Week 3 vs. San Francisco 49ers
With Saquon Barkley out for the rest of this season, Dion Lewis looks most likely to step in and receive the bulk of the carries for the Giants. He had 10 carries for 20 yards and a touchdown against a tough Bears defense last week, adding four receptions and 36 yards through the air. Don’t get too excited about Lewis getting the bulk of the work however, as it’s possible he’ll split time with Wayne Gallman or recently added Devonta Freeman.
This week probably isn’t the best time to try him out, even if we knew the workload he’d get. He’s facing a 49ers defense that just held Frank Gore to 3.0 and Kenyan Drake to 3.8 yards per carry in Week 1. Lewis’ potential workload provides upside, but the matchup and the general poor production from the Giants’ offense in general makes him a risky RB3/Flex option at best.