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Monday, February 8, 2016, 1:05pm
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
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.
Posted by Chris Kucharski
Friday, January 15, 2016 - 1:13pm
Week 19 vs Panthers
Marshawn Lynch missed last week's game but says 'I am good to go' for the Divisional Playoffs. Lynch should get the bulk of the carries if he is active. He has not had a carry since November 15th so there could be some rust, but Lynch is a veteran and should be serviceable.
Carolina ranks 10th in aFPA to running backs. Lynch has 17 carries for 54 yards and a touchdown in the earlier meeting this season. He will be one of the higher ranked backs this weekend in a weak pool although the health issue should also be in the back of your mind.
2015 Strength of Schedule - SEA
Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.
2015 Game Stats