WR Percy Harvin, Free agent
HT: 5-11, WT: 192, Born: 5-28-1988, College: Florida, Drafted: Round 1, Pick 22
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Average draft position
Current as of August 25th. [Full ADP list]Overall: R Jennings (48), C Patterson (49), Percy Harvin (50), R Rice (51), D Jackson (52)
Position: M Crabtree (45-WR18), C Patterson (49-WR19), Percy Harvin (50 - WR20), D Jackson (52-WR21), M Floyd (56-WR22)
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PPR Average draft position
Current as of August 25th. [Full PPR ADP list]Overall: R Jennings (47), C Patterson (48), Percy Harvin (49), M Floyd (50), J Cameron (51)
Position: M Crabtree (42-WR18), C Patterson (48-WR19), Percy Harvin (49 - WR20), M Floyd (50-WR21), D Jackson (54-WR22)
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Percy Harvin is finally healthy, and will be the Seahawks' primary receiver as long as he stays that way. Harvin had been an electrifying, though oft-injured, receiver for the Vikings since being drafted in 2009. He was a top-ten fantasy receiver in 2011, the only season in which he played all 16 games. Harvin lacks size, but he is fast and quick and a terrific runner in the open field. After the Seahawks traded for Harvin during the 2013 offseason, he was diagnosed with a hip injury that required surgery, and he sat out the first ten weeks of the regular season. After a limited return in week 11, he aggravated the injury and was shelved until the playoffs. After missing the NFC championship game with a concussion, he returned a kickoff 87 yards for a touchdown in the Super Bowl. With Harvin finally healthy, expect the Seahawks to make him a big part of their passing attack, and especially to find ways to get him the ball in the open field. Harvin has top-ten fantasy potential if he stays healthy, but that's a contingency one should not rely on. Consider him a high-risk, high-reward fantasy WR2.
2013 Game Summaries
Week 11 - Harvinís first target was on a deep ball in the second quarter. He was covered but drew a pass interference call. Just a few plays later he woke up the entire stadium with an acrobatic, leaping, one-handed grab for a clutch first down. He also lifted the return game with a kickoff return near the end of the half that crossed the 50. How much impact did he have on fantasy teams? Not much. How much impact did he have in this game? That one play alone created the opportunity for another score Ė which they did Ė and on the second half kickoff, the Vikings avoided him so much that they preferred to kick the ball to the 30 yard line instead of to Harvin in the end zone.
Week 19 - Harvin returned to the field with a vengeance, playing a very physical game. Unfortunately, that led to his leaving partway through the game with a concussion. Early in the game, Harvin had a long pass go right through his arms, then he got cranked by the safety. On an end around (for a first down), he drove hard for an extra yard or two. He saved his QBís bacon, coming down with a horribly lobbed jump ball, and nearly scored on the play that he was injured. The play was an interesting: first, he ran a fake reverse, then waited in the flat, and finally, as Wilson scrambled, Harvin scooted for the end zone, where the ball would soon meet him. He leapt for the ball and came down hard, a near miss. And, an injury.
Week 21 - The Seattle Seahawks had waited all season to show what they had in Percy Harvin, and he did not disappoint on the sportís biggest stage. Harvin touched the ball just four times against the Broncos, but he made them count. On Seattleís second offensive snap, they sent Harvin in motion and snapped the ball just as he passed quarterback Russell Wilson, handing off to him on a jet sweep that saw him easily get the corner and run for 30 yards. Seattle later ran the same play and Harvin again easily got to the corner for another 15 yard gain. Harvin also had an interesting receiving stat line with 5 total yards and 9 yards after the catch, as his lone reception was a screen pass in the backfield. Harvinís only other target was another screen pass which was dropped. To open the second half, Percy Harvin fielded a pop-up kickoff from Denver and then exploited a breakdown on the coverage team to weave his way for an 87 yard touchdown, despite poor blocking from his own teammates on special teams. All told, Harvin didnít touch the ball often, but he showcased his rare speed and was able to demonstrate why he was such a weapon that Seattle paid so much to acquire him in the first place, as he became the first player in playoff history to be a gameís leading rusher with three or fewer carries.