Demetrius Harris
TE CLE (7)
1 year ago

Harris (illness) is active for Sunday's game against the Ravens, Adam Teicher of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The illness prevented Harris from practicing in any capacity Thursday and Friday, but he apparently made enough progress over the last 24 hours to gain clearance to play. Harris will slot in behind Travis Kelce as the Chiefs' backup tight end, but coach Andy Reid's offensive scheme frequently features both players on the field. After hauling in three of his season-high six targets for 39 yards in the Week 13 win over the Raiders, Harris could see a similar level of involvement Sunday with Sammy Watkins (foot) and the newly acquired Kelvin Benjamin (coach's decision) both inactive.

Demetrius Harris
TE CLE (7)
1 year ago

Harris (illness/knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Ravens, BJ Kissel of the Chiefs' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Harris was withheld from practices Thursday and Friday, with the illness seemingly the greater concern of the two issues at this point. Per Brooke Pryor of The Kansas City Star, coach Andy Reid said after the team's final practice of the week that he expects Harris to be ready to go Sunday barring a setback in his recovery, so the tight end should ultimately be available. Though Travis Kelce tops the depth chart at his position, the Chiefs often deploy two tight-end formations featuring Harris, who caught a season-high three passes for 39 yards and a touchdown in the Week 13 win over the Raiders. Harris could see heightened involvement in the passing game again Sunday with starting wideout Sammy Watkins (foot) listed as doubtful and considered highly unlikely to play.

Demetrius Harris
TE CLE (7)
1 year ago

Harris (illness) is not participating in Thursday's practice, BJ Kissel of the Chiefs' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Harris is coming off a strong performance, where he caught three passes for 39 yards and a touchdown against the Raiders. It's unclear how serious the illness is for Harris, but it will be important to monitor his practice availability leading up to Sunday's game against the Ravens.

Demetrius Harris
TE CLE (7)
1 year ago

Harris hauled in three of six targets, amassing 39 receiving yards and one touchdown during Sunday's 40-33 win against the Raiders.

EDGE Analysis

Harris has developed an appetite for the end zone in his fifth pro campaign, with three receiving touchdowns this year compared to three scores through his first 56 career games. The part-time tight end remains a deep-league dart throw, however, never exceeding 40 receiving yards and accounting for a touchdown in the same game this season, and only once (in Week 13) having racked up at least three catches in a single game. Upcoming in Week 14 is a matchup against a Baltimore defense that's been forgiving to tight ends this year, with 63 receptions and 753 receiving yards allowed to the position (bottom eight in both categories).

Demetrius Harris
TE CLE (7)
1 year ago

Harris snared just one of his two targets for three yards Monday against the Rams.

EDGE Analysis

Harris was on the field for 54 percent of the team's offensive snaps Monday, but he remains well down the pecking order for targets. There's no reason to believe that will change in the coming weeks as long as Travis Kelce remains healthy.

Demetrius Harris
TE CLE (7)
1 year ago

Harris was not targeted during Sunday's game against the Browns.

EDGE Analysis

The second tight end in the Chiefs' pecking order, Harris was limited to just 20 offensive snaps during Sunday's contest. While he can' find the end zone on occasion when in the red zone, Harris can't be relied upon to produce on a consistent basis.

Demetrius Harris
TE CLE (7)
1 year ago

Harris reeled in one of his two targets for 17 yards and a touchdown Sunday against the Bengals.

EDGE Analysis

Harris has made the occasional minor splash in the box score but owns no more than two catches to his name any given week. Unless Travis Kelceis unavailable for some reason, it's unlikely that will change moving forward.

Demetrius Harris
TE CLE (7)
1 year ago

Harris hauled in one of his two targets for five yards Sunday against the Jaguars.

EDGE Analysis

Harris saw 41 percent of the offensive snaps during Sunday's contest, ranking behind numerous pass cachers on that front. Considering he owns just four grabs in four games played, there's no reason to consider him in the majority of fantasy leagues unless Travis Kelce is unavailable.

Demetrius Harris
TE CLE (7)
1 year ago

Harris hauled in two of his three targets for 59 yards Monday against the Broncos.

EDGE Analysis

The Chiefs have utilized far fewer two tight end sets this season with Patrick Mahomes under center than they have in years past with Alex Smith at the helm. Harris did play a season-high 31 offensive snaps Monday, but he remains off the fantasy radar in the vast majority of leagues. That could change if Travis Kelce winds up unavailable at some point.

Demetrius Harris
TE CLE (7)
1 year ago

Harris converted three targets into one 13-yard touchdown grab during Sunday's 38-27 win over the 49ers.

EDGE Analysis

Harris slipped behind the San Francisco defense for touchdown in the back of the end zone midway through the second quarter. It was the veteran tight end's first catch of the season. Harris has been a solid receiver for Kansas City in recent seasons, but is consistently overshadowed by star teammate Travis Kelce. He's probably not worth much attention from a fantasy perspective, but he could strike again as the red-hot Chiefs offense takes stage on Monday night against a Denver defense that has struggled to cover tight ends.