Robert Turbin Fantasy News

Thursday, October 23, 2014, 6:04pm

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

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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.

Marshawn Lynch could decide to retire

Thursday, June 12, 2014, 8:13pm

Ian Rapoport, Twitter - [Full Article]

Seahawks Marshawn Lynch told two teammates last year he might retire if Seattle won the Super Bowl. They did. Asked a source, could he walk? “He could.” Lynch has saved his money earned in NFL. His retirement thought is real. “I could see him walking away,” source says.

Fantasy Impact:

Whoa. This is the first that we've heard of a potential retirement, but if it's real, it's just another red flag surrounding Lynch this offseason. He marches to the beat of his own drummer, so anything is possible. Yesterday it was reported that he was unhappy with his contract and may not report to minicamp. Now this. Christine Michael is the obvious beneficiary if Lynch decides to hang 'em up, but Robert Turbin would be in the mix as well.

Bevell: Christine Michael has 'really turned the page'

Monday, June 9, 2014, 11:19pm

Seattle Times - [Full Article]

Seahawks OC Darrell Bevell once again complimented the play of RB Christine Michael: “We really like what we’re seeing. The guys have really been working hard at their positions. They work hard at the details. They’ve come a long way, particularly Christine Michael from last year to this year. (Robert Turbin is) working extremely hard out here as well. Finishing his runs. You see him running all the way to the end zone. So those guys are just doing a really nice job working.”

Bevell was asked what Michael had to work on: “I think attention to detail and becoming a professional football player and taking it like it’s his job. I think there were some distractions going on for him a little bit and he just really needed to focus in on the details of things – footwork, reads, assignments and all those kind of things that he’s really doing right now. He’s really turned the page on last year and we like what we’re seeing right now.”

Fantasy Impact:

It appears that Michael has passed Turbin on the depth chart and is now the RB2 in Seattle. He will hold considerable upside as the handcuff to Marshawn Lynch. Lynch is still a solid RB1 even if Michael eats into his workload a bit. He should continue to be the team's bell cow while Michael gets his feet wet.

Monday, June 9, 2014, 7:41pm

Liz Mathews, Twitter - [Full Article]

HC Pete Carroll said Seahawks RB Robert Turbin "got his knee cleaned up" at some point. Back in action.

Fantasy Impact:

Turbin may have lost the RB2 job to Christine Michael.

Former strength coach compares Christine Michael to Adrian Peterson

Monday, June 9, 2014, 1:20pm

The Seattle Times - [Full Article]

While in Aggies land researching Seahawks RB Christine Michael, ESPN's Louis Riddick talked with Larry Jackson, Texas A&M’s strength and conditioning coach who also worked at Oklahoma when Adrian Peterson terrorized defenses. And what Jackson told Riddick stunned him.

“He told me that from a functional explosiveness perspective that Christine was on the same level as Adrian,” Riddick said. “When you’re talking about functional explosiveness — acceleration, change of direction, force and impact on contact, breaking tackles — he said he’s the same as Adrian. The only difference ... is that Adrian believed that he was unstoppable. He didn’t know if Christine believed it yet.”

(When asked to verify his comments, Jackson said that’s exactly what he said.)

Fantasy Impact:

The article is from last August, but Riddick mentioned it again on Twitter this week. Michael may have finally passed Robert Turbin on the depth chart. OC Darrell Bevell said that, due to Michael’s play in practice, the team was going to move to more of a committee approach at RB. While we still believe that Marshawn Lynch will still be the clear RB1 in 2014, Michael’s role should grow. He’s a high-upside handcuff for Lynch.