Percy Harvin will begin to practice with the Seattle Seahawks next week after a very quick recovery from major hip surgery in August. He has also expressed his wish to play in the week 8 game against the St. Louis Rams. On October 19, ESPN argues that a week 8 return is much too soon and they make some great points.
As much as fantasy football team owners want Harvin to return as soon as possible, a week 8 return seems highly unlikely. As pointed out, the Seattle Seahawks are 6-1 even without Harvin. They will likely beat St. Louis whether he plays or not. Is it smart for the Seahawks organization to rush Harvin's return when he is possibly not ready?
Once Harvin returns to practice and the Seahawks remove him from the PUP list, they have three weeks to play him. That means at the latest, he will be active and playing in the week 11 game against his former team, the Minnesota Vikings.
Also consider that Harvin may start playing again on a very limited basis. Yes, the Seattle Seahawks love him and they want him to play. His return is much anticipated and will likely strengthen the already championship material Seahawks. Many think it would be wise to hold him back until closer to the playoffs. While many teams have worn out their star players just trying to make it to the end, the Seattle Seahawks would have a fresh starting wide receiver in Harvin.
What do you think of Percy Harvin's return to the Seahawks? Does this affect your fantasy football team in a good or bad way? Let us know what you think in the comments below.