Seahawks Fantasy News

Saturday, September 20, 2014, 9:50am

DenverBroncos.com - [Full Article]

Broncos beat writer Andrew Mason answer a question about Montee Ball slow start:

Montee Ball is doing all right, given that he missed two weeks of training camp and this offensive line combination has played just two full games together.

He hit the holes well Sunday, much better than he did against Indianapolis, and did well reading the flow of the play and his blocks. If he has more games like Week 2's -- when he averaged 8.9 yards every time he touched the football -- he'll be fine.

He spoke Thursday of needing to make sure he gains three or four yards on first down. One problem in recent weeks was how many times he was met in the backfield and had to struggle just to minimize the damage; with better play up front, and perhaps more use of Virgil Green as an H-back or fullback, this might go better Sunday.

Fantasy Impact:

It's a tough matchup this week against the Seahawks, but the missed time in training camp seems to be contributing to the slow start this season. Owners should probably still with Ball as his potential is still very high.

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Friday, September 19, 2014, 7:09pm

Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch (back, probable) took full practice reps again Friday and is probable for Week 3. Lynch should be good to go for a Super Bowl rematch against the Broncos.

Friday, September 19, 2014, 7:09pm

Seahawks RB Christine Michael (hamstring, probable) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week and is probable for Week 3.

Friday, September 19, 2014, 7:09pm

Seahawks TE Zach Miller (ankle, probable) took full practice reps Friday after missing practice earlier in the week and is probable for Week 3.

Thursday, September 18, 2014, 6:30pm

Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch (back) did not practice Wednesday. Lynch exited Week 2’s game against San Diego due to “ongoing” back problems, per HC Pete Carroll. He should be fine to face the Broncos, but this is something to monitor.

Thursday, September 18, 2014, 6:30pm

Seahawks RB Christine Michael (hamstring) took limited practice reps Wednesday.

Thursday, September 18, 2014, 6:30pm

Seahawks TE Zach Miller (ankle) did not practice 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.

Marshawn Lynch dealt with late game back issue

Tuesday, September 16, 2014, 3:01pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Some people noticed that Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch left the field before the game ended Sunday at San Diego, which brought a lot of speculation on Twitter about Lynch’s attitude.

Not waiting to leave the field with your teammates when time expires is considered poor sportsmanship by many people, but Seahawks coach Pete Carroll made it clear that thought is wrong in this case.

“No, he went off with the doctors,’’ Carroll said. “His back had tightened up, or something like that, so I wasn’t worried about that.”

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

Fantasy Impact:

Lynch has suffered from back spasms in the past, the story said. It was also 118 degrees on the field Sunday. The story also said Lynch could be limited in practice this week so it's something to monitor. But the piece also pointed out that’s typical for in-season practice sessions for Lynch, making sure he’s 100 percent on Sunday.

Ryan Mathews said to have sprained MCL

Sunday, September 14, 2014, 8:18pm

Adam Schefter on Twitter - [Full Article]

Chargers RB Ryan Mathews scheduled to undergo an MRI on injured knee, per source. Concern it could be sprained MCL.

Fantasy Impact:

Updates overnight confirm it's a sprained MCL which owners should consider somewhat good news for now. Mathews was carted off the field in the team's victory over the Seahawks. If Mathews can't play, Donald Brown would likely see more touches with Danny Woodhead mixing in and remaining a presence in the passing game. Branden Oliver is next up on the depth chart and could figure in as well. The good news for the Bolts in their schedule eases up with favorable matchups against the run the next two weeks (Buffalo, Jacksonville).

RGIII has dislocated ankle

Sunday, September 14, 2014, 7:52pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Washington QB Robert Griffin III has a dislocated left ankle, an injury that will sideline the Washington Redskins star quarterback indefinitely.

Redskins coach Jay Gruden announced the diagnosis following Washington's 41-10 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Griffin suffered the injury while rolling to his right toward the sideline in the first quarter. Although he was not touched on the play, Griffin fell awkwardly out of bounds and was carted to the locker room.

After his leg was placed in a splint, Griffin waved, saluted and gave a thumbs-up signal to the crowd as he was carted along the sideline and down the players' tunnel.

Fantasy Impact:

Pro Football Talk is reporting Griffin could only miss 4-5 weeks. Griffin was replaced by Kirk Cousins, who passed for 250 yards and two touchdowns in the victory. Griffin is less than two years removed from reconstructive knee surgery and visibly struggled in his recovery from the operation last season. Cousins immediately becomes an interesting story for the Skins. RGIII had mostly struggled to this point and there was some talk that Cousins was a much better fit for Gruden's offense. It looks like we'll get to find out... For those struggling at QB, Cousins makes for a potential solid pickup and a safe backup if that's what owners are in the market for. Cousins steps right in to a very favorable Week 3 matchup against the Eagles, but it's followed up with tougher games against the Giants, Seahawks, Cardinals and Titans. If Cousins plays well over this stretch and Washington wins games, it's very like RG3 is not rushed back.

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.

Friday, September 12, 2014, 7:30pm

Chargers WR Keenan Allen (ribs, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 2. Allen is ready to go for a tough matchup against the Seahawks. If Allen has another quiet game, he will be a prime trade target for those owners wanting to buy low. His schedule lightens up considerably starting in Week 3.

Friday, September 12, 2014, 7:30pm

Chargers TE Antonio Gates (hamstring, probable) returned to take full practice reps Friday after missing practice Thursday and is probable for Week 2. Gates is going to get a lot of mid-week practice rest, it seems. He’s a go for a tough matchup against the Seahawks.