The Percy Harvin experiment in Seattle may be put on hold for another week. The Seattle Seahawks released that Harvin may not be on the field when the Seahawks play the New Orleans Saints on Monday night.
Seahawks WR Percy Harvin (hip) is listed as doubtful for MNF vs. Saints.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 30, 2013
Despite having an extra week of rest, Harvin’s hip is still sore. He will meet with doctors on Saturday to see what the problem is.
In his season debut in Week 11, he recorded one catch for 17 yards. The Saints have a great pass defense, allowing 16.5 fantasy points to opposing wide receivers, eighth in the league. The Week 14 matchup won’t be any easier for the Seahawks as they play a San Francisco 49ers‘ defense that is fifth-best in fantasy points allowed to wideouts.
However, Harvin’s speed could cause mismatches in the secondary, giving him plenty of opportunities to score.
As a result of the injury, Golden Tate, Doug Baldwin and even Jermaine Kearse are all good options against the Saints this week in what could end up being a high-scoring game. As for Harvin, it will be tough for owners to put him in their starting lineups in the first week of the fantasy playoffs.
Just like with Michael Crabtree, owners should take more of a wait-and-see approach. If he happens to score 15 fantasy points on your bench, that’s okay. You should be starting your healthiest receivers at all times, and leave the high-risk, high-reward players alone. Harry Douglas and Julian Edelman are two good replacements this week.