DuJuan Harris
RB SF (11)
2 months ago

Harris was released by the 49ers on Monday, Matt Burrows of The Sacramento Bee reports.

EDGE Analysis

Harris didn't receive a tender offer from San Francisco once free agency started, but he did ultimately re-sign with the team in late March. However, after the Niners drafted Joe Williams in the fourth round, and brought in rookies for tryouts over the weekend, Harris has again been cut loose. In 10 games last season, Harris rushed 38 times for just 138 yards and caught eight passes for 115 yards and a touchdown.

DuJuan Harris
RB SF (11)
3 months ago

Harris will re-sign with the 49ers for the 2017 season, his agent, Andy Simms, reports.

EDGE Analysis

Harris was one of the Niners' restricted free agents entering the offseason but the team decided against extending him a contract tender, which effectively released him to the open market. However, coming off a season in which he averaged just 3.1 yards per carry, the diminutive running back likely didn't find many suitors rushing to secure his services for the upcoming campaign. Fortunately for Harris, he's now set to return to a San Francisco roster that is less crowded at the running back position than it was last season, considering the incumbent No. 2 runner, Shaun Draughn, recently latched on with the Giants. Thus, Harris is positioned to compete with only Mike Davis and Raheem Mostert for the backup role to starter Carlos Hyde this summer, although a rookie could certainly join the mix via the draft.

DuJuan Harris
RB SF (11)
4 months ago

Harris will not receive a tender offer from the 49ers, which will allow him to hit the open market when free agency begins Thursday, Matt Barrows on The Sacramento Bee reports.

EDGE Analysis

Harris first signed with San Francisco back in December of 2015, and although he's played 12 games for the team since then, he's also been released a couple times along the way. In total, Harris has gained 278 yards on 65 carries for the 49ers, and also boasts 17 catches for 212 yards and a touchdown. While that production wasn't enough for the team to extend a tender offer his way, fellow running back Shaun Draughn's status as an unrestricted free agent leaves another opening behind Carlos Hyde on the Niners' current depth chart.

DuJuan Harris
RB SF (11)
6 months ago

Harris carried the ball four times for a negative yard and also lost a fumble in Sunday's season finale against the Seahawks.

EDGE Analysis

Harris finishes his 2016 campaign with 253 all-purpose yards and one touchdown while serving as a backup for the 49ers. The soon-to-be free agent's size and running style isn't suited to take on anything other than a change-of-pace role, so there is a decent chance the team brings him back to serve in a similar role behind Carlos Hyde next season.

DuJuan Harris
RB SF (11)
6 months ago

Harris didn't receive a carry, but caught his lone target for 14 yards in Saturday's win over the Rams.

EDGE Analysis

Harris got into the game late in the fourth quarter after Carlos Hyde went down with what we now know is a torn MCL. While Shaun Draughn (who had 16 touches Saturday) is the likely candidate to start next week, Harris has done well in that role as early as last season, so he can't be ruled out as an option to start either. Whoever starts next week will have a tough matchup with Seattle's defense to deal with.

DuJuan Harris
RB SF (11)
7 months ago

Harris did not receive a carry or a target in Sunday's loss to the Jets.

EDGE Analysis

Harris has been phased out of the offense completely and holds no fantasy value. The only way he resurfaces is if either Carlos Hyde or Shaun Draughn go down with injuries.

DuJuan Harris
RB SF (11)
7 months ago

Harris rushed two times for eight yards in Sunday's loss to the Bears.

EDGE Analysis

Harris has now received two carries in each of his last two games, further proving that the speedy back has become an afterthought in Chip Kelly's offense. After his brief stint of action in place of the injured Carlos Hyde in Weeks 10 and 11, there was a possibility that he could remain in the mix for touches once the Hyde returned to action, but that has not been the case. Shaun Draughn out-touched Harris 5-2 and also received two targets in the passing game to the latter's none Sunday. He would need an injury to either Hyde or Draughn to put himself back on the fantasy radar.

DuJuan Harris
RB SF (11)
7 months ago

Harris rushed twice for 15 yards in Sunday's loss to the Dolphins.

EDGE Analysis

Harris was the only other running back aside from Carlos Hyde to receive a carry, but he was not involved in the passing game. Shaun Draughn actually out-touched Harris 6-2 despite not receiving a carry. Hyde is the clear lead back in San Francisco and it appears that Draughn has reclaimed his third-down role, leaving Harris in a change-of-pace role. He is simply a handcuff option for Hyde owners at this point.

DuJuan Harris
RB SF (11)
7 months ago

Harris had four carries for just four yards in Sunday's 30-17 loss to the Patriots. He was not targeted in the passing game.

EDGE Analysis

Carlos Hyde is looking healthier, as he received 19 carries for 86 yards Sunday. Meanwhile, Shaun Draughn came back from the dead, catching all three of his targets for 43 yards and a touchdown. Neither Harris nor Draughn is going to supplant Hyde if he's healthy, but it's interesting that Draughn was used as more of the third-down back Sunday.

DuJuan Harris
RB SF (11)
7 months ago

Harris carried the ball five times for 14 yards in Sunday's 23-20 loss to Arizona. He was not targeted in the passing game.

EDGE Analysis

Harris -- who gained 142 all-purpose yards last week -- was not a fantasy factor with Carlos Hyde (shoulder) making his return to field. The latter did not have any success on the ground Sunday, but there were no reports of a setback regarding his banged up shoulder. Harris will serve as the team's change of pace back against the Patriots next week.