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RB Marshawn Lynch - Seattle Seahawks

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

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Preseason player page

Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch (back) fully participated in practice Thursday, Sept. 18. He's likely to play against the Broncos in Week 3.

News you need to know

From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Sep 15): Lynch was the victim of a Seahawks offense that only got to run 40 plays against the keep-away Chargers offense. He still scored on a reception and salvaged a good fantasy day. This is his floor, so don't get too worried about this becoming a habit for the Seahawks.

General News (Wed Sep 17): did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 17.

General News (Tue Sep 16): is dealing with a back issue, and head coach Pete Carroll said Monday, Sept. 15, that the issue is "ongoing." Lynch will be monitored. His back tightened up in the Week 2 game against the San Diego Chargers.

Week 3: vs Denver Broncos

Mark and Joe say: Good matchup. Super Bowl Rematch! Marshawn Lynch wore down the Broncos back on February 2, 2014 with 15/39/1 rushing - the Seahawks combined for 29/135/1 rushing on that day (Percy Harvin led the team with 2/45/0 rushing to his credit). This year, Lynch is the third-best fantasy running back through two games, with 26/146/2 rushing and 5/41/1 rushing to his credit. Percy Harvin has 6/86/1 rushing to his credit (22 yards more than his 8/64/0 receiving to date) and has been the best change-of-pace runner for the Seahawks so far this year. Robert Turbin has handled 8/34/0 rushing and 2/35/1 receiving as Lynch's backup to date. The Broncos' rush D is ranked 10th in the NFL averaging 93.5 yards rushing allowed per game, with three rushing scores handed over to date. Last week, Kansas City posted 31/133/2 rushing at Denver - there is room for improvement here entering Week 3, folks. Lynch and Harvin have been hard to stop, while Denver stumbled in this phase of the game last week. Advantage, Seattle.

Recent Stats and Projections

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1 vs GB 20 110 2 1 1 14 0 0
2 at SD 6 36 0 4 4 27 1 0
3 vs DEN PROJ-Dodds 16 * * 3 * * *
3 vs DEN PROJ-Tremblay 14 * * 2 * * *
3 vs DEN PROJ-Bloom 18 * * 2 * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2014 Week 1 vs GB (20 / 110 / 2 rush, 1 / 1 / 14 / 0 rec)

Lynch made the Packers look like a second team offense. Or maybe they just played like one - it's difficult to judge in week one. Whichever the case, Lynch had a great day and looked to be in mid-season form. He made steady gains early on, showing great balance and agility on an early scoring drive, as he slipped through holes with ease. He also has surprising speed that got him outside for good gains. In short, there were no flaws in his game. Speed, agility, vision, catching the ball well, all checked off the list. Lynch made several big runs up the middle and broke a couple outside for easy first downs. On his second TD, Lynch made it through a crowd for a three yard score, and though barely touched, he ran with enough power that a defender who had hold of his shirt tore it, but didn't stop the rest of him from crossing the goal line. The only caveat - though this may be a good thing in the long run - is that the Seahawks were not afraid to mix in Robert Turbin with a few carries. So, Lynch will always give up a few, but if this game was any indication, the short rests will only help his game.

2014 Week 2 vs SD (6 / 36 / 0 rush, 4 / 4 / 27 / 1 rec)

Lynch had a quiet start, with only three carries in the first half. Even though they were playing from behind, The Seahawks really tried to involve him in the short passing game. This eventually paid off well. At one point, the Chargers left Lynch uncovered and Wilson took full advantage, but the play was called back on a penalty. Next time this happened, they made no mistake and Lynch easily ran it in for a 14 yard TD. Overall, Lynch ran well, just not very often. The lack of touches were purely due to that game situation based on what we knew at the time, but the team has revealed that Lynch also had his back flare up during the game.

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Latest News

Seahawks | Marshawn Lynch fully practices (Thu Sep 18, 08:16 PM) - Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch (back) fully participated in practice Thursday, Sept. 18.

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Seahawks | No practice for Marshawn Lynch (Wed Sep 17, 07:40 PM) - Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch (back) did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 17.

Our View: We doubt he misses the game against the Broncos on Sunday. The back issue could limit him in practice, so be sure to monitor the practice report on Friday.
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Seahawks | Marshawn Lynch has back issue (Mon Sep 15, 09:22 PM) - Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch (back) is dealing with a back issue, and head coach Pete Carroll said Monday, Sept. 15, that the issue is 'ongoing.' Lynch will be monitored. His back tightened up in the Week 2 game against the San Diego Chargers.

Our View: This situation should be monitored by fantasy owners. Lynch runs with no regard for his personal safety, and that punishing style takes a toll. The Seahawks have a huge game this week at home as the undefeated Denver Broncos look to avenge their Super Bowl loss to Seattle earlier this year.
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Schedule

3vs Denver Broncos
4--- BYE WEEK ---
5@ Washington Redskins
6vs Dallas Cowboys
7@ St. Louis Rams
8@ Carolina Panthers
9vs Oakland Raiders
10vs New York Giants
11@ Kansas City Chiefs
12vs Arizona Cardinals
13@ San Francisco 49ers
14@ Philadelphia Eagles
15vs San Francisco 49ers
16@ Arizona Cardinals
17vs St. Louis Rams