The former first-round pick has turned his game around and is becoming a familiar target for Carson Wentz. He’s a vertical threat who is excellent after the catch. He should be added in 12-team or larger leagues.
It’s tough to forecast how the Patriots will distribute their backfield work week-to-week, but Lewis’ recent results are impossible to ignore. He has 18 rushes for 105 yards and a touchdown during his past two games, carrying a heavier load in Week 6 after Mike Gillislee was essentially benched following a fumble. Gillislee has been just average so far this season, opening the door for Lewis to earn more work. He’s a savvy add in 12-team or larger leagues.
Earlier this season, the Los Angeles Chargers picked up right where the San Diego Chargers left off: losing heartbreaking games seemingly every week. In the first two weeks of the season, missed field goals were to blame.
Rookie Younghoe Koo missed a game-tying field goal at the end of regulation against the Broncos in Week 1. The next week, his potentially game-winning try sailed wide right against the Dolphins.
Unsurprisingly but still disappointedly, Koo was waived and replaced with Nick Novak.
Fast forward 10 days and the Chargers got another shot to win a game on the leg of their kicker. This time, Novak nailed it for a 17-16 win over the Raiders:
With Rob Kelley out in Week 6, Perine split backfield duties with the electric Chris Thompson. It was a bit surprising, as Perine had previously been a bigger factor when stepping in for Kelley, but his Week 6 outing was aided by a touchdown catch. If Kelley sits next week, Perine would float onto the flex radar.