RB Marshawn Lynch - Seattle Seahawks
|5-10, 223||Born: 4-22-1986||College: California||Drafted: Round 1, pick 12|
He is listed as probable on this week's official injury report.
News you need to know
General News (Fri Dec 19): practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this week.
Week 16: at Arizona Cardinals
Mark and Joe say: Tough matchup. Marshawn Lynch had tough sledding the last time he saw the Cardinals, with 15/39/0 on the ground (his fantasy owners were helped out by 3/43/0 receiving in the other phase of the game). All told, the Seahawks managed 29/124/0 thanks to an assist of 10/73/0 rushing from Russell Wilson, but there is no denying that Arizona contained Lynch four weeks ago. Since then, Lynch has posted 21/91/1 rushing with 1/7/0 receiving vs. San Francisco last week, and 23/86/0 rushing with 5/27/1 receiving at Philadelphia during week 14. Overall, Lynch has scored 14 TDs this season (with multiple rushing scores in three different contests)- he's the fourth-best fantasy running back this year (PPR scoring) with 256/1,133/10 rushing and 34/331/4 receiving to date. The Cardinals' rush D is ranked sixth in the NFL averaging 90.4 yards allowed per game, with six rushing scores handed out over 14 contests. St. Louis was held to 20/69/0 rushing last week; K.C. had 17/126/1 to their credit two weeks back in Arizona. This is a tough matchup for Lynch and company.
Recent Stats and Projections
Recent Game Summaries
2014 Week 13 vs SF (20 / 104 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 7 / 0 rec)
Lynch ran the ball up the gut often, making steady gains, but looked very ordinary in the first half and seemed to be getting rested more than usual. Near the end of the half, Lynch seemed to get going and he carried that into his second half play. His big play of 33 yards came when he managed to beat LB Chris Borland one-on-one and got free to the outside. Lynch got stronger as the game wore on. He had one attempt at a goal line carry but was stuffed by the tough 49ers defense.
2014 Week 14 vs PHI (23 / 86 / 0 rush, 5 / 5 / 27 / 1 rec)
The Seahawks' starter began the game with a 21-yard run on a 3rd and 15 during the opening series. Seattle then rested Lynch during the second series and in the succeeding drives, Lynch was held to short gains despite the fact that he ran hard and frequently broke the initial tackle. He scored on a throwback to the left flat where he leaked to the area after a play fake that sent Russell Wilson rolling right before throwing the ball back to the runner for an easy score. By the late fourth quarter, the Eagles defense tired of hitting Lynch play after play and the starter routinely dragged defenders for strong gains by game's end. The only negative was a mid-fourth quarter fumble, his first in quite a while. However, defensive back Tharold Simon picked off Mark Sanchez in the next series and Lynch took over until the Eagles were in position for Seattle to allow Christine Michael to run the clock out.
2014 Week 15 vs SF (21 / 91 / 1 rush, 2 / 1 / 7 / 0 rec)
Lynch had no big runs in this game, nor did he really get on track until the second half. And yet, he showed power and consistency when given his chances. His TD run almost looked too easy, as he was converting a short yardage play inside the ten, and after first contact was able to somehow break free and get into the end zone more or less untouched. Most impressive was the effort he put into each run while preserving the lead. Lynch just never quit. On one play, he looked like he was going to be tackled for a loss, but instead he managed to elude two defenders and ended up with a 7 yard gain.
Latest NewsSeahawks | Marshawn Lynch has upset stomach (Sun Dec 21, 08:36 PM) - Updating a previous report, Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch (illness) did not start the Week 16 game against the Arizona Cardinals due to an upset stomach. Seahawks | Marshawn Lynch does not start (Sun Dec 21, 08:34 PM) - Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch (back) did not start the Week 16 game against the Arizona Cardinals. Seahawks | Marshawn Lynch listed as probable (Fri Dec 19, 06:17 PM) - Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch (back) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 19, and is listed as probable for Week 16. link to story Seahawks | Marshawn Lynch misses practice (Thu Dec 18, 10:05 PM) - Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch (back) did not practice Thursday, Dec. 18. link to story Seahawks | Marshawn Lynch rests his back (Wed Dec 17, 08:26 PM) - Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch (back) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 17. Our View: Lynch is a solid RB1 this week in a must-win against Arizona. We expect him to get a heavy workload.
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