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Damien Harris


#26 Running Back

153 Projected Points

ADP: 7.4
Bye: 14
Experience: 2 Yr(s)
Age: 24
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 216
40 Time: 4.57

2021 Projections & Outlook


#26 Running Back

153 Projected Points

ADP Rush Atts Rush Yds Rush TDs 100 Fum Rec Rec Yds Rec TDs
7.4 210 906 7 1 1 20 152 1

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What You Need to Know:

-Harris did nothing as a 2019 3rd rounder 3 (4 carries, 12 yards).

-Sony Michel missed most of training camp last year following foot surgery, allowing Harris to work with the 1st team.

-Following a number of positive camp reports, Harris went down with a finger injury that required surgery and an IR stint. He didn’t debut until Week 4.

-Harris went on to post three 100-yard games across 10 appearances. He missed the final 3 games with an ankle injury.

-Harris only played 2 games with Michel. In those, Harris saw 30 opportunities (carries + targets) to Michel’s 19.

-Harris averaged a robust 5.0 YPC. He graded out 3rd in Pro Football Focus’ rushing grades (86.9).

-He fared poorly in PFF’s Elusive Rating, though. He finished 33rd among 47 RBs with 100+ attempts.

-Harris popped in only 2 TDs on 137 attempts. Cam Newton — across 15 games — handled 51.7% of the Pats’ rush attempts inside the 10 yard-line; 73.1% inside the 5.

-Consequently, Harris handled only 11 carries inside the 10, converting 1.

-The 2021 Pats O-line profiles as a clear strength, especially if RT Trent Brown can stay on the field.

-The Pats used a Round 4 pick on Oklahoma RB Rhomondre Stevenson, a 231-pounder with long-term starting potential. He might push Harris, but we don’t anticipate the veteran losing his job outright. Michel’s roster spot might be in jeopardy, though.

-Cam Newton returned on a 1-year deal heavy on incentives. The Pats also drafted Alabama QB Mac Jones 15th overall.

-Newton will enter training camp — and likely Week 1 — as the starter. Any games that Newton starts will continue to cloud Harris’ scoring upside.

Draft Sharks Bottom Line:

Harris showed flashes of being able to handle the Pats’ lead back role in 2020. He just never developed into a consistent fantasy producer due to a limited receiving role, an offense lacking explosive plays and 6 missed games.

Our money is on Harris entering September as the early-down ball-carrier. But following the addition of rookie Rhomondre Stevenson, Harris will need to perform well to retain that role all season.


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Patriots RB Damien Harris (ankle) is out for Sunday's finale vs. the Jets. Sony Michel gets another game as lead back -- a role that's fed him 20 carries and 1 target over the past 2 weeks.

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Patriots RB Damien Harris (ankle) is inactive for tonight's game against the Bills. Sony Michel will continue operating as New England's lead back.

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Patriots RB Damien Harris (ankle) was limited in practice all week and is listed as questionable for Monday night's game vs. the Bills. He was in the same boat last week and ended up inactive. Unless you own both Harris and Sony Michel, we'd avoid the Patriots backfield in Week 16 fantasy lineups.

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Patriots RB Damien Harris (ankle) has put in 2 limited practices so far this week. We’ll see what he does on Saturday and how he’s listed on the final injury report for Monday night’s game vs. the Bills. Sony Michel operated as New England’s lead back with Harris out last week.

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Patriots RB Damien Harris (ankle) has been downgraded to out for Sunday's game against the Dolphins. That puts RB Sony Michel back in the lead ball-carrying role -- although he averaged just 8.7 carries per game in that spot over the first 3 weeks of the season. He's just a RB3 or flex play.

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