Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Percy Harvin announced via Twitter on Tuesday night that he will undergo hip surgery.
It's uncertain how long Harvin will be sidelined. NFL Network reported early estimations are Harvin will be out three to four months, meaning he would be sidelined until at least November.
Harvin was in New York on Tuesday to receive a second opinion on his injured hip from Dr. Bryan Kelly.
If the 3-4 month timeline is accurate, the best case scenario for a return would be early November, which means Harvin would miss the first eight games of the season. A return in four months means he might be able to play in Week 13. Harvin's follow-up tweet sounded as if he was resigned to miss the season, but depending on the nature of the surgery, he could return for a late-season run. From a fantasy perspective, he's only worth a late round draft-and-stash in leagues that have larger (18+) roster sizes unless he's expected to return midseason. It's obviously a blow to Russell Wilson's upside, though we would still expect him to post top 12 QB numbers given the way he finished his rookie season. At WR, Sidney Rice, (especially) Golden Tate and Doug Baldwin will benefit. Rice is in Switzerland for a non-surgical procedure on his knee, but the team doesn't seem too worried about his Week 1 availability at this point. Rice and Tate finished 35th and 41st in PPR formats in 2012, so they are both definitely on the fantasy radar in the later rounds. Whatever plans the Seahawks may have had to open up the passing game with Harvin probably have been scrapped -- expect a run-heavy offense that features the highly productive Marshawn Lynch.