Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Seattle Seahawks Acquire Percy Harvin

UPDATE: The Seahawks have released Leon Washington, so Percy Harvin WILL be playing Special Teams.


The Seattle Seahawks have traded for Percy Harvin of the Minnesota Vikings.  This just after Vikings GM said to the media that Harvin was not going anywhere. 
 "We have no intent to trade Percy Harvin." - Rick Spielman 2/21/13 via Fox Sports North
According to RotoWorld, the Vikings will get 2013 first-round pick, 2013 seventh-rounder, and a middle-round pick in 2014.. 

While this is clearly ANOTHER great move by the Seattle front office, the Minnesota Vikings now have 2 options on offense:
  1. Hand the ball to Adrian Peterson
  2. Get out of the way of Adrian Peterson
While Harvin has had his fair share of injuries, he is an electric offensive weapon.  Adding him to Sidney Rice, Golden Tate, Marshawn Lynch and Russell Wilson makes the Seahawks serious Super Bowl contenders.

While it would be easy to assume Percy Harvin's fantasy value increases, he will most likely NOT be doing special teams anymore with Leon Washington on the Seahawks roster.  Also, his targets will most likely come down a bit with other receiver surrounding him, but he could see more yards per receptions.

So in reality, Harvin might actually be a less valuable fantasy option this season than previous years.  The only way he can correct that is by finally getting in the endzone consistently.

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