WR Tommylee Lewis - New Orleans Saints
|5-7, 168||Born: 10-24-1992||College: Northern Illinois||Drafted: ---|
2018 Week 12 vs ATL (1 / 1 / 28 / 1 rec)
Another receiver that was one and done in the game this week. Lewis made his presence felt on the first drive of the game and then did not register another target. He went up and hauled in a 28-yard pass from Brees and fell back into the end zone for the first score. Lewis ran up the seam and was untouched by his defender. Brees put the pass just up and over his head to where Lewis could go up and make a play at the highest point. Lewis has not made much of an impact this season, even for the receiver thin Saints offense.
2017 Week 14 vs ATL (2 / 2 / 30 / 1 rec)
Outside of Michael Thomas, Brees did not really feature any other receiver in the game against Atlanta. No other receiver had more than 2 catches, while both running backs had 3 and 4 catches. Lewis makes this recap after his 26-yard touchdown catch and how silly he made Keanu Neal look in coverage. Lewis streaked down the sideline and made the catch about 5 yards short of the end zone, Neal was in perfect position to make the tackle, but Lewis stopped his momentum and Neal flew past him as he walked into the end zone for the easy score. Neal has been one of Atlanta's top tacklers all season long and Lewis made him look silly. Lewis only managed 1 more catch for 4 yards in the game, but he had already made his statement with his 26-yard touchdown catch.
2016 Week 2 vs NYG (1 / 1 / -1 / 0 rec)
The first catch of Lewis' career was a designed screen to the left flat, but it was poorly blocked for and resulted in a one-yard loss. He is fifth on New Orleans' WR depth chart.
2016 Week 3 vs ATL (4 / 3 / 43 / 0 rec, 1 / 1 / 0 rush)
Lewis' first touch came late in the first half, a convoluted double reverse in which he was lucky to gain one yard. Lewis was targeted again three plays later on a shallow crosser on third-and-long, doing his best to maneuver through the middle but falling short with an eight-yard gain. The rookie ran a short flat route late in the third period, eating up nine yards underneath the defense. He came across the field on a deep PA crosser early in the fourth quarter, picking up 26 yards when the ball feel directly into his hands. Lewis is depth who will need a few injuries to truly emerge.
2016 Week 4 vs SD (1 / 1 / 10 / 0 rec, 1 / 3 / 0 rush)
Lewis' first touch came on a fake sweep pitch, as he followed his blockers to the right sideline for three yards early in the third quarter. Lewis came through in a clutch situation late in the fourth quarter, hauling in a pass that was thrown behind him on third-and-short for nine yards and a first down. His speed is evident, and sure-handed weapons are always valuable in the NFL, making it likely he sticks on the team going forward.
2016 Week 6 vs CAR (3 / 2 / 24 / 0 rec)
Lewis entered the statistical column early, finding space on an intermediate play-action crosser for 15 yards. The rookie showed off impressive open-field agility, weaving through tacklers on a 59-yard punt return late in the first quarter. His second grab of the day came midway through the second quarter, a well-run curl route for nine. Lewis suffered a drop on a third down early in the third quarter, costing his team a chain-moving gain. Lewis flashed as an explosive playmaker, but perhaps hurt the team's confidence with the drop, not seeing another target for the rest of the day.
2016 Week 12 vs LA (2 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec, 1 / 7 / 0 rush)
Lewis' lone touch came on an end-around early in the fourth quarter, carrying off left tackle for seven yards.