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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 rushed six times for 32 yards in Sunday's Week 10 win over the Giants.
Turbin got a first-half series to himself and mixed in plenty early, but then the Beast was unleashed. Marshawn Lynch put a 21-140-4 line on the Giants, proving he's healthy and that he should be getting the vast majority of carries. Turbin and Christine Michael are just handcuffs that would share the load if Lynch went down. Nov 9 - 7:48 PM

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Robert Turbin gained 35 yards on five carries and caught a 14-yard pass in the Seahawks' Week 9 win over the Raiders.

Behind Marshawn Lynch (26 touches), Turbin mixed in for six touches and Christine Michael handled four carries, gaining 16 yards. Turbin is the slightly preferred handcuff to Lynch because he would likely "start" games and play on almost all passing downs, but Michael offers a higher ceiling based on his explosive skill level. Turbin is just an RB5 stash in 14-team leagues.
Nov 2 - 8:26 PM

Robert Turbin rushed two times for 10 yards and caught three passes for 32 yards in Sunday's Week 8 win at Carolina.

Turbin was the first-team fullback again thanks to Derrick Coleman's injury. If Marshawn Lynch were to go down, he'd form a committee with Christine Michael (four touches Sunday).
Oct 26 - 4:49 PM

Robert Turbin (shoulder) is listed as probable for Week 8.

Turbin was limited this week with a minor shoulder injury. He'll start at fullback with Derrick Coleman sidelined. Christine Michael will be active for the second straight week.
Oct 24 - 5:36 PM

Robert Turbin (shoulder) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

Turbin is dealing with a minor shoulder injury. With Derrick Coleman sidelined, Turbin is expected to get the majority of his snaps at fullback this week.
Oct 22 - 7:31 PM

Robert Turbin rushed two times for 10 yards in Sunday's Week 6 loss to the Cowboys.

Turbin was not targeted in the pass game. He remains ahead of Christine Michael, but is just a handcuff. Marshawn Lynch's back was not an issue Sunday.
Oct 12 - 7:49 PM

Robert Turbin rushed for 19 yards on five carries in the Seahawks' Week 5 win over the Redskins.

Turbin got the "start" in this one and handled all of the backfield reps on the opening drive because Marshawn Lynch was unable to get his back loosened up. Lynch returned on the second series, and Turbin wasn't needed much thereafter. Turbin won't be fantasy relevant unless Lynch suffers an injury.
Oct 7 - 12:15 AM

Robert Turbin rushed two times for one yard and caught one pass for four yards in Sunday's Week 3 overtime win over the Broncos.

Christine Michael was a healthy scratch. Turbin heads into the bye as the primary backup, but we suspect Michael would get a large piece of the pie of Lynch were to go down. Turbin has just 10 carries and three catches through three games.
Sep 21 - 8:20 PM

Robert Turbin rushed two times for seven yards in the Seahawks' Week 2 loss to the Chargers, adding two catches for 35 yards and a touchdown.

Turbin's receiving yards were tied for second on the Seahawks on a day where they were limited to 17:45 time of possession. Marshawn Lynch's backup remains a pure handcuff for fantasy purposes.
Sep 14 - 8:26 PM

Robert Turbin rushed six times for 27 yards in Seattle's Week 1 win over the Packers.

Marshawn Lynch's handcuff wasn't targeted in the passing game. Although Turbin is a clear No. 2 on the depth chart, he'd likely find himself in a committee with Christine Michael were Beast Mode ever to go down with injury.
Sep 5 - 12:53 AM

Robert Turbin rushed six times for 26 yards and caught a four-yard pass in Seattle's third preseason game Friday night against the Bears.

He has 112 yards on 22 carries in the preseason. Turbin rotated with Christine Michael against Chicago after Marshawn Lynch handled Seattle's first drive. Michael was the primary back in the red zone and showed well in blitz pickup. As C-Mike is Seattle's most talented runner, Turbin should be feeling the heat. We suspect Turbin and Michael would form something of a timeshare in the event of a Lynch injury, making the Seahawks' starter fairly difficult to handcuff. Turbin may be the more complete back, but Michael would be the higher-ceiling option.
Aug 23 - 12:33 AM

Robert Turbin had 12 carries for 81 yards and a touchdown in Seattle's second preseason game Friday night.

Marshawn Lynch was active, but didn't have any carries. Turbin got the majority of work between the tackles with the first team, while Christine Michael operated in a pace-change role. Turbin's touchdown came on a goal-line carry from one-yard out. Turbin also had an impressive stiff arm on a 47-yard run in the first quarter. He has 96 yards on 16 carries through two exhibition games. A more complete player, Turbin is making a serious run to become Seattle's locked-in No. 2 back over Michael.
Aug 16 - 12:28 AM

With Marshawn Lynch sitting out, Robert Turbin started the Seahawks' preseason opener against the Broncos, rushing four times for five yards.

He added one catch for five yards. Turbin got the start over Christine Michael, but both players spent time with the first-team offense. Michael was more impressive, looking like he was shot out of a cannon on his long gain of eight while showing impressive second effort on a one-yard touchdown. Turbin's start is an indication that Michael is going to have to earn his potential promotion, but we still like Michael as Lynch's primary handcuff.
Aug 7 - 11:55 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Russell Wilson
2Tarvaris Jackson
RB1Marshawn Lynch
2Robert Turbin
3Christine Michael
GLB1Marshawn Lynch
2Robert Turbin
3RB1Robert Turbin
2Marshawn Lynch
FB1Will Tukuafu
WR11Jermaine Kearse
2Paul Richardson
3Ricardo Lockette
WR21Doug Baldwin
2Kevin Norwood
3Bryan Walters
WR31Paul Richardson
TE1Luke Willson
2Cooper Helfet
3Tony Moeaki
4Rashaun Allen
K1Steven Hauschka