Tommylee Lewis
Tommylee Lewis
26-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
New Orleans Saints
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Despite seeing playing time as a slot receiver early in the year, Lewis never topped 16 offensive snaps in any game last season. During the second half of the year, Lewis was almost exclusively limited to special-teams work. Lewis' roster spot is not guaranteed this offseason, but with the Saints' receiver depth chart still unsettled, the speedster will have the opportunity to earn snaps, particularly in the slot. At 5-foot-7, however, it seems more likely that Lewis will remain a gadget player in the New Orleans offense, giving him limited fantasy appeal except in leagues that award points for return yardage. Read Past Outlooks
Reels in 20-yard pass
WRNew Orleans Saints
December 11, 2018
Lewis caught his only target for a 20-yard gain during Sunday's 28-14 win over the Buccaneers.
ANALYSIS
The diminutive receiver has been targeted just twice this season, gaining at least 20 yards each time. The Saints have had a revolving door opposite Michael Thomas, but even with his big-play ability, Lewis has been unable to establish himself. We'd be surprised if he catches on now, even in a favorable matchup Sunday against a Carolina pass defense ranked in the bottom half of the league in receiving yards (269 per game).
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Tommylee Lewis' 2018 advanced stats compare to other wide receivers?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Air Yards Per Game
11.8
 
Air Yards Per Snap
1.02
 
% Team Air Yards
1.6%
 
% Team Targets
0.5%
 
Avg Depth of Target
23.5 Yds
 
Catch Rate
100.0%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
0.5
 
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
New Orleans SaintsSaints 2018 WR Snap Distribution See more data like this
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Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
How does the Panthers pass defense compare to other NFL teams this season?
The bars represents the team's percentile rank (based on QB Rating Against). The longer the bar, the better their pass defense is. The team and position group ratings only include players that are currently on the roster and not on injured reserve. The list of players in the table only includes defenders with at least 3 attempts against them.
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Monday, Dec 17th at 8:15PM
Overall QB Rating Against
94.7
 
Cornerbacks
88.7
 
Safeties
109.8
 
Linebackers
97.4
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2017
2016
In 2016, Lewis made the Saints' final 53-man roster out of training camp as an undrafted free agent from Northern Illinois. Although he's listed at only 5-foot-7, Lewis is an explosive athlete who appeared in 12 games in his rookie season, catching seven passes for 76 yards and gaining 11 yards on three rushing attempts. While his offensive contributions were sporadic, Lewis excelled as a returner, averaging over 11 yards per punt return and 19 yards per kickoff return. Lewis again faces an uphill battle for playing time due to a crowded wide receiver depth chart, but the offseason addition of Ted Ginn also clouds his special-teams role. However, if the diminutive dynamo can win the gig as the Saints' primary kick returner, he could offer some value in leagues that award points for return yardage.
Lewis was undrafted out of Northern Illinois, but the 5-foot-7 rookie receiver signed with the Saints this offseason. The speedy Lewis already has the ability to contribute on special teams and is a real threat to emerge as the No. 4 or 5 receiver in the Saints' pass-happy attack.
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Won't play Thursday
WRNew Orleans Saints
Coach's Decision
November 29, 2018
Lewis (coach's decision) is inactive for Thursday's game against the Cowboys, Josh Katzenstein of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
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Scores touchdown in return
WRNew Orleans Saints
November 24, 2018
Lewis caught one pass for a 28-yard touchdown in Thursday's win against the Falcons.
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Returns from IR
WRNew Orleans Saints
November 21, 2018
The Saints activated Lewis (knee) from injured reserve Wednesday, Josh Katzenstein of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
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Close to 100 percent
WRNew Orleans Saints
Knee
November 8, 2018
Head coach Sean Payton said Thursday that Lewis (knee) has looked good in practice and is "close to 100 percent," Josh Katzenstein of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
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Returns to practice
WRNew Orleans Saints
Knee
October 31, 2018
The Saints cleared Lewis (knee) to return to practice Wednesday, Nick Underhill of The New Orleans Advocate reports.
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