Seahawks Fantasy News

Ravens 'expected' to draft a running back

Wednesday, February 25, 2015, 9:52am

Baltimore Sun - [Full Article]

If they can bring back Justin Forsett, the Ravens are expected to pair him with a young running back. They met with Melvin Gordon (Wisconsin), David Johnson (Northern Iowa) and Duke Johnson (Miami) at the NFL scouting combine.

"He doesn’t have the wear and tear, and Justin did a very good job of coming in, competing and then being our bell cow," GM Ozzie Newsome said. "We would like to retain Justin, but I’ve learned something since the end of the season about Justin that I didn’t really know. He has mentored some very good, young backs, starting with Arian Foster, Marshawn Lynch, Maurice Jones-Drew when he was in Jacksonville.

"Having Justin here, and with the opportunity also bringing in hopefully another young running back, to have Justin be around that guy would be an asset also. So, we will work to try to retain Justin.”

Fantasy Impact:

Under OC Marc Trestman, Matt Forte caught 176 passes in the last two seasons, including 102 catches in 2014. Forsett caught 44 passes last season, and could potentially see that number double if he's the RB1 for the Ravens in 2015. Depending on his asking price, re-signing the 29-year-old Forsett isn't a no-brainer for the Ravens, though he's not likely to garner a huge contract in free agency. As the #8 RB in both standard and PPR formats in 2014, he'll likely hold RB2-type draft value if he stays in Baltimore. If the Ravens draft a running back early, it would certainly damper Forsett's outlook in 2015.

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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.

Saturday, February 7, 2015, 11:38am

Seattle Post-Intelligencer - [Full Article]

The Seattle Seahawks have picked a new defensive coordinator from within the team, promoting defensive backs coach Kris Richard to the open position, according to KING/5 TV.

KING’s Alex Rozier was first to report Friday that the Seahawks have hired Richard, 35, after three years coaching Seattle’s lauded Legion of Boom secondary. Richard would replace former defensive coordinator Dan Quinn, who accepted a job this week as the new head coach of the Atlanta Falcons.

Jets Beat: Team 'probably' cuts RB Chris Johnson soon

Thursday, February 5, 2015, 12:23pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Jets beat writer Rich Cimini identifies two potential cap cuts:

Percy Harvin, wide receiver ($10.5 million cap charge): Former general manager John Idzik executed a desperation trade last October that made sense on the risk-reward scale, but the landscape has changed. Not only is $10.5 million too much money for a player of Harvin's ilk, but there's also draft-pick compensation to consider. The Jets owe the Seattle Seahawks a conditional sixth-round pick that improves to a fourth-rounder if they keep him on the roster until March 19. The X factor is offensive coordinator Chan Gailey; his spread offense would be a nice fit for Harvin (if that's the system they choose to run). The March 19 deadline allows the Jets to explore free agency before making a decision on Harvin, who hasn't been an impact player since 2011.

Chris Johnson, running back ($5.25 million): The Jets have until Feb. 16 to decide whether to pay a $500,000 option bonus, part of the two-year, $8 million contract Johnson signed last April. The amount of the bonus isn't prohibitive, but the cap charge is steep for a player who would be no more than a part-time back again. Johnson was a worthwhile signing a year ago, but he'll be 30 in September and isn't close to being the player he once was. The Jets can save $3.5 million by parting ways with Johnson. That probably will be the outcome.

Fantasy Impact:

Johnson averaged 4.3 YPC in his first season with the Jets. He and Harvin were two high-profile acquisitions last season, but there's a new regime in town, so expect plenty of change.

Falcons come to terms with new head coach Dan Quinn

Wednesday, February 4, 2015, 11:46am

Ian Rapoport, Twitter - [Full Article]

The Falcons reached an agreement in principle for Dan Quinn to be their next coach, source said. It’s a 5-year deal.

Fantasy Impact:

Quinn has been the defensive coordinator for the Seahawks for the last two seasons. Seattle has finished with the top overall defense in both years. It looks like a good hire for the Falcons, who are desperate on that side of the ball.

Sunday, February 1, 2015, 4:43pm

Seahawks Inactives

QB BJ Daniels
CB Marcus Burley
C Patrick Lewis
OG Keavon Milton
DE David King
OT Garry Gilliam
WR Kevin Norwood

Falcons reportedly hiring Kyle Shanahan as offensive coordinator

Monday, January 19, 2015, 11:18am

Adam Schefter, Twitter - [Full Article]

Falcons are hiring Kyle Shanahan as their OC, per league source. Shanahan and (Seattle DC) Dan Quinn planned to be package deal.

Fantasy Impact:

Quinn is expected to be hired as head coach, but that can't officially happen until the Seahawks' season is over. Shanahan will have some talent to work with in Atlanta, namely QB Matt Ryan, WR Julio Jones and RB Devonta Freeman.

Sunday, January 18, 2015, 1:54pm

Seahawks Inactives
B.J. Daniels QB
Cooper Helfet TE
Jeron Johnson S
Justin Britt OL
Marcus Burley DB
David King DL
Keavon Milton OG

Friday, January 16, 2015, 5:45pm

Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch (not injury related, probable) took full practice reps again Friday and is probable for Week 20. Lynch is good to go for Sunday

Friday, January 16, 2015, 5:45pm

Seahawks TE Tony Moeaki (calf, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 20. Moeaki will likely play behind Luke Willson this week.

Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (calf) feels better than he did a week ago

Tuesday, January 13, 2015, 10:34am

ESPN - [Full Article]

Aaron Rodgers said his strained left calf felt "a little bit worse" after Sunday’s playoff win over the Dallas Cowboys, but it was a whole lot better on Monday than it was the day after the Green Bay Packers quarterback re-injured it in the regular-season finale two weeks ago.

And with just six more days until Sunday's NFC Championship Game at the Seattle Seahawks, that's an encouraging sign for the Packers given that he had two weeks between the Week 17 game against the Detroit Lions and the playoff opener against the Cowboys.

"Aaron made it through the game very well," Packers coach Mike McCarthy said Monday. "Saw him today. He's getting better. I think he feels better at this time this week than he did last week."

Fantasy Impact:

It's a good sign for the Packers that Rodgers didn't suffer a setback against the Cowboys. Maybe he will have a bit more mobility against the Seahawks on Sunday.

Seahawks WR Paul Richardson has a torn ACL

Sunday, January 11, 2015, 9:53pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Seattle Seahawks rookie wide receiver Paul Richardson suffered a torn ACL in the team's divisional round playoff game Saturday night and will be out the remainder of the playoffs, sources confirmed to ESPN's Chris Mortensen on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact:

Richardson will miss the remainder of the season.

Saturday, January 10, 2015, 7:15pm

Seahawks Inactives
S Jeron Johnson
TE Tony Moeaki
DT Landon Cohen
C Lemuel Jeanpierre
CB Marcus Burley
TE Keavon Milton
WR Kevin Norwood

Friday, January 9, 2015, 6:47pm

Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch (back, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 19. This season, Lynch has averaged 14 more yards and 0.54 more touchdowns at home than he has on the road. However, Carolina has posted the top RB aFPA over the last 10 weeks.

Friday, January 9, 2015, 6:47pm

Seahawks WR Jermaine Kearse (hamstring, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 19. Kearse’s return puts a dent in Paul Richardson’s upside.