RB: Dion Lewis
2018 stats: 155 carries, 517 yds (3.3 avg), 1 TD/59 rec. (67 targets), 400 yds, 1 TD
Projected Fantasy Football ADP: Fourth round (PPR), sixth round (standard)
Best fit: PPR
In his first season with the Titans, Lewis came within 83 yards of totaling 1,000 from scrimmage for the season. Those numbers are a bit misleading when we look at his 2019 value though, as more than likely the rise of Henry will cut into Lewis’ carries. As such, Lewis’ best chance at fantasy relevance is in PPR leagues.
Lewis remains one of the elite pass-catching backs and is a safety blanket to Mariota with the ability to take short dump-offs for positive yardage. As is evident by his 2018 total, Lewis isn’t going to be scoring a ton of touchdowns, but could average four catches per game to help pad his numbers in PPR.
If Lewis gets a handful of carries every week, that only adds to his value. Still, I wouldn’t depend on him as anything more than a PPR RB2 or a flex play in standard.