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Dion Lewis | Running Back | #33

Team: Tennessee Titans
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 14 times for 42 yards and hauled in his only target for one yard in the Titans' Week 2 win over the Texans.
It was a game best-suited for Tennessee to lean on teammate Derrick Henry, which is exactly what the club did. Henry out-touched Lewis 18-15, with all of the former's touches coming via carries. Unfortunately for owners of this backfield, performances like this are bound to occur throughout the year depending on game script. Lewis remains the more coveted of the duo considering his usage in the Titans' passing game. Sep 16 - 7:31 PM

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Dion Lewis rushed 16 times for 75 yards and a touchdown and caught 5-of-8 targets for 35 yards in the Titans' Week 1 loss to Miami.

The Titans opened the game trying to "establish" Derrick Henry -- Henry handled the first eight touches in Tennessee's backfield -- but Lewis eventually took over as the team's clearly-superior option. Lewis' all-purpose game gives the Titans' offense more diversity than one-dimensional Henry brings to the table. Elevate Lewis to a borderline RB2 when the Titans host the Texans next.
Sep 9 - 9:02 PM

Dion Lewis rushed three times for 11 yards and caught 3-of-3 targets for 20 yards in the Titans' third preseason game.

He was the Titans' leading receiver with Marcus Mariota in the game. Lewis offers minimal touchdown upside behind Derrick Henry, but he should be an every-week factor in PPR leagues and could flirt with RB1 value should Henry miss time.
Aug 25 - 5:59 PM

Dion Lewis expects to share carries with Derrick Henry.

"I think they’re going to use both of us. Derrick’s a great back, so I think we can form a good one-two punch." This falls in line with what's expected. Henry has workhorse traits but Lewis looks likely to cut into his pass-down snaps. Despite coaching staff changes and the release of DeMarco Murray, the Titans should remain a two-back offense.
Apr 13 - 7:34 PM

Titans agreed to terms with RB Dion Lewis, formerly of the Patriots, on a four-year contract.

The Derrick Henry bellcow status lasted for all of five days. The Titans released DeMarco Murray last Thursday and add the more talented Lewis to pair with Henry in what will likely be a backfield tough to figure out at times in 2018. Lewis is by no means just a pass-down back, as he proved late last season when he carried the Patriots' offense on his back. He can bang it between the tackles in addition to excelling in the pass game. Lewis is the latest in a long line of former ex-Patriots to head to Nashville. This will be a backfield to watch closely in the coming months.
Mar 13 - 9:20 PM

Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk on NBC Sports reports free agent Dion Lewis is drawing interest from eight teams.

Those teams include the 49ers, Colts, Dolphins, Giants, Jets, Patriots, Texans and Titans. With Le'Veon Bell locked into the franchise tag, Lewis should be the top back available in this year's free agent class. Early projections suggest Lewis could land a three-year deal in the neighborhood of $18 million.
Mar 13 - 1:49 PM

NBC Boston's Michael Giardi reports the Colts are "in" on free agent Dion Lewis.

CBS' Jason La Canfora previously reported the Colts would be "in play" for the Swiss-army back. The Colts need to completely revamp their backfield, and Lewis would be a great start.
Mar 12 - 1:31 PM

CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reports the Jets, Titans, and Colts are "in play" for free agent Dion Lewis.

La Canfora adds the Patriots are "going to fight to keep" Lewis, but he's fully expected to price himself out of the Patriots' comfort zone. The 49ers could also get involved as they attempt to look for a different back to upgrade on free agent Carlos Hyde. Lewis could command $6 million per year.
Source: CBS Sports
Mar 11 - 5:07 PM

NBC Sports Boston's Mike Giardi reports the Patriots are a "long shot" to re-sign free agent Dion Lewis.

According to Giardi's sources, Lewis "remains disappointed" by his usage early last season and again in the Super Bowl against the Eagles. It's hard to blame him after he legitimately carried the offense the final month of the season. Either way, the Patriots likely don't have the cap space and desire to create it in order to re-sign Lewis. At 27, he's looking for a big pay day.
Mar 7 - 9:37 AM

Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald reports the Patriots are interested in re-signing free agent Dion Lewis.

The problem is that Lewis is also drawing interest from just about every team in the league. Considered the top running back on the market (the Steelers are fully expected to franchise tag Le'Veon Bell), Lewis is projected for a deal in the three-year, $18 million range. As good as he was during his three years in New England, that's probably out of the Patriots' price range. In the likely event that Lewis signs elsewhere, C.J. Anderson could be a fallback option for the Pats.
Mar 2 - 3:40 PM

Profootballtalk reports as many as 6-7 teams are expected to pursue free agent Dion Lewis.

You get a lot of these kinds of reports this time of year, but this one is actually believable. Per Mike Florio, "potentially interested teams" are the Jets, Texans, 49ers, Raiders and Colts. Lewis is a hot commodity because he's an elite change-of-pace option who can bang between the tackles if necessary. That's what he did for the Patriots in 2017. Lewis was quite a find for the Pats, but he will likely get too expensive for their liking on the open market.
Mar 1 - 10:39 PM

Speaking on The Adam Schefter Podcast, impending free agent Dion Lewis said he wants to "make sure that I'm valued."

When asked about re-signing with the Patriots, Lewis said, "We'll see," before waffling for a couple minutes. "I hope it can work out," Lewis added. "But at the same time, I'm not putting all of my eggs in one basket. I know how the team likes to handle their business, and as a running back, you've got to make the most of your opportunity." It certainly sounds like Lewis is, rightfully, looking to get paid, and New England's history with running backs suggests that contract is not going to come from the Patriots. Assuming Le'Veon Bell does not hit the open market, Lewis will be the best running back available.
Feb 27 - 9:08 AM

The Boston Globe considers the Lions a potential landing spot for free agent Dion Lewis.

Lewis is coming off career highs in 2017 but the Patriots are expected to let him test the open market. Detroit is an obvious fit given their New England connections and need for a running back, though Lewis has never had more than a committee role. Lewis is reportedly targeting $5-plus million annually.
Feb 14 - 4:25 PM

Boston Herald's Jeff Howe reports the "early vibe" is Dion Lewis won't be on the Patriots in 2018.

Lewis is reportedly looking for a deal somewhere in the range of $15-18 million over the course of three years with $10 million guaranteed. The Patriots seem to draw the line for paying running backs at around $3 million annually, making Lewis an unlikely candidate to return. With Le'Veon Bell expected to remain with the Steelers, Lewis may be the best running back available in free-agency.
Feb 10 - 1:34 PM

Dion Lewis played 21-of-76 offensive snaps in the Patriots' Super Bowl LII loss to the Eagles.

James White led the backfield with 45 snaps while Rex Burkhead was limited to just nine. New England spent almost the entire game playing from behind, attempting 49 passes compared to just 22 runs. Lewis actually logged the same number of touches as White (nine) despite seeing fewer snaps. Game flow was his undoing Sunday, but it shouldn't take away from what was a brilliant season for Lewis, who finished third in the league in yards per carry (5.0) while scoring a career-high nine touchdowns.
Feb 5 - 8:19 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Marcus Mariota
2Blaine Gabbert
RB1Dion Lewis
2Derrick Henry
3David Fluellen
4Dalyn Dawkins
GLB1Derrick Henry
2Dion Lewis
3RB1Dion Lewis
2Derrick Henry
WR11Corey Davis
2Tajae Sharpe
3Nick Williams
WR21Rishard Matthews
2Taywan Taylor
3Darius Jennings
WR31Taywan Taylor
TE1Delanie Walker
2Jonnu Smith
3Luke Stocker
4MyCole Pruitt
LT1Taylor Lewan
2Tyler Marz
LG1Quinton Spain
2Aaron Stinnie
C1Ben Jones
2Corey Levin
RG1Josh Kline
2Kevin Pamphile
3David Quessenberry
RT1Jack Conklin
2Dennis Kelly
K1Ryan Succop