Vikings Fantasy News

Sunday, January 10, 2016, 11:41am

Vikings Inactives

WR Charles Johnson
LB Brandon Watts
QB Taylor Heinicke
DT Kenrick Ellis
C Nick Easton
T Jeremiah Sirles
DE Zach Moore

Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch won't play vs. Vikings, but 'did not suffer any kind of setback'

Saturday, January 9, 2016, 12:43pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

In a surprise move, the Seattle Seahawks have downgraded running back Marshawn Lynch to out for Sunday's NFC wild-card playoff game against the Minnesota Vikings.

Lynch has not played in a game since Nov. 15, and he underwent abdominal surgery Nov. 25. He had been rehabbing in San Francisco but rejoined the team for workouts and practices this week.

But following the team's final workout at its practice facility Friday, the Seahawks said, Lynch notified them that he could not play Sunday. He did not travel with the team to Minneapolis later in the day.

According to a source, Lynch did not suffer any kind of setback with his injury during Friday's practice.

Related players: Christine Michael, Bryce Brown

Fantasy Impact:

Over the past three games, Michael has seen 13.0 carries for 64 yards with a total of two catches for 14 yards. Brown has averaged 8.7 carries for 24 yards and scored a touchdown. In fact, he saw seven red zone touches over that span compared to just three for Michael. Fred Jackson led the Seattle running backs with eight catches for 66 yards over the three game span.

Friday, January 8, 2016, 6:38pm

Vikings RB Zach Line (illness) was removed from the injury report Friday.

Friday, January 8, 2016, 6:38pm

Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (back, probable) took full practice reps Friday after missing practice earlier in the week and is probable for Week 18. Peterson is good to go to face the Seahawks.

Friday, January 8, 2016, 6:38pm

Seahawks WR Tyler Lockett (hip, probable) took full practice reps again Friday and is probable for Week 18. Lockett is probable so he’s good to go to face the Vikings.

Friday, January 8, 2016, 6:38pm

Vikings WR Adam Thielen (shoulder, back, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 18.

Thursday, January 7, 2016, 6:15pm

Vikings RB Zach Line (illness) was removed from the injury report Thursday.

Thursday, January 7, 2016, 6:15pm

Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (back) missed practice again Thursday. Peterson will play through the injury as he did against the Packers last week.

Thursday, January 7, 2016, 6:15pm

Vikings WR Adam Thielen (shoulder, back) took full practice reps again Thursday.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016, 6:16pm

Vikings RB Zach Line (illness) did not practice Wednesday.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016, 6:16pm

Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (back) did not practice Wednesday. Peterson will play through the injury as he did against the Packers last week.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016, 6:16pm

Vikings WR Adam Thielen (shoulder, back) practiced fully Wednesday.

Carroll: Marshawn Lynch 'ready to go'

Monday, January 4, 2016, 8:43pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Marshawn Lynch returned to the Seattle Seahawks on Monday, and Pete Carroll said he anticipates the running back will start against the Minnesota Vikings in the wild-card game this weekend.

"He's ready to go," Carroll said. "He's in the program, going, working, and he's going to keep doing his workouts here with us today and tomorrow. And Wednesday, we're going to practice and see how he feels and how far he can take it. He's worked out in incredibly competitive situations. He, physically, should be ready to go, but now we've got to translate it into football and directly to us."

Sunday, January 3, 2016, 7:23pm

Vikings Inactives
Nick Easton C
Taylor Heinicke QB
Charles Johnson WR
Linval Joseph DT
Zach Moore DE
Jeremiah Sirles OT
Brandon Watts OLB

Bucs, Doug Martin talking deal

Saturday, January 2, 2016, 12:33pm

NFL.com - [Full Article]

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers' backfield of Doug Martin and Charles Sims has flown under the radar as the best tandem in the NFL this season.

Martin sits No. 2 in the NFL in rushing yards with 1,354 on 273 carries. With a big game Sunday versus the Carolina Panthers, Martin could leap Adrian Peterson to become the first Bucs player ever to lead the league in rushing. Sims is an underrated dual-threat back, compiling 1,001 yards from scrimmage (514 rushing, 487 receiving).

Martin, 26, is set to become a free agent this offseason, but the sides are already working on keeping the back in a Bucs jersey.

"We've already talked a little bit,'' general manager Jason Licht said, via the Tampa Tribune. "We will definitely be talking (more). We'd love to have Doug back.''

Fantasy Impact:

Last offseason, it looked like the Bucs might dump an ineffective Martin, but the 5-foot-9 pinballing runner bounced back in a big way, the story said. Martin has carried Tampa's offense for long stretches this season, taking some pressure off rookie quarterback Jameis Winston. This season was kind of an audition for Martin, who had struggled the past two seasons. But, Martin was getting positive reviews all the way back in the offseason.

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