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Phillip Dorsett and Mohamed Sanu Injury Update Boosts N'Keal Harry Fantasy Outlook in Week 12

Jason Schandl
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The New England Patriots' receiving corps, as has been the case for most of the season, remains in flux heading into their Week 12 matchup with the Dallas Cowboys.

This group has sometimes looked shallow (when they waived Josh Gordon) and sometimes looked incredibly deep (when Julian Edelman, Phillip Dorsett, Mohamed Sanu and N'Keal Harry were all active). This week is shaping up to be a shallow one, with both Dorsett and Sanu sidelined at practice.

A first-round pick that opened the season on IR, Harry was making his NFL debut in Week 11. He was on the field for 43 percent of the Pats' offensive snaps, notching four targets.

That volume is already solid, and he was fourth in the pecking order among New England wideouts, as Sanu played 55 percent and Dorsett played 46 percent, seeing four and five targets, respectively.

If those two both sit out this week, the only WR Harry will be fighting with (other than Edelman, who is the clear No. 1 in New England) will be Jakobi Meyers, who had two targets and just a 26 percent snap share in Harry's debut.

Harry could already be on his way to a bigger role as he works his way up to speed in his second game back from injury, but the other injuries in the Patriots' receiving room could suddenly thrust him into a featured role this week.

Accounting for Sanu and Dorsett sitting, Harry checks in at WR31 in our Week 12 PPR fantasy football rankings.


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