Lewis was targeted once but did not make a reception in Sunday's victory over the Vikings.
Packers tight ends were nearly invisible Week 2, as Lewis was the only one to even see a pass in his direction. Despite that, Lewis remains in a reserve role behind Jimmy Graham, who played 54 snaps Sunday, compared to Lewis' 31 and Robert Tonyan's 22.
Lewis had two receptions for 14 yards in Thursday's victory over the Bears.
Lewis had just three catches over 16 games and played just under 18 percent of the snaps in his first season with the Packers a year ago, but he nearly matched that reception total in Week 1 alone and was on the field for 34 of the Packers' 64 offensive plays -- good for 53 percent. Lewis' fantasy impact figures to remain minimal with him sharing backup tight end duties behind Jimmy Graham with Robert Tonyan, but it's looking like he will be more involved than he was in 2018.
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.
Lewis started at tight end in Sunday's 24-17 loss to the Vikings and caught one pass for four yards.
Lewis started and led all Packers tight ends in snaps with Jimmy Graham limited by a broken thumb, but the extra opportunities did nothing for his fantasy output. The 34-year-old should continue to benefit from an expanded role until Graham gets back to 100 percent -- which isn't a lock with just five games to go. Even so, with just three receptions for 39 yards on the season, it's going to take quite a leap of faith to include Lewis in fantasy lineups.
Lewis played 10 snaps in Thursday's 27-24 loss to the Seahawks but didn't draw any targets.
Lewis caught a pass in both of the previous two games but was shut out in the box score in Week 11. While the 34-year-old has worked as the Packers' third tight end all season, his role could grow if the thumb injury that fellow tight end Jimmy Graham suffered Thursday forces an absence. Lance Kendricks would be first in line to replace Graham in the starting lineup in such a scenario, while Lewis would likely serve as Kendricks' top understudy.
Lewis caught one pass for 30 yards in Sunday's victory over the Dolphins.
Lewis notched his first big play of the season Week 10, but he still finished third among Packers tight ends with 10 offensive snaps. He's averaging 12 such snaps per game this season and continues to be relied upon mainly for his blocking prowess.
Lewis caught one pass for five yards in Sunday's loss to the Patriots.
Lewis caught his first pass of the season Sunday, but he also tied a season-low with just seven offensive snaps. He has been a depth player for the Packers all season and simply isn't seeing the field enough to help fantasy players.
Lewis played a season-high 22 snaps in Monday's victory over the 49ers but was not targeted.
Lewis has operated as the Packers' third tight end all season and has been targeted just once through six games. As such, he remains off the fantasy radar for the time being.
Lewis played 14 snaps in Sunday's tie with the Vikings but did not catch a pass.
Lewis worked as the Packers' third tight end in their season opener, and he was back in that role in Week 2, as backup tight end Lance Kendricks totaled 27 snaps and top tight end Jimmy Graham was on the field for 58 plays.
Lewis did not catch a pass in Sunday's victory over the Bears.
It was assumed that Lewis would complement top tight end Jimmy Graham, but that was not the case in the opener, as Lewis was on the field for just seven plays while fellow reserve tight end Lance Kendricks received 19 snaps. For now, consider Lewis depth for the Packers, and a long shot to put up useful numbers in fantasy games.
Lewis caught one pass for 23 yards in Thursday's preseason game.
Lewis did not record any statistics in the Packers' preseason opener, but he was able to haul in his lone target Thursday and notch his first reception since signing with Green Bay. Lewis had his most productive season since 2013 a year ago, but it will be tough for him to match that production while serving as a backup behind top tight end Jimmy Graham.
Lewis signed a contract with the Packers on Thursday, Tom Pelissero of NFL.com reports.
Lewis played for the Jaguars over the last 12 seasons, consistently showing value as block-first tight end. With Jimmy Graham and Lance Kendricks on the roster as well, Lewis likely doesn't have a high ceiling as far as fantasy value goes. He did catch five touchdowns with Jacksonville in 2017 however, and he may get a few red zone targets if he's able to stick around in Green Bay.
Lewis is expected to visit with the Packers this week, Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
Lewis hasn't caught more than 25 passes in any of his last five seasons, but he did snag five touchdowns for a Blake Bortles-led offense in 2017. Regardless, Green Bay is presumably looking to bring him in as more of a blocking-oriented tight end than a receiving threat, especially with the team having already inked Jimmy Graham earlier this offseason. The 34-year-old Lewis isn't known to have generated much interest from other teams since being cut by the Jaguars in March.
Lewis was released by the Jaguars on Tuesday.
The Jaguars previously exercised their $3.5 million contract option for Lewis in 2018, which set the stage for the 2006 first-rounder to return for a 13th campaign with Jacksonville. However, the team changed course following the subsequent free agent additions of fellow tight ends Austin Seferian-Jenkins and Niles Paul. Lewis caught 24 passes for 318 yards and five touchdowns this past season, but at this stage of his career, the 33-year-old's blocking and pass protection are his primary calling cards.
The Jaguars exercised Lewis' $3.5 million team option for 2018 on Tuesday, Ryan O'Halloran of The Florida Times-Union reports.
While Lewis' salary isn't guaranteed for 2018, the transaction more or less indicates the Jaguars plan on bringing the tight end back for a 13th season. Lewis has long been a tertiary member of the Jaguars' passing attack, but his marks of 318 yards and five touchdowns last season were his best since 2013, though the production was mostly inflated by an outlier 62-yard, three-score performance in Week 3. Since Lewis is set to turn 34 years old in May, it wouldn't be a surprise if the Jaguars made adding a developmental tight end a priority during the early rounds of the draft in April.
Lewis (ankle) practiced fully Thursday.
Lewis, who caught all three of his targets for 17 yards in last weekend's playoff win over the Bills, will be a go Sunday against the Steelers. From a fantasy standpoint, Lewis is pretty touchdown-dependent, given that he topped 50 receiving yards just once over the course of the regular season. The tight end did log five TDs in 16 games, but that mark was boosted by an outlier three-TD output on Sept. 24.
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