Despite fumbles, Patriots 'still high' on Dion Lewis, but expect 'a bit more' LeGarrette Blount in Week 3

ESPN - [Full Article]

Patriots beat writer Mike Reiss:

The Patriots are still high on shifty running back Dion Lewis despite his fumbling in each of the first two games of the season. At the same time, word is that we should see a bit more of LeGarrette Blount than we did Sunday against the Bills, when he played just seven snaps.

Fantasy Impact: 

Lewis is on pace for 256 touches, and he's going to have a tough time holding up to that type of workload. We expect the Patriots will deploy Blount in favorable matchups, and Week 2's matchup against the Bills was not favorable. The Jaguars are only giving up 2.9 YPC, including 3.1 YPC to Jonathan Stewart and 1.4 YPC to Lamar Miller. So this week's matchup may not be as favorable as it might seem, given the competition.

Filed Under: 2015, W3

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