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Robert Turbin | Running Back

Team: Seattle Seahawks
Age / DOB:  (24) / 12/2/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 222
College: Utah State
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Robert Turbin underwent a knee scope during the offseason, but has fully recovered.
It's notable because Turbin suffered a serious knee injury at Utah State. He's practicing at OTAs without limitations. Through two NFL seasons, Turbin has established himself as a reliable, James Starksian backup. In Seattle, he's third in line for carries behind Marshawn Lynch and Christine Michael. Jun 9 - 4:42 PM

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Robert Turbin managed 25 yards on nine carries in Super Bowl 48.

Third-down back Turbin was held without a touch until he gained three on a third-quarter carry. He busted a long fourth-quarter run down the left sideline, but it was negated by a hold at the line of scrimmage. Most of Turbin's carries came in garbage time of the blowout win. Although the Seahawks value Turbin's pass-blocking ability, he's not as physically gifted as Christine Michael and likely won't be a recommended 2014 handcuff for Marshawn Lynch.
Feb 2 - 10:34 PM

Robert Turbin rushed twice for six yards in Seattle's NFC Championship Game victory over the 49ers, adding one catch for nine yards.

Turbin has managed just six touches in Seattle's two playoff games. He'll be called on to throw only two or three changeups at the Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII.
Jan 19 - 11:50 PM

Robert Turbin rushed three times for nine yards in Seattle's Divisional Round win over the Saints.

Turbin wasn't targeted in the passing game. He had a 37-yard run called back by a holding penalty. Turbin won't do more than change the pace in next week's championship game.
Jan 11 - 9:09 PM

Robert Turbin lost a fumble on a kickoff return and didn't record a touch from scrimmage in Sunday's Week 16 loss to the Cardinals.

Turbin appeared to just drop the ball on his kickoff return as his bulging biceps got in the way. We'll see if it's him or Christine Michael backing up Marshawn Lynch in Week 17. Michael was active for this one, but didn't get a touch either.
Sun, Dec 22, 2013 08:10:00 PM

Robert Turbin (groin) was a full participant in Friday's practice and is listed as probable for Week 16 against the Cardinals.

Turbin was limited earlier in the week with a groin injury. He'll be available for his usual change-of-pace role behind Marshawn Lynch for Sunday's matchup with the Cardinals.
Fri, Dec 20, 2013 07:43:00 PM

Robert Turbin rushed nine times for 34 yards in the Seahawks' Week 15 win over the Giants, catching one pass for one yard.

Turbin saw a slight uptick in change-of-pace carries because the Giants blew out the Seahawks. Turbin is a weak handcuff for Marshawn Lynch owners.
Sun, Dec 15, 2013 04:28:00 PM

Robert Turbin rushed twice for 12 yards in Seattle's Week 14 loss to the 49ers.

Turbin wasn't targeted in the passing game. The carries were Turbin's fewest in eight games. Turbin could see an uptick in touches as the Seahawks look to start getting Marshawn Lynch some rest in Weeks 16 and 17, but there's no reason to own him in re-draft leagues.
Sun, Dec 8, 2013 08:40:00 PM

Robert Turbin rushed for 34 yards on 11 carries in Week 13 versus New Orleans.

The 11 totes are the most Turbin has seen in a game this season; his previous high was eight. Marshawn Lynch rested for most of the fourth quarter with the Seahawks up 34-7, allowing Turbin to soak up some reps. After 12 games, the second-year back is on pace to rush for just 273 scoreless yards on 78 carries. He received more work as a rookie. Turbin isn't on the re-draft radar.
Tue, Dec 3, 2013 12:22:00 AM

Robert Turbin rushed seven times for 17 yards and caught one pass for 12 yards in Seattle's Week 11 win over Minnesota.

When Tarvaris Jackson entered along with Seattle's second-team offense in blowout mode, Christine Michael lined up as the I-back and rushed once for nine yards. Turbin is the Seahawks' designated third-down specialist and change-of-pace back. If looking to roster Marshawn Lynch's handcuff, we'd prefer explosive rookie Michael over more-plodding, less-talented Turbin.
Sun, Nov 17, 2013 07:43:00 PM

Robert Turbin rushed seven times for 13 yards and caught one pass for negative-five yards in Sunday's Week 10 win at Atlanta.

Turbin played ahead of Christine Michael again, getting most of the third-down work and even getting a few early-down touches. But he's nowhere near as explosive as Michael as evidenced by his paltry 3.75 YPC on the season. We'd rather roster Michael than Turbin if looking for a Marshawn Lynch handcuff.
Sun, Nov 10, 2013 04:36:00 PM

Robert Turbin rushed eight times for 37 yards in Seattle's Week 9 win over the Buccaneers.

Christine Michael was a healthy scratch due to his lack of special teams value, so Turbin operated as the Seahawks' only tailback behind Marshawn Lynch. Lynch missed two early-game possessions with a knee injury, but returned. Turbin is a shaky Lynch handcuff because Michael is more talented than him.
Sun, Nov 3, 2013 07:37:00 PM

Robert Turbin rushed for five yards on three carries in Week 8 at St. Louis.

Turbin reeled in one pass for 16 yards and played a decent amount of snaps in the opening half. He's purely a passing-down back and wouldn't see much work even if Marshawn Lynch went down. Christine Michael didn't play on Monday night, but the rookie is the backup to own in Seattle.
Tue, Oct 29, 2013 01:14:00 AM

Robert Turbin rushed four times for 14 yards in the Seahawks' Week 5 loss to the Colts.

He worked as the change-of-pace back behind Marshawn Lynch, who had 107 total yards on 18 touches. Turbin has limited fantasy value because Christine Michael would be the favorite for carries if Lynch ever suffered an injury.
Sun, Oct 6, 2013 05:04:00 PM

Robert Turbin rushed for four yards on three carries in Week versus Houston.

Turbin played just a handful of snaps behind Marshawn Lynch. Rookie Christine Michael didn't play at all. Turbin is on pace to rush for just 228 yards on 64 carries. He's seeing less work than he did as a rookie last season.
Sun, Sep 29, 2013 05:56:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Russell Wilson
2Tarvaris Jackson
3Terrelle Pryor
4B.J. Daniels
RB1Marshawn Lynch
2Robert Turbin
3Christine Michael
4Spencer Ware
5Demitrius Bronson
GLB1Marshawn Lynch
2Robert Turbin
3RB1Marshawn Lynch
2Robert Turbin
FB1Derrick Coleman
2Kiero Small
WR11Percy Harvin
2Paul Richardson
3Ricardo Lockette
4Bryan Walters
5Taylor Price
WR21Doug Baldwin
2Jermaine Kearse
3Kevin Norwood
4Chris Matthews
5David Gilreath
WR31Jermaine Kearse
TE1Zach Miller
2Luke Willson
3Anthony McCoy
4Cooper Helfet
5Rashaun Allen
K1Steven Hauschka