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.
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.
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