- Height / Weight
- 5'7" / 193 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- September 27, 1990 (28)
- 7th Season
- 2011 / Rd. 5 / Pk. 149 (PHI)
Tennessee Titans running back Dion Lewis picked up 57 yards on 20 carries and hauled in two receptions for 11 yards during a blowout win over the New England Patriots in Week 10. Lewis heavily out-snapped Derrick Henry in this one, but the latter managed to finesse two touchdowns. Lewis is clearly the preferred option out of the backfield in the Titans' offense. He has a matchup against a porous Indianapolis Colts run defense in Week 11 which makes him a solid RB2 fantasy play.
Tennessee Titans running back Dion Lewis has continuously separated himself from bruiser Derrick Henry this season. Against the New England Patriots in Week 10, he represents a decent RB2 play with his ability to catch the ball out of the backfield. He also has far better big-play ability than Henry does. He led the team in rushing and receiving yards last week, and that may be true again this week. The Patriots' defensive weakness is against speedy running backs, and, while they may have plenty of tape on Lewis from his time in New England, he will get more than enough touches to give himself value this week. He can be played with confidence this week.
Tennessee Titans running back Dion Lewis had another great game in Week 9 against the Dallas Cowboys. Lewis rushed 19 times for 62 yards and caught an additional four passes for 60 yards and a score. Lewis saw 23 total touches, his season high, as opposed to only eight touches for Derrick Henry. This timeshare backfield has flipped strongly in favor of Lewis, and with the offense reaping the benefits, don't expect that to change going forward. Lewis is settling in as a high-end RB2 in PPR formats going forward.