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The Lowdown: Percy Harvin, Jordan Cameron, Wes Welker

Percy Harvin

Percy Harvin

According to the Seahawks, Percy Harvin is looking as healthy as ever, and they couldn’t be more excited about his potential this year.

“He’s a tremendous threat,” Carroll told reporters regarding Harvin on Monday.  “You can feel his speed and that burst that he has, really challenges you.  You don’t know if he going to go all the way so just the opportunity to give them that problem makes them stay up a little later, trying figuring out how to stop him.  That’s good because it helps everything else.  Really good players have always helped other guys play well.  I think Percy’s factor could be one that really does help other guys also.  It won’t always be his stats and numbers and that.  And he’s fine about that.  He’s got a great attitude about helping. . . .

“We don’t have any doubt, what we want to do and what he’s capable of doing. We are really, really excited about it.”

If you indulge in the RotoViz wide receiver composite ranks, Harvin’s rank comes in all over the place. He’s ranked as high as 11 and as low as 33. Harvin even made the final cut as part of Fantasy Douche’s WR target list in 2014.

Fantasy Douche raises a great point. In the second round I’d much rather select Zac Stacy, Doug Martin, or Andre Ellington, that have similar ADPs to Randall Cobb. The RBs around Harvin’s ADP include Shane Vereen, Trent Richardson, Chris Johnson, and Ben Tate. I would be more apt so select the earlier round RBs then take Harvin in the fourth, if Harvin is a guy you’re targeting.

Jordan Cameron

Jordan Cameron missed practice on Monday with the Browns. However, he is expected back at practice on Tuesday. Should it be a cause for concern that Coach Mike Pettine wouldn’t comment on the reason?

Cameron does have a plethora of injuries since coming into the NFL. More recently, he sprained his AC joint earlier in August. With the shaky QB situation and Cameron’s injury history, he is a giant red flag for me this year. With an ADP in the fifth round, I am likely to head for safer pastures at TE. Patrick Kerrane has a fantastic series on why Cameron is overvalued this year, and if you’re searching the later rounds of your draft for viable TEs, I have three late round targets for you.

Wes Welker

The Broncos plan on playing it safe with Wes Welker after he received his third concussion in 10 months last week. He wasn’t likely to play the fourth preseason game anyway, as most starters tend to sit the last game out.

“Our first priority is his safety and well-being,” Fox said. “I know as an organization his well-being is our first priority. . . . We just take it one day at a time. We’ll see how he gets through today, and I get updated on every day medically on every player, including Wes in this case. We’ll see what tomorrow brings.”

Before the season started, I was already hesitant to select Welker. Now, it’s all but certain that he won’t end up on any of teams. According to Fantasy Football Calculator, Welker still has an ADP in the fourth round, but it is falling every day.

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In the early rounds of my draft, I try to avoid risk as much as possible. Welker is sitting at defcon one, right now. Leagues are won with your mid-to-late round picks, but they can be lost within the early rounds.

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