Damon Harrison
Damon Harrison
30-Year-Old Defensive TackleDT
Detroit Lions
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Harrison is just a beast. He posts absurdly high tackle totals despite playing limited snaps and dealing with double teams constantly, and he's been remarkably consistent the last three years. Despite playing an average of just 629 snaps per season, Harrison managed to average 78 tackles per year in that stretch. He's unlikely to chip in more than a sack or two, and the strain of dealing with so many double-teams means his play count is unlikely to rise, but Harrison has already made it clear that he doesn't need many snaps to surpass 70 tackles. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a five-year, $46.25 million contract with the Giants in March of 2016. Traded to the Lions in October of 2018.
Quiet ending to prolific season
DTDetroit Lions
December 31, 2018
Harrison recorded two tackles during Sunday's season finale in Green Bay.
ANALYSIS
Becoming just the eighth player since 1931 to play in 17 games during an NFL season -- thanks to the timing of his midseason trade from New York to Detroit -- Harrison finishes the season with 81 tackles, 3.5 sacks and one forced fumble, which is quite the stat line for a 341-pound interior lineman in his age-30 season. There's perhaps no greater testament to his talent than how significant the turnaround of the Lions' run defense was after Harrison came to town; Detroit surrendered 5.3 yards per carry without Harrison versus 3.8 YPC with him. His absence from the Pro Bowl roster is consequently among the most egregious of the year outside of Colts rookie sensation Darius Leonard. Under contract for another two seasons, look for Harrison to return with a vengeance in 2019.
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Measurables Review
How do Damon Harrison's measurables compare to other defensive tackles?
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
6' 3"
 
Weight
341 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
5.19 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.62 sec
 
Cone Drill
7.51 sec
 
Vertical Jump
29.5 in
 
Broad Jump
102 in
 
Bench Press
26 reps
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2017
2016
2015
2013
Harrison is a novel player because he's a huge nose tackle at 6-4, 350, yet he has an uncanny ability to pile up tackles. Double teams evidently don't slow him, as he preceded last year's 86-tackle debut with the Giants with a 72-tackle showing for the Jets the year before. What's especially remarkable is that Harrison posted those 158 tackles while playing just 1,242 snaps -- that rate of production projects to about 95 tackles on 750 snaps. Given that he nearly hit 90 tackles on just 674 snaps last year, Harrison has a high floor despite his minimal pass-rushing production.
Run clogging interior lineman, part of a formidable front with Johnathan Hankins, Jason Pierre-Paul and Oliver Vernon.
The 26-year-old is expected to start at nose tackle for the Jets in 2015. He finished the 2014 season with 55 tackles in 16 games.
Harrison will likely serve as the backup nose tackle.
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Will play Sunday
DTDetroit Lions
December 30, 2018
Harrison (ankle) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Packers.
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Shakes off injury
DTDetroit Lions
December 23, 2018
Harrison (ankle) is active for Sunday's game versus the Vikings, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.
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Receives questionable tag
DTDetroit Lions
Ankle
December 21, 2018
Harrison (ankle) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Vikings.
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No practice Wednesday
DTDetroit Lions
Ankle
December 19, 2018
Harrison (ankle) did not practice Wednesday.
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Registers another sack
DTDetroit Lions
December 2, 2018
Harrison notched seven tackles, one sack, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery during Sunday's loss to the Rams.
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