Saturday update: Harris has officially been listed as doubtful for Monday’s game against the Cardinals with a thigh issue. If he doesn’t play, which is expected, Rhamondre Stevenson would headline the backfield again.
Friday Update: Harris wasn’t spotted at practice on Friday. With the Patriots playing on Monday, he has one more practice on Saturday to try and get in a limited practice participation. If he doesn’t, he will likely head into the game with an injury designation, and we could see a lot of Rhamondre Stevenson in the game if Harris sits.
The New England patriots take on the Arizona Cardinals on Monday Night Football this week, so their first practice was Thursday. Notably absent from practice was running back Damien Harris, per Mark Daniels.
Harris missed last week’s game due to a thigh injury and is likely still dealing with that injury heading into Week 14. When healthy, Harris has been a strong contributor to the Patriots offense, even as Rhamondre Stevenson has won playing time.
Fantasy football implications for Week 14
Stevenson has taken the lead back role from Harris, but he’s remained efficient when getting touches. Unfortunately, Stevenson has taken a pretty big lead in touches, so Harris would be tough to recommend starting, even if he is healthy.
If Harris can’t play again, that is good news for Stevenson’s workload, as he saw a crazy high 88% snap percentage last week with Harris out.