- A year off may have been the best medicine for Lynch’s mind and body.
- Lynch is motivated to play hard for his city of Oakland.
- He is inserted into a productive offense that will be in the red zone often.
- Sitting out for a year and returning to the NFL to produce is largely unprecedented.
- Old injuries flaring up is still a concern.
- Lynch will cede some carries to backups Jalen Richard, DeAndre Washington, and Elijah Hood.
BEAST MODE COMES BACK
In April of this year, fantasy owners perked up when they heard the first rumblings that Marshawn Lynch might make his return to the NFL. Largely hampered by injury in 2015, Marshawn literally hung up his cleats and took a year off of football to travel, do charity work, open a new store, and promote his alma mater. Just over a year later, Lynch decided he would like to return to the NFL. This time, he wanted to play for his hometown Raiders, so Seattle and Oakland executed a trade to give Lynch his wish.