Marcedes Lewis will likely serve as quality depth for the Packers. He's never really been a reliable Fantasy option before and chances are he won't be one now. Keep him off rosters.
The Packers re-signed Lewis on Wednesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Lewis joined the Packers in the midst of the offseason program last May and proceeded to play a bit role in the offense. The majority of his 11.9 snaps per game were spent as a blocker, with minimal impact (three catches for 39 yards on four targets) as a pass catcher. The Packers could still address their tight-end ranks through the draft and/or free agency, but Lewis tentatively slots back in as the No. 2 option behind Jimmy Graham.
Lewis did not catch a pass in the Packers' Week 17 loss to the Lions and finished the season with three receptions for 39 yards over 16 games. Lewis scored the second-most touchdowns of his career when he found paydirt five times in 2017, but he did almost nothing in his first season with the Packers. A return to Green Bay in 2019 should not be ruled out for the veteran, but given his 2018 role and a new coaching staff on the way, it seems unlikely.
Lewis played 11 snaps on offense in Sunday's loss to the Bears and was not targeted. The 11 snaps were the second most among Packers tight ends, but that did not lead to any passes thrown his direction. Lewis still sits with just three receptions for 39 yards over 14 games this season.
Lewis played 16 snaps on offense in Sunday's victory over the Falcons and was not targeted. Lewis played twice as many snaps as he did in Week 14, but he failed to catch a pass for the third time in four weeks, and was not targeted for the ninth time in 13 games this season.
Lewis played eight snaps in Sunday's loss to the Cardinals and was not targeted. Lewis set a season high with 23 snaps Week 12, but he was back picking up the scraps just one week later, and for the ninth time in 12 games this season, did not tally a reception.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|8||10/28||@Kansas City Chiefs||31||9.56|
|9||11/03||@Los Angeles Chargers||10||5.67|
|12||11/24||@San Francisco 49ers||4||4.75|
|13||12/01||@New York Giants||19||7.38|
Red Zone Trends
|3 Year Avg||28||16||175||2||9||10.94||29|