Harris caught each of his five targets for 52 yards in Sunday's 16-3 win over the Buccaneers.
While nowhere close to his breakout 10-catch performance the previous week, Harris did finish second to only Jordan Reed in targets on an afternoon when Alex Smith attempt just 27 passes. Josh Doctson scored the lone touchdown and led the Washington wideouts with a 78 percent snap share, but Harris wasn't too far behind at 66 percent. Next up is a Week 11 home matchup with a Houston defense ranked sixth in yards allowed per pass attempt (7.1) and 15th in passing yards allowed per game (243).
Harris could see an uptick in targets with Jamison Crowder (ankle) ruled out for another week.
Harris exploded for 10 catches and 124 yards on 12 targets in a blowout loss to the Falcons last week, and with the likes of Crowder (ankle), Chris Thompson (ribs) and Paul Richardson (shoulder) already ruled out for Sunday's contest, Harris figures to be one of the few weapons available against a Tampa Bay defense that has allowed at least 125 total yards to the WR position in every game this season.
Harris is part of a receiving corps that won't have Paul Richardson (shoulder) available for the rest of the season, Kareem Copeland of The Washington Post reports.
Harris has been filling in for slot receiver Jamison Crowder (ankle), who hasn't played since Week 5 and may not be ready for Sunday's game at Tampa Bay. While mostly quiet in the increased role, Harris unexpectedly broke out for a 10-124-0 receiving line on 12 targets during Sunday's 38-14 loss to the Falcons. With Jordan Reed (neck/back) and Chris Thompson (ribs) also banged up, Alex Smith may regularly look in Harris' direction against a leaky Buccaneers secondary. However, it may be tough for Smith to get comfortable given that Richardson is joined by starting guards Brandon Scherff (pectoral) and Shawn Lauvao (knee) on the list of recent season-ending injuries. Harris makes a lot of sense as a Week 10 waiver addition, considering the Richardson injury should allow for continued involvement even after Crowder returns. Harris is noted for his versatility, with coach Jay Gruden mentioning on multiple occasions that the 25-year-old can play each of the three receiver spots in the Washington offense.
Harris caught 10 of 12 passes for 124 yards during Sunday's 38-14 loss to the Falcons.
Where did that come from? Harris ended Sunday with more yards, and just one fewer reception, than the rest of his season combined. Jamison Crowder's (ankle) absence was certainly a factor, but given the fact that the veteran has been out for several games now, doesn't explain the whole story. Washington falling behind early and being forced to pass is another possibility. Either way, keep an eye on Harris -- particularly next Sunday against a Tampa Bay defense ranked dead last in the league in opponent passer rating.
Harris caught two passes for 20 yards on two targets in Sunday's 20-13 win over the Giants.
Harris hasn't been able to take advantage of injuries at his position, averaging just three targets and 18.3 yards the past three weeks while filling in for Jamison Crowder (ankle) or Paul Richardson. There's been no hint of any production from the Washington wide receivers, but we could see at least one have a decent game in a soft Week 9 matchup with the Falcons.
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