Dwayne Harris will again be a reserve receiver and special teams maven for the Raiders this season, but he has minimal Fantasy value in most formats. Harris has seven catches and one touchdown as a receiver over his past three seasons with Oakland and the Giants, but he's known more for his production as a return man. In 2018 for the Raiders, Harris had 29 kickoff returns for 663 yards and 20 punt returns for 281 yards and one touchdown. In leagues that reward Fantasy points for return production, Harris is worth a late-round pick.
Harris re-signed with the Raiders on Monday, Dan Graziano of ESPN.com reports. Harris suited up in 15 games for the Raiders last season, catching all six of his targets for 40 yards. His value is more prominent on special teams, as he racked up 663 kick return yards and 281 punt return yards to go along with a punt-return touchdown. Expect the 31-year-old to keep his spot as the primary return man for the Raiders in 2019.
Harris caught six passes for 40 yards and had one punt return touchdown in 15 games this season. Harris served as the Raiders' top kick and punt returner after signing a one-year deal last April, averaging 22.9 yards per kick return and 14.1 yards per punt return. The 31-year-old typically played only a handful of offensive snaps each game and will likely end up with a similar role elsewhere as he enters 2019 as a free agent.
Harris (foot) won't carry an injury designation into Sunday's game versus the Bengals, Paul Gutierrez of ESPN.com reports. Harris still has four healthy receivers ahead of him in the depth chart, so his fantasy value remains negligible with just six catches over 12 games. The eighth-year pro's main value comes returning both punts and kicks.
Harris was a limited participant at Wednesday's practice with a foot injury. The extent of the foot issue is not believed to be all that serious given Harris' ability to practice, even in a limited fashion. The Raiders' primary return man figures to be ready for Sunday's tilt with Cincinnati barring any unforeseen developments.
Harris (chest/foot) was a full participant at Wednesday's practices. Harris sustained the injuries in Sunday's game against the Cardinals, but his quick return to practice confirms them as minor issues. Brandon LaFell (Achilles) was placed on injured reserve, while Martavis Bryant (knee) and Jordy Nelson continue to battle knee injuries, leaving Seth Roberts, Marcell Ateman and Harris as the Raiders' top healthy wide receivers. With that said, the 31-year-old has been minimally involved offensively this season, and stepping into a significant role seems unlikely.
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|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|2||09/15||Kansas City Chiefs||21||22.67|
|7||10/20||@Green Bay Packers||26||24.75|
|10||11/08||Los Angeles Chargers||7||18.44|
|12||11/24||@New York Jets||32||27.38|
|13||12/01||@Kansas City Chiefs||21||22.67|
|16||12/22||@Los Angeles Chargers||7||18.44|
Red Zone Trends
|3 Year Avg||2||2||18||0||1||9.00||1|