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|The Seahawks have been getting by with a pair of smurfs in Justin Forsett and Leon Washington as their backup running backs over the past two seasons but with the success of Marshawn Lynch, they decided this off-season to add a bigger back to the teamís roster. That player turned out to be Turbin, the teamís 4th round pick in this yearís draft. The Utah State product had a productive 2011 campaign and has solid size and enough speed to break long runs. With Lynchís availability for all of 2012 in question due to a summer DUI arrest, Turbin may end up starting some games in his rookie season. Monitor his performance in the preseason but consider Turbin a must-have handcuff if you select Lynch in your fantasy draft. Given Lynchís numerous off the field issues, Turbin shapes up as a solid prospect in dynasty formats.
|Rawls pushing Michael out of Seattle? -- Mon Jul 6 4:15 pm --|
UDFA could make push for backup spot behind Marshawn Lynch
|Robert Turbin is a quality backup with excellent blocking and receiving skills, but itís uncertain if heíll be ready to go for the start of the regular season after undergoing offseason hip surgery. Itís "step up or step out" time for Christine Michael. The Seattle coaches are high on Thomas Rawls, a free agent rookie from Central Michigan who started his college career at the University of Michigan. Pete Carroll loves Rawlsí toughness, seeing him as a bruising runner similar to Marshawn Lynch. Thatís not good news for Michael. Maybe the Seahawks could trade him for a late-round pick if they decide Rawls is the better option. (ESPN)|
FF Today's Take: Lynch skipped voluntary workouts, Turbin did not participate at all in the spring and Michael nursed a hamstring for much of the offseason, giving Rawls plenty of opportunity to catch the coaches' eye. Regardless of what he's done (or hasn't done) to this point of his career, Michael will almost certainly get a chance to latch on somewhere else if he is traded or released. Dynasty owners should hold, even if this situation gets worse before it gets better.
| Robert Turbin had offseason hip surgery -- Thu May 14 4:00 pm --|
Likely ready for the beginning of training camp
|Seattle Seahawks running back Robert Turbin underwent offseason hip surgery, sources told FOXSports.com. The timetable for Turbin's return to the field is unknown. Turbin is penciled in to share carries with Christine Michael behind Marshawn Lynch in the upcoming season. (Fox Sports)|
FF Today's Take: Additional reports indicate Turbin is likely to be ready for training camp and expected to play in 2015. Turbin will continue to fill in behind Lynch and also serve as the running back in Seattle's two-minute drill offense. He's a late-round flier in redraft leagues and will only have significant value if Lynch gets injured.