Demetrius Harris
TE CLE (7)
1 year ago

Harris was reinstated from his one-game suspension Monday, Howard Balzer of BalzerSports.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Harris was forced to miss Week 1 after violating the league's substance abuse policy, but looks set to return to a Chiefs offense that just put up four passing touchdowns against a tough Chargers defense. Harris is a red-zone asset at 6-7, and has proven to be one half of a dangerous tight end combination with Travis Kelce.

Demetrius Harris
TE CLE (7)
2 years ago

Harris was suspended for one game by the NFL on Tuesday for a violation of the league's substance abuse policy, Adam Teicher of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The suspension stems from Harris pleading guilty to a charge of possession of marijuana, and the backup tight end will now have to wait until Week 2 to make his 2018 debut. In Harris' absence, either Tim Wright or Jace Amaro will most likely operate as the No. 2 tight end behind Travis Kelce in the Chiefs' season opener.

Demetrius Harris
TE CLE (7)
2 years ago

Harris wrapped up the 2017 regular season with three catches (four targets) for 73 yards Sunday against the Broncos. He completed the campaign with 18 total grabs for 224 yards and a score.

EDGE Analysis

Harris was more involved in the passing game during the last two weeks of the regular season, hauling in a combined seven passes on 11 targets. However, he remains a distant second to Travis Kelce on the depth chart and should serve in the same role for the Chiefs in 2018. He has proven a capable backup when given the opportunity, but there won't be much opportunity barring an injury to Kelce.

Demetrius Harris
TE CLE (7)
2 years ago

Harris will serve as the starting tight end with Travis Kelce inactive for Sunday's Week 17 tilt against the Broncos.

EDGE Analysis

The 26-year-old, who has 15 receptions (on 31 targets) for 151 yards and one touchdown through 15 games, will run with the first unit in Kelce's absence. Harris will see targets from the arm of rookie Patrick Mahomes, who'll be under center in place of Alex Smith against the Broncos. Given that the Chiefs will also be down wideout Tyreek Hill (coach's decision) in terms of pass catchers, Harris could make for an intriguing Hail Mary Week 17 option, especially in DFS contests.

Demetrius Harris
TE CLE (7)
2 years ago

Harris could see additional snaps during the team's regular-season finale Sunday against the Broncos, Blair Kerkhoff of The Kansas City Star reports.

EDGE Analysis

Harris was unusually active int he offense during Week 16 and it wouldn't be surprising if that is the case again in the regular-season finale, especially if Travis Kelce sits out Sunday as expected. Harris could sneak on to the daily fantasy radar as a red zone threat for quarterback Patrick Mahomes, and the Broncos struggle covering the tight end according to Football Outsider's DVOA.

Demetrius Harris
TE CLE (7)
2 years ago

Harris caught four passes on seven targets for 34 yards Sunday against the Dolphins.

EDGE Analysis

Harris' seven targets Sunday marked the second-most of his nearly four-year career. It seems unlikely he will replicate that frequently in 2018 given that he had no more than three targets in a game this season prior, but Harris could have some added production in Week 17 if the Chiefs elect to give their starters a breather with the division locked up.

Demetrius Harris
TE CLE (7)
2 years ago

Harris caught both of his targets for 33 yards Sunday against the Bills.

EDGE Analysis

While Harris was slightly more involved in the offense than usual Sunday, he's yet to register more than three catches in a game this season and hasn't scored since Week 1 against the Patriots. He played just 28 percent of the snaps during Week 12 and it's unlikely anything will change in that regard as long as Travis Kelce remains healthy.

Demetrius Harris
TE CLE (7)
2 years ago

Harris was targeted twice, but did not record a catch in Sunday's 19-13 loss to the Steelers.

EDGE Analysis

Harris' second target was the biggest of the game as Alex Smith looked his way on fourth and goal, the ball ripped out of Harris' hands before he could establish possession. Harris, playing behind one of the best tight ends in the league in Travis Kelce, saw the field for 18 offensive snaps on Sunday, a third of the Chiefs' total. He has almost as many catchless games, four, this season as he does catches, five, but he's a big body that might nab a touchdown here and there.

Demetrius Harris
TE CLE (7)
2 years ago

Harris caught all three targets that came his way for 21 yards in Sunday's 42-34 win over Houston.

EDGE Analysis

Sunday's catches were Harris' first since Week 1, but he was targeted thrice without a catch in Week 4 and so Alex Smith is definitely looking Harris' way more often. Expect that attention to increase as Kansas City looks for receiving options with starting wide receiver Chris Conley out for the season and starting tight end Travis Kelce dealing with concussion symptoms.

Demetrius Harris
TE CLE (7)
2 years ago

Harris caught all three of his targets for 14 yards and two touchdowns during Saturday's preseason win over Cincinnati.

EDGE Analysis

A converted basketball player, Harris is now in his fourth season with the Chiefs and has another uphill battle for fantasy relevance. Saturday's two-touchdown performance is a solid first step, but Harris is firmly behind Travis Kelce on the depth chart, and Kansas City also brought in Gavin Escobar during the offseason. Taking a wait-and-see approach with Harris is advised in the majority of fantasy settings.