QDion Lewis
RB NE (9)
1 month ago

Lewis (hamstring) looked explosive at OTAs, and he could still carve out a role as a reserve running back and kickoff returner, ESPN.com's Mike Reiss reports.

EDGE Analysis

While the offseason additions of Mike Gillislee and Rex Burkhead might make him expendable, Lewis has a small enough contract that the Patriots presumably intend to keep him around. It isn't yet clear how snaps will be divided between the aforementioned trio and James White, but it at least seems Lewis is healthy enough to compete for a part-time role on offense, after injuring his hamstring during the fourth quarter of the Super Bowl. Gillislee is the best bet to fill a power role similar to LeGarrette Blount's from last season, while Lewis, White and Burkhead all are largely valued for their strong work on passing downs.

QDion Lewis
RB NE (9)
3 months ago

Lewis (hamstring) has been doing rehab work at Gillette Stadium, ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Lewis injured his hamstring on the final play of regulation in the Super Bowl and subsequently missed the brief but memorable overtime period. His decision to stick around New England for rehab work suggests the ailment is fairly serious, but he's apparently making progress with more than a month remaining before the start of OTAs. Lewis will have heated competition for snaps and targets in training camp, with Rex Burkhead joining the New England backfield on a one-year, $3 million contract. Super Bowl hero James White will also be firmly in the mix for a key role, and the Patriots may add more competition in the form of a power back -- possibly even re-signing LeGarrette Blount.

QDion Lewis
RB NE (9)
5 months ago

Lewis injured his hamstring during the fourth quarter of Sunday's Super Bowl game, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Lewis sustained what appeared to be a serious injury during the final play of regulation in Sunday's game, but it turns out that it was merely a hamstring tweak and doesn't figure to be anything significant. The running back carried six times for 27 yards in the game, but was outshone by backfield mate James White, who scored three touchdowns in the Patriots' comeback victory. Lewis will have some time to recover from his injury before organized team activities begin in the spring.

QDion Lewis
RB NE (9)
5 months 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.

QDion Lewis
RB NE (9)
6 months 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.

QDion Lewis
RB NE (9)
6 months 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.

QDion Lewis
RB NE (9)
6 months 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.

QDion Lewis
RB NE (9)
6 months 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.

QDion Lewis
RB NE (9)
6 months 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.

QDion Lewis
RB NE (9)
6 months 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.