WR Roger Lewis - New York Giants
|6-0, 201||Born: 11-27-1993||College: Bowling Green||Drafted: ---|
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Recent Game Summaries
2017 Week 16 vs ARI (11 / 4 / 40 / 0 rec)
Roger Lewis jr. did not play particularly well on Sunday but did have an incredible one handed grab along the sideline at least. Lewis reached back inside to control the ball with one hand and secured his feet in bounds, making a spectacular grab. Apart from this moment of magic, he had several dropped passes and did not look to be on the same page as Manning for many other targets. Lewis ran short routes throughout and picked up a few first downs but couldn't break free for a big gain. He did break up a potential interception on a poor pass deep from Manning, though he had to draw offensive pass interference in doing so. Lewis is not worth owning in any league currently.
2017 Week 15 vs PHI (10 / 4 / 74 / 0 rec)
Roger Lewis jr. never got into the endzone but made some key catches in this game to keep the Giants alive. Lewis also had a slant play negated by an offensive holding by a lineman which slightly dampered his night. He was open against the sideline and hauled in a nice touch pass from Manning early on to scare the Eagle defense. Lewis then ran slants/in breaking routes to take advantage of soft coverage in the secondary for first downs. He got open again on a corner route and secured the play in bounds. Lewis had one more shot at another deep pass but it was slightly overthrown, he was unable to control it with one hand. Lewis was quite productive by his standards but the Giants were forced to pass a lot in this game. He cannot compete for many touches with Shepard/Engram on the field at the same time so he must remain in the waiver wire unfortunately.
2017 Week 14 vs DAL (11 / 7 / 46 / 0 rec)
Roger Lewis jr. caught many balls but only for relatively small amount of yards. A few of these plays came on the final drive as time was running, just getting short balls undernerth for easy gains. Lewis didn't contribute a whole lot when the game was competitive. He had a nice diving catch to secure a low ball however. Lewis had a shot at a deep ball down the sideline but an excellent break up by the Dallas corner denied him the catch. The Giants offense cannot support many fantasy players and Lewis is on the outside looking in.
2017 Week 13 vs OAK (3 / 1 / 9 / 0 rec)
Roger Lewis jr. had one catch for 9 yards on a curl route but looked invisible for the rest of the game. Lewis was targeted sparsely in this game and never looked to threaten the Raiders downfield. Smith rarely had time to look deep into the secondary and Lewis was just not a high priority for the Giants. He is not worth a fantasy play in any leagues.
2017 Week 12 vs WAS (7 / 3 / 26 / 0 rec)
Roger Lewis jr. could only manage 3 grabs in a game where the Giants offense really failed to show up across the board. He could have secured another ball on a flat route but the pass was too high. Lewis did have a nice play along the sideline, Manning finally connecting down the field in between two defenders as Lewis managed to stay in bounds. He had a short curl on a checkdown pass from Manning when he was under pressure but really wasn't targeted much more after. Lewis had one drop on a contested ball over the middle. Lewis cannot be expected to contribute in this offense with the running game and pass protection being as poor as it is. He should not be started in any league.
2017 Week 11 vs KC (4 / 3 / 55 / 0 rec)
Roger Lewis jr. rarely touched the ball in this game until the end. He got his hands on a slant pattern inside for a first down and was open in the endzone in the corner but Manning missed him with a bad ball that went out of bounds. He picked up another first down via a slant but he saved the best for last on a diving catch in overtime to secure the win. Lewis was fouled on the ground as he successfully scooped an underthrown pass from Manning with his arm, truly an amazing and one of a kind play. He got up after and ran into the endzone but was ruled down by contact after he secured the pass. Lewis is a very hit/miss receiver that cannot be trusted going forward.
2017 Week 10 vs SF (4 / 3 / 33 / 1 rec)
Roger Lewis jr. was a non factor in this game and has failed to fill the Beckham void in any shape or form. Lewis was hardly involved in the passing game at all and got most of his targets on the final drive. He ran a nice curl route and snagged a tight ball, despite the defense getting flagged for defensive pass interference on the play. His touchdown came on a simple hook route in the redzone. The defense was playing soft as a 49er victory was secured, allowing Lewis to haul in the ball and stroll into the endzone untouched. He is not startable in fantasy leagues right now, not nearly enough targets to warrant even a roster spot in most leagues.
2017 Week 7 vs SEA (6 / 1 / 12 / 0 rec)
Roger Lewis managed only one reception on Sunday. Lewis hauled in a slant pattern in the redzone but was unable to shake the defender after the catch. He was open again on another slant pattern late in the game but the pass was thrown behind and it fell incomplete. Lewis didn't threaten the Seahawks much after this. The Giants offense is very lackluster at the moment due to the injuries sustained and guys like Lewis will find it hard to produce in this unbalanced attack.
2017 Week 6 vs DEN (2 / 1 / 15 / 0 rec)
Roger Lewis only had one catch in this game but the Giants took their foot off the pedal in the second half in the passing game. Lewis showed good chemistry with Manning, unravelling away from a defender on a rollout and hauling in a first down. He was open later in the game on another rollout pass but Manning missed him. The Giants ran the ball a lot in this game and almost never threw downfield, it will take another few games to truly be able to evaluate Lewis' role in this offense.
2017 Week 5 vs LAC (2 / 1 / 29 / 1 rec)
Roger Lewis tried to make the most of his starting opportunity with all of the injuries that the Giants sustained. Lewis managed only one grab but it was a beautiful touchdown play down the sideline. Lewis got a step ahead of the Chargers defensive back and hauled in a perfectly placed ball from Manning over the shoulder for the score. The Giants offense struggled with Beckham/Shepard out and Lewis was not able to carry the load at that point but fantasy owners could keep an eye on him going forward. Lewis has always shown flashes as a deep threat with big play potential, a lot will depend on the health of his teammates.
2017 Week 2 vs DET (2 / 2 / 13 / 0 rec)
Roger Lewis Jr. appeared to be the stand-in for Odell Beckham Jr., who didn't play every snap and was utilised only in high leverage situations. Lewis and his quarterback hooked up on a couple of occasions on nice timing patterns, but the receiver was quickly corralled by a disciplined Lions defense.
2017 Week 1 vs DAL (6 / 4 / 54 / 0 rec)
Roger Lewis was able to provide a small bit of excitement for the Giants on a 22 yard pick up down the sideline after he briefly broke free but it wasn't enough to rescue his team from the anaemic Giants offensive on Sunday night. He got his hands on quick plays inside also and was able to pick up several first downs to keep the Giants on the field which was a positive contribution to his team. Lewis is known for downfield plays but is unfortunately buried under more well known talent, though nobody can knock his heart on the field. Lewis could be a risky but decent/desperate play as a number 3 receiver in PPR leagues if Beckham misses any more time but should definitely be left on the waiver wire otherwise.
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