Fantasy Rankings: Minnesota Vikings' Percy Harvin

Fantasy RankingsContributor IJune 4, 2009

MIAMI - JANUARY 08:  Percy Harvin #1 of the Florida Gators reacts after he got a first down against the Oklahoma Sooners during the FedEx BCS National Championship game at Dolphin Stadium on January 8, 2009 in Miami, Florida.  (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)

Vikings Need Harvin's Skills

There is no doubt that Percy Harvin is a very talented football player. Just go back and watch the national title game against Oklahoma.

A few days before the 2009 NFL Draft, Vikings head coach Brad Childress, personally went down to Florida to get one last look at Harvin.

Childress, being the military man he is, probably wanted to look Harvin in the eye and see if he had a strong hand shake. By the end of this meeting, Childress put his stamp of approval on No. 12.

Harvin was a runner and a receiver in college. He had 660 yards rushing with 10 touchdowns and 640 yards receiving and seven touchdowns in 2008.

Childress will need everything he can get, from this talented young athlete, now that the Vikings defensive tackles Pat and Kevin Williams have lost their court battle with Star Caps.

The NFL may end up suspending both players, for the first month of the season. If the Vikings are to find the playoffs they will need this talented player to help them right away.


Percy Harvin's Fantasy Football Value in 2009

Harvin's fantasy value is a tough one, there has never been a player in my mind that it matters so much, to what your scoring structure is in the fantasy league you play in.

Reggie Bush is close, but because he is listed as a running back, most fantasy leagues would give credit to his running and receiving. Some fantasy leagues don't give rushing stats to receivers, because most of them hardly ever run the ball.

Because he is a very good runner and we are in the "wildcat" era, Harvin can have success both running and receiving. If you are in a league that gives points for both his running and receiving yards, than you will be getting the most from his value.


Fantasy Assets:

  • Game breaker
  • Touchdown maker
  • Can run and receive
  • Plays in a dome


Fantasy Liabilities:

  • Only 644 yards receiving in his junior year