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Tagged: Dion Lewis (25 Results)

Around the NFL: Veteran RB backups

A pair of veteran running backs have landed with new teams in recent days – Dion Lewis to the Giants, Peyton Barber to Washington. Expectations should be low for both.  more »

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Mar
16

Titans release veteran RB Lewis

The Tennessee Titans released veteran running back Dion Lewis last week, saving the team about $4 million in the process. Lewis never lived up to expectations in Tennessee, averaging only 3.5 yards per carry during his two seasons with the Titans.

Source: Tennessean

Factoid: Late bloomers

Earlier in the week we were kicking around the idea of whether the plug can safely be pulled on a running back if he doesn’t do much early in his career. Can we reasonably give up on a back (specifically Kenneth Dixon) if he hasn’t had a good season in his first three years?   more »

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Factoid: Derrick Henry

At this point, I’m spending the vast majority of my time on preliminary work for the 2019 season – that’s my focus, rather than the Super Bowl. And as I pick through the stats for the Titans, I notice that they have been slow to embrace Derrick Henry.  more »

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Jul
11

Former teammate expects big things from Tennessee RB Henry

Former Tennessee running back DeMarco Murray thinks that DERRICK HENRY is ready to step up and be “the guy” in the Titans backfield in 2018. Murray and Henry shared the backfieldMore last season but Murray believes that Henry is ready to be the every-down back. Despite Murray’s beliefs, the Titans added free agent running back DION LEWIS in the offseason and he is likely to have a big role in the backfield along with Henry. Less

Source: Team Blog

Around the NFL: Tennessee backs

What do we make of Derrick Henry and Dion Lewis? According to the ADP site “Fantasy Football Calculator”, Henry is currently being picked at 3.02 (in 12-team leagues), while Lewis is down at 6.02. But offensive coordinator Matt LaFleur earlier in the offseason said he considers them “1A and 1B”.   more »

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Around the NFL: Tennessee's re-worked backfield

One of the more interesting backfields, I think, is in Tennessee. They’ve got Derrick Henry and Dion Lewis, and which one of those backs will finish with better numbers?   more »

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Jun
7

Henry, Lewis both starters in Titans backfield

Tennessee offensive coordinator Matt LaFleur says that he sees running backs DERRICK HENRY and DION LEWIS as options 1A and 1B in the Titans backfield. Henry appears likely to serve onMore early downs and in short-yardage situations while Lewis is seen as more of a receiving threat out of the backfield. While not as clear as fantasy owners would prefer, at least the Titans appear to be committing to the running game for 2018. Less

Source: Tennessean

Andy Richardson: Dion Lewis

In a couple of experts drafts I've either run or participated in lately, the Dion Lewis-Derrick Henry question has been a tough one. In one I selected Lewis half a round after Henry. In the other, Lewis was drafted a round later, to the same owner. Some debate later as to which was the better pick.   more »

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Factoid: Dion Lewis / receiving

I like the Dion Lewis signing. He’s a good back, and they got him at a nice price -- $20 million for four years, with $11.5 million guaranteed.  more »

Around the NFL: Titans backfield

It was all so exciting for Derrick Henry. The Titans released DeMarco Murray, suggesting the former second-round pick, in his third season, was poised for a featured-back role. Those good vibes lasted for about a week. And then the team signed Dion Lewis to a four-year, $20 million contract. So now what?   more »

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Mar
15

RB Burkhead re-signs with Patriots

The New England Patriots retained running back REX BURKHEAD, who signed a three-year contract to remain with the team. With DION LEWIS leaving via free-agency, Burkhead has a chance for aMore significant fantasy role in 2018. JAMES WHITE, MIKE GILLISLEE and BRANDON BOLDEN also remain under contract but Burkhead seems to be a notch above those guys. Less

Source: Boston Herald

Mar
8

RB Lewis a long-shot to remain with Patriots

New England running back DION LEWIS is expected to be a long-shot to return to the Patriots for the 2018 season. After a career-year, the 27-year-old running back appears set to land a nice free-agent deal as one of the most sought-after backfield options available.

Source: CBS Sports

Jan
12

Patriots’ backfield to take off vs. Titans?

The Tennessee Titans struggle against pass-catching running backs, which could mean trouble against the New England trio of DION LEWIS, REX BURKHEAD, and JAMES WHITE. White has been dealing with anMore ankle injury but insists he is ready to go. Burkhead is less certain due to a knee injury but if he’s able to play he could present another challenge. Lewis will be in the mix as well, likely leading the way. Less

Source: Boston Herald

Dec
30

Gillislee, Burkhead out vs. Jets

New England running backs MIKE GILLISLEE and REX BURKHEAD have both been ruled out for Sunday’s game against the New York Jets. With fellow running back JAMES WHITE questionable, the only sure bets against the Jets will be DION LEWIS and BRANDON BOLDEN. Fantasy owners take note.

Source: USA Today

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