RB Damien Harris - New England Patriots

5-10, 216Born: 2-11-1997College: AlabamaDrafted: Round 3, pick 2019

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General News (Wed Nov 20): partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

Week 12: vs Dallas Cowboys

All RB vs DAL

FBG says: Neutral matchup. The Patriots over the last two weeks seem to be conceding that Sony Michel may not be a lead back this year as Michel has just 14 carries total over the last two weeks. While there are reasons why the volumes were so low due to game script against Baltimore and a tough matchup against Philadelphia, the reality is that Michel just is not producing as he is averaging just 3.3 yards-per-carry on the season. This will likely be a committee type backfield that we have become accustomed to in New England where Michel still has the most carries, but Rex Burkhead and James White both take some of those carries away from Michel. The blame is not all with Michel, as the offensive line has forced the Patriots into a tough spot against the run as Matt Bitonti has this as the second-worst offensive line in football which is something that we typically never see from New England. On the year, Dallas has been in the middle of the pack in nearly every metric against the run. They are allowing 4.2 yards-per-carry and have allowed the 14th fewest yards per game this season. Overall, it's a good unit, but not a great one, and it has its weaknesses. The biggest weaknesses this year have been to speed running backs who can cut to the outside as Leighton Vander Esch and Sean Lee have struggled against the run this season which is a direct contrast of what we saw last year where Vander Esch was one of the top linebackers in the game. On the defensive line, the Cowboys look like they will have Demarcus Lawrence who is questionable, but it looks like he will be less than 100% this week as he is dealing with a neck injury. If Lawrence were to somehow miss, this matchup likely becomes a good one for New England, but for now, this is as an average of a matchup as they come.

Recent Stats and Projections

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11 at PHI 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
12 vs DAL PROJ-Tremblay * 0 * * 0.0 * * * *
12 vs DAL PROJ-Bloom * 0 * * 0.0 * * * *

Weekly Performance vs RB 1, RB 12, RB 24, RB 36

Latest News

Patriots | Wednesday injury report from New England (Wed Nov 20, 04:49 PM) - New England Patriots LB Ja'Whaun Bentley (knee), S Patrick Chung (heel, chest), S Nate Ebner (ankle, back), RB Damien Harris (hamstring) and DE John Simon (elbow) were limited in practice Wednesday, Nov. 20.

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Patriots | Week 11 New England Patriots inactives (Sun Nov 17, 03:06 PM) - The New England Patriots have declared TE Ryan Izzo, DL Byron Cowart, CB Gunner Olszewski, QB Cody Kessler, RB Damien Harris, OT Korey Cunningham and SS Patrick Chung inactive for Week 11.

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Patriots | Two players ruled out (Sat Nov 16, 04:41 PM) - New England Patriots RB Damien Harris (hamstring) and SS Patrick Chung (chest, heel) have been ruled out of the team's Week 11 game.

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Patriots | Week 11 injury report for Patriots (Fri Nov 15, 04:06 PM) - New England Patriots SS Patrick Chung (chest, heel), FS Nate Ebner (ankle, back), RB Damien Harris (hamstring), TE Matt LaCosse (knee), WR Gunner Olszewski (ankle, hamstring), DT Danny Shelton (ankle) and DE John Simon (elbow) were limited during practice Friday, Nov. 15, and are listed as questionable for Week 11.

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Schedule

12vs Dallas Cowboys
13@ Houston Texans
14vs Kansas City Chiefs
15@ Cincinnati Bengals
16vs Buffalo Bills
17vs Miami Dolphins