Fantasy Football News – According to several sources including FFLockerRoom’s Ziad Dahdul, the Minnesota Vikings have moved their star wide receiver Percy Harvin to the Seattle Seahawks for a handful of draft picks, of which they are being rumored to be a 1st round, 7th round and a conditional 2014 draft pick in return.
FFLockerRoom Take – Russell Wilson by far is the biggest winner outside of what appears to be Percy Harvin’s pocket-book. Granted the trade is believed to be only deemed good if the Seahawks organization can come to an agreement with the wide out on a contract extension within the next 48-hours, but that seems likely.
This would give Seattle both of the Vikings former top wideouts Harvin and Sidney Rice. Along with a very solid running game led by Marshawn Lynch and coupled with a very good Seahawks defense, this gives the organization instant credibility to challenge the San Francisco 49ers in becoming the favorite to make it to the Super Bowl. It also makes the NFC West one of the strongest divisions in the game.
Harvin, who was drafted out of Florida in 2009 has suffered from severe migraines most of his career. Having missed 10 games so far, in four seasons he has put up a total of 3,302 yards, 20 touchdowns and had become the most feared offensive player in purple that wasn’t named Adrian Peterson.
In 2012, Harvin missed 7 games while accruing a career-low 677 yards. While injuries had part to do with the decline, his yardage per reception trickled to a career-low 10.9 average. Beyond the injuries, you can use the fact that his gunslinger wasn’t fully capable of taking advantage of Harvin’s skill-set.
Upgrading to Wilson over Christian Ponder will make Harvin a for-sure hot commodity on draft day this fall and will most likely bring in draft pick consideration that is valued around the WR1 status. Continue to watch Harvin throughout the summer and check into FFLockerRoom for final validation of draft ranking before pursuing him. Harvin, who wore out his welcome with the Vikings organization due to contract demands can also be used as a weapon on the backfield.