Brian Lewerke
Michigan State Spartans
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Lewerke quietly posted an impressive first full season under center for the Spartans in 2017, throwing for 2,580 yards and a 17:7 TD:INT ratio while additionally rushing 109 times for 486 yards and another five scores. He didn't work particularly efficiently under center, however, ranking 82nd in yards per attempt (6.7) and 60th in completion percentage (59.0) nationally. Lewerke enters his junior season with the entire receiving corps and lead running back LJ Scott returning to the fold, heightening the probability of improvement on his efficiency marks from a season ago. Read Past Outlooks
Looks healthy in spring game
QBMichigan State
April 13, 2019
Lewerke completed 14 of his 20 passes for 181 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception during Saturday's spring game.
Lewerke dealt with some arm issues last season that limited his arm strength, but he looked to be back in form Saturday. He was taken high in fantasy drafts prior to last season only to disappoint. If he's healthy, Lewerke could be worth the discounted risk this season with a talented receiving corps at his disposal.
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2017 Fantasy Outlook
Although Lewerke wasn't guaranteed the starting spot heading into spring practice, he was pegged as "the guy" by coach Mark Dantonio following Michigan State's spring game. He took over the starting gig from senior Tyler O'Connor midway through 2016 and completed 31-of-57 passes for 381 yards and two scores before a leg injury forced him out the remainder of the season. Unfortunately, Lewerke will inherit a rather bare cupboard in terms of his receiving options heading into his first full season as the starter. Three of Michigan State's top four pass catchers last season were seniors and the only one who wasn't -- freshman Donnie Corley -- have since been dismissed from the program. There figures to be something of a learning curve for Lewerke as he gets acclimated to his new group of receivers, but there is some promise in Felton Davis, who hauled in 12 of 15 targets for 150 yards last season. Running back LJ Scott also returns for his junior campaign, taking some of the pressure off of Lewerke's shoulders. In all, Lewerke is a talented quarterback, but team context suggests that he's likely a year away from being a fantasy relevant signal caller.
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Struggles in Redbox bowl
QBMichigan State
January 1, 2019
Lewerke completed 22 of his 40 pass attempts for 173 yards and an interception and rushed 18 times for 63 yards.
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Will start Redbox Bowl
QBMichigan State
December 28, 2018
Lewerke will start Monday's Redbox Bowl under center against Oregon, Matt Charboneau of The Detroit News reports.
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Set to play in bowl game
QBMichigan State
December 28, 2018
Lewerke is expected to play in Michigan State's bowl game against Oregon, Ryan Thorburn of The Eugene Register-Guard reports.
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Serving as holder
QBMichigan State
November 17, 2018
Lewerke was spotted on the sideline without his helmet to begin the game, but he appears healthy and has been the field as the holder on field goals Saturday against Nebraska, Sam McKewon of the Omaha World-Herald reports.
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May be unavailable
QBMichigan State
November 17, 2018
Lewerke is without his helmet on the sideline to begin Saturday's game against Nebraska, Chris Solari of the Detroit Free Press reports.
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