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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 is "hoping" RB Marshawn Lynch will be "ready to go" Week 5 against the Bengals.
"His best day was today," Carroll said. "He ran pretty well in pregame, but they did not think he could sustain through the game and come out healthy again the next week." It sounds like Lynch is on track play, but we would like to see him get in some practice time on a short week before declaring him good to go. With Fred Jackson (ankle) likely out this week, Thomas Rawls would handle all of the backfield work if Lynch is forced to sit. Oct 6 - 8:32 AM

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Seahawks declared Marshawn Lynch, DT Brandon Mebane, S Steven Terrell, CB Tharold Simon, LB Kevin Pierre-Louis, OG Kristjan Sokoli, and DE Demarcus Dobbs inactive for Monday night's Week 4 game against the Lions.

Bruce Irvin (ankle) is active. Lynch (hamstring) was ruled out Sunday and will be replaced by Thomas Rawls and Fred Jackson. Mebane has a groin injury.
Oct 5 - 7:22 PM

Marshawn Lynch (hamstring) is out for Week 4 against the Lions.

Even with the extra day, Lynch was always a long shot to play this week. He hasn't practiced since the injury and head coach Pete Carroll didn't sound optimistic about his MRI results. Now that we have some clarity on the situation, fantasy owners should feel free to plug in Thomas Rawls. The undrafted rookie held his own against the Bears last week (16 carries for 104 yards) and should have a high volume role in Seattle's run-first scheme. Veteran Fred Jackson will mix in as a change-of-pace back.
Oct 4 - 4:36 PM

Coach Pete Carroll said Marshawn Lynch's MRI showed "some findings."

The Seahawks haven't provided any other injury specifics. It suggests Lynch's hamstring issue is more serious than initially thought. Lynch remains a game-time decision, but is trending in the wrong direction.
Oct 3 - 5:26 PM

Marshawn Lynch (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Monday night's game against the Lions.

Lynch remained sidelined Saturday and didn't practice all this week. He's expected to a game-time decision, with PFT's Mike Florio reporting he's more likely to sit. There might not be any definitive reports on Lynch's status until Monday night. Thomas Rawls is a plug-and-play RB2 if Lynch doesn't play.
Oct 3 - 4:15 PM

PFT's Mike Florio reports Marshawn Lynch (questionable, hamstring) is "60-40" to not play Monday night against the Lions.

Impressive UDFA Thomas Rawls would see the majority of the carries if Lynch can't go, with Fred Jackson playing a secondary role. Unless Rawls is available as a late swap, it will be too risky to place Lynch in starting lineups on Sunday morning. We'd ideally like more clarity before trusting Rawls in DFS lineups.
Oct 3 - 1:06 PM

Marshawn Lynch (hamstring) remained sidelined at Friday's practice.

Lynch might not get in any practice reps this week. He's expected to be a game-time decision for Monday night. Thomas Rawls would see the majority of carries in a committee with Fred Jackson if Lynch is held out.
Oct 2 - 7:41 PM

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll expects Marshawn Lynch (hamstring) to be a game-time decision Monday against the Lions.

He said Lynch has been "working hard rehabbing and trying to get back" but acknowledged that hamstring injuries are difficult for running backs to play through. Carroll also said Thomas Rawls and Fred Jackson would "share the load" if Lynch has to sit out. Beast Mode hasn't missed a game since 2011.
Oct 2 - 2:26 PM

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll plans to take "all week" to figure out Marshawn Lynch's (hamstring) status for Monday Night Football.

Lynch may not get in a single practice rep this week, and could very easily end up a game-time decision for Monday's primetime game against the Lions. That makes him a no-go in DFS, and an extraordinarily risky RB1 in re-draft leagues. If owners haven't secured Thomas Rawls as a handcuff, you need to be making other plans for your RB1 slot.
Oct 1 - 4:00 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Marshawn Lynch (hamstring) is 50-50 to play Monday night's Week 4 game against the Lions.

Lynch underwent an MRI on his hamstring Monday, but the Seahawks haven't divulged any further info. With the Seahawks playing Monday night, they won't officially practice until Thursday. Don't expect Lynch to practice much, if at all, this week. Owners should have picked up Thomas Rawls on waivers this week to protect themselves. If not, it's going to be hard to plug Lynch into lineups Sunday.
Sep 30 - 1:15 PM

The Seahawks announced Marshawn Lynch underwent an MRI on his hamstring early Monday and will be reevaluated later this week.

Consider him day-to-day for now. The good news is the Seahawks have an extra day of rest this week before hosting the Lions next Monday night. The Seahawks will return to practice on Thursday. If Lynch can't go, undrafted rookie Thomas Rawls and veteran Fred Jackson will handle backfield duties.
Sep 28 - 6:19 PM

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said after Sunday's win over the Bears that Marshawn Lynch's hamstring injury is "nothing to be alarmed about."

Carroll explained that Lynch was absent from the first half of the first quarter of Sunday's game because he "had a tough time getting loose." Lynch did play in the first half, but managed 23 yards on six touches before calling it a day. It's possible the Seahawks were especially cautious with Lynch because they knew the Jimmy Clausen-quarterbacked Bears wouldn't put up much of a fight. Indeed, the Bears scored exactly zero points in Seattle. Lynch's status for Week 4 against the Lions remains unclear, but we'd very tentatively expect to see him play.
Sep 27 - 7:53 PM

Marshawn Lynch exited the Seahawks' Week 3 game against the Bears with a hamstring injury, and will not return.

This is not the injury that caused Lynch to be a game-time decision this week. Lynch didn't see the field until late in the first quarter and posted just 14 yards on five carries after that. His only catch went for nine yards. Thomas Rawls and Fred Jackson will pace Seattle's rushing attack with Lynch sidelined. The Seahawks probably don't need Beast Mode to beat a weak Chicago team.
Sep 27 - 6:06 PM

Marshawn Lynch (calf) is active for Week 3 against the Bears.

Lynch was a true game-time decision. Even at less than full strength, Beast Mode is a must-start across all fantasy formats. If Seattle jumps out to a big lead as most are expecting, the Seahawks could ease off Lynch in the second half, opening up carries for backups Fred Jackson and Thomas Rawls. Chicago's run defense is in the bottom half of the league.
Sep 27 - 3:07 PM

Citing multiple sources, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Marshawn Lynch (calf) "is playing" Sunday versus the Bears.

It's a relief to get such seemingly definitive news on a late-afternoon game so early in the morning. It's worth noting Greg Bell of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer has been adamant Lynch will play against Chicago, while PFT's Mike Florio reported late Sunday Lynch would "likely" play. Keep Lynch locked into re-draft lineups. He may be better viewed as a tournament play in daily fantasy, as opposed to a cash-game RB1.
Sep 27 - 8:04 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Russell Wilson
2Tarvaris Jackson
RB1Marshawn Lynch
2Fred Jackson
3Thomas Rawls
GLB1Marshawn Lynch
2Fred Jackson
3RB1Marshawn Lynch
2Fred Jackson
FB1Derrick Coleman
2Will Tukuafu
WR11Doug Baldwin
2Tyler Lockett
3B.J. Daniels
WR21Jermaine Kearse
2Chris Matthews
3Ricardo Lockette
4Paul Richardson
WR31Chris Matthews
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