With Sterling Shepard missing the game due to an illness, Lewis, Shane Vereen, Tavarres King and Travis Rudolph each had three catches in a low-scoring, low-output passing game. Lewis and King should be the team's co-No. 2's when Shepard returns.
Lewis caught one of his six targets for 12 yards Sunday against the Seahawks.
So much for the "Roger Lewis era." It was unfortunate timing that Lewis became the team's No. 1 wideout with the Broncos and Seahawks on the schedule, and with Sterling Shepard returning, Evan Engram having a massive role and the Giants being a weak passing offense, we wouldn't expect Lewis to be a significant factor going forward.
Lewis caught one of two passes for 15 yards during Sunday's 23-10 loss in Denver.
Lewis was in line for more work as the team's ostensible No. 1 receiver, but the Broncos have excellent cover corners, the Giants were ahead all game and it's always hard to count on unproven wideouts to step into large roles. Still, until Sterling Shepard returns from an ankle injury, Lewis is still the team's top wideout, even though it's clear TE Evan Engram is Eli Manning's top target.
Lewis could be in for a large role with long-term injuries sidelining Odell Beckham and Dwayne Harris, and short-to-medium term ones afflicting Brandon Marshall and Sterling Shepard.
Lewis, who has average size and decent speed, has made a few plays this season, and it's likely he'll be Eli Manning's top wideout unless Shepard and Marshall make unexpectedly fast returns. Lewis was an undrafted free agent, so there's not much pedigree, and keep in mind the Giants offense was hardly a juggernaut even with its top receivers healthy, but opportunity counts for something.
|13||12/3/17||@ OAK||4:25 pm|
|16||12/24/17||@ ARI||4:25 pm|
|2016||New York Giants||13||1||7||97||13.9||30||2||2||0||4|
|2017||New York Giants||10||4||17||221||13.0||34||2||3||0||12|
|2016||New York Giants||13||5||5.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2017||New York Giants||10||4||4.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
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|2016||New York Giants||13||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0|
|2017||New York Giants||10||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|