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Running Back, Seattle Seahawks

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Draft: 2007 Round 1 (12)
College: California
Ht: 5’11”  Wt: 215 DOB: 1986-04-22 Age: 29

Season Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Season Team G GS Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts FPts/G
2007 BUF 13 13 280 1,115 4.0 7 26 18 184 10.2 0 171.9 13.2
2008 BUF 15 15 251 1,047 4.2 8 67 47 300 6.4 1 188.7 12.6
2009 BUF 13 6 120 450 3.8 2 37 28 179 6.4 0 74.9 5.8
2010 BUF | SEA 16 14 202 737 3.6 6 28 22 145 6.6 0 124.2 7.8
2011 SEA 15 15 285 1,204 4.2 12 41 28 212 7.6 1 219.6 14.6
2012 SEA 16 0 315 1,590 5.0 11 30 23 196 8.5 1 250.6 15.7
2012 (Projected) SEA     257 1,078 4.2 10   33 243 7.4 1 198.1  

2015 Outlook
Depth Chart
Considered a mid-tier to low-end RB3 heading into the season, Lynch turned in his best season as a pro in 2011, finishing the year with career-highs in rushing yards (1,204) and rushing touchdowns (12). He also recorded his best season as a receiver since the 2008 season, catching 28 passes for 212 yards and one touchdown. A talented player whose maturity and dedication were questioned in the past, Lynch emerged as the Seahawks best player and a team leader who earned his “Beast Mode” moniker with several thundering runs over the past two seasons. He was arguably the biggest fantasy surprise at running back, finishing the year ranked fifth overall on the back of a outstanding finish to the season. He was the second ranked running back from Week 9 until the end of the season, gaining 941 yards and nine touchdowns on the ground over his final nine games. Surprisingly given the state of the team’s offense, Lynch was one of the most consistent fantasy producers at running back, finding the end zone in ten of his 15 games and registering double digit fantasy points ten times. A big payday this off-season and an arrest for DUI in July (that may result in a suspension) are red flags that could impact his fantasy value in 2012. Consider him a lower tier RB1 or upper tier RB2 but lower those expectations if his DUI results in a suspension.

Fan. Tm. Player
RB1RB1 Marshawn Lynch
RB2RB2 Thomas Rawls
RB3RB3 Fred Jackson
RB4RB4 Christine Michael
RB5RB5 Bryce Brown
RB6RB6 Derrick Coleman
RB7FB1 Will Tukuafu
Seahawks Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Marshawn Lynch retires during Super Bowl     -- Sun Feb 7 8:00 pm --

Twitter pic of cleats suspended from a telephone wire
NFL fans expecting high-profile retirement news Sunday evening were thrown for a loop when Marshawn Lynch upstaged Peyton Manning. In typical taciturn Lynch style, he simply tweeted a peace emoji with a picture of his cleats suspended from a telephone wire, suggesting he's hanging them up for good. Although Lynch offered no official announcement, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported, per two sources informed of his plans, that the Seahawks have been informed of the 29-year-old power back's intention to retire. (

FF Today's Take: Speculation and rumors of Lynch retiring have been circling since the Seahawks were eliminated from the playoffs. The running back made it official(?) with a Twitter picture of cleats hanging from a wire. His departature elevates the fantasy stock of Thomas Rawls who will be in the low-end RB1 conversation in drafts this Summer.
Marshawn Lynch leaning towards retirement?     -- Fri Jan 22 11:54 am --

Seattle GM speaks on Lynch
John Schneider on ESPN Seattle on Marshawn Lynch: "I'm under the impression he is leaning towards retirement." (Bob Condotta on Twitter)

FF Today's Take: It's not all that surprising as retirement talk surrounded Lynch last off-season. Lynch had his worst season as a pro in 2015 playing in only seven games and scoring three touchdowns. His unwilling to get on the team bus for the Seahawks wildcard game and huge cap hit in 2016 may lead to his release if he doesn't retire. Thomas Rawls is waiting in the wings.
Injury "Good chance" Lynch plays on Sunday     -- Fri Jan 15 4:05 pm --

Seattle RB gets on the bus
Pete Carroll on Marshawn Lynch: "Bags are packed." Will he play? "There's a really good chance." (Danny O\'Neil on Twitter)

FF Today's Take: Lynch did board the team bus today so he's one step closer to the field. After what happened last week, Carroll can't guarantee Lynch will play so this the best confirmation we are going to get. In a week were David Johnson is the only safe RB play on the board, Lynch will be the next closest thing and should see anywhere from 15-20 touches.
Injury Seattle's Lynch practices in full Wednesday     -- Wed Jan 13 8:30 pm --

Status for Sunday still up in the air
RENTON, Wash. (AP) -- Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch was a full participant in practice on Wednesday, but coach Pete Carroll cautioned that was no indication whether he would play in the NFC divisional playoff game at Carolina on Sunday. (AP Sports)

FF Today's Take: Fantasy owners will need to check back for updates on Marshawn Lynch's game status throughout the week after he somewhat unexpectedly decided himself that he wasn't quite ready to return to action against the Vikings a week ago. Lynch is being evaluated daily and is slated to practice in full all week.
Injury Lynch ruled out for wild-card game versus Vikings     -- Sat Jan 9 12:40 am --

RB "felt like he couldn't play"
The Seattle Seahawks on Friday night ruled running back Marshawn Lynch out of Sunday's wild-card playoff game against the Minnesota Vikings. The comeback path of running back Marshawn Lynch took a strange turn Friday when he told the Seahawks after practice that he couldn’t play and did not accompany the team to Minnesota for Sunday’s wild-card playoff game against the Vikings. The Seahawks released a statement Friday night that said Lynch had been declared out and added, “Following our final workout Friday he felt like he couldn’t play.” (Seattle Times)

FF Today's Take: Lynch has played in just seven games this season and not since since the Nov. 15 home loss to Arizona. He had abdominal surgery Nov. 25 in Philadelphia and spent much of the next month or so in the Bay Area working out with MMA trainer Tareq Azim. Lynch's new status will likely make Christine Michael a near-staple in DFS and playoff leagues of all kind, even though he will cede some work to Bryce Brown and Fred Jackson.
Injury Marshawn Lynch "full-go" on Wednesday     -- Wed Jan 6 6:00 pm --

Expected to play Sunday
Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch is “full go,” according to coach Pete Carroll on Wednesday. Carroll said earlier this week that he expects Lynch to play on Sunday against the Vikings, and nothing in Lynch’s first few days back with the team have indicated otherwise. (Seattle Times)

FF Today's Take: Lynch had been holed up with his personal trainers, rehabbing from abdominal surgery but joined the team early this week and is expected to play on Sunday. His return will hurt the value of Christine Michael (17-102 in Week 17) and Bryce Brown. Workload for Lynch will be the concern and with a real possibility of a timeshare, it will tough to trust BeastMode in playoff fantasy leagues.
Injury Lynch back working out with Seahawks     -- Mon Jan 4 5:05 pm --

Team will hold first full practice of the week Wednesday
As had been expected, running back Marshawn Lynch is back working out at the Seahawks’ practice facility in Renton, coach Pete Carroll said during his regular Monday radio show on ESPN 710 Seattle. Lynch has not played since Nov. 15 against Arizona due to an abdominal injury that required surgery on Nov. 25. But he is expected to be available when the Seahawks begin the playoffs Sunday at Minnesota. Carroll had said on Friday he anticipated that Lynch would return on Monday. The team’s first full practice of the week is Wednesday. (Seattle Times)

FF Today's Take: In the last seven games without Lynch, the Seahawks’ offense averaged 32 points, second in the NFL. But Thomas Rawls went down with an ankle injury in Week 14, and the team has been going with Christine Michael and Bryce Brown at running back. While it is always possible "Beast Mode" could step right back into a full workload if he is cleared to play this weekend, the risk of playing him in playoff leagues is probably much higher than the reward.
Injury Seahawks' RB Lynch remains out     -- Wed Dec 30 5:20 pm --

Still labeled day-to-day with abdominal injury
RENTON, Wash. (AP) -- Marshawn Lynch's return for the Seattle Seahawks won't come until the NFC wild card playoffs at the earliest. Coach Pete Carroll said Wednesday that Lynch had not rejoined the team and remains ''day-to-day'' in his recovery from abdominal surgery in late November. Carroll had indicated earlier that there was a chance that Lynch could rejoin the team this week and possibly play in the regular-season finale against Arizona, but he will instead be sidelined for the seventh straight week. (AP Sports)

FF Today's Take: With Thomas Rawls (broken ankle) already out for the season Seattle will continue to lean on a RBBC approach that includes Bryce Brown, Fred Jackson and Christine Michael. None of them are recommended fantasy options for Week 17. Marshawn Lynch is progressing from surgery and figures to return to the top of the depth chart once he is cleared for game action.
Injury Lynch could return to practice Wednesday     -- Mon Dec 28 7:25 pm --

RB recovering from sports hernia surgery
If Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch (sports hernia) strings together a couple good days of workouts, he could be back at practice Wednesday, coach Pete Carroll said. "From what I understand, he has a chance if those days go back to back, and he does well, that he might be in here Wednesday," Carroll said. "We’ll see." Lynch is in San Francisco working out with MMA trainer Tareq Azim. He has visited the Seahawks' facility, but is not rehabbing there. The team is communicating with Azim and his staff to determine how Lynch is doing. (ESPN)

FF Today's Take: Lynch's absence was less of an issue when rookie Thomas Rawls was tearing it up prior to his season-ending ankle injury in Week 14, but the Seahawks could muster only 60 yards in their Week 16 home loss to the Rams, including only 21 from their running backs. Seattle travels to Arizona this week, which would give owners a good idea of what they can expect from "Beast Mode" in the playoffs should he be able to suit up against the Cardinals.
Injury Lynch to have sports hernia surgery     -- Wed Nov 25 7:00 am --

Expected to miss at least month
NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported the running back (Marshawn Lynch) will need surgery to repair a sports hernia, and is expected to be out a month. The surgery is scheduled for Wednesday morning, according to a source. The timeline makes a return to the field possible for Lynch, especially if the Seahawks make the postseason. (

FF Today's Take: Lynch surprised many by sitting out Week 11 leading to a huge day from backup Thomas Rawls. Rawls will continue to be the main back in Seattle's rushing attack and provide low-end RB1 value moving forward.
Injury Lynch unlikely for Week 12 versus Steelers     -- Mon Nov 23 7:00 pm --

Status unknown until after visit with specialist on Tuesday
Seahawks HC Pete Carroll not expecting Marshawn Lynch to be available Sunday vs Steelers. Again, won't know more until meets with specialist tomorrow. (710 ESPN)

FF Today's Take: There has been speculation that Lynch is dealing with a sports hernia that could sideline him for the rest of the regular season. Thomas Rawls has mostly thrived whenever Lynch has been sidelined this season and is coming off a 33-touch, 255-yard, two-touchdown demolition of the 49ers. The undrafted rookie free agent would face a tougher challenge if he gets the start this week against the Steelers, but should be considered a RB1 if that happens.
Injury Marshawn Lynch questionable for Sunday     -- Fri Nov 20 5:00 pm --

Beastmode plagued by abdomen injury
Stop me if you've heard this one before: Marshawn Lynch is listed as questionable on the Seattle Seahawks' injury report ahead of Sunday's tilt with the San Francisco 49ers. Lynch sat out practices this week while dealing with an abdomen injury. Beast Mode was also listed as questionable with the same injury last week and started against the Arizona Cardinals. He carried eight times for 42 yards - the Seahawks handed the ball off just 12 total times last week. (

FF Today's Take: Lynch made the most of his limited touches last week, turning in 50 yards from scrimmage and a rushing TD. He's a strong fantasy play this week against a 49ers' defense that ranks 21st against the run this year.
Injury Marshawn Lynch will be a gametime decision     -- Sun Nov 15 7:15 am --

Abdominal injury
Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch is a game-time decision tonight with abdominal injury. "50-50" source said. He always plays but this is painful (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

FF Today's Take: This is a bad spot for fantasy owners as Lynch and the Seahawks don't play until Sunday night. Thomas Rawls would get the start if Lynch can't go.

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