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Dion Lewis | Running Back | #33

Team: New England Patriots
Age / DOB:  (26) / 9/27/1990
Ht / Wt:  5'8' / 195
College: Pittsburgh
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 5 (149) / PHI
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Dion Lewis rushed five times for 27 yards and caught 4-of-5 targets for 11 yards in the Patriots' Week 13 win over the Rams.
LeGarrette Blount (18) led New England's backfield in touches, while Lewis (9) and James White (7) continued to share passing-back duties. The Patriots used a lot of Lewis early in game, then put him on bubble wrap the rest of the way in an easy win. We'd project Lewis for 9-11 touches in Week 14 against Baltimore. Lewis will be a low-end flex option in that Monday night game. Dec 4 - 4:28 PM

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Dion Lewis rushed six times for 24 yards while catching four-of-seven targets for 37 yards Sunday in the Patriots' Week 12 win over the Jets.

He played on 23-of-73 offensive snaps, which was about the same as last week. Lewis out-touched James White 10-4, though White drew nine targets in the passing game compared to only seven for Lewis. This is probably the usage Lewis owners can expect going forward. Fantasy owners trying to clinch a playoff spot should probably look elsewhere for backfield help in Week 13.
Nov 27 - 9:17 PM

James White hauled in four-of-nine targets for 22 yards Sunday in the Patriots' Week 12 win over the Jets.

White finished second on the team in targets behind Julian Edelman. He made a critical catch on fourth down to extend New England’s game-winning drive. White appeared to score on a two-point conversion attempt after Malcolm Mitchell’s go-ahead touchdown, but the play was reviewed and eventually overturned when officials ruled that he stepped out before crossing the goal line. With White now sharing passing-down work with Dion Lewis, he won’t be worth starting next week against the Rams.
Nov 27 - 9:11 PM

Dion Lewis tallied 23 yards on five carries while securing three-of-five targets for 26 yards Sunday in the Patriots' Week 11 win over the 49ers.

Our friends over at Pro Football Focus tell us that Lewis played on 21-of-77 offensive snaps. He made the most of his limited workload, turning eight touches into 49 yards from scrimmage. James White played three more snaps than Lewis and also out-gained him despite seeing fewer touches. Until a frontrunner emerges, it’s going to be hard to trust either player for fantasy purposes. Lewis and the Pats will head to East Rutherford next week to take on the Jets.
Nov 20 - 8:31 PM

Dion Lewis (knee) is active for Week 11 against the 49ers.

Lewis is finally back following a lengthy recovery from ACL surgery. It's unclear if he'll be on a snap count in his season debut. CB Justin Coleman, RB D.J. Foster, TE Rob Gronkowski, DL Woodrow Hamilton, WR Chris Hogan, LB Jabaal Sheard and OT LaAdrian Waddle round out the Patriots' Week 11 inactives. Martellus Bennett (ankle) and Julian Edelman (foot) are both active despite being listed as questionable.
Nov 20 - 3:05 PM

Dion Lewis (knee) traveled with the team to San Francisco.

It is not that big of a surprise considering he was not even on the injury report this week, but traveling at least suggests he will be active. Even so, he cannot be trusted in fantasy lineups in what should be a limited role coming back from a long layoff. Lewis being active would put a dent in James White's fantasy value, however.
Nov 19 - 9:58 AM

Coach Bill Belichick admitted there will be a "certain buildup process" with Dion Lewis.

"I think any time a player is coming back from missing a significant amount of time, there’s a certain buildup process," Belichick said. "Sometimes that accelerates, sometimes it doesn’t, sometimes it just stays on a straight-line course. It’s hard to predict how that’s going to go. There’s a big difference between training and playing football." It doesn't sound like Lewis will be stepping into any voluminous role any time in the very near future. He could be active for Week 11 against the 49ers, but Lewis is still far behind James White as the preferred pass-game back.
Source: ESPN.com
Nov 16 - 12:26 PM

Patriots coach Bill Belichick said Dion Lewis would not have been on the injury report even if he had been on the active roster last week.

Lewis was not activated off the PUP until Saturday, which means the Patriots did not have to declare his status on the injury report. Belichick's comments both suggest Lewis is fully recovered from his knee injury and he was held out of Sunday's game for non-injury reasons. Those reasons likely include conditioning and familiarity with the offense, which both will improve with each practice. Still, he is nothing more than deep-league bench stash at this point.
Source: Mass Live
Nov 14 - 1:10 PM

Dion Lewis is inactive for Sunday night's game against the Seahawks.

Lewis was activated from PUP this week but isn't ready to return. The Patriots plan to take it slow with him to avoid setbacks. With Lewis inactive, James White is locked into the primary pass-down role. The rest of New England's inactives are CB Eric Rowe, RB D.J. Foster, DT Woodrow Hamilton, TE Matt Lengel, OT LaAdrian Waddle, and LB Kyle Van Noy.
Nov 13 - 7:05 PM

According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, it's "unclear" if Dion Lewis (knee) will be active for Sunday's Week 10 game against the Seahawks.

Lewis was activated from the PUP list on Saturday but Rapoport isn't sure if he'll be in uniform Sunday night. It looks like James White will take the lead on passing downs even if Lewis plays. Lewis was brilliant before he tore his knee up last season and could still become a factor at some point during the 2016 campaign. We just don't think it will happen in Week 10.
Nov 13 - 9:28 AM

Patriots activated RB Dion Lewis from the PUP list.

Lewis is on track to return Sunday night after practicing all week. His role should be limited if active. Lewis hasn't played since 2015 and is going to be eased in to the Patriots' offense. James White will remain the primary pass-down back against Seattle.
Nov 12 - 4:11 PM

NFL.com's Mike Garofolo reports Patriots RB Dion Lewis (knee, PUP) is "making the case" to return Sunday against the Seahawks.

The Boston Herald reports he's "on track." Per Garofolo, Lewis would be limited in his 2016 debut, but that his teammates are "giddy" about his potential return. "He's nasty in the open field," LeGarrette Blount said. "It doesn't make any sense." Lewis will undoubtedly be limited if he plays Sunday, but needs to be scooped up in leagues where he's still available. It's quite possible Lewis spends multiple weeks splitting third-down snaps with James White.
Nov 10 - 4:40 PM

Dion Lewis (knee, PUP) participated in practice Wednesday.

Lewis is not on the injury report because he is not on the active roster, so there is no way of knowing his level of participation. It was his fifth consecutive practice, however, suggesting he is close to a return. It remains likely Lewis is activated from the PUP later this week and active against the Seahawks on Sunday night.
Source: WEEI
Nov 10 - 9:46 AM

The Patriots are hoping to have Dion Lewis (knee, PUP) back for Week 10 against the Seahawks.

Lewis may have been able to play this week had New England not been on bye. He resumed practicing last Thursday and looks set to resume his role as the Patriots' passing-down back. Lewis hasn't played an NFL game in almost a year after undergoing two knee surgeries. Lewis isn't a real threat to LeGarrette Blount's workload, though he'll likely cut into James White's playing time.
Nov 2 - 6:39 PM

Dion Lewis (knee, PUP) returned to practice Thursday.

The practice starts the 21-day clock for the Patriots to activate Lewis off the PUP list. Lewis is not going to play this week, but it is possible he is ready to go following the Week 9 bye. Even if a diminished or limited Lewis would seriously wound, if not outright cripple, James White's fantasy value.
Oct 27 - 1:02 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Tom Brady
2Jimmy Garoppolo
3Jacoby Brissett
RB1LeGarrette Blount
2James White
3Dion Lewis
4Brandon Bolden
GLB1LeGarrette Blount
2James White
3RB1James White
2Dion Lewis
WR11Julian Edelman
2Danny Amendola
3Matthew Slater
WR21Chris Hogan
2Malcolm Mitchell
WR31Malcolm Mitchell
TE1Martellus Bennett
2Matt Lengel
LT1Nate Solder
2LaAdrian Waddle
LG1Joe Thuney
2Ted Karras
C1David Andrews
RG1Shaq Mason
2Tre' Jackson
RT1Marcus Cannon
2Cameron Fleming
K1Stephen Gostkowski