In his second season as a pro, Harris could pair well with lead back Sony Michel to give the Patriots "a potentially nice one-two combination" out of the team's backfield on early downs, ESPN's Mike Reiss reports. Pass-catching ace James White is still around and will continue to see his share of targets, but Harris will undoubtedly see more opportunities in 2020 after logging just four carries in two games as a rookie. Versatile Rex Burkhead is also in the mix, at least for now, but after taking Harris in the third round of last year's draft, expect the Patriots to see what they have in the 5-foot-11, 213-pound Alabama product. For now, Harris is probably an injury (to a teammate) away from garnering steady volume, but he profiled as a physical downhill runner with a good handle on avoiding turnovers and a willingness to handle blitz pick-up when he came out of college.
Harris logged four carries for 12 yards in two games this past season. Per Jeff Howe of the Athletic, the 2019 third-rounder missed three games with a hamstring injury and was a healthy scratch 12 times. Harris' rookie season essentially amounted to a redshirt year and with Sony Michel, James White, Rex Burkhead and Brandon Bolden all under contract with the Patriots in 2020, the Alabama product doesn't have a clear path to abundant carries in his second season as a pro. That said, it's always possible that roster churn and/or future injuries could change that context, but for now Harris still profiles as a depth option in the Patriots' backfield.
Harris (hamstring) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Cowboys. Harris was limited at practice all week, and he'll sit out a fourth straight game, although only two were attributed to this injury. The Patriots' backfield remains deep with Sony Michel, James White, Rex Burkhead and Brandon Bolden.
Harris (hamstring) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Cowboys. Harris was out for last week's win over the Eagles due to the hamstring issue and could miss his second straight game. The 22-year-old may be inactive regardless of his health given that the rest of the team's running backs are currently healthy.
Harris (hamstring) was limited at practice Wednesday, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports. Harris sat out Sunday's win over the Eagles after being added to the Patriots' injury report two days ahead of the game. Even if the rookie running back is deemed healthy enough to play this weekend, he could still sit out against the Cowboys as a healthy inactive.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|3||09/27||Las Vegas Raiders||0.00|
|4||10/04||@Kansas City Chiefs||23||20.37|
|7||10/25||San Francisco 49ers||3||12.16|
|9||11/10||@New York Jets||9||14.50|
|13||12/06||@Los Angeles Chargers||22||18.88|
|14||12/11||@Los Angeles Rams||18||18.00|
|17||01/03||New York Jets||9||14.50|
|3 Year Avg||4||12||0||0||0||0||1|