Head coach Leslie Frazier insinuated that the Vikings will spend the offseason developing ways to get the ball in the hands of playmaker Percy Harvin.
The migraines are always a concern and the potential loss of WR Sidney Rice as well as unsettled QB situation are major red flags but Harvin could be a bargain on draft day provided he can avoid the injury bug.
With the #12 pick the Vikings are rumored to be looking at QB and either Cam Newton or Blaine Gabbert would be an upgrade over Joe Webb. Minnesota is also a possible landing spot for Kevin Kolb, Kyle Orton or Donovan McNabb if their respective teams despide to explore trade possibilities.
Rotoworld.com is expecting an increase in production from Harvin in his 3rd season as they rank him as the 16th rated fantasy WR.
AthlonSports have concerns with the QB situation in Minnesota and the injury risk causing them to list Harvin as the 26th rated WR heading into 2011.
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In two NFL seasons, Harvin has been a model of consistency hauling in an average of 65 catches for just over 800 yards per season. The Florida alum also also been a factor in the run game averaging 16 carries for 120 yards per season. For leagues that reward kick return yardage Harvin sees a drastic boost in fantasy value as he has over 2,000 yards in returns and three TDs in two seasons. Backup RB Toby Gerhart struggled in his rookie season and if Frazier is telling the truth Harvin could approach 25 carries in 2011.
The migraines are a concern but he has missed only 3 games in first two NFL seasons and appeared to have things under control after numerous doctor visits in 2010. Harvin finished as the 23rd ranked fantasy WR last season and with a potential increase in touches he will make for a high end WR2 on draft day.