RB Dion Lewis - Tennessee Titans
|5-7, 193||Born: 9-27-1990||College: Pittsburgh||Drafted: Round 5, pick 2011|
News you need to know
From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Oct 15): The Titans offense isn't encouraging faith in any of their pieces after bottoming out against the Ravens. Lewis is only PPR depth until further notice.
Week 7: at Los Angeles Chargers
FBG says: matchup.
Recent Stats and Projections
Weekly Performance vs RB 1, RB 12, RB 24, RB 36
Dion Lewis's percentile rank in each category, among RB with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2018 Week 6 vs BAL (5 / 9 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 5 / 0 rec)
Dion Lewis saw two fewer rushing attempts than Derrick Henry as neither running back proved to be effective on a day riddled by poor offensive line and quarterback play. Lewis did break a run for seven yards out of the shotgun in the second quarter, but that was his only gain of greater than two yards in this dreadful offensive performance.
2018 Week 5 vs BUF (12 / 34 / 0 rush, 4 / 3 / 14 / 0 rec)
Dion Lewis out-touched Derrick Henry 15 to 11 despite the slow and low-scoring pace of the game. His first touch of the game came on the Titans' drive to close out the first quarter as Lewis was the feature back on this one. Lewis hauled in a swing pass for six yards followed by three lackluster runs of three or fewer yards. His next two carries would go for negative yards until Lewis finally found a seam for a big play late in the second half. He nearly ran past his opportunity but made a good cut through a wide open lane before accelerating upfield nearly untouched for the first dozen yards of his 15-yard run. Lewis came out of halftime as the featured back on the Titans' first series and started with a nice 10-yard reception coming off the short dump-off. Lewis would lose yards on his next two plays though to help stall that drive. The big blunder of the day for Lewis came on the next drive in the third quarter as he was stripped on a short run, fumbling the ball with the Bills recovering it. Lewis saw just three more carries after that fumble.
2018 Week 4 vs PHI (4 / 0 / 0 rush, 9 / 9 / 66 / 0 rec)
Dion Lewis was a workhorse through the air this week, hauling in all nine of his targets as he ties for the team lead in receptions and finished with 66 receiving yards. Lewis was a key safety blanket for Marcus Mariota as he consistently leaked out of the backfield for short routes throughout the game. One of his longest receptions of the day came midway through the third quarter as Lewis snuck out of the backfield to be left wide open about four yards downfield. Lewis caught the ball and turned it upfield, spinning out of an arm tackle to gain an extra dozen yards as he finished with a 17-yard gain. The most impactful play for Lewis came late in overtime on 4th-and-2 when Lewis hauled in a short pass to convert the first down, then sped down the sideline to put the Titans in a great spot for their eventual game-winning touchdown.
2018 Week 3 vs JAX (9 / 26 / 0 rush, 3 / 3 / 14 / 0 rec)
Dion Lewis's usage continues to drop as he finished with a season-low 12 touches compared to 18 touches from Derrick Henry. Lewis was ineffective with his nine rushing attempts, averaging only 2.8 yards per carry. Lewis did have a few longer runs of seven and nine yards, but he also countered those with a couple runs for no gain or negative yardage. The Titans' passing game was not firing on all cylinders with Marcus Mariota in the game despite nursing an injured arm, so Lewis certainly felt that pain as he finished with only three receptions for 14 yards. Lewis could have had a bigger game through the air, but he simply did not play a ton of snaps and was required for blocking to defend against an aggressive Jaguars front seven.
2018 Week 2 vs HOU (14 / 42 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 1 / 0 rec)
Dion Lewis took the back seat to Derrick Henry in this game, getting out-touched 15-to-18 as Henry was the clear feature back on most series. Lewis saw a few carries to spell Henry throughout the first half and was featured on one full possession before halftime. Lewis had a few decent runs throughout the first half, but nothing spectacular as he was running behind a banged-up offensive line missing three of their primary tackles. Lewis had the longest run of the game for 13 yards midway through the fourth quarter as he was set up with some nice blocks that allowed for a huge hole for Lewis to blast through, running nearly 10 yards before being touched. The Titans went mostly to Derrick Henry on this last drive, but coming off a time-out late in the drive, Lewis questionably was given a short carry on 3rd-and-1 carry with which he gained no yards leading to the game-winning field goal on fourth down.
2018 Week 1 vs MIA (16 / 75 / 1 rush, 8 / 5 / 35 / 0 rec)
Dion Lewis did not see his first touch until the Titans' third series, a few minutes into the second quarter. His first carry actually went for negative yardage as Lewis made a poor attempt to cut back on a toss before being smothered behind the line. Lewis would haul in a dump-off and make some nice juke moves to gain 12 yards on the next play though. On the next drive to close out the first half, Lewis shot out of the backfield and plowed over a defender on his way to a powerful 9-yard gain. This would be the last play prior to the first lightning delay of nearly two hours. Lewis looked unstoppable on his longest run of the day near the end of the third quarter as he cut back to find a hole before spinning to avoid a defender and powering his way 26 yards downfield requiring two defenders to take him out of bounds. Later on that drive, it was Lewis who got the nod from within the five-yard line for his first rushing touchdown of the season. This was a big carry for Lewis, as everyone expected Henry to be the primary goal-line back. Lewis ended the day as the Titans' second most targeted receiver with 21 overall touches.
Latest NewsTitans | Seven touches for Dion Lewis (Mon Oct 15, 12:13 AM) - Tennessee Titans RB Dion Lewis rushed five times for nine yards and caught two passes for five yards in a 21-0 loss to the Baltimore Ravens in Week 6. link to story Titans | Dion Lewis struggles in road loss (Sun Oct 7, 04:08 PM) - Tennessee Titans RB Dion Lewis ran 12 times for 34 yards in Week 5 against the Buffalo Bills and he posted three grabs for 14 yards on four targets with a fumble lost. Our View: Lewis wasn't effective as a runner or receiver and the Titans offense never really put the Bills on their heels. He's just a PPR what the heck flex against Baltimore next week.
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