Originally written on Kramerica Sports  |  Last updated 10/15/14
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The Seattle Seahawks enter the 2013 season as a favorite of many to win the NFC West over the reigning NFC Champion San Francisco 49ers. That task became significantly more difficult for head coach Pete Carroll, as the announcement broke that high-priced free agent acquisition Percy Harvin will miss 3-4 months due to a torn labrum in his hip that will require surgery. Harvin broke the news himself on his twitter page starting that “when everything is goin good sometimes life throw u a curve ball… sorry to half to report that my injury will require surgery…” Seahawk fans and Harvin fantasy owners were holding their collective breaths earlier in the week when the news of the injury first broke. At that point in time the Seahawks believed that Harvin could possibly rehab the injury, but felt that a second opinion was needed. According to a report on Profootballtalk.com, Harvin sustained the injury during offseason workouts, although it is not entirely clear when exactly the former Minnesota Viking first injured his hip. It begs to question whether or not the Vikings knew the former Florida Gator star was in fact damaged goods prior to the trade. From a fantasy perspective, Golden Tate will likely be the one to benefit most from Harvin’s absence. Tate was an active target for Russell Wilson last season and should continue to see tons of action this season. Fantasy owners should now view Tate as a high-end number 3 wideout in 12-team leagues.  
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