuries since entering the league in 2011, Lewis just turned 27 in September, so he could have a lot of good football—and more 100-yard games—ahead of him. Consider him a quality RB2 in Week 13 against Buffalo.
Dion Lewis leads New England backfield in 33-8 win.
Lewis rushed 10 times f0r 60 yards and caught four passes for 28 yards and a touchdown. The score came in the first quarter on a nice catch-and-run from 15 yards out. Lewis will be the top backfield option next week against the Dolphins, but James White and Rex Burkhead will remain involved and are worth considering in the league's best offense.
Dion Lewis scores twice in Week 10.
Mike Gillislee was inactive for the Patriots, as Lewis again started the game for New England. Lewis carried 14 times for 55 yards and a touchdown, and he returned a kick 103 yards for a touchdown. He continues to run hard and with power as an inside runner for the Patriots, and it looks like he’ll continue working as the main ball-carrier for them moving forward. Lewis will be an RB2/FLEX option in Week 11 against Oakland.
Dion Lewis works as lead runner for the Patriots again.
Lewis appears to remain ahead of Mike Gillislee as the leading ball-carrier for New England, as he carried 15 times for 44 yards while also adding two receptions for ten yards in a win over the Chargers. Lewis also continues to return kicks, and he broke one for 71 yards that nearly went all the way. Lewis has had 11, 13, and 15 carries in his last three games, and he's averaging 4.7 yards per carry this season. New England's next game is in Week 10 against the Broncos, and Lewis has had some success as a runner against them in the past.
Dion Lewis leads New England backfield in SNF win.
Lewis rushed 13 times for 76 yards, also adding a six-yard reception. The five-foot-eight back has looked like the Patriots best runner, so they're sticking with him as the lead early-down guy over Mike Gillislee. Things could change at any moment with New England, but Lewis should probably be picked up in all leagues. He'll face the Chargers' weak run defense in Week 8.
Dion Lewis leads New England in Week 6 rushing.
Lewis started the game for the Patriots, and he carried 11 times for 52 yards and a touchdown against the Jets. The score came at the goal line, which people with Dion Lewis on their fantasy team will love to see. Mike Gillislee lost a fumble in Jets territory in the game, so Lewis might continue getting a good amount of carries moving forward. He's not a highly-reccomended fantasy option yet due to the uncertainty of the weekly workloads, but the dynamic back is someone to watch.
Dion Lewis leads Patriots in rushing in Week 5.
Lewis carries seven times for 53 yards against the Buccaneers, including a long of 31 yards. Lewis also added two receptions (on two targets) for ten yards in the win. With Rex Burkhead (ribs) expected back for Week 6, Lewis' role might be scaled back a bit, but he'll still be a contributor to the Pats.
Dion Lewis scores first touchdown of 2017.
Lewis received four carries for 18 yards and a touchdown against the Panthers while also adding nine-yard reception on his only target. The score was an eight-yarder where he showed his great burst and ran to the end zone. Rex Burkhead (ribs) might be back this Thursday, but Lewis will still have a role for the Patriots—though it probably won't be reliable enough for him to be a fantasy option.
Dion Lewis gets a few touches against the Texans.
Lewis carried twice for five yards while adding three receptions for 12 yards. He also worked as the kick returner again for New England. Even if Rex Burkhead (ribs) misses another game, Lewis isn't a reliable fantasy option.
Dion Lewis handles five touches in Week 2 win.
Lewis rushed four times for 14 yards and caught an 11-yard pass as the Patriots defeated the Saints 36-20. New England will continue to rotate their running backs, and as long as they are all healthy, Lewis has almost no fantasy value, despite being a really good real-life player. He and the Pats will face the Texans next Sunday.
Dion Lewis gets two carries in Week 1.
Lewis was listed as the starter for the Patriots according to NBC's lineup introduction, but he didn't get a ton of time in the game. He was the kick returner for the Pats and added two carries for nine yards on offense. James White, who had 13 touches in the game, looks like he'll be the much more consistent fantasy option this season.
Dion Lewis starts New England's third preseason game.
Lewis drew the start in the "dress rehearsal" game and had four carries for 11 yards, but he wasn't targeted in the passing game. New England's backfield is about as unpredictable as possible right now, and that includes Lewis. He's currently going undrafted in fantasy drafts, but there's a chance he delivers some value. At this point, he'll probably be too volatile an option to have in your lineup.
Patriots give Dion Lewis eight touches in preseason Week 2.
Lewis had seven carries for 34 yards and one reception for nine yards in the exhibition against Houston. Perhaps the Patriots just want to get him work, but it's probably safe to say he's well behind James White—who the Patriots seem to be reserving for the regular season. Lewis will probably make the final roster for New England, but it's no lock given all the depth they have at that position.
Dion Lewis plays into second quarter of preseason Week 1.
Lewis had seven carries for 32 yards and four receptions for 23 yards. He looked quick, as usual, but it was slightly surprising to see him get so much work in the game. James White, who was extended this offseason, appears far ahead as the passing down back for New England. But remember: Lewis is now a year removed from his torn ACL, so he might be more explosive than he was last season. Assuming he is on New England's final roster, he will chip in for some work on offense along with White and the other backs.
Mike Reiss believes Dion Lewis is a lock for the Patriots roster.
Some have speculated that Lewis might not make the final roster because of the Pats' depth at running back, but Reiss believes he will and notes that the team is 17-0 with Lewis in the lineup. While, as Reiss states, Lewis isn't the only reason the team is undefeated with him in the lineup, he's still a good and impactful player for New England. James White is very likely to be the main passing back for the Patriots, but Lewis will probably be used a good amount too. With so many players that can contribute in New England's current running back group anything can happen, but we anticipate the team keeping Lewis on the roster. It's not out of the question for the Patriots to have upwards of five running backs make the final roster (guys like Brandon Bolden are great contributors on special teams, with the ability to chip in on offense).
Mike Reiss believes the Patriots will limit Dion Lewis' snaps.
Reiss notes that Lewis still has quickness and explosiveness that stood out, but that the Patriots—who are very deep at running back—might limit his playing time so he's a player that's "carefully managed." Lewis should remain a key member of the Patriots, but he isn't likely to be a consistent fantasy option with so many good players in New England's backfield.
Dion Lewis leaves Super Bowl with injured knee, Pats remain undefeated with him as the franchise wins fifth Super Bowl.
Lewis had six carries for 27 yards and one reception for two yards. Unfortunately, Lewis suffered an apparent leg injury on the final play of regulation when the Patriots tried a trick play to try to score. He did look to be getting around pretty good after the victory, so hopefully it's not too serious. The Patriots are 17-0 with Lewis in the lineup. He should be back with New England next season and should be a good fantasy option as long as he's healthy and in this offense.
Dion Lewis gets eight touches in AFC Championship.
Lewis had six carries for 11 yards and two receptions for eight yards. He will look to get his first ring when the Patriots face the Falcons in Super Bowl LI.
Dion Lewis scores rushing, receiving, and return touchdown in playoff win.
Lewis had 13 carries for 41 yards and a touchdown, two catches for 23 yards and a touchdown, and a 98-yard kick return touchdown. The dynamic Lewis has obviously been a huge asset to the Pats, and he will likely remain a huge part of the offense in the AFC Championship. Lewis did fumble twice (lost one), something that Bill Belichick cannot be happy about, but Lewis probably won't be in the dog house because he is someone that will understand he can't let fumbles happen and should learn from it.
Dion Lewis rushed 11 times for 48 yards in Sunday's regular season finale.
Lewis will have a big role in the playoffs after coming on strong to close out the regular season. In seven games this season, Lewis rushed 64 times for 283 yards (4.4 YPC) and caught 17 passes for 94 yards. New England will probably give Lewis double-digit touches throughout the postseason.
Dion Lewis leads Pats in rushing for second straight week.
Lewis rushed 16 times for 52 yards as New England destroyed the Jets 41-3. He also caught a five-yard pass. The Patriots have gone to a more run-heavy offense with Rob Gronkowski out of the lineup, and Lewis is running hard as the 1B to LeGarrette Blount. He'll be an RB2/FLEX for Week 17 against Miami.
Not-so-secret weapon: Lewis unleashed against Denver.
Dion Lewis led the Patriots offense in their 16-3 over the Broncos with 18 carries for 95 yards. He also caught two passes for nine yards. We expected Lewis to be the focal point of the offense, but not as a ball-carrier. He picked his way through the Denver defense between the tackles, and should have had a score near the goal line, but New England declined to challenge it and scored with LeGarrette Blount on the next play. Lewis should be back to his smaller role over the final two weeks to preserve him for the playoffs, where they will almost certainly not see the Broncos. Consider him a FLEX play against the Jets on Christmas Eve.
Dion Lewis doesn't do much in Week 14.
Lewis had three carries for 14 yards and one catch for five yards against the Ravens. With James White and LeGarrette Blount both also being big parts of the gameplan, Lewis hasn't had as dominant of a role as last season before he was injured. Lewis is still a FLEX option next week against Denver.
Dion Lewis sees nine touches in win.
Lewis rushed five times for 27 yards and caught four-of-five targets for 11 yards. With the Patriots easily taking care of the Rams, Lewis probably was rested a bit since the game was not close. Lewis has seen eight, 10, and nine touches in his three games this season, and that should be expected as a floor for the fantasy playoffs, especially next week with the Patriots expected to air it out against the Ravens. Lewis can be in lineups as a FLEX.
Dion Lewis sees 10 touches in Pats' win.
After seeing eight touches in his first game of the year, Lewis rushed six times for 24 yards and caught four passes for 34 yards on Sunday. Impossible to bring down because of his size (or lack thereof) and quickness, Lewis will probably continue to see more touches. He's a FLEX next week against the Rams with the potential for 12-15 combined carries and catches.
Dion Lewis handles eight touches in 2016 debut.
Lewis had five carries for 23 yards and three catches for 26 yards. He looked almost as quick as last season, and should only improve with time. James White was also active, but the Pats utilized both backs. He’s a decent FLEX option next week against the Jets.
The Patriots have activated RB Dion Lewis to their 53-man roster.
Lewis is now 100% after last season's torn ACL. James White has played well for the Patriots, but Lewis will make an impact for the offense. Last year, Lewis was among the best running backs in the NFL before he got hurt. Lewis should be owned in all leagues, and is particularly valuable in PPR. He might make an impact immediately tomorrow night against Seattle, but it's probably best to leave him on your bench in case he doesn't get much time in his first game back.