Demetrius Harris
Demetrius Harris
27-Year-Old Tight EndTE
Kansas City Chiefs
2018 Fantasy Outlook
The most established tight end option on the roster behind Travis Kelce, Harris enters his contract year looking to build off a career-best season in 2017, in which he notched 18 catches and 224 receiving yards while matching the one TD he recorded in each of the two prior seasons. Still, the Chiefs don't appear content to hand him the job. A season ago, the club brought in Gavin Escobar to challenge him during training camp, but the Chiefs ultimately let Escobar walk following training camp. This time around, Jace Amaro and Tim Wright will receive their respective chances at a spot. Harris holds the upper hand for a 53-man roster spot and is the only one of the three familiar with Andy Reid's playbook entering camp, but his season debut will be delayed one game due to a violation of the league's substance abuse policy. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a three-year, $6.3 million contract with the Chiefs in January of 2016.
Nabs reception in postseason finale
TEKansas City Chiefs
January 24, 2019
Harris hauled in his lone target for a two-yard gain Sunday in the Chiefs' 37-31 overtime loss to the Patriots in the AFC Championship Game.
ANALYSIS
The Chiefs leaned heavily on two-tight end formations in the loss, with Harris (26 offensive snaps) actually outpacing No. 3 receiver Chris Conley (24) in terms of usage. Though teammate Travis Kelce remains one of the best at his position in the NFL, the 6-foot-7 Harris retains some level of utility in fantasy leagues that start two tight ends due to his typically high snap counts for a backup player. Harris proved to be a quality secondary piece in a prolific passing attack during the regular season, nabbing 12 passes for 164 yards and a career-high three touchdowns.
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How do Demetrius Harris' 2018 advanced stats compare to other tight ends?
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.
  • 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.
Air Yards Per Game
12.6
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.51
 
% Team Air Yards
3.8%
 
% Team Targets
4.4%
 
Avg Depth of Target
7.6 Yds
 
Catch Rate
48.0%
 
Drop Rate
16.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
6.5
 
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How often does Demetrius Harris run a route when on the field for a pass play?
This data will let you see how Demetrius Harris and the other tight ends for the Chiefs are being used. Some tight ends may have a lot of snaps, but they're not that useful for fantasy purposes because they're not actually running routes. This data will help you see when this is the case.
Demetrius Harris
150 routes   25 targets
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71%
562 routes   150 targets
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2017
2016
2015
2014
Harris has hung around with the Chiefs in each of the last three seasons, making his biggest impact in 2016 with 17 catches on 31 targets for 123 yards and a touchdown. However, the team's offseason addition of Gavin Escobar increases the competition level for reps and an offseason arrest clouds his availability early in the season. Either way, he shouldn't be expected to make a large impact barring an injury to starter Travis Kelce.
Despite seeing the field in all 16 games last season, Harris snagged just seven passes on 12 targets for 74 yards and a touchdown. He will likely compete with James O'Shaughnessy once again for snaps in 2016, but the third-year tight end is unlikely to see a meaningful amount of action unless Travis Kelce gets injured for an extended period.
Heading into the 2014 season, Harris found himself third on the Chiefs’ tight end depth chart behind Anthony Fasano and Travis Kelce. With the employment of multiple tight end sets, however, he stood just one injury away from seeing a fair amount of snaps. Unfortunately, it was he who suffered a season-ending foot fracture prior to Week 10. Following the season, the Chiefs decided against renewing Fasano’s contract, leaving Kelce atop the depth chart and Harris likely second-in-command. Given the Chiefs’ propensity to use multiple tight ends, the second-year tight end could be in line for an increased workload in 2015, but he’ll need to beat out the likes of Richard Gordon and fifth-round pick James O’Shaughnessy to ensure snaps.
A former basketball player, the 6-foot-7 tight end will enter camp competing for a spot on the Chiefs’ roster, on heels of a strong showing in OTAs and minicamp.
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Minimal impact in 2018
TEKansas City Chiefs
January 3, 2019
Harris recorded just 12 catches for 164 yards and three touchdowns on 25 targets during 2018.
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Makes small mark on box score
TEKansas City Chiefs
December 10, 2018
Harris hauled in all three of his targets for 28 yards Sunday against the Ravens.
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Cleared to play Week 14
TEKansas City Chiefs
December 9, 2018
Harris (illness) is active for Sunday's game against the Ravens, Adam Teicher of ESPN.com reports.
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Should be available Sunday
TEKansas City Chiefs
Illness
December 7, 2018
Harris (illness/knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Ravens, BJ Kissel of the Chiefs' official site reports.
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Absent from practice
TEKansas City Chiefs
Illness
December 6, 2018
Harris (illness) is not participating in Thursday's practice, BJ Kissel of the Chiefs' official site reports.
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