Percy Harvin Shut Down for Regular Season

If Harvin returns in 2013, it will be during the playoffs

If Harvin returns this season, it won’t happen until the playoffs

The first regular season of Percy Harvin’s Seattle Seahawk career will end with the receiver appearing in only one game as the team has decided to shut down Harvin for the team’s final two regular season games. With the team in prime position to lock up home-field advantage even without their big offseason addition, it seems wise to give Harvin the most rest possible before entering the gauntlet that is the NFL Playoffs.

Harvin was originally expected to get more playing time late in the season, but has not healed as well as he would’ve liked after his initial return. Seeing his first game action in Week 11, Harvin’s hip did not respond well after the game and has kept him out of the lineup since. The Seahawks have been examining his injury on a week to week basis, but the team seems ready to shut down the receiver.

For any fantasy owners who have been holding out hope to unleash the dynamic playmaker, this news can finally put to rest whether or not Harvin should be on fantasy rosters. With many league championships taking place this week, Harvin should not be on any teams playing in the finals unless in some form of keeper league.

It will be interesting to see how Seattle uses their new wide receiver come playoff time as it may give us a glimpse into how effective Harvin can be next season. In Minnesota, Harvin was a huge part of the offense, but may take a backseat role to Marshawn Lynch and Seattle’s running game. While Harvin’s 2013 season has ultimately been a wash, look for him to return to fantasy relevance next year.

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