25-Year-Old Safety – Kansas City Chiefs
2013 Fantasy Football Outlook
Lewis is expected to start at free safety opposite Eric Berry. He struggled to stay healthy in 2012, but Lewis showed promise in his first two seasons with good coverage instincts and plus ball skills...
2013 ADP: –
Bye Week: 10
Kendrick Lewis Contract Information:
Signed a multi-year deal with the Chiefs in June of 2010.
Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel said Sunday that Lewis (shoulder) is not an IR candidate, Josh Looney of KCChiefs.com reports.
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Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Eric Berry is penciled into one starting safety spot, but the other job is up for grabs. Incumbent Jarrad Page has yet to sign his restricted free agent tender and hasn't practiced all offseason, while Jon McGraw remains better suited to reserve and special teams duties, so Lewis may have an outside chance at starting alongside Berry as rookies in 2010. However, there's still a lot of football (training camp and preseason) to be played before that decision is made.
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Lewis will start at the free safety spot next to Eric Berry. With the presence of Berry and Pro Bowl linebacker Derrick Johnson, that may not leave enough tackles for Lewis to be a consistent producer in most IDP formats. But for a player who has posted three interceptions in each of his first two seasons, it's possible he could make some noise in leagues that reward more highly for turnovers and big plays.
Lewis is expected to start at the free safety position next to Pro Bowl strong safety Eric Berry. After finishing second on the team in 2010 in limited action with three interceptions, he could have some upside as an IDP if his tackle numbers increase.
Fifth-overall pick Eric Berry might not be the only rookie the Chiefs use as a starting safety this season; Lewis worked extensively with the first-team defense during the spring while Jarrad Page was out. With Page's future in Kansas City slightly murky, Lewis could potentially earn a starting role with a strong camp. Unfortunately, he's not blessed with prototypical size or speed, so he'll have to make do with good instincts and strong football savvy. He could have IDP value as a starter, but he has a lot of hurdles to jump before any type of fantasy production emerges.