Damien Harris Fantasy
- Height / Weight
- 5'11" / 213 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- February 11, 1997 (26)
- 5th Season
- 2019 / Rd. 3 / Pk. 87 (NE)
Damien Harris News
The Athletic's Joe Buscaglia suggests that Buffalo Bills running backs Damien Harris and Latavius Murray could be in a competition to see who the complementary rusher behind James Cook will be in 2023. Both Harris ($1.4 million) and Murray ($802,500) received substantial guaranteed money from the Bills. Unless he suddenly takes to the offense this summer in training camp, Nyheim Hines will likely be a kickoff and punt returner on special teams with some offensive snaps sprinkled in. Harris has had a tough time staying healthy in his career, so Murray could carve out a fantasy relevant role as a touchdown-dependent power back in Buffalo if Harris misses more time due to injury. If everyone is healthy, Cook will be the only startable RB for the Bills in fantasy lineups.
Buffalo Bills running back James Cook is expected to share the backfield with newcomer Damien Harris in 2023. Standing at 5-foot-11, 213 pounds, Harris will provide the thump that cook and pass-catching back Nyheim Hines lack. In his rookie campaign in 2022, Cook impressed with 507 yards and two touchdowns on 89 carries while adding 21 receptions for 180 yards and a touchdown in 16 games. The 23-year-old should see much more volume in his sophomore season, making him an attractive fantasy back, although Harris could end up stealing some valuable goal-line work. Meanwhile, Hines will probably continue to have a limited pass-catching role like he did last year after being acquired in a trade with the Indianapolis Colts.
The Buffalo Bills have reached an agreement with free-agent running back Damien Harris. It's a one-year deal as Harris attempts to rebuild his value after posting a dud in 2022. This doesn't come as a surprise given the fact the Bills were seeking a "heavy back" in free agency. The departure of Devin Singletary means that Harris should slide right into the starting role in Buffalo. Although, it's worth noting that James Cook and Nyheim Hines should be in the mix as well. Harris should get the bulk of the goal line work, which should be good for his fantasy value. In 2021, Harris finished with 15 touchdowns before posting a down year last season. A move to Buffalo should be good news for the fantasy value of Harris going into next season.
Buffalo Bills running back Damien Harris had spurts of success in his four seasons with the New England Patriots and is now set to join one of the league's best offenses on the other side of the AFC East rivalry. Buffalo has James Cook, Latavius Murray, and Nyheim Hines on the roster, but Harris should cement himself as the lead short-yardage and goal line back. Cook projects to be the lead receiving back and could have a slight edge over Harris in total touches, but the 215-pound Alabama...