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Dion Lewis | Running Back | #33

Team: New England Patriots
Age / DOB:  (25) / 9/27/1990
Ht / Wt:  5'8' / 195
College: Pittsburgh
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 5 (149) / PHI
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Dion Lewis (ACL) practiced without a brace on Monday.
It's a great sign, but Lewis still has a ways to go in his rehab, by his own admission. "...At the beginning, it was a little scary, but every day I get stronger," Lewis said. "I feel better every day but still have a long way to go." Lewis is on track for Week 1, but will likely be babied along through camp. He is still only seven months removed from going down. Jun 13 - 2:39 PM
Source: ESPN.com

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Dion Lewis (ACL) returned to practice on Monday.

Lewis is only seven months removed from a torn ACL, but has already advanced to cutting. Patriots beat writers posted videos of Lewis making jump cuts at Monday's session. He is on track for Week 1. The 25-year-old totaled 599 yards from scrimmage in his first six games last season. Health permitting, Lewis will offer RB1 upside in PPR leagues this year.
Jun 13 - 11:52 AM

Dion Lewis said his rehab from a November ACL tear is "going well."

"Just doing whatever I'm allowed to every day," Lewis said. "Trying to listen to the trainers and whatever they let me to do, I do it as hard as I can." Lewis has not participated in OTAs and is expected to sit out minicamps as well. He could return in time for training camp, and ESPN's Mike Reiss reports he is fully expected to be ready for Week 1. After recording 622 total yards and four touchdowns in seven games last season, Lewis will bring high-end RB2 upside if he is healthy.
Source: Mass Live
Jun 4 - 11:08 AM

ESPN Patriots reporter Mike Reiss reports Dion Lewis (ACL) is fully expected to be ready for Week 1.

Lewis tore his ACL on November 8. Reiss reports people close to Lewis believe he could be ready to play in a month. The Patriots will likely limit him throughout the offseason program and into training camp, but Lewis' availability for the regular season does not appear to be in doubt. Lewis tallied 622 total yards and four touchdowns in just seven games last season. His role should remain secure as New England's dynamic space/passing-down back.
Source: ESPN
May 24 - 11:11 AM

ESPN Boston's Mike Reiss reports Dion Lewis' ACL recovery has been "encouraging" to surgeon Dr. James Andrews so far.

Lewis checked in with Dr. Andrews in January, and Reiss reports "the feeling was that things were exactly where they should be, if not better." Lewis tore his left ACL on November 8. Reiss expects the Patriots to "take it slowly" with Lewis in the offseason and perhaps into training camp, but "there's no reason to think Lewis won't be available for when the games count."
Source: ESPN Boston
Feb 21 - 11:06 AM

Patriots RB Dion Lewis has been diagnosed with a torn left ACL, and is done for the season.

It's the worst possible news for a player who had arguably been 2015's top fantasy story. It's Lewis' second major left leg injury in three years after he missed all of 2013 with a fractured fibula. If there's good news, it's that Lewis still has youth on his side. He just turned 25 in September. He'll be questionable for the start of next summer's training camp, but should be the favorite for third-down duties. Left in his wake for 2015 are Brandon Bolden, James White and likely a free agent signing. There should be a committee behind LeGarrette Blount, one that could prove entirely unsatisfactory for fantasy purposes.
Mon, Nov 9, 2015 01:39:00 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Dion Lewis has a "loose" ACL and will require an MRI.

The good news is Lewis experienced no immediate swelling his knee after Sunday's win over the Redskins. The bad news is his ACL may be torn. The "hope" is Lewis suffered a mere sprain, but the MRI will confirm or refute that. Should the Patriots lose Lewis for the season, they would likely turn to James White or Brandon Bolden as their primary passing-down back, with inside grinder LeGarrette Blount taking on an more consistent week-to-week role.
Sun, Nov 8, 2015 06:56:00 PM

CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reports the "hope" is Dion Lewis suffered just an MCL sprain Week 9 against the Redskins.

Lewis went down in a heap after planting his left leg at the end of a screen pass in the third quarter. An MCL sprain would be good news, but Lewis would still likely miss several weeks. LeGarrette Blount will be a solid RB2 as long as Lewis is sidelined. We will know more following Lewis' MRI.
Sun, Nov 8, 2015 05:18:00 PM

Dion Lewis exited Week 9 against the Redskins with a left knee injury.

Lewis has already been ruled out for the game. He went down without contact at the end of a screen pass in the third quarter. Non-contact injuries are never good, and it is concerning he was quickly ruled out. The lone positive is Lewis was able to walk off the field on his own, but as Jordy Nelson taught us, that means very little. LeGarrette Blount will dominate running back touches with Lewis out. Lewis had 14 yards on four carries and four catches for 39 yards before exiting.
Sun, Nov 8, 2015 03:05:00 PM

Dion Lewis (abdomen) is listed as probable for Week 9.

Lewis will be the Patriots' starting tailback Sunday versus Washington.
Fri, Nov 6, 2015 04:08:00 PM

Dion Lewis (abdomen) remained "limited" Thursday.

Lewis' abdomen hasn't been a concern for a few weeks. He'll be an RB1 against the Redskins.
Thu, Nov 5, 2015 04:05:00 PM

Dion Lewis (abdomen) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

Lewis played 42 snaps in his return last week, totaling 112 yards and a touchdown. His Week 9 status isn't in doubt.
Wed, Nov 4, 2015 04:55:00 PM

Dion Lewis caught 6-of-9 targets for 93 yards and a touchdown in New England's Week 8 win over the Dolphins, adding five rushes for 19 yards.

Returning from a one-week absence, Lewis frequently put the Dolphins' defense on skates, making jukes few backs have in their arsenal. Looking more explosive than Shane Vereen ever was in New England, Lewis is shaping up as a dynamic weapon for an offense that's been dangerously good. He'll be in the RB1 conversation against the Redskins in Week 9.
Thu, Oct 29, 2015 11:51:00 PM

Dion Lewis (abdomen) is active for Week 8 against the Dolphins.

Lewis was limited in Week 6 and absent in Week 7, but the Patriots think he's ready to go. With his health still a question mark, Lewis is just a low-end RB2. Inactive for the Patriots are DE Jabaal Sheard, LT Marcus Cannon, OL Shaq Mason, S Dewey McDonald, WR Keshawn Martin, S Tavon Wilson and DE Trey Flowers. With Cannon out, Sebastian Vollmer will make another start on the blindside. Cameron Fleming is at right tackle.
Thu, Oct 29, 2015 07:03:00 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter confirms Dion Lewis (abdomen) is expected to play Thursday evening.

Per Schefter, Lewis will have to prove his health in pre-game warmups, but the consensus is that he'll play. Schefter's colleague Adam Caplan confirms Lewis is dealing with an abdominal strain. With his health at less than 100 percent, Lewis will be a lower-end RB2 if he suits up.
Thu, Oct 29, 2015 03:05:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Tom Brady
2Jimmy Garoppolo
3Jacoby Brissett
RB1Dion Lewis
2LeGarrette Blount
3James White
4Brandon Bolden
5Donald Brown
GLB1LeGarrette Blount
2Dion Lewis
3RB1Dion Lewis
2James White
FB1James Develin
2Joey Iosefa
WR11Julian Edelman
2Chris Hogan
3Malcolm Mitchell
4Aaron Dobson
5Devin Lucien
WR21Danny Amendola
2Keshawn Martin
3Nate Washington
4Chris Harper
5DeAndre Carter
WR31Chris Hogan
TE1Rob Gronkowski
2Martellus Bennett
3Clay Harbor
4AJ Derby
5Bryce Williams
LT1Nate Solder
2Marcus Cannon
3Cameron Fleming
LG1Shaq Mason
2Josh Kline
3Chris Barker
C1Bryan Stork
2David Andrews
3Joe Thuney
RG1Jonathan Cooper
2Tre' Jackson
3Ted Karras
RT1Sebastian Vollmer
2LaAdrian Waddle
3Keavon Milton
K1Stephen Gostkowski