Robert Turbin Fantasy News

Seahawks RB Robert Turbin recovering from hip surgery

Thursday, May 14, 2015, 5:38pm

Seattle Times - [Full Article]

Seattle running back Robert Turbin had surgery recently on his hip, the team has confirmed. FoxSports.com first reported the news.

But the expectation is that Turbin will be ready for the 2015 season, and likely ready for the beginning of training camp in late July.

Fantasy Impact:

Turbin should continue as Marshawn Lynch's backup, much to the chagrin of Christine Michael owners.

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Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch has 'chronic' back issues, 'major factor' moving forward

Saturday, February 14, 2015, 2:52pm

NFL.com - [Full Article]

The Seattle Seahawks are willing to pay big money to keep Marshawn Lynch. The question is whether Lynch's health will ultimately determine his NFL future.

NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported on Friday's edition of NFL Total Access that Lynch's back issues are chronic and will be a major factor in his decision-making this offseason, according to people close to the star running back. Lynch has compressed cartilage in his back, a condition that will not heal and can get worse as a result of Lynch's punishing running style.

Fantasy Impact:

It seems quite possible that Lynch hangs 'em up this offseason, but we may not know for sure until we get deeper into the summer. The Seahawks have Robert Turbin and Christine Michael under contract in 2015. Michael (career 4.9 YPC) has been considered the heir apparent, but he's been consistently running behind Turbin (4.0 YPC), who's physical style more closely resembles Lynch. The team may be active at the position in free agency and/or the draft, and their actions will give us a better indication of how they feel about Lynch's availability heading into the 2015 season.

Friday, October 31, 2014, 5:43pm

Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch (not injury related, probable) took full practice reps again Friday and is probable for Week 9. Lynch will be fine for a nice matchup against the Raiders. His workload has dipped a bit in recent weeks as the Seahawks have activated Christine Michael (since Robert Turbin is playing fullback with Derrick Coleman out for the season).

Friday, October 24, 2014, 6:26pm

Seahawks RB Robert Turbin (shoulder, probable) took full practice reps Thursday after being limited Wednesday and is probable for Week 8.

Thursday, October 23, 2014, 6:04pm

Seahawks RB Robert Turbin (shoulder) took limited practice reps Wednesday.

Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch (back) misses practice on Wednesday

Thursday, September 18, 2014, 12:41am

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch left the sidelines early with still over a minute to play in Seattle’s 30-21 loss to the San Diego Chargers on Sunday.

Head coach Pete Carroll said Monday the reason for Lynch’s early departure was due to a sore back that tightened up late in the game.

“It’s an ongoing issue for him for years,” Carroll said. “It’s something we’re always monitoring.”

Lynch did not practice with the Seahawks on Wednesday due to his back issue.

Fantasy Impact:

Lynch should be fine to face the Broncos, but this is something to monitor this week. Robert Turbin is the proper handcuff for Lynch at this point.

Sunday, September 14, 2014, 2:48pm

Seahawks Inactives
Cooper Helfet TE
Andrew McDonald T
Christine Michael RB
Kevin Norwood WR
Kevin Pierre-Louis LB
Greg Scruggs DE
Tharold Simon CB

Fantasy Impact:

Robert Turbin will continue to back up Marshawn Lynch.

Friday, September 12, 2014, 7:30pm

Seahawks RB Christine Michael (hamstring, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 2. Robert Turbin is the proper handcuff for Marshawn Lynch owners.

Thursday Night Football Inactives - Packers @ Seahawks

Thursday, September 4, 2014, 7:11pm

Packers Inactives
QB Scott Tolzien
CB Demetri Goodson
LB Carl Bradford
DT Mike Pennel
WR Jeff Janis
TE Brandon Bostick
LB Jayrone Elliott

Seahawks Inactives
WR Phil Bates
TE Cooper Helfet
RB Christine Michael
WR Kevin Norwood
LB Kevin Pierre-Louis
DE Greg Scruggs
CB Tharold Simon

Fantasy Impact:

RB Robert Turbin will back up Marshawn Lynch for the Seahawks.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014, 7:02pm

Seahawks RB Christine Michael (hamstring, out) did not practice Wednesday. Michael is still running third on the depth chart, so he wasn't expected to make much of a contribution on Thursday night. Robert Turbin is the running back to handcuff for Marshawn Lynch owners.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014, 5:39pm

NFL.com - [Full Article]

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said running back Christine Michael (hamstring) has been ruled out of Thursday's game against the Packers.

Fantasy Impact:

Michael is still running third on the depth chart, so he wasn't expected to make much of a contribution on Thursday night. Robert Turbin is the running back to handcuff for Marshawn Lynch owners.

Robert Turbin stepping up for Seahawks RB2 job

Saturday, August 16, 2014, 9:11am

Seattle Times - [Full Article]

Seahawks RB Robert Turbin took a turbo-charged step forward. Playing with the first-team offense in the first half, Turbin exploded for 81 yards on 12 carries, highlighted by a 47-yard scamper that might have caused seismic activity, had it been in the regular season.

Fantasy Impact:

Christine Michael, on the other hand, fumbled on his first carry, which is the quickest way off the field in Pete Carroll’s offense. Michael recovered the ball, as he did last week against the Broncos, but two fumbles in two games will not sit well. With Turbin doing the bulk of the rushing, the Seattle offense hummed beautifully in the first half, the story said. The RB2 handcuff to Marshawn Lynch may be a spot to think about covering. With a lot of early hype about Michael, things appear to be trending toward Turbin.

Friday, August 15, 2014, 11:39am

ESPN - [Full Article]

Seahawks RB Robert Turbin is listed as No. 2 on the depth chart for now, but Christine Michael is the more explosive runner and will win this job if he continues to prove he can do the job as a blocker in pass protection.

Fantasy Impact:

Michael is considered by the fantasy community to be Marshawn Lynch's primary backup, but it's not clear if the Seahawks agree.

Seahawks RB Christine Michael still running behind Robert Turbin

Saturday, July 26, 2014, 12:43pm

USA Today - [Full Article]

Seahawks beat writer Tom Pelissero on the team's RB situation: "With starting RB Marshawn Lynch holding out, Robert Turbin took the first rep with the No. 1 offense, followed by Christine Michael. Should Lynch’s holdout stretch into the regular season – and as of now, I find it hard to believe that happens – Michael is the guy to watch. He’s a powerful, explosive athlete. He didn’t know how to be a pro as a rookie, but coaches have raved about his progress in Year 2. Even if Lynch is back, Michael should get a long look as a change of pace and on third downs."

Fantasy Impact:

Michael is still running behind Turbin, but according to Pelissero, that shouldn't last for long. If Lynch's holdout lasts into the season, we would expect that Michael will see a significant role.

Friday, July 25, 2014, 8:42pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

It's just the first day with no pads, but Seahawks running backs Christine Michael and Robert Turbin took full advantage of Marshawn Lynch's absence and had several impressive runs. Michael really shows off his speed on outside runs around the edge, usually out running linebackers to the sideline before the defensive back can catch him.

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