So, had he elected for surgery back then, recovery and rehab would have had him back on the field for most, if not all, of the 2013 regular season. Don’t get me wrong, I’m sure plenty of football variables impact whether or not to go under the knife, but it’s worth noting that his hips weren’t lying back in the spring.
Well, Harvin has been removed from the Top 200 fantasy football rankings and isn’t worth a roster stash at this time. As word of rehab starts to trickle out in August, September and October, owners will have to be quick on the waiver wire draw if they want to try and scoop up Harvin for the fantasy playoffs — if he does return at all. Too many ifs to warrant a roster spot the next three months.
As funny as it sounds, the trickle down fantasy impact on the Seattle Seahawks isn’t that great. Russell Wilson loses a weapon that he didn’t need, but would have liked to work with in 2013. He’s still a fantasy quarterback I would target around the fifth round. Marshawn Lynch remains a top five fantasy pick overall.
Sidney Rice finished 32nd and Golden Tate finished 33rd in fantasy points scored among wide receivers last season. The duo receives a slight bump in the fantasy football rankings with Rice locked in as a WR3 and Tate a WR4.
Editor’s Note: Our next 2013 fantasy football contributor composite rankings update will be published on August 6, 2013. For real-time updates, please review our pre-draft rankings.