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Tough crowd in here. Expecting a second year back with 4 carries to his name, no offseason, no preseason, a few practices under his belt, to hit every hole and have instant chemistry with the offenive

Before Harris played: Stash him he could be a league winner! After Harris played and ran for 100 yards: I don't know, is he really worth it?  Truly befuddling. Wasn't that exactly was you wer

Think you meant bellcow but I'm always up for more cowbell too

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12 minutes ago, Proteus said:

I alternate between thinking he is a league-winning stud to be, and thinking he is a handcuff to the handcuff’s handcuff.

 

I think he's a guy you hold at the end of your bench to see what he turns into. After what Sony looked like Sunday, I'd expect Harris to start by usurping his role. I know the boxscore watchers look at Sony's 9-117 and think he did great. I even read a fantasy "expert" say he was explosive. Lol...no...no he wasn't. Michel looked so slow. He got walked down by the entire Raiders defense on both runs, and if he had any speed at all, he would have scored both times. If Burkhead had been the one to get those two carries...gone. The competition for Harris, imho, will be Burkhead. White will get his role back as soon as he returns this season.

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29 minutes ago, Flyman75 said:

 

I think he's a guy you hold at the end of your bench to see what he turns into. After what Sony looked like Sunday, I'd expect Harris to start by usurping his role. I know the boxscore watchers look at Sony's 9-117 and think he did great. I even read a fantasy "expert" say he was explosive. Lol...no...no he wasn't. Michel looked so slow. He got walked down by the entire Raiders defense on both runs, and if he had any speed at all, he would have scored both times. If Burkhead had been the one to get those two carries...gone. The competition for Harris, imho, will be Burkhead. White will get his role back as soon as he returns this season.


😂 Just saw both of his "breakaway" runs and the dude is so damn slow. I wonder what his 40-yard dash speed was because he legit has 0 acceleration. Got caught up to by the trailing linebackers each time lol

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So many RBs in that backfield... Burkhead, Michel, White...

 

I was encouraged when I saw Michel not being able to do much of anything. And it sounds like his 117 yard game against the Raiders was a fluke. So I do think he's a hold. I just feel like it's gonna be a headache trying to figure out which NE RB is going to go off each week. But the position is so shallow that Harris is worth a hold.

 

Best case scenario is that he wins the early down and goal line work role... Cam isn't gonna take it in from the 1 every time is he?

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29 minutes ago, TheBoondocks said:


😂 Just saw both of his "breakaway" runs and the dude is so damn slow. I wonder what his 40-yard dash speed was because he legit has 0 acceleration. Got caught up to by the trailing linebackers each time lol

 

he did look super slow. think he got 4.4 ish then 4.6. 

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Only a stash in 14 team leagues or those with extra bench spots. Just not seeing much upside for an unproven Patriots' early down thumper. Cam is vulturing them goal line tuddy's and we already know Harris is getting virtually no love in the passing game. 

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13 minutes ago, Jetdog16 said:

Only a stash in 14 team leagues or those with extra bench spots. Just not seeing much upside for an unproven Patriots' early down thumper. Cam is vulturing them goal line tuddy's and we already know Harris is getting virtually no love in the passing game. 


Not true. He’s a stash on my bench in my 12-team with 8 bench slots :). The upside is he stands out in practice and eventually on the field and separates himself from Michel and Burk. 

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9 minutes ago, Flyman75 said:


Not true. He’s a stash on my bench in my 12-team with 8 bench slots :). The upside is he stands out in practice and eventually on the field and separates himself from Michel and Burk. 

But there's very little upside to that role even if he wins. Michel is a weak RB3, extremely doubtful that Damien Harris is able to elevate the same role to a more productive place. A guy like Anthony McFarland is a much better stash. Behind a seriously injury prone lead back in a system that feeds rushers all sorts of touches.

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12 minutes ago, Jetdog16 said:

But there's very little upside to that role even if he wins. Michel is a weak RB3, extremely doubtful that Damien Harris is able to elevate the same role to a more productive place. A guy like Anthony McFarland is a much better stash. Behind a seriously injury prone lead back in a system that feeds rushers all sorts of touches.


Anthony MacFarland is owned, but I disagree about him being a better stash anyway. I guess I could drop him for Gus or Gio or Barber...I just threw up in my mouth a little. And as for upside...the upside is he can eventually get the carries Sony received in his first two seasons...along with the ability to catch the ball. And if he doesn’t pan out, so be it.

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Anthony MacFarland is owned, but I disagree about him being a better stash anyway. I guess I could drop him for Gus or Gio or Barber...I just threw up in my mouth a little. And as for upside...the upside is he can eventually get the carries Sony received in his first two seasons...along with the ability to catch the ball. And if he doesn’t pan out, so be it.

Harris is unlikely to match Michel's early-career production -- at least not this year. New England has even more RB's in their confusing stable than ever, plus Cam is siphoning off even more touches. James White and Newton are the only Pats rushers you can count on in fantasy ROS. Personally, I'd roster Boston Scott, McFarland, Gus Edwards and Reggie Bonnafon. I agree that Harris is more likely to outright win the job than these guys, but the role Harris would win won't be special. All the guys I listed above would most likely put up good numbers if inserted into the lineup due to injury. 

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I stashed on IR, got to get all my adds/drops in before he gets activated because then I'm locked unless I do something with him.  Kind of hoping to leave him on IR and see how it shakes out.  Tough thing is we surely can't expect workhorse level in his first game back - as if that ever happens in New England.  So evaluation will be difficult.

I agree that this backfield can produce good rushing stats-  but that's collectively as a group.  We've seen time and time again that it's like the lottery with this backfield.  Even James White has been a huge disappointment in the games he's played.

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