DuJuan Harris, RB, Green Bay Packers
FANTASY FOOTBALL ANALYSIS
DuJuan Harris broke out late in 2012 and hadn’t even taken a carry till the week 14 game against my beloved Lions, but that is when the fantasy world started paying attention. In his first game he carried the ball 7 times for 31 yards and a TD. He went on to finish the season averaging 4.6 YPC over 34 rushes for 157 yards and 2 scores. While he didn’t necessarily light the field on fire, he most certainly looked better than the guys ahead of him on the depth chart at the start of the year. Both James Starks and Alex Green looked terrible when given an opportunity after Cedric Benson was lost for the season.
Harris doesn’t have the size to be an every-down back but if he can be the lead man in a two-headed show, there will be room for him on fantasy teams as a flex play and bye week filler.
The Packers haven’t signed anyone to help with the run game yet, so this is a situation to keep an eye on. If the Pack are content with Harris being one of the main ball carriers, he will have value. If the Packers go and get a veteran, like say Ahmad Bradshaw, then DuJuan’s value would drop off quickly.
Just make sure you double-check the news on him before clicking submit in drafts, that’s all I’m saying.