News: Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Wednesday, according to the Everett Herald defensive back Roy Lewis will need knee surgery. There is no timetable yet for his recovery.
Analysis: Lewis is just a backup defensive back for the Seahawks and has no Fantasy appeal. Leave him off IDP rosters.
News: Seahawks DB Roy Lewis made a critical play in the second quarter, recovering a fumble by Cowboys WR Dez Bryant on the Seattle goal line, but Dallas still prevailed in Week 9. Lewis also made three tackles in the game.
Analysis: This was just Lewis' second game back from the PUP list. Despite the fact that he is healthy and that he made a big play in Week 9, he can still be ignored in all IDP formats.
News: The Seahawks activated DB Roy Lewis from the PUP list on Sunday and he was active for Week 8 against the Bengals.
Analysis: Lewis had been out all season due to a knee injury. He does not have a huge role in Seattle so continue to ignore him in the majority of Fantasy IDP formats.
News: As expected, WR Deon Butler (leg), CB Roy Lewis (knee) and TE Cameron Morrah (toe) will begin the year on the Physically Unable to Perform list. They will remain with the team for rehab and meetings, but may not practice. Beginning the week following Week 6 NFL play, they will be eligible to return to practice under a roster exemption. Upon returning to practice, they may work during a 21-day period, the end of which serves as a deadline for their roster exemptions, with their status moving forward to be determined. The soonest they can play is Week 7 at Cleveland.
Analysis: Butler's got some upside but he's coming off of a broken leg and probably won't be quite the same. None of these guys were or are expected to be Fantasy relevant. Leave them off rosters.
News: Seahawks Pete Carroll said he isnt expecting any of the four players currently on the physically unable to perform list -- WR Deon Butler (leg), DT Colin Cole (ankle), CB Roy Lewis (knee) and TE Cameron Morrah (toe) -- to be ready in time for next months season opener.
Analysis: Lewis, the special teams captain, was re-signed before the lockout went into effect. He does see plenty of time in the secondary, but Fantasy owners should not consider him to be a reliable option in any format.
News: The Seahawks have re-signed defensive back and special teams captain Roy Lewis.
Analysis: Lewis was a special teams standout for the Seahawks, but also saw significant time in the secondary. Lewis played in 14 games and ended the season with 17 tackles and one sack. He also had eight special teams tackles, but missed the final two games of the season after suffering a knee injury.
News: Seahawks special teams captain Roy Lewis has been placed on injured reserve with a lingering knee injury that will require surgery. Seattle made the roster move on Monday and signed defensive back Marcus Brown to the active roster.
Analysis: Lewis has just 26 tackles with one sack on the year and posed very little Fantasy value as a special teamer. Leave him off rosters in IDP formats.
News: Seattle defensive back Roy Lewis injured his knee covering a third-quarter kickoff in the Seahawks' Week 13 victory over Carolina on Sunday. Lewis did not return after leaving.
Analysis: Seattle coach Pete Carroll said the injury didnt look like a typical knee sprain and that Lewis' soreness was centered in the back of the knee. Following the game, Lewis said in the locker room that he thought hed be OK. Even if healthy, Lewis is not a Fantasy option in any league.
News: Seattle defensive back Roy Lewis left in the third quarter of the Seahawks' game on Sunday with an apparent knee injury. His return is questionable.
Analysis: Lewis doesn't get much playing time and had not recorded any tackles before he left the Week 13 game. He is not a Fantasy option in IDP leagues and should remain on waiver wires.
News: With Seahawks CB Kelly Jennings (hamstring) sitting out for the third consecutive day Friday, as well as his backup, Walter Thurmond (head), it looks like Roy Lewis could make his first NFL start. Lewis has played plenty this year, but almost exclusively as a nickel back.
Analysis: Lewis is normally the nickel guy covering slot WRs, so the move to the starting lineup could be big for him. Still, he should be ignored in Fantasy play until he can become a more regular contributer.
News: The Seattle Times reports that Seattle DB Roy Lewis broke his thumb in Saturday's preseason game at Minnesota.
Analysis: Lewis is a reserve DB for Seattle and has minimal Fantasy value. Ignore him in all leagues on Draft Day.
News: Seattle released S C.J. Wallace and CB Travis Fisher on Tuesday. To fill the open roster spots, the Seahawks signed WR Mike Hass, S Jamar Adams and CB Roy Lewis from the practice squad. The Seahawks also added running back Devin Moore, and cornerbacks Trae Williams and DeAngelo Willingham to fill spots on their practice squad.
Analysis: None of these players should be owned in Fantasy at this time. They don't figure to see nearly enough of the playing field to be viable in Fantasy play.
News: Pittsburgh has announced that RB Willie Parker is inactive for Week 4 at home against the Chargers on Sunday night. The following other players are also inactive: WR Limas Sweed, DB Roy Lewis, TE David Johnson and 3rd QB Dennis Dixon.
Analysis: Sweed has been relegated to the bottom of the depth chart and Mike Tomlin is not happy about his pass-catching ability of late. He does not need to be owned in Fantasy play right now, though he could become viable later in the year. The rest of the names above, save Parker, do not need to be owned in Fantasy.
News: The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that the Steelers will wait until Monday to provide an update on the status of injured safety Troy Polamalu. Polamalu hurt his left knee late in the second quarter Thursday and did not return. He was diagnosed with a sprained medial collateral ligament and the initial diagnosis indicated he would be out three to six weeks. The Steelers have not made a roster move and are not expected to. A player who could have benefited is safety Roy Lewis.
Analysis: Lewis spent most of last season on the practice squad. Fantasy owners in IDP leagues should be prepared for a lengthy absence at the moment, but we don't recommend adding Lewis in any league as it does not appear the Steelers are in any rush to add him either.
News: The Steelers re-signed RB Najeh Davenport on Wednesday, cutting CB Roy Lewis to make room for him.
Analysis: Davenport is expected to be just a role player in the Steelers' running game. Don't count on him for relevant Fantasy stats.
News: The Steelers signed eight players to their practice squad Sunday in addition to a ninth player who will remain with the team throughout the 2008 season as part of the NFL's international player development program. The players signed by the Steelers include: LB Patrick Bailey, DB Roy Lewis, DB Grant Mason, OT Jeremy Parquet, DB Scott Paxson, WR Micah Rucker, TE Dezmond Sherrod and RB Justin Vincent. Wide receiver Marvin Allen was also designated to the team's practice squad as a part of the NFL's international player development program.
Analysis: The practice squad is just an extension of the 53-man roster. These players could make it onto the active roster on some point due to injuries, but likely won't be in line for significant playing time. They can be ignored in Fantasy leagues right now.