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37 Damien Harris RB

New England Patriots

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November 29, 2020 05:56 PM
Patriots' Damien Harris: Leading rusher in Week 12 win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Harris rushed 14 times for 47 yards and wasn't targeted in the passing game in Sunday's 20-17 win over Arizona.

Harris got almost half of the team's 30 rushing attempts, but it was James White who scored both of New England's touchdowns on the ground. While Harris has established himself as New England's top option on the ground, the team's plethora of short-yardage rushing options -- highlighted by quarterback Cam Newton (nine rushing touchdowns) -- and Harris' lack of involvement in the passing game continue to put a damper on the 2019 third-round pick's production. Sony Michel (quad) didn't touch the ball in this one, so Harris is poised to split backfield duties with White again in Week 13 against the Chargers while Rex Burkhead (knee) remains on IR.

November 29, 2020 12:00 PM
Patriots' Damien Harris: Joined by Michel in Week 12 backfield
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Patriots' Week 12 backfield will consist of Harris, James White and Sony Michel, Doug Kyed of NESN.com reports.

Michel's return to action from a quad injury bolsters the Patriots' running back corps, though Rex Burkhead (knee) is now on IR. Given that Harris ran well in Michel's absence, the 2019 third-rounder figures to continue to head the team's ground game Sunday, barring any injury setbacks, while Michel works in a complementary role and James White handles change-of-pace duties. Harris isn't really much of a factor in New England's passing game, so his fantasy utility continues to be dictated by his carry volume, game-flow and usage around the goal line.

November 22, 2020 04:52 PM
Patriots' Damien Harris: Finds end zone as leading rusher
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Harris (chest/ankle) rushed 11 times for 43 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 27-20 loss to Houston. He added an 11-yard catch on two targets.

Harris got the scoring started with a nine-yard rushing touchdown and finished with team highs in carries and rushing yards. He has been entrusted with 10-plus carries in five consecutive games, totaling 395 rushing yards on 73 carries (5.4 YPC) over that stretch. Harris has been a non-factor in the passing game, though, with just three catches all season. Sony Michel's (quad) impending return could cut into Harris' rushing workload in Week 12 against Arizona and beyond, though that drop could be offset somewhat by the expected absence of Rex Burkhead (knee), who was carted off in this one, per Darren Hartwell of Yahoo Sports.

November 22, 2020 11:40 AM
Patriots' Damien Harris: Suits up Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Harris (chest/ankle) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Texans.

Assuming no in-game setbacks, Harris, who carried 22 times for 121 yards in the Patriots' Week 10 win over the Ravens, should continue to lead New England's backfield, which also includes Rex Burkhead and James White, with Sony Michel (quadriceps) inactive. Though Harris isn't really a factor in the passing game, he should see his share of touches Sunday, as New England seems likely run plenty versus a defense that ranks last in the league in both rushing yards allowed per game (167.4) and average yards allowed per carry (5.2).

November 22, 2020 09:04 AM
Patriots' Damien Harris: Expected to play
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Harris (chest/ankle), who is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Texans, is expected to play, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Harris' status will be confirmed prior to the first wave of games Sunday, with the Patriots kicking off at 1 p.m. ET. Assuming he suits up, the 2019 third-round pick -- who carried 22 times for 121 yards in the team's Week 10 win over the Ravens -- should continue to head New England's backfield, which also includes Rex Burkhead and James White. The potential reintroduction of Sony Michel (quadriceps) to the mix may well cut into Harris' volume to some extent, but working in the favor of all the team's backs is that Houston's defense has struggled against the run this season.

November 20, 2020 06:56 PM
Patriots' Damien Harris: Listed as questionable for Week 11
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Harris (chest/ankle) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Texans after practicing in a limited fashion this week, Doug Kyed of NESN.com reports.

Harris is one of 15 Patriots players listed as questionable this week, be we suspect that he'll be a go for Sunday's 1:00 ET kickoff. Assuming that's the case, he's likely continue heading New England's ground game, even if the team elects to activate Sony Michel (quadriceps) from IR. In his last outing, Harris recorded season highs in both carries (22) and rushing yards (121) in a win over the Ravens.

November 19, 2020 03:24 PM
Patriots' Damien Harris: Logs limited practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Harris (chest/ankle) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.

Harris was limited at practice throughout last week before rushing 22 times for 121 yards in Sunday's win over the Ravens. With no reported setbacks in that contest, his limitations to begin Week 11 were probably maintenance-related. The Patriots have yet to decide whether Sony Michel (quadriceps) will be activated from injured reserve ahead of this weekend's game against the Texans, but with the way he's been running of late, Harris seems likely to continue headlining New England's ground game. Harris' limited involvement in the team's passing game means that his fantasy utility going forward hinges on him seeing double-digit carries weekly and making the occasional trip to the end zone.

November 16, 2020 01:20 AM
Patriots' Damien Harris: Continues to roll in victory
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Harris (chest-ankle) rushed 22 times for 121 yards in Sunday's 23-17 win over Baltimore.

Harris carried a questionable tag heading into the Sunday Night Football affair, so fantasy owners who rolled the dice on the tailback were rewarded handsomely. The 2019 third-round pick set a new career high in carries (22) thanks to rainy and windy conditions at Foxborough, and he was a big reason why the Patriots were able to move the ball with ease against a stout Baltimore defense. Harris is only on the field for about a third of the Patriots' offensive snaps this season, but he touches the ball on 62.5 percent of the snaps he is active for, a rate which can keep him fantasy-relevant while technically being part of a committee. Sony Michel (knee) remains on IR, but even when he returns, it would be hard to see Harris having his workload reduced so long as he continues to average 5.5 yards per carry. Harris should not be on any waiver wires heading into Week 11, and he is considered a strong play against a porous Texans defense.

November 15, 2020 07:00 PM
Patriots' Damien Harris: Good to go Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Harris (chest/ankle) is listed as active for Sunday night's home game against the Ravens, Jeff Howe of The Athletic reports.

With Sony Michel (quad) still on IR, the Patriots' other backfield options Sunday are the versatile Rex Burkhead and change-of-pace back James White, while rookie J.J. Taylor is a healthy scratch. Assuming no in-game setbacks, Harris -- who's averaging 5.6 yards per carry to date -- should lead the way in early-down situations, with Burkhead and White mixing in. Given Harris' limited involvement in the New England passing game, his path to fantasy relevance Week 10 is logging double-digit touches and finding his way into the end zone against the rugged Ravens defense. Per Mike Reiss of ESPN.com, weather could be a factor Sunday night, with rain and wind in the Foxborough forecast.

November 15, 2020 10:24 AM
Patriots' Damien Harris: Hopes to play Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Harris (chest/ankle), who is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Ravens, is "hopeful to play," Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Rapoport adds that Harris will be monitored closely in pre-game warmups as the Patriots look to ensure he experiences no setbacks before clearing him to suit up. With Sony Michel (quad) still on injured reserve, the Patriots' other backfield options are the versatile Rex Burkhead, change-of-pace back James White and rookie J.J. Taylor. Given that Sunday's game kicks off at 8:20 p.m. ET, there's an element of risk in counting on Harris -- who has emerged as New England's top early-down option -- in Week 10 fantasy lineups. In the event that he's scratched, last-minute plug-in options would include Burkhead and White, running backs in the mix for carries for Baltimore, and those on the two Monday night teams (Minnesota and Chicago).

November 13, 2020 06:00 PM
Patriots' Damien Harris: Questionable for Sunday night
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Harris (chest/ankle) is listed as questionable for Sunday night's game against the Ravens after practicing in a limited fashion this week, Zack Cox of NESN.com reports.

Harris is one of 17 players listed as questionable by the Patriots, and while his practice participation all week -- albeit in a limited fashion -- offers encouragement, his status remains worth monitoring leading up to Sunday's 8:20 p.m. ET kickoff. Per Mike Reiss of ESPN.com, the running back, who left Monday night's win over the Jets with a chest injury, stopped short of saying he'd play Sunday night but did note that he's been working to that end over the past few days. If Harris is limited at all this weekend (or out), it's possible that Sony Michel (quad) -- who is eligible to be activated off IR -- could rejoin New England's backfield mix Week 10, along with James White and Rex Burkhead.

November 12, 2020 05:40 PM
Patriots' Damien Harris: Remains limited Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Harris (chest/ankle) remained limited at practice Thursday.

Back-to-back limited sessions suggest that Harris has a good shot to play Sunday night against the Ravens, but there's a decent chance he's one of a slew of players that the Patriots will officially list as questionable for the contest.

November 12, 2020 11:48 AM
Patriots' Damien Harris: Limited at practice Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Harris (chest/ankle) was listed as limited at practice Wednesday, Andrew Callahan of Boston Herald reports.

Harris headed into Week 9 action managing the ankle issue, but it was the chest injury that ended up forcing him out of Monday's win over the Jets. That he was able to practice two days later -- even in a limited fashion -- is a decent sign, but if Harris is at less than 100 percent health heading into the weekend, the Patriots could choose to bring Sony Michel (quadriceps) back from injured reserve ahead of Sunday's game against the Ravens.

November 12, 2020 11:48 AM
Patriots' Damien Harris: Back at practice Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Harris (chest) is present at Wednesday's practice, Zack Cox of NESN.com reports.

Harris was forced out of Monday's win over the Jets due to the chest injury, so it's encouraging to see him in attendance for practice just two days later. The second-year running back is also scheduled to speak with the media Friday, which isn't standard procedure for injured players. That said, until the actual extent of Harris' practice activity is revealed, his status will need to be monitored heading into the Patriots' Week 10 game against Baltimore.

November 10, 2020 10:40 AM
Patriots' Damien Harris: Rushing leader prior to injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Harris rushed 14 times for 71 yards prior to leaving Monday night's 30-27 win over the Jets with a chest injury suffered during the fourth quarter.

Harris did not return after taking a shot to the chest late in Monday's contest. Despite his early exit, Harris still led the Pats in rushing yards and attempts, but couldn't find the end zone even though New England scored three times on the ground. While Harris again didn't feature in the passing game either, his recent production still makes his injury situation important to monitor ahead of Week 10's matchup against the Ravens. If Harris is forced to sit, it could create an opening for Sony Michel (quad) to come off IR and reassert his claim to an early-down role.

November 9, 2020 11:00 PM
Patriots' Damien Harris: Exits with chest injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Harris left Monday's game against the Jets in the fourth quarter with a chest injury, Michael Giardi of NFL Network reports.

Harris took a hard hit on a rushing attempt in the fourth quarter, and after slowly making his way off the field, he was spotted heading to the locker room. It's unclear at this time whether he'll be able to return.

November 9, 2020 11:08 PM
Patriots' Damien Harris: Suits up Monday night
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Harris is listed as active for Monday night's game against the Jets.

With Sony Michel (quad) not activated for the contest, Harris is in line to head the team's Week 9 rushing attack, with pass-catching ace James White and the versatile Rex Burkhead also in the mix. Harris logged 16 carries for 102 yards and a TD in the Patriots' Week 8 loss to the Bills, and Michel's continued absence helps extend Harris' fantasy lineup window.

November 7, 2020 11:52 PM
Patriots' Damien Harris: Questionable for Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Harris (ankle) is listed as questionable for Monday's game against the Jets, Zack Cox of NESN.com reports.

Seventeen players from the Patriots were listed as questionable following the team's final injury report, so it's clear there's a bit of gamesmanship being played at the moment. Considering Harris was listed as a limited participant all week and no news surfaced about him possibly missing Monday's game, all indications seem to suggest the second-year back will be good to go. The team could still choose to activate Sony Michel (quad) off injured reserve in the next 48 hours; otherwise expect Rex Burkhead and James White to cycle in as part of the team's backfield-by-committee.

November 5, 2020 04:52 PM
Patriots' Damien Harris: Limited Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Harris (ankle) was limited at practice Thursday, Zack Cox of NESN.com reports.

Harris is one of 12 players listed as limited by the Patriots and we suspect that his status for Monday night's game against the Jets is in no danger. The 2019 third-rounder carried 16 times for 102 yards and a TD in this past Sunday's loss to the Bills, but it's worth noting that Sony Michel (quad) has returned to practice and could come off IR as soon as this week. In such a scenario, he'd be an immediate threat to cut into Harris' early-down workload.

November 1, 2020 04:56 PM
Patriots' Damien Harris: Leads offense in Week 8 loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Harris (ankle) rushed 16 times for 102 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 24-21 loss to Buffalo. He wasn't targeted in the passing game.

Harris' 22-yard rushing score with 3:03 left in the third quarter got New England into the end zone for the first time, and the Patriots' ensuing two-point conversion tied the game at 14 apiece. New England ultimately came up just short on a costly Cam Newton fumble, but Harris was the only player to handle double-digit carries for the Patriots and has emerged as the team's leading backfield rushing option heading into a Week 9 date with the winless Jets.

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Game Log
WkDateOpponentResultATTYDSTDRECYDSTD
4Mon 10/05@ KCL 10-26171000000
6Sun 10/18vs DENL 12-1861901140
7Sun 10/25vs SFL 6-33105801120
8Sun 11/01@ BUFL 21-24161021000
9Mon 11/09@ NYJW 30-2714710000
10Sun 11/15vs BALW 23-17221210000
11Sun 11/22@ HOUL 20-27114311110
12Sun 11/29vs ARIW 20-1714470000
Career Rushing Stats
SeasonTeamGGSATTYDSRuAvgLGTD20+1st
2020NE881105615.1412424
2019NE204123.013000
Total1081145735.0412424
Career Receiving Stats
SeasonTeamGGSRECYDSReAvgLGTD20+40+1st
2020NE8833712.3140003
2019NE20000.000000
Total10833712.3140003
 
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
5-11/213
Birthdate:
02/11/1997
Age:
23
Hometown:
Richmond, KY, USA
School:
Alabama
NFL Experience:
2
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