DuJuan Harris, RB, Packers
|RB - #75||329.00||GB||Probable||4 years||25||5'8||203||@Ol_sLy_Foxx|
2014 Outlook:Last updated on Jun-25-2014 by Rob Warner
The 25-year-old Troy alum missed the entire 2013 season with a right patella injury (underwent a knee scope). In 2012, Harris had 34 carries for 157 yards and two catches for 17 yards. He's a favorite of the coaching staff and will likely secure a role behind Eddie Lacy and backup James Starks. His fantasy relevance would depend on multiple injuries to the Packer backfield.
When asked to assess this year's Packers running game compared to those of the past 10 years, one NFL executive told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "It's the best it's ever looked. They're good to go. As long as Eddie Lacy's healthy, I think they're as comfortable as they've ever been." Running back coach Sam Gash agreed. "I'm lucky," Gash said. "From top to bottom, the guys we have, I'm happy to be with a group as solid as this. I'm coming in just hoping not to mess it up. I'll make sure the guys are where they're supposed to be and take it from there."
The Packers running back depth chart currently features Eddie Lacy, who ran for 1,178 yards and 11 touchdowns, James Starks, who averaged 5.5 yards per carry, and DuJuan Harris, who figured to be a bigger part ot the run game last season prior to suffering a season-ending patellar tendon injury in August.Fantasy Analysis:
Eddie Lacy is a stud. Everyone knows that. He's a feature back on a top five offense and should be a lock for 1,100 to 1,200 yards and double digit touchdowns. If he can improve on his 35 receptions of a year ago and reach 40 to 45 this season, Lacy could easily be a top five fantasy running back in PPR and standard formats alike. We currently have him ranked as the number 4 running back, just ahead of Minnesota's Adrian Peterson. His current ADP is 10.19, as he's the fifth RB coming off draft boards.
Not only do the Packers have a stud leading the way, Starks and Harris also are ranked in fftoolbox.com's top 75 running backs. Given that fact, it's in line for the Packers brass to be excited about their backfield. We love Lacy. If he suffers an injury, the Pack are in good shape to keep the train rolling.
FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors7/21 - NFL executive says Packers backfield 'best it's ever looked'
6/25 - Packers would like to cut back on RB Eddie Lacy's workload
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2013 Mock Draft Results
2013 FFToolbox Staff Mock Draft #1
June 18th, 2013
|18.07||Fantasytaz - Jim Day - Most people are arguing over rookies Eddie Lacy and Jonathan Franklin as to who will lead the team in rushing. While I like Lacy a little more the fact remains that it will come down to which one can protect the QB better. In the long run that may be Harris, which might make a huge steal in this draft. Or maybe not, but no risk here in the 18th round.|
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #1
June 25th, 2013
|20.01||Bruno Boys - DuJuan Harris played only 4 games last season and averaged 11.25 PPR fantasy points in those games. He?s not likely to enter the season as Green Bay?s starter but he?s a virtual lock to beat out one of the rookies for change of pace role. Rookies typically struggle in pass protection so it wouldn't be a surprise to see Harris get a fair amount of work on passing downs. Harris is a natural out of the backfield so don?t rule him out as a fantasy commodity this season. He?s a flier pick right now but it wouldn't be a surprise to see both him and Green ahead of the rookies on the depth chart come week one.|
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