Marshawn Lynch, RB Seattle Seahawks

Notes: Drama has followed Lynch around this offseason. There have been reports that he’s not happy with his contract and that he may retire. The team also implied it was ready to play RBBC given how well Christine Michael played at OTAs, but later backtracked. Lynch could also face suspension from the league after pleading guilty to reckless driving (which started as a DUI arrest two years ago). Still, he has three straight top 5 finishes under his belt, so if the offseason drama passes, he should once again be a rock-solid pick in the late 1st round.
SEA Depth Chart
2014 Strength of Schedule - SEA
W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17
27
GB
11
@SD
15
DEN
BYE29
@WAS
32
DAL
28
@STL
3
@CAR
30
OAK
9
NYG
26
@KC
1
ARI
12
@SF
10
@PHI
12
SF
1
@ARI
28
STL

Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.

2014 Game Stats
WeekOppRuAttRuYdsRuTDFumYPRRecRecYdsRecTDTgtsYPCSnaps%
1GB20110205.501140114.0045/7064%
2SD636006.00427146.7524/4060%
Totals26146205.62541158.2069/11063%

Most Recent News

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.

Scouting Report

Week 2: Lynch vs Chargers
For people who thought Marshawn Lynch would be anything less than a 'Beast', they just had to look at Week 1. Lynch's carries weren't cut back (20), and he reached the end zone twice which means he is still the man in the red zone. More important, the Seahawks love running in between the tackles and that is where Lynch excels.

The Chargers run defense is average, but they are expected to target Lynch as the key to stopping the Seahawks so expect some tough yards early for Lynch. Nonetheless, Lynch is one of the top 5 backs for Week 2 after being the top back in Week 1. Start Lynch in all leagues and all formats.

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