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Roman Harper

31-Year-Old Safety – Carolina Panthers

2013 Defensive Stats

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2014 Defensive Projections

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2014 Fantasy Football Outlook

Harper presents some risk as a high IDP investment since he's coming off an injury-plagued 2013 season and is heading to a new team with an uncertain role, but it's generally easy to see him securing ...

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2014 ADP:

IDP Rank: Hidden

Bye Week:  12

STATUS:  Probable     INJURY:  Toe
HT: 6' 1"   WT: 200   DOB: 12/11/1982
College: Alabama  Show ContractHide Contract

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Roman Harper Contract Information:

Signed a two-year, $4.5 million contract with Carolina in March of 2014.

August 18, 2014  –  Roman Harper News

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Harper (toe) did not play in the Panthers' second preseason game Sunday.

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Roman Harper 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
2007 24 16 - 82 - 4 - 3 1 - 0 - - - -
2008 25 15 - 80 - 0 - 0 0 - 0 - - - -
2009 26 16 - 99 - 1.5 - 0 0 - 0 - - - -
2010 27 NO 15 93 72 21 3 8 1 0 6 1 0 0 0 0
2011 28 NO 16 95 73 22 7.5 7 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0
2012 29 NO 16 115 88 27 0 11 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 30 NO 9 39 27 12 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Roman Harper – Playing Time Overview

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#1 Strong Safety

Snap Count Stats

308

Defensive Snaps in 2013

Roman Harper was on the field for 308 of his team's snaps on defense in 2013.

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Special Teams Snaps in 2013

Roman Harper was on the field for 94 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2013.

Year Def ST
2011 - -
2012 1098 21
2013 308 94

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Roman Harper 2013 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 Sea 49 9 3 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
2 @Buf 41 7 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 NYG
4 BYE Bye Week
5 @Ari
6 @Min
7 StL
8 @TB
9 Atl
10 @SF
11 NE
12 @Mia
13 TB
14 @NO 47 14 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 NYJ 21 11 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 NO 35 15 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 @Atl 0 0 8 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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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 Roman Harper
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Roman Harper: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Harper agreed to a two-year, $4.5 million contract with Carolina on Saturday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

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The Saints released Harper on Wednesday, NFL.com reports.

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Harper made four tackles (two solo) in Monday's loss to the Seahawks.

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Harper (knee) returned to action Sunday for the first time since Week 2 and recorded two tackles (one solo) in a win over the 49ers. In his return, Harper was limited to only 17 defensive snaps (out of a possible 57), reports ESPN.com.

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Harper (knee) is listed as active for Sunday's game against San Francisco.

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Harper (knee) is probable for Sunday's game against San Francisco.

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Harper (knee) is inactive for Sunday's game against Dallas.

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Harper (knee) is questionable for Sunday's game against Dallas.

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Harper (knee) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Jets.

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2013

While Harper's game as a strong safety complements the skill sets of safety-corner hybrids Vaccaro and Jenkins, his poor 2012 season could see his snap count lowered. For that reason it's difficult to see him matching the 115 tackles from 2012. Still, Harper is an accomplished pass rusher who figures to pile up his tackles, even if he's no longer an effective defender for his real-life team.

2012

Although he rightfully has a reputation as one of the league's more dangerous defensive backs, Harper (at press time) was not targeted for suspension as a result of New Orleans’ alleged bounty scheme. With that bullet dodged, Harper should reprise his role a one of the league’s best in-the-box IDP defensive backs – nearly a non-factor in coverage but annually hovering in the 100-tackle range. In recent years, though, Harper has emerged as a dominant blitzer, which provides a nice boost to his fantasy value. Although he had no interceptions, Harper added 7.5 sacks to his 95 tackles (73 solo). It’s highly unlikely that Harper will approach that sack number again in 2012, but he still has to be the favorite to lead the league in that category among defensive backs. Between his above average sack (10.5 since 2010) and forced fumble (eight since 2010) production, Harper’s lack of activity in coverage is mostly offset in the vast majority of IDP scoring systems.

2011

Harper is a pure strong safety who generally doesn’t have the ability to make plays in coverage, but he still made a big showing in the turnover category last year, finishing the year with six forced fumbles. He also makes a dent as a pass rusher, as evidenced by his three quarterback sacks last year. Entering 2011, Harper should remain a standout IDP option in the secondary due to his consistent and effective presence in the box. Although he has just four interceptions in his five-year career, Harper makes up for it with his consistent tackle numbers.

2010

Harper proved to be a great fit for Gregg Williams’ aggressive defense, racking up just over 100 tackles in 2009. Williams uses Harper on the blitz regularly, so an increase from last season’s sack total wouldn’t be an unreasonable expectation for 2010.

2009

In 2008, Harper recorded 89 tackles and only one forced fumbled with zero interceptions. Those numbers were a substantial drop off from his 2007 numbers in which he recorded more tackles, sacks, forced fumbles, and interceptions. Entering his fourth year in New Orleans, Harper will look to regain the form that made him one of the top young safeties in the game under the aggressive approach of new defensive coordinator Greg Williams. Look for Harper to bounce back from a disappointing season and produce once again as the starting strong safety in what should be an improved New Orleans defense.

2008

Harper's IDP value is based around his ability to be a sack/INT combo player. Only 21 games into his NFL career, Harper could definitely improve on his four sacks and three picks in 2007. He has the starting strong safety position locked up and should continue to grow as a player.

2007

Harper, the Saints second-round pick in 2006, broke into the starting lineup at safety last season before tearing his ACL in Week 5 and missing the rest of the year. He is still rehabilitating the knee, and will have to prove to head coach Sean Payton during training camp that he is fully recovered. Though Harper is one of the most talented members of the team's secondary, the Saints are likely to somewhat limit his playing time - at least early in the season - to protect against further injury. Nevertheless, if he's healthy enough to fully participate during training camp, he should be on the starting roster for Week 1 of the 2007 season.

2006

Harper excelled at Alabama as a three-year starter, but is likely to begin his NFL career as a reserve. However, if the team's othr safeties struggle during camp or the regular season, head coach Sean Payton likely won't hesitate to give Harper a chance to start as a rookie.