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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 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

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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

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

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Russell Wilson
2Tarvaris Jackson
RB1Marshawn Lynch
2Robert Turbin
3Christine Michael
GLB1Marshawn Lynch
2Robert Turbin
3RB1Marshawn Lynch
2Robert Turbin
FB1Derrick Coleman
WR11Percy Harvin
2Paul Richardson
3Ricardo Lockette
4Bryan Walters
WR21Doug Baldwin
2Jermaine Kearse
3Kevin Norwood
WR31Jermaine Kearse
TE1Zach Miller
2Luke Willson
3Cooper Helfet
K1Steven Hauschka