New England Patriots
  • 5'8"
  • 195
  • 27
  • 6 years
  • Pittsburgh
  • 2011 R5 O, None

Historical Stats

Year Team Gms Plays Car Rush Yards YPC Rush TDs Fum Targets Catch Catch Yards Catch TDs Total Yards Total TDs 50+ Yd TDs 100+ Yard Gms 1+ TD Gms
2011 PHI 15 24 23 102 4.4 1 1 1 1 -3 0 99 1 0 0 1
2012 PHI 9 15 13 69 5.3 1 0 2 2 24 0 93 1 0 0 1
2013 CLE 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 NE 7 99 49 234 4.8 2 1 50 36 388 2 622 4 0 3 4
2016 NE 7 88 64 283 4.4 0 0 24 17 94 0 377 0 0 1 0
  Avg 7 39 26 119 4.5 1 0 13 10 86 0 245 2 0 1 1

Season To Date Statistics

Year Team Gms Plays Car Rush Yards YPC Rush TDs Fum Targets Catch Catch Yards Catch TDs Total Yards Total TDs 50+ Yd TDs 100+ Yard Gms 1+ TD Gms
2017 NE 2 7 6 23 3.8 0 0 1 1 11 0 34 0 0 0 0

Recent Player News

  • Posted: 9/9/2017 8:02am ET

    New England Patriots RB Dion Lewis has been the focal point of trade conversations with multiple teams since the offseason, according to the Boston Herald's Jeff Howe, who reports some of the discussions occurred as recently as the past week.

    Huddle Up: Howe notes it has been other teams pursuing Lewis and not the Patriots making the calls. Regardless, he was limited to six snaps in the opener and appears to be playing behind Mike Gillislee, James White and Rex Burkhead. Furthermore, D.J. Foster is collecting a $15,000 check on the practice squad, which is more than twice the minimum for practice squad players. Although he has been injury-prone throughout his career, Lewis is a dynamic back who could be a fantasy RB2 in the right situation.

  • Posted: 9/8/2017 9:37am ET

    New England Patriots RB James White played in 43 of 81 offensive snaps in a Week 1 loss against the Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday, Sept. 7. Mike Gillislee finished second on the team with 24, Rex Burkhead had 10 and Dion Lewis tallied six.

    Huddle Up: The Patriots' committee backfield remained very much intact in the opener, although Gillislee certainly appears to have the edge at the goal line, as expected. Burkhead got the start, but it was White who saw the most playing time - primarily as when the Patriots used tempo. For now, Gillislee has the look of a volatile RB3/flex option who will pile up short-yardage scores when given the opportunity, while White is also a flex play in PPR. The other two backs are complete dart throws at the moment.

  • Posted: 8/22/2017 9:26am ET

    New England Patriots RBs Mike Gillislee, Rex Burkhead, James White and Dion Lewis form a 'deep, talented group' and any one of the four could be featured at any given time, according to ESPN's Mike Reiss.

    Huddle Up: Gillislee, who was expected to be the early-down and goal-line back in New England this year, has missed the last two weeks with a hamstring injury, giving Burkhead time to shine. White is locked into a passing-game role, while Lewis figures to contribute in just about every way possible on offense and special teams. Owners may be able to hit big on occasion in this backfield on a weekly basis, but all of them will be hard to trust as anything more than flex options.

  • Posted: 8/9/2017 2:38pm ET

    New England Patriots RBs James White and Dion Lewis are listed as co-starters on the Patriots' initial depth chart.

    Huddle Up: Take this one with a grain of salt, a sizable grain of salt. The Patriots backfield is stacked, but White and Lewis are both passing-down, change-of-pace backs. Mike Gillislee is expected to be the actual runner, particularly in goal-line and short-yardage situations.

  • Posted: 7/12/2017 2:59pm ET

    The New England Patriots could consider limiting RB Dion Lewis' regular season snaps in order to keep him healthy for all 16 games, in the opinion of's Mike Reiss.

    Huddle Up: Lewis should be part of a committee at running back this season and probably will be used as a change of pace back. He was limited to 298 rushing yards and 94 receiving yards in 2016 because he only played in seven games. Owners in most leagues can consider Lewis a late-round option that could be used as a flex option against certain opponents.

  • Posted: 2/6/2017 5:21am ET

    Updating a previous report, New England Patriots RB Dion Lewis (hamstring) injured his hamstring late in Super Bowl LI. Lewis said the injury didn't seem severe.

    Huddle Up: After James White's historic performance, it's worth pondering if he has leapfrogged Lewis. Both are comparable backs, but White is two years younger with less injury baggage. If Lewis lands elsewhere, he could be a decent RB2 in PPR leagues.

  • Posted: 2/5/2017 7:19pm ET

    New England Patriots RB Dion Lewis (knee) appeared to injure his knee against the Atlanta Falcons on the final play of regulation in Super Bowl LI Sunday, Feb. 5.

    Huddle Up: Lewis missed a good portion of the season while recovering from a knee injury, and a serious injury at this point would put at least a portion of his 2017 season in jeopardy. Stay tuned for updates.

  • Posted: 1/30/2017 9:15pm ET

    New England Patriots RB Dion Lewis has never been part of losing effort since joining the club in 2015. In fact, in 16 total games, including the postseason, the Patriots are a perfect 16-0 when Lewis suits up.

    Huddle Up: It's a pretty cool stat to think about, although it's probably more coincidental than anything else. Regardless, Lewis has shown he can be a huge factor in any given contest, and while his usage declined in the AFC Championship Game compared to New England's Divisional Round affair, it's still very possible he makes a considerable impact in what should likely be a high-scoring Super Bowl 51.

  • Posted: 1/22/2017 7:22pm ET

    New England Patriots RB Dion Lewis rushed six times for 11 yards and caught two passes for eight yards against the Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC Championship Game on Sunday, Jan. 22.

    Huddle Up: After a three-touchdown effort a week ago, Lewis was barely part of the game plan. The Patriots have him under contract in 2017; he's a sound PPR target as a weekly flex consideration.

  • Posted: 1/14/2017 8:46pm ET

    New England Patriots RB Dion Lewis had 13 carries for 41 yards and a touchdown, two catches for 23 yards and a touchdown and returned a kickoff for a touchdown in a 34-16 win over the Houston Texans Saturday, Jan. 14, becoming the first player in postseason history to have a rushing, receiving and return touchdown in the same game.

    Huddle Up: Lewis didn't have a touchdown during the regular season, but now that he is healthy, his versatility and upside are on full display.

  • Posted: 12/29/2016 8:27am ET

    New England Patriots RB Dion Lewis (illness) returned to practice Thursday, Dec. 29.

    Huddle Up: The Miami Dolphins pose a good matchup for Lewis, who has averaged 17 carries the last two weeks. He's not catching the ball as much as you'd like, but he's a low-end RB2 this week.

  • Posted: 12/19/2016 5:22am ET

    New England Patriots RB Dion Lewis rushed 18 times for 95 yards and caught two passes for nine yards Sunday, Dec. 18, against the Denver Broncos.

    Huddle Up: It's the most action he has seen all year as he and LeGarrette Blount split the carries down the middle. Lewis becomes the back with the most upside for the Pats in fantasy, but Blount should continue to see RB2 value with his 15 touchdowns.

  • Posted: 11/28/2016 4:22pm ET

    New England Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount received 27 snaps during the team's Week 12 game, while RB James White received 26 snaps and RB Dion Lewis received 23 snaps. The Patriots ran three plays with White and Lewis on the field at the same time.

    Huddle Up: Blount received the most carries against the New York Jets and probably will continue to be the main running option moving forward. Lewis received six carries and caught four passes, while White caught four passes and received zero carries. Blount should be considered a No. 2 running back in most leagues but will not be as valuable in point-per-reception leagues. Lewis and White should be flex options for most owners.

  • Posted: 11/20/2016 10:23pm ET

    New England Patriots RB Dion Lewis rushed five times for 23 yards in the Week 11 game against the San Francisco 49ers. He also added three grabs for 26 yards on five targets.

    Huddle Up: Lewis is worth adding in deeper PPR leagues, as it appears the team will try and get him involved in the offense. He and James White will fight for scraps behind LeGarrette Blount.

  • Posted: 11/20/2016 12:28pm ET

    New England Patriots RB Dion Lewis is officially active for the team's Week 11 game.

    Huddle Up: Lewis will be playing his first game of the season and probably will have a limited role against the San Francisco 49ers. Owners may want to see him play in a game before considering him for their lineups, but he should have value late in the season.

  • Posted: 11/19/2016 9:25am ET

    New England Patriots RB Dion Lewis (knee) traveled with the team for their Week 11 game against the San Francisco 49ers.

    Huddle Up: There is a solid chance that Lewis will be active for the game, but he probably will see limited playing time since he has missed the first 10 weeks of the season. Owners may want to avoid Lewis this week, but he should be a starting option over the last six weeks of the season.

  • Posted: 11/14/2016 10:21am ET

    New England Patriots RB Dion Lewis was inactive for the team's Week 10 loss to the Seattle Seahawks, but head coach Bill Belichick indicated during a conference call Monday, Nov. 14, that Lewis is fully healthy after undergoing two knee surgeries since November of 2015. 'We didn't activate him (off the Physically Unable to Perform list) until Saturday, but he wouldn't have been on the injury report. When a player hasn't played for a year, they haven't played for a year,' Belichick said.

    Huddle Up: The writer poses an interesting 'guess' and suggests Belichick did not want to use yesterday's game - which figured to be a tight game against a quality opponent - to break Lewis in, but rather Week 11 against the one-win San Francisco 49ers - an opponent against whom the Patriots should control game script and score. Expect several updates in the coming days, but it makes sense Belichick would use a game against San Francisco to ease in Lewis.

  • Posted: 11/13/2016 9:34am ET

    New England Patriots RB Dion Lewis (knee) has been medically cleared to play but it remains uncertain whether he will be active for Week 10's game against the Seattle Seahawks.

    Huddle Up: Even if Lewis is active for the Sunday night game, he is unlikely to play an important role in the offense, with both LeGarrette Blount and James White currently ahead of him on the depth chart. Avoid using Lewis in all formats this week.

  • Posted: 11/12/2016 1:20pm ET

    New England Patriots RB Dion Lewis (knee) was activated from the Physically Unable to Perform list Saturday, Nov. 12.

    Huddle Up: Lewis' return isn't likely to have a big impact in Week 10. However, it could spell a portion of doom for LeGarrette Blount owners. Lewis is sure to cut into Blount's impressive work, but both should remain RB2-worthy. James White's role is sure to be negatively impacted, too, but he remains a flex option this week while Lewis is expected to have restrictions.

  • Posted: 11/12/2016 10:53am ET

    New England Patriots RB Dion Lewis (knee) has yet to be cleared for Week 10 against the Seattle Seahawks, but at least one teammate isn't doing anything to stop the hype surrounding what most expect to be his season debut. 'He's nasty in the open field. It doesn't make any sense,' said running back LeGarrette Blount, who also added Lewis has been so electric in the open field during practice that he is an unfair matchup for opposing safeties.

    Huddle Up: The Patriots need to make a decision Saturday afternoon if they want Lewis active for Week 10 and the team is almost certain to limit his touches even if he does play, especially with James White filling his role so well. With that said, Lewis is a true difference-maker and it doesn't figure to take very long before he's the best New England back to own in fantasy. Owners should keep him benched this week unless they are truly desperate at running back, but he could easily be a second-half fantasy stud.

  • Posted: 11/2/2016 6:50pm ET

    New England Patriots RB Dion Lewis (knee) could make his season debut in Week 10 against the Seattle Seahawks, according to a source.

    Huddle Up: While a definite return date has yet to be determined, Lewis should be stashed in all formats. Once he is back at full strength, he has RB2 potential in PPR formats.

  • Posted: 10/27/2016 10:04am ET

    New England Patriots RB Dion Lewis (knee) is participating in practice Thursday, Oct. 27.

    Huddle Up: The Patriots will have a few weeks to activate Lewis from the Physically Unable to Perform list, so he probably will not be rushed back to the lineup. He should be used as more of a receiver out of the backfield when he returns and will be a valuable fantasy option. Owners should look to add Lewis if he is available in their leagues.

  • Posted: 10/26/2016 6:07am ET

    New England Patriots RB Dion Lewis (knee) will begin practicing this week, and the team will have 21 days to activate him.

    Huddle Up: He'll probably need a couple of weeks, but he should be stashed in your league. If by chance he's floating on waivers, grab and stash him.

  • Posted: 10/21/2016 10:50am ET

    New England Patriots RB Dion Lewis (knee) was eligible to practice this week but did not, and the Boston Herald's Jeff Howe speculates 'it's certainly possible Lewis' return isn't imminent'.

    Huddle Up: Lewis was always best viewed as a lottery ticket for owners with hopes of getting a second-half jolt, and the expectation has long been he could return after the team's Week 9 bye. That is still possible, although it is far from a given. This drama could go on for a little while longer, and New England could still end up ruling him out for the season. Owners in deep leagues should continue to hold, but those in shallow leagues without an IR spot may need to cut bait during the bye-week crunch.

  • Posted: 10/18/2016 9:51am ET

    New England Patriots RB Dion Lewis (knee) 'probably' will not practice this week, according to head coach Bill Belichick.

    Huddle Up: Lewis is officially eligible to return to practice this week, but James White has performed admirably in his stead as the main passing-down back, so Belichick is probably willing to play this thing out a bit longer. Every indication so far out of New England is that the Patriots are treating Lewis with kid gloves, so a return after the team's Week 9 bye seems likely. Lewis is very much a stash-worthy player for owners hoping a boost right before the fantasy playoffs.

2017 Game Logs

Wk Opp Car RYd RTD Cat CYd CTD
1 KC 2 9 0 0 0 0
2 @NO 4 14 0 1 11 0

2016 Game Logs

Wk Opp Car RYd RTD Cat CYd CTD
11 @SF 5 23 0 3 26 0
12 @NYJ 6 24 0 4 34 0
13 LAR 5 27 0 4 11 0
14 BAL 3 14 0 1 5 0
15 @DEN 18 95 0 2 9 0
16 NYJ 16 52 0 1 5 0
17 @MIA 11 48 0 2 4 0
P2 HOU 13 41 1 2 23 1
P3 PIT 6 11 0 2 8 0
P4 @ATL 6 27 0 1 2 0

2015 Game Logs

Wk Opp Car RYd RTD Cat CYd CTD
1 PIT 15 69 0 4 51 0
2 @BUF 7 40 1 6 98 0
3 JAC 8 37 1 5 30 0
5 @DAL 6 34 0 8 59 1
6 @IND 4 21 0 3 18 0
8 MIA 5 19 0 6 93 1
9 WAS 4 14 0 4 39 0

2013 Game Logs

Wk Opp Car RYd RTD Cat CYd CTD
13 JAC 0 0 0 0 0 0

2012 Game Logs

Wk Opp Car RYd RTD Cat CYd CTD
5 @PIT 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 DAL 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 @WAS 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 CAR 5 24 0 0 0 0
13 @DAL 2 14 0 0 0 0
14 @TB 1 -4 0 1 28 0
15 CIN 1 3 0 1 -4 0
16 WAS 1 17 1 0 0 0
17 @NYG 3 15 0 0 0 0

2011 Game Logs

Wk Opp Car RYd RTD Cat CYd CTD
1 @LAR 2 10 0 1 -3 0
2 @ATL 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 NYG 1 3 0 0 0 0
4 SF 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 @BUF 2 8 0 0 0 0
6 @WAS 2 10 0 0 0 0
9 CHI 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 ARI 1 2 0 0 0 0
11 @NYG 1 1 0 0 0 0
12 NE 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 @SEA 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 @MIA 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 NYJ 2 10 0 0 0 0
16 @DAL 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 WAS 12 58 1 0 0 0

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