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How to handle N’Keal Harry injury in Week 1 fantasy football

The Patriots are expected to have N’Keal Harry in the lineup this week. We break down what his injury means.

New England Patriots wide receiver N’Keal Harry makes a catch past Miami Dolphins defensive back Tae Hayes but is ruled out of bounds during the second half at Gillette Stadium Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

New England Patriots wide receiver N’Keal Harry was a surprise addition to this week’s injury report. The team has officially listed him as questionable as of Friday. He’s dealing with a shoulder injury, though there’s not much information available beyond that. He did practice in full on Friday, and the second-year pass catcher is expected to suit up for this week’s opener against the Miami Dolphins.

Fantasy football analysis, New England Patriots WR N’Keal Harry

A first-round pick in last year’s draft, injuries scuttled most of Harry’s debut campaign with the Patriots. What exactly the team’s offense will look like this season with Cam Newton at the helm remains to be seen. What we do know so far is that Newton and Harry have been connecting on some deeper shots down the field, which bodes well for his overall upside in fantasy lineups this season. Ageless wonder Julian Edelman is still likely to see the lion’s share of targets.

It’s looks like Harry’s fantasy potential could be kind of a boom or bust situation. He’s in a great situation against the Dolphins this week, and could be a nice little bargain addition to your DFS lineup or a high upside guy for a second or third receiver spot in your regular fantasy lineups.