The Marcedes Lewis Misconception

Mike Clay refutes the argument that Marcedes Lewis' fantasy struggles are a result of spending too much time blocking.

| 2 years ago
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The Marcedes Lewis Misconception


The Jaguars selection of Luke Joeckel with the second overall pick in April’s draft has many tagging Marcedes Lewis as a fantasy football sleeper at the tight end position.

The reasoning behind the logic is simple: The Jaguars’ offensive line woes over the last few years have forced Lewis to stay in and pass block, which has limited his opportunity for targets.

In the past, you could get away with such an assessment because (A) it seems logical and (B) Pro Football Focus didn’t exist.

Check out the below chart:

Year

G

Targets

Rec

Yds

TD

C%

%Snaps

%PR

%Targ

%PassBlk

%WR

2008

16

64

41

489

2

64%

90%

78%

13%

12%

17%

2009

15

49

32

518

2

65%

78%

52%

10%

27%

8%

2010

16

86

58

700

10

67%

86%

60%

20%

25%

18%

2011

15

76

39

460

0

51%

77%

63%

18%

16%

20%

2012

16

75

52

540

4

69%

79%

60%

14%

16%

32%

Analysis:

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