Percy Harvin: Fantasy Owners Cannot Count on Dynamic WR for Rest of the Season

Rick Weiner@RickWeinerNYFeatured ColumnistNovember 25, 2012

SEATTLE, WA - NOVEMBER 04: Percy Harvin #12 of the Minnesota Vikings returns a kick during a game against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field on November 4, 2012 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)
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We've officially gotten to the point where Minnesota Vikings WR Percy Harvin has become a liability, and not an asset, for fantasy teams.

Harvin, who last saw the field in Week 9 against the Seattle Seahawks, will miss the Vikings' Week 12 game against the Chicago Bears, per ESPN's Adam Schefter via Twitter:

Vikings wide receiver Percy Harvin will not play Sunday vs. Chicago due to his ankle injury.

— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 24, 2012

While he had been battling a hamstring issue all season long, as battling a hamstring issue all season long, that hadn't stopped Harvin from having a breakout season for the Vikings.

His ankle injury, however, has become a major issue.

Not only did it force him from the Seattle game early, but it's also keeping him out of action again in Week 12 against the Chicago Bears. That's not good news for fantasy owners who relied on Harvin earlier this year and have been patiently waiting for him to return to action.

Ankle injuries are tricky, and they don't heal quickly.

This injury is likely to stay with Harvin for the rest of the season, and while nobody will ever question Harvin's toughness, an ankle injury on a player who relies on his legs—and breakaway speed—as much as Harvin does is sure to limit his production once he does return to action for the Vikings.

With most fantasy leagues having only one regular-season game remaining before the playoffs start, the chances of Harvin returning to his early-season form in time to help your fantasy squad when it matters most are quickly disappearing.

If you haven't made adjustments to your roster to make up for Harvin's injury, you're in trouble. Hit your waiver wire, or, if you haven't reached your trade deadline yet, work out a deal for another receiver.

You simply cannot count on Percy Harvin contributing to your fantasy squad for the rest of the season.