5 bold Fantasy Football predictions for Tennessee Titans players
Dion Lewis will not be fantasy relevant in PPR
If you’re looking for a running back in the mid to late rounds of your fantasy draft to give you a boost in PPR at the flex position, Tennessee Titans running back Dion Lewis will not be your man.
Lewis finished as the No. 28 running back in PPR last season, and not even that finish seems possible for the upcoming season with everything working against him.
Lewis saw unsustainable usage on the ground to start last season, but was eventually overshadowed and overtaken by Henry late in the season. With Henry expected to carry the load for all of 2019, Lewis’ numbers will take a serious hit in that area.
You can’t depend on Lewis as a handcuff, either. He only averaged 3.3 yards per carry in 2018, and backup running back David Fluellen should see the bulk of the carries if Henry is forced to miss any time.
Lewis’ involvement in the passing game should take a hit, also. We’d expect to see Henry get more work as a pass-catcher, and Humphries will be a more reliable safety valve for Mariota out of the slot. That was one of Lewis’ strengths in the passing game in his first year with the Titans.
There are so many factors working against Lewis that he isn’t even dependable in PPR formats. He’ll make some sense to roster if you decide to draft Henry, but chances are he’ll be on the waiver wire sooner than later in most fantasy leagues.