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RB Marshawn Lynch - Seattle Seahawks

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

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Marshawn Lynch had sports hernia surgery on November 25th. He is expected to return at some point this season, but this surgery typically carries a 4-6 week rehab, meaning that he might only be available for the playoffs.

He is listed as out on this week's official injury report.

News you need to know

From Mark Wimer's Monday injury report (Mon Nov 23): Lynch was inactive on Sunday due to his ongoing groin woes - reports indicate that he may be dealing with a sports hernia and may be heading for surgery which would put him out for an extended amount of time, if not the season. Stay tuned to's Players in the News for the latest on Lynch's status as the week goes along. Lynch will see groin specialist Dr. Robert Meyers to examine his abdominal injury on Monday.

General News (Fri Nov 27): is out for this week's game.

General News (Fri Nov 27): is out for this week's game.

General News (Wed Nov 25): is expected to miss four to five weeks after undergoing surgery for a sports hernia.

General News (Tue Nov 24): is not expected to play in the Week 12 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Week 12: vs Pittsburgh Steelers

All RB vs PIT

Mark and Joe say: Tough matchup. Marshawn Lynch needs a few weeks to get his sore groin healed, so Thomas Rawls will continue to blaze his trail across the NFL Thanksgiving weekend - Rawls has amassed 101/604/2 rushing and 6/54/1 receiving as a part-time starter this year. Last week he blasted San Francisco/Santa Clara for 30/209/1 rushing and 3/46/1 receiving, so he comes into this one hot. The Steelers are ranked fifth in the NFL averaging 93.0 yards rushing allowed per game, with just three rushing scores given out this year (second-least in the NFL). They have been averaging just 11 fantasy points allowed to opposing running backs per game over the past four weeks (three games) which is second-least in the NFL - last time out, Cleveland had 14/15/0 rushing to the 'credit' at Pittsburgh. This is a tough matchup for Rawls.

Recent Stats and Projections

8 at DAL 49 21 71 0 2 2 11 0 0 8.2
10 vs ARI 48 8 42 1 2 1 8 0 0 11
12 vs PIT PROJ-Tremblay * 0 * * 0 * * * *
12 vs PIT PROJ-Bloom * 0 * * 0 * * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2015 Week 10 vs ARI (8 / 42 / 1 rush, 2 / 1 / 8 / 0 rec)

Marshawn Lynch was listed as questionable against the Cardinals in Week 10 but played the entire game. Game script was a factor in his lack of production as Lynch finished with just 8 rush attempts for 42 yards. He did add a rushing touchdown off of a sack-fumble from Carson Palmer in the fourth quarter, as well as one reception for 8 yards. Seattle was forced to abandon the run early in this game as they were behind. Lynch did have a touchdown vultured by Will Tukuafu as well and his long play of the night was just 16 yards in the third quarter.

2015 Week 8 vs DAL (21 / 71 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 11 / 0 rec)

Marshawn Lynch had 71 yards on 21 rush attempts in Week 8 against the cowboys and also added two catches for 11 yards. In a game where the offensive line played relatively well for the first time all year Lynch mostly underwhelmed with 3.3 yards per carry and a game-long run of just 12 yards. He lost yards on multiple occasions on the teams final drive and also showed a lack of game awareness running out of bounds to stop the clock. The volume will continue to be there as this is the second straight game in which he has been given 20-plus carries.

2015 Week 7 vs SF (27 / 122 / 1 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Starting running back Marshawn Lynch was involved heavily in the offense in Week 7 as he rushed 27 times for 122 yards along with a 1-yard rushing touchdown diving over the pile. On his second carry of the night Lynch showed extreme balance and athleticism cutting behind the line of scrimmage and making a defender miss in the open field for a 17-yard gain. He would get nine carries on this opening drive and ultimately punch in a rushing touchdown at the goal line to finish it off. Lynch averaged 4.5 yards per carry behind sub-par offensive line play but clearly looked more healthy than he has of late battling through calf and hamstring injuries in the past month.

2015 Week 6 vs CAR (17 / 54 / 1 rush, 3 / 1 / 0 / 0 rec)

In his return to the lineup in Week 6 against the Carolina Panthers Marshawn Lynch resumed his bell-cow role in this offense dominating the carries in this backfield. On 17 carries Lynch went for 54 yards and a touchdown that came from the one-yard line. This was Lynch's first of the season and Seattle's second of the season. Lynch is averaging just 3.3 yards per carry in 2015 behind a very poor offensive line but did have three targets in the passing game in Week 6. He was able to break through for a 17-yard gain in the fourth quarter that helped setup a Seahawks field goal but that was the largest chunk of yardage he would gain all night.

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 | Week 12 Seattle inactives (Sun Nov 29, 03:12 PM) - The Seattle Seahawks have declared RB Marshawn Lynch, WR Paul Richardson, CB Tye Smith inactive for Week 12.

Seahawks | Friday injury report for Week 12 (Fri Nov 27, 07:22 PM) - Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch (abdomen) and WR Paul Richardson (hamstring) have been ruled out for the Week 12 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. LB Bruce Irvin (knee) is listed as doubtful. C Patrick Lewis (ankle, knee) is listed as questionable, while OT Garry Gilliam (ankle), OG J.R. Sweezy (shoulder) and DE Michael Bennett (non-injury) are listed as probable. Irvin, Lynch and Richardson did not participate in practice Friday, Nov. 27, while the other players fully participated in practice.

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Seahawks | Marshawn Lynch out a while (Wed Nov 25, 03:47 PM) - Updating a previous report, Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch (hernia) will return in three to four weeks after undergoing sports hernia surgery Wednesday, Nov. 25, but he could be out longer, according to head coach Pete Carroll.

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Seahawks | Marshawn Lynch has surgery (Wed Nov 25, 01:16 PM) - Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch (hernia) underwent successful sports hernia surgery Wednesday, Nov. 25, according to a source. The hope is that Lynch can return in late December.

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Seahawks | Marshawn Lynch to have surgery (Wed Nov 25, 09:22 AM) - Updating previous reports, Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch (abdomen) will have surgery Wednesday, Nov. 25, to repair a sports hernia, and he's expected to be out for a month.

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