If you are a Fantasy Football participant and you are feeling down tonight because you heard Seattle Seahawks’ wide receiver Percy Harvin will undergo surgery to repair a slight labrum tear, I have one word for you – don’t.
Obviously the news is bad for the Seahawks who will be without Harvin for three to four months after sending a first-round pick this year and a third and seventh-round pick in 2014 to the Minnesota Vikings for his services this offseason. That said, the Seahawks loss is the gain of any Fantasy GM who planned to target the former Florida Gator in this year’s drafts.
A new location teamed with a new quarterback in a new offense apparently had some folks giddy with visions of greatness for an NFL player that has consistently missed the mark of elite wide receiver status in his career.
To bring clarity to what I am talking about, I present you with a few stat lines. In four years, Harvin has played the entire season just once, he has never had a season of 1,000 yards receiving. In three of his four seasons, he had 70 receptions or less and his best receiving touchdown production is a measly six.
Yet, Harvin is being drafted as a top-tier number-one receiver in mock drafts of all fantasy formats. In fact, Harvin’s ADP is a ridiculous seven. Harvin has been repeatedly selected over the likes of Andre Johnson, Marques Colston and even Roddy White.
If Harvin was on your radar and you haven’t yet had your annual league drafts – even though it may not feel like it now – you caught your first solid break of the 2013 Fantasy Football season, congratulations.