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Major Headache


Vikings wideout Percy Harvin left Vikings practice in an ambulance after collapsing at Thursday’s practice.

The trouble started when he had to leave the field after looking up into the sky to field a punt. The subsequent migraine headache episode that followed was a little more frightening than others have been, however. After receiving initial medical attention on the sidelines, he later collapsed and was seen trembling on the sidelines as his teammates attempted to shield him from the media.

Harvin is no stranger to these headaches and has been unable to practice for most of camp because of their effects.

While it doesn’t seem to be a grave or dire situation by any stretch of the imagination, this is another reminder that owning Harvin is a dangerous proposition in a dynasty league.

So, what do you do from a dynasty league perspective?

Right now, all you can do is wait it out and see what comes of this latest setback. There’s no feasible way for you to trade him to another owner at this point. Your desperation will be obvious and you’ll get pennies on the dollar at this point. It’s simply not worth pursuing.

The best piece of advice for dynasty league owners is always to sell high on players. If Harvin recovers well and strings together a good stretch of games, I’d look to move him then and only then. It’s a long season and some coaches could forget about the risks involved with owning him at that point.

While we hope he recovers well, there’s no doubting the fact this is a serious concern for his short and long term future. We sincerely hope he can come back and play well for the Vikings and fantasy owners this season and beyond.

There’s no doubt this is getting pretty scary, though.

Ken Kelly
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Chris R.
12 years ago

The Sidney Rice injury could be the thing you needed to move Harvin in dynasty leagues. He could really start the season on fire, and honestly finish it that way too playing more outside WR sets and could become their #1 WR.

I think he could put up pro bowl type numbers if Favre can still sling it, and then it would be time to move him. I own him in 1 league also, and don’t know what to make of him. I’ve shopped him but so far I only get declined trades and counters for WR’s who are older, or don’t nearly have the same type of potential.

I would almost rather keep him around with his potential and hope the headaches get better. He would be the first player I ever heard of retiring due to headaches, and he’s played football for a long time before now.

He’s too good to move for just some picks, next year I think he can do something similiar to 70/1100/8, he’s got a frame similiar to Steve Smith(Car) and is extremely talented and explosive while extremely young, it’s hard to find a decent offer for a guy like that. I can’t really say I’d prefer Crabtree or even Nicks over him if it weren’t for the headaches, so I just don’t want to overreact and get burned.

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