- Height / Weight
- 5'7" / 193 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- September 27, 1990 (27)
- 7th Season
- 2011 / Rd. 5 / Pk. 149 (PHI)
Free-agent running back Dion Lewis is set to sign a four-year deal with the Tennessee Titans, sources tell Adam Schefter of ESPN. The terms of the deal are unknown -- Ian Rapoport of NFL Network says that Lewis will get "top-10 RB" money -- but this is the second Patriot that new head coach (and ex-Patriot) Mike Vrabel has recruited Tuesday, after signing cornerback Malcolm Butler to a five-year deal. Lewis and Derrick Henry will be the two-headed backfield in Tennessee after DeMarco Murray was cut by the Titans, and the 27-year-old Lewis will give the Titans a championship edge. The fifth-year veteran had nine total touchdowns for the Patriots in 2017 (six rushing, three receiving), totaling 1,110 yards from scrimmage. Lewis will lose some fantasy value as the pass-catching back behind Henry, but he'll still be a flex option, at worst, in PPR leagues.
Free-agent running back Dion Lewis, widely regarded as the top back on the market, is receiving varying levels of interest from the Dolphins, Jets, Giants, Titans, Texans, Colts and 49ers, according to a source with knowledge of the situation. Lewis proved his versatility as New England's most productive back in 2017, and he's likely looking for a lead-back role in 2018, where he could be an every-down back. His fantasy value is on the rise, but it'll largely depend on where he ends up.
According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, the Indianapolis Colts are one of the teams in the mix to sign free agent and former New England Patriot running back Dion Lewis. The Colts have truly lacked a difference maker in the backfield in recent seasons, with the team sticking to veteran Frank Gore for the last three years. Lewis has the ability to make big plays in space and operate as a powerful runner between the tackles, making his fantasy prospects enticing if quarterback Andrew Luck returns for 2018. The New York Jets and Tennessee Titans are also in play for Lewis.