Marcedes Lewis

Green Bay Packers
Tight End #89
Green Bay Packers
Tight End #89
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Marcedes Lewis News

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


Downgrades to DNP

Lewis (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Matt Schneidman of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Lewis was limited in Tuesday's practice, so it's somewhat concerning to see his activity level drop. Of course, the veteran tight end has regularly had a cap on his reps all season. He'll have one more chance to practice before the Packers have to tag him with an injury designation for Saturday's divisional contest against the Rams.

Jan 13, 2021 3:49 PM EST


Limited on practice estimate

Lewis (knee) was a limited participant on Tuesday's practice estimate.

Analysis: Lewis has consistently been limited in practice this year, so this isn't cause for concern. The 36-year-old tight end is expected to suit up in Saturday's playoff matchup against the Rams, and he'll mainly work on a blocking role.

Jan 12, 2021 2:13 PM EST


First reception since Week 14

Lewis hauled in his lone target and tallied one reception for nine yards in Sunday's victory over the Bears.

Analysis: Lewis played the second-most snaps among Packers tight ends for the ninth game in a row, and although he caught his first pass since Week 14, he was limited mainly to blocking duty like he usually is. Lewis found the end zone three times during the regular season, but he caught just 10 passes despite playing in all but one game.

Jan 4, 2021 11:05 AM EST


All systems go

Lewis (knee) won't carry an injury designation into Sunday's game against the Bears, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM NFL Radio reports.

Analysis: Lewis went through his normal routine of load management through the week, including an absence from Thursday's practice. He'll nevertheless be ready to go for Sunday's divisional tilt. The veteran tight end rarely contributes in the pass-catching department, but he did snag a touchdown pass in the Week 12 matchup against the Bears.

Jan 1, 2021 2:09 PM EST


Status downgraded Thursday

Lewis (knee) did not participate during the Packers' practice session Thursday.

Analysis: The veteran tight end's injury outlook for Week 17 is not looking especially encouraging at the moment, as Lewis downgraded from limited participation Wednesday. The 36-year-old's status traveled along a direct upward trajectory last week, as he moved from a DNP tag Wednesday to full participation Friday before suiting up Sunday night against Tennessee. Despite having experienced frequently curtailed practice involvement throughout the year, Lewis has missed just one game as Green Bay heads into its regular-season finale at Chicago.

Dec 31, 2020 3:28 PM EST


Limited at practice

Lewis (knee) was a limited participant at Wednesday's practice.

Analysis: Lewis has been nursing this knee issue for a while, so it is unsurprising to see him pop up on the injury report once again. He fought through the issue to play last week, but failed to record a reception in the Packers' victory over the Titans. His status will need to be monitored as the week progresses.

Dec 30, 2020 6:08 PM EST


Good to go Sunday

Lewis (knee) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Titans, Matt Schneidman of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: The veteran tight end began the week not practicing but was able to put in a full practice Friday to avoid the questionable tag. Lewis should continue to see occasional targets while primarily serving as a blocker for Green Bay.

Dec 25, 2020 2:02 PM EST


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