RB Dion Lewis - Tennessee Titans

5-7, 193Born: 9-27-1990College: PittsburghDrafted: Round 5, pick 2011

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Week 7: vs Los Angeles Chargers

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FBG says: Good matchup. The Titans rushing offense was handicapped by poor offensive line play and a terrible overall offensive rhythm in last week's shutout loss to the Broncos. Derrick Henry was absolutely shut down, rushing 15 times for just 28 yards. Henry has seen respectable volume all season, averaging just under 19 carries per game with four rushing touchdowns. However, his efficiency is trending in the wrong direction as Henry has averaged just 3.2 yards per rush attempt over his last four games. The offensive line has really disappointed, especially in the past two weeks as they were expected to take a step forward with the return of left tackle Taylor Lewan. Instead, they have given up 12 sacks and afforded minimal running room for Derrick Henry. Despite Henry's plodding performances, he remains the clear top running back with very minimal competition for touches and should continue to see a high workload moving forward. The Chargers run defense showed some signs of life last week as they held James Conner to just 2.6 yards per rush attempt on 16 carries, but they still faltered overall by giving up some big runs to backup Benny Snell Jr. while allowing over 110 rushing yards to this Steelers backfield. Los Angeles is now allowing the eighth-most rushing yards per game to opposing running backs and has given up over 110 rushing yards plus a rushing touchdown in back-to-back weeks. Linebacker continues to be a weak spot while strong safety Roderic Teamer isn't even a shell of shat Derwin James provided in run defense. The continued absence of Melvin Ingram also hurts this defensive line, but he is apparently getting closer to a return--so keep an eye on his status coming into this week. With the Titans offensive line struggling to stabilize, they should be relatively evenly matched in this one. It is the weaknesses on the second level for the Chargers that should afford Derrick Henry a decent opportunity to get going here.

Recent Stats and Projections

3 at JAX 42 3 13 0 1 1.0 7 0 0 2
4 at ATL 18 4 16 0 5 4.0 4 0 0 2
5 vs BUF 25 2 11 0 4 2.0 19 0 0 3
6 at DEN 29 1 -1 0 3 3.0 20 0 0 1.9
7 vs LAC PROJ-Dodds * 4 * * 2.5 * * * *
7 vs LAC PROJ-Tremblay * 3 * * 2.3 * * * *
7 vs LAC PROJ-Bloom * 2 * * 3.0 * * * *

Weekly Performance vs RB 1, RB 12, RB 24, RB 36

Percentile ranks

Dion Lewis's percentile rank in each category, among RB with more than 50 fantasy points.

Recent Game Summaries

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.


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7vs Los Angeles Chargers
8vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers
9@ Carolina Panthers
10vs Kansas City Chiefs
11--- BYE WEEK ---
12vs Jacksonville Jaguars
13@ Indianapolis Colts
14@ Oakland Raiders
15vs Houston Texans
16vs New Orleans Saints
17@ Houston Texans