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Marshawn Lynch | Running Back | #24

Team: Oakland Raiders
Age / DOB:  (31) / 4/22/1986
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 215
College: California
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 1 (12) / BUF
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NFL suspended RB Marshawn Lynch one game for unsportsmanlike conduct.
The suspension comes after Lynch was ejected for shoving a referee in Thursday's game. Lynch will miss Week 8 if he doesn't win his appeal. It's the latest in what's been a rough month for Lynch. The Raiders should go with a committee of Jalen Richard and DeAndre Washington against Buffalo. Oct 20 - 7:25 PM

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The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports the NFL is "considering all options" for discipline with Marshawn Lynch.

Lynch was ejected for leaving the sidelines and shoving a referee on Thursday night. He's facing fines in excess of $60,000 and could potentially miss Week 8 against Buffalo. There should be a decision on Lynch's status early next week. DeAndre Washington and Jalen Richard would form a committee if Lynch is forced to sit.
Oct 20 - 5:37 PM

Marshawn Lynch was ejected from the Raiders' Week 7 game against the Chiefs after shoving a referee.

For some reason, the Raiders dialed up a draw for Derek Carr on a second quarter 3rd-and-10. It failed spectacularly, with Carr taking numerous hits. The Raiders took exception and Lynch came racing in from the sideline. He then shoved a referee during the ensuing scrum. The crew had no choice but to eject him. Lynch carried the ball just twice for nine yards before being tossed, and was ceding lots of snaps and touches to Jalen Richard. It's possible he earns a suspension for Week 8 against Buffalo.
Oct 19 - 9:35 PM

Marshawn Lynch traveled 63 yards on 13 carries Sunday in the Raiders’ Week 6 loss to the Chargers.

Lynch was unable to haul in either of his two targets, including a pass that went off his hand for an interception early in the third quarter. The 63 rushing yards were Lynch’s most since Week 1 when he went for 76 yards in a win over Tennessee. Lynch has looked sluggish since coming out of retirement but reminded of the old Beast Mode with a few impressive runs, pushing the pile while carrying multiple defenders on his back. He out-touched Jalen Richard by a decisive 13-5 margin while outgaining him by nearly 40 yards. Lynch will be a low-end RB2 against the Chiefs on Thursday Night Football.
Oct 15 - 9:03 PM

Marshawn Lynch chipped in with 43 yards and a touchdown on 12 carries while adding one catch for 10 yards on two targets Sunday in the Raiders’ Week 5 loss to the Ravens.

This wasn’t vintage Marshawn by any means, but it was certainly a step up from what we had seen from him the previous few weeks. Beast Mode even sprinkled in a goal-line touchdown for his second end-zone visit of the season. E.J. Manuel set it up with a 10-yard scramble on the previous play. While Lynch still led the backfield in touches while maintaining his usual goal-line role, he ceded a concerning amount of work to Jalen Richard, who managed 37 yards on nine carries. Lynch will try to create some distance from Richard next week against the Chargers.
Oct 8 - 8:54 PM

Raiders.com’s Eddie Paskal expects a "heavy dose" of Marshawn Lynch this week.

Lynch has been gameflowed the last two weeks, rushing just 15 times for 30 yards. With Derek Carr sidelined, the Raiders should lean run heavy as they look to hide E.J. Manuel. Lynch is Rotoworld’s No. 24 running back for Week 5.

RotoGrinders.com Daily Slant: The Ravens will be without DT Brandon Williams, who’s a major part of their run defense. Over the past two weeks without him, they’ve allowed 169.5 rushing yards per game and Le’Veon Bell posted 144 yards and two TDs. While that may be out of Lynch’s reach, he’s just $5.1k on DraftKings and we’re projecting 5.0% ownership. Fantasy players will likely shy away due to his current volume – 45.2% of the snaps 53.6% of the carries – and terrible 12-yard outing against the Broncos last week. However, Denver is the top rushing defense while the Baltimore ranks 17th (per FO). If Lynch gets and workload boost and finds his rhythm, he could crush his salary.
Source: raiders.com
Oct 7 - 4:16 PM

Marshawn Lynch rushed nine times for 12 yards Sunday in the Raiders’ Week 4 loss to the Broncos.

He came up empty on his lone target. Coming off a lousy game versus the Redskins on Sunday Night Football, Lynch was somehow even worse against Denver. He spent the afternoon hitting brick walls, managing a long run of just four yards. Never the world’s greatest pass-catcher, Lynch was invisible with Oakland playing from behind in the second half. This was never going to be an easy game for Lynch—the Broncos have been similarly tough on Melvin Gordon, Ezekiel Elliott and LeSean McCoy in recent weeks. But it’s still concerning how little he’s done through his first four games. He’ll try to bounce back against the Ravens in Week 5.
Oct 1 - 8:44 PM

Marshawn Lynch had six carries for 18 yards in Week 3 against Washington.

Lynch didn’t have much of a chance with the Raiders playing from behind the entire game. Oakland managed just 128 total yards of total offense. Lynch got off to a strong start with 90-plus yards or a touchdown in his first two games, but has a shy away matchup with the Broncos in Week 4.
Sep 24 - 11:48 PM

Marshawn Lynch rushed 12 times for 45 yards and one score in a 45-20 win against the Jets in Week 2.

He added one catch for six yards and once again didn't look like a guy who took a year off. Lynch saw three consecutive carries inside the five yard line to lead to his first score during his homecoming. Lynch only needed 23 snaps in this game as he wasn't needed for most of the second half, and the Raiders do appear to be limiting his touches. Beast Mode will probably be TD dependent to a degree, but he should be viewed as a must-start, high-end RB2. He'll take on the Redskins in Week 3.
Sep 17 - 7:42 PM

Marshawn Lynch rushed 18 times for 76 yards in the Raiders' Week 1 win over the Titans, adding a 16-yard reception.

Beast Mode looked refreshed after his year trekking the globe, routinely pushing the pile and dragging tacklers. Multiple times, 4-5 Titans struggled to bring Lynch down. The Raiders did their best to limit Lynch's workload, essentially giving him the entire second quarter off as DeAndre Washington and Jalen Richard rotated. It was Lynch in closing time, however. He didn't find the end zone today, but it's not going to be a problem behind the Raiders' elite offensive line. Lynch will be a high-end RB2 for next week's pseudo-preseason game against the Jets.
Sep 10 - 4:07 PM

Marshawn Lynch rushed twice for six yards and caught his lone target for a gain of seven in the Raiders' third preseason game.

Lynch did very little this preseason in terms of playing time, but when he was on the field he didn't look to have lost much. Still, the sample size is super small, Lynch will be 31 1/2 years old by Week 1, and we haven't seem him turn in a full productive season since 2014. The Raiders also have two exciting young change-up backs in DeAndre Washington and Jalen Richard who deserve run. Lynch is a risky early-round fantasy investment.
Aug 26 - 9:02 PM

The San Jose Mercury News' Jimmy Durkin suggests the Raiders could hold Marshawn Lynch under 200 carries.

Durkin believes Lynch equaling Latavius Murray's 195-carry total from last year "should suffice," even suggesting Lynch could end up with "perhaps less" if sophomores DeAndre Washington and Jalen Richard earn increased roles. After Lynch took a year off from football, it's hard to imagine the Raiders suddenly forcing him back into 300-carry usage, particularly in an offense so explosive in the passing game. Lynch remains a health risk at age 31 after his body broke down in 2015, leading Lynch into a year-long "retirement." Lynch is one of the riskiest early-round fantasy picks on the board this year.
Jul 24 - 6:12 PM

Marshawn Lynch was only an observer during Tuesday's OTA practice.

Lynch participated in stretching with the team, and it is likely the Raiders are just easing him back after a year away from football. Coach Jack Del Rio did not seem concerned by the absence, saying Lynch will "continue to do the things that we’re asking him to do." There is no reason to worry about Lynch at this point.
Source: ESPN
May 25 - 8:23 AM

Marshawn Lynch is scheduled to earn $3 million in 2017.

Lynch will receive a fully guaranteed $1.35 million base salary, a $1 million roster bonus on May 3, a $150,000 workout bonus, and up to $500,000 in per-game roster bonuses this season. Lynch's deal contains no guaranteed money after this year, meaning his "two-year, $9-million" contract is really a one-year, $3-million deal with an option for a second season, which falls more in line with the current veteran running back market.
May 2 - 9:31 AM

Marshawn Lynch's two-year deal with the Raiders has a max value of $16.5 million.

It's a lot of money for a 31-year-old who was out of the league last season. The deal is highly incentive laden but has a base of $9 million. Lynch's contract locks him in as Oakland's Week 1 starter.
Apr 26 - 6:56 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Derek Carr
2E.J. Manuel
3Connor Cook
RB1Marshawn Lynch
2Jalen Richard
3DeAndre Washington
GLB1Marshawn Lynch
2Jamize Olawale
3RB1Jalen Richard
2DeAndre Washington
FB1Jamize Olawale
WR11Michael Crabtree
2Cordarrelle Patterson
3Johnny Holton
WR21Amari Cooper
2Seth Roberts
WR31Seth Roberts
TE1Jared Cook
2Lee Smith
3Clive Walford
LT1Donald Penn
2David Sharpe
LG1Kelechi Osemele
C1Rodney Hudson
RG1Gabe Jackson
2Vadal Alexander
3Jon Feliciano
RT1Marshall Newhouse
2Jylan Ware
K1Sebastian Janikowski
2Giorgio Tavecchio