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Bills HC Rex Ryan revealed after Tuesday's practice that WR Percy Harvin needed a pain injection for a hip issue that was "worse than first thought."  Remember that Harvin missed the entire 2013 regular season after undergoing surgery to repair a torn labrum in his hip.  It's unclear if this issue is related, but it seems likely.  Harvin was sitting 3rd on Buffalo's depth chart even before this injury and is a long shot to pass Robert Woods in the pecking order now.  Harvin is just a late-round flier in fantasy drafts.

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Bills insider Vic Carucci does not expect WR Percy Harvin to have a "major role" in the offense this season.  "Harvin needed plenty of detailed instruction on how to run routes during the offseason," Carucci adds. "He made progress, but needs to make more."  Carucci believes Harvin will slot in as the #3 WR behind Sammy Watkins and Robert Woods, serving a "gadget-type" role.  That gig would make Harvin tough to rely on in fantasy lineups. 

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Percy Harvin is working to become a more well-rounded WR with the Bills.  "Aside from the first two years I got in the league I’ve been just a gadget guy,” he said. “I’ve been dying to just sit down with that one coach who will tell me what I’m doing wrong and what I need to do. Every day [WRs coach Sanjay Lal] is coming to me with different techniques I can use. I think this year a lot of people are going to see the end result of it.”  Harvin worked with Lal with the Jets last year, tallying a 29-350-1 line in 8 games.  The continuity is good, but Buffalo's QB issues and run-heavy offense will cap Harvin's fantasy upside this year.  That being said, he's a fine pick at his current 12th-round ADP.

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Bills HC Rex Ryan admitted that 1 of the reasons the team pursued WR Percy Harvin was to "take a little pressure off" WR Sammy Watkins.  “You might recall last year Sammy got double almost every snap," Ryan said. "You roll your coverage to him and all that. With a guy like Percy Harvin that’s now going to be difficult to do."  Watkins should certainly have more room to operate this season after the arrivals of Harvin, Charles Clay and LeSean McCoy.  That should mean an improvement over last year's 50.8% catch rate.  Targets are a concern, though, considering a crowded pass-catching corps and run-first offense.  Ryan said the team wants to "run it 50 times if we can."

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5 months ago

The Bills have signed WR Percy Harvin to a 1-year deal.  It's another intriguing addition to the Bills offense, but not a good landing spot for Harvin's fantasy value.  Buffalo figures to be 1 of the run-heaviest offenses in the league and still has a giant question mark at QB.  Plus, OC Greg Roman has no history of deploying a gadget-type WR like Harvin.  

Update: Jason La Canfora reports that Harvin actually inked a 3-year deal that the team can void after the 1st year.  It's an even more puzzling move for Harvin -- and worse news for his long-term fantasy outlook.

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5 months ago

Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports that the Jets have released WR Percy Harvin. That's not a surprising move now that the team has 2 other high-priced receivers on the roster in Eric Decker and Brandon Marshall. Assuming he signs elsewhere, the new team would mark Harvin's 4th in 4 seasons. That's not a good sign for his locker-room impact, because the talent has always been there. A healthy Harvin will always present fantasy intrigue, however, so we'll be quite interested to see where he lands this time.

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8 months ago

Jets WR Percy Harvin (ribs) is inactive for today’s game against the Dolphins. WR Jeremy Kerley will replace him in the starting lineup, but WR Eric Decker figures to dominate targets.

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Jets WR Percy Harvin (ribs) is questionable for this weekend’s game against the Dolphins. He put in a limited practice on Friday, which gives him a shot to play. If active, Harvin will be a low-end WR3. He caught just 1 ball against Miami a few weeks ago but ran 6 times for 27 yards.

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Jets HC Rex Ryan admits that he's not "optimistic" about WR Percy Harvin (ribs) playing in Sunday's finale against the Dolphins.  Harvin didn't practice on Tuesday and "can't do a whole lot," according to Ryan.  Eric Decker and Jeremy Kerley will serve as New York's top 2 WRs this weekend.

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Jets WR Percy Harvin suffered a rib injury in the 2nd half of Sunday's game and is done for the day.  We'll look for an update on his status afterward.

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8 months ago

Jets WR Percy Harvin (ankle) is active for today’s game against the Titans. He couldn’t run as of Wednesday, so it’s tough to believe he’s anywhere close to 100% now. Harvin is a risky WR3 for Week 15.

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