Damien Harris Injury Update Could Boost Rhamondre Stevenson Fantasy Outlook in Week 15

Isaiah De Los Santos
Damien Harris injury update could boost Rhamondre Stevenson fantasy outlook in Week 15.
Damien Harris injury update could boost Rhamondre Stevenson fantasy outlook in Week 15. / Timothy T Ludwig/GettyImages

Damien Harris left his team’s Week 13 contest early due to a hamstring injury. Harris then had a bye week to recover, but his status for Saturday is up in the air.

Damien Harris Injury Update

The latest update on Harris could give a huge boost to Rhamondre Stevenson’s fantasy outlook in Week 15.

Damien Harris Fantasy Outlook

Harris was a limited participant in practice on Tuesday. ESPN’s Mike Reiss notes that the RB was able to get in rehab work during the New England Patriots’ off week, which is at least encouraging for his chances of suiting up.

It sounds like Harris could be a game-time decision, though, further clouding his availability for the first week of the fantasy playoffs.

Rhamondre Stevenson Fantasy Outlook

If Harris is unable to go, Stevenson would be in line to operate as the Pats’ RB1.

Stevenson carried the load with Harris limited in Week 13, recording a season-high 24 carries along with 78 rushing yards.

Stevenson earned his lone start this season in Week 10 with Harris out, and he boomed. Stevenson racked up 27.4 PPR fantasy points thanks to totaling 114 yards from scrimmage and 2 TDs. He handled 24 touches (20 rushes plus 4 receptions) in that outing, and that kind of workload gives him top-eight RB potential if Harris is inactive on Saturday.

Whoever earns the start will face a stiff Indianapolis Colts defense allowing the fifth-fewest PPR points per game to RBs this season. Keep a close eye on this backfield, as Stevenson would be elevated from shaky FLEX play to legit starter if Harris is out.

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