Dion Lewis
RB NE (9)
11 hours ago

Lewis ran 10 times for 60 yards and caught all four of his targets for 28 yards and a touchdown in New England's 33-8 defeat of the Raiders.

EDGE Analysis

It was his fifth consecutive game with 10 or more carries and his four targets were a season high. The 27-year-old seems to have locked down a role as the Patriots' primary running back, but even so, the Patriots are known for involving all of their weapons and changing up their focal point seemingly every week, making it hard to trust him for consistent production. However, Lewis has a slew of advantageous matchups on the slate, starting with Miami at home in Week 12.

Dion Lewis
RB NE (9)
1 week ago

Lewis rushed 14 times for 55 yards and one touchdown and returned one kickoff for another score during Sunday's 41-16 victory over the Broncos.

EDGE Analysis

With Mike Gillislee (coach's decision) a healthy scratch, Lewis split work out of the backfield with Rex Burkhead and James White, who finished with 10 and two carries, respectively. All three tailbacks were effective in the roles they played, but Lewis stole the show with his 103-yard kickoff return in the first quarter. It's fairly clear that Lewis will remain the lead ballcarrier moving forward into a Week 11 game against Oakland, but the Patriots' continued ability to get multiple running backs involved limits the upside of all of them in any given week. Furthermore, the Raiders have only surrendered three rushing touchdowns to tailbacks all season, which also dampens Lewis' fantasy appeal.

Dion Lewis
RB NE (9)
3 weeks ago

Lewis carried 15 times for 44 yards and caught both targets for an additional 10 yards during Sunday's 21-13 win over the Chargers.

EDGE Analysis

Lewis led the backfield in carries for the third straight week but could only muster a pedestrian 2.9 yards per carry against a middling San Diego run defense. Still, his workload has trended upward each of the last six contests and he appears to be the preferred early-down option at the moment. He faces plenty of competition for carries, including Mike Gillislee, who received 11 totes of his own in this one, but he should maintain a sizable share of the burden in Week 10 against the Broncos.

Dion Lewis
RB NE (9)
1 month ago

Lewis carried a team-high 13 times for 76 yards and caught one pass for six yards in Sunday's 23-7 win over the Falcons.

EDGE Analysis

Per ESPN's Mike Reiss, Lewis logged 26 of 74 snaps on offense Sunday, while James White was on the field for 23 snaps and both Mike Gillislee and Rex Burkhead were out there for 13 plays each. More importantly, for the second week in a row, Lewis paced the team in carries, with Gillislee garnering eight of his own, Burkhead logging six and White rushing four times. There figures to be games where the Patriots rely more on a power rushing approach, which favors Gillislee, but at this stage it's clear that Lewis has regained a key, and perhaps lead role, in the Patriots' backfield committee going forward.

Dion Lewis
RB NE (9)
1 month ago

Lewis rushed 11 times for 52 yards and a touchdown, but wasn't targeted in the passing game during Sunday's 24-17 win over the Jets.

EDGE Analysis

Lewis saw a near-even split with Mike Gillislee (10 carries for 44 yards) while James White was involved primarily as a receiver out of the backfield. It was Lewis that got the call from the one-yard line for New England's first touchdown of the day in the second quarter, possibly because Gillislee had lost coach Bill Belichick's trust following a first-quarter fumble. It's tough to discern how New England's backfield workload will break down in any given week, as Lewis now has two touchdowns to Gillislee's four.

Dion Lewis
RB NE (9)
2 months ago

Lewis rushed seven times for 53 yards, brought in both of his targets for 10 yards and gained 23 yards on his sole kickoff return in Thursday's 19-14 win over the Buccaneers.

EDGE Analysis

Four days after playing just 14 snaps, Lewis was more involved on a night when the Patriots offense was without the pass-catching services of Rob Gronkowski (thigh). Lewis averaged an impressive 7.6 yards per tote, a figure largely comprised of a season-long 31-yard scamper. The night was full of high-water marks for Lewis, who also logged single-game bests in carries and yards over the season's first five games. Although he's seen backfield mate James White be appreciably more involved, Lewis retains an important role in the the Patriots' offense in addition to serving as a special teams contributor. He'll look to build on Thursday's effort versus the Jets in Week 6.

Dion Lewis
RB NE (9)
2 months ago

Lewis was on the field for 14 of the Patriots' 70 snaps on offense in Sunday's 33-30 loss to the Panthers. The running back logged four carries for 18 yards and a TD in the contest, adding a nine-yard catch on his only target.

EDGE Analysis

Lewis' involvement in the Patriots offense remained limited in Week 4, even though Rex Burkhead was inactive again. Thus far, Lewis has been behind both James White and Mike Gillislee in the team's RB pecking order and thus remains off the fantasy lineup radar in most formats.

Dion Lewis
RB NE (9)
2 months ago

White was on the field for 12 of the Patriots' 65 snaps on offense in Sunday's 36-33 win over the Texans.

EDGE Analysis

In the process, Lewis carried twice for five yards and caught all three of his targets for 12 yards. Lewis' involvement in the offense in Week 3 was limited, even though Rex Burkhead was inactive. In any case, he's been behind both James White and Mike Gillislee in the Patriots' RB pecking order to date and for now is off the fantasy lineup radar in most formats.

Dion Lewis
RB NE (9)
2 months ago

Lewis was on the field for 14 of the Patriots' 76 snaps on offense in Sunday's 36-20 win over the Saints, ESPN's Mike Reiss reports. In doing so, the running back carried four times for 14 yards and caught his only target for 11 yards.

EDGE Analysis

Lewis is a nice depth option for the Patriots at this stage, but his fantasy value is modest for now. Through the Patriots' first two games, James White (30 snaps) has been the better producer in PPR formats, while Mike Gillislee (30 snaps) has made his mark in TD-heavy leagues.

Dion Lewis
RB NE (9)
2 months ago

Lewis was on the field for six of the Patriots' 81 snaps on offense in Thursday's 42-27 loss to the Chiefs, per ESPN's Mike Reiss. In the process, he carried two times for nine yards and ran back three kickoffs for 49 yards.

EDGE Analysis

Meanwhile, James White recorded 43 snaps and 10 carries for 38 yards, while Mike Gillislee was on the field for 24 snaps -- logging a team-high 15 carries for 45 yards and and three TDs -- with Rex Burkhead drawing 10 snaps and three carries. For now, it looks like Lewis slots in as a complementary cog in the New England attack, as White appears to be the team's preferred option in the passing game, while Gillislee profiles as the Patriots' top power back. Given the team's game-plan/game-flow dependent approach, there could be weeks in which Lewis sees more touches, but until we actually see that happen, he'll be a fantasy roll of the dice.