Lewis was targeted once and caught the pass for 19 yards in Sunday's 38-3 loss to the Saints. Lewis was credited with a start Sunday, but he wound up spending only 15 plays on the field and drawing no more than the lone target. He caught just 10 passes last season and 28 over the last three, so it's unlikely he'll make any sort of regular impact in fantasy leagues.
Lewis agreed Wednesday with the Packers on a two-year, $8 million contract, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Lewis will be returning for his 16th year in the NFL in 2021, and a fourth straight season in Green Bay. The veteran tight end's deal reportedly includes $4 million guaranteed, an indication of the value he provides to the Packers as a leader and reliable depth option. Though Lewis occasionally sees usage in the red zone (three touchdowns in 2020), his targets come too inconsistently to translate into real fantasy value.
Lewis caught 10 passes for 107 yards and three touchdowns over 15 regular-season games with the Packers in 2020. The veteran tight end was rewarded for his blocking-oriented role with three trips to the end zone, but he spent most of the campaign keeping defenders off his quarterback and fellow skill players. Lewis will turn 37 in May, but according to Andy Herman of the Pack-A-Day Podcast, he intends to keep playing and wants to do so for the Packers. If Green Bay elects to bring him back, Lewis would likely reprise a similar role to the one he filled in 2020.
Lewis (knee) does not carry an injury designation for Sunday's NFC Championship Game against the Buccaneers, Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. Lewis had his practice reps customarily managed this week, but his availability was never truly in question. He's set to handle his usual blocking role behind top tight end Robert Tonyan.
Lewis (knee) didn't practice Thursday, Olivia Reiner of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. Lewis continues to have his practice reps capped due to a knee injury that's lingered all season. The veteran tight end still looks to be on track for Sunday's NFC Championship Game against the Buccaneers, and Friday's final injury report of the week will reveal how the Packers have evaluated his status.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|3||09/26||@San Francisco 49ers||30||17.00|
|7||10/24||Washington Football Team||16||5.00|
|9||11/07||@Kansas City Chiefs||26||12.00|
|12||11/28||Los Angeles Rams||17||5.00|
Red Zone Trends
|3 Year Avg||13||9||101||1||5||11.22||16|