Roman Harper | New Orleans Saints | DB
2013 Experience: 8th Season
IDP Fantasy Football Outlook: Perhaps some aren’t nervous about Kenny Vaccaro coming to town and he may eventually end up replacing Malcolm Jenkins, but I have to wonder how much longer is Harper going to play at a top 20 level for IDP purposes.
He should still have a solid year in New Orleans and is worthy of drafting as a DB1 but I will probably pass on him unless he falls down to a reasonable level as my DB2. That could happen because of Vaccaro’s addition and if he falls, you should pick him up at that price.
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2012 IDP Fantasy Projection
The top sack safety in the league, Roman Harper is a big play waiting to happen and that shouldn’t change with a coordinator move. Harper remained untouched by the bounty scandal and that was a minor surprise as he was rumored to be one of the players at the front of the investigation.
Look to Harper as a DB1 again this year, and he will give you another quality season.
Summer of 2011: Fantasy Projections
A few days into free agency and the Saints sealed a new contract with safety Roman Harper as he’s a key cog in their defense. Harper should continue to be a worthy No.1 option at defensive back as the Saints are locked and loaded for a big season on defense and will continue to stay aggressive.
The Saints love to use Harper on blitz packages and basically move him around, and that makes sense as he is a talented player who can make things happen at the strong-safety position. Just look at his ridiculous six forced fumbles and three sacks last season to see that Harper is worthy of selecting as a top five defensive back.
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Another productive season for Roman Harper as the Saints starting strong safety as he racked up just under 100 tackles with three sacks and six forced fumbles. Harper will be a free agent this summer, but it seems likely that the Saints will make him a priority to target back to the team, and Harper has indicated that he will give them the first opportunity to sign him.
There are a few decent strong safeties on the market this year, so it would be wise for Harper to land a quality deal with the Saints and not wait around too long. If Harper is back with the Saints he should make for at least a top fifteen defensive back this season. While he won’t give you the potential of huge tackle numbers like LaRon Landry or T.J. Ward, Harper is a dependable starter and theirs nothing wrong with that.
Roman Harper has been a decent IDP fantasy option for the past few seasons now. This may be the final year for Harper with the Saints but he should have another decent tackle total for your team. Just don’t look to him to be the one making lots of big plays for your squad.