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Why Damien Harris will go over rushing yards prop bet total for 2021 NFL season

We take a look at the odds on the table for New England Patriots RB Damien Harris available on DraftKings Sportsbook and make our predictions ahead of the 2021 NFL season.

New England Patriots running back Damien Harris (37) runs a drill during New England Patriots training camp on July 31, 2021 at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts. Photo by Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The New England Patriots experienced life without Tom Brady in 2020-21 and it was not pretty. QB Cam Newton is back with more offensive weapons at his disposal to try to right the ship and Bill Belichick will have to show his success wasn’t purely because of Brady. The Patriots spent big in free agency and hope to have that investment pay off on the field.

Here, we’ll take a look at the prop bets on the table for New England Patriots RB Damien Harris on DraftKings Sportsbook ahead of the 2021 NFL season and make our picks.

845.5 rushing yards: Over (-110) or Under (-120)

Our pick: Over

Harris was behind Sony Michel and James White in last season’s backfield, but quickly emerged as the best runner of the bunch. Newton took a lot of carries away from him as well, but Harris will start this season as the lead running back in New England. The Alabama product averaged 5.0 yards per carry last season and managed 691 yards in 10 games. If he keeps that pace up over 17 games, he’ll hit 1,174.7 yards. That’s well over the line above.

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