Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said RB Thomas Rawls will still get work when Marshawn Lynch (hamstring) returns.
"Normally, Marshawn comes in and out pretty regularly, so we’ll just pump (Rawls) in there and see how many carries that amounts to," Carroll said. "Usually it’s about eight or 10 carries on a regular game." Rawls does not have the same ability in the passing game as old backup Robert Turbin, and he is also contending with Fred Jackson for touches. Turbin never saw more than 100 touches in any season behind Lynch. Once Lynch returns this week, Rawls will be nothing more than a handcuff.
The Seattle Times' Bob Condotta said Marshawn Lynch (hamstring) "should be back" this week.
Coach Pete Carroll said Lynch is expected to return to practice this week. If he makes it through practice unscathed, he will play. Thomas Rawls should be held as insurance, but for now it is safe to insert Lynch back into fantasy lineups.
Dontrelle Inman failed to catch either of his two targets in the Chargers' Week 5 loss to the Steelers.
Inman played in three-wide sets with Stevie Johnson (hamstring) out, but with Antonio Gates returning from suspension, the Chargers opted to use more two-tight end looks. Inman will need multiple injuries to play a major role.
Ladarius Green caught all five of his targets for 50 yards in the Chargers' Week 5 loss to the Steelers.
Even with Antonio Gates making his season debut, Green played a major offensive role. Gates played primarily on third downs and in the red zone, leaving Green to handle the rest of the work. The Chargers also used a number of two-tight end sets. Green's pass-game numbers are going to take a hit with Gates back, but he should play a prominent role. It's just not going to lead to fantasy success.
Darrius Heyward-Bey caught 2-of-6 targets for 24 yards in the Steelers' Week 5 win over the Chargers.
He tied Antonio Brown for the team lead in targets. Heyward-Bey was the target on a couple downfield passes, but wasn't able to secure them. Off the fantasy map, DHB will be the No. 4 receiver when Martavis Bryant returns.
Malcom Floyd caught 3-of-4 targets for 48 yards in the Chargers' Week 5 loss to the Steelers.
The pass he didn't catch was returned 70 yards for a pick-six by Antwon Blake. On the play, Floyd ran a bit of a lazy route on 3rd-and-12 and fell off, leading to the interception. Floyd later made up for it with a 32-yard pickup over the deep middle to help set up Antonio Gates' 11-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter. Floyd is who he is, a deep-ball specialist and a WR4/5 for Week 6 in Green Bay.
Heath Miller caught all three of his targets for 46 yards in the Steelers' Week 5 win over the Chargers.
His long gain was a 26-yard pickup on Michael Vick's first pass, but Miller's biggest play of the night was a tough-as-nails catch where he got lit up by S Jahleel Addae at the one-yard line with five second to play. Miller held onto the ball with the Steelers down 20-17, and Le'Veon Bell scored the game-winning touchdown on the next play. Miller will be a TE2 next week against the Cardinals.
Keenan Allen caught 6-of-10 targets for 57 yards in the Chargers' Week 5 loss to the Steelers on Monday night.
It was a tough night for Allen owners. He wasn't targeted on the first few possessions with Antonio Gates drawing the eye of Philip Rivers in his return from suspension, and Allen didn't catch his first pass until there were 50 seconds left in the first half. His night could have been much bigger had Rivers not had a third-down pass batted down at the line. He was looking for Allen on a shallow cross, and Allen had nothing but green grass ahead of him for what might have been a 50-plus yard touchdown. Allen was also targeted on a corner route in the end zone, but Rivers was rushed on the throw and couldn't put it on target. Allen will remain a WR1/2 next week in Green Bay.