Fantasy Football: Percy Harvin is Too Risky to Draft in 2014

By Bill Pivetz
Percy Harvin
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This has been a lost season and a poor start to Percy Harvin‘s tenure with the Seattle Seahawks. He entered the 2013 off-season with a hip injury and decided to undergo surgery in the summer. His rehab and recovery kept him out until Week 11.

In his first game back, Harvin caught only one pass for 17 yards. The moment fantasy owners were waiting for left them a little disappointed. The fact that he didn’t play another game for the regular season made it even worse. Harvin’s hip was aggravated, forcing him to miss the final five games.

Harvin came back and played in the divisional game against the New Orleans Saints, but that didn’t last long either. Two snaps into the game, Harvin was on the receiving end of a hit to the head and was evaluated for a concussion. He eventually came back, but was taken out after taking a second hit to the head. He finished the game with three catches for 21 yards.

Harvin could not pass the test players undergo after receiving a concussion and will not play in the NFC Championship game.

Harvin’s career looked very promising, but staying healthy was the problem. He’s played in 16 games only once and started 14 of them, back in 2011, and had his best season with 87 receptions for 967 yards and six touchdowns. The Minnesota Vikings had him return kicks and integrated him into their running game. He has five touchdowns from kick returns and four as a rusher.

With all of these injuries, especially the concussion, it will be hard to justify drafting Harvin in 2014. Seattle looked to be a good fit for him. A young quarterback with a good arm and a fast wide receiver could have been a deadly combination, but we never saw that relationship flourish.

Harvin is one of the biggest high risk-high reward players heading into the 2014 season. If you want to draft him, wait until at least round 12 when you have enough wide receiver depth. It would be difficult to even holding onto him in keeper/dynasty leagues.

Bill Pivetz is a fantasy sports writer for Rant Sports. Follow him on Twitter @Mr_Piv1127.

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