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David Harris

32-Year-Old Linebacker – New York Jets

2015 Defensive Stats

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108

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4.5

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2

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2016 Defensive Projections

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2016 Fantasy Football Outlook

One of the league's steadiest and time-tested linebackers, both in real-life and IDP terms, Harris once again should prove a fine LB2 asset in 2016. His age is a slight concern as he heads into his ag...

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2016 ADP:

IDP Rank: Hidden

Bye Week:  11

HT: 6' 2"   WT: 250   DOB: 1/21/1984  College: Michigan   DRAFTED: 2nd Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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David Harris Contract Information:

Re-signed with the Jets on a three-year, $21.5 million contract in March of 2015.

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Harris recorded 14 tackles Sunday against the Bills and ended the season with 108 tackles, 4.5 sacks and two forced fumbles.

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David Harris 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 24 11 - 75 - 1 - 0 0 - 1 - - - -
2009 25 16 - 126 - 5.5 - 2 0 - 0 - - - -
2010 26 NYJ 16 99 69 30 3 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
2011 27 NYJ 16 86 65 21 5 9 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 28 NYJ 16 123 79 44 3 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
2013 29 NYJ 16 124 70 54 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2014 30 NYJ 16 123 71 52 5.5 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
2015 31 NYJ 16 108 67 41 4.5 4 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

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#1 Inside Linebacker
  1. David Harris
  2. Bruce Carter
  3. Taiwan Jones
New York Jets

Snap Count Stats

973

Defensive Snaps in 2015

David Harris was on the field for 973 of his team's snaps on defense in 2015.

82

Special Teams Snaps in 2015

David Harris was on the field for 82 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2015.

Year Def ST
2013 1034 83
2014 1010 93
2015 973 82
David Harris 2015 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 70 4 8 6 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 @Ind 64 3 7 6 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
3 Phi 64 4 9 5 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
4 @Mia 47 4 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Was 63 7 11 5 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 @NE 67 8 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 @Oak 62 7 9 6 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Jax 66 7 4 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Buf 65 6 8 2 6 0.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 @Hou 73 5 8 5 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Mia 62 6 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 @NYG 65 7 9 4 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Ten 61 2 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 @Dal 13 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 NE 56 5 6 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 @Buf 75 6 14 10 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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 David Harris
As Compared To Other Linebackers
Height:   6' 2"
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Weight:   250 lbs
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New York Jets Team Injury Report
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James Carpenter  PUP-P
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Breno Giacomini  PUP-P
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Kendall James  PUP-P
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Khiry Robinson  PUP-P
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Devin Smith  PUP-P
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David Harris: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Harris (back) recorded nine tackles Sunday against the Patriots.

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Harris (back) is active Sunday against the Patriots.

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Harris (back) is considered probable for Sunday's matchup with New England.

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Harris (back) was limited in practice Wednesday, ESPN’s Rich Cimini reports.

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Harris has a lower-back injury and is questionable to return to Saturday's game, Brian Costello of the New York Post reports.

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Harris forced a fumble and recorded two tackles Sunday against the Titans.

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Harris recorded nine tackles Sunday against the Giants.

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Harris recorded four tackles Sunday against the Dolphins.

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Harris recorded eight tackles Sunday against the Texans.

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Harris recorded his third sack of the year among nine tackles Thursday against the Bills.

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Harris recorded four tackles Sunday against the Jaguars.

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Harris recorded nine tackles Sunday against the Raiders.

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Harris recorded three tackles Sunday against the Patriots.

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Harris recorded 11 tackles Sunday against Washington.

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Harris (quad) is active Sunday against Washington.

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Harris (quad) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against Washington, ESPN.com reports.

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2015

Re-signed to a three-year deal with the Jets this offseason, Harris returns to New York having posted 124, 124 and 123 tackles, respectively, over the past three seasons. In fact, Harris has registered at least 120 stops in five of his nine NFL seasons, evidencing tremendous consistency. As a bonus, the veteran added a career-high six sacks last season and also forced two fumbles. With that track record and recent improvement, Harris is a fantastic IDP value as the anchor of the Jets’ linebacking corp. Additionally, new head coach Todd Bowles’ noted defensive acumen could further highlight Harris’ ability this season, making the 31-year-old all the more enticing for fantasy owners.

2014

Harris has perhaps been the league's most reliable sack source at inside linebacker over the last seven years, totaling 24.5 over that span, and over the last two years he's rounded out his IDP value with high-level tackle production. After posting 123 in 2012, Harris provided a nearly identical 124 last year. While he recorded just five sacks over the last two years, Harris might be due for better luck as a pass rusher in 2014 – he posted at least five sacks in 2007, 2009 and 2011. He's clearly the Jets' top inside linebacker and shouldn't see his play-count threatened any time soon.

2013

A Jets offense specializing in turnovers and three-and-outs granted Harris and the Jets defense an enormous snap count in 2012, leading him to improve his tackle numbers drastically over the previous two seasons. (Harris finished 2012 with 123 stops (79 solo) after he posted 99 and 86 tackles in 2010 and 2011, respectively.) It’s difficult to see the Jets offense being as bad as it was last year, so Harris might not see 1,067 snaps again, but it's unlikely it morphs into a ball-control, keep-their-own-defense-off-the-field juggernaut, either. In other words, Harris should still have an above-average number of chances to make tackles.

2012

Harris is generally not much of a threat to pile up big tackle totals, but he’s a very good blitzer and has shown some playmaking ability in coverage in recent years. Although he finished last year with just 86 tackles (65 solo), he helped make up for it with five sacks and four interceptions (one returned for a touchdown). History suggests Harris’ low tackle count from last year is most likely a fluke. His previous years saw him average a 16-game pace of roughly 116 tackles per year. Look for him to find a healthier balance between the tackle and sack/interception categories in 2012.

2011

Harris is a good player in real life, but his IDP utility is limited by the Jets’ ball-control offense as well as the defense’s ability to force three-and-outs. Harris has to wait a while to get on the field, and once he gets there, he gets back off in a hurry. That said, Harris should still do better than last year's numbers, when he finished with just 99 tackles (69 solo). Expect his tackles to increase, and rank him a bit higher in leagues that focus on sack production, as Harris is a better blitzer than most inside linebackers (8.5 sacks the last two years).

2010

The only thing separating Harris from superstar IDPs like Patrick Willis and Jon Beason is durability. Harris exploded into fantasy stardom as a rookie, racking up 120 tackles and five sacks. But in 2008 he missed significant time due to a nagging groin injury and last season he was slowed by ankle problems. That said, even limited by the ankle, Harris’ final 2009 tally still included 126 tackles, 5.5 sacks and two interceptions. If he can avoid nagging injuries, Harris should be back among the IDP elite this season.

2009

Another of the superstar middle linebackers from the 2007 draft, Harris exploded on the scene in the second half of his rookie year, racking up 127 tackles and five sacks despite not breaking into the starting lineup until Week 9. That performance earned Harris a place atop many IDP cheat sheets for 2008, but his production last season was limited when a nagging groin injury sidelined him for five games. Assuming he can stay healthy for a full season in 2009, he should be among the league leaders in tackles.

2008

We might never know why the Man-genius didn't hand a starting role to Harris until Week 9. He still turned in monster numbers (122 tackles and five sacks) as a rookie, no less. Harris made 41 tackles (30 solo) in Weeks 8 and 9 alone. His upside is tremendous. In his nine starts, he averaged 11.3 tackles per game, about half a tackle per game more than the league-leading season pace of fellow rookie Patrick Willis. Assuming Harris can take the pounding for an entire season (we think he can, especially as a 24-year-old), then he should challenge Willis for the league lead in tackles this season. He possesses an enticing mix of speed, power and instincts.