Dion Lewis is officially an RB1
Let the weekly swings in production begin.
Owners of Jeremy Hill, Bishop Sankey, and Ameer Abdullah came crashing back down to earth this past week and a host of new questions have materialized in the growing number of committee backfields.
New England Patriots – Dion Lewis an official RB1
Those that read the preseason edition of this series and subsequently added Dion Lewis to their roster have reaped the rewards of elite RB1 production. There was some hesitation to crown Lewis as the main back in New England with LeGarrette Blount returning from his one-game suspension, but the offensive dependence on Lewis was on full display during Week 2. Lewis played on an astounding 85 percent (73 of 86) of snaps compared to Blount’s 7 and Bolden’s 5.
Now it’s important to note that the Patriots made no attempt to establish the run. Brady threw it 59 times compared to just 10 runs (Lewis 7, Blount 2, Bolden 1). This is bound for regression, but by what magnitude? The Patriots’ upcoming matchup at home against the Jaguars has the potential to be a laugher. This could translate into a more conservative approach where Blount could garner 15-20 carries and Lewis could get a break from his utter dominance of snaps.
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