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Dion Lewis | Running Back | #33

Team: New England Patriots
Age / DOB:  (27) / 9/27/1990
Ht / Wt:  5'8' / 195
College: Pittsburgh
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 5 (149) / PHI
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Dion Lewis rushed nine times for 34 yards in the Patriots' AFC Championship Game win over the Jaguars, adding seven receptions for 32 additional yards.
Lewis also lost a critical second half fumble, but the play was more of a sensational Myles Jack effort than Lewis mistake. Coach Bill Belichick did not go away from his early-down hammer, and Lewis responded by icing the game with an 18-yard run on 3rd-and-9 with 1:30 to go. Regardless of which of the Patriots' four running backs are healthy, Lewis will take the lead in Super Bowl LII. Jan 21 - 7:14 PM

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Dion Lewis rushed 15 times for 62 yards and caught 9-of-10 targets for 79 yards in the Patriots' Divisional Round win over Tennessee.

Held to 18 yards on his first six carries, Lewis got loose for his first big gain on a ghost-reverse screen pass that gained 31 yards early in the second quarter. He ripped a 14-yard catch over the middle on the very next snap and stayed dominant in the passing game throughout against a Titans defense that gave up a league-high 60.4 receiving yards per game to running backs this season. Unfortunately, Lewis was vultured three times in scoring position – twice by James White and once by Brandon Bolden. Regardless of Rex Burkhead’s (knee) Week 20 availability, Lewis has earned featured duties in New England’s backfield entering the AFC title round.
Jan 14 - 12:03 AM

Dion Lewis rushed 26 times for 93 yards and a touchdown while catching 6-of-7 targets for 32 yards and a touchdown in Sunday’s Week 17 game versus the Jets.

With the Patriots being down nearly their entire stable of running backs, Lewis bypassed the career-high 29 touches he received last week with 32 touches on Sunday. He got the day started off with a 3-yard touchdown run on the opening drive of the game while adding a 5-yard touchdown that put the Patriots up 21-3 to close the first half. Lewis now has averaged 119.9 yards from scrimmage per game over the final 10 games of the season. The Patriots will have a first-round bye in the postseason.
Sun, Dec 31, 2017 04:01:00 PM

Patriots declared RB James White, RB Rex Burkhead, RB Mike Gllislee, WR Chris Hogan, DL Alan Branch, LB David Harris and OL Cole Croston inactive for Sunday's Week 17 game versus the Jets.

With White, Burkhead and Gillislee all inactive Sunday, it’s just Dion Lewis, Brandon Bolden and FB James Develin available at the position in a game that the Patriots must win to secure home field throughout the playoffs. Bolden has all of five rushing attempts total over the past two seasons. It’s possible that New England will ease off Lewis if they are up big as he’s coming off a career-high 29 touches a week ago, but even in a reduced capacity, the Jets have allowed 416 total yards to opposing backfields over the past two weeks.
Sun, Dec 31, 2017 11:37:00 AM

Dion Lewis rushed 24 times for 129 yards and a touchdown while catching all five of his targets for 24 yards and another score in the Patriots' Week 16 win over the Bills.

Even with Mike Gillislee active, Lewis dominate the backfield snaps early. He was in on the first 10 plays, and he finished the first half with a 13-to-3 touch advantage. Lewis deserved the advantage, as well, fighting through tackles and creating yards after the catch. That good play did not look like it was going to amount to much fantasy goodness, especially after Gillislee got a short rushing score, but Lewis got on the board himself with a nice run after the catch on a 12-yard score in the fourth quarter. He added a short rushing touchdown of his own in garbage time to close out the massive game. James White may return next week, but Lewis will remain a must-start for leagues playing in Week 17.
Sun, Dec 24, 2017 04:11:00 PM

Dion Lewis rushed 13 times for 67 yards and a touchdown in the Patriots' Week 15 win over the Steelers.

He added 13 yards on one catch. Vultured by Rex Burkhead after getting tackled at the one in the first quarter, Lewis did not look on his way to a good fantasy day at halftime, and things did not get much better in the third. He got loose for 19 yards on back-to-back runs in the fourth including a third-down conversion, however, and scored the game-winning touchdown from eight yards out with less than a minute to go. With Burkhead suffering what could be a serious knee injury, Lewis might have the backfield mostly to himself the rest of the way, although Mike Gillislee will likely get back into the mix if Burkhead is forced to miss time. Knowing what we know now, Lewis looks like an upside RB2 against the Bills in the fantasy Super Bowl.
Sun, Dec 17, 2017 08:03:00 PM

Dion Lewis rushed five times for 17 yards and caught 5-of-5 targets for 50 yards in the Patriots' Week 14 loss to the Dolphins.

After rushing for 112 yards against the Dolphins in Week 12, Lewis was held to 17 yards this time around. His best play of the day was a highlight-reel one-handed catch on a wheel route down the sideline. In a game the Patriots offense wasn't clicking, Lewis still turned in a solid performance for fantasy owners. He will be a RB2 in Week 15 against the Steelers.
Tue, Dec 12, 2017 01:18:00 AM

Dion Lewis (illness) is active Week 14 against the Dolphins.

Lewis was limited in practice but was never in real danger of sitting this one out. He ran for 112 yards on 15 carries when these two teams linked up two weeks back. Lewis should continue to be treated as an RB2 with upside.
Mon, Dec 11, 2017 07:08:00 PM

Dion Lewis (illness) is listed as questionable for Week 14 against Miami.

Mike Gillislee is also questionable with an illness. Lewis returned to a limited practice Saturday and should be fine for Monday night's game. He's an RB2 for Week 14.
Sat, Dec 9, 2017 04:41:00 PM

Dion Lewis missed Friday's practice with an illness.

We assume it's no big deal, but it's still a situation to monitor. The Patriots play on Monday night and will issue a final injury report on Saturday.
Fri, Dec 8, 2017 04:21:00 PM

Dion Lewis rushed 15 times for 92 yards in the Patriots' Week 13 win over the Bills.

Lewis was not targeted in the passing game. He's now gone over 90 yards rushing in back-to-back games, posting the first- and third-highest totals of his career. He should have had at least one score this afternoon, but got vultured by Rex Burkhead after rumbling down to the one-yard line. Lewis also had a 44-yard rush that, amazingly, was the longest of his career. Even with Burkhead gobbling up touches and yards, Lewis will remain a rock solid RB2 for Week 14 against the Dolphins.
Sun, Dec 3, 2017 05:21:00 PM

Dion Lewis rushed 15 times for 112 yards and caught 1-of-2 targets for one yard in the Patriots' Week 12 win over the Dolphins.

Lewis was a man possessed between the tackles constantly breaking ankles and finishing runs with legitimate power. He was vultured by Rex Burkhead early and therefore didn't crush in the fantasy box score, but it was another reminder Lewis has emerged as New England's primary runner. He will remain in the RB2 conversation when the Patriots take on the Bills' defense in Week 13.
Sun, Nov 26, 2017 04:45:00 PM

Dion Lewis rushed 10 times for 60 yards and caught all four of his targets for 28 yards and a touchdown in the Patriots' Week 11 win over the Raiders.

There may have been a question about the lead back in New England on the opening drive, but a Rex Burkhead fumble pretty much gifted the backfield to Lewis, who capitalized with a good fantasy day. Lewis caught a 15-yard touchdown shortly after Burkhead’s miscue, his first receiving score of the season, and he set a season-high in targets. Already the lead back on early downs, Lewis will be an even better fantasy option if he becomes more involved as a receiver. He will be a borderline RB2 in a good matchup against the Dolphins next week.
Sun, Nov 19, 2017 07:46:00 PM

Dion Lewis racked up 55 yards and a touchdown on 14 carries while also adding a kick return touchdown Sunday in the Patriots’ Week 10 win over the Broncos.

It was an eventful evening for the sixth-year back. Lewis scored his first touchdown of the night on a 103-yard kickoff return, then found the end zone again with an eight-yard scamper in the third quarter. He was checked for a concussion after taking a helmet-to-helmet hit late in the first quarter but only missed a handful of snaps. Lewis has emerged as the leader of New England’s backfield committee in recent weeks, logging at least 10 carries in each of his last four games. He’ll be an RB3/flex consideration against the Raiders in Week 11.
Mon, Nov 13, 2017 12:26:00 AM

The Ringer's Mike Lombardi reports the Patriots will not trade Dion Lewis.

Lewis has been the subject of constant trade chatter, but Lombardi says a deal "won't happen." Lombardi, of course, is a longtime Bill Belichick confidante. The Boston Globe's Ben Volin chimed in, saying teams interested in trading for one of the Patriots' running backs would have a better shot to acquire Mike Gillislee than Lewis, who has emerged as the team's lead interior runner.
Mon, Oct 30, 2017 03:35:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Tom Brady
2Brian Hoyer
RB1Dion Lewis
2Rex Burkhead
3James White
4Mike Gillislee
5Brandon Bolden
GLB1Dion Lewis
2Rex Burkhead
3RB1Rex Burkhead
2James White
FB1James Develin
WR11Brandin Cooks
2Danny Amendola
3Matthew Slater
WR21Chris Hogan
2Phillip Dorsett
3Malcolm Mitchell
WR31Danny Amendola
TE1Rob Gronkowski
2Dwayne Allen
3Jacob Hollister
LT1Nate Solder
2LaAdrian Waddle
LG1Joe Thuney
2Cole Croston
C1David Andrews
RG1Shaq Mason
2Ted Karras
RT1Cameron Fleming
K1Stephen Gostkowski