Damien Harris
Damien Harris
23-Year-Old Running BackRB
New England Patriots
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Just like many Patriots rookies before him, Harris essentially spent his first season in the NFL as a redshirt, playing only two games and getting only four carries. That is by no means a signal he's a washout, however. James White was equally invisible in 2014 before emerging as one of the league's most valuable pass-catching backs. While Harris doesn't have White's hands or route-running prowess, the third-round pick out of Alabama does possess a skill set that could allow him to eventually thrive as a versatile option in Bill Belichick's offense if he gets the chance - a chance that might come as soon as this season if Sony Michel fails to make an impact once again in the lead role or struggles to stay healthy. It's possible that Tom Brady's departure could force the team to lean even more heavily on its ground game, opening up touches for Harris even if he isn't starting. The jury remains out on his potential upside, but he should at least begin to make his case this season once he recovers from a training camp finger injury. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $3.63 million contract with the Patriots in June of 2019.
Leading rusher in Week 12 win
RBNew England Patriots
November 29, 2020
Harris rushed 14 times for 47 yards and wasn't targeted in the passing game in Sunday's 20-17 win over Arizona.
ANALYSIS
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.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Damien Harris' 2020 advanced stats compare to other running backs?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Broken Tackle %
    The number of broken tackles divided by rush attempts.
  • Positive Run %
    The percentage of run plays where he was able to gain positive yardage.
  • % Yds After Contact
    The percentage of his rushing yards that came after contact.
  • Avg Yds After Contact
    The average rushing yards he gains after contact.
  • Rushing TD %
    Rushing touchdowns divided by rushing attempts. In other words, how often is he scoring when running the ball.
  • Touches Per Game
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) he is averaging per game
  • % Snaps w/Touch
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) divided by offensive snaps played.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Broken Tackle %
13.6%
 
Positive Run %
84.5%
 
% Yds After Contact
51.7%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
2.6
 
Rushing TD %
1.8%
 
Touches Per Game
14.1
 
% Snaps w/Touch
57.7%
 
Air Yards Per Game
0.4
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.02
 
% Team Air Yards
0.1%
 
% Team Targets
1.7%
 
Avg Depth of Target
0.6 Yds
 
Catch Rate
60.0%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
11.3
 
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
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Overall QB Rating Against
88.2
 
Cornerbacks
83.6
 
Safeties
96.8
 
Linebackers
91.7
 
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2020 Damien Harris Split Stats
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Damien Harris' measurables compare to other running backs?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
5' 11"
 
Weight
213 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.57 sec
 
Vertical Jump
37.0 in
 
Broad Jump
121 in
 
Bench Press
16 reps
 
Hand Length
9.75 in
 
Arm Length
30.75 in
 
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2019 Fantasy Outlook
Given the parade of talented backs that passed through Alabama the last few years, Harris' consistent production is impressive - he topped 1,000 scrimmage yards each of the last three seasons despite maxing out at 172 touches. He doesn't possess any one standout ability in the backfield, but instead profiles as the same kind of jack-of-all-trades that Rex Burkhead was intended to be for the Patriots. In addition to good vision and balance to find yards between the tackles and in traffic, Harris is an effective outlet receiver who gets extra points for his solid instincts as a pass protector. What he lacks is speed or a surprising burst that would allow him to escape NFL defenders on a regular basis. His spot on the depth chart in a talented New England backfield won't do him any favors to begin the season, but the rookie's snaps and touches should increase once he proves to Tom Brady and the coaching staff that he can be trusted to do his job in almost any situation.
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Joined by Michel in Week 12 backfield
RBNew England Patriots
November 29, 2020
The Patriots' Week 12 backfield will consist of Harris, James White and Sony Michel, Doug Kyed of NESN.com reports.
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Finds end zone as leading rusher
RBNew England Patriots
November 22, 2020
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.
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Suits up Sunday
RBNew England Patriots
November 22, 2020
Harris (chest/ankle) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Texans.
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Expected to play
RBNew England Patriots
Ankle
November 22, 2020
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.
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Listed as questionable for Week 11
RBNew England Patriots
Ankle
November 20, 2020
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.
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