Percy Harvin Fantasy News

Lions sign Golden Tate to five-year contract
Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 4:36pm

Tim Twentyman, Twitter - [Full Article]

WR Golden Tate just agreed to a 5-year deal with the Lions.

Fantasy Impact:

Tate finished as the #35 WR in 2012 and #29 last season, so he's a proven commodity that should remedy the Lions' WR2 issues. His FP/target numbers (4th-highest in 2012, 29th in 2013) indicate that he should thrive in a bigger role. He's joining an offense that has 1,374 pass attempts in the last two seasons, which is nearly 67% more than the Seahawks have attempted in the same span. He obviously won't be the top target in Detroit, but if he sees the usual 18% of targets (typical for a WR2), it would result in 123 targets, a 25% jump from his 2013 totals. The Lions may run a bit more this season, but Tate's arrow is certainly pointing up. In Seattle, Tate's departure currently leaves Percy Harvin, Doug Baldwin and Jermaine Kearse atop the depth chart. The news is certainly good for Baldwin and Kearse. Once Sidney Rice went down, Baldwin emerged as a productive starter, averaging 3.6 catches for 55 yards and 0.45 TD in his final 11 games (including the postseason). Those are solid fantasy WR3 numbers.

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Beat: Cordarrelle Patterson could have a 'monster' season
Saturday, February 15, 2014, 9:50am

Minnesota Star-Tribune - [Full Article]

Wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson also had four receiving touchdowns to go along with three rushing and two on kickoff returns. He was eased into the game plan and proved to be just as dynamic in the final month of the season as former Vikings wide receiver Percy Harvin. Patterson could be in line for a monster sophomore season with Turner as his offensive coordinator given how Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon led the league last year in receiving yards with Jason Campbell, Brandon Weeden and Brian Hoyer as his quarterbacks.

Fantasy Impact:

Patterson is very raw as a route runner and needs to develop quickly in that facet of the game if he's to have the type of season that many are predicting. Patterson was the #10 WR from Week 10 to Week 17 in his rookie season. He scored seven touchdowns in that span (three rush, four receiving) while racking up 29 catches for 323 yards to go along with 10 carries for 156 rushing yards. His TD rate will be difficult to maintain, but he should see a jump in touches in 2014.

Sidney Rice (ACL) has had an 'unbelievable recovery'
Thursday, February 6, 2014, 11:35am

Seattle Times - [Full Article]

Seahawks HC Pete Carroll said receiver Sidney Rice, who suffered an ACL injury at St. Louis on Oct. 28, is recovering quickly.

“He’s had an unbelievable recovery from his surgery,’’ Carroll said. “Within weeks he was back up with almost total reflection and extension and it’s just almost an unheard of type of recovery. It’s so far ahead of schedule, so that’s great for Sid. We’ll see how that turns out, but right off the bat we’ve never seen anybody (recover) like that.’’

Rice is due to make $9.7 million next season, leading to lots of speculation that the Seahawks may cut him, or ask him to restructure his contract.

Fantasy Impact:

Rice is still expected to be cut. If Golden Tate also leaves via free agency, Doug Baldwin will be a nice sleeper in 2014 fantasy drafts. If Tate returns, the Seattle WR corps will be difficult to trust outside of a (hopefully) healthy Percy Harvin.

Sunday, February 2, 2014, 5:45pm

Seahawks Inactives
Michael Bowie OT
Kellen Davis TE
Caylin Hauptmann OT
Jordan Hill DT
Benson Mayowa DE
Christine Michael RB
Bryan Walters WR

Fantasy Impact:

Percy Harvin is active as expected and reportedly "100%."

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Percy Harvin returns to practice
Thursday, January 23, 2014, 10:18am

KRJ - [Full Article]

The Seattle Seahawks saw the return of WR Percy Harvin to the practice field on Wednesday, indicating he has been cleared to participate after suffering a concussion against the New Orleans Saints.

Harvin was unable to get cleared in time to play for Seattle in the NFC Championship game against the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday. However, head coach Pete Carroll said Monday he expected Harvin to make it back to practice soon and Wednesday was the first opportunity to rejoin his teammates on the field. Harvin fully participated in Wednesday's practice.

Fantasy Impact:

Harvin is fully expected to play in Super Bowl XLVII. When he's played, the Seahawks have certainly tried to get him involved, so he should make at least one big play against the Broncos.

Cordarrelle Patterson expected to start at split end
Wednesday, January 22, 2014, 10:59am

ESPN - [Full Article]

In his first year in the NFL, Vikings WR Cordarrelle Patterson looked like a star in the making. Granted, much of his best work came as a kick returner, but Patterson had moments when he showed he could be a dangerous threat as a receiver, too -- most notably his 79-yard screen pass against the Ravens on Dec. 8. Patterson could be the Vikings' next iteration of Percy Harvin, and will likely be the team's starting split end for years to come. Greg Jennings had an underwhelming first year in Minnesota, but that was due largely to the uncertainty the Vikings had at quarterback; once Matt Cassel took over as the starter at the end of the season, Jennings took off, catching a career-high 11 passes in the Vikings' Dec. 15 win over the Eagles.

Fantasy Impact:

All arrows are pointing up for Patterson, who was the #10 WR from Week 10 to Week 17. He scored seven touchdowns in that span (three rush, four receiving) while racking up 29 catches for 323 yards to go along with 10 carries for 156 rushing yards. With Josh Gordon coming off of a breakout season under new Vikings OC Norv Turner, Patterson should be a fantasy starter sooner rather than later.

Knowshon Moreno, Percy Harvin expected to play
Monday, January 20, 2014, 12:53pm

Fox Sports - [Full Article]

The early word on Broncos running back Knowshon Moreno (ribs) and cornerback Tony Carter (arm/concussion) is that both should be back and ready to play. X-rays revealed no fractures for Moreno. There's always more to the story with rib injuries than just bone. Still, indications are he'll be suited up for the biggest game he's ever played in his home state — or anywhere, for that matter.

Seahawks wide receiver Percy Harvin never really had a shot to play in the NFC Championship Game after leaving twice in the divisional-round victory over the New Orleans Saints. The Seahawks were going to be careful with Harvin, even if his symptoms were mild. They expect him to play in the Super Bowl, sources have told FOX Sports. And while Seattle has gotten to this point without him, it certainly doesn't hurt to have that added dimension on offense.

Fantasy Impact:

It's two weeks until Super Bowl XLVII, so there should be plenty of time for Moreno's ribs to heal and for Harvin to navigate the NFL's concussion protocol.

Seahawks/49ers Inactives
Sunday, January 19, 2014, 5:20pm

49ers Inactives
 
CB Eric Wright
LB Nick Moody
OL Ryan Seymour
DT Quinton Dial
OL Joe Looney
WR Jon Baldwin
 
Seattle Inactives
 
G Caylin Hauptmann
DE Benson Mayowa
DT Jordan Hill
OL Michael Bowie
LB O'Brien Schofield

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Percy Harvin (concussion) not cleared for practice
Wednesday, January 15, 2014, 4:50pm

John Boyle, Twitter - [Full Article]

Seahawks WR Percy Harvin (concussion) won't practice on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact:

Harvin is currently looking doubtful for Sunday's game against the 49ers, though if he returns to practice on Thursday or Friday, he'll be on track to play.

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Percy Harvin 'absolutely' expects to play
Thursday, January 9, 2014, 4:39pm

Liz Mathews, Twitter - [Full Article]

Seahawks WR Percy Harvin said he "absolutely" expects to play on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact:

We're not expecting Harvin to be his usual self, though it sounds like the hip has progressed and he's ready to contribute.

Percy Harvin practicing fully
Saturday, January 4, 2014, 12:03pm

John Boyle, Twitter - [Full Article]

Seahawks HC Pete Carroll said WR Percy Harvin participated fully today except 2-min drill and looked good. Day to day next week.

Fantasy Impact:

Harvin is on track to play in next week's Divisional playoff game.

Percy Harvin 'amazing' in workout
Tuesday, December 31, 2013, 10:36am

ESPN - [Full Article]

A throwing session Percy Harvin had with quarterback Russell Wilson on Monday, which went extremely well, helped persuade Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll not to place the wide receiver on season-ending injured reserve, league sources said.

Sources said Harvin, who has played in just one game this season following offseason hip surgery, looked "amazing" during the session and that the Seahawks believe it is possible he will play when the team opens the postseason at home Jan. 11.

Fantasy Impact:

The plan for now is to have Harvin rejoin practice Thursday and perhaps another week off will help him get ready for their home playoff opener.