Harvin practices, but he’s still a risk

Percy Harvin has not had the kind of start that fantasy owners were hoping for this season. Between a hip ailment, migraine issues and the ineffectiveness of the Vikings offense, he’s become a major gamble.

On a positive note, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune is reporting that Harvin was able to practice on Thursday and should be able to play in Week 3.

Barring a setback, Harvin has to be considered a viable No. 3 fantasy wideout based on what is an extremely favorable matchup against the Lions. After all, their defense has allowed the eighth-most fantasy points to opposing wide receivers.

But make no mistake, there isn’t a member of the Vikings offense not named Adrian Peterson or Visanthe Shiancoe who can be started with confidence right now. Not even Brett Favre against a team he’s dominated throughout his career.

Here’s to hoping Sidney Rice is back sooner than later.

— Michael Fabiano

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