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|With the release of former 1st round pick Mike Williams prior to training camp, the Seahawks opened up a spot in their starting lineup and it seems clear that Seattle would love for Tate to fill that position. Unfortunately, this seems more the case of a team handing over a starting position than a player earning it. In fact, Williams’ release is a curious and risky move given lead receiver Sidney Rice’s injury history and leaves the team open to the possibility of starting Tate and 2nd year former undrafted free agent Doug Baldwin at some point in 2012… ouch. Tate, the team’s 2nd round choice in the 2010 draft, improved upon his poor rookie season with 33 receptions for 375 yards and a pair of touchdowns but there seems little evidence that he is ready to be a consistent performer. In 27 career games, he has topped 50 receiving yards just twice, a pretty low number for a player considered to be a game-breaker coming out of Notre Dame. Tate isn’t worth owning in redraft leagues and is a marginal dynasty prospect.
| Harvin suffers setback, Doubtful -- Sat Nov 30 2:00 pm --|
Hip injury still a concern
|Two sources with knowledge of Percy Harvin's condition told NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport that Harvin's status is in doubt for the colossal "Monday Night Football" contest with the New Orleans Saints. For the second time since returning to practice a month ago, Harvin's surgically repaired hip has flared up. The team later said Harvin will be listed as doubtful heading into Monday's game. (NFL.com)|
FF Today's Take: Harvin missed practice Thursday and it appears he won't play in Week 13. It's somewhat concerning that Harvin is still having soreness coming off a bye week. Golden Tate becomes a legitimate WR3 for this week's game against the Saints.
| Harvin won't play in Week 9 -- Thu Oct 31 9:00 pm --|
No timetable for a return
|Seahawks coach Pete Carroll doesn’t speak to local media on Thursdays during the season. But he did talk to Sirius XM today and said that Percy Harvin won’t play Sunday against Tampa Bay: "Percy won't play this week. He's getting close but not close enough". (Seattle Times)|
FF Today's Take: Harvin hasn't practiced since last Tuesday and there's no timetable for his return. The Seahawks will go with Golden Tate, Doug Baldwin and Jermaine Kearse as their top three wideouts against the Bucs this week. Expect Darrelle Revis to cover Golden Tate the majority of the game.
| Baldwin will be asked to replace Rice -- Thu Oct 31 3:10 pm --|
Jermaine Kearse will also be a factor
|Doug Baldwin is confident that he can help fill the void created by the loss of Sidney Rice. While Baldwin is usually used in the slot, he is listed as Rice’s backup at the “Z’’ (or outside receiver) position and has lined up there regularly throughout his career.
And it is Baldwin and Jermaine Kearse who are expected to get the first call at filling in for Rice when the Seahawks host Tampa Bay on Sunday. (Seattle Times)|
FF Today's Take: Rice was a fringe fantasy receiver at best this season, but the reason this is notable is because Percy Harvin is in a holding pattern as he attempts to return from hip surgery. If Harvin needs more time to receive clearance, Golden Tate could emerge as a consistent WR3 option. Baldwin has played about 64% of his team's snaps through Week 8, so any bump in playing time he gets might be enough to put him on the fantasy radar - even in Seattle's run-heavy offense.
| Percy Harvin not practicing -- Wed Oct 30 3:00 pm --|
No timetable for a return
|Coach Pete Carroll said WR Percy Harvin won’t practice today and said again that he is “day-to-day” with no specific date set for a return. He said he will work with the other players who are rehabbing today and then they will take it from there. He said it was “best to keep him in that mode” of rehabbing “for a little bit longer.” My read? Don’t expect Harvin to play this week. (Seattle Times)|
FF Today's Take: Harvin reportedly suffered a setback last week and hasn't practiced since. It's looking more and more like Golden Tate, Doug Baldwin and Jermaine Kearse will be the Seahawks receivers against the Bucs on Sunday.