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James Harrison

39-Year-Old Linebacker – Pittsburgh Steelers

2017 Defensive Stats

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2017 Defensive Projections

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2017 Fantasy Football Outlook

Father Time has nothing on Harrison, after a 2016 campaign in which he totaled 50 tackles, including 5.0 sacks, two forced fumbles, and an interception. Thought to have been his final season, Harriso...

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2017 ADP:

IDP Rank: Hidden

Bye Week:  9

HT: 6' 0"   WT: 242   DOB: 5/4/1978  College: Kent State  Show ContractHide Contract

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James Harrison Contract Information:

Signed a two-year, $3.5 million contract with the Steelers in March of 2017.

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Harrison collected three tackles (all solo), including a sack in Pittsburgh's 19-13 win over Kansas City.

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James Harrison NFL Stats
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  Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Year Age Team G Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
2008 30 15 - 93 - 16 - 1 0 - 0 - - - -
2009 31 16 - 79 - 10 - 0 0 - 2 - - - -
2010 32 PIT 16 100 70 30 10.5 5 2 0 6 1 0 0 0 0
2011 33 PIT 11 59 48 11 9 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
2012 34 PIT 13 70 49 21 6 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
2013 35 CIN 15 30 16 14 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
2014 36 PIT 11 45 29 16 5.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 37 PIT 15 40 27 13 5 4 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
2016 38 PIT 15 53 39 14 5 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
2017 39 PIT 3 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

James Harrison – Playing Time Overview

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#2 Outside Linebacker
  1. T.J. Watt
  2. James Harrison
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Snap Count Stats

22

Defensive Snaps in 2017

James Harrison was on the field for 22 of his team's snaps on defense in 2017.

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Special Teams Snaps in 2017

James Harrison was on the field for 0 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2017.

Year Def ST
2015 611 58
2016 587 38
2017 22 0
James Harrison 2017 Game Log
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  Snap Count Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Week Opp Def ST Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
1 @Cle 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Min
3 @Chi 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 @Bal
5 Jax
6 @KC 15 0 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Cin
8 @Det
9 BYE Bye Week
10 @Ind
11 Ten
12 GB
13 @Cin
14 Bal
15 NE
16 @Hou
17 Cle

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for James Harrison
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Weight:   242 lbs
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James Harrison: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Harrison is active for Sunday's matchup with the Chiefs, Joe Rutter of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

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Harrison (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Jaguars, Ray Fittipaldo of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

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Harrison (illness) wasn't listed on Wednesday's injury report.

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Harrison is inactive for Sunday's game against Baltimore due to illness, Teresa Varley of the Steelers' official site reports.

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Harrison lost his starting role to rookie T.J. Watt this preseason, Dave Lolley of the Washington Observer-Reporter reports.

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Harrison signed a two-year, $3.5 million contract with the Steelers on Wednesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

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Harrison plans to return for what will be his 14th NFL season in 2017, Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

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2016

At 38 years old, Harrison is the oldest defensive player in the NFL. Already lured from retirement once, he is likely in the final season of his illustrious career. He proved he still has some gas in the tank, recording five sacks, an interception and two forced fumbles in 2015, but probably not enough for IDP consideration except in the deepest of fantasy leagues.

2015

At 37, Harrison is slated to return to provide veteran leadership to a young group of Steelers linebackers, and will compete with Jarvis Jones for the starting right outside linebacker position.

2013

Harrison's six sacks last season were his fewest since 2006, but the 34-year-old should continue to be a pass-rushing force for the Bengals in 2013.

2012

Even though he’s a 3-4 outside linebacker, Harrison has consistently shown the freakish ability to approach the 100-tackle mark, which in past years easily made him the top IDP at the position. The reason he’s behind DeMarcus Ware and Von Miller, though, is because he underwent two back surgeries prior to last year and heads into his age-34 season in 2012. He was just about as productive as ever in the 11 games he played last year (he missed games due to suspension and a fractured orbital bone), totaling 59 tackles and nine sacks, but those back surgeries raise the specter of imminent decline.

2011

It’s difficult to overstate just how remarkable Harrison is. He’s the only 3-4 outside linebacker in the league with the ability to produce triple-digit tackles, and he still manages to be an elite pass rusher and turnover machine. In addition to 378 tackles the last four years, Harrison has totaled 45 sacks, four interceptions and 25 forced fumbles. There’s no weak spot to be found – Harrison is a constant terror in all phases of the game, and offensive coordinators seem no closer to figuring him out now than they were in 2007. In leagues that provide big rewards for sack production, Harrison might be the top linebacker IDP to target.

2010

Harrison doesn’t rack up as many tackles as other elite IDP linebackers — until you factor in tackling the quarterback. The Steelers’ primary pass-rush threat has racked up 34.5 sacks the last three seasons — 16 in 2008 alone — and posted 10 last year. Like the Steelers as a whole, he finished the year in disappointing fashion, failing to record a sack in his last six games and totaling just 79 tackles. If he returns to the 100- tackle mark he had the previous two seasons, he’ll be a difference maker.

2009

Harrison nearly doubled his career high in sacks last season, dropping opposing quarterbacks 16 times on his way to a Steelers record and NFL Defensive Player of the Year honors. Records and accolades don’t count for much in IDP leagues, though, and Harrison’s tackle totals – 99.5 average the last two years – are what separate him from the elite fantasy defenders. His fantasy numbers depend on high sack totals, which can be inconsistent from year to year.

2008

Harrison won the starting job last season and proved he can put up quality stats. He racked up career highs with 8.5 sacks and 87 tackles. Harrison dealt with offseason troubles stemming from a domestic dispute, but all charges were dropped. Expect Harrison to be on the field for the Steelers and producing at a fantasy worthy level.

2007

Harrison will attempt to pick up some of the slack left by the release of Joey Porter. Harrison is on the smallish side (6-foot, 242-pounds) and missed five games with injury in 2006. He had three sacks and a pick in 2005 has never established himself as a starter.

2006

Harrison won't put up fantasy numbers worthy of an IDP spot, but he just may well be the team's scariest, if not toughest, defender. Harrison, who recorded just 45 total tackles (36/9) with three sacks, puts the fear of God in opposing offenses with his hitting ability. Nicknamed "Silverback" by his teammates.

2005

Harrison walked in off the street in the summer of 2004 and ended up becoming a key contributor on defense. Coach Bill Cowher has lauded Harrison's ability to gain leverage with his stocky build (6-0, 242 lbs) in training camp. He's a competent defender on the Steeler's defense, but not worthy of an IDP pick. He finished with one sack and one fumble recovery in 2004.