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Player Faceoff: RB Marshawn Lynch, Oakland

Two staffers go head-to-head and discuss Marshawn Lynch

The staff members at Footballguys are full of opinions. In a Faceoff, we allow two members to voice their opinions on a specific player. One picked the high side, and the other took the low side.

High Side: Matt Waldman

Lynch will be one of the most polarizing players in 2017 fantasy drafts because there are multiple questions surrounding his return that can easily be deal breakers for fantasy owners, including age, injury, workload, and conditioning. However, if all of these questions are answered, Lynch could be a league-winning pick as an early-round target because of his skill, the Oakland offensive line, and the quality of the Raiders’ surrounding talent. I believe most of these questions can be put to rest, and the one that isn’t can be managed sufficiently enough that it won’t be a deal breaker. Let’s eliminate the conditioning questions immediately. There are images of Lynch in camp and a soccer game where he appears overweight. Lynch is known to wear layers that make him appear heavier than he really is. Here are videos of Lynch working out in April of this year and working out on the beach in boots (to increase resistance) in late June.


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