Is Damien Harris playing in Week 15? Fantasy injury update ahead of Patriots-Colts Saturday night matchup

Harris is likely to wear a “questionable” label in Saturday night’s showdown between the Patriots and Colts in Week 15. With the real implications of the NFL playoffs and fantasy football at stake, the state Harris will have a huge impact on start and sit decisions. We have the latest injury updates ahead of the AFC showdown.

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Will Damien Harris play in week 15?

After leaving early for the last New England game, Harris (hamstring) was a limited participant in practice on Tuesday and Wednesday. Since this game is on Saturday night, he will be among the first to start, making decisions for the week, so we will have to keep a close eye on his status.

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If he plays, it’s tough to bench him even though the Colts are the fifth-best defensive unit in fantasy points allowed to RBs. New England is one of the few teams in the league that will continue to hit the ball and won’t mind turning this game into a race-filled, ugly affair. Although the Colts are strong against the RBs, Harris’s touchdown advantage has made him a must-start in the standard leagues. That being said, we don’t think you should compare it in standard, but it might be doable in PPR depending on your options. It’s worth noting that Rhamondre Stevenson has apparently played a decent role in this offense, but that could simply be down to Harris’s injury.

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If Harris is out, Rhamondre Stevenson is certainly an attractive play, but his outlook would be similar. It will be a stronger standard league game and will probably take control of the red zone carries and the goal line, but we will probably see a decent amount of Brandon Bolden. Ultimately, New England is known for turning things around at the last minute, so nothing would surprise us. They’ve had a bye week to prepare and could go a lot of ways without Harris in the lineup. It’s silly trying to figure out what Bill Belichick’s game plan is though, so we’re going to take a chance on Stevenson if Harris is out and assume they’ll use him as a workhorse. Bolden could be used as a desperate play by PPR in deep leagues.

For now, we have Harris as RB31 in the standard leagues and RB32 in PPR. We don’t expect his rushing total to be high, as Indianapolis has rarely allowed 100-yard running backs, and much of his outlook depends on whether he finds the end zone. Don’t be surprised if it goes 17-53-0, leaving you with 5.3 fantasy points, but it could also add two touchdowns to that total and pay off. If Stevenson is the leading rider, he will rank in a similar spot with a nearly identical outlook.