- Height / Weight
- 5'7" / 193 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- September 27, 1990 (28)
- 8th Season
- 2011 / Rd. 5 / Pk. 149 (PHI)
Tennessee Titans running back Dion Lewis has seen his fantasy stock plummet following the December explosion from Derrick Henry. Henry has clearly been the better back and the Titans have benefited greatly from featuring him as they ride a four-game win streak into the season finale. This matchup with the Indianapolis Colts may present a much taller task than they have seen over the previous four games, however. Henry's rise is largely due to his excellent play, however, the game script has been very favorable for his role in the last three matchups. Should the Titans fall behind early against the Colts, Henry would cede a great deal of snaps to the more talented receiver in Lewis. With everyone smashing Derrick Henry in their lineups in the prime time contest, it might be wise to have a little bit of exposure to Dion Lewis in GPP contests in lineups that are constructed to fit a come-from-behind game script for the Titans.
Tennessee Titans running back Dion Lewis has fully surrendered his hold on the backfield to fellow running back Derrick Henry over the last two games. Henry has seen a whopping 33 more carries than Lewis in that time span, and the effectiveness of the team's running game has skyrocketed. Lewis should act mostly as a spell back for Henry against the Washington Redskins on Saturday. His only logical shot to much fantasy production is if the Titans fall behind early and have to pass the ball much more, but with the way their defense has been playing, that is not too likely. Lewis should be treated as a low-ceiling RB3 in this matchup.
Tennessee Titans running back Dion Lewis was once again phased out of the game plan in favor of fellow running back Derrick Henry. Lewis saw a measly seven carries compared to Henry's 33, although he was able to manage 35 yards. Henry has completely taken hold of the lead back role in Tennessee, and with his production, we should not expect that to change going forward. Lewis will remain a low-ceiling RB3 going forward.