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Tobias Harris | Forward | #34

Team: Detroit Pistons
Age / DOB:  (24) / 7/15/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'9' / 235
College: Tennessee
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (19) / CHA
Contract: view contract details

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Tobias Harris scored 18 points with four rebounds, three steals and one 3-pointer in Thursday’s 107-127 loss to the Warriors.
Harris got the start once again for the injured Jon Leuer (knee). The move into the starting rotation does not make much of an impact to his fantasy outlook as he was already playing big minutes off the bench. He remains a must-start in fantasy and can also be considered an affordable high-floor DFS option. Jan 13 - 2:02 AM

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Tobias Harris was back in the starting lineup for the Pistons on Tuesday, filling in for Jon Leuer, who is expected to miss several more games with a bone bruise in his right knee, and had 18 points, three rebounds, two assists, a steal, two blocks and two 3-pointers in 40 minutes.

He's been playing better off the bench, but whether he's starting or not, he's going to get heavy minutes and a full workload every night. He hit 7-of-15 shots against the Kings and is a must-start in fantasy until further notice.
Jan 11 - 1:31 AM

Tobias Harris will return to the starting unit for Tuesday's game against the Kings, with Jon Leuer (knee) on the sidelines.

This was the expected move, but his value shouldn't change all that much as a starter. In fact, Harris was actually operating with a higher usage rate running in the second unit, so his value could actually take a minor hit with the return to the starting five. Stan Van Gundy also hinted that Henry Ellenson could get into the rotation with Leuer on the shelf, but it's unlikely he'll be earning a significant amount of minutes off the bench.
Jan 10 - 4:07 PM

Tobias Harris will continue to come off the bench moving forward.

"He’s played well so we don’t really want to mess with that right now," head coach Stan Van Gundy said. SVG is right, as Harris has thrived in his reserve role and has scored at least 20 points in four of his six games coming off the bench. Look for him to have another strong game in a great matchup vs. the Kings on Tuesday.
Jan 9 - 9:19 AM

Tobias Harris scored 25 points with two rebounds, one assist, one steal and three 3-pointers in Thursday’s win against the Hornets.

Coming off the bench has suited Harris well. In his last six games, he is averaging 20.5 points, 7.0 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 0.5 blocks, and 32.5 minutes per game. He is delivering for fantasy owners.
Jan 5 - 10:38 PM

Tobias Harris hit 9-of-14 shots and two 3-pointers for 22 points, five rebounds and two assists in 30 minutes off the bench on Tuesday.

He's been fantastic since moving to the bench and is averaging 19.4 points, 7.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 2.0 3-pointers on 50 percent shooting over his last five games, all coming off the bench.
Jan 3 - 10:38 PM

Tobias Harris played a sixth-man role vs. Miami on Sunday, making 5-of-13 FGs and 6-of-7 FTs for 17 points, seven boards, two steals, two blocks and one 3-pointer in 35 minutes.

Harris has responded to the Pistons' lineup change very well, averaging 20.2 points, 2.4 threes and 7.4 rebounds in Detroit's previous five games. Tonight's defensive stats are a welcome sight, and Harris' owners have to be thrilled after his inconsistent start to the season.
Jan 1 - 9:46 PM

Tobias Harris will return to the bench for Sunday's game against the Heat.

Marcus Morris is back from the knee injury, so Harris will shift back to a reserve role for the Pistons. However, as Detroit's sixth man Harris' usage rate jumps to 25.2, and through three games as a reserve he's produced averages of 23.3 points, 8.3 boards, 2.3 dimes and 3.0 triples per contest, so the demotion to the second unit isn't necessarily a bad thing for his fantasy value.
Jan 1 - 4:51 PM

Tobias Harris got the start against the Hawks during a 105-98 loss on Friday, scoring 14 points with five rebounds, two assists, one block and two 3-pointers in 38 minutes.

He was lighting it up off the bench, but he struggled today with just a 5-of-14 line from the field. Coach Stan Van Gundy hinted that Harris could be used as a starter in certain matchups, so he likely would've started even if Marcus Morris (knee) played. He's a solid mid-round player in standard leagues.
Sat, Dec 31, 2016 12:49:00 AM

Tobias Harris will start in place of Marcus Morris on Friday vs. the Hawks.

In case you missed it, this isn't a huge surprise because coach Stav Van Gundy said he will likely rotate Harris and Morris depending on the matchup -- Morris will usually get the nod when the Pistons need him to guard an elite SF. Harris has scored 21 or more points in three straight games, but gets a tough matchup with Thabo Sefolosha tonight.
Fri, Dec 30, 2016 07:21:00 PM

Tobias Harris grabbed a season-high 12 rebounds off the bench against the Bucks on Wednesday, adding 23 points, two assists and two 3-pointers in 31 minutes.

He's currently exhibit A for showing that moving to the bench isn't so bad. In his last two, he's seen a big bump with a 25.9 usage rate and has seen his efficiency soar against the second unit -- it helps when Andre Drummond isn't getting all those boards, too. Harris is a good enough player that it won't matter where he'll get his minutes. Coach Stan Van Gundy knows he is, too. Keep him rolling.
Wed, Dec 28, 2016 10:27:00 PM

Stan Van Gundy said that he likes bringing Tobias Harris off the bench as the team's sixth man.

"It’s just two games," Van Gundy said Tuesday. "I’m sure he doesn’t like it, but in terms of minutes and shots, his role really hasn’t changed. If anything, it’s elevated." Van Gundy said it was tough getting Harris involved playing alongside Reggie Jackson, Marcus Morris, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Andre Drummond, but as a reserve, he can bring him in and get him going right away. His usage rate has actually been higher in his new role, and the minutes haven't taken a hit, so, so far so good.
Wed, Dec 28, 2016 11:27:00 AM

Tobias Harris hit 7-of-14 shots, 3-of-6 3-pointers and 4-of-4 free throws for 21 points, six rebounds and four assists in 29 minutes off the bench on Monday.

Not bad. Harris had 26 points, seven boards and four 3-pointers in his first game off the bench last Friday and it's looking like he'll be a dominant scorer with the Pistons' second unit. This could be a situation where a demotion actually turns into a promotion for Harris. Just keep in mind that LeBron James was resting tonight, which was a nice break for Harris.
Mon, Dec 26, 2016 11:25:00 PM

Stan Van Gundy is expected to bring Tobias Harris off the bench once again on Monday vs. Cleveland.

That means Jon Leuer should remain in the starting lineup while Marcus Morris will (temporarily?) keep his place, as well. Harris was a beast in his first game off the bench vs. Golden State on Friday and could have another solid night vs. the Cavs on Monday. For what it's worth, SVG is not making any long-term commitments about his starting unit. "I don’t know right now. I really don’t know right now," he said. "We’ve lost five in a row. Yesterday we played a little better. We haven’t played well. So I don’t know."
Mon, Dec 26, 2016 02:03:00 PM

Stan Van Gundy praised Tobias Harris for accepting his new sixth man role.

"He’s a mature man you can have honest conversations with and he’ll evaluate what you’re saying," SVG said of Harris. "There’s not a lot of excuses or anything. If you say something, he’s the kind of guy who’s going to think about it." Harris responded to the demotion with one of his best games of the season, scoring 26 points on 8-of-14 shooting with seven rebounds, one assist and four triples in 32 minutes in Friday's loss to the Warriors. It's possible the move to the bench will be a good thing for his fantasy value, but we'll have a better idea after Monday's game vs. the Cavaliers.
Mon, Dec 26, 2016 10:11:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Reggie Jackson
2Ish Smith
3Beno Udrih
SG1Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
2Darrun Hilliard
3Michael Gbinije
SF1Marcus Morris
2Stanley Johnson
3Reggie Bullock
PF1Jon Leuer
2Tobias Harris
3Henry Ellenson
4Nikola Jovanovic
C1Andre Drummond
2Aron Baynes
3Boban Marjanovic