WR Percy Harvin - New York Jets
|5-11, 192||Born: 5-28-1988||College: Florida||Drafted: Round 1, pick 22|
Coach Ryan has said that Harvin will handle kick returns for the Jets.
News you need to know
From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Oct 27): The good news is that Harvin got a lot of targets and chances to make a difference against the Bills. The bad news is that he didn't and he still plays for the Jets. He has leveled off as a what the heck flex, but one with a very high ceiling.
Week 9: at Kansas City Chiefs
Mark and Joe say: Bad matchup. The Jets will send Michael Vick into the grinder this week as their new starting quarterback, but he has shown little to inspire confidence in the way of an instant upgrade for New York. 26/56 (a 46.4 completion percentage) for 200 yards passing, zero TDs and one interception thrown, with 12/92/0 rushing over six games appeared in to date. To make things even worse, this weekend the Jets' offense has to operate within deafening Arrowhead Stadium - where the Chiefs' pass rushers take special advantage of the roaring crowd and make life miserable for opposing passers (of the three opposing quarterbacks to visit Arrowhead this season, only Jake Locker won or had more than one passing TD, with two thrown). Tom Brady had his meltdown in Arrowhead (14/23 for 159 yards passing, one TD and two interceptions thrown, with two sacks taken for -8 yards), and Austin Davis was harassed to 15/25 for 116 net yards passing, one TD and one interception, with seven sacks taken for -44 yards last weekend). The Jets have given up 22 sacks already this year, 27th in the NFL, and figure to hike that total dramatically with a rusty Vick under center this weekend. This is an awful matchup for fantasy owners. Stay far away if at all possible.
Recent Stats and Projections
Recent Game Summaries
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.
2014 Week 8 vs BUF (9 / 3 / 22 / 0 rec, 4 / 28 / 0 rush)
Percy Harvin made his New York debut by appearing on 37 snaps, but failed to make an impact. New York attempted to force feed Harvin by making him the first option on nearly a third of his plays (nine targets and four carries). Harvin also served as New York's kick returner, but failed to provide a spark. During the first quarter, Geno Smith was forcing poorly thrown targets in Harvin's directions and he was unable to make plays. New York attempted to reinvent Harvin, using him mostly as an outside receiver. Seattle did not use Harvin in that fashion and all three of his catches came on quick-hitting throws near the line of scrimmage. New York attempted to break Harvin out of his mold as a running back/wide receiver, but it was not successful.
Latest NewsJets | Percy Harvin a focal point of offense (Fri Oct 31, 08:02 PM) - New York Jets WR Percy Harvin played 44 of 84 snaps in his debut with the team in Week 8, lining up in the backfield and running some deep routes. The Jets are making it a point to immediately get the ball into his hands. Our View: Harvin had three targets 30 yards or more downfield, and he should continue to lead the team in targets in addition to getting some touches as a runner. His value certainly hasn't gone down since being traded away from the Seahawks.
link to story Jets | Percy Harvin totals 50 yards in debut (Sun Oct 26, 04:45 PM) - New York Jets WR Percy Harvin ran four times for 28 yards in Week 8 against the Buffalo Bills, and he added three receptions for 22 yards in his team debut. Our View: Harvin wasn't used as any more central of a part of the offense than he was at Seattle. The Jets offense has flare ups of dumpsterfire at random times, so Harvin might be relegated to what the heck flex status with a limited demonstrated playoff this season.
link to story Jets | Percy Harvin seeing shorter targets (Thu Oct 23, 07:35 PM) - New York Jets WR Percy Harvin had just 3.08 yards per target through the air this year with the Seattle Seahawks, compared to 9.49 yards per target in his rookie season with the Minnesota Vikings. Our View: We'll see if the Jets change this strategy when using Harvin. We're not rushing to get him in our lineups this week. Wait and see what he looks like before you start relying on him.
link to story Jets | Percy Harvin won't play 50 snaps (Wed Oct 22, 02:18 PM) - New York Jets WR Percy Harvin won't play 50 snaps in his debut with the team in Week 8 against the Buffalo Bills, according to head coach Rex Ryan. Our View: The Jets made an interesting move by adding Harvin here, but fantasy owners should wait and see how things work out before rushing to get him in the lineup. In the first week with his new team, Harvin is a low-end WR4.
link to story 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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