Lewis had one reception for four yards in Sunday's victory over the Lions. Lewis started for the second time in as many weeks, and although he made more of an impact than he did Week 1 he still barely registered in the box score. He's played 43 percent of the snaps through two weeks and should continue filling a regular role, but with just one target thus far the veteran isn't active enough in the passing game to draw interest from fantasy players.
Lewis was credited with the start in Sunday's victory over the Vikings but was not targeted in the game. Lewis sits atop his position on the Packers' depth chart, but he finished second to Robert Tonyan in snaps played and was limited to blocking duty in the season opener. The veteran should continue drawing starts but presumably will remain a complementary player in the offense.
Lewis is listed as the starting tight end on the unofficial depth chart released by the Packers on Monday night. The Packers have four tight ends who could see the field, but the veteran Lewis gets the honor of opening the 2020 campaign atop the depth chart. Lewis was credited with 11 starts a year ago but caught only 15 passes, so don't assume his standing means he will play a fantasy-friendly role. He does figure to see plenty of snaps, though, given his run-blocking prowess.
Lewis agreed to a one-year, $2.25 million contract with the Packers on Wednesday, Field Yates of ESPN reports. Lewis was on the open market for a few hours, but he's decided to stick with the Packers for a third straight year. The 35-year-old tight end finished 2019 with 15 receptions for 156 yards and a touchdown. With Jimmy Graham having left for Chicago, Lewis temporarily sits atop the depth chart at tight end, but it would be surprising if he led the position group in snaps in 2020. He'll likely face competition from Jace Sternberger and Robert Tonyan throughout the offseason program and training camp, and the Packers will likely address the position with another free-agent pickup or draft selection.
Lewis, who caught 15 passes for 156 yards and a touchdown over 16 regular-season games in 2019, relayed that he wants to continue playing and would like to stick in Green Bay, Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. Lewis hauled in two passes for 14 yards in the NFC Championship Game loss to the 49ers as well. He's set to be an unrestricted free agent in March, and he'll turn 36 years old in May. The veteran tight end said he felt like he found his groove in head coach Matt LaFleur's offense. While Lewis won't have a big pass-catching role at this age, the Packers could benefit from re-signing him if they decide to cut Jimmy Graham, which would save nearly $9 million against the cap.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|3||09/27||@New Orleans Saints||30||15.00|
|6||10/18||@Tampa Bay Buccaneers||9||4.00|
|9||11/05||@San Francisco 49ers||2||1.00|
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|3 Year Avg||24||14||171||2||9||12.21||29|