Demetrius Harris will compete with James O'Shaughnessy to be the No. 2 tight end for the Chiefs this season, but he would only have minimal Fantasy value if he wins the job. In 2015, Harris had just seven catches for 74 yards and a touchdown on 12 targets. Even if his stats improve a little in his third season he would only be worth owning if something happened to Travis Kelce. Ignore Harris in all leagues on Draft Day.
Harris caught seven passes for 74 yards and a touchdown in the 2015 regular season. Harris didnt' see much action this season despite being the second tight end behind Travis Kelce. He did finally collect his first career touchdown in Week 17 against the Raiders, and the Chiefs thought enough of him to extend his contract three more seasons. Harris seems likely to serve in a similar role next season, limiting his fantasy value behind star tight end Travis Kelce.
Harris agreed to a three-year extension with the Chiefs on Friday, NFL.com reports. The backup tight end can earn up to $6.3 million over the course of the deal. Harris was targeted a mere 12 times during the regular, catching seven passes for 74 yards and a touchdown while playing behind Travis Kelce. He is already a good blocker, and there is hope the 24-year-old can become a more well-rounded player if he can tap more into his raw abilities.
Chiefs tight end Demetrius Harris (foot) played 23 snaps in Thursday's loss to the Broncos, but didn't record a stat. Harris showed some promise as the 2014 season wore on, but an injury sidelined him for much of the second half of the season. Even though he's healthy, the third-year tight end has seen little production offensively while his top competition for snaps in James O'Shaughnessy caught two balls for 54 yards Thursday. While he still outsnapped the rookie 23 to 14, a change could be around the corner if he can't begin impacting the game.
Chiefs tight end Demetrius Harris underwent foot surgery and missed Tuesday's OTA practice as a result, according to the Kansas City Star. Harris previously endured a procedure on his foot, though the grafting process that normally takes place following it did not occur. Therefore, a second surgery was needed. Harris is expected to be ready to go by the time training camp comes around. "We knew there was a possibility of this happening," Reid said. "They want to try it without the graft initially, but we feel pretty good that he's going to be OK."
The Chiefs have tendered tight end Demetrius Harris on Saturday, according to the Kansas City Star. Harris worked behind Travis Kelce and Anthony Fasano, and had his 2014 rookie season cut short in November due to a broken foot. The 6-foot-7, 230-pound pass catcher came down with just three receptions for 20 yards before the injury.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|1||09/11||San Diego Chargers||22||8.00|
|3||09/25||New York Jets||2||4.75|
|7||10/23||New Orleans Saints||33||12.38|
|11||11/20||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||11||6.50|
|17||01/01||@San Diego Chargers||22||8.00|
|3 Year Avg||8||5||47||0||2||9.40||4|