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Marshawn Lynch | Running Back

Team: Seattle Seahawks
Age / DOB:  (29) / 4/22/1986
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 215
College: California
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Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said he expects Marshawn Lynch (sports-hernia surgery) to return this season.
He also expects Lynch to remain the No. 1 once he returns but added the team may ease Lynch in even when he is healthy. FOX Sports' Mike Garafolo reported Tuesday Lynch is expected to miss "about a month" following the surgery, but that estimate is on the optimistic side. It is very possible Lynch does not play again in the regular season. Thomas Rawls will carry RB1 upside as long as Lynch is sidelined. Nov 26 - 8:12 AM

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NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Marshawn Lynch is undergoing sports-hernia surgery Wednesday morning.

Lynch is expected to miss "about a month," as FOX Sports' Mike Garafolo reported Tuesday. That's on the optimistic side. According to Dr. David Chao, former Chargers team physician, six weeks is "average" return. Arian Foster, who's of similar age to Lynch, missed eight weeks after sports-hernia surgery this summer. Lynch can probably be cut from re-draft teams now. Thomas Rawls sits atop the depth chart for the foreseeable future. Lynch might be back for the playoffs.
Nov 25 - 9:19 AM

FOX Sports' Mike Garafolo reports "indications" are Marshawn Lynch (abdomen) is expected to miss "about 4-5 weeks" with the hope that he's back by late-December.

If Lynch misses only the next four weeks in this best-case scenario, that would have him back for Week 16, also known as fantasy championship week, against the Rams. Expecting him back that soon would be wishful thinking, so odds are Lynch will provide zero help the rest of the way. Thomas Rawls is locked in as the Seahawks' No. 1 running back the remainder of the re-draft season. Owners in a roster crunch can likely cut Lynch without suffering any repercussions down the stretch. Rawls has high-end RB1 upside the remainder of the season.
Nov 24 - 11:53 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Marshawn Lynch (abdomen) "needs a couple weeks" to see if he can recover and play again before resorting to surgery.

Lynch visited sports-hernia specialist Dr. William Meyers in Philadelphia on Tuesday. It appears they'll bypass surgery for the time being and see if rest and rehab will do the trick. (It probably won't.) Thomas Rawls is locked in as the Seahawks' lead back for the foreseeable future and has high-end RB1 upside.
Nov 24 - 10:50 PM

Coach Pete Carroll doesn't expect Marshawn Lynch (abdomen) to play Week 12 against the Steelers.

The Seahawks won't know much more about Lynch's rest-of-season status until he meets with Dr. William Meyers on Tuesday when it will be determined if he needs sports-hernia surgery. Thomas Rawls will be at tailback next Sunday and should handle the vast majority of the work like he did this past week against San Francisco. Pittsburgh is a tougher test, but Rawls has RB1 upside.
Nov 23 - 6:24 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the "belief" is Marshawn Lynch is dealing with a sports hernia.

Lynch is meeting with Dr. William Meyers in Philadelphia Monday to confirm the diagnosis. If Lynch does have a sports hernia, he will likely undergo surgery and be out for at least the rest of the regular season. Thomas Rawls rumbled for 255 total yards and two scores with Lynch out Sunday and will be the top waiver add this week if Lynch goes under the knife.
Nov 23 - 8:07 AM

Marshawn Lynch will see groin specialist Dr. Robert Meyers to examine his abdominal injury on Monday.

Coach Pete Carroll said they expect to know something by Wednesday. Lynch has endured groin, hamstring, calf, and abdominal injuries over the course of a season where his body seems to be breaking down. As Lynch will visit the same specialist who examined Allen Hurns last week, there are strong indications Marshawn may be dealing with a sports hernia. Surprise Week 11 starter Thomas Rawls filleted the 49ers for 255 total yards and two touchdowns on Sunday and appears in line to make another start in Week 12 versus Pittsburgh.
Nov 22 - 8:23 PM

Marshawn Lynch (abdomen) is inactive for Week 11 against the 49ers.

Lynch was listed questionable, but coach Pete Carroll said he was more on the probable side than doubtful. Owners need to get Lynch out of the lineup immediately after he was looking like a top-end RB1 in a plum matchup. Thomas Rawls and Fred Jackson will handle backfield duties. Also inactive for the Seahawks are WR Paul Richardson, CB Tye Smith, SLB Bruce Irvin, C Drew Nowak, G/C Kristjan Sokoli, and DT A.J. Francis. Richardson is still coming back from a torn ACL.
Nov 22 - 3:03 PM

Coach Pete Carroll said Marshawn Lynch (abdomen) is "on the positive side of questionable."

Lynch is expected to play despite not practicing all week. He'll be a top-10 option against the 49ers, though it's possible Seattle could rest him if they get out to a big lead. Lynch is averaging 61 total yards and has three touchdowns over his last four games.
Nov 20 - 6:14 PM

Marshawn Lynch (abdomen) is listed as questionable for Week 11 against the 49ers.

As noted by multiple Seahawks beat reporters on Twitter, Lynch was also listed as questionable last week with the same injury, then handled a full workload in terms of snaps played (79%) against the Cardinals. Still, the Seahawks may view Sunday's home game versus Blaine Gabbert as winnable without having to put 20-plus touches on Lynch's back. Lynch is an obvious every-week RB1 in season-long leagues, but he's best viewed as a boom-bust DFS option.
Nov 20 - 4:34 PM

Marshawn Lynch (abdomen) remained sidelined Thursday.

Lynch barely practices these days. He should be fine for Week 11 against the 49ers, but Beast Mode's Sunday statuses have also become a bit of an adventure. We'll have an update on Friday.
Nov 19 - 8:43 PM

Marshawn Lynch (abdomen) didn’t practice Wednesday.

Coach Pete Carroll said Lynch came out of Sunday night’s game "feeling a little sore." Lynch might not get in much practice time, but should be fully expected to play. He's a top-five RB1 for Week 11.
Nov 18 - 6:32 PM

Marshawn Lynch rushed eight times for 42 yards and a touchdown in Seattle's Week 10 loss to the Cardinals.

He added one catch for eight yards. Lynch started and played the entire game despite being listed as questionable. Seattle played from behind most of the night and were forced to abandon the run. Lynch had a touchdown vultured by Will Tukuafu, but scored on a fourth-quarter three-yard run. He’s averaging 61 total yards and has three scores since returning in Week 5. Lynch is a top-five play against the 49ers in Week 11.
Nov 16 - 12:55 AM

Marshawn Lynch (abdomen) is active for Week 10 against the Cardinals.

Lynch was cleared to play after making it through pre-game warmups. He might not see a full workload at less than 100 percent, but is a must start. Paul Richardson (knee) is also active. Seattle's inactives are RB Bryce Brown, CB Tye Smith, C Drew Nowak, OG Mark Glowinski, TE Cooper Helfet, OG Kristjian Sokoli, and DT David King
Nov 15 - 7:06 PM

Appearing on NFL Insiders, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Seahawks are "not counting on" having Marshawn Lynch (abdomen) Week 10 against the Cardinals.

Lynch seems no better than 50-50 to play Sunday night against Arizona. Mired in a disappointing season that's seen him battle multiple nagging injuries, Lynch's hard-nosed running style might be catching up to him. If Lynch can't go, fantasy owners need to have impressive rookie Thomas Rawls at the ready.
Nov 15 - 11:14 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Russell Wilson
2Tarvaris Jackson
RB1Marshawn Lynch
2Thomas Rawls
3Fred Jackson
GLB1Marshawn Lynch
2Thomas Rawls
3RB1Marshawn Lynch
2Thomas Rawls
FB1Derrick Coleman
2Will Tukuafu
WR11Doug Baldwin
2Tyler Lockett
3Kevin Smith
WR21Jermaine Kearse
2Paul Richardson
3B.J. Daniels
WR31Tyler Lockett
TE1Jimmy Graham
2Luke Willson
3Cooper Helfet
LT1Russell Okung
LG1Justin Britt
2Alvin Bailey
C1Drew Nowak
2Patrick Lewis
3Kristjan Sokoli
RG1J.R. Sweezy
2Mark Glowinski
RT1Garry Gilliam
K1Steven Hauschka