Harvin's road back to the playing field has been a long one after suffering a torn labrum in his hip, an injury that has often kept players out of action for an entire season. But this week, he returned at practice at a full capacity, and had been listed as probable on the team's injury report.
Fantasy Spin: Even with the encouraging news of Harvin being on track to return to his electric form, there's just no way he can be trusted this week versus his former team, the Minnesota Vikings. There are simply too many variables working against him, including coming off a major injury, the mystery of what his role will be in a new offense and the fact that he won't be on the field to make enough of an impact.
Fantasy owners would be banking on a long touchdown if they pen Harvin into their lineups this week, and that would be playing with fire. Use this week as a barometer to see how up to speed Harvin is in order to determine his fantasy prospects going forward, rather than starting him prematurely.