Marshawn Lynch, RB Seattle Seahawks

Rankings

Notes: Lynch has finished in the top 6 in four straight seasons in both standard and PPR formats. With 2,272 career touches and a punishing running style, injuries are a concern. But even with all the back issues he’s had, he hasn't missed a game in the last three seasons.
SEA Depth Chart
2015 Strength of Schedule - SEA
W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17
5
@STL
17
@GB
23
CHI
11
DET
29
@CIN
14
CAR
15
@SF
20
@DAL
BYE1
ARI
15
SF
10
PIT
27
@MIN
12
@BAL
24
CLE
5
STL
1
@ARI

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%
3DEN2688103.383401513.3357/7873%
4BYE------------
5WAS1772004.24545169.0044/6766%
6DAL1061006.1011021.0034/4969%
7STL1853002.94218029.0053/7175%
8CAR1462004.4312042.0040/6166%
9OAK2167203.195760515.2058/8172%
10NYG21140406.671230123.0043/6467%
11KC24124005.1711031.0054/7374%
12ARI1539002.603430414.3342/5872%
13SF20104005.2017017.0045/6569%
14PHI2386013.74527155.4059/8669%
15SF2191104.3317027.0048/6574%
16ARI101132011.300000-24/6736%
17STL1460114.293360312.0034/6255%
Totals28013061324.66373674489.92704/105767%

Most Recent News

Eddie Lacy expected to get 'heavy' workload

Sunday, June 28, 2015, 9:47am

Packers.com - [Full Article]

RB Eddie Lacy was asked to do a lot more for the Packers in 2014 than he was as a rookie, and he delivered.

He stayed on the field on third downs as a pass protector and receiving outlet for quarterback Aaron Rodgers. He was solid in blitz pickup, and he boosted his pass-catching numbers considerably, from 257 yards and no touchdowns in 2013 to 427 yards and four scores last year.

All the while, he improved his per-carry rushing average a full half yard, from 4.1 to 4.6, without missing a single game and never touching the ball fewer than a dozen times per contest.

It’s a heavy workload that isn’t likely to diminish in the upcoming season, but the third-year running back is fine with his extensive every-down responsibilities.

“I don’t feel I have too much on my plate,” Lacy said last week as the offseason program wrapped up. “I really think it’s the perfect amount. You can see the chemistry between me and the offensive line, and me and the quarterback. We’re just all on the same page and we’re rolling.”

Fantasy Impact:

Lacy will certainly be a major factor again this season, and the coaching staff has emphasized it wants to get clicking from the get-go this year, the story said. That's something Lacy didn't do last season, thanks in part to a tough, early schedule. But we preached to stay patient with Lacy as his schedule eased. It paid off as he finished in the top-eight in both PPR and standard formats. This year Lacy is ranked third among our running backs heading into drafts, but with an ADP of 1.3, he's actually going before Adrian Peterson and Marshawn Lynch, who we have ahead of him here in late June.

Scouting Report

Week 20: Lynch vs Packers

Marshawn Lynch only had 14 carries and 3 receptions last week which is lower than his owners would expect. He really didn't have much fantasy impact as the Seahawks got great numbers from Russell Wilson and Jermaine Kearse. But don't let that discourage you.

The Packers are 13th in aFPA to running backs which means Lynch should have some success. It will be interesting to see how the Seahawks use him after last week, but we expect the 17 touches to be a minimum this Sunday. Start Lynch if you can. He is still the best running back play for Week 20.

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