RB Marshawn Lynch - Seattle Seahawks
|5-10, 223||Born: 4-22-1986||College: California||Drafted: Round 1, pick 12|
News you need to know
From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Oct 27): Lynch will be returning to Seattle to get some home cooking against the Raiders this week. Everything is going to be fine despite another down week at Carolina.
General News (Tue Oct 28): does not have a rift between himself and the team, according to head coach Pete Carroll. A report Sunday, Oct. 26, said that the Seahawks had grown tired of Lynch's ways. "At this point, I don't think it behooves us to try to respond to all these kinds of things," Carroll said. "Our players have told you how they feel about it, and we're in a really good place right now. It's just not worth it, but there's nothing to that." Lynch has 111 carries for 482 yards this season.
Week 9: vs Oakland Raiders
Mark and Joe say: Good matchup. Marshawn Lynch handled 14/62/0 rushing and 1/2/0 receiving at Carolina in a low-scoring affair last week, after posting a sub-par 18/53/0 rushing with 2/18/0 receiving during the upset loss at St. Louis two weeks ago. The 'Beast Mode' is in a lull right now, friends. Robert Turbin (2/10/0 rushing and 3/32/0 receiving last week) and Christine Michael (4/12/0 rushing) are getting some opportunities to play of late as Lynch has apparently angered some in the Seattle front office (he's rumored to be on the way out the door for 2015). The Raiders' rush D is awful, ranking 26th in the NFL averaging 130.1 yards allowed per game, with seven rushing scores given out to date. Last week, they coughed up just 25/39/1 to Cleveland, but Arizona had 37/123/1 rushing at Oakland two weeks ago. This is a suspect defensive front. Advantage, Seattle.
Recent Stats and Projections
Recent Game Summaries
2014 Week 6 vs DAL (10 / 61 / 0 rush, 2 / 1 / 1 / 0 rec)
Lynch had basically no chances in the first half (2-8, plus a screen pass that was stopped short), largely because the Seahawks barely saw the ball. Later, he made an impact with a big 32 yard gain, breaking a couple of tackles along the way. Beyond that, Lynch looked decent but was kept in check by a surprisingly good defense. He had one target in the passing game, a screen pass that was nipped in the bud as soon as he caught the ball.
2014 Week 7 vs STL (18 / 53 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 18 / 0 rec)
Lynch could have had a much better line, but had a touchdown called back, as well as an 18 yard gain. In the first half, he got stuffed a little too often, but came out in the second like a man on a mission and ran with incredible power. The Rams got off to an early lead, so that limited Lynch's role for some of the game but he was still leaned on pretty heavily under the circumstances. As long as the Seahawks can regain their form (and there is no reason why they shouldn't) then Lynch is all set to become an even larger part of the game plan going forward.
2014 Week 8 vs CAR (14 / 62 / 0 rush, 4 / 1 / 2 / 0 rec)
Lynch was unspectacular but effective when called upon. Summing up his day were his first two plays from scrimmage: he was stuffed for negative yardage on an off tackle, then gained six yards on the next play. It was that kind of day. He could have contributed with a TD catch, but he couldn't handle Wilson's hard throw at the goal line. Instead, the ball bounced off his hands and turned into an interception. The game flow was against him for the most part - many 3-and-outs in the early going meant that he couldn't establish any rhythm at all. And now that Christine Michael is taking a few carries per game (along with Turbin, who also gets a few), it's possible that Lynch's role could continue hover around the 15 carry mark. Make no mistake, Lynch is the lead back here, by a longshot. But the Seahawks like to spread things out, and they also like to keep Lynch fresh, so it remains possible that what we've seen the past few games is what we'll get in most games going forward. The silver lining in all this? In the second half, the Seahawks began to feed the ball to Lynch, and for a moment he reminded us of just how he can take over a game when given the chance. He powered forward for 4-7 yards on each carry, with one big gain sprinkled in. If he can do that all day (and there's nothing to show he's not capable; but will the Seahawks lean on him more?) then his fantasy value will be more in line with where he was drafted.
Latest NewsSeahawks | Marshawn Lynch returns to practice (Thu Oct 30, 08:32 PM) - Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch (non-injury related) returned to practice Thursday, Oct. 30, after receiving a routine day off Wednesday. Our View: Expect Lynch to finish as a strong RB1 play for fantasy owners in Week 9.
link to story Seahawks | No rift between 'Hawks, Marshawn Lynch (Tue Oct 28, 04:55 PM) - Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch does not have a rift between himself and the team, according to head coach Pete Carroll. A report Sunday, Oct. 26, said that the Seahawks had grown tired of Lynch's ways. 'At this point, I don't think it behooves us to try to respond to all these kinds of things,' Carroll said. 'Our players have told you how they feel about it, and we're in a really good place right now. It's just not worth it, but there's nothing to that.' Lynch has 111 carries for 482 yards this season. Our View: The team could move on from Lynch in the offseason, but that was largely expected even before this drama. The Seahawks need to get back on track in defense of their championship. If the playoffs started today, Seattle would be out of the picture.
link to story Seahawks | Marshawn Lynch not expected back in '15 (Sun Oct 26, 10:23 AM) - Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch's antics have grown tired for the Seahawks, and he's not expected to return in 2015. Our View: Chances are Lynch is not a Seahawk next year, but the reasons are more financial than off the field "antics". Robert Turbin and Christine Michael have a lot of upside for 2015.
link to story Seahawks | Marshawn Lynch probable (Fri Oct 24, 06:32 PM) - Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch (non-injury) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 24, and is probable for Week 8. link to story Seahawks | Marshawn Lynch returns to practice (Thu Oct 23, 08:37 PM) - Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch (non-injury related) returned to practice Thursday, Oct. 23, after being given the day off Wednesday. link to story More News
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