Fantasy football: Damien Harris among players who have the skills, but need opportunity


Opportunity is key in fantasy football, but it doesn't always present itself for players, at least not right away. Take New England Patriots running back Damien Harris, for example.

Harris played in only two games as a rookie, logging a total of four carries. But with his downhill running style and a possible opportunity to compete for touches this season, Harris is one of the late-round targets on my fantasy radar this summer.

Below are eight players who have game-ready traits, but need that opening in order to register viable fantasy production. Some are prime backups who are already being drafted as insurance policies, while others are scheme-specific types -- or those who may have a larger hill to climb -- we had to dig a little deeper for.

Here is this year's "Have Skills, Need Opportunity" squad:

RB Damien Harris, New England Patriots