Percy Harvin: Trade to Seahawks Makes Dynamic WR a Must-Target Player in Fantasy

Tim KeeneyContributor IMarch 11, 2013

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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There's only one person who can stop Percy Harvin from giving his fantasy owners second-round production now.

His name is Percy Harvin.

The dynamic wide receiver/running back/kick returner/electrician/probably everything else is coming off an injury-riddled season in which he was only able to start eight games. As such, he will carry with him a considerable amount of risk.

But with the news (via NFL insider Jay Glazer) that he has been traded, the potential reward now exceeds that risk:

As long as Richard Sherman doesn't drive Harvin clinically insane during practice, the newest member of the Seattle Seahawks—and future fantasy owners—couldn't ask for a better situation. 

While Harvin's 2012 season was cut short, it wasn't void of gaudy production.

The 24-year-old pulled in 62 receptions for 677 yards and three touchdowns. He added 96 rushing yards and and another score.

Extrapolate those numbers to a full season, and Harvin would have racked up 110 catches, 1,205 receiving yards, 170 rushing yards and seven touchdowns. He was playing at a level in the first half of the season that had many talking about him as a potential MVP candidate.

And that was with Christian Ponder at quarterback.

Harvin now has Russell Wilson throwing to him. The now second-year QB has proven that he is obviously 3.4768 inches too short to be an elite quarterback, but Harvin will probably settle for having the electric playmaker under center. 

In his rookie season, Wilson impressed with his accuracy, his ability to throw the deep ball and his propensity to keep plays alive with his legs—all things that will benefit Harvin's breathtaking, open-field, spread-offense strengths. 

The talented receiver will continue to do damage on screens, short routes and reverses, but having Wilson at the helm will add even more dimensions to his already-dangerous skill set. 

Taking a risk on Harvin in the first couple rounds of your draft will take some cajones, but the stars are aligning for a truly paramount season.