Fantasy Football Advice: Percy Harvin's Health Status

Ken KellyContributor IIIAugust 19, 2010

NEW ORLEANS - JANUARY 24:  Percy Harvin #12 of the Minnesota Vikings returns a punt against the New Orleans Saints during the NFC Championship Game at the Louisiana Superdome on January 24, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Saints won 31-28 in overtime. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
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Minnesota Vikings wideout Percy Harvin left practice in an ambulance after collapsing at Thursday’s practice.

The trouble started when he had to leave the field after looking up into the sky to field a punt. The subsequent migraine headache episode that followed was a little more frightening than others have been, however. After receiving initial medical attention on the sidelines, he later collapsed and was seen trembling on the sidelines as his teammates attempted to shield him from the media.

Harvin is no stranger to these headaches and has been unable to practice for most of camp because of their effects.

While it doesn’t seem to be a grave or dire situation by any stretch of the imagination, this is another reminder that owning Harvin is a dangerous proposition in a dynasty league.

So, what do you do from a dynasty league perspective?

Right now, all you can do is wait it out and see what comes of this latest setback. There’s no feasible way for you to trade him to another owner at this point. Your desperation will be obvious and you’ll get pennies on the dollar at this point. It’s simply not worth pursuing.

The best piece of advice for dynasty league owners is always to sell high on players. If Harvin recovers well and strings together a good stretch of games, I’d look to move him then and only then. It’s a long season and some coaches could forget about the risks involved with owning him at that point.

While we hope he recovers well, there’s no doubting the fact this is a serious concern for his short and long-term future. We sincerely hope he can come back and play well for the Vikings and fantasy owners this season and beyond.

There’s no doubt this is getting pretty scary, though.

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