It’s become well known that Percy Harvin is upset with several situations in Minnesota, including his contract status and his playing time. However, the Vikings say they fully expect him to attend Training Camp. Even though he originally demanded to be traded, it sounds like Harvin has backed off and that he will return for Training Camp. The Vikings will certainly not be trading him as he’s their only good receiver and they may play him in more than just the rotational role he was in last year (621 snaps, 2nd on the team at his position behind Devin Aromashodu).
Harvin has real fantasy value early in drafts. He was the #8 scoring fantasy football receiver last year and in his last 11 games, he had 69 catches for 784 yards and 6 touchdowns, good for 100 catches for 1140 yards and 9 touchdowns over 9 games. He could even exceed those numbers if he plays more and with Christian Ponder playing his 1st full season as a starter. On top of that, he rushed for 345 yards and 2 touchdowns on 52 carries. He could easily be a top-5 fantasy football wide receiver this year. He’s currently the 19th receiver off the board based on average draft position because people don’t pay attention to his rushing ability.