Harvin will have hip surgery this Thursday and there’s no timetable for his return. At this point, I would avoid him in all leagues on draft day. He’s going to miss significant time, he’s injury prone enough as it is without the addition of the hip injury, and even if he does come back this year it will be incredibly late in the fantasy season and he will be a major question mark not worth starting until he gets a couple starts under his belt to prove he’s fine. Injuries and bye weeks happen throughout the season and having a bench slot rotting away on a player who might not even play this year isn’t something you’ll see me doing on the off chance I get a couple of starts from Harvin late in the year.
Having young nephews means I now picture Percy the train from Thomas and Friends every time I hear Percy Harvin’s name. Anyways, Harvin has been experiencing continued discomfort in his hip and, while team doctors have cleared him to practice, he is still seeking a second opinion. We’ll know more Tuesday after Percy Harvin gets his second opinion, but there’s a chance he could require season ending surgery. I think either way, you now have to consider Harvin a major injury risk even if he can avoid surgery. Harvin has been a receiver that I always thought was draftable at a great value because people frequently look at receiving yards and TDs and overlook the points he accumulates on the ground. At this point, I would no longer consider him anyone you should draft with the plan of him being one of your starters. As long as he doesn’t require season ending hip surgery, I would still consider him someone I would be happy with filling out my bench because if he is able to stay healthy you could have a stud that you were able to draft in the late rounds.