2014 Fantasy Football: Percy Harvin Should Be Left Alone On Draft Day

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The 2014 season is when Percy Harvin wants to prove that he is worth the $10.7 million that he was given before the 2013 season by the Seattle Seahawks.

Harvin missed all of the 2013 regular season with a bad hip. He did play in the Super Bowl where he rushed for 45 yards on two attempts and returned a kick for a touchdown.

He will be lined up opposite of Doug Baldwin at wide receiver. The Seahawks lost last season’s leading receiver in Golden Tate, who tallied just under 900 yards and five touchdowns. If Harvin can stay healthy, we could assume that he could inherit that production that has been left behind. But that is still not the kind of numbers to get all giddy over.

With Harvin being the clear-cut go-to man on the outside, defenses will blanket him each and every play. Teams will play him with a deep safety to compensate for his speed, while a cornerback plays physical on the bump. He will catch his balls, just not for the juicy bomb downfield.

OK. I understand that Harvin has extra value at the WR spot because he is used in the run game, but I don’t see him taking too much production from Beast Mode or anyone else in that backfield.

Harvin is currently being drafted ahead of guys like Julian Edelman, Reggie Wayne and Micheal Floyd. I would rather have any of those three because of their own opportunities in their respective offenses. Floyd will have a lot of 1-on-1 chances. Edelman and Wayne have top QBs feeding them balls. Suffice to say, there are much better options than Harvin in the sixth round at WR.

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  • Ryan Jackson

    I disagree. To just limit Percy Harvin to Golden Tate’s production is undervaluing this guy’s talent. He had 87 receptions for 967 yards and 345 rushing yards with 8 total TDs in 2011. 2012 he played 9 games and put up 62 receptions and 667 yards with 96 rushing yards and 4 total TDs. This was done with Christian Ponder and co. throwing him the ball.

    You don’t think defenses were blanketing him in Minnesota? After Peterson, it was only him. After Lynch, it’s only him. Russell Wilson is the best QB he’s ever played with.

    The only concern with Harvin is health, but besides that I think he’s being undervalued at his ADP right now.