RB Dion Lewis - Tennessee Titans
|5-7, 193||Born: 9-27-1990||College: Pittsburgh||Drafted: Round 5, pick 2011|
Week 21: bye week
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
2019 Week 16 vs NO (15 / 68 / 0 rush, 2 / 1 / 19 / 0 rec)
Dion Lewis got the start in place of an injured Derrick Henry and was reasonably productive in the backfield, averaging 4.5 yards per carry for 68 rushing yards while adding on a catch for 19 yards. That one reception came in the first quarter on nicely executed screen where Lewis did a great job following his blockers for the 19-yard gain--his biggest play of the day. Lewis fought hard for a 12-yard run just before halftime as he hit the hole hard and got a great push from his offensive line to grind out the 12 yards. Lewis had another big run on the first drive of the second half as he appeared to run into a wall about three-yards downfield, but instead made a nice cut to the right and accelerated towards the right sideline to complete a 17-yard run.
2019 Week 15 vs HOU (3 / 10 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 11 / 1 rec)
Dion Lewis saw a slight uptick in playing time, but he still touched the ball just four times--three of which were runs for a total of 10 rushing yards. His last touch of the game came late in the fourth quarter as Lewis was the beneficiary of soft coverage near the goal line and took a dump-off 11 yards for his first touchdown of the season.
2019 Week 12 vs JAX (5 / 21 / 0 rush, 2 / 1 / 24 / 0 rec)
Dion Lewis saw a season-high five rushes for 21 yards while also hauling in screen pass on the first drive of the game that he took for 24 yards, showing great speed as he shifted through defenders while sprinting downfield. The rushing production for Lewis came on the heels of an impressive day for Derrick Henry, as Lewis saw four of his five carries late in the fourth quarter once Henry had been benched for the afternoon.
2019 Week 9 vs CAR (4 / 20 / 0 rush, 5 / 5 / 33 / 0 rec)
Dion Lewis saw a season-high nine touches for 53 total yards in this game. He had a nice run of seven yards up the middle on the Titans third drive of the game, but Lewis followed that up with a costly fumble just two plays later. Lewis was active in the passing game, hauling in a short pass in full stride on the last drive before halftime that he took for 24 yards to get the Titans into Panthers territory. Lewis would haul in a few more screen passes in the second half, but all were for negative or short gains--as has been the case with much of his production this season.
2019 Week 4 vs ATL (4 / 16 / 0 rush, 5 / 4 / 4 / 0 rec)
Dion Lewis finished with four receptions from five targets, but only four total yards. He is being used almost exclusively on screens which went absolutely nowhere. Three of his four receptions were for negative yardage, while his longest catch went for an 11-yard gain.
2019 Week 2 vs IND (3 / 9 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 5 / 0 rec)
The first touch for Dion Lewis came on a flukey pass on a third-and-long that Marcus Mariota barely got off, allowing Lewis to run for five yards before easily being brought down. He would finish with just three rushes and that one single reception for a total of 14 yards.
2019 Week 1 vs CLE (3 / 7 / 0 rush, 4 / 3 / 6 / 0 rec)
Dion Lewis had a rough day as he managed only 13 total yards on six touches. He was not a factor on the ground with Derrick Henry carrying 19 times to just three for Lewis. His day through the air did not get off to a great start either as Lewis dropped an easy screen pass on third down, leading to a failed conversion and field goal on the opening drive. Most of his targets came either on designed screens or as the final read as a check down. His only truly positive play came as the last read on third-and-long where Lewis hauled in the short pass for seven yards but failed to convert for the first down.
Latest NewsTitans | Dion Lewis could be released? (Mon Jan 13, 10:14 PM) - Tennessee Titans RB Dion Lewis is set to cost $5.162 million against the 2020 salary cap and carries a $1.125 million dead-cap figure if he is released. The Titans would save $9.175 million over the next two seasons by moving on. Our View: Lewis works only as a change-of-pace back behind Derrick Henry. It's difficult to imagine Lewis staying with the Titans for the 2020 season. Some other team should give him a shot if/when released, but Lewis is unlikely to get a larger role with a new team.
link to story Titans | Week 19 injury report for Tennessee (Thu Jan 9, 03:33 PM) - Tennessee Titans LB Jayon Brown (shoulder) and WR Adam Humphries (ankle) did not practice all week and have been ruled out for the team's AFC Divisional Round game against the Baltimore Ravens. WR Cody Hollister (ankle) was limited in practice Thursday, Jan. 9, and is listed as questionable. OG Nate Davis (illness), CB Adoree' Jackson (foot), RB Dion Lewis (shoulder), WR Kalif Raymond (concussion) and LB Kamalei Correa (illness) practiced in full Thursday and have been removed from the injury report. Our View: So long as RB Derrick Henry is good to go, the Titans have a chance. They'll be using Henry to soften up the Ravens defense. Humphries is out at the wide receiver position but Raymond is back for the Titans this week.
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