Robert Turbin, RB Seattle Seahawks

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Robert Turbin has 'significant ankle sprain'

Tuesday, September 1, 2015, 8:51pm

Seattle Post-Intelligencer - [Full Article]

The reasoning behind the Seattle Seahawks’ decision to bring in former Buffalo Bills running back Fred Jackson for a visit seemingly became clearer on Tuesday after head coach Pete Carroll revealed Robert Turbin suffered a serious ankle injury in the Hawks’ preseason matchup at San Diego on Saturday.

Speaking with reporters after Seattle’s practice in anticipation of their preseason finale Thursday, Carroll hinted that Turbin’s injury may keep him out of action for a while.

“Robert’s got a sprained ankle,” Carroll said. “It’s a significant ankle sprain. We have to see what that means. He feels pretty good about it, but it definitely showed up on the MRI and all that.”

The fourth-year pro carried five times for 19 yards against the Chargers, last touching the ball on a 6-yard loss from the San Diego 9-yard line following a 29-yard run from Christine Michael.

Fantasy Impact:

Carroll said that Turbin got “whacked” and “rolled up on,” and that there was timetable for Turbin’s return. Carroll also said that the injury wasn’t the only reason they decided to bring in Jackson for a visit after he was released by the Bills on Monday. But now it at least makes a lot more sense.

Scouting Report

Fantasy Upside
When you have Marshawn Lynch on your team, it's hard to get noticed as a running back. The Seahawks like Robert Turbin as the backup, so he has the confidence of the team if something happens to Lynch.

Fantasy Downside
Turbin has never carried the ball more than 80 times in a season and still doesn't have a rushing touchdown as he enters his fourth season. You need the ball to be productive and nobody in Seattle really carries the ball enough to be productive outside of Lynch.

Bottom Line
There isn't much value for Turbin unless something happens to Lynch. So if you have a big roster and you draft Lynch, Turbin would make a good handcuff. Otherwise, he just won't get enough touches to be relevant in standard fantasy leaguesuntil we see Lynch's decline.

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%
1GB627004.500000-18/7026%
2SD27003.502351217.5012/4030%
3DEN21000.5014014.0014/7818%
4BYE------------
5WAS519003.800000-14/6721%
6DAL210005.000000-3/496%
7STL27003.50324048.0030/7142%
8CAR210005.003320310.6714/6123%
9OAK535007.001140214.0021/8126%
10NYG632015.330000-14/6422%
11KC411002.750000-10/7314%
12ARI412003.0023031.5015/5826%
13SF48002.002471223.5014/6522%
14PHI47001.751140214.0017/8620%
15SF533006.600000-14/6522%
16ARI1038003.800000-25/6737%
17STL1153004.821130113.0025/6240%
Totals74310014.191618622011.63260/105725%

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