With wide receiver Cecil Shorts going on IR in the days leading up to the game, the
His matchup Week 16 against Tennessee should only further his cause. The Titans rank a discouraging 10th against the pass, allowing 225.9 yards per game, but tight ends are responsible for most of the damage against them. The Titans have allowed the 13th-most Fantasy points at the position.
Judging by the matchup data, the Jaguars will most likely lean on their running game in this one, but on those occasions when they have to pass, Lewis is the most logical target. He's about all they have left.
As a result, Jamey Eisenberg and Nathan Zegura both kind of like him this week, ranking him among their top 12 tight ends. You wouldn't bench a reliable option for him, of course, but if you're hurting at the position, he's worth a look.
Lewis caught four passes for 54 yards, leading the club. He was a constant target of quarterback Chad Henne. Lewis' seven targets were second on the team. Lewis also managed to score on a 13 yard pass in the fourth quarter. It's the third straight game in which Lewis has scored a touchdown. He'll look to extend his streak Week 16 against the Titans.
Buffalo has done a solid job defending opposing tight ends, limiting them to 6.23 Fantasy points per game. Through 13 games, the team has given up seven touchdowns to tight ends. While they are somewhat susceptible in the red zone, Buffalo locks down tight ends everywhere else. The team allows just 36.46 receiving yards per game to tight ends, the lowest figure in the league.
Lewis has come on a bit lately, scoring two touchdowns in the last two games. Lewis missed five games early in the season with a calf injury, which may be the reason for his early struggles. He's still not a big part of the passing game, with a season-high of three catches in a game, but he's been the top target at the goal line lately. Given the matchup, it's tough to trust Lewis to score for the third game in a row.
Lewis hauled in just two of the four passes thrown his way, but was able to score on the first one, from 1 yard out. He added a 41-yard reception later in the game, his longest since 2011, to give him a season-high 42 yards on the game.
Lewis has 14 catches for 185 yards and two scores on the season heading into Week 15 against the Bills.
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