Lewis was on the field for 14 of the Patriots' 76 snaps on offense in Sunday's 36-20 win over the Saints, ESPN's Mike Reiss reports. In doing so, the running back carried four times for 14 yards and caught his only target for 11 yards.
Lewis is a nice depth option for the Patriots at this stage, but his fantasy value is modest for now. Through the Patriots' first two games, James White (30 snaps) has been the better producer in PPR formats, while Mike Gillislee (30 snaps) has made his mark in TD-heavy leagues.
Lewis was on the field for six of the Patriots' 81 snaps on offense in Thursday's 42-27 loss to the Chiefs, per ESPN's Mike Reiss. In the process, he carried two times for nine yards and ran back three kickoffs for 49 yards.
Meanwhile, James White recorded 43 snaps and 10 carries for 38 yards, while Mike Gillislee was on the field for 24 snaps -- logging a team-high 15 carries for 45 yards and and three TDs -- with Rex Burkhead drawing 10 snaps and three carries. For now, it looks like Lewis slots in as a complementary cog in the New England attack, as White appears to be the team's preferred option in the passing game, while Gillislee profiles as the Patriots' top power back. Given the team's game-plan/game-flow dependent approach, there could be weeks in which Lewis sees more touches, but until we actually see that happen, he'll be a fantasy roll of the dice.
Lewis rushed seven times for 34 yards and brought in one of two targets for nine yards in Saturday's 27-23 preseason loss to the Texans.
Lewis looked sharp on the ground for a second straight week after having compiled 32 yards on seven rushes in the opener. The versatile back saw a lot less attention than last week in the passing game, however, but certainly appears to be at full health and ready to resume his multi-faceted role in the team's offense this season. However, given the presence of James White, plus offseason acquisitions of Mike Gillislee and Rex Burkhead, it remains to be seen to what extent his touches will be affected. Lewis will look to potentially put in his final prep for the regular season in next Friday's contest against the Lions.
Lewis (hamstring) rushed seven times for 32 yards and hauled in 4-of-5 targets for 23 more in Thursday's preseason opener against the Jaguars.
Lewis looks to be over the hamstring injury he suffered in the Super Bowl, as coach Bill Belichick had no reason to trot the running back out for this exhibition if he was anything less than 100 percent healthy. The pass-catching specialist averaged a respectable 4.6 yards per carry in this one while serving as a check-down option out of the backfield for quarterback jimmy Garoppolo.
Lewis, who is yet further removed from the torn ACL he suffered back in November of 2015, has also put the hamstring injury he suffered in Super Bowl LI in the rear-view mirror. While the elusive Lewis will carry a degree of PPR value this coming season, the presence of fellow pass-catching back James White, who earned a contract extension this offseason, caps Lewis' fantasy reliability in scenarios where both backs are healthy. Moreover, there are additional options in the Patriots' crowded backfield, namely Mike Gillislee, a candidate for early-down duties, as well as the versatile Rex Burkhead.
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|6||10/15/17||@ NYJ||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 9|
|10||11/12/17||@ DEN||8:30 pm|
|11||11/19/17||@ OAK||4:25 pm|
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|2015||New England Patriots||7||6||49||234||4.8||13||2||0||15|
|2016||New England Patriots||7||5||64||283||4.4||15||0||0||14|
|2017||New England Patriots||2||0||6||23||3.8||13||0||0||1|
|2015||New England Patriots||7||6||36||388||10.8||40||2||1||1||16|
|2016||New England Patriots||7||5||17||94||5.5||16||0||0||0||4|
|2017||New England Patriots||2||0||1||11||11.0||11||0||0||0||1|
|2015||New England Patriots||7||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2016||New England Patriots||7||2||35||17.5||23||0||0|
|2017||New England Patriots||2||3||49||16.3||26||0||0|
|2015||New England Patriots||7||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2016||New England Patriots||7||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2017||New England Patriots||2||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
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