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College: Milwaukee | 6 years
Height: 6'7" | Weight: 230 lbs
Birth Date: 7/29/1991
Depth Chart: TE2.1
2019 Bye Week: 7

Total Pts: 0.00
Avg Pts: 0.00
Rank: 0 TE

Free Agent

2019 RTSports Outlook

Harris played a reserve role with the Chiefs again last year and had 12 receptions for 164 yards. He made some big plays with his few chances, scoring three times while averaging 13.7 yards per reception. He has never topped 20 receptions in a season but has double-digit catches three straight years. Harris signed with the Browns this offseason and will try to win their top backup job. Harris is a former college basketball player that has made a pretty smooth transition to NFL player. He still has some work to do but has improved a lot since entering the league. He is a huge target at the position standing at 6'7" tall.

FANTASY OUTLOOK: Harris won't get much playing time in a backup role. He might get a few weekly chances but his production will be hit or miss. Look for similar numbers to the past few seasons with the Chiefs, getting double-digit receptions for around 200 yards with a score or two.

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RotoBaller's Outlook

Sadly, the breakout is likely never happening for Demetrius Harris. With that being said, he's still a name to keep floating around in your head because of his incredible athleticism. Harris's speed and burst scores are 89th and 84th percentile, respectively. At 6'7, 235 lbs, he can be a red zone weapon. He was trapped behind Travis Kelce in Kansas City and many fantasy analysts flagged him as a guy to stash last season because we knew he would be on a new team this year. Landing in Cleveland tethered to Baker Mayfield is fantastic, but being stuck behind another young, athletic TE in David Njoku is less than ideal. There is also the added problem of Seth DeValve, who the Browns seem to be irrationally enamored with. Harris has no business being selected in redraft leagues, but if something were to happen to Njoku (whether it be injury or his continued inability to catch a football, which seems like something an NFL TE might want to be good at), Harris could emerge as a relevant fantasy option if he ever got the opportunity.

This article first appeared on RotoBaller.com.

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Player Notes
Oct 14 12:10pm ET

Cleveland Browns tight end Demetrius Harris was not targeted in a 32-28 loss to the Seattle Seahawks in Week 6. The big tight end did contribute by catching a two-point conversion in the fourth quarter. Harris has been up-and-down since David Njoku broke his wrist in Week 2 but he has been outproduced over the past three weeks by fellow tight end Ricky Seals-Jones, who has two touchdowns over that span. Harris simply isn't a big enough part of the Cleveland passing attack to trust in fantasy for now. He will take on the New England Patriots in Week 8 after his bye this weekend.

From RotoBaller

Sep 27 2:30pm ET

Cleveland Browns tight end Demetrius Harris will continue to operate as the team's lead tight end while David Njoku heals from a broken wrist. Harris will suit up against the division-rival Baltimore Ravens on the road in Week 4. Baltimore has been tough on enemy tight ends this season, allowing the eighth-fewest fantasy points per game to the position. Harris does have some touchdown upside as he was targeted twice in the end zone in his team's Week 3 loss. He came down with one of those targets for a two-yard touchdown in the contest. Harris should continue to be utilized in the red zone but he is likely to disappoint in fantasy if he doesn't score. Treat him as a desperation TE3 for Week 4.

From RotoBaller

Sep 23 12:10am ET

Cleveland Browns tight end Demetrius Harris caught a two-yard touchdown in a 20-13 loss to the Los Angeles Rams in Week 3. It was his only catch in a game where he drew just two targets. Harris saw an increased role with David Njoku on injured reserve with a broken wrist but was not a major part of the game plan. His only other target came in the end zone in the fourth quarter on what looked like a catchable ball but Harris was unable to pull down the high pass. He will be a low-end TE2 for Week 4's matchup against the Baltimore Ravens.

From RotoBaller

Sep 20 11:20am ET

Cleveland Browns tight end Demetrius Harris should see an uptick in playing time with David Njoku (concussion, wrist) out for the foreseeable future. Njoku was concussed and fractured his wrist when he took a huge hit during Monday night's win over the New York Jets. Harris is expected to play starter's snaps in Njoku's place, although it remains to be seen if he is a major part of the game plan. The veteran tight end only saw one target last week, despite Njoku departing during the first quarter. Harris is nothing more than a desperation option at the tight end position for Week 3's home game against the Los Angeles Rams.

From RotoBaller

Aug 23 10:50pm ET

Cleveland Browns tight end Demetrius Harris failed to catch any of his four targets in his team's third preseason game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Friday. With David Njoku not playing, Harris got the start and played into the second quarter with quarterback Baker Mayfield. The veteran tight end is expected to take a secondary role this season but Harris would have some standalone value if Njoku were to suffer an injury. Harris does not need to be drafted in fantasy leagues but he would presumably be a hot waiver add should he find his way into the starting job during the season.

From RotoBaller

Aug 17 8:30pm ET

Cleveland Browns tight end Demetrius Harris was unable to corral either of his two targets in a 21-18 preseason win over the Indianapolis Colts on Saturday. Harris, who came over to Cleveland as a free-agent after spending five seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs, is expected to serve as the team's second tight end after David Njoku. Of course, Njoku is dealing with a knee injury, which will give Harris more run with the first team during preseason practices. The Browns should run more 12 personnel this season, which would get Harris on the field alongside Njoku in certain situations. Harris doesn't need to be drafted but he is worth monitoring just in case the Browns show that he is a significant part of their plans, especially in the red zone.

From RotoBaller

Aug 10 9:23pm ET

Cleveland Browns TE Demetrius Harris (concussion) returned to practice Saturday, Aug. 10.

From TheHuddle

Aug 1 7:53pm ET

Cleveland Browns TE Demetrius Harris (concussion) has been placed on the concussion protocol.

From TheHuddle

Player Transactions
  • 14-Mar-2019: CLE - Signed, Unrestricted FA - Two-year contract (through 2020)
  • 13-Mar-2019: KAN - Declared Free Agent
  • 10-Sep-2018: KAN - Suspension Lifted
  • 23-May-2018: KAN - Suspended - 1 game (NFL Substance Abuse Policy)
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Week 7bye
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Week 11PIT
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Week 14CIN
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