RB Marshawn Lynch - Seattle Seahawks
|5-10, 223||Born: 4-22-1986||College: California||Drafted: Round 1, pick 12|
He is listed as questionable on this week's official injury report.
News you need to know
From Mark Wimer's Monday injury report (Mon Sep 28): Lynch came into the game on Sunday nursing a sore calf, but was active. However, he injured his hamstring during the game and was sidelined for the rest of the game. Right now Lynch has a lot of health issues impacting his availability. Stay tuned to Footballguys.com's Players in the News to see how much Lynch is able to practice this week (if he is able to practice at all). Head coach Pete Carroll said after Sunday's win over the Bears that Lynch's hamstring injury is 'nothing to be alarmed about.' Carroll explained that Lynch was absent from the first half of the first quarter of Sunday's game because he 'had a tough time getting loose.'
From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Sep 28): This could be a terrific buy low moment for Lynch, but it also could be the clear beginning of his decline. Even though his hamstring issue was minor, and he played despite a calf injury, adding those to his known back issue is making Lynch less trustworthy on a week-to-week basis. Let's see how he performs under the lights on Monday night against Detroit, but be ready to reset expectations.
General News (Sat Oct 3): did not practice on Saturday and is questionable to play this week. Lynch's (hamstring) MRI showed "findings," according to head coach Pete Carroll. Carroll didn't disclose what they were. Lynch will be a game-time decision Monday, Oct. 5, according to Carroll. Lynch has a 60-40 chance of not playing, according to a source.
General News (Fri Oct 2): did not practice on Friday.
General News (Wed Sep 30): (hamstring) is 50-50 to play in Week 4, according to a source.
General News (Tue Sep 29): left the Week 3 game against the Chicago Bears with a hamstring injury while still coming back from his calf issue. Lynch doesn't have a timetable for his return, but head coach Pete Carroll said Lynch's issue isn't expected to keep him out for an extended period of time. Lynch finished with just five carries for 14 yards and caught one pass for nine yards in the Week 3 game against the Chicago Bears after leaving early. He was questionable for the game with a calf injury and dealt with a hamstring injury during the game.
Week 4: vs Detroit Lions
Mark and Joe say: Good matchup. Lynch came into the game on Sunday nursing a sore calf, but was active. However, he injured his hamstring during the game and was sidelined for the rest of the game. Right now Lynch has a lot of health issues impacting his availability. Head coach Pete Carroll said after Sunday's win over the Bears that Lynch's hamstring injury is 'nothing to be alarmed about.' Carroll explained that Lynch was absent from the first half of the first quarter of Sunday's game because he 'had a tough time getting loose.' In any case, the anemic 5/14/0 rushing and 1/9/0 receiving that Lynch put up in the abbreviated appearance was a killing blow to many fantasy lineups last weekend. Thomas Rawls (16/104/0 rushing in relief of Lynch) showed why the Seahawks jettisoned Robert Turbin and Christine Michael earlier in the year - he's the clear backup to Lynch entering Week Four, with Fred Jackson (2/13/0 rushing with 2/9/0 receiving) a veteran mentor at this point of 2015. The Lions' rush D is ranked 20th in the NFL after three games, averaging 112.0 yards rushing, with five rushing scores handed out to date (that's tied for second-most in the NFL). Last week, Denver could only muster 19/41/1 rushing, but two weeks ago Minnesota punished Detroit with 42/199/2 rushing as a team. This looks like a good matchup for Lynch/Rawls on Monday Night Football - keep an eye on Footballguys.com's Players in the News to see if Lynch is able to practice fully later in the week.
Recent Stats and Projections
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 NewsSeahawks | 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.
link to story 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. link to story Seahawks | Marshawn Lynch had MRI (Sat Oct 3, 05:52 PM) - Updating an earlier report, Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch's (hamstring) MRI showed 'findings', according to head coach Pete Carroll. Carroll didn't disclose what they were. Our View: Fantasy owners need to go to other options. The Seahawks play on Monday night against the Lions, so unless you can add Thomas Rawls then find another RB for your fantasy team.
link to story Seahawks | Marshawn Lynch a game-time decision (Sat Oct 3, 05:08 PM) - Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch (hamstring) will be a game-time decision Monday, Oct. 5, according to head coach Pete Carroll. Our View: Thomas Rawls to the courtesy phone please. We saw the undrafted rookie rush for over 100 yards last week, and he could be the answer for the Seahawks again this week...but this time on Monday night against the Lions.
link to story Seahawks | Marshawn Lynch may not play (Sat Oct 3, 01:56 PM) - Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch (hamstring) has a 60-40 chance of not playing Monday, Oct. 5, against the Detroit Lions, according to a source. link to story More News
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