TE Marcedes Lewis - Green Bay Packers
|6-6, 255||Born: 5-19-1984||College: UCLA||Drafted: Round 1, pick 28 (2006)|
2017 Week 3 vs BAL (5 / 4 / 62 / 3 rec)
Lewis had 3 touchdowns in from 2014-2016 so it only makes sense that he scores 3 touchdowns on a defense people were thinking were the best in the NFL. Lewis looked terrific all Sunday. His first touchdown was one that was simply great scheming and execution from the Jaguars, but the next two touchdowns involved Lewis using his vet savvy to get open downfield and track deep passes for scores. He will likely be matchup dependent, but he is not dead in the offense yet.
2017 Week 9 vs CIN (6 / 3 / 49 / 0 rec)
Lewis saw almost as many targets today as he had catches coming into the game. The team used him on screens as well as a deep threat. He caught one deep post that lead to a big gain after finding a soft spot in the Bengals zone, and then was once again wide open for a huge gain on the aforementioned Bortles miss. He looks better this season than he has in 5+ years.
2016 Week 4 vs IND (2 / 1 / 12 / 0 rec)
Hip injury after his first catch knocked him out for the game. Should return after their week 5 bye.
2015 Week 1 vs CAR (0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Lewis did not record a reception in this game. He had an impressive showing on short crossers in the week 3 preseason game against Detroit, but the linebacker combo of Luke Kuechly and Thomas Davis had the middle of the field completely clamped down.
2015 Week 2 vs MIA (4 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Lewis is still not involved very much in the pass game and has not recorded a reception yet this year. He did receive a redzone target on a fade, where he was split out as the X wide receiver (the pass was off-target). The Jags also had a screen set up for him on a third-and-long that would have been a big gain, but the pass was deflected at the line. He also suffered a drop on a Stick route in the fourth quarter.
2015 Week 3 vs NE (2 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Recorded his first two catches of the season, and both were negated by penalty. One came in the redzone, where he turned a short pass into some nice YAC and got into the endzone, but an illegal formation penalty nullified it.
2015 Week 4 vs IND (8 / 5 / 40 / 0 rec)
Lewis was mildly involved, receiving a few short targets and having one bad drop on third down in the 4th quarter. The Jaguars really have no presence in the middle of the field, and the tight ends won't be involved in the pass game until Julius Thomas returns.
2015 Week 5 vs TB (4 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Marcedes Lewis remains a black hole in the passing game. His targets led to an interception and a missed wide-open Robinson in the endzone.
2015 Week 7 vs BUF (2 / 2 / 13 / 0 rec)
Caught a screen and rumbled for 10 yards and caught another checkdown but otherwise was not a part of the passing offense.
2014 Week 1 vs PHI (9 / 6 / 35 / 0 rec)
Marcedes Lewis was neglected by the Jaguars offense last year. When he was given opportunities, he was effective so it's no surprise that the first play of the game this year put the ball in his hands on a screen play. Lewis showed good patience to gain eight yards. Lewis' next target came late in the first quarter, when he caught a short pass underneath in a crowd. The Jaguars weren't heavily featuring Lewis, but it was tough to understand their gameplan because of the way the game developed early. He caught his third pass on a deep out route after play action for a first down. To start the third quarter, the Jaguars threw a screen pass to Lewis like they had earlier in the game. This time the Eagles defense closed in on him very quickly. His most crucial play came on a fourth down play late in the fourth quarter deep in Jaguars territory. He found space after play action past the first down marker, but Henne forced him to attempt a very difficult catch when he overthrew his pass.
2014 Week 2 vs WAS (3 / 2 / 71 / 1 rec)
Marcedes Lewis keeps reminding us of his talent with impressive plays. On this occasion, his impressive play came in the form of a huge touchdown reception. He initially exposed his midriff to a big hit when adjusting to a high pass from Henne down the sideline, before running the ball into the endzone from 45 yards out. Lewis showed good awareness at the end of the play when he initiated contact with the incoming defender to stop himself from being knocked out of bounds. Significantly, Lewis left the field in the second half with what was said to be a high ankle sprain, which will keep him sidelined for 6-8 weeks.
2014 Week 12 vs IND (3 / 1 / -5 / 0 rec)
At the beginning of the third quarter, Lewis caught a screen pass. As soon as the ball arrived, so did a Colts defender to tackle him for a loss. Lewis was targeted in the end zone during the fourth quarter, but the jump ball was poorly thrown from Bortles.
2014 Week 13 vs NYG (3 / 2 / 8 / 0 rec)
Lewis is perennially underused by this offense, but his numbers are going to be especially low when the offense itself isn't functioning as designed. His first target became a reception, but it only went into the flat for a short gain late in the third quarter. Late in the fourth quarter, Lewis caught his second target of the game on a short curl route.
2014 Week 14 vs HOU (4 / 3 / 69 / 0 rec)
The veteran tight end was forced to wait until the second quarter for his first target. He caught that target on an out route before turning down the sideline for a first down. Later in the second quarter, Lewis caught his second target after Blake Bortles extended the play into the left flat. In the fourth quarter, Lewis caught a screen pass that he carried down the field for a big gain.
2014 Week 15 vs BAL (3 / 2 / 22 / 0 rec)
Lewis saw his first target on the Jaguars' first drive of the game. He was wide open on a crossing route after play action, but dropped the ball. Bortles went back to Lewis for a short completion midway through the first quarter. In the fourth quarter, Lewis caught a deep out route for a first down after running away from a defender in man coverage.
2013 Week 7 vs SD (3 / 1 / 31 / 0 rec)
On the Jaguars first third down of the game, Lewis caught a pass in traffic over the middle of the field before breaking tackles and running down the field for a huge gain. Lewis wasn't heavily involved, but Henne tried to find him in the end zone during the third quarter. Lewis rose above a defender, but couldn't hold the ball at full extension.
2013 Week 8 vs SF (3 / 1 / 6 / 0 rec)
Lewis didn't have a catch until the fourth quarter. He settled down underneath on a crossing route to make the catch, but Patrick Willis was able to force the ball free from him for a fumble that went for a touchdown in the other direction.
2013 Week 10 vs TEN (6 / 3 / 39 / 0 rec)
Marcedes Lewis' first reception came in the first quarter as he ran a shallow out route. Lewis spun away from the first tackler, before breaking multiple tackles down the sideline for a big gain. Lewis didn't see the ball again until the third quarter, as he caught a short out route on first and 10. In the fourth quarter, Lewis caught a five yard curl route on third and 10.
2013 Week 11 vs ARI (7 / 3 / 23 / 0 rec)
Lewis caught the first pass of the day. He took a bubble screen down the sideline for nine yards. Lewis caught a screen pass in the third quarter, but his blocking never got out in front so he was forced to evade a tackle before escaping for a nine yard gain. Lewis caught a quick pass in the flat for seven yards in the third quarter.
2013 Week 12 vs HOU (1 / 1 / 18 / 0 rec)
Lewis' first target came in the second quarter. He caught the ball on a crossing route before turning down the sideline for a first down.
2013 Week 13 vs CLE (4 / 3 / 26 / 1 rec)
On the second play of the game, a second and three, Lewis caught a screen pass for a first down. Lewis' next reception went for a touchdown as he caught the ball from Maurice Jones-Drew on a trick play. In the fourth quarter, Lewis caught a first down pass from Henne on an out route.
2013 Week 14 vs HOU (4 / 2 / 42 / 1 rec)
Lewis wasn't targeted on the first drive until the very end, when he caught a touchdown pass. Henne threw a fade route to him that allowed him to go up and get the ball over the defender. To end the first quarter, Lewis made an outstanding play on a backshoulder throw down the seam. He was bracketed by two defenders but reached back to the ball and pulled it in before continuing downfield for a big gain.
2013 Week 15 vs BUF (7 / 4 / 54 / 1 rec)
Lewis immediately had a big play in the first quarter. On a play that was beautifully designed by offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch, Lewis was wide open over the middle for a big reception. With Cecil Shorts out, it appeared that the Jaguars were going to focus on their star tight end. However, on the very next play, Henne underthrew his tight end going across the field for an interception. If the Jaguars were looking to feature Lewis early on, they failed to. His next reception came late in the first quarter for a first down on third and short. Lewis didn't feature again until the fourth quarter, when he caught a screen pass for a touchdown. On the next drive, he caught a quick out route for seven yards.
2013 Week 16 vs TEN (6 / 4 / 50 / 1 rec)
Ever since he recovered his health earlier in the season, Lewis has been a very effective receiver. He hasn't been used enough, but reminded everyone of his talent again in the first quarter of this game. Lewis scored a touchdown for the fourth straight game after winning a jump ball at the goal line, but he also made an impressive reception against tight coverage down the seam to help the offense get there. Henne tried to find him again early in the third quarter, but underthrew the ball. In the fourth quarter, Henne checked down to Lewis in the flat and he made another play that suggests he is criminally underused. Lewis evaded a defender to get to the first down marker in space.
2013 Week 17 vs IND (6 / 3 / 70 / 0 rec)
Lewis has typically taken advantage of his opportunities when they have come his way this season. However, he had two drops on his first two targets in this game. He did eventually make his first catch a few plays after his second drop, as he brought in an eight yarder for a first down by the sideline. Lewis did finish the game with three receptions for 70 yards. He had one huge play on a screen pass that was terribly defended by the Colts. He caught the ball with blockers out in front, but didn't really need them as he sprinted down the sideline unopposed for 36 yards. His final reception was more impressive, as he ran down the seam and caught the ball over a defender for a first down.
2012 Week 1 vs MIN (5 / 5 / 52 / 1 rec)
After years of 'this is the season' and 'he's going to break out', Lewis showed us some of why he still generates so much hope. The former UCLA tight end ran a very sneaky route on his touchdown. He slipped out from the line of scrimmage unwatched and ran a drag across the back of the end zone. Nobody was covering him and it was a simple matter of Gabbert lofting a pass to him for the score.
2012 Week 2 vs HOU (0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Lewis did not record a target or reception in week 2. The Jaguars passing game could have used Lewis down the middle of the field but simply could not protect Blaine Gabbert long enough to key in on his tight end.
2012 Week 3 vs IND (1 / 1 / 8 / 0 rec)
Lewis was very quiet. He caught one pass in the flat when the defense dropped deep on third and long, but wasn't targetted outside of that.
2012 Week 4 vs CIN (3 / 3 / 32 / 1 rec)
Lewis had two of the biggest plays in the Jacksonville passing game against the Bengals. He eluded two defenders on his way to a 23-yard gain on a tight end screen early in the game. Lewis also scored the lone Jaguars touchdown this week. He tracked the ball well on a goal line out route while being covering tightly by a linebacker. His target volume will be low in this offense, so catching a touchdown is the only real way Lewis is a viable fantasy play any given week.
2012 Week 5 vs CHI (7 / 5 / 24 / 0 rec)
Marcedes Lewis was primarily active for short and medium passes in this game. He had one medium pass late in the first quarter - a short crossing route on 3rd and 8. Lewis bobbled the ball but stuck with it and finally hauled it in for a nice 14 yard gain and a 1st down. Gabbert targeted in twice in the end zone a few plays later, but both passes were overthrown, and Lewis actually had to break up one of them to avoid an interception. Lewis gut a nice five yard catch out of the dirt near the end of the third quarter, while Gabbert was flushed from the pocket and running for his life. He flipped the ball to Lewis, but it was very low. Lewis made a good catch, but was tackled immediately for only a gain of five. The Jaguars also tried to use him on screens and short block-and release plays, but the Bears were ready every time and he was dropped immediately after making both catches. Gabbert went to him twice near the goal line, but the Jaguars were not down there long enough to make it consistent.
2012 Week 7 vs OAK (3 / 3 / 20 / 0 rec)
Although he caught all three of his targets for 20 yards, Lewis' main value to the Jags is his blocking. With both facets of the offense struggling on Sunday, Lewis may be asked to do more pass blocking for the team.
2012 Week 8 vs GB (7 / 2 / 21 / 0 rec)
Lewis had a rare chance to run after the catch against Green Bay. On a perfectly run tight end screen pass, Lewis lumbered for 15 yards, showing good vision after his reception. Gabbert missed Lewis often, including a touchdown chance on third-and-goal. Lewis did himself no favors either, not hauling in a perfectly thrown Gabbert pass over a linebacker on a seam route. As a tight end that sees minimal targets on a regular basis, Lewis needs to take advantage of every catchable target to be fantasy-viable, something he did not do this week.
2012 Week 9 vs DET (6 / 4 / 41 / 0 rec)
After dropping an easy screen pass in the second quarter Lewis put together a decent day considering the ineptitude of the Jaguars offense. Most of Lewis' catches came with a linebacker draped all over him, but he did have a nice catch and run in the 4th quarter that totaled 20 yards.
2012 Week 10 vs IND (4 / 3 / 36 / 0 rec)
Marcedes Lewis had a very nice start to this game where he was getting a lot of looks from QB Gabbert but this quickly faded and he became almost completely irrelevant after the first quarter. Lewis started the game with big catches over the middle and to the outside of the defense. He used his big frame and was helped by well placed passes from Gabbert. Lewis looked like a great chain moving option for Gabbert and had the potential to put up big numbers throughout the game but this never happened after the first quarter. Gabbert began to look to his wide receivers a lot more as the game progressed; often ignored Lewis over the middle and Lewis never got another reception. It would be logical to think that Gabbert would use Lewis as a security blanket as a young QB over the middle but Lewis does not get open consistently and Gabbert does not have a lot of trust in him.
2012 Week 11 vs HOU (4 / 3 / 40 / 2 rec)
After an uneven season to date, Lewis was a solid option for Chad Henne when the Jaguars moved deep in to the Texans' side of the field. He caught two touchdowns for the Jaguars as well. The first came on a 13 yard reception to the middle of the field where Lewis was able to get off the line without a bump from Conner Barwin. His second touchdown came on a quick pass to the left side from Chad Henne to put the Jaguars ahead by 13 points. Lewis primarily ran quick outs and slants from tight at the line of scrimmage on Sunday. It appeared that the Jaguars were hoping these routes would take one or more of the Texans' linebackers away from the line of scrimmage pre-snap. However, the success of that plan was minimal as the Texans bottled up the Jaguars rushing attack to a mere three yards per carry.
2012 Week 12 vs TEN (6 / 4 / 56 / 0 rec)
Lewis had four quiet catches for 56 yards against the Titans on Sunday. His best reception came on a 23 yard gain to the left. On the play. Lewis popped out from the line of scrimmage and caught the quick-toss from quarterback Chad Henne. He then turned upfield and rumbled to the Tennessee ten yard line before being tackled by Michael Griffin. Lewis is primarily running go routes from and quick outs when lining up both as an in-line blocker and a split receiver. Lewis was targeted once down the middle of the field on another quick pass. Henne recognized the coming pressure and found his tight end for a 21 yard gain.
2012 Week 13 vs BUF (7 / 4 / 68 / 0 rec)
Lewis has seen a renaissance since Henne took over, as he picked up 68 yards on four catches on seven targets. Buffalo has struggled all season with the TE and Lewis did a nice job taking advantage of the coverage. Lewis' first catch was Henne's first completion, a short gain on an out for eight yards. Jacksonville's 3rd drive opened with a nice seam strike to Lewis, who picked up 23 yards on the catch. Lewis hesitated on the route, selling the fake to LB Nick Barnett (who was underneath the route) before continuing up field for the big gain. Later Lewis picked up 12 yards on screen, taking the Jaguar offense down to the Buffalo three-yard line. Lewis' long was a 24-yard catch, with the TE doing the majority of the work on the short toss. Running a quick out off the line of scrimmage, Lewis broke the initial tackle and turned up field converting a 2nd and long immediately following a sack. Lewis did have a tough drop just out of halftime, unable to catch the low 4th down throw.
2012 Week 14 vs NYJ (4 / 1 / 4 / 0 rec)
Surprisingly, Lewis was a non-factor despite playing a larger role over the last few weeks. Lewis made his sole reception on a quick dump off pass.
2012 Week 15 vs MIA (4 / 3 / 8 / 0 rec)
Lewis has by far hit rock bottom in terms of production the past two weeks, totaling just 12 receiving yards on eight targets. This week, Lewis caught his three short targets for minimal yardage, but missed his lone chance for a decent fantasy day. Henne threw a back shoulder pass to Lewis in the end zone late in the game. Lewis did not appear to be ready for the pass and was unable to make the play in single coverage.
2012 Week 16 vs NE (6 / 4 / 27 / 0 rec)
Lewis was a short-range target for Chad Henne and did not get an opportunity at a touchdown this week. Lewis has now gone five games and 16 receptions without a score, limiting his fantasy ceiling each of those weeks. Like teammate Toney Clemons, Lewis made an impressive low catch late in the game. Other than that effort, it was a pretty non-descript game for the tight end without a third down conversion or big play to his credit.
2012 Week 17 vs TEN (10 / 7 / 103 / 0 rec)
Lewis's mercurial season continued in week 17 as he finished the day with a game-high seven receptions for 103 yards. His best catch came on a 24 yard completion down the right hash. On the play, Lewis broke free from the line of scrimmage and got by the Titans' linebackers just as Chad Henne lofted the ball to him. Lewis showed good hands again and clearly has a better rapport with Henne than with Blaine Gabbert. The Jaguars continue to use Lewis on post routes down the seam and short out patterns and drag routes.
2011 Week 1 vs TEN (3 / 2 / 28 / 0 rec)
Lewis spent much of the game either lined up on the right side of the field or starting on the left side before coming in motion to the right. While its possible the Jaguars' coaches were placing him there as a safety valve for new quarterback Luke McCown, Lewis did not factor heavily in to the passing game. Lewis's best play came on a reception up the right seam. On the play, quarterback Luke McCown correctly read that the safeties had cheated to the outside to cover Mike Thomas and Jason Hill, leaving Lewis in single coverage with a linebacker. McCown took a three step drop and fired a 10 yard laser to Lewis who quickly gathered the ball and turned up field. At the end of the play, Lewis showed his athleticism by hurdling two Titan defenders and gaining two extra yards. Lewis also had an impressive eight yard catch that came on a short out route. Lewis caught the ball, shook off a defender, and then gathered him balance before turning upfield and diving for a first down. Lewis also made a number of nice blocks in the run game as well as a nice seal-off block on a Deji Karim screen pass that picked up a first down.
2011 Week 3 vs CAR (2 / 2 / 15 / 0 rec)
Marcedes Lewis was blanked by the Panthers save one catch for 5 yards on an out pattern in this game. His lack of production came down to the Jaguars heavy reliance on the ground game with Blaine Gabbert at quarterback. This trend will likely not continue and as Gabbert becomes more comfortable the team will tend to air it out more. Lewis will be a benefactor of a more experienced Gabbert as the season wears on, but this game and the conditions were not conducive to an effective passing attack.
2011 Week 4 vs NO (7 / 3 / 38 / 0 rec)
Mercedes Lewis has yet to make any impact on this offense that even somewhat resembles his play from previous years. He has not been the redzone threat with his size and is not making the plays down the seam that QB Garrard used to do with his former TE. Lewis had a nice catch over the middle and a great diving catch to bail out his QB but was just not targeted on most of Gabberts throws when he really should be with his incredible talent.
2011 Week 5 vs CIN (4 / 1 / 6 / 0 rec)
Lewis only logged 1 catch, but should have had 2 TD's. He got behind LB Rey Maualuga on the first, but could not hang on as it was broken up in the back of the end zone. On the second, Lewis broke into the left flat wide open in front of LB Manny Lawson, but Gabbert missed him on what would have been an easy TD.
2011 Week 6 vs PIT (8 / 2 / 29 / 0 rec)
Lewis and Gabbert are clearly not on the same page - even in Gabbert's fourth start. Lewis' routes don't look crisp, and Gabbert's passes suggested that he never truly knew where Lewis was going to be. This season is a far cry from where Lewis was last year. Even his body language suggested he simply wasn't fully devoted to giving his best effort.
2011 Week 7 vs BAL (3 / 1 / 13 / 0 rec)
Jaguars fans have to be shocked not to see more productivity from Lewis especially with a rookie Quarterback and not too much other than a strong running game to compete for touches. Lewis should be targeted more than 3 times especially in this game. Going forward the coaching staff needs to realize the talent and large target he can provide in the passing game.
2011 Week 8 vs HOU (9 / 4 / 45 / 0 rec)
Lewis led the team in receptions and receiving yards, but it was not enough. He, like most of the Jags' receivers, saw most of the passes thrown his way knocked away by Houston defenders or fall harmlessly to the ground due to pressure from the pass rush and Gabbert's inconsistent accuracy.
2011 Week 10 vs IND (3 / 1 / -4 / 0 rec)
Lewis dropped an easy pass in the first quarter and had another broken up on the very next play. He spent a great deal of the game either blocking in the running game or helping out in pass protection as a split back in the shotgun. His only reception was over before it started as he caught the ball on a screen pass behind the line of scrimmage, met immediately by a host of Colts' defenders.
2011 Week 11 vs CLE (11 / 7 / 64 / 0 rec)
Marcedes Lewis looks to have recaptured some of his form from last year and may be developing a nice rapport with young QB Gabbert. Lewis was used over the middle and on out routes against a lot of man coverage, which he was able to exploit. Lewis continues to use his size and athletic ability to dominate defenders in the passing game, simply plucking the ball where they cannot reach. He had a particularly great catch as he held onto a very high pass from Gabbert despite taking a big shot after over the middle of the field. Lewis fought hard for yards and his size will invite a lot of redzone opportunities down the line, his production is heavily tied, as always, to the maturation of his young QB. QB Garrard used him well in his time in JAX and his talent level brings the potential for big production, if only he wasn't playing on a basic offense with a rookie QB who rarely takes shots down the field
2011 Week 12 vs HOU (12 / 4 / 47 / 0 rec)
Though Lewis was targeted a large number of times, the poor throws under pressure by Gabbert made many of them unlikely to be caught. Lewis had a very slow start as a result, only managing 1 catch in the first 6 passes thrown his way. Down the stretch he was the best target for Gabbert, including making a tough catch on 3rd and 27 late in the game which kept the Jags chances alive and gave them makeable fourth down yardage. If the balls delivered by the quarterbacks had been better thrown, Lewis could have had a much larger game.
2011 Week 13 vs SD (4 / 3 / 27 / 0 rec)
Lewis got involved a bit early on, but like the Jacksonville offense in general, his production was extremely limited. Lewis has had some issues with drops this season, so when he was thrown to, he did a nice job showing good hands and making sure he secured the ball before turning upfield to pick up extra yardage. Just that the opportunities weren't really there in terms of volume.
2011 Week 14 vs TB (7 / 2 / 77 / 0 rec)
Lewis continued to be an enigma, at times looking like a future star and at times looking completely lost. He made a terrible effort on the first pass his way, never even raising his hands for the ball that was just over his shoulder. He did have the biggest play of the day, a 62 yard catch and run, where he got past the safety and had no one between him and the end zone when he made the catch. A stumble cost him a chance at the score and he was caught from behind. He was twice targeted in the end zone, but didn't have a chance to catch either pass from Gabbert.
2011 Week 15 vs ATL (5 / 3 / 30 / 0 rec)
Lewis's majority of yardage came on one play for 22 yards on a well executed play action pass and even better thrown ball between a covering linebacker and a squeezing safety. Lewis had a ball bounce right off his hands for a Falcon interception as well.
2011 Week 16 vs TEN (3 / 1 / 12 / 0 rec)
Lewis had only one catch against the Titans. He was kept in-line to block for Maurice Jones-Drew more often than normal which certainly limited his opportunities as a receiver. That said, Blaine Gabbert doesn't seem to be in sync with Lewis when the tight end does run routes. Lewis is most dangerous on mid-range routes where his speed and size create mismatches with cornerbacks. Gabbert, however, seems to get rid of the ball long before Lewis has had time to get open. To his credit, Lewis is still running his routes hard and seems happy to dish out punishment as an in-line blocker as well.
2011 Week 17 vs IND (4 / 3 / 33 / 0 rec)
Lewis led the team in receiving yards on the day. He had one target he didn't convert but that was due to a bad throw by Gabbert. Lewis still looks like the same receiver as last year but the bad quarterback play has killed his fantasy value.
2010 Week 1 vs DEN (2 / 2 / 31 / 2 rec)
Lewis made the most of his targets, converting both into TDs, one with his speed, and one with his size. He still wasn't an integral part of the passing game, so this could be a false breakout for the big man.
2010 Week 2 vs SD (9 / 5 / 70 / 0 rec)
Lewis got lost in the secondary early on for a big 26 yard gain, and later made a great leaping grab in traffic late in the contest. Those two catches bookended a handful of shorter receptions, and after two games it would appear that Lewis has made positive strides since last season and has become one of David Garrard's more trusted targets.
2010 Week 3 vs PHI (5 / 3 / 15 / 0 rec)
Starting tight end Marcedes Lewis caught three of five short targets, none of which were longer than seven yards in length. His fantasy value is marginal at best.
2010 Week 4 vs IND (2 / 2 / 22 / 1 rec)
His targets were both in the 1st half. Owners likely read the box score sand wonder why Lewis is not getting more targets. The main reason is he blocks a lot for MJD and the running game. Lewis is a pretty good run blocking TE and sometimes they run him out in pass routes as well. Lewis is not really fast and doesn't gain a lot of separation unless the defense forgets to cover him which is what appears to happen. The Jags lull you into sleep on covering the TE spot and suddenly he is running into the end zone for a touchdown. Owners should be cautioned though as Jacksonville is not a pass happy team and Lewis will still likely throw some donuts up along the way. He is a far cry from a TE in a more pass happy system.
2010 Week 5 vs BUF (5 / 4 / 54 / 2 rec)
Buffalo had no answer to Lewis all day over the middle, and eventually resorted to doubling him just to take him out of the game. Lewis made his first touchdown, a simple out pattern in the endzone, look easy. He uses his huge body as a shield for the ball from defenders and is very reliable for Garrard. He had a huge touchdown catch down the seam and showed great effort to come down with the ball.
2010 Week 6 vs TEN (6 / 4 / 39 / 0 rec)
Lewis had a decent 3 for 31 in the first half including and outlet pass that he took and ran through two Titans defenders for a first down. On his fourth catch, he was stripped and did not see much action after that.
2010 Week 7 vs KC (9 / 3 / 44 / 0 rec)
Marcedes Lewis continues to be an integral part of this Jaguars offense. Bouman went to him early as a security blanket, and Lewis continued to make first downs on passes into the flat and short hitches. Bouman trusted the big tight end too much at times, as he threw into tight coverage and risked turnovers. Lewis was a steady receiver for the Jaguars today and his sheer size and solid hands will continue to give defenses headaches.
2010 Week 8 vs DAL (3 / 2 / 51 / 2 rec)
Marcedes Lewis had two catches against the Cowboys, but both were for touchdowns. Lewis has now scored seven touchdowns on the season and has three multi-touchdown games. His best catch came on a short score wherein quarterback David Garrard rolled to the right then threw the ball back across the field to Lewis, who won a jumpball in the corner of the endzone for his first touchdown of the day.
2010 Week 10 vs HOU (6 / 5 / 53 / 0 rec)
With the number of two tight end sets the Jaguars ran on Sunday, Lewis got in on the act quite often. His best catch of the day was a pass down the seam for 18 yards where he was surrounded by three Texans but still managed to pull it down. Lewis always catches the ball with his hands and rarely drops a pass.
2010 Week 11 vs CLE (8 / 5 / 66 / 1 rec)
Lewis had an early drop, and got outmuscled for the ball on one of Garrard's interceptions, but his ability to dominate the middle of the field with his size in the red zone was key to the comeback. Lewis also made a tackler miss in the open field and showed good hands for the most part. He has arrived as a TE1, especially in PPR leagues.
2010 Week 12 vs NYG (5 / 3 / 36 / 0 rec)
Lewis continues his string of solid games with Sunday's effort, even if it isn't quite as good as his last few were. Lewis puts in a great effort after he catches the ball, twice turning short passes into longer gains and first downs. With so many targets going to Sims-Walker and Thomas, there isn't much for Lewis to do at times, but when he gets the chance, he's able to make a positive impact.
2010 Week 13 vs TEN (4 / 3 / 36 / 0 rec)
Lewis did most of his damage in week 13 lining up to block for the Jaguars stout running attack. His breakout season was slowed down a touch as he caught just 3 balls. One catch was particularly nice as he snagged a dump off over the middle that he was able to fight for extra yards to gain a 1st down.
2010 Week 14 vs OAK (4 / 4 / 57 / 1 rec)
Lewis is the deep threat and match up nightmare that Garrard loves to take advantage of down the field. He tested the Raider secondary on numerous attempts with Lewis and was able to convert most of them. Lewis is the true mis match, as is far too big for defensive backs and too quick for linebackers. Garrard loves to throw down the seams and Lewis will be a great big target for his QB in this offense.
2010 Week 15 vs IND (7 / 6 / 63 / 0 rec)
Lewis made one of the best catches you'll ever see, leaping high in the air and grabbing it with one hand for a 25 yard gain. That reception began the comeback for the Jags, and Garrard kept going to Lewis throughout the 2nd half. Lewis is finally putting it all together, and he's becoming one of the most talented and consistent tight ends in the league.
2010 Week 16 vs WAS (7 / 3 / 37 / 0 rec)
Lewis had an early drop, and only really made an impact on one catch when he broke tackles to get a nice gain. Otherwise, he functioned as an outlet, and never had a chance to rule in the red zone, like he has most of the year. He is a free agent who should garner a big deal from somebody with his strong two-way game.
2010 Week 17 vs HOU (6 / 4 / 26 / 1 rec)
Lewis was the most reliable target for starting quarterback Trent Edwards as he caught four passes and the team's only receiving touchdown. The touchdown came on a 7 yard go route from the left side of the line where Lewis used his quickness to get off the line and his size to block out the defense. Unfortunately, Lewis also had a costly fumble off of an eleven yard reception. Lewis's real impact came as a blocker for the Jaguars as they tried to establish the running game in the absence of a reliable passing game with Trent Edwards under center. Lewis primarily helped to double-cover Mario Williams at the line of scrimmage. He finished the season with 58 receptions and a career high ten touchdowns.
2009 Week 1 vs IND (6 / 3 / 23 / 0 rec)
Lewis fell down clumsily after catching one of his three receptions, and ran a route too shallow on a third-down catch, but also looked good on the run on his one downfield catch. Lewis's block on MJD's TD run opened up the outside run lane for the little back, so his value as a blocker will keep Marcedes on the field, and he could get a larger role in the passing game going forward because the WR play was so poor in this game.
2009 Week 2 vs ARI (5 / 3 / 62 / 1 rec)
With the receiving corps not proving trustworthy, Lewis was one of Garrard's main downfield targets. He dropped the first one, that he had to twist just to have a chance to catch, but he tipped a later target to himself, and looked especially impressive on his TD - breaking the first tackle, eluding the second, and going through the third to get the score.
2009 Week 3 vs HOU (2 / 1 / 18 / 0 rec)
Marcedes Lewis had 1 reception for 18 yards against the Texans. He was primarily used to block in the running game as Maurice Jones-Drew ran wild over the Texans defense. Lewis now has 7 receptions on 13 targets for the season.
2009 Week 4 vs TEN (5 / 4 / 76 / 1 rec)
Lewis is proving to be the best downfield weapon in the passing game with his size, speed, and tough running after the catch. 6'6" 270 pounders aren't supposed to be elusive, but Lewis made a tackler miss in the open field on long TD catch and run.
2009 Week 5 vs SEA (8 / 3 / 13 / 0 rec)
Garrard tried and tried to get him the ball, but Lewis would have none of it. He dropped a pass in the end zone. He was thrown to on screen routes, but stopped. He got open a number of times but could not hang on to the ball. All of his targets were called plays - as opposed to dump offs as you would normally expect from the TE position. He just couldn't catch the ball.
2009 Week 6 vs STL (3 / 1 / 5 / 0 rec)
Garrard might be done with Lewis and his drops. He only had one catch, a third-down conversion when he was falling backwards. He did get a target in the end zone, but he was covered well, and the ball was well overthrown. He is just a bit player in the passing game at this point.
2009 Week 8 vs TEN (1 / 1 / 20 / 0 rec)
TE Marcedes Lewis caught just one pass, a 20-yard throw down the middle in the third quarter. With the Jacksonville passing game struggling right now, Lewis is barely rosterable.
2009 Week 9 vs KC (2 / 1 / 3 / 0 rec)
Lewis had one early catch, but it is clear that he has been pushed out of the game plan after having too many early season drops.
2009 Week 10 vs NYJ (4 / 2 / 58 / 0 rec)
Lewis had a pair of long catches over the middle of the field (one leaping grab) for big chunks of yardage, but his best play came on a nice block on Calvin Pace which helped free QB David Garrard for his 11 yard TD run.
2009 Week 11 vs BUF (4 / 3 / 70 / 0 rec)
Lewis had a couple of big catches in the deep middle, including one to move the Jags into striking range in the fourth quarter before Garrard's fumble. He is a very dangerous downfield receiver for a tight end, but his presence will continue to be sporadic in the box score because his hands are very inconsistent.
2009 Week 12 vs SF (5 / 3 / 40 / 0 rec)
Lewis showed he has good hands (sometimes), but also reminded us that he is not very mobile. He's a big man who will get a couple of looks each game, but on a day when the Jags needed binoculars to find the end zone, he was irrelevant fantasy-wise.
2009 Week 13 vs HOU (1 / 1 / 47 / 0 rec)
Like Zach Miller, Lewis had a big catch for the Jaguars from the tight end spot. Lewis ran an out pattern from the left slot and then made a nifty cut back to the right to evade the defense for a 47 yard catch, his only reception of the game.
2009 Week 14 vs MIA (5 / 2 / 30 / 0 rec)
Lewis was able to get open often over the middle on deep crosses and seam routes. When David Garrard was able to get him the ball, he converted his opportunities into good gains. He got his hands on a ball thrown high in the back of the end zone but wasn't able to complete the play.
2009 Week 15 vs IND (7 / 4 / 53 / 0 rec)
Marcedes Lewis had a productive Thursday night against the Colts in Week 15, racking up three 10+ yard grabs for the Jaguars. Lewis used his unique combination of size and speed to work the middle of the field and grab three passes that all gave Jacksonville a first down, including a 25-yard gain in the second quarter. Lewis lost a reception that would have been good enough for 19 yards in the fourth quarter due to a penalty.
2009 Week 16 vs NE (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Lewis left the game in the first half with a head injury and did not return.
2008 Week 1 vs TEN (4 / 3 / 29 / 0 rec)
Lewis was the only tight end targeted in the game. He caught all four of his targets, but one of them was ruled incomplete as the officials said he trapped the ball on the field. On that play as well as his other receptions, he showed a good ability to get open by running good routes and using his length to go after the passes.
2008 Week 2 vs BUF (2 / 1 / 13 / 0 rec)
The Jaguars were expecting a break out year for Lewis, but so far injuries along the offensive line have limited his role. He is a monstrous target who should be more involved.
2008 Week 3 vs IND (4 / 2 / 21 / 0 rec)
Lewis was the only tight end targeted in the game, and caught both of his targets. His receptions were for first downs.
2008 Week 4 vs HOU (4 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Lewis dropped each pass thrown to him. Although he was very well covered on one of the plays, the ball hit his hands on each of his targets. Garrard continued to show faith in him and kept throwing his way if he became open.
2008 Week 5 vs PIT (4 / 1 / 24 / 1 rec)
Lewis connected on a 24 yard TD catch when he got behind the Steelers zone. He did not make another catch.
2008 Week 6 vs DEN (5 / 3 / 64 / 1 rec)
Lewis caught three balls, two of which went for long gains. He first caught a 27 yard pass where he found himself wide open across the middle of the field. Later, he scored Jacksonville's final touchdown of the afternoon when Garrard found him for a 30 yard touchdown. Lewis caught the pass about five yards out of the end zone, but bounced off of two tacklers to get the ball in for the touchdown.
2008 Week 8 vs CLE (6 / 3 / 34 / 0 rec)
Lewis proved adept at getting open both for short and intermediate routes. He did however drop a pass that was catchable.
2008 Week 9 vs CIN (5 / 4 / 38 / 0 rec)
Lewis displayed good hands in catching some tough passes. He also had a couple of targets in the red zone, getting knocked out of bounds at the three yard line, and having a pass deflected as he broke open in the end zone.
2008 Week 10 vs DET (8 / 4 / 64 / 0 rec)
TE Marcedes Lewis was one of QB David Garrard's favorite targets in the win.
2008 Week 11 vs TEN (2 / 1 / 19 / 0 rec)
Lewis could have had a slightly bigger impact as he caught a pass that would have picked up a first down but his left foot was out of bounds as he caught the ball.
2008 Week 12 vs MIN (7 / 4 / 41 / 0 rec)
Lewis missed a golden opportunity for a nice fantasy game when he dropped what would have been a sure three yard touchdown right at the goal line. He also lost an 18 yard reception early in the fourth quarter when the play was negated by a holding penalty. As it stands, he had a solid game but he was inches away from what could have been a big-time performance.
2008 Week 13 vs HOU (2 / 2 / 37 / 0 rec)
Lewis' first catch came in the third quarter and went for a gain of 17 yards. He followed that up with a nice grab on a low pass that went for a pickup of 20.
2008 Week 14 vs CHI (8 / 4 / 43 / 0 rec)
Marcedes Lewis was the second leading receiver on the day. He had two receptions that he lost on great defensive plays. He was pushing hard to get the ball all day.
2008 Week 15 vs GB (3 / 2 / 7 / 0 rec)
Lewis was used on short routes and had a minimal impact.
2008 Week 16 vs IND (7 / 6 / 55 / 0 rec)
Inconsistency again plagued Lewis, as he caught six balls for 55 yards but dropped the one pass that would have really gone for big yardage on his second target of the game. It was a perfectly-thrown pass that just went right through his hands. It should be noted, however, that David Garrard never stopped looking to him despite the early drop.
2007 Week 1 vs TEN (6 / 4 / 35 / 0 rec)
Lewis was targeted several times as Garrard's outlet receiver on short and intermediate routes and did a good job of getting open. He was targeted twice in the end zone, being overthrown once and on the other attempt, he appeared to not lay out completely for the pass.
2007 Week 2 vs ATL (3 / 2 / 39 / 0 rec)
Lewis was targeted early in the game and converted his first two passes into first downs, while the third target was deflected by a defender. However although he showed good hands on route running on his receptions, he was not targeted in the second half.
2007 Week 3 vs DEN (5 / 3 / 44 / 0 rec)
Lewis was used on a combination of short and intermediate routes and ran well after catching the ball. He did drop one ball that was catchable, but showed a propensity to get open and present a good target for Garrard.
2007 Week 5 vs KC (3 / 3 / 13 / 0 rec)
Lewis was used exclusively on short routes but was unable to gain much after catching the ball.
2007 Week 6 vs HOU (4 / 2 / 30 / 0 rec)
Lewis caught two passes for 30 yards.
2007 Week 7 vs IND (3 / 2 / 13 / 0 rec)
Lewis caught two of the three passes thrown to him.
2007 Week 8 vs TB (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Lewis was overthrown on his only target.
2007 Week 9 vs NO (4 / 4 / 46 / 0 rec)
Lewis ran intermediate routes well and showed good hands in catching some passes in traffic. He proved to be a good outlet receiver in the second half, as three of his targets came in that half when the Jaguars placed more of an emphasis on the passing game.
2007 Week 10 vs TEN (2 / 1 / 8 / 0 rec)
Lewis was not featured much and did not have any targets in the second half.
2007 Week 11 vs SD (1 / 1 / 1 / 1 rec)
Lewis' only look of the game came on a play action fake to Maurice Jones-Drew. Lewis came all the way across the formation and was wide open for a one yard touchdown pass as the entire San Diego defense expected the run and completely sold out to stop it.
2007 Week 12 vs BUF (9 / 5 / 57 / 0 rec)
Lewis led the team with 9 targets and was Garrard's go-to guy as the Bills' initially tried to cover him with DEs Chris Kelsey or Aaron Schobel. Lewis abused them both, but Linebackers faired no better. Lewis caught five balls for 57 yards.
2007 Week 13 vs IND (6 / 5 / 42 / 1 rec)
Lewis showed a propensity for getting open in the middle of the field on short routes, and good hands in catching balls in traffic. He was targeted twice in the red zone, and converted one of those targets into a touchdown.
2007 Week 14 vs CAR (4 / 3 / 25 / 0 rec)
Lewis caught three passes for 25 yards. He had a couple of red zone opportunities in the game. He caught a one yard pass from the Carolina seven yard line. Later in the game he caught a 13 yard pass down to the Carolina three yard line.
2007 Week 15 vs PIT (3 / 2 / 38 / 0 rec)
All of Lewis' targets came in the second half. He caught passes for gains of 18 and 20 yards.
2007 Week 16 vs OAK (3 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Lewis seemed to be the Jaguars only source of bad luck. He dropped the first ball thrown to him; was the intended target on Garrard's interception (only his third of the entire season); and was the intended receiver on another near pick by the Raiders. He didn't look awful, just cursed.
2007 Week 18 vs PIT (5 / 2 / 16 / 0 rec)
Lewis was targeted five times and caught two passes.
2007 Week 19 vs NE (5 / 4 / 74 / 0 rec)
Lewis began the game strongly, catching his first three targets for 66 yards before leaving with a knee injury in the second quarter. He returned before halftime, but was only targeted twice afterwards. Lewis ran good routes to get open, and showed very good running after the catch ability.
2006 Week 3 vs IND (0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Lewis was not a factor in the passing game, and had an untimely penalty at the goal line.
2006 Week 4 vs WAS (2 / 2 / 40 / 0 rec)
Lewis caught both of the passes thrown his way, including one to pick up a crucial first down late in the game to keep a Jacksonville drive alive.
2006 Week 7 vs HOU (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
The lone pass thrown to Lewis was thrown over his head.
2006 Week 9 vs TEN (2 / 2 / 11 / 0 rec)
Lewis had a small part in the offense, as he was used as an outlet receiver in this game.
2006 Week 10 vs HOU (2 / 1 / 6 / 0 rec)
Lewis caught one pass for six yards.
2006 Week 11 vs NYG (1 / 1 / 9 / 0 rec)
Lewis was targeted once in the game. He made a good catch for a gain of nine yards.
2006 Week 12 vs BUF (1 / 1 / 1 / 1 rec)
Lewis was targeted just once, and made the most of it, catching the pass for a touchdown.
2006 Week 14 vs IND (2 / 1 / 19 / 0 rec)
Lewis made a nice catch on his lone reception, and was double-teamed in the end zone on his other target, with the pass being intercepted.
2006 Week 15 vs TEN (8 / 3 / 27 / 0 rec)
Lewis was the most targeted Jaguars' receiver, as Garrard looked for him a lot in the second half, targeting him six times in that half. His numbers could have been better as he dropped a couple passes that were catchable and had another pass tipped on a play where he had gotten open fairly deep.
2006 Week 17 vs KC (2 / 2 / 13 / 0 rec)
Rookie Lewis looks promising for the future. He caught both passes thrown his way as he proved to be a viable option for the passing game.