FANTASY FOOTBALL – Percy Harvin Trade Ranks Update & Full Spin
Percy Harvin Trade UPDATE!!!
Ol’ classless Percy Harvin, having the gall to make Fantasy writers work late on a Friday – HOW DARE YOU SIR, HOW DARE YOU!!!! Anyway, Harvin’s been traded from Seattle to the Jets and will now go on bye for the second time this season, with New York having played Thursday night.
Trade: Percy Harvin, Doug Baldwin, Jermaine Kearse Spin
Week 8: FAAB Bids | RB Adds
Week 8 Ranks: QB | TE & D/ST
Here’s the skinny:
Percy Harvin – Despite moving to an inferior offense, Harvin should still be considered a fringe Top 30 WR in PPR formats, with the potential to be a lot better. Basically the same as he was in Seattle. However his market value is far less than that, so a buying window has inched open to acquire Harvin’s services for 30-cents on the dollar – I’m looking at you Storm Johnson! You can probably get him for even less if the Harvin owner in your league needed him to start this weekend and have no alternatives. Offer up Allen Robinson, Marcus Wheaton or Andrew Hawkins and see if they accept. It’s always worth exploring. Just remember, Harvin is in no way a “sure thing” to be a starter on your squad even three weeks from now; a move to New York could cripple his value. Yet, I’m approaching Harvin as a commodity: his ceiling and value as an appreciating asset – if he delivers right away – is worth a low risk investment. And, with his speed and big play ability, Harvin could give defenses problems the first time he’s used in new packages, more so because of the Geno Smith’s mobility. Essentially, if Harvin has a great first game with the Jets, his value will immediately swell (people love them some overreaction) and becomes someone you can flip for three times what you paid. You don’t want to have rely on him to be great, but if you’re near the top of the standings and you wouldn’t need him to start right away, it’s a calculated gamble to improve your team for a discount.
Russell Wilson – Value remains unchanged.
Eric Decker – Will likely lose a few targets, but Harvin’s presence may actually draw defenders away from him. He gets a slight bump in value.
Marshawn Lynch – #BEASTMODE is sneakily the big winner of the Percy Harvin trade. No more wasting time with Harvin bubble screens and reverses that don’t work.
Jermaine Kearse and Doug Baldwin – The Seahawks offense tends to go a different route every week, so expectations for the duo should be tempered. I prefer Kearse to Baldwin as someone to put on my bench, but I do believe Baldwin is a safer bet for 6-12 Fantasy points per week. If I needed to start one of the two in Week 7, it’d be Baldwin. But, if you’re in a position where you have a roster spot available, Kearse’s vertical ability fused with an anticipated boost in targets leaves him with a higher ceiling. So far, I’ve picked up Kearse as a stash in a bunch of leagues, sending Chris Johnson, Andrew Hawkins, Khiry Robinson, Robert Woods, Steven Jackson, James White, Jason Witten, Maurice-Jones Drew, John Brown, Matt Asiata and Jarius Wright directly to the waiver wire – GET THE HELL OUTTA HERE!!! In other leagues, I had the choice of cutting Malcom Floyd, Cecil Shorts, Brian Quick, Odell Beckham Jr., Terrance Williams, Kennan Allen, Cordarrelle Patterson, Andre Holmes, Isaiah Crowell, Tre Mason, Knile Davis and Travis Kelce for either and decided against it.
Paul Richardson, Richardo Lockette, Luke Willson and Zack Miller – They all make spec adds in 16+ team and ultra deep bench leagues, but are merely “do something first” guys to put on your watch list.
GENO PICKSSSSSSS!!!! – If Harvin ends up being good it could make Geno a middling QB2, matchup based streamer or cheap DFS play.
Chris Ivory and Chris Johnson – Nothing really changes for them. Ivory remains a Top 25 RB while CJ2TrentRichrdson should be cut in most leagues.