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WR Percy Harvin - New York Jets

5-11, 192Born: 5-28-1988College: FloridaDrafted: Round 1, pick 22

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From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Oct 20): What to make of Harvin's value now? He's obviously a massive pain in the behind, but the Jets wouldn't have dealt for him if they weren't going to use him. Let's consider him a boom/bust WR3/Flex with potential to be a lot more if the Jets make him happy and he focuses on what is his last chance to make a team want to pay for him in a likely trip to free agency next year.

Week 8: vs Buffalo Bills

Detailed matchup analysis coming soon.

Recent Stats and Projections

5 at WAS 2 7 0 5 4 27 0 0
6 vs DAL 3 -1 0 4 3 0 0 0
8 vs BUF PROJ-Tremblay 1 * * 3 * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2014 Week 5 vs WAS (5 / 4 / 27 / 0 rec, 2 / 7 / 0 rush)

Harvin had a thrilling game, he really did. But in the end, he had THREE (!!!) touchdowns called back on penalties. And amazingly, on three very different plays. The first was a 16 yard sweep that he ran after lining up in the backfield; second was the very next play, a 26 yard screen pass (which was wiped out due to his own false start); and third came early in the fourth quarter, when he found daylight on a 41 yard pass over the middle, with the nearest defender at least five yards behind him. On the early non-TD's, he fought hard to the end and looked as elusive and fast as ever. Aside from these (non)highlights, Harvin was used mainly on short pass plays which were predictably low percentage, and therefore the low yardage total. He showed on the 41 yard play that he can get behind the defense, but rarely runs those patterns. Instead, he continues to tough it out with the short stuff, taking a seemingly large number of hard hits in the process. In fact, late in the first half, he did injure his leg, but was able to limp off the field on his own and did return to play in the second half.

2014 Week 6 vs DAL (4 / 3 / 0 / 0 rec, 3 / -1 / 0 rush)

Harvin had a forgettable game, but the Seahawks were clearly attempting to get him the ball a bit more, at least in the early going. He ran two sweeps early on, but had nowhere to run as the defense closed on him incredibly fast. Also worrisome is the pounding he takes from linemen and linebackers on these plays, as opposed to dealing with a single DB downfield. Aside from his kick returns, Harvin didn't contribute until the third quarter when he had another very short run and caught a short pass over the middle.


Latest News

Jets | Percy Harvin's role uncertain (Mon Oct 20, 02:24 PM) - New York Jets WR Percy Harvin's role on offense will depend on how fast he can learn the playbook, according to head coach Rex Ryan. Ryan said Harvin will return kicks for the team.

Our View: We'll see if the team wants to force the ball to Harvin. They may look to use him in as many ways possible since they lack explosive players on their offense. Fantasy owners are best looking at Harvin as a WR3/flex play until we see what he can do with his new team.
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Seahawks | Percy Harvin draft pick update (Sun Oct 19, 02:16 AM) - Clarifying a previous item, the Seattle Seahawks will receive a conditional sixth-round draft pick that could turn into a fourth-round selection from the New York Jets, in exchange for WR Percy Harvin. It was originally thought the pick was a fourth-round selection that could go as high as the second round.

Our View: A stunning loss of value for Harvin, who was worth a first and a third in the offseason less than two years again. Give Vikings GM Rick Spielman credit for timing his trade perfectly.
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Jets | Percy Harvin deal official (Sat Oct 18, 06:54 PM) - Updating previous reports, New York Jets WR Percy Harvin's trade to join the Jets is official.

Our View: And there you have it. The Jets add a disgruntled--but incredibly talented--wide receiver to an offense that is in dire need of weapons. We'll see how he fits in alongside Eric Decker.
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Jets | Percy Harvin gets fresh slate (Fri Oct 17, 08:12 PM) - New York Jets WR Percy Harvin is onto his third NFL team, and he looks for more success than with the Seattle Seahawks. In Minnesota, he averaged 7.3 targets per game with 61.2 receiving yards per game and 34.2 yards per game after the catch (YAC). He ranked sixth in YAC. In Seattle, he managed just 4.5 targets per game, with only 25.0 receiving yards per game, 17.0 yards per catch and he ranked 99th in the league in YAC.

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Jets | Jets on hook for Harvin's 2014 salary (Fri Oct 17, 07:57 PM) - The New York Jets will pay WR Percy Harvin $7.1 million for the rest of the 2014 season, the last of the guaranteed money in a deal which runs through 2018. Harvin's salary for 2015 is $10.5 million.

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