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RB TEN

College: Pittsburgh | 8 years
Height: 5'8" | Weight: 195 lbs
Birth Date: 9/27/1990
Depth Chart: RB1.2
2019 Bye Week: 11

Total Pts: 0
Avg Pts: 0.00
Rank: 0 RB

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2019 RTSports Outlook

Lewis had a decent first season for the Titans, getting consistent work as a rusher and pass catcher. He was more of a third-down back late in the year with Derrick Henry finally emerging for the Titans offense. Lewis had double-digit carries eight times, but just once the last seven games. He did have a career high 59 receptions, having at least three receptions 11 of 16 games. Lewis had 917 total yards and two scores for the season. He should play a similar role this year, splitting work at running back but getting more chances in the passing game. Lewis is a small back with good moves and plus hands. He makes plays in space and can be an asset in the passing game. Lewis also doesn't do too badly between the tackles despite not being the biggest back.

FANTASY OUTLOOK: Lewis was 27th overall in fantasy running back scoring last year, mainly because of a lack of scores (just two touchdowns). If he can improve his touchdown totals just a little, he can be a top-20 fantasy back. Henry will carry the load at running back, but Lewis will get a lot of receptions and decent total yardage numbers. Look for around 1,000 total yards, 60 receptions and five or so touchdowns.

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RotoBaller's Outlook

Last December, the Tennessee Titans took on the Jacksonville Jaguars on Thursday Night Football. Lewis entered the game as the Titans starter, playing 63% of the teams offensive snaps and rushing for an embarrassing 13 yards on 10 carries. To make matters worse, his backup, Derrick Henry, ran 17 times for 238 yards and four touchdowns despite only being on the field for 40% of Tennessees offensive snaps. Why are we bringing this up? Because this is what it took for the Titans to finally make Henry the bell-cow, rather than backing up a running back in the midst of one of the worst years of his career. Dion Lewis has no business doing anything other than catching passes and occasionally spelling Henry from time to time, but we simply cannot underestimate the Titans obsession with not giving Derrick Henry the ball. Henry is bigger, better, and younger, but the presence of Lewis will forever complicate things. If you dont trust Tennessees coaching staff to make smart decisions, Lewis might be worth taking a late-round flier on. Theres a chance that this backfield remains a time-share, even if it shouldnt. If nothing else, Lewis will likely remain the teams primary pass-catcher out of the backfield.

This article first appeared on RotoBaller.com.

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Oct 11 10:50pm ET

Tennessee Titans running back Dion Lewis has gotten off to a disappointing start to the 2019 season, touching the ball a total of 26 times for just 97 yards through five games. Lewis has been severely outplayed by fellow running back Derrick Henry, who has carried his late-season run in 2018 over to this season as the centerpiece of the offense. Lewis should be considered droppable in all non-dynasty formats as he is a low usage piece in an underwhelming offense.

From RotoBaller

Oct 7 3:40am ET

Tennessee Titans running back Dion Lewis had two carries for 11 yards to go along with two receptions for 19 yards during the 14-7 loss to Buffalo on Sunday. With the Bills Defense recording five sacks, while pressing quarterback Marcus Mariota throughout the day, nobody outside of Derrick Henry got anything going in Week 5, to Lewis' credit. Nonetheless, he is long ways removed from his glory days and has virtually no fantasy value at the moment unless Henry is plagued with an injury at some point this season.

From RotoBaller

Sep 29 8:00pm ET

Tennessee Titans running back Dion Lewis was once again held in check, rushing four times for 16 yards and catching all four of his targets for four yards. Lewis continues to operate as the clear backup to Derrick Henry, who rushed the ball 27 times this week. Lewis is not deserving of a roster spot going forward due to his lack of volume and overall ineffectiveness this season.

From RotoBaller

Sep 27 6:10pm ET

Tennessee Titans running back Dion Lewis has seen just 14 touches for 47 yards through the first three games of the season. Despite playing more snaps than Derrick Henry in Week 3, Lewis is still not being utilized in a role valuable for fantasy production. Lewis has been more of a blocker than a receiving weapon, averaging only two targets per game in 2019. Lewis is droppable for higher upside fliers in season long formats.

From RotoBaller

Sep 20 9:20am ET

Tennessee Titans running back Dion Lewis had another miserable performance, with his latest installment coming in the loss to Jacksonville on Thursday. With the Jaguars Defense rocking Marcus Mariota's world by coming up with nine sacks on the night, the offense had issues getting anything going. Lewis was no exception as he ran for just 13 yards on three attempts to go along with one reception for seven yards. Usually a semi-reliable PPR performer, Lewis has done little to appease those who picked him up this season. He has little fantasy value unless Derrick Henry gets injured, which is unlikely given his track record of remaining healthy over the years.

From RotoBaller

Sep 19 11:43pm ET

Tennessee Titans RB Dion Lewis rushed three times for 13 yards and caught one pass for seven yards on one target Thursday, Sept. 19, against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 3.

Fantasy Spin: Lewis simply doesn't touch the ball frequently enough to matter in fantasy at this point. He is worthy of a roster spot for owners of Derrick Henry just in case of an injury to the big guy.

From TheHuddle

Sep 15 10:00pm ET

Tennessee Titans running back Dion Lewis does not seem to have much of a role on the team's 2019 offense thus far. Lewis rushed three times for nine yards and caught his lone target in their 19-17 loss to the Indianapolis Colts. Despite trailing in the fourth quarter, Lewis was still not utilized much by new offensive coordinator Arthur Smith. It appears that he is nothing more than the backup to Derrick Henry at this point, making him a drop candidate in all redraft formats.

From RotoBaller

Sep 13 12:30am ET

Tennessee Titans running back Dion Lewis saw only six total touches compared to 20 for Derrick Henry in Week 1, but Week 2 presents a very favorable matchup against the Indianapolis Colts. Lewis will be deployed primarily as a change-of-pace and receiving back for the Titans against the Colts, who just gave up 10 receptions for 100 yards and two touchdowns to Los Angeles Chargers running backs in Week 1. Expect the Titans to exploit this weakness in the Colts Defense with Lewis, who could be a sneaky low ownership play in PPR daily fantasy formats.

From RotoBaller

Sep 6 12:10am ET

Tennessee Titans running back Dion Lewis may get extended run in the Week 1 matchup with the Cleveland Browns. The Browns are expected to field one of the league's most explosive offenses in 2019, which could lead to a negative game script for the Titans offense. This scenario would almost certainly lead to more work for Lewis, who is the preferred pass-catching back on the team. Derrick Henry also missed nearly all of camp with a calf injury, so his usage may be scaled back to avoid aggravating his prior injury. All of these factors are setting up for a solid performance for Lewis in Week 1, although he is still no more than a low-end RB3 due to concerns about the overall productivity of the Titans offense.

From RotoBaller

Aug 26 10:23am ET

Tennessee Titans RB Dion Lewis was fined $28,075 for unnecessary roughness in the Aug. 17 game for lowering his helmet.

From TheHuddle

Aug 21 1:20pm ET

Tennessee Titans running back Dion Lewis has become an afterthought to many drafters in 2019 due to his lackluster finish to last season. The ineffectiveness of Lewis paired with Derrick Henry's late season breakout has dropped his ADP outside the top 50 running backs being drafted. With Henry (calf) missing most of training camp, Titans running backs coach Tony Dews has continued to praise the positional versatility of Lewis in the offense. Although Henry is expected to be the feature back to start the season, Lewis is too talented to be kept off the field. Expect the Titans to find creative ways to get Lewis involved in both the rushing and passing game, making him a good value pick in the late rounds.

From RotoBaller

Player Transactions
  • 14-Mar-2018: TEN - Signed, Unrestricted FA - Four-year contract (through 2021)
  • 14-Mar-2018: TEN - Signed - Four-year contract (through 2021)
  • 14-Mar-2018: NWE - Declared Free Agent
  • 12-Nov-2016: NWE - Activated from PUP
  • 30-Aug-2016: NWE - Placed on PUP
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Week 6@DEN51-100320030
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Week 8TAM
Week 9@CAR
Week 10KAN
Week 11bye
Week 12JAC
Week 13@IND
Week 14@OAK
Week 15HOU
Week 16NOR
Week 17@HOU