Chris Harris
Chris Harris
29-Year-Old CornerbackCB
Denver Broncos
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Despite years of accolades and league-leading performance metrics, Harris was often outshined by his more physically dominant, flamboyant partner, Aqib Talib. Harris has intercepted two passes in each of the last three seasons, but is not the pick-six threat Talib was -- scoring just once in the past five seasons. It'll be interesting to see if his opportunities decrease with Talib's absence as opposing offenses look elsewhere for yards. Would an opposing quarterback prefer to throw at Harris, a three-time All-Pro, or less proven options such as Bradley Roby and rookie Isaac Yiadom? Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a five-year, $42.5 million contract with the Broncos in December of 2014. Broncos exercised $7.9 million team option for 2019 in March of 2019.
Still in contract talks
CBDenver Broncos
May 20, 2019
Harris and the Broncos are in talks for a short-term contract for the upcoming season, Nicki Jhabvala of The Athletic reports.
ANALYSIS
Harris informed the team April 23 that he'd like a new contract or to be traded, and seems to be getting his wish. He's currently set to make just under $9 million in 2019, but the talks have moved to the possibility of a new one-year contract worth around $15 million, giving Harris the chance to hit free agency in 2020. He certainly is a difference maker, nabbing 19 career interceptions, but will turn 30 next month and is coming off a leg injury that forced him to miss the final four games of last season.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Ranked as Pro Football Focus' top corner of 2016, Harris is a better player than fantasy IDP. He tallied 63 tackles in 2016 to go along with 11 passes defended, two picks, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery. The former undrafted free agent out of Kansas has been a very consistent performer, with at least 49 tackles and two or three picks in each season since 2012. He has two things working uniquely in his favor. One, more so than other top corners, Harris is able to switch back and forth between the outside and slot -- making it difficult for opponents to take him out of his comfort zone. Secondly, Harris' flashier teammate, Aqib Talib, ranked as Pro Football Focus' second-best corner of 2016. While opponents can generally avoid top corners by throwing to the other side of the field, opposing offenses have little choice, but to throw at Harris or Talib, often at their own peril.
Harris has picked off three passes in each of the last three seasons, and he continues to get plenty of balls thrown his way with Aqib Talib on the other side of the field. He has recorded between 50 and 60 tackles in each of the last four years, so he's a bit limited in most IDP formats, but he will at least be a starting corner for deeper leagues.
Harris is recovering from a torn ACL that he suffered during the playoffs last season, which forced him to miss the AFC Championship game and the Super Bowl. However, he is on track to begin practicing at the end of July, so he could very well be up to speed by the time Week 1 rolls around. That being said, he's unlikely to see significant snaps as a starting cornerback with the Broncos bringing on Aqib Talib via free agency and Bradley Roby via the draft.
Will provide depth at cornerback.
Will provide depth at cornerback.
Will provide depth in the defensive backfield.
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Wants new deal or trade
CBDenver Broncos
April 23, 2019
Harris has informed the Broncos he wants to either get a new contract or be traded, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
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Skipping voluntary work
CBDenver Broncos
April 2, 2019
Harris isn't present Tuesday for the start of Denver's voluntary offseason program, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.
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Remaining in Denver
CBDenver Broncos
March 11, 2019
The Broncos exercised Harris' contract option for 2019 on Monday, Troy Renck of Denver 7 News reports.
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Doesn't disappoint in 2018
CBDenver Broncos
January 18, 2019
Harris produced 49 tackles, one sack and 10 pass breakups -- including three interceptions with one touchdown -- over 12 games in 2018.
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Medically cleared
CBDenver Broncos
December 31, 2018
Harris (lower leg) was medically cleared Monday, Nicki Jhabvala of The Athletic reports.
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