Demetrius Harris Fantasy Outlook Could Make Him a Deep Sleeper Following David Njoku's Broken Wrist

Jason Schandl
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Already sidelined with a concussion suffered in Week 2's win over the New York Jets, the David Njoku injury news continues to get worse.

It was confirmed on Wednesday that the second-year tight end has suffered a broken wrist, which will keep him sidelined for at least the next month or two. That opens the door for backup TE Demetrius Harris to move into the starting lineup against the Los Angeles Rams in Week 3, giving him a chance to make an impact in the Cleveland Browns' offense.

Njoku made it through only 10 snaps (14.5 percent snap share) before exiting Monday's game, and Harris was clearly his direct replacement, finishing the game with 54 snaps (78.3 percent).

Harris didn't get heavily involved in the passing game, receiving only one target. Although, there wasn't a huge amount of volume to go around in a blowout win in which Baker Mayfield attempted only 28 passes after Njoku exited the game.

Harris spent the beginning of his NFL career buried behind Travis Kelce on the Kansas City Chiefs' depth chart, but he's an elite athlete for the position, so getting a full complement of snaps for the first time in his career leaves room for some intriguing upside.

An unproven sixth-year TE in an offense full of weapons is obviously far from a must-add in fantasy football. What Harris does bring, though, is a great ceiling on a weekly basis.

Despite their slow start in Week 1, the Browns still look like one of the NFL's best offenses, meaning there should be plenty of touchdowns to go around. The clear-cut No. 1 TE in an offense this good is a solid bet to get in on that TD scoring, making Harris worth an add in deeper leagues and a solid streaming option when he draws favorable matchups.


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