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Patriots RB Damien Harris limited again at practice Thursday

We break down the news that Damien Harris was limited again on Thursday due to finger injury.

New England Patriots running back Damien Harris (37)in warm up before a game between the New England Patriots and the Miami Dolphins on September 12, 2021, at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts. Photo by Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Thursday update — Harris got in another limited practice on Thursday ahead of Week 3 vs. the Saints. He’s dealing with a finger injury, so there’s really no cause for concern with Harris’ status for Sunday. Keep an eye out for a injury designation on Friday, otherwise be ready to roll Harris out again in most formats.

The New England Patriots head to New Orleans to take on the Saints on Sunday. They hope to have running back Damien Harris ready to roll, but he was limited with a finger injury on Wednesday, per NESN’s Zack Cox.

At this point there likely isn’t any need to worry, but we’ll keep an eye on his status as we head toward game time. Harris has played well this season, but did have a costly fumble in Week 1. Thankfully for his fantasy football supporters, that drop didn’t lead to the doghouse. Instead, he played well in Week 2, highlighted by a rumbling 26-yard touchdown run.

Fantasy football implications

Harris’s injury isn’t likely to keep him out of this game against the Saints, but the matchup is not good. Harris has three receptions on the season, so will mostly be used by attacking the best part of the Saints defense, their defensive line. New Orleans ranks third in run defense DVOA and have held Aaron Jones and Christian McCaffrey to 1.8 yards per carry.