WR Roger Lewis - New York Giants
|6-0, 201||Born: 11-27-1993||College: Bowling Green||Drafted: ---|
Week 12: at Washington Redskins
FBG says: Good matchup. Eli Manning has had limited support all season long due to injuries throughout his receiving corps, but it hit a new level this past week when Sterling Shepard was unexpectedly ruled out due to a migraine. Without Shepard, Manning was left with a skeleton crew on offense as he spread the ball out between 10 different receiving options. Evan Engram was expected to make a big contribution this week, but he only managed to haul in one of his six targets for a paltry nine yards as he dropped a couple passes and negated a big gain with an offensive pass interference penalty. Engram broke a four-game touchdown streak last week as he had been one of the Giants' most consistent contributors on offense. Thankfully for Manning, Sterling Shepard is expected to be back in the lineup this week. The Redskins defense had a tough game last week as they let the Saints come back in the fourth quarter to force what would be an overtime victory, giving up a season-high 385 passing yards in the process. The Redskins are allowing an average of 249 passing yards per game, eighth most in the league. They have allowed the most passing yards and second most fantasy points per game to opposing quarterbacks over the last three weeks. The play from their cornerbacks has been mostly solid, but the Redskins linebackers and safeties have really been the weak pieces of this defense. DeAngelo Hall, in particular, had a very tough game last week as he missed three tackles and single-handedly gave up over 60 yards and a touchdown. Of the 18 receiving touchdowns Washington has allowed, only eight of those have been by wide receivers with four coming from running backs (T-2nd most in the league) and six coming from tight ends (T-3rd most in the league). Shane Vereen has had a very quiet season, but he could have a shot at some upside in this matchup as he has been playing around 30-50% of the snaps in the past three weeks. Evan Engram, of course, will be in a good spot also due to how weak the Redskins have been against tight ends.
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Recent Game Summaries
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.
Latest NewsGiants | Roger Lewis records 55 yards (Sun Nov 19, 05:54 PM) - New York Giants WR Roger Lewis caught three passes for 55 yards against the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 11. link to story Giants | Roger Lewis scores touchdown (Sun Nov 12, 10:43 PM) - New York Giants WR Roger Lewis posted three receptions for 33 yards and a touchdown on four targets in Week 10 against the San Francisco 49ers. link to story
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