Marcedes Lewis

Green Bay Packers
Tight End #89
Green Bay Packers
Tight End #89

Marcedes Lewis News

Not targeted Week 1

Lewis was not targeted in Sunday's loss to the Vikings.

Analysis: Lewis -- along with Robert Tonyan -- was one of two Packers tight ends to start the opener, and he wound up leading all Packers tight ends with 23 snaps. However, he was limited to blocking duties only and did not see a pass in his direction. The 38-year-old will continue seeing snaps, but don't expect him to contribute to your fantasy team.

Sep 12, 2022 9:56 AM EST

Plays in every game in 16th season

Lewis was targeted 28 times and caught 23 passes for 214 yards over 17 appearances in the 2021 season.

Analysis: Lewis has not been a fantasy factor for awhile, but he filled a steady role for the Packers in 2021, appearing in every game and serving as the team's top blocking tight end. The 16-year veteran signed a two-year contract with the Packers last month, so he figures to return to Green Bay for another go-around.

Feb 3, 2022 8:45 AM EST

Off COVID list

Lewis was activated off the reserve/COVID-19 list Saturday and will be eligible to play Sunday against the Vikings.

Analysis: The veteran tight end has played at least 24 offensive snaps in seven of the last eight games and has accumulated 14 receptions for 106 yards during that stretch, so his absence would have been noteworthy. Instead, expect Lewis to reprise his role as a blocker extraordinaire with Josiah Deguara acting as the primary tight end.

Jan 1, 2022 2:03 PM EST

Hits COVID list

Lewis has landed on the Packers' reserve/COVID-19 list,

Analysis: Lewis apparently tested positive for the virus according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. In order for him to return to the Packers' Week 17 matchup with the Vikings he will need to clear the NFL's health and safety protocols. If he is unable to return, Tyler Davis and Dominique Dafney would be next in line at tight end behind Josiah Deguara.

Dec 28, 2021 4:31 PM EST

Snap count declines

Lewis was targeted three times and caught two passes for two yards in the Packers' 24-22 victory over the Browns in Week 16.

Analysis: After racking up at least 40 yards in back-to-back outings Lewis made only a blip in the box score in Week 16. Part of that may have been due to reduced opportunities, as his snap-count percentage declined from 50 to 41 percent. Lewis will have a chance to find the end zone in Week 17 against a Vikings team that allowed opposing tight ends to tally five touchdowns over its last six games, but with him taking a back seat to Josiah Deguara in Week 16 after splitting the work with him in the six games prior to that, his chances of helping those still alive in their fantasy leagues are slim.

Dec 27, 2021 8:15 AM EST

Active again in passing game

Lewis was targeted three times and caught three passes for 40 yards in Sunday's 31-30 victory over the Ravens.

Analysis: Lewis set season highs with four catches and 51 yards in Week 14, and he followed that up with his second-best day of the campaign from both a reception and yardage standpoint. He will be worth a look in Week 16 against a Browns team that has had issues with opposing tight ends of late, but fantasy players will probably want to turn their eyes elsewhere, as Lewis trailed fellow tight end Josiah Deguara in snaps for the second week in a row and still retains a fairly-low floor.

Dec 20, 2021 7:55 AM EST

Busy against Bears

Lewis was targeted four times and caught four passes for 51 yards in Sunday's 45-30 victory over the Bears.

Analysis: Both the reception and yardage totals were season highs for Lewis, who played 55 percent of the snaps Sunday after being on the field for fewer than 40 percent of the plays the Packers ran over the two weeks leading up to their Week 13 bye. While Lewis had his best game of the season, he still split the tight end duties with teammate Josiah Deguara, so his fantasy value has not been altered significantly. He will have the matchup in his favor in both Weeks 15 and 16, but considering he racked up a total of 13 yards over the four games prior to Sunday's, he remains on the fringes in fantasy circles.

Dec 13, 2021 12:40 PM EST

Reduced role in Week 11

Lewis was not targeted in Sunday's 34-31 loss to the Vikings.

Analysis: Lewis led Packers tight ends in snaps in the two first two games the team played after losing Robert Tonyan to a season-ending knee injury in Week 8, but he finished second in that department Sunday, spending 17 plays on the field compared to Josiah Deguara's 27. Lewis will continue filling a regular role thanks to his blocking skills, but don't be surprised if he plays second fiddle to Deguara moving forward.

Nov 22, 2021 10:20 AM EST

Targeted twice in victory

Lewis was targeted twice and caught two passes for 10 yards in Sunday's 17-0 victory over the Seahawks.

Analysis: Lewis was on the field for more than half the plays the Packers ran in Week 10, but even with starting quarterback Aaron Rodgers returning, he was limited mainly to blocking duties like he usually is. Chances are Rodgers will at least try to find Lewis in the end zone at some point, as several times over the past two seasons the veteran tight end was rewarded for his thankless work. However, don't expect that to happen in Week 11, as the Packers will face a Vikings team that has not allowed opposing tight ends to find the end zone even once all season.

Nov 15, 2021 9:05 AM EST

Limited to one Week 9 catch

Lewis was targeted once and caught one pass for negative-one yard in Sunday's 13-7 loss to the Chiefs.

Analysis: Lewis led Packers tight ends in snaps against Kansas City, but he spent most of the day providing added protection for Jordan Love, who was blitzed heavily in his first pro start. Lewis figures to continue spending most of his time blocking, but with top pass-catching tight end Robert Tonyan (knee) out for the season, Lewis could see a few more passes his direction once starting quarterback Aaron Rodgers is back at the helm.

Nov 8, 2021 10:01 AM EST

More work with Tonyan out

Lewis is in line for more work following Robert Tonyan's diagnosis of a torn ACL, Mike Spofford of the Packers' official site reports.

Analysis: Coach Matt LaFleur said the Packers will take a "by-committee" approach at tight end following the loss of Tonyan for the rest of the season. Lewis may not be in line for a jump in targets, but his share of the offensive snaps could bump up from the 40-50 percent that he's earned in most of the team's eight games so far. Along with Lewis, Josiah Deguara, Dominique Dafney and Tyler Davis will be the TE considerations for Green Bay.

Oct 29, 2021 3:45 PM EST

Multiple catches in third straight

Lewis was targeted three times and caught three passes for 31 yards in Sunday's 24-10 victory over Washington.

Analysis: Lewis caught just two total passes over the first four weeks of the season, but he has now recorded multiple receptions in three straight contests. He may be more on the fantasy radar than he was early on, but he still has just nine receptions on the season and continues playing second fiddle behind starting tight end Robert Tonyan.

Oct 25, 2021 10:30 AM EST

Makes key play in victory

Lewis was targeted twice and caught two passes for 34 yards in Sunday's 25-22 victory over the Bengals.

Analysis: Lewis did not do a whole lot Sunday, but he did come up with a 20-yard reception on what turned out to be the game-winning drive in overtime. With four receptions for 60 yards on the season, Lewis is not putting up the type of numbers that will help fantasy players. However, with him often acting as a sixth offensive lineman, his presence on the field is helping Green Bay's top producers come through regularly.

Oct 11, 2021 8:45 AM EST

One catch in opener

Lewis was targeted once and caught one pass for 19 yards in Sunday's 38-3 loss to the Saints.

Analysis: Lewis was credited with a start Sunday, but he wound up spending only 15 plays on the field and drawing no more than the lone target. He caught just 10 passes last season and 28 over the last three, so it's unlikely he will make any sort of regular impact in fantasy leagues.

Sep 13, 2021 11:00 AM EST

Continuing career in Green Bay

Lewis signed a two-year, $8 million contract with the Packers on Wednesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Lewis will return for a 16th year in the NFL, and a fourth straight season in Green Bay. The veteran tight end's deal reportedly includes $4 million guaranteed, an indication of the value he provides to the Packers as a leader and reliable depth option. Though Lewis occasionally sees usage in the red zone (three touchdowns in 2020), his targets come too inconsistently to provide real fantasy value.

Mar 24, 2021 1:46 PM EST

Rewarded in red zone

Lewis caught 10 passes for 107 yards and three touchdowns over 15 games in 2020.

Analysis: The veteran tight end was rewarded for his blocking-oriented role with three trips to the end zone, but he spent most of the campaign keeping defenders off his quarterback and fellow skill players. Lewis will turn 37 in May, but according to Andy Herman of the Pack-A-Day Podcast, he intends to keep playing and wants to do so for the Packers, so he could reprise a similar role for the team in 2021.

Feb 10, 2021 2:58 PM EST

Clear for NFC Championship Game

Lewis (knee) does not carry an injury designation for Sunday's playoff game against the Buccaneers, Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

Analysis: Lewis had his practice reps customarily managed this week, but his availability was never truly in question. He's set to handle his usual blocking role behind top tight end Robert Tonyan.

Jan 22, 2021 1:32 PM EST

Downgrades to DNP

Lewis (knee) did not practice Thursday, Olivia Reiner of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

Analysis: Lewis continues to have his practice reps capped due to a knee injury that's lingered all season. The veteran tight end still looks to be on track for Sunday's NFC Championship Game against the Buccaneers, and Friday's final injury report of the week will reveal how the Packers have evaluated his status.

Jan 21, 2021 2:44 PM EST

Limited to begin week

Lewis (knee) was limited in practice Wednesday.

Analysis: Lewis having his practice reps capped has been a regular event all season, so there's no reason to worry that his injury represents any larger an obstacle than usual as Sunday's NFC Championship Game against the Buccaneers approaches. He's only been targeted once in the last four games.

Jan 20, 2021 1:53 PM EST

Off injury report

Lewis (knee) does not carry an injury designation for Saturday's playoff matchup against the Rams, Wes Hodkiewicz of the Packers' official site reports.

Analysis: Lewis saw his practice reps capped due to a lingering knee injury this week, but it never appeared as though his availability for Saturday's game was in much real danger. He stands to handle his usual role behind top tight end Robert Tonyan versus Los Angeles.

Jan 14, 2021 3:13 PM EST

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