Seahawks Fantasy News

Carroll: Marshawn Lynch 'should be on track' for Week 6

Monday, October 12, 2015, 9:02pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Pete Carroll is optimistic that Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch will return this week, although he stopped short of making any guarantees.

"Supposed to be back," Carroll said. "He had a good workout today, and he should be on track for Thursday."

Lynch (hamstring) has missed consecutive games for the first time since joining the Seahawks. He did not travel with the team to Cincinnati last weekend.

Fantasy Impact:

Rookie Thomas Rawls has played well in Lynch's absence, averaging 5.6 YPC on 58 attempts. Carroll indicated that Rawls will still be a part of the offense even if Lynch returns. The Seahawks take on the undefeated Carolina Panthers at home on Sunday.

Saturday, October 10, 2015, 8:07pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

With running back depth a question going into Sunday's game against the Bengals, the Seattle Seahawks made a roster move today, signing Rod Smith off the practice squad and placing cornerback Tharold Simon (toe) on injured reserve.

Smith originally signed with the Seahawks as an undrafted free agent out of Ohio State in the spring.

Marshawn Lynch (hamstring) has been ruled out of Sunday's game. Fred Jackson (high ankle sprain) is questionable. The team will see how he looks pregame before determining whether Jackson can go. The Seahawks also have fullback Derrick Coleman as a potential option to carry the ball.

Fantasy Impact:

In all likelihood, it will be Thomas Rawls getting the bulk of the carries.

Friday, October 9, 2015, 6:11pm

Seahawks RB Fred Jackson (ankle, questionable) missed practice again Thursday and is questionable for Week 5. Jackson has a high-ankle sprain and may only play in an emergency.

Friday, October 9, 2015, 6:11pm

Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch (hamstring, out) returned to limited practice reps Thursday after missing Wednesday practice and is out for Week 5. Thomas Rawls will draw another start. Fred Jackson is listed as questionable with a high-ankle sprain, but may only play in an emergency capacity. Consider Rawls a low-end RB2 — he’s a volume play.

Friday, October 9, 2015, 6:11pm

Seahawks WR Ricardo Lockette (shortness of breath, probable) took full practice reps again Thursday and is probable for Week 5.

Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch ruled OUT for Week 5

Friday, October 9, 2015, 4:35pm

Field Yates, Twitter - [Full Article]

Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch is OUT for Week 5 vs. the Bengals.

Fantasy Impact:

Thomas Rawls will draw another start. Fred Jackson is listed as questionable with a high-ankle sprain, but may only play in an emergency capacity.

Thursday, October 8, 2015, 6:11pm

Seahawks RB Fred Jackson (ankle) did not practice Wednesday. Thomas Rawls could see a big workload if Marshawn Lynch can’t play this week.

Thursday, October 8, 2015, 6:11pm

Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday. It doesn’t sound like Lynch is a sure bet to play in Week 5, though HC Pete Carroll said they should know by the “end of the week.” If he’s out Thomas Rawls would serve as a three-down back with Fred Jackson also ailing.

Thursday, October 8, 2015, 6:11pm

Seahawks WR Ricardo Lockette (shortness of breath) practiced fully Wednesday.

No damage to Eric Ebron's knee

Tuesday, October 6, 2015, 3:22pm

CBS Sports - [Full Article]

After being selected with the No. 10 pick in the 2014 draft, Eric Ebron did not exactly impress during his rookie season. He finished the year with only 25 catches for 248 yards and one touchdown.

He was off to a much better start in 2015, though, at least until he got hurt on Monday Night Football against the Seahawks. Ebron left the game in the second quarter with a knee injury and did not return. According to ESPN's Adam Caplan, Ebron escaped without any significant damage to the knee, but his status for next week's game against the Cardinals is up in the air.

Fantasy Impact:

It's a blow for Ebron and the Lions both, as he'd carved out a nice role in the offense through the first three weeks of this season. He caught 14 passes for 157 yards and two scores on 20 targets in Weeks 1-3 and had played 86 percent of Detroit's snaps, compared to only 50.6 percent last season. Losing Ebron deprives Matthew Stafford of a valuable weapon over the middle and in the red zone, and being that they're 0-4, the Lions definitly need him to get back on the field soon, the story pointed out.

Fred Jackson has sprained ankle

Tuesday, October 6, 2015, 10:51am

Yahoo - [Full Article]

Running back Fred Jackson and cornerback Marcus Burley were both forced from Monday's game against the Detroit Lions due to injury.

Jackson suffered a sprained ankle when a Detroit defender landed on the back of his right leg. X-rays were negative, but Jackson will undergo an MRI exam on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact:

The Seahawks are hopeful to get Marshawn Lynch back for Week 5, saying he was close in Week 4. Thomas Rawls should also be available if Jackson can't go but isn't much of a pass-catching option.

Seattle hopeful to have Marshawn Lynch Week 5

Tuesday, October 6, 2015, 10:49am

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

The Seahawks played without running back Marshawn Lynch on Monday night because of a hamstring injury that the team hopes will not linger into Week Five.

Lynch was ruled out of the game on Sunday after initially being listed as questionable to play against the Lions, but Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said that Lynch still went through a pregame workout on Monday night. Carroll said that workout went well and left the team hopeful they’ll have Lynch back for their game against the 4-0 Bengals.

“He wasn’t quite right,” Carroll said, via the team’s website. “His best day was today. He ran pretty well in pregame, but they did not think he could sustain through the game and come out healthy again the next week. So we’re hoping that by using patience here, that he’ll be ready to go this next week.”

Fantasy Impact:

If Lynch can’t play, the Seahawks may need to make a roster move before facing Cincinnati. Fred Jackson sprained his ankle during Monday’s 13-10 win, leaving Thomas Rawls as the only healthy running back on the active roster. Seattle has Rod Smith on the practice squad if they do need to bolster the group this week.

As expected, Marshawn Lynch OUT for MNF

Monday, October 5, 2015, 7:10pm

Seahawks Inactives
Demarcus Dobbs DE
Marshawn Lynch RB
Brandon Mebane DT
Kevin Pierre-Louis LB
Tharold Simon CB
Kristjan Sokoli G
Steven Terrell FS

Fantasy Impact:

This was actually reported on Sunday, which means Thomas Rawls should see another big workload. Expect Fred Jackson to be involved too as long as the game stays close.

Marshawn Lynch ruled OUT for MNF

Sunday, October 4, 2015, 7:11pm

Yahoo - [Full Article]

The Seattle Seahawks have downgraded running back Marshawn Lynch and defensive tackle Brandon Mebane to out for Monday night's game against the Detroit Lions.

Seattle announced the changes in status following the team's walkthrough practice on Sunday. Lynch and Mebane had both been listed as questionable after Saturday's final practice.

Lynch injured his hamstring late in the first half of Seattle's 26-0 win over Chicago last Sunday. Lynch was hurt catching a fourth-down pass just before halftime.

Seattle coach Pete Carroll said Lynch had an MRI on the injury earlier this week and the scan showed some ''findings'' but did not elaborate. It will be just the second game Lynch has missed since joining the Seahawks in 2010 and the first since the 2011 season.

Fantasy Impact:

Rookie Thomas Rawls, who rushed for 104 yards last week in Lynch's absence, will likely get the start against the Lions. We might be able to expect more Fred Jackson in this contest as well.

Marshawn Lynch game-time call; MRI reveals 'some findings'

Saturday, October 3, 2015, 8:49pm

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

Officially, Marshawn Lynch is questionable for Monday night’s game against the Lions with a hamstring injury. Unofficially, he’s 40-60 to play. As a practical matter, Lynch’s availability will be determined not long before kickoff.

“We won’t know all the way until game time,” coach Pete Carroll told reporters on Saturday.

Lynch hasn’t practiced this week, but Carroll seemed to suggest that this wouldn’t keep Lynch from playing.

“We would go with him if he can make it, if he can pop out of it, then we would go with him,” Carroll said. “Just based on that he’s had other weeks when he wasn’t able to practice and played very well. But we’ll have to wait and see.”

Fantasy Impact:

A different ESPN article said Carroll indicated Saturday that the MRI on Lynch's hamstring did not come back completely clean and reiterated that the running back will be a game-time decision. Carroll also suggested that Lynch had been dealing with a different hamstring injury prior to the Week 3 game against the Chicago Bears.

"He had [an MRI] last week, and nothing showed up," Carroll said. "And then after the game, he aggravated his hamstring in a different area than anything that he had felt the week before. It happened on that play where he caught the ball on fourth down and he got a little something. So we checked it out, and there were some findings. So he's working hard on trying to get it back."

Lynch is risky to say the least. Lynch and Thomas Rawls owners are probably the best off heading into this Monday night matchup. But even last week Lynch suited up only to leave the game by halftime. We could be heading down a similar road here.

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