RB Robert Turbin - Seattle Seahawks
|5-10, 222||Born: 12-2-1989||College: Utah State||Drafted: Round 4, pick 2012|
2018 Week 6 vs NYJ (4 / 10 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 3 / 0 rec)
Robert Turbin assumed the role of change of pace running back. Turbin was used in both rushing and passing situations but was clearly behind Marlon Mack in the pecking order. Turbin lost a fumble after the Colts had taken the lead and gained momentum.
2015 Week 6 vs DEN (10 / 27 / 0 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Turbin found his way onto the field for the first time all season and immediately cut into Isaiah Crowell's workload. His first action of the game came in the second quarter and he was used regularly thereafter. He saw 10 carries to Crowell's 11. Turbin ran hard for the Browns when his number was called, but didn't display much burst, as he mostly opted to power straight ahead on his rushes. He did have some big runs for first downs at the end of the fourth quarter before the team kicked the tying field goal. If Turbin continues to see this kind of work it is going to be a drain on Crowell's fantasy production.
2015 Week 7 vs LA (5 / 30 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 8 / 0 rec)
Of Cleveland's running back trio, Turbin had the most productive game on the ground. He also found himself on the field for two snaps during the team's first trip inside the St. Louis 20-yard line, but he did not touch the ball. He had the team's best rush of the day, a 22-yard run where he got a huge lead block from his fullback before heading up the right sideline. He saw two straight carries after that but was unable to do anything with them. Turbin did have what would have been a 10-yard pickup negated by a holding penalty on the next drive. Turbin is eating into Isaiah Crowell's early-down work and neither will have much fantasy value as long as they are splitting carries.
2015 Week 8 vs ARI (3 / 3 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Turbin had a forgettable game, fumbling twice, losing one. Both fumbles were of the non-contact variety as he bobbled two handoffs. He only saw three carries, but he did receive the first red zone carry of the game from the nine yard line. It went for no gain. It looked like Turbin could have found some room to run on the left side of the line, but he cut back towards the right and was met by two Arizona defenders. Turbin, like Crowell, saw a direct snap out of the Wildcat formation from Arizona's five-yard line. He barreled and spun his way forward for a three-yard pickup as he couldn't quite get into the end zone. Turbin's lost a fumble came in the fourth quarter. It will be interesting to see if his playing time takes a hit after this lackluster performance.
2015 Week 11 vs MIA (7 / 35 / 0 rush, 2 / 1 / 3 / 0 rec)
Turbin emerged as the clear primary backup to Darren McFadden against Miami. Turbin saw significant snaps on multiple drives starting in the mid-second quarter. On two occasions of note, Turbin churned out yards after contact, once for more than 15 yards. With a stronghold on the No.2 job, Turbin is a valuable reserve should Darren McFadden miss time amidst his sizeable weekly workload down the stretch.
2015 Week 12 vs CAR (2 / 11 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 1 / 0 rec)
Turbin was again the primary backup to Darren McFadden. The Carolina defense limited Dallas' run game to a handful of yards when the game was still competitive. Turbin's two carries came back-to-back in the second quarter. On the first, Turbin found a cutback lane for Dallas' best run of the first half. On the second, Turbin converted on short-yardage. Without Tony Romo for the rest of the season, Turbin has lowered expectations even if Darren MCFadden were to miss time.
2015 Week 13 vs WAS (6 / 12 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 12 / 0 rec)
Turbin saw extended playing time against Washington in the second half when Darren McFadden missed close to a quarter passing the concussion protocol. It is worth noting McFadden did not see a drop in playing time despite multiple fumbles in the game. Turbin had an up-and-down performance, getting stuffed on a screen pass and third-and-one situation. Turbin also fought for yards-after-contact on multiple carries where little running room was present. Turbin is the clear primary backup to McFadden, but without a strong passing game threat with Matt Cassel, Turbin's upside if called to the lead role is fading.
2015 Week 14 vs GB (7 / 51 / 1 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Turbin had his best game as a Cowboy against Green Bay. The Dallas offensive line, while they struggled in pass protection, performed well opening running lanes. Turbin saw more playing time as the game progressed and the scoreboard deficit expanded. Turbin's best sequence of touches came on back-to-back carries in the third quarter. After finding a defined cutback lane for 20 yards, Turbin capped off the drive with Dallas' lone touchdown of the game. Later in the quarter Turbin showed strong cutting ability on another carry. The Dallas offense is limited as a whole, but Turbin has performed well enough to stay on the radar as the clear primary backup to Darren McFadden in the closing weeks of the season.
2015 Week 15 vs NYJ (3 / 1 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Turbin had a muted role behind Darren McFadden against the Jets, getting stuffed on all three of his carries. Even a McFadden injury would project middling expectations for Turbin in the lead role.
2015 Week 16 vs BUF (5 / 23 / 0 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Turbin played well against Buffalo on limited snaps. After entering late in the first quarter, Turbin pushed the pile for five yards. He also had a quality blitz pickup, keeping Kellen Moore clean from pressure in pass protection. In the fourth quarter, Turbin's highlight run of 12 yards included strong cuts and a stiff arm.
2015 Week 17 vs WAS (2 / 6 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / -1 / 0 rec)
Turbin saw minimal work against Washington to close the season. Dallas fell behind early and Darren McFadden dominated passing down work as the Cowboys offense was in catch-up mode. Turbin's best chance for relevance in 2016 would be maintaining his primary backup role to McFadden, needing an injury for an expanded role.
2014 Week 1 vs GB (6 / 27 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Turbin clearly has the confidence of the coaching staff, and got a handful of carries when called on to spell Lynch. He especially excelled in the 2 minute drill of the first half, showing some pretty good moves, albeit while running against a nickel defense.
2014 Week 2 vs SD (2 / 7 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 35 / 1 rec)
Turbin played his typical change of pace role, and saw action early, which shows how much the team trusts him. As was the case for Lynch, the running game just did not have any opportunity to get going, as the Chargers controlled the clock and held the lead for most of the game. Turbin's big contribution was in the passing game near the end of the first half. He caught one catch in the flat and took it for a 32 yard gain, then sealed the deal a few plays later catching a short swing pass for the score. Worth noting is that this is also typical: Near the end of the half, it is often Turbin who gets the call, not Lynch.
2014 Week 3 vs DEN (2 / 1 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 4 / 0 rec)
Turbin barely saw the field in this game, as Marshawn Lynch stayed in for nearly the whole game.
2014 Week 5 vs WAS (5 / 19 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Turbin continued to get key carries and yet remained deep in Marshawn Lynch's shadow. He curiously started the first drive before giving way to Lynch for most of the game. Turbin showed great effort each time he got the ball, but had very little to show for it. He even got a red zone carry late in the game but wasn't able to make anything happen. Turbin is what he is, a steady back who puts full effort in each play, which is great for the Seahawks and not so good for your fantasy team. Contributing to his dwindling totals is the fact that Lynch has really shown proficiency in the passing game lately, which used to be Turbin's forte.
2014 Week 6 vs DAL (2 / 10 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Turbin had a couple of touches while spelling Lynch, but saw more bench than field in a game where the Cowboys offense was on the field for roughly two-thirds of the game.
2014 Week 7 vs STL (2 / 7 / 0 rush, 4 / 3 / 24 / 0 rec)
As usual, Turbin spelled Lynch occasionally but still didn't see any great opportunities. He was targeted a few times on short passes, and may see one or two more of those per game, now that Percy Harvin is gone - but not enough to get excited about. Turbin was on the field for the two minute drill to end the half, and made a couple of catches in the process. He made a nice first down pickup on a screen pass, and then next play, Lynch came in and scored.
2014 Week 8 vs CAR (2 / 10 / 0 rush, 3 / 3 / 32 / 0 rec)
Turbin is losing carries to Christine Michael, and that will likely continue. Where Turbin helped his team most was in the short passing game. He shows great awareness, good hands, and always fights for the extra yard. His biggest impact in this game came on a nice catch of a shovel pass, which he turned into a 21 yard gain.
2014 Week 9 vs OAK (5 / 35 / 0 rush, 2 / 1 / 14 / 0 rec)
Turbin showed excellent power and speed this game; more than we're used to seeing. He still only had a handful of carries, but he made the most of them. He also moved the chains in the passing game, notably at the end of the first half in the two minute drill, in which he showed off his excellent hands as well as clock and sideline awareness.
2014 Week 10 vs NYG (6 / 32 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Turbin ran well, but is getting fewer opportunities now that Christine Michael is also getting a handful of carries each game. Turbin also fumbled once.
2014 Week 11 vs KC (4 / 11 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Most of Turbin's work came in one drive. He spelled Lynch after four consecutive carries, and carried it three times in a row himself as the Seahawks were really pounding the football on the ground in the early going. The drop off from Lynch's numbers was steep, however, in case anyone was thinking it's the system, not the player. Turbin did not factor in the passing game at all, which tends to be a strength of his.
2014 Week 12 vs ARI (4 / 12 / 0 rush, 3 / 2 / 3 / 0 rec)
Even though Turbin had a number of touches, he didn't have much of a chance on any of them. It started with an option play, in which he was just stuffed. On the same 3-and-out possession, he was targeted twice but each time, the ball was just not catchable. Turbin saw a little more playing time than usual, due to a Marshawn Lynch injury, but simply could not capitalize. He saw the ball in the red zone, early on, and again in garbage time. Stuffed on an option play, in which he had no chance to begin with. Targeted on two passes after that, but again, no chance, 3-and-out. In again for Lynch on 3rd drive, including red zone. Q4, red zone carries, with a big lead.
2014 Week 13 vs SF (4 / 8 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 47 / 1 rec)
Turbin scored as he was wide open on a swing pass that he ran in 13 yards for the TD. He also had a 34 yard gain on a similar catch in the flat area. His rushing attempts were the usual, steady but unspectacular. He did have one run up the middle for 16 yards, but it was called back on a penalty. Turbin also failed to convert a short yardage attempt.
2014 Week 14 vs PHI (4 / 7 / 0 rush, 2 / 1 / 14 / 0 rec)
Seattle spelled Lynch with Turbin for the entirety of the second series and during the two-minute drill. He had a few solid gains up the middle, but also lost five yards on a run to left end that defensive end Fletcher Cox stuffed. Turbin ran with low pad level and decisiveness, but he lacks that special ability to bounce off hits like Lynch. It was Christine Michael who earned the late fourth quarter carries to salt away the game.
2014 Week 15 vs SF (5 / 33 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Turbin, along with Christine Michael, spelled Lynch as usual, starting with the 2nd offensive series. In the final minute of the first half, Turbin was able to burst outside for a 15 yard gain. He also preceded Lynch`s score with an impressive run of his own, up the middle for 8 yards.
2014 Week 16 vs ARI (10 / 38 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Turbin started the game, seemingly so that the Seahawks could rest Lynch. He actually looked quite good right from the start, with speed and agility up the middle getting him close to first downs. It is only by comparison that his performance seemed lacking, as Lynch was able to turn similar plays into much longer gains. Overall, Turbin, Christine Michael, and Marshawn Lynch split carries evenly. (10-8-10). Turbin was not involved in the passing game.
2014 Week 19 vs CAR (7 / 19 / 0 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Turbin played his usual change of pace role, but had no big breakthroughs, nor did he catch a pass.
2014 Week 20 vs GB (2 / 8 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / -2 / 0 rec)
With the Seahawks in a serious bind, trailing for virtually the entire game, they abandoned their typical balanced rushing attack in favour of feeding Lynch the ball. The result for Turbin was a measly two carries.
2013 Week 1 vs CAR (3 / 17 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 13 / 0 rec)
Turbin got more playing time than expected for a couple of reasons. Namely, Marshawn Lynch's game was not firing on all cylinders; and also, because of his steady Turbin's steady but unspectacular pre-season, in which he was very active in the passing game. As the game went on, with the Seahawks playing from behind, his role gradually increased.
2013 Week 2 vs SF (6 / 31 / 0 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Turbin continued his change of pace role, and had a nice 5-yard average on his 6 carries. His running style is quietly efficient, nothing flashy, so you can be forgiven if you don't notice his contribution. He is often used as a receiver as well, but was not targeted, as the ground game dominated.
2013 Week 3 vs JAX (3 / 5 / 0 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Turbin saw a little action in the second quarter and showed pretty good burst. Later , in the final quarter, he also got a rare red zone carry, but couldn't quite get into the end zone. Turbin remained the change of pace back, but with the game well in hand, the Seahawks also gave rookie Christine Michael a number of carries. Michael looked very good with the ball, so don't be surprised if they begin to share the change of pace role more going forward.
2013 Week 4 vs HOU (3 / 4 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Turbin spelled Lynch after a long run, and showed an excellent burst through through the line. And then he got absolutely stuffed on the second try. Playing from behind the whole game meant that we didn't see much of Turbin at all.
2013 Week 5 vs IND (4 / 14 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Turbin is the change of pace back, and tends to come in when Lynch needs a breather. The Seahawks are not afraid to give him the ball though. He did look quite good on one run up the middle, in which he found a great hole after the initial burst.
2013 Week 6 vs TEN (1 / 13 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 23 / 0 rec)
Turbin got his typical workload, a few touches when spelling Marshawn Lynch. The positive here is that when he does sub in, his number is often called, which shows that the Seahawks do have a fair amount of confidence in him. On his one rush from scrimmage, Turbin did a great job finding a hole up the middle and turning it into a longer run, getting the first down.
2013 Week 7 vs ARI (3 / 15 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Turbin turned it up a notch this game. Even with limited carries, he looked to be running harder and with more confidence. On one run, he threaded his way up the middle for 8 yards, until finally taken down hard. On another, he turned an almost sure loss of yards into a 2-yard gain, due to his quickness and vision.
2013 Week 8 vs STL (3 / 5 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 16 / 0 rec)
Turbin looked good on passing downs, first taking a short screen for an easy first down and more. He showed some great acceleration on that play, flashing breakaway speed that you generally don't see when he's running in traffic.
2013 Week 9 vs TB (8 / 37 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Turbin spelled Lynch early in this one, as Lynch appeared hurt, but wasn't able to take advantage, running for a few short gains only. Turbin had a great burst, but lacked the elusive factor the Lynch brings.
2013 Week 10 vs ATL (7 / 13 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / -5 / 0 rec)
Turbin looked good on an early carry, with enough speed to get outside for six yards on a play that called for him to run between the tackles. He played as the third down/change of pace back, but the bulk of his carries came later in the game, though, with the Seahawks sporting a sizable lead. Turbin had very little success at that point in the game and was overshadowed by the play of rookie Christine Michael.
2013 Week 11 vs MIN (7 / 17 / 0 rush, 2 / 1 / 12 / 0 rec)
Turbin spelled Lynch seemingly randomly - not strictly on third downs. His biggest contribution was in the two minute drill (actually more of a one minute drill), with a short run and a nice 12 yard gain on a short reception. He also looked great in the final minutes, taking three plays to move the chains with the entire defense knowing he was getting the ball. It was garbage time, sure, but impressive nonetheless.
2013 Week 13 vs NO (11 / 34 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Turbin had one rush in the first half, and looked great. He was fast, with a nice burst through the line. In the 4th quarter, with the Seahawks ahead by 27, Turbin subbed in for Lynch, and though he did some gutsy inside running for positive yardage, he also predictably didn't get very far against a stacked line.
2013 Week 14 vs SF (2 / 12 / 0 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Turbin only had a couple of carries, and though he showed good speed and agility, the score was close and they relied solely on Lynch for most of the game.
2013 Week 15 vs NYG (9 / 34 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 1 / 0 rec)
Turbin had no touches in the first half, but was on the field for some of the two minute drill. He had one carry early in second half, for short gain. Then Turbin got the call in the fourth quarter, with a 23-0 lead, predictably running for very few yards against a stacked line.
2013 Week 16 vs ARI (0 / 0 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Turbin saw no action outside of kickoff returns. He fumbled a return late in the third, putting the Cardinals in scoring position in a close game, and after that he appeared to have been benched.
2013 Week 17 vs STL (7 / 13 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Turbin subbed in for a couple of series midway through the game. He didn't do any damage, but after last week's apparent benching (after a fumbled kickoff return), the fact that he was in as the backup over Christine Michael was a clear statement heading into the playoffs.
2013 Week 19 vs NO (3 / 9 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Turbin subbed in briefly for Lynch and ripped off a big 37 yard gain - only to have it called back on a holding penalty. After that he was strictly a change of pace, and no real threat.
2013 Week 20 vs SF (2 / 6 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 9 / 0 rec)
Turbin had adequate gains on his screen pass reception and handful of carries, but he was merely competent in his limited role.
2012 Week 1 vs ARI (2 / 5 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 2 / 0 rec)
Turbin was ineffective in the little action he saw. There just weren't big enough holes to gain any type of yardage if you weren't running with the violence that Marshawn Lynch was.
2012 Week 2 vs DAL (5 / 15 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 24 / 0 rec)
While his numbers were relatively unimportant, Turbin's impact cannot be ignored. Not only did Turbin provide Lynch with the ever-important occasional breather, but also Turbin continued to wear on the defense when Lynch went to the sideline. There is nothing slight about the "Turbinator", as he delivered a fresh basket of punishment for waiting defensive linemen and linebackers. His contributions to not only Lynch's continued freshness, but also the continued wear on the Dallas defense could not be overstated on Sunday.
2012 Week 4 vs STL (6 / 45 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 13 / 0 rec)
Turbin, the Seahawks 4th round rookie RB had a very impressive game on Sunday afternoon. Although Turbin is only used to spell Marshawn Lynch when he is fatigued, you see some very good qualities in this first year back. His best series came in the third quarter where he ran three consecutive times for a combined 30 yards. The last of which he steamrolled a would be tackler to finish off a nice 11 yard scamper. He shows very good vision, hits the hole decisively and has quick feet for a smaller and heavier (5'10" - 222 lb.) power-type back. He also chipped in as a receiver with 2 receptions for 13 yards. Turbin looks very comfortable in an every down back role. He fits in well with Seattle's power run scheme and his confidence seemingly built with each carry. Turbin will likely see more run as the season carries on, as Lynch has seen 20+ carries in each of the four games this season.
2012 Week 5 vs CAR (4 / 6 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 8 / 0 rec)
Robert Turbin carried the ball a handful of times, never producing more than a pedestrian run. Turbin was used only to spell Marshawn Lynch from time to time and could not get a rhythm going.
2012 Week 6 vs NE (5 / 27 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 21 / 0 rec)
Turbin, the clear backup in Seattle looked strong on his limited touches finishing the game with 27 yards on 5 carries, and even chipped in with 2 catches for 21 yards. Turbin's legs looked fresh and he showed some explosiveness breaking a run and catch to the edge, both for gains of 10+ yards. It might be wise for Pete Carroll and the Seahawks to get Turbin involved a little more as the season continues, as Lynch simply may not be able to handle the lion's share once again this season.
2012 Week 7 vs SF (4 / 17 / 0 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Turbin's first involvement was a dropped pass deep down the sideline that would have brought the Seahawks into the redzone at the very least, and had the potential to even reach the endzone. He was the victim of some predictable play calling on his first carry as the Seahawks ran the same run play to the right side repeatedly. Just after Marshawn Lynch had hit a big gain with that call, Turbin came in and Justin Smith tackled him in the endzone before he had any chance to go forward. Turbin's next carry was more beneficial. After Lynch had broken off two good runs, Turbin came in and was given the ball running off left tackle. Turbin broke into the open field instantly and accelerated down the sideline for 15 yards and a first down. The Seahawks came straight back to him as he ran a stretch play to the left of the offense again before cutting back for a four yard gain. Turbin was wrapped up quickly on his final carry as he was met at the line of scrimmage by multiple defenders.
2012 Week 8 vs DET (4 / 14 / 0 rush, 3 / 2 / 28 / 0 rec)
Turbin had four carries on Sunday, but wasn't able to do much outside of his long of 11 yards. That particular run, however, was the best of any Seattle RB. Turbin attacked the hole, spun nicely off first contact and was able to drag two tacklers for an extra six yards. Turbin was only able to average a single yard on his three other carries. Turbin received three targets in the passing game, catching two, including the same wheel route he dropped against San Francisco the week prior for a 16-yard gain.
2012 Week 9 vs MIN (5 / 21 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 9 / 0 rec)
Turbin had a good performance spelling Lynch. He had a few runs where he resembled a boulder, just putting his head down and running through the hole, right through arm tackles. His runs were strong when given time to build up, but on one play, Kevin Williams broke through the offensive line and crushed Turbin in the backfield. Turbin also took advantage of his one target, catching the dump off and shedding tacklers for a nice gain.
2012 Week 10 vs NYJ (7 / 17 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Turbin received six of his seven carries during the fourth quarter. With the game already in hand, Turbin took each of his carries up the middle for minimal gains. The field was wet, so Turbin had a difficult time making cuts. Turbin received one first quarter carry where he gained four yards. Turbin followed center, Max Unger up the middle for a modest four-yard gain.
2012 Week 12 vs MIA (2 / 9 / 0 rush, 3 / 3 / 47 / 0 rec)
Spelling Marshawn Lynch on the occasional run and on third downs, Turbin ran twice for nine yards and added three catches for forty-nine yards through the air. On Seattle's final possession of the first half, Turbin caught a swing pass from Russell Wilson on third and three to go, and dashed down the field for a twenty-yard gain. He caught another dump-off pass from Wilson for eighteen yards, and ended the day as Seattle's third leading receiver, trailing Golden Tate by only nine yards. Turbin is a useful weapon in the Seahawks' run-heavy offense, as he possesses the speed and elusiveness that Marshawn Lynch lacks. He is not Darren Sproles by any means - but who is - but Turbin functions as a Sproles-like play for an elementary Seattle offense.
2012 Week 13 vs CHI (1 / 6 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Turbin saw the field a couple times in this game, but his only carry was in the first quarter after Marshawn Lynch ripped off a 20 yard run and needed a breather. Turbin ran hard, taking a hard shot as he tried to go off tackle. However, he stayed on his feet, bounced it to the outside and gained six yards on the carry. He was in several more times throughout the game, but did not draw any offensive attention.
2012 Week 14 vs ARI (20 / 108 / 0 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Turbin received extended playing time with Seattle up big in the second half. He had 20 carries, a team-high, after his career-high was just seven attempts entering the game. Seattle's offensive line was dominant at the point of attack throughout the game and Turbin saw open running lanes on a majority of his rushes. He had a potential receiving touchdown tipped away by a linebacker on a wheel route at the last second. Turbin showed a nice combination of a jump cut at the line of scrimmage, then powered through a linebacker for a 5-yard gain in the first half. He collected a 26-yard gain late in the contest when Arizona's defense looked completely worn out. Turbin remains one of the most valuable handcuffs in fantasy as he looks more than capable of being productive if Lynch were to miss any time.
2012 Week 15 vs BUF (10 / 31 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / -3 / 0 rec)
With Wilson and Lynch dominating the 1st half, Turbin took over the rushing attack to burn the remainder of the clock in 2nd half. Turbin was held to a much more respectable 3.1 yards a carry, but did so as Seattle made no attempt to hide their intentions when the game got out of hand. Turbin also caught one ball, but it went for a three-yard loss.
2012 Week 16 vs SF (3 / 38 / 0 rush, 3 / 2 / 20 / 0 rec)
Even with limited touches Turbin was extremely productive, sprinting through the space afforded him by great blocking. On one play, the line had slammed open a huge tunnel on the left side and Turbin sprinted through untouched, running in space at the second level and San Francisco was unable to catch him until the running back was 24 yards downfield. Soon after, Turbin broke in to the hole and drove his shoulder in to the tackler's chest, driving the man backwards as Turbin picked up extra yardage. Turbin also made a few good catches in the flat, securing the ball and turning up field for good gains. His one major mistake was a bobbled screen, as the running back couldn't secure the pass and Patrick Willis dove to steal the ball midair.
2012 Week 17 vs STL (2 / -5 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 12 / 0 rec)
Turbin only received two carries on Sunday, lowlighted by a seven-yard loss where he tried to get outside, but managed to only go backward in the attempt. Turbin also had one catch for 12 yards.
2012 Week 18 vs WAS (8 / 22 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 6 / 0 rec)
The rookie from Utah State spelled Marshawn Lynch in limited action. Seattle used Turbin primarily on third downs and in clock-killing mode later in the game. He found tough sledding against a Redskins defense that often sold out to stop the Seahawks' running game. With nine touches - eight carries and one reception - Turbin accumulated thirty-one yards from scrimmage. Despite this underwhelming production, it stands to reason that the Seahawks will continue to use Turbin in the same capacity as the team's playoff run progresses.
2012 Week 19 vs ATL (4 / 18 / 0 rush, 3 / 2 / 37 / 0 rec)
Turbin spelled Marshawn Lynch in the Seahawks' backfield, carrying four times for eighteen yards on the ground. The rookie from Utah State found more success through the air, catching two passes for thirty-seven yards, including a thirty-yard dump-off pass from Russell Wilson that set up a Zach Miller touchdown. Turbin had a solid year backing up starter Marshawn Lynch, and should figure to receive the same workload, or even more touches out of the Seattle backfield, in 2013.