QDion Lewis RB NE 1 week ago

Although the Patriots continue to take a cautious approach, Lewis (knee) is progressing well in his recovery form a torn ACL, ESPN.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

With training camp still two months away, the Patriots have no incentive to rush Lewis' progress. Having suffered his torn ACL in early November, Lewis will be 10 months removed from the incident by Week 1. If healthy, he figures to again work in tandem with LeGarrette Blount in the New England backfield. Lewis is believed to be on track for Week 1.

QDion Lewis RB NE 3 months ago

ESPN's Mike Reiss suggests that "there's no reason to think" that Lewis -- who is bouncing back from a torn right ACL that he suffered on Nov. 8 -- "won't be available for when the games count."

Competitive Edge Analysis

The report relays that Lewis' recovery from his Nov. 18 knee surgery (performed by Dr. James Andrews) has been encouraging, with a routine January check-in revealing in terms of the running back's progress, that "things were exactly where they should be, if not better." While the Patriots do figure to take it slowly with Lewis in the coming months, it appears as though he's on track to reprise his role in the team's offense in 2016, in the absence of any injury setbacks. Of course, it's a little early to get a good read on the running back's fantasy prospects for the coming season, given that the Patriots figure to make some personal changes in their backfield this offseason, with veteran "big backs" LeGarrette Blount and Steven Jackson slated to become free agents.

QDion Lewis RB NE 7 months ago4 Comments

Lewis (torn ACL) has been placed on IR by the Patriots.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Lewis, who played in seven games for the Patriots this season, recording 234 rushing yards on 49 attempts with two TDs, also caught 36 passes for 388 yards, adding two receiving scores in the process. Lewis -- who previously signed a two-year contract extension with the team through the 2017 season -- should be back in time to try to reclaim his "passing back" role in the New England offense next season. In the meantime, the Patriots will turn to James White and Brandon Bolden to serve as change-of-pace options behind LeGarrette Blount, the team's top "big back."

QDion Lewis RB NE 7 months ago5 Comments

Lewis suffered a season-ending torn ACL on Sunday against Washington, ESPN.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

With Lewis, who had carved out a significant role in the Patriots' offense, particularly as a pass-catcher out of the team's backfield, now out of the mix, some combo of James White and Brandon Bolden will be called upon to help fill the change-of-pace void behind LeGarrette Blount, who is in line to do the heavy lifting in the team's ground game going forward. Per ESPN's Mike Reiss, the Patriots' current RB pecking order is now Blount, followed by White and then Bolden, with Travaris Cadet a candidate to be brought back by the team as a depth option.

QDion Lewis RB NE 7 months ago8 Comments

Lewis is slated to undergo an MRI on his left knee, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Per the report, while Lewis is not dealing with any swelling just yet, his ACL may be "loose." If so, that's obviously not the greatest sign, but we'll hold off on any estimation of how much time the running back might miss until after the results of his MRI are revealed.

QDion Lewis RB NE 7 months ago

ESPN's Mike Reiss relays that coach Bill Belichick did not have an update on on the status of Lewis (knee) following Sunday's win over Washington.

Competitive Edge Analysis

If Lewis is forced to miss time beyond Sunday, Reiss suggests that James White and/or Brandon Bolden would be options to help fill the the void behind early-down back LeGarrette Blount, with Travaris Cadet also a candidate to be brought back by the Patriots.

QDion Lewis RB NE 7 months ago

Lewis was forced out of Sunday's game against Washington with a knee injury.

Competitive Edge Analysis

With Lewis sidelined for the remainder of the contest and James White inactive on Sunday, Brandon Bolden is on hand to spell LeGarrette Blount in the Patriots' Week 9 offense. If Lewis ends up missing time beyond Sunday, White would figure to absorb a good chunk of the New England backfield's change-of-pace work.

QDion Lewis RB NE 7 months ago1 Comment

Lewis (abdomen) is listed as active for Sunday's game against Washington.

Competitive Edge Analysis

While LeGarrette Blount remains in line to see his share of carries Sunday, Lewis' key role in the Patriots' attack, particularly in the passing game, is established. Because of that, Lewis remains a viable fantasy RB option moving forward, especially in PPR formats.

QDion Lewis RB NE 7 months ago13 Comments

Lewis (abdomen) is listed as probable for Sunday's game against Washington.

Competitive Edge Analysis

While the bruising LeGarrette Blount remains in the Patriots' backfield mix and in line to see his share of carries Sunday, Lewis' key role in team's offense, particularly in the passing game, is entrenched. As a result, Lewis maintains a degree of fantasy utility moving forward, particularly in PPR formats.

QDion Lewis RB NE 7 months ago9 Comments

Lewis (abdomen) was listed as a limited practice participant Wednesday.

Competitive Edge Analysis

With no reported setbacks in Week 8's win over the Dolphins, we suspect that Lewis will be fine for Sunday's game against Washington, though the running back could still end up drawing an official questionable Week 9 injury designation by the end of the week.