| Harvin calling himself "out" for MNF -- Mon Dec 2 2:40 pm --|
Required cortisone shots to ailing hip during bye week
|Percy Harvin's surgically repaired hip only got worse over the Seattle Seahawks' bye week. Following HC Pete Carroll's declaration that Harvin was "doubtful" to play on "Monday Night Football," NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported that Harvin had cortisone shots on his ailing hip Saturday, per a source informed of the wide receiver's health. Harvin views himself as "out" for Monday's game against the New Orleans Saints. (NFL.com)|
FF Today's Take: Harvin made a couple of plays in his return to action in Week 11, but it is obviously not a great sign he Harvin had limited snaps in his only action and isn't available to play two weeks later. This doesn't seem like an issue of whether or not he was rushed back, but it does make the idea of him contributing to the Seahawks and fantasy teams over the remainder of this regular season somewhat unlikely.
| Harvin suffers setback, Doubtful -- Sat Nov 30 2:00 pm --|
Hip injury still a concern
|Two sources with knowledge of Percy Harvin's condition told NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport that Harvin's status is in doubt for the colossal "Monday Night Football" contest with the New Orleans Saints. For the second time since returning to practice a month ago, Harvin's surgically repaired hip has flared up. The team later said Harvin will be listed as doubtful heading into Monday's game. (NFL.com)|
FF Today's Take: Harvin missed practice Thursday and it appears he won't play in Week 13. It's somewhat concerning that Harvin is still having soreness coming off a bye week. Golden Tate becomes a legitimate WR3 for this week's game against the Saints.
|Harvin expected to play 15-20 snaps -- Sun Nov 17 8:00 am --|
Seattle wideout to be limited
|What to expect from #Seahawks WR Percy Harvin? I’m told 10-15 plays, depending on flow of the game. Would be surprised if he plays specials. (Ian Rapoport via Twitter)|
FF Today's Take: If this report comes true, Harvin would be hard to trust as a fantasy option this week. On the plus side, he does have a matchup against his former team (MIN).
| Harvin's status for Sunday undecided -- Wed Nov 13 5:00 pm --|
Harvin says he feels 100%
|Percy Harvin is indeed practicing today (though off-limits to the media until he completes one). Carroll said Harvin said he feels 100 percent. But Carroll repeated what he said on Monday, that they will want to see how he responds to a week of practice before making a decision. He said they won’t put Harvin out there until they feel he is 100 percent. (Seattle Tiimes)|
FF Today's Take: It's likely we won't have any official word from the Seahawks on Harvin's status until Saturday but barring any setbacks he's likely to be on the field on Sunday. His role might limited however, and it's worth noting that the Seahawks have a bye in Week 12.
| Seahawks activate Harvin from PUP -- Mon Nov 11 6:40 pm --|
HC: Harvin had best week of workouts
|The Seahawks have called up Percy Harvin to the 53-man active roster today. Seattle had to do that by Tuesday, per NFL rules, or he would not be able to be on the active roster this season.
Coach Pete Carroll said on Friday that Harvin had had his best week of workouts and was getting close to returning to the field. (Seattle Tmes)|
FF Today's Take: While activation doesn't necessarily guarantee a full complement of snaps right away, Harvin is closer than ever to a return. ESPN's Adam Schefter reported that Harvin will handle a "limited" dose of snaps in Week 11 against the Minnesota Vikings, his former team. Owners should take a wait-and-see approach, but expect a top-end WR2 level of production during the fantasy playoffs if all goes well.
| Harvin "will run really hard" today -- Mon Nov 4 2:20 pm --|
|HC Pete Carroll said of WR Percy Harvin that he will “run really hard” today and then the team will assess where he is, saying that he remains “day-to-day-to-day.” (Seattle Times)|
FF Today's Take: It's hardly surprising news, but the Seahawks may choose to preserve him this week in a game they should win against Atlanta before reaching a decision on whether they should bring him back on a limited basis next week against his former team (Minnesota) or keep him out through the team's Week 12 bye. Owners need to keep him stashed away as a potential top-20 WR during fantasy playoff time.
| Harvin won't play in Week 9 -- Thu Oct 31 9:00 pm --|
No timetable for a return
|Seahawks coach Pete Carroll doesn’t speak to local media on Thursdays during the season. But he did talk to Sirius XM today and said that Percy Harvin won’t play Sunday against Tampa Bay: "Percy won't play this week. He's getting close but not close enough". (Seattle Times)|
FF Today's Take: Harvin hasn't practiced since last Tuesday and there's no timetable for his return. The Seahawks will go with Golden Tate, Doug Baldwin and Jermaine Kearse as their top three wideouts against the Bucs this week. Expect Darrelle Revis to cover Golden Tate the majority of the game.
| Baldwin will be asked to replace Rice -- Thu Oct 31 3:10 pm --|
Jermaine Kearse will also be a factor
|Doug Baldwin is confident that he can help fill the void created by the loss of Sidney Rice. While Baldwin is usually used in the slot, he is listed as Rice’s backup at the “Z’’ (or outside receiver) position and has lined up there regularly throughout his career.
And it is Baldwin and Jermaine Kearse who are expected to get the first call at filling in for Rice when the Seahawks host Tampa Bay on Sunday. (Seattle Times)|
FF Today's Take: Rice was a fringe fantasy receiver at best this season, but the reason this is notable is because Percy Harvin is in a holding pattern as he attempts to return from hip surgery. If Harvin needs more time to receive clearance, Golden Tate could emerge as a consistent WR3 option. Baldwin has played about 64% of his team's snaps through Week 8, so any bump in playing time he gets might be enough to put him on the fantasy radar - even in Seattle's run-heavy offense.
| Percy Harvin not practicing -- Wed Oct 30 3:00 pm --|
No timetable for a return
|Coach Pete Carroll said WR Percy Harvin won’t practice today and said again that he is “day-to-day” with no specific date set for a return. He said he will work with the other players who are rehabbing today and then they will take it from there. He said it was “best to keep him in that mode” of rehabbing “for a little bit longer.” My read? Don’t expect Harvin to play this week. (Seattle Times)|
FF Today's Take: Harvin reportedly suffered a setback last week and hasn't practiced since. It's looking more and more like Golden Tate, Doug Baldwin and Jermaine Kearse will be the Seahawks receivers against the Bucs on Sunday.
| Sidney Rice out with torn ACL -- Tue Oct 29 4:00 pm --|
Seahawks WR also suffered a concussion
|Seahawks receiver Sidney Rice is out for the year with a torn ACL suffered in Monday night’s 14-9 win at St. Louis. As is obvious, Seattle will now hope for a return sooner rather than later from Percy Harvin to fill the void. (Seattle Times)|
FF Today's Take: Jermaine Kearse filled in for Rice on Monday night but won't be a fantasy option moving forward. Rice also suffered a concussion, the third of his career. It will be interesting to see if Harvin (hip) is pressed into action in Week 9 with Rice no out of the picture.
| Harvin inactive for Week 8 -- Sat Oct 26 3:00 pm --|
Recovering from hip surgery
|Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Saturday that Percy Harvin will not be activated for Monday night's game against the St. Louis Rams. The Seahawks have a three-week window, which started Monday, to activate Harvin off the physically unable to perform list. (ESPN)|
FF Today's Take: Harvin returned to practice this week but is still getting back up to speed after hip surgery on August 1st. Reading between the lines, the Seahawks have a short week in Week 9 so we may not see the Seattle receiver until Week 10.
| Harvin could return in Week 8 -- Thu Oct 17 5:00 pm --|
Has suffered no setbacks in recovery from hip surgery
|The Seattle Seahawks initially targeted Thanksgiving for Percy Harvin's return, but it's looking more and more like he'll be catching passes long before the turkey is cooked. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Thursday that he is scheduled to begin practicing next week, according to a team source.
"He's getting really close," coach Pete Carroll said Monday, telling reporters that Harvin "ran well last week and ran well in pregame." (NFL.com)|
FF Today's Take: The odds are looking better than 50-50 at this point that he'll see a limited role in Week 8. The one downside to his early return is that Seattle plays on Monday Night Football next week, so owners will probably have to wait until the following week. Still, it is a rather small disappointment to those Harvin owners who should be able to get a full second half from a player capable of posting WR2 numbers - even in Seattle's run-heavy offense.
| Carroll encouaged by Harvin's progress -- Mon Oct 14 5:00 pm --|
Return is "just around the corner"
|Seahawks HC Pete Carroll told the Brock and Danny Show (Seattle) that he doesn't know yet if WR Percy Harvin will practice this week, but he's very "encouraged." (Liz Mathews on Twitter)|
FF Today's Take: Owners initially expected Harvin to miss most of the fantasy regular season, but every report to this point has been glowing in regards to his return to the field. While it very possible he isn't "game-ready" for another 2-4 weeks, it is beginning to look as if he has a shot to be a second-half contributor and not just a player who may be back in time for the fantasy postseason.