Week 9 - Lewis is still a low TE2 after an underwhelming 2 reception 21 yard performance in week 8. Leave him on waivers.
Week 6 - Lewis is on a bye week, and should continue to be ignored in most fantasy formats.
Week 5 - Lewis remains a low TE2, as he caught 3 passes for 32 yards with a TD in week 4 against the Bengals. He should only be considerd an option in extremely deep formats at this point.
Week 2 – It was a pleasant surprise to see Blaine Gabbert playing well in week 1, and it bodes well for Marcedes Lewis going forward. The young QB will still be looking for quick slants and dump down passes, making Lewis an ideal target. Consider Lewis a TE2 heading into an unfavorable matchup with the Texans, but consider grabbing him off waivers if you need some depth at TE, this is a guy who could be in for a career season (His best was 2010 – 58 Receptions/ 700 yards).
Week 1 – Marcedes Lewis only cracks the top 20 because of a favorable matchup vs. the Vikings. Blaine Gabbert doesn’t figure to take too many chances downfield, and with MJD out, Lewis could see quite a bit of action. Even with all those factors in his favor, we barely have Lewis in the top 20 TE for week 1, and he should not be a part of many fantasy owners plans for the first week.
Marcedes Lewis has been in the NFL since 2006, and has only reached 700 yards in a season one time, in 2010. Although his yards per catch numbers are solid, especially in 2009 when he averaged 16.2, Marcedes doesn’t appear to be a go to option on the offense for the Jags. Even a new QB in Jacksonville shouldn’t help Lewis’ stock rise too much and he should only be used as a backup TE for bye or injury weeks.
2009 stats – 15 games – 32 Receptions, 518 Yards(16.2 Average), 2 TD’s, 1 Fum/ 0 Lost
2010 stats – 16 games – 58 Receptions, 700 Yards(12.1 Average), 10 TD’s, 2 Fum/ 2 Lost
2011 stats – 15 games – 39 Receptions, 460 Yards(11.8 Average), 0 TD’s, 0 Fum/ 0 Lost
2012 Projections – 16 games – 48 Receptions, 570 Yards, 6 TD’s, 1 Fum/ 1 Lost