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Marshawn Lynch

Marshawn Lynch RB - UNS

Experience: 12 YRS  
Height: 5'11"  
Weight: 215 
Bye: 0

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The Seahawks have signed RBs Marshawn Lynch and Robert Turbin. Both guys have experience in Seattle: Lynch from 2010 to 2015 and Turbin from 2012 to 2014. Neither guy has registered a touch this season, though, so it's unclear how big a role they're ready to play. Lynch has at least spent the past 2 weeks training hard in preparation for a return. It'll be Lynch, Turbin and rookie Travis Homer in Seattle's backfield against the 49ers on Sunday night. Homer is still the best fantasy bet of the trio, but it's a situation to try to avoid.

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The Seahawks and RB Marshawn Lynch are meeting today about a possible reunion. “Both sides are optimistic he is back wearing 24”, a source tells ESPN's Adam Schefter. Seattle is desperate at RB after losing Chris Carson (hip) and C.J. Prosise (arm) in the Week 16 loss to the Cardinals. Lynch, of course, spent 2011- 2015 with the Seahawks. But he hasn't played since October of 2018, and it's entirely unclear what kind of shape the 33-year-old is in. He wouldn't be a realistic Week 17 fantasy option, but he'd make RB Travis Homer tougher to trust.

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ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that RB Marshawn Lynch "is not planning to play football again." That likely increases Oakland's focus on the position for this week's NFL Draft. The Raiders signed Isaiah Crowell in free agency to join a backfield that returns Jalen Richard, DeAndre Washington and 2018 rookie Chris Warren. Last year's carry leader, Doug Martin, remains on the open market. Richard ranked 3rd on last year's Raiders with just 55 rushing attempts but also tied for the team reception lead. Washington tallied only 31 total touches over 10 games and doesn't appear likely to be a significant factor. We'll see how/whether Oakland addresses the position in the draft before projecting others forward. Warren looks intriguing after a strong 2018 preseason, but adding an early-round RB this week would make him harder to like.

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The Raiders have placed RB Marshawn Lynch (groin) on IR. That knocks him out for at least 8 weeks, meaning Week 16 would be the earliest he could return. Lynch is obviously droppable in all fantasy leagues. The tanking Raiders will move forward with a Doug Martin and Jalen Richard backfield. Neither is more than a RB3, with Martin the better bet in non-PPR and Richard in PPR.

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Raiders RB Marshawn Lynch will miss "at least" a month with a groin injury, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Rapoport adds that IR is a "strong possibility," which could cost Lynch 8 weeks. We'd try to keep him stashed for now considering the lack of viable fantasy RBs out there, but Lynch is droppable in shallow-bench leagues. His absence will leave the backfield in the hands of Doug Martin and Jalen Richard. Martin seems like the favorite for carries, with Richard dominating passing-game work. Neither is a particularly exciting fantasy add in a scuffling Raiders offense.

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Injury Predictor

Lynch drags a long list of injuries dating back to college, including the 2015 sports hernia that ultimately ended his time in Seattle. But that remains the last of his 14 documented injuries after a year back in the league with the Raiders. Oakland spent 9 games appearing unsure how to use him. But after averaging 10.8 carries over that span, Lynch racked up 18.3 over his final 6 outings. His lone missed game came via suspension for fighting. The Raiders added Doug Martin in free agency but nothing else to the backfield.

Projected Missed Probability of injury per game ? Probablity of injury in the season ?
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Date Injury Analysis
Oct 14, 2018 Inguinal Groin Strain Grade 2 Lynch was placed on IR. He underwent surgery on October 18.
Nov 15, 2015 Inguinal Groin Sports Hernia Following surgery, Lynch missed the final 7 games of the regular season.
Sep 27, 2015 Thigh Hamstring Sprain/Pull Unspecified Grade 1 Lynch missed 2 games.
Sep 20, 2015 Leg Calf Strain Lynch strained his calf but didn't miss any game time.
Dec 20, 2012 Pedal Foot Sprain Lynch sprained his foot but played through the injury.
Aug 22, 2012 Back Lower Lumbar Muscle Spasms During the preseason, Lynch suffered from back spasms. The ailment lingered throughout the 2012 season, but he missed 0 games as a result.
Oct 23, 2011 Back Lower Lumbar Muscle Spasms Lynch injured his troublesome back warming up for Week 7.
Dec 21, 2008 Shoulder A/C Joint Sprain Upon landing awkwardly, Lynch was sidelined after halftime and missed next week's game due to a sprained shoulder.
Nov 11, 2007 Pedal Ankle (high) Sprain Grade 3 Lynch was sidelined for three games after suffering from a sprained ankle against the Dolphins.

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