percy-harvin

Hunh? Yeah, that was my exact reaction. And I would have typed this up sooner, but it’s Friday and my typing gets noticeably slower when there’s a drink in one hand, and a bottle in the other. But we all make sacrifices, especially for a story that will assuredly shock everyone… the Seattle Seahawks have agreed to trade Percy Harvin to the New York Jets for a 2015 conditional pick, which will range from a second-to-fourth round pick.

True, it hasn’t exactly been a productive year for Harvin with just 22 REC, 133 YDS and 11 CAR, 92 YDS, and 1 TD, of which said only touchdown was actually an officiating mistake, but you’d have to think he is still a dynamic offensive player on a team that utilizes such skills pretty well. Then again, we could also be nearing migraine season, tough to say here. It’s easy to assume that Pete Carroll might have done this to shake things up on a Super Bowl winning team that only has two losses, which would seem exactly the type of over-reaction you’d expect from him. Also, he’s pretty crazy, so there’s that.

In terms of fantasy value, Percy Harvin seems to be an amazing match with the Jets, if only because now he can run the Jet Sweep (or would it be the Jet Jet Sweep?), something I’m sure NFL commentators will gush over time and time again. But beyond that, you’d have to think going from a still-strong contender (despite what the Seattle fanbase is crying about nowadays) to a team that can’t get out of it’s own way falling in the standings hole, would be a downgrade in all facets. If you are a Harvin owner right now, well, that sucks. If you aren’t and were thinking of this as a buy-low opportunity, well, I guess? It’d have to be pretty low. I mean, overtaking Eric Decker as the most relevant wide receiver on that team isn’t really saying much. It’s actually pretty depressing. In Seattle, Doug Baldwin becomes the de facto number one receiver, which isn’t saying much. In fact, I’m still waiting for someone to say they mixed up Harvin for Baldwin. But I’ve always been a bit lower on the offense, not that they can’t score points, but there just isn’t much volume in the air attack. Marshawn Lynch was already going to get more carries, if you believe the Seahawks coaching staff, so the change there is probably minimal.

One great takeaway here is that I’d like to think the Jets included Chris Johnson in the deal and the Seahawks replied, “LOL, yeah, no, no. The conditional’s quite all right. Thanks.”

  1. Ryan says:
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    Everyone is saying Baldwin is the way to go for Seattle #1 WR…I’m tempted to pick up Kearse. I think it will just be WAY more Lynch.

    • Ryan says:
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      @Ryan: #1 being fantasy value…not depth chart (even though it might be the same).

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Ryan: I’m still trying to find out if they mixed up Baldwin and Harvin.

      • Ryan says:
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        @Jay: Maybe the original trade was for Baldwin until Rex found out he wasn’t really the 6th Baldwin brother. “Screw that…I’ll just take that Harvin guy”.

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @Ryan: Yeah, it’s just weird. There are reasons to do it, the injury history, his lack of production, they might know something we don’t. But if it comes out that it’s just because they wanted to “shake things up”, then wow. Just fucking stupid.

  2. CL says:
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    Huh? April fools? Better get him out of DFS lineups since jets attempted a game last night.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @CL: Yeah, I didn’t really believe it when I saw it.

      • CL says:
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        @Jay: I have to wonder if Harvin’s migraines have made him hard to deal with? They had to have been shopping him right? Jets are throwing darts blindfolded at this point. I mean who else would score mostly field goals to then lose on a missed field goad?!

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @CL: Well, it was blocked, but yeah, the Jets find interesting ways to break hearts, that’s for sure. It’s a win-win for them, a conditional pick is a pretty good deal.

  3. Dom B says:
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    Do I keep harvin trade or drop for Doug Baldwin

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Dom B: I’d try a trade at least. But Baldwin is the guy now, for what it’s worth. I’m just not crazy about that passing attack.

  4. Dom B says:
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    Better Golden Tate or Harvin now

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Dom B: Tate.

  5. EDUB says:
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    As a Jets fan you have to like this move. As a fantasy owner it sucks that you can’t use him this week and still has a bye to go.

    For my last flex spot should I go D Adams or Kelce? Thanks

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @EDUB: Of course, it’s a great move for the Jets. Leaning Kelce there.

  6. Tehol Beddict says:
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    Phuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck

  7. Bob says:
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    I’m thinking of trading Demarco Murray and crabtree for McCoy and Brenden Marshall.

    I’ve also got am outstanding offero to get TY Hilton for Bradshaw.

    Non-ppr, twelve team, 1qb, 2rb, 3wr, 1te, 1 flex . I’m already a solid bet to make the playoffs and want to hedge out injury risk (see crabtree and Murray) . Also feel like crabtree will be a mediocre producer with so many mouths to feed in SF. Thoughts?

    I’ve got Bradshaw, Miller, Matthews, mckinnon at rb. At wr I’ve got Metatron, Josh Gordon, sanu, Andre Holmes. Greg Olsen, Eli, and Cam Newton to fill out the rest.

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @Bob: Make the first trade. Quickly!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Bob: I’d do both of those trades. I like them both.

  8. DiRo says:
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    In a 0.5 PPR league I just got offered Lacey and Harvin for my Vereen. I accept this right now, correct!?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @DiRo: Totally.

  9. SMLV1 says:
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    Who is the drop? I need a Kicker this week.

    Qb – Ryan
    WR – Nelson, A. Johnson, Sanu T. Williams, Wayne and J. Gordon
    RB – Lacy, Stacy, Bradshaw, Tate and Mathews
    TE – Kelce
    K- Parkey (BYE)
    DEF- Detroit

    10 Team standard redraft league

    • The Theory says:
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      @SMLV1:
      Parkey is fine, but not so fine that I would drop a non-kicker to keep him around. Maybe you can resnag him next week, but if not, I wouldn’t worry about it.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @SMLV1: I’d just drop Parkey.

  10. Scott says:
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    so, my WR2 is out this week. LOL. Up next, OBJ or Quick?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Scott: Haha, sucks. OBJ.

      • Scott says:
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        @Jay:
        Thanks! Time to sell high on OBJ?

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @Scott: If a deal is there, sure, no problem.

  11. Scooter G says:
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    Best RB in Jac to own ROS Gerhart or Storm?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Scooter G: It’s not Gerhart, but I’m not sure what to think of Storm. I’d still go him though.

  12. Walter White says:
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    Our league website has Harvin now locked into the owners starting lineup with zero points. As commish should it be allowed to change out Harvin, or tough break? Opinions

  13. Mark says:
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    Own Andre Williams and Zac Stacy as my RB5/RB 6 in a keeper league (have Ellington, Gio, Bradshaw, and Ingram as my top 4 backs). Need to drop one of them to pick up an IDP to replace Lavonte David this week. Which would you drop? Or would you drop both to pick up the IDP and Tre Mason? I have Williams slated as my flex this week, but can use Bradshaw and won’t lose much, if any. I’m also undefeated and projected to win this week by 30=40 points so I’m not too concerned about this week. Looking for best ROS option with a slight thought about keeper value. Thanks for the advice.

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Mark: might want to mention that the guy you would pick up at LB will probably only score like, what 4-8 pts (i don’t know your IDP settings, but that’s solid guess)

      • Marky Mark says:
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        @Jay:

        It’s not so much an IDP question as it is how much should I be valuing Williams. Is he worth holding around? Or does his bye week followed by the probable return of Jennings make him expendable to pick up a player (who happens to be an IDP) who will probably score between 5 and 10 points? I probably won’t need those points this week but could factor into tie-breaking scenarios at end of season. Basically is Andre Williams droppable in a 12 team league if you don’t need him this week?

  14. Czernobog says:
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    Who will miss Harvin more, the Seahawks or Geno Smith?

  15. SMLV1 says:
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    Would drop Royal for Quick at WR long term?

    Would you drop Kelce for Reed at TE long term?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @SMLV1: Yes and no.

  16. Stanman says:
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    Alfred Morris vs Lamar miller. Who do you like best? I feel like miller is more consistent right now…

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Stanman: Morris for me.

  17. Dom B says:
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    Should I wait to see how harvin does next wk or drop him and pickup Doug Baldwin

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Dom B: Wait and see.

  18. LIL B says:
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    Standard league. Lamar Miller, Alshon Jeffery, Randall Cobb for my flex?

    • LIL B says:
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      @LIL B: Choose two from those three. Thank you!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @LIL B: Jeffery, Miller, but double check my rankings in about 12 hours.

  19. Jason says:
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    Start or Sit 1: Sankey Bush or Hillman. Also Dwayne Allen or Donnell?

    I traded away Steve Smith for Lamar miller too. My rbs were: LeVeon bell, Sankey, bush and Hillman. My wrs were: Antonio, Sanders, Wayne, Odel Beckham, Wheaton, Vjax, and Steve Smith. Thoughts?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Jason: Sit Hillman, sit Allen. I like that trade for you.

  20. the imp says:
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    Percy finds a new way to miss a game!
    With a 5-1, 12 team PPR, I now have only 2 playable WR (ABrown and Wallace, 12 team PPR) of the three I need to start since Harvin misses a game, Decker already stuck on the bench, and VJax is on bye.
    Seems like the only way to avoid a zero is to drop Harvin for a bye week fill-in like Hunter or BabyHawk. Would you do that or take the zero? Thanks.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @the imp: Oh, that’s a good one too. Ugh, what a situation. I hate taking a zero there. If you think it’s going to be close, it’s okay, but I might just risk it and take a zero.

  21. rainking99 says:
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    I need to pick a WR2 and a flex (standard scoring 10 team) from the following:

    R. White @ BALT
    R. Wayne vs CIN
    K. Allen vs KC
    R. Hillman vs SF
    J. McKinnon @ BUF

    Andre Holmes is available as Free Agent

    Thank you!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @rainking99: Double check my rankings tomorrow, but right now, I’m thinking Allen and White.

  22. Ron says:
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    I own the Bengals and Cowboys defenses. I need the Cowboys this week cause the Bengals play Luck and are projected for negative points.

    Do I drop the Bengals for Baldwin?
    or
    Risk the negative points and drop the Cowboys for Baldwin?
    or
    Stay put-Baldwin aint that good.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Ron: I’m fine dropping the Cowboys for Baldwin. But he’s really not that good. If he’s not starting on your team, I’m fine with passing.

  23. SMLV1 says:
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    Would you drop Spiller or Sankey for Hillman? Word is Ball wont regain his Startiing role.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @SMLV1: Sankey is fine.

  24. DILintor says:
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    Floored by this trade… Like you said, unless there’s something more egregious regarding Harvin’s behavior, this makes no sense to me. Having said that, the Seahawks utilization of him most of this season has made no sense to me either, and as a big invester in Harvin pre-season in my main Keeper League, I am hopeful that maybe at least the Jets will utilize his elite talents better…

    Here is my question: drop Mike Evans for Baldwin in a half-point non-Keeper League? Or stay the course with Evans? Thanks!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @DILintor: Yeah, it’s just weird.

      I would hold.

  25. Ron says:
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    Non-PPR flex – Khiry, Stacy, Storm or G. Jennings?

    • Ron says:
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      @Ron: I should mention that I’m looking for which of them is best this week.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Ron: Khriy and Storm.

  26. DILinator says:
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    Would you drop Mike Evans for Baldwin? Half-point PPR, non-Keeper.

    Thanks!

    • DILinator says:
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      @DILinator: Sorry, didn’t intend to double post! The first one just didn’t show up for a while…

  27. Tarman Got Him says:
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    I own Murray in 2 leagues where I’m 6-0. Now. Why is it that I should trade him?

    He could get injured just like anyone. And why should his varies be limited down the road?

    I’m just contemplating getting rid of him but then again I’m confused because he’s completing my well rounded 6-0 teams.

    Wait a bit, or maybe put him onthe trading block hoping to get solid offers I can sit on?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Tarman Got Him: Eh, just hold him, but I’d draw interest, maybe there’s a killer deal out there.

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