Seahawks Fantasy News

Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch seemingly announces retirement

Monday, February 8, 2016, 1:05pm

NY Times - [Full Article]

It takes a pretty big splash to make news in the middle of the Super Bowl, but Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch managed it. At 9:46 p.m., Eastern time, early in the fourth quarter of the game, Lynch posted a photograph of football shoes hanging from a telephone wire from his Twitter account. It was a subtle but clear message that he had chosen to end his football career at age 29.

Related players: Thomas Rawls

Fantasy Impact:

If Lynch does indeed hang 'em up, Rawls is first in line for workhorse back duties given his performance in 2015. In the six games in which Rawls played and Lynch did not, the rookie averaged 20.5 touches for 120 yards and 0.84 touchdowns (on a stellar 5.6 YPC). That doesn't even include Week 3, when he turned 16 carries into 104 yards while Lynch was limited to five carries. A fractured ankle ended his season, but it didn't require surgery and he should be ready to for training camp. If he's fully healthy and Lynch is out of the way, Rawls' ADP should climb into the 3rd round.

Report: Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch plans to retire

Sunday, February 7, 2016, 12:49pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch has told people close to him he plans to retire, according to league sources.

As unpredictable as some of these decisions can be for many players, it is even more so for the ultra-unpredictable Lynch. But as of now, despite the fact that his teammates still are attempting to change his mind, Lynch's plan is to walk away from the game, something that he has shared with some in the Seahawks' organization.

Fantasy Impact:

If Lynch hangs 'em up, Thomas Rawls is first in line for workhorse back duties given his performance in 2015. In the six games in which Rawls played and Lynch did not, the rookie averaged 20.5 touches for 120 yards and 0.84 touchdowns (on a stellar 5.6 YPC). That doesn't even include Week 3, when he turned 16 carries into 104 yards while Lynch was limited to five carries. A fractured ankle ended his season, but it didn't require surgery and he should be ready to for training camp. If he's fully healthy and Lynch is out of the way, Rawls' ADP should climb into the 3rd round.

Eagles ink TE Zach Ertz to a five-year deal

Monday, January 25, 2016, 11:31am

NFL.com - [Full Article]

The Philadelphia Eagles locked down Zach Ertz.

The team announced the tight end inked a five-year contract extension on Monday, keeping him in Philadelphia through 2021.

NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported that the extension is worth $42.5 million, with $20 million in guarantees, which makes Ertz the fourth-highest paid tight end in average and guaranteed money, per a source. Jimmy Graham ($10 million), Julius Thomas ($9.2 million) and Rob Gronkowski ($9 million) are the top three in average per year.

Fantasy Impact:

Ertz finished as the #10 TE in standard scoring, but was #6 after his Week 8 bye, averaging 6.4 catches for 73 yards and 0.25 TD (on 8.8 targets per game) in his final eight games. On the season, he racked up 75 catches for 853 yards and two scores. Given his size and relative catch radius, his touchdown rate should increase eventually. Playing time was the issue in his first two NFL seasons, but he played 72% of the snaps in 2015 and 79% in his last five games.

Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch ACTIVE vs. Carolina

Sunday, January 17, 2016, 11:40am

Seahawks Inactives

CB Tye Smith
RB Bryce Brown
FB Will Tukuafu
LB Eric Pinkins
G Mark Glowinski
C Kristjan Sokoli
DT A.J. Francis

Fantasy Impact:

Lynch probably won't see his usual workload since Christine Michael is playing pretty well and Lynch is coming off of a long layoff. We do expect Lynch to lead the backfield in touches.

Friday, January 15, 2016, 5:23pm

Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch (abdomen, probable) took full practice reps again Thursday and is probable for Week 19. Lynch says he’s “ready” for this weekend’s game against the Panthers. Lynch carried the ball 17 times for 54 yards and a TD in his Week 6 meeting with Carolina.

Friday, January 15, 2016, 5:23pm

Seahawks RB Will Tukuafu (hamstring, doubtful) missed practice again Thursday and is doubtful for Week 19.

Friday, January 15, 2016, 5:23pm

Seahawks TE Luke Willson (concussion, probable) took full practice reps again Thursday and is probable for Week 19.

Thursday, January 14, 2016, 6:07pm

Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch (abdomen) practiced fully Wednesday. We’ll see if Lynch makes the flight to Carolina.

Thursday, January 14, 2016, 6:07pm

Seahawks RB Will Tukuafu (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday.

Thursday, January 14, 2016, 6:07pm

Seahawks TE Luke Willson (concussion) practiced fully Wednesday.

Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch INACTIVE, as expected

Sunday, January 10, 2016, 11:44am

Seahawks Inactives

CB Tye Smith
RB Marshawn Lynch
OLB Kevin Pierre-Louis
G Mark Glowinksi
C Kristjan Sokoli
TE Luke Willson
DT AJ Francis

Fantasy Impact:

Over the past three games, Christine Michael has seen 13.0 carries for 64 yards with a total of two catches for 14 yards. Bryce 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.

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

Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch (abdomen, questionable) took full practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 18. Lynch is practicing in full so at this point we expecting him to be a full go.

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.

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