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RB Marshawn Lynch - Seattle Seahawks

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

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From the upgrade/downgrade report (Tue Oct 6): Lynch's multiple injuries and need to miss time on a long week of rest is bad enough, but the Seattle offensive line isn't doing any running back any favors so far this year. It's too late to sell Lynch high, so hold and hope for this to all be a bad dream we wake up from in Cincinnati next week.

Week 5: at Cincinnati Bengals

All RB vs CIN

Detailed matchup analysis coming soon.

Recent Stats and Projections

1 at STL 67 18 73 0 7 5 31 0 0 10.4
2 at GB 45 15 41 0 6 3 21 0 0 6.2
3 vs CHI 11 5 14 0 1 1 9 0 0 2.3
5 at CIN PROJ-Tremblay * 5 * * 1 * * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2015 Week 3 vs CHI (5 / 14 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 9 / 0 rec)

Starting running back Marshawn Lynch was questionable entering this game with a calf injury and would later leave with an apparent hamstring injury that is not believed to be serious. Lynch had only 5 carries for 14 yards on the ground and added one catch for 9 yards on a key 4th down play for the Seahawks. Coach Pete Carroll said Lynch was having a hard time getting loose before the game but tried to play. His health will be something to keep an eye on before next weeks Monday night game against the Lions.

2015 Week 2 vs GB (15 / 41 / 0 rush, 6 / 3 / 21 / 0 rec)

Though handling all the carries, running back Marshawn Lynch was held in check Sunday night by the Packers, boasting just 2.7 yards per carry and 3 receptions for 21 yards. He was unable to find much running room all night as he attempted to cut back at the line of scrimmage multiple times, where the defenders did a nice job not to over pursue along the back side. Lynch and the Seahawks continue to struggle in short yardage situations but do use Lynch to set up plays in the passing game off of play action regularly. Lynch's longest run of the day was for just 11 yards and he wasn't given much from his offensive line outside of short chunks of yardage just past the line of scrimmage. He was given carries in the red zone but ultimately lost a reception touchdown to Fred Jackson as he came in the game in relief. Not surprisingly Lynch does seem to get better as the game goes on, softening up the defense until in the 4th quarter tackling him seems to get harder and harder for opposing defenses. He was active in the read option but almost loses a fumble in the 4th quarter off of a high handoff from Russell Wilson where the play is negated by an offside's penalty.

2015 Week 1 vs STL (18 / 73 / 0 rush, 7 / 5 / 31 / 0 rec)

Lynch's first short yardage play came on the first series where he not only picked up the first down, he carried about 4 ram defenders an extra 5 yards with them on his back for a 10-yard gain. Lynch achieved just over 100 total yards off of 23 touches and his longest run of the game was for 24 yards. He was bottled up at line of scrimmage multiple times for either a loss or no gain. He took a good amount of his touches from the shotgun and finished the game with 5 receptions for 31 yards. He does a good job with his short yardage carries all game to keep some drives alive for the Seahawks. His first carry of 2nd quarter, Lynch finds nothing right and comes back across the field for a 5-yard gain that would have ended in a loss of yardage. On a 3rd and 1 play Lynch finally finds some room for a nice 13-yard gain. Completes two-point conversion off Jimmy Graham touchdown in the third quarter. In overtime Lynch makes a great catch when quarterback Russell Wilson was trying to avoid pressure yet a gain. He took this catch 19 yards up field for a first time. In a crucial 4th and 1 situation, Pete Carroll decides to put the game in Lynch's hands and go for it. The game ends as Lynch is stuffed for a 1-yard loss.


Latest News

Seahawks | Marshawn Lynch on track for Week 5 (Mon Oct 5, 07:27 PM) - Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch (hamstring) was able to run during pregame warmups Monday, Oct. 5, and appears to have a good chance to play in the Week 5 game against the Cincinnati Bengals.

Our View: Good news for the Seahawks here. Rookie Thomas Rawls will be filling in for Lynch on Monday night against the Lions.
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Seahawks | Seattle's Week 4 Inactives (Mon Oct 5, 07:17 PM) - The Seattle Seahawks have declared DL Brandon Mebane, DL Demarcus Dobbs, LB Kevin Pierre-Louis, DE Kristjan Sokoli, RB Marshawn Lynch, FS Steven Terrell, CB Tharold Simon inactive for Week 4.

Seahawks | Marshawn Lynch out for Week 4 (Sun Oct 4, 04:19 PM) - Updating previous reports, Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch (hamstring) has been declared out for Week 4's game against the Detroit Lions, following the team's walkthrough Sunday, Oct. 4.

Our View: Thomas Rawls becomes a solid RB2 and Fred Jackson a flex play on this news. Lynch is no sure thing for Week 5 at Cincinnati either.
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Seahawks | Marshawn Lynch listed as questionable (Sat Oct 3, 09:50 PM) - Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Week 4 against the Detroit Lions.

Our View: Lynch is reportedly on the doubtful side of questionable. Rookie Thomas Rawls will get a lot of work Monday regardless of Lynch's status and might be the better play even if Lynch is active.
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Seahawks | Marshawn Lynch doesn't practice Saturday (Sat Oct 3, 09:25 PM) - Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch (hamstring) did not practice Saturday, Oct. 3.

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