RB - NE
When you put on the film, Damien Harris really impresses. While he only had 137 carries last year, he averaged exactly 5 YPC and PFF absolutely loved him. Unfortunately, the injuries are certainly something to still be concerned about and the offensive structure around him automatically puts a cap on his fantasy output. With Cam Newton at QB, Harris has little to no chance of finding the end zone with any sort of regularity. Of his 137 carries last season, Harris only had 6 in the Red Zone, while Newton had 42. Harris can be a fine depth piece for a roster, but fantasy managers that are hoping he turns into something more than a RB3 might just find themselves disappointed yet again this season.
What's the best-case scenario for Harris? Didn't we see it last year when Sony Michel went down with an injury? Not only is Michel healthy, but the Patriots also decided to draft Rhamondre Stevenson in the fourth round of this year's draft, which just adds another body to the mix. I like Harris as a player, but as someone who topped 16 touches just twice last year with little competition and no role in the passing game, you should aim higher for your RB2/3 option.
NFL reporter Mike Reiss says, "I see Damien Harris as the RB1, and it's pretty decisive." What has that ever meant in the Patriots offense? Patriots RB coach has been hyping Damien Harris for TWO YEARS now. He has a chance to move up a tier, but I can't see myself drafting him before the 8th round.
Harris showed flashes of fantasy relevance when he started last year, but New England is an offense in flux and Harris is a low-end RB3.
Line upgrades + skill upgrades + Cam return signal more explosive, power-based O -- team reportedly interested in adding RB competition though.
24yo - 5 yards per carry. Give this man the ball. Lack of receptions is his biggest fantasy downside.
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