Dion Lewis
RB NE (9)
6 days ago

Lewis gained 41 yards and scored a touchdown on 13 carries, secured two of seven targets for 23 yards and another score, and totaled 124 yards and a third touchdown on three kickoff returns in Saturday's 34-16 divisional-round win over the Texans. He did fumble twice, losing one.

EDGE Analysis

With the Patriots limiting LeGarrette Blount's touches after he missed a pair of practice sessions during the week with an illness, Lewis stepped up and became only the fifth player in team history to tally three touchdowns in a playoff game. He opened the scoring with a 13-yard scoring reception in the first quarter, and added a 98-yard touchdown on the kickoff return following a Nick Novak 33-yard field goal for the Texans. The third-year back capped off his stellar all-purpose performance with a one-yard scoring run early in the fourth after a Patriots' interception, giving New England a commanding 31-16 lead at the time. Lewis easily led in backfield touches and received five more carries than Blount overall, although that workload distribution could be a lot closer or even flipped in the conference championship next Sunday if the former is back at full strength.

Dion Lewis
RB NE (9)
3 weeks ago

Lewis saw action on 27 of a possible 67 snaps on offense in Sunday's 35-14 win over the Dolphins, carrying 11 times for 48 yards and catching both of his targets for four yards in the process.

EDGE Analysis

As Lewis continues to distance himself from the ACL tear that ended his 2015 season, his involvement in the Patriots' offense has solidified as the postseason approaches. While LeGarrette Blount is entrenched as the Patriots' top power back, Lewis and James White provide able backfield support in their change-of-pace/pass-catching roles. Lewis finishes up the regular season with 64 carries for 283 yards and 17 catches (on 24 targets) for 94 yards over seven games.

Dion Lewis
RB NE (9)
3 weeks ago

Lewis (illness) is no longer listed on the Patriots' Week 17 injury report.

EDGE Analysis

With the Patriots looking to defeat the Dolphins on Sunday in order to secure the No. 1 playoff seed in the AFC, look for Lewis, James White and LeGarrette Blount to continue split work in the Patriots' backfield in Week 17.

Dion Lewis
RB NE (9)
3 weeks ago

Lewis (illness) returned to practice Thursday, ESPN's Mike Reiss reports.

EDGE Analysis

While it remains to be seen if Lewis ends up being listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Dolphins, or is removed from the team's injury report come Friday, we'd expect the running back to be available in Week 17. With the Patriots needing to defeat Miami in order to secure the No. 1 playoff seed in the AFC, look for Lewis, James White and LeGarrette Blount to continue split work in the team's backfield Sunday. In any case, those in leagues still playing in Week 17, or looking for angles in daily formats will want scan Sunday's inactives closely, as there will be a number of interesting names posted.

Dion Lewis
RB NE (9)
3 weeks ago

Lewis (illness) did not practice Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

The Patriots need to beat Miami on Sunday in order to secure the No. 1 playoff seed in the AFC, so we'd expect Lewis, James White and LeGarrette Blount to continue split work in the team's backfield weekend. Further removed from the ACL tear that capped his 2015 season, Lewis' presence in the New England offense is on the rise, as evidenced by his combined total of 34 carries over the last two weeks.

Dion Lewis
RB NE (9)
4 weeks ago

Lewis ran 16 times for 52 yards and caught one pass for five yards while seeing action on 27 of 75 snaps on offense in Saturday's 41-3 win over the Jets.

EDGE Analysis

Meanwhile, power back LeGarrette Blount turned his 30 snaps into a 20/50/2 stat line, while James White ran once for 14 yards and caught three of four targets for 32 yards and a TD on 19 snaps. The Patriots need to beat Miami in Week 17 in order to secure the No. 1 playoff seed in the AFC, so we'd expect the team's backfield trio to continue split work similarly next weekend. As Lewis distances himself from the ACL tear that ended his 2015 season, his involvement in the Patriots' offense is on the rise, as demonstrated by his total of 34 carries over the last two weeks.

Dion Lewis
RB NE (9)
1 month ago1 Comment

Lewis ran 18 times for a season-high 95 yards and caught two of three targets for 19 yards in Sunday's 16-3 win at Denver.

EDGE Analysis

Lewis was featured from the onset, running 11 times for 59 yards in first half. He should have had a short touchdown run early in the second quarter, but the Patriots did not challenge the ruling on the field. On the very next play, LeGarrette Blount rumbled in for a one-yard touchdown. Lewis ended up outproducing Blount, who finished with just 31 yards on 17 carries. It remains to be seen how Lewis will be used next week against the Jets, as James White (seven touches for 35 yards Sunday) is also in the mix.

Dion Lewis
RB NE (9)
1 month ago

Lewis carried three times for 14 yards and caught his only target for five yards in Monday's 30-23 win over the Ravens.

EDGE Analysis

Per ESPN's Mike Reiss, Lewis saw just two of his 17 snaps on offense (out of a possible 68) in the second half of the contest. Meanwhile, fellow change-of-pace back James White logged two carries for three yards and caught all three of his targets for 81 yards on 29 snaps. With LeGarrette Blount entrenched as the Patriots' top power back, Lewis' fantasy upside down the stretch is hampered by the fact that he continues to split pass-catching work out of the backfield with White.

Dion Lewis
RB NE (9)
2 months ago

Lewis carried five times for 27 yards and caught four of five pass targets for 11 yards in Sunday's 26-10 win over the Rams.

EDGE Analysis

While LeGarrette Blount remains entrenched as the Patriots' top power back, Lewis and James White (three carries for 17 yards and four catches for 18 yards) continue to split the team's pass-catching/change-of-pace duties, giving both players modest fantasy upside in PPR formats as Week 14's Monday night showdown against the Ravens approaches.

Dion Lewis
RB NE (9)
2 months ago

Lewis was on the field for 23 of 73 snaps on offense in the Patriots' 22-17 win over the Jets on Sunday, ESPN's Mike Reiss reports. In the process, Lewis carried six times for 24 yards and caught four passes (on seven targets) for 34 yards.

EDGE Analysis

As the Patriots continue to work Lewis back in the mix, power back LeGarrette Blount saw 27 snaps ( and 11 carries for 67 yards), whiles James White caught four passes (on nine targets) on 26 snaps. Looking ahead, Lewis and White figure to share the team's pass-catching/change-of-pace duties, giving both players modest utility in PPR formats, though of the two, it looks like Lewis' ceiling is higher, given that the Patriots seem more inclined to hand him carries than White.