In five NFL seasons, wide receiver Percy Harvin has only played all 16 games once. That was back in 2011 for the Minnesota Vikings when Harvin hauled in a career-high 87 receptions for 967 yards.
Since then, Harvin has been hobbled by nagging injuries. Last year, the Seattle Seahawks picked up Harvin in the offseason, only for him to go down with a hip injury prior to camp. Ultimately the injury led to Harvin having surgery, and he played in only one regular season game for his new team last year.
Although Harvin lit up the field during the postseason en route to a Super Bowl title, he is eager to show that he can stay healthy and perform well during the regular season. With training camp wrapped up, and Harvin free from injury, he could not be happier.
“You have no idea. My body is feeling tremendously good”, Harvin told the Seahawks media excitedly. “I’ve actually reached some gears that I didn’t know I had. I’m feeling very, very fast right now.”
Although precautionary measures were taken to avoid another injury for Harvin, he has been able to bypass them with extraordinary plays and hard work.
“I was supposed to be sitting out every other practice,” Harvin said. “But I’ve been going every day. Like I said, I’m feeling very good. I’m explosive. I’m coming out of my breaks with no problem at all. I’m feeling very confident and I’m ready to go.”
Harvin seems poised for a breakout season in 2014, so fantasy football owners should be willing to take a gamble on the six-year veteran from Florida.