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RB Dion Lewis - New England Patriots

5-7, 193Born: 9-27-1990College: PittsburghDrafted: Round 5

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Lewis and Danny Amendola have both handled kickoff returns.

Week 5: at Dallas Cowboys

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Recent Stats and Projections

1 vs PIT 46 15 69 0 5 4 51 0 0 11
2 at BUF 73 7 40 1 9 6 98 0 1 18.8
3 vs JAX 35 8 37 1 5 5 30 0 0 12.7
5 at DAL PROJ-Dodds * 8 * * 5 * * * *
5 at DAL PROJ-Tremblay * 8 * * 4 * * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2015 Week 3 vs JAX (8 / 37 / 1 rush, 5 / 5 / 30 / 0 rec)

Dion Lewis played the most snaps of any Patriots running back when the game was close, and displayed the elusiveness and solid moves that have been on display during the short 2015 season. One of Lewis's best assets is his jump cut and ability to change direction quickly, something he uses at will to pick up extra yardage. His touchdown came from 8 yards out and used some of those jump cuts to ensure he wasn't tackled early. Lewis also played his usual part in the passing game, reeling in all 5 of his targets, though none were long gains.

2015 Week 2 vs BUF (7 / 40 / 1 rush, 9 / 6 / 98 / 0 rec)

It was deja vu for Dion Lewis, as he showed quickness, elusiveness, and fumbled once again as he did in Week 1. Surprisingly, Bill Belichick didn't bench Lewis after his fumble, something that indicates the talent gap between Lewis and the rest of the Pats backfield. Lewis did score a touchdown on a 6 yard run that saw a nice hole, and had a couple other highlight plays including a 34 yard catch that saw Lewis split wide left, displaying his versatility. Lewis clearly has a role in the backfield, and with pass heavy gameplans, he'll be the featured back as long as he doesn't fumble his way to the doghouse.

2015 Week 1 vs PIT (15 / 69 / 0 rush, 5 / 4 / 51 / 0 rec)

The star of the show from the back position, Dion Lewis played the majority of the snaps at running back, running well behind a rookie offensive line and catching several passes. What was notable about Lewis was his quickness and jump cuts, which almost reminded one of a mini LeSean McCoy. Lewis's best run was a 13 yard jaunt in which he eluded 3 or 4 tacklers, which is surprising given his diminutive size. It was clear from the preseason that Lewis had a role carved out, and going forward, even with LeGarrette Blount back, Lewis will have a role in this backfield.


Latest News

Patriots | Dion Lewis similar to former NE RB (Mon Sep 28, 04:27 PM) - New England Patriots RB Dion Lewis reminds running backs coach Ivan Fears of former Patriots RB Kevin Faulk. 'He's very similar to Kevin. The only limitation that these guys have had is the size factor,' Fears said. 'Everybody just knocked them because of it. But believe me, they've proven a lot of people wrong.' Fears did also say that Lewis still has a lot of work to do.

Our View: Faulk was a fantastic receiver out of the backfield, but we feel that Lewis is a better runner. Going forward, Lewis should be the team's lead back. In blowouts, the Patriots could turn to LeGarrette Blount just like they did in Week 3 against the Jaguars. The Patriots have a bye this week.
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Patriots | Dion Lewis shares the load (Sun Sep 27, 07:20 PM) - New England Patriots RB Dion Lewis had eight carries for 37 yards and a touchdown and five catches for 30 yards in a 51-17 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 3.

Our View: Lewis was in on most every play early, including the red zone and multiple red zone touches. He's a RB1 going forward in PPR leagues, and arguably in all leagues.
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