Damien Harris’ Dynasty Value | Fantasy Outlook, Ranking, and More

What is Damien Harris' fantasy value heading into free agency after failing to make a fantasy impact with the Buffalo Bills?

There were three running backs who saw 30+ carries for the Buffalo Bills during the 2023 NFL season. Damien Harris was not one of them.

After suffering a scary neck strain injury this year, what type of dynasty fantasy football value does Harris have heading into the 2024 NFL season?

Damien Harris’ Dynasty Outlook

When Harris signed a one-year deal with the Bills in free agency during the 2023 NFL offseason, many fantasy managers were optimistic he could significantly contribute to the Buffalo backfield alongside James Cook. Unfortunately, it became apparent very quickly that Harris would be a TD-dependent option at best on a weekly basis.

Harris saw just 23 carries and two receptions through his first six games before suffering a neck injury that would cost him the rest of the season. His efficiency was fine, but his lack of opportunities working alongside Cook, Latavius Murray, and even Josh Allen made it close to impossible for Harris to have a meaningful fantasy impact last year.

Fortunately, Harris is set to hit the open market again this year and is expected to be healthy when free agency begins later this year.

Once upon a time, Harris finished the 2021 season as the RB14 in PPR formats with 1,061 total yards and 15 TDs. However, he lost his leading role in the New England Patriots backfield to Rhamondre Stevenson in 2022 and hasn’t had very much success since.

Harris is most effective in an early-down role, but it’s hard to imagine any running back-needy team identifying him as a lead-back candidate when other more accomplished backs like Derrick Henry, Saquon Barkley, and Josh Jacobs will potentially be available on the open market this offseason.

His limited production as a pass catcher — with just 42 receptions through his first five years in the NFL — makes his value on the open market even smaller.

Harris’ Dynasty Ranking

Where does Harris land in the dynasty RB landscape going into the 2024 offseason? Here are Tate’s latest rankings, featuring where Harris lands in comparison to other top names at the position.

Derek Tate’s Top 60 Dynasty RB Rankings

1) Bijan Robinson | ATL
2) Breece Hall | NYJ
3) Jahmyr Gibbs | DET
4) Christian McCaffrey | SF
5) Jonathan Taylor | IND
6) Kyren Williams | LAR
7) Travis Etienne Jr. | JAX
8) Saquon Barkley | NYG
9) Rachaad White | TB
10) Isiah Pacheco | KC
11) James Cook | BUF
12) De’Von Achane | MIA
13) Kenneth Walker III | SEA
14) Alvin Kamara | NO
15) Javonte Williams | DEN
16) Tyjae Spears | TEN
17) Josh Jacobs | LV
18) Austin Ekeler | LAC
19) D’Andre Swift | PHI
20) Tony Pollard | DAL

21) Brian Robinson Jr. | WAS
22) Najee Harris | PIT
23) Jaylen Warren | PIT
24) Joe Mixon | CIN
25) David Montgomery | DET
26) Zach Charbonnet | SEA
27) Zamir White | LV
28) Nick Chubb | CLE
29) Rhamondre Stevenson | NE
30) Derrick Henry | TEN
31) Kendre Miller | NO
32) Chase Brown | CIN
33) Keaton Mitchell | BAL
34) Roschon Johnson | CHI
35) Jerome Ford | CLE
36) Aaron Jones | GB
37) James Conner | ARI
38) Tyler Allgeier | ATL
39) Khalil Herbert | CHI
40) Ty Chandler | MIN

41) Devin Singletary | HOU
42) Raheem Mostert | MIA
43) Chuba Hubbard | CAR
44) Alexander Mattison | MIN
45) Kenneth Gainwell | PHI
46) J.K. Dobbins | BAL
47) Gus Edwards | BAL
48) AJ Dillon | GB
49) Dameon Pierce | HOU
50) Tank Bigsby | JAX
51) Deuce Vaughn | DAL
52) Emari Demercado | ARI
53) Dalvin Cook | BAL
54) Miles Sanders | CAR
55) Isaiah Spiller | LAC
56) Ezekiel Elliott | NE
57) Antonio Gibson | WAS
58) Damien Harris | BUF
59) Zach Evans | LAR
60) Kareem Hunt | CLE

Should You Trade Harris in Dynasty?

Are you considering trading Harris? Our free PFN Trade Analyzer allows you to find the best trade offer to make in seconds!

This statement isn’t meant to be an insult to the player, but Harris currently holds very minimal trade value in dynasty leagues.

His recent lack of production, injuries, and other talented backs hitting the open market could mean Harris will have a pretty limited market in free agency.

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If a dynasty manager is willing to use a third- or fourth-round rookie pick to acquire Harris from you with hopes he lands in a favorable landing spot in free agency this offseason, then I would gladly accept that offer.

With the fantasy football season behind us, why not start preparing for your rookie drafts with our dynasty rookie rankings? Additionally, as you look to improve your team heading into 2024, our dynasty trade calculator can help you find the perfect deal to boost your championship chances.

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