Tommylee Lewis
Tommylee Lewis
26-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
Detroit Lions
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
$Signed a contract with the Lions in March of 2019.
Headed to Detroit
WRDetroit Lions
March 19, 2019
Lewis is signing with the Lions, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.
ANALYSIS
Lewis caught on with the Saints as an undrafted rookie in 2016 and ultimately had 20 catches, seven carries, 36 punt returns and 24 kick returns in 34 regular-season appearances. His most memorable moment occurred toward the end of the 2018 NFC Championship Game when Rams cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman got away with a blatant penalty in the red zone. Lewis will bring speed and versatility to Detroit, where the lack of depth behind Marvin Jones (knee), Kenny Golladay (chest) and Danny Amendola should give the 26-year-old a good chance to earn a spot on the 53-man roster. Lewis doesn't offer much potential for fantasy contribution outside of return-yardage leagues (and even that is far from a guarantee with Jamal Agnew on the Detroit roster).
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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
8.4
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.84
 
% Team Air Yards
1.6%
 
% Team Targets
0.6%
 
Avg Depth of Target
19.7 Yds
 
Catch Rate
100.0%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
0.3
 
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Detroit LionsLions 2018 WR Snap Distribution See more data like this
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Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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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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Hitting free agency
WRFree Agent
March 13, 2019
The Saints aren't expected to tender Lewis a contract for 2019 ahead of Wednesday's deadline, making him an unrestricted free agent, Josh Katzenstein of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
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Primary punt returner
WRNew Orleans Saints
January 14, 2019
Lewis returned three punts for eight yards but played only five offensive snaps in Sunday's divisional-round playoff win over the Eagles.
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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.
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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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