With Percy Harvin’s trade to Seattle, let’s take a look at his fantasy prospects in 2013.
From Adam Rainbolt (@adamrainbolt);
With his general malaise in Minnesota in the rear-view mirror and a fat contract extension awaiting him in the Emerald City, Percy Harvin will enhance a team already loaded with playoff-caliber talent and be one of the more interesting fantasy stories going into the season.
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In 2012, former-Vikings castoff Sidney Rice and Golden Tate put up 50 and 45 catches respectively; Harvin should easily surpass those numbers. Add in Harvin’s abilities on kickoffs and in the backfield and you have a player who can score points many different ways and would be a welcome addition to any fantasy roster.
From Regan Yant (@reganfp);
The NFC West just got tougher. With the trade of Percy Harvin to the Seattle Seahawks for a package of draft picks the odds-makers in Las Vegas lowered the ‘Hawks Super Bowl odds from 10-1 to 5-1, matching the 49ers as the teams with the best odds of making the Super Bowl. Percy Harvin should catapult into solid top 10 territory.
With the release of Leon Washington I expect him to take over kick return duties, which helps in leagues that award points for that. He should really help Russell Wilson in the screen game as the young QB can look for him to dump the ball and use his open field skills. He should take some pressure off Sidney Rice also, enough so that I feel Rice will have a better season than last year statistically. Finally, his presence should keep defenses honest enough that I feel Marshawn Lynch slides into top-5 territory. They won’t be able to stack the box to stop Seattle’s run game when Harvin in the slot can beat them over the top on a slant. This team should be dangerous this year and I am excited to watch NFC West games this year, despite my love for the Cardinals.
Regan’s Prediction (3/13/2013): 72 catches, 835 yards and 5 TDs receiving, 358 yards and 2 TDs rushing, 2 Kick Return TDs, making him a borderline top 10 WR