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RB Marshawn Lynch - Oakland Raiders

5-10, 223Born: 4-22-1986College: CaliforniaDrafted: Round 1, pick 12

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From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Sep 18): Lynch's numbers weren't impressive in Week 2, but he is clearly in a great offense and against opponents that don't roll over early like the Jets did, bigger days are coming. He's a strong RB2 going forward.

Week 3: at Washington Redskins

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Recent Stats and Projections

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1 at TEN 32 18 76 0 2 1 16 0 0 9.2
2 vs NYJ 23 12 45 1 2 1 4 0 0 10.9
3 at WAS PROJ-Dodds * 16 * * 1 * * * *
3 at WAS PROJ-Tremblay * 14 * * 2 * * * *
3 at WAS PROJ-Bloom * 17 * * 1 * * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2017 Week 2 vs NYJ (12 / 45 / 1 rush, 2 / 1 / 4 / 0 rec)

Lynch again played well but didn't have the big fantasy day many expected in his home debut. He handled just 13 of the Raiders 33 touches at running back. The low usage was in part due to the Raiders jumping out to a huge lead. But it is becoming clearer that the Raiders want to limit Lynch's touches to try to get him through the season healthy. Lynch's backups, Jalen Richard and DeAndre Washington have played well and Cordarrelle Patterson is also seeing time in the backfield. While Lynch should lead the backfield in touches and handle most of the goal line work, this looks like even more of a committee than expected. Lynch's best run of the day came midway through the first quarter on a 3rd-and-1. He burst through the center of the line and powered through first contact for a gain of 13 yards. Lynch's short touchdown came after a muffed punt set the Raiders up with first-and-goal from the Jets four-yard line late in the first half. Lynch was stuffed for no gain on first down. The Raiders went back to him the next play and Lynch had one of the more impressive two-yard runs you'll see. He should have been dropped for a three-yard loss but ran through three Jets tacklers to bounce it outside and pick up a couple yards. The Raiders rewarded him with a third-straight attempt that Lynch cashed in for his first Oakland touchdown. Lynch ran a draw from a shotgun formation and ran through a big hole up the middle. Lynch touched the ball just twice in the second half.

2017 Week 1 vs TEN (18 / 76 / 0 rush, 2 / 1 / 16 / 0 rec)

Lynch looked fantastic in his Raiders debut. The explosiveness, power and quick feet that made him special in his prime were all present. Lynch took his first regular-season carry for Oakland 14 yards straight up the middle. Late in the first quarter, he showed definitively that he can still go into beast mode. On a 4th-and-1 carry inside the 5-yard line, he should have been stuffed for a loss. But he side-stepped the first tackler and then somehow powered forward for two extra yards when a second defender had him dead to rights in the backfield. One of the biggest differences between the 2017 Raiders and the 2016 team is having a back with the ability to make a play entirely on his own in short yardage. For some reason, the Raiders didn't reward Lynch for the effort and threw the ball unsuccessfully three straight times from the 2-yard line before settling for a field goal. Lynch made things happen when he was able to touch the ball with some space to run. He took a screen pass for 16 yards down the right sideline, patiently setting up his blocks and then finishing the run strong for a couple extra yards. He lined up as a wide receiver on the next play and was open, but Carr airmailed the pass after the quick snap. Lynch ran hard in the second half and helped the Raiders bleed the clock and hang on for the win.

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Latest News

Raiders | Marshawn Lynch finds the end zone (Sun Sep 17, 10:14 PM) - Oakland Raiders RB Marshawn Lynch finished with 12 carries for 45 yards and a touchdown and one catch for four yards in a 45-20 win over the New York Jets in Week 2.

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Raiders | Marshawn Lynch fined (Sat Sep 16, 10:16 AM) - Oakland Raiders RB Marshawn Lynch was fined $12,000 by the National Football League for making an obscene gesture during Week 1's game against the Tennessee Titans, according to a league source. Following one of his carries in the fourth quarter, Lynch put up both of his middle fingers.

Our View: That's so Marshawn. It might not be the last fine he gets this year for an obscene gesture.
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Raiders | Marshawn Lynch finishes for 76 yards (Sun Sep 10, 05:03 PM) - Oakland Raiders RB Marshawn Lynch rushed for 76 yards on 18 carries against the Tennessee Titans in Week 1. He also caught one pass for 16 yards in the game.

Our View: Lynch looked like his old self, often requiring multiple Titans to be stopped. His weekly upside will depend on touchdowns, but the Raiders offense is in good shape, so Lynch should be a strong play against the Jets next week.
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Raiders | Marshawn Lynch to be eased in Week 1? (Fri Sep 8, 01:14 PM) - Oakland Raiders RB Marshawn Lynch should see the bulk of carries in Week 1 against the Tennessee Titans, but head coach Jack Del Rio admitted recently he doesn't know what to expect from his starting running back right away.

Our View: Lynch looked like his old self in the preseason, albeit in very limited duty. The Raiders offensive line should help his cause. He's a solid RB2 play this week.
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Schedule

3@ Washington Redskins
4@ Denver Broncos
5vs Baltimore Ravens
6vs Los Angeles Chargers
7vs Kansas City Chiefs
8@ Buffalo Bills
9@ Miami Dolphins
10--- BYE WEEK ---
11vs New England Patriots
12vs Denver Broncos
13vs New York Giants
14@ Kansas City Chiefs
15vs Dallas Cowboys
16@ Philadelphia Eagles
17@ Los Angeles Chargers