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Damien Harris

#2 RB,


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RANK: 48


142 FPTS

RANK: 41


26 yrs


5'11'' / 213 lbs



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Slated to work alongside Cook

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-05-01

Following the 2023 NFL Draft, Harris is in line to work in a Buffalo backfield that also includes James Cook, Nyheim Hines and Latavius Murray, Alaina Getzenberg of reports.

Given that last season's top rusher Devin Singletary is now with the Texans, the Bills backfield is in transition, with both Getzenberg and Joe Buscaglia of The Athletic indicating that Cook, a 2022 second-rounder, is expected to have an opportunity to carve out a lead role in 2023. That said, as long as Harris remains healthy, he'll have a chance to absorb a decent share of early down and short-yardage touches, with Hines on hand as a change-of-pace option and Murray providing another early down option in the event that Cook or Harris misses any time. Additionally, the team gained further RB depth after the draft by signing UDFA Jordan Mims.

Weekly Stats 2022

Stats not available

Performance Splits: 2020 to 2022

Fantasy PointsRushing AveragesReceiving Averages
Home Outdoor 17 1510.90.8832nd530.64.739%
Away Outdoor 15 1511.70.7632nd680.54.743%
Away Dome 1 11.60.32114th160.03.225%
Away Retractable Dome 3 39.90.8045th520.74.555%

Career Stats by Season: 2019 to 2022

Fantasy PointsRushing StatsReceiving Stats
2019 22 NE 2 0 1 145th41203.033%1001%000
2020 23 NE 10 10 91 52nd13769125.038%204027%5520
2021 24 NE 15 15 210 14th202929154.650%238141%181320
2022 25 NE 11 9 91 48th10646234.434%112025%17970
"YAC%" is percent of total yards gained after first contact. "Share" of team passing targets.

Heading to Buffalo

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-03-20

The Bills and Harris agreed to terms on a one-year contract Monday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

After losing Devin Singletary to the Texans earlier Monday, the Bills were in need of reinforcements at running back. Harris is the first to join holdovers James Cook and Nyheim Hines. Considering that Cook and Hines ring in at 190 and 196 pounds, respectively, the 5-foot-11, 213-pound Harris becomes the top candidate for early down and short-yardage work with his new squad. In the first four seasons of his career with the Patriots, Harris averaged 4.7 yards and scored 20 touchdowns on his 449 carries across 38 games while also hauling in 40 of 51 targets for 281 more yards.

Set to be UFA after Week 18 loss

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-01-08

Harris rushed 13 times for 48 yards and caught one of four targets for four yards in Sunday's 35-23 loss to the Bills.

Harris split carries with Rhamondre Stevenson in what could be Harris' last game as a Patriot. The 25-year-old running back will be an unrestricted free agent after rushing 106 times for 462 yards and three touchdowns in his fourth NFL season. Harris scored 15 rushing touchdowns in 2021, but injuries limited him to 11 appearances in 2022.

Garners 50 total yards in return

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-01-01

Harris (thigh/personal) rushed nine times for 32 yards and brought in all three targets for 18 yards in the Patriots' 23-21 win over the Dolphins on Sunday.

Harris' return from a four-game absence was largely unremarkable, but he was able to supplement his modest rushing production with a more active day than usual through the air. Harris' three catches were a season high, and the fourth-year pro could be due for a more prominent role on the ground in a key Week 18 divisional battle against the Bills on the road.

Off the injury report

RotoWire Logo Published: 2022-12-30

Harris (thigh/personal) practiced fully Friday and doesn't carry an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Dolphins, Evan Lazar of the Patriots' official site reports.

After missing New England's last four games, Harris is poised to rejoin the team's backfield mix, and in the process figures to work in tandem with Rhamondre Stevenson, assuming Stevenson is able to continue to play through an ankle injury that has him listed as questionable after logging limited practices this week. Assuming both backs are available this weekend, Harris would profile as a hit-or-miss fantasy option in his return to action, in the context of a timeshare.

Back at practice

RotoWire Logo Published: 2022-12-30

Harris (thigh/personal) returned to practice Friday, Evan Lazar of the Patriots' official site reports.

Friday's injury report will clarify Harris' participation level, but chances are he'll be deemed limited and approach Sunday's game against the Dolphins listed as questionable. Harris last saw game action in Week 12 versus the Vikings.

Misses practice for personal matter

RotoWire Logo Published: 2022-12-29

Harris (thigh) was absent from Thursday's practice due to a personal matter, Evan Lazar of the Patriots' official site reports.

A thigh injury has prevented Harris from playing in the Patriots' last four games and rendered him a limited participant in Wednesday's practice, but New England is attributing his absence Thursday solely to the personal matter. If Harris returns to practice Friday, there's a good chance he'll be re-listed with the thigh issue, so he's not necessarily in the clear on the health front. Regardless, the Patriots will wait until the conclusion of Friday's practice before deciding whether Harris carries a designation into Sunday's game against the Dolphins.

Not spotted at Thursday's practice

RotoWire Logo Published: 2022-12-29

Harris (thigh) wasn't spotted at practice Thursday, Evan Lazar of the Patriots' official site reports.

Harris logged a limited practice Wednesday, so his reported absence Thursday is notable. What he's able to do Friday will be pivotal with regard to his chances of playing Sunday against the Dolphins, but if Harris remains sidelined this weekend, Rhamondre Stevenson (ankle, limited Wednesday) would presumably be in line to continue to lead the Patriots' backfield Week 17.

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