WR Percy Harvin - New York Jets
|5-11, 192||Born: 5-28-1988||College: Florida||Drafted: Round 1, pick 22|
The Jets are trying to get as much out of their new acquisition as they can, using Harvin on kickoff returns.
News you need to know
From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Dec 15): Harvin played in Week 15, but he wasn't very involved in the offense. This has been a disastrous year for his career and fantasy prospects. He's only a desperation play against the Patriots.
General News (Thu Dec 18): partially participated in Thursday's practice.
General News (Wed Dec 17): did not practice on Wednesday.
Week 16: vs New England Patriots
Mark and Joe say: Good matchup. This is an AFC East grudge match, so season records aren't really relevant - the Jets and the Patriots play each other tough every time they clash. Their last meeting was in Week Seven, when the Patriots prevailed 27-25 by blocking a last-second field-goal attempt by the Jets. Geno Smith threw 20/34 for 226 net yards passing, one TD and zero interceptions, while taking three sacks for -21 yards, the last time he faced the Patriots. Since then he's gone to the bench and then been re-installed as the starter - last week, Smith managed 16/28 for 179 net yards passing, one TD and zero interceptions with three sacks taken for -16 yards at Tennessee - Eric Decker led the team in receiving with 11 for 7/100/0, while Percy Harvin saw three passes for zero receptions and had one rush for 10 yards passing. Jace Amaro (one for 1/20/0) and Jeff Cumberland (two for 2/22/0) were the other receivers over 20 yards last week. Fullback John Conner (one for 1/9/1) managed the TD pass for Smith. The Patriots' pass D has allowed 29/47 for 308 yards passing, one TD and two interceptions (with four sacks for -38 yards) to Ryan Tannehill and 20/33 for 163 yards passing, one TD and one interception (with four sacks for -26 yards) to Philip Rivers over the last two games. They are currently 22nd in the NFL averaging 248.7 net passing yards allowed per game, with 22 passing scores balanced by 15 interceptions (tied for ninth in the NFL) and 36 sacks (tied for 10th) generated to date. Smith has found a (modesty) rhythm of late, while the Patriots are fairly vulnerable in this phase of the game most weeks - at home we give Smith a slight edge over the Patriots' defenders in this phase of the contest.
Recent Stats and Projections
Recent Game Summaries
2014 Week 13 vs MIA (3 / 1 / 6 / 0 rec, 6 / 27 / 0 rush)
Percy Harvin only received three targets, but was given opportunities to make plays as a ball carrier. New York's game plan called for a heavy dosage of perimeter runs and Harvin's top end speed was utilized early and often. Harvin had a long run of nine yards, but was able to consistently generate runs of at least four yards. During the second quarter on a 3rd-and-5 play, Geno Smith missed Harvin on a seam route that would have resulted in an easy touchdown.
2014 Week 14 vs MIN (9 / 6 / 124 / 1 rec, 2 / 3 / 0 rush)
In his return to Minnesota, Percy Harvin was electric and proved to be the most explosive playmaker on the field. Harvin was featured on short, intermediate, and deep patterns as he racked up yards after the catch and made big plays. Harvin scored New York's only touchdown by making a beautiful grab on a back shoulder fade for a 35-yard touchdown. Smith fit the ball into a tight window and Harvin made sure he capitalized on the scoring play. This was Harvin's first touchdown grab since 2012. Late in the fourth quarter, Harvin suffered an ankle injury and did not return.
2014 Week 15 vs TEN (3 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec, 1 / 10 / 0 rush)
Harvin, who was playing with a tender ankle, was utilized as a decoy throughout the game. Harvin was targeted just three times as he did not display the same explosiveness that he had last week. Harvin took one handoff off right tackle for a 10-yard gain and was used sporadically on special teams. Harvin gutted through this game, but was largely ineffective.
Latest NewsJets | Percy Harvin expected to play (Thu Dec 18, 07:16 PM) - New York Jets WR Percy Harvin (ankle) was limited in practice Thursday, Dec. 18, but barring a setback, he's expected to play in Week 16 against the New England Patriots. Harvin suffered a third-degree ankle sprain just two weeks ago, according to head coach Rex Ryan. Harvin was limited to a special teams role last week. Our View: Harvin is only a hail mary play against the Patriots because of his injury.
link to story Jets | Percy Harvin officially limited in practice (Thu Dec 18, 04:55 PM) - New York Jets WR Percy Harvin (ankle) was limited in practice Thursday, Dec. 18. Our View: Harvin may play but the Jets are not the star you want to hook your wagon to. At best, Harvin is a borderline WR4/WR5.
link to story Jets | Percy Harvin practicing (Thu Dec 18, 12:47 PM) - New York Jets WR Percy Harvin (ankle) is participating in practice Thursday, Dec. 18. Our View: Is there anyone who is worth rostering on this Jets team? Maybe Henry, the dude who works the hot dog stand in section 225. We hear he has mad dog skills. Other than that, this ship is the Titanic—no sense in joining into the madness as it slips beneath the waves. We have Harvin as a WR5, no more and that's a pretty big iceberg for most teams in their fantasy championships.
link to story Jets | Percy Harvin misses practice (Wed Dec 17, 01:48 PM) - Updating a previous report, New York Jets WR Percy Harvin (ankle) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 17. Our View: Harvin showing some toughness by playing with this ankle injury. Head coach Rex Ryan said Harvin played with a third-degree ankle sprain in Week 15 and did not need a pain-killing shot for the ankle.
link to story Jets | Percy Harvin not practicing (Wed Dec 17, 12:11 PM) - New York Jets WR Percy Harvin (ankle) is not participating in team drills during practice Wednesday, Dec. 17. Our View: We'll have to wait and see if Harvin can practice later this week. This ankle injury was originally thought to be severe enough to end his season. However, he played sparingly last week against the Titans. Harvin was targeted three times by Geno Smith, but he failed to haul in any passes.
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