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Marshawn Lynch | RB | Seattle Seahawks
Posted: 10/28/2014 11:53pm et
Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch does not have a rift between himself and the team, according to head coach Pete Carroll. A report Sunday, Oct. 26, said that the Seahawks had grown tired of Lynch's ways. 'At this point, I don't think it behooves us to try to respond to all these kinds of things,' Carroll said. 'Our players have told you how they feel about it, and we're in a really good place right now. It's just not worth it, but there's nothing to that.' Lynch has 111 carries for 482 yards this season.
Huddle Up: Lynch still ranks sixth among all fantasy backs with 99 points so far, but he's struggled mightily of late, failing to score a TD or top 71 total yards in each of the last 3 games. Maybe a Week 9 home date with the winless Raiders will help unleash Beast Mode.

Posted: 10/24/2014 12:39am et
Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch (non-injury related) returned to practice Thursday, Oct. 23, after being given the day off Wednesday.
Huddle Up: After 6 scores in his first 4 games, Lynch has been kept out of the end zone and under 62 total yards in each of his last 2 outings.

Posted: 10/16/2014 2:26pm et
Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch had 10 carries in Week 6, and offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell said he needs to do a better job of getting Lynch the ball. "I'm not a fantasy owner," Bevell said. " I don't care about anyone's (fantasy) points. But I do care about us winning the game. And Marshawn is a huge key for us winning the game. And I have to do a better job of giving him the ball."
Huddle Up: Good sign for Lynch owners as the last time the RB had this little usage (10 touches in Week 2), he hit season highs with 29 touches, 128 total yards and 2 TDs the ensuing week. Expect a big outing Sunday in St. Louis.

Posted: 10/8/2014 12:15am et
Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch has averaged 131 total yards and more than a touchdown per game in his last eight contests against NFC East opponents, and he has topped 100 total yards and scored at least one touchdown in all eight games. The Seahawks will face the Dallas Cowboys in Week 6.
Huddle Up: No matter what division, Lynch is on quite a roll, scoring a TD in every game this season and 8 straight overall, dating back through the 2013 postseason to Week 17. He's found the end zone 11 times in that span and has topped 100 total yards in 6 of the 8 games.

Posted: 10/7/2014 12:50am et
Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch (back) did not start Monday, Oct. 6, because of a tight back. The issue went away after he was worked on by trainers.
Huddle Up: Lynch caused some early alarm by missing the game's opening series, but finished just fine, rushing for 72 yards on 17 carries and 45 receiving yards and a TD on 5 catches.

Posted: 9/18/2014 11:01pm et
Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch (back) fully participated in practice Thursday, Sept. 18.
Huddle Up: Beast Mode was back in action after sitting out Wednesday -- a good sign he'll be up for a full workload Sunday after getting only 10 touches in the Week 2 loss in San Diego.

Posted: 9/15/2014 11:11pm et
Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch (back) is dealing with a back issue, and head coach Pete Carroll said Monday, Sept. 15, that the issue is 'ongoing.' Lynch will be monitored. His back tightened up in the Week 2 game against the San Diego Chargers.
Huddle Up: This might help explain why Lynch only had 10 touches Sunday, and it's certainly something to monitor throughout the week.

Posted: 8/14/2014 2:15pm et
Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch has been cleared of any involvement in an assault and property damage accusation, the Washington police department said Thursday, Aug. 14. 'The Bellevue Police Department has determined that Marshawn Lynch was not involved in this incident in any way,' the department said in a statement. 'The case remains an open and active investigation. We appreciate the cooperation we have received from Mr. Lynch and the Seahawks organization during this investigation.'
Huddle Up: Good news for Lynch's fantasy owners and the defending champs, who can resume their focus on getting ready for the Sept. 4 NFL season opener.

Posted: 8/11/2014 8:49pm et
Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch is reportedly being investigated for alleged assault and property damage. The incident reportedly happened Sunday, Aug. 10, with no involvement of violence or sexual assault. The Bellevue Police Department is investigating the situation.
Huddle Up: Definitely see what develops here. The league office assuredly is as this wouldn't be Lynch's first off-field scrape with the law.

Posted: 8/1/2014 8:47pm et
The Seattle Seahawks officially reinstated RB Marshawn Lynch from the Reserve/Did Not Report list Friday, Aug. 1.
Huddle Up: The drama with Lynch is officially over and he's back with the team. Lynch currently has an ADP of Round 2.

Posted: 7/31/2014 8:53pm et
Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch will make $6.5 million in base salary this season instead of $5 million, according to a league source. Lynch will now be guaranteed an additional $1 million that previously had to be earned by reaching incentives and will also be given $500,000 that he was due to earn next year.
Huddle Up: It's not the brand-new deal Lynch wanted, but it sounds like the Seahawks are being more than accommodating to the veteran back.

Posted: 7/31/2014 4:19pm et
Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch is planning to end his holdout and report to the team in the next 24 hours, according to various media reports. Lynch will not receive a new deal and added money, but the team is expected to add some financial concessions to his contract.
Huddle Up: This knocks the fantasy values of Christine Michael and Robert Turbin back down a peg or two, but both are still expected to get more work this season to lessen the burden on Lynch, who has logged a league-leading 901 rushing attempts over the past 3 seasons.

Posted: 7/29/2014 8:08pm et
Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch has been fined $275,000 for missing his sixth straight day of training camp, per collective bargaining agreement rules.
Huddle Up: Ouch -- that's quite the Beastly penalty as the stalemate continues. In the meantime, the fantasy stocks of backups Christine Michael and Robert Turbin continue to climb.

Posted: 7/24/2014 11:53pm et
Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch and the organization are at a stalemate in talks regarding a new deal, and the RB will hold out of training camp, according to a source. Lynch wants top-three money for the position, while team officials are unwilling to give him a new deal, believing he is paid adequately. Lynch showed up for minicamp workouts only to avoid being fined.
Huddle Up: Backup Christine Michael already was a sleeper before the holdout news, and his fantasy value will keep climbing the longer the Lynch stalemate lasts.

Posted: 6/18/2014 11:32am et
Updating a previous report, Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch (ankle) attended the team's first day of minicamp Tuesday, June 17, but did not practice because of a sore ankle.
Huddle Up: So much for the retirement talk. Lynch may not be happy with his contract, but even being underpaid is better than not being paid at all.

Posted: 6/14/2014 7:17pm et
Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch is unlikely to retire this offseason, according to Tennessee Titans SS Jordan Babineaux. Babineaux said Lynch has been working on his training separate from the team. The Seahawks aren't likely to give Lynch an extension because he's already paid like a top-five running back.
Huddle Up: It's the offseason, so if there's a little smoke expect it to be fanned into a raging inferno. Lynch isn't likely to retire with a couple well-paid seasons left on his contract, so no need to bump him down your cheat sheet.

Posted: 6/11/2014 11:51pm et
Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch is expected to skip the team's mandatory minicamp next week, according to sources familiar with the team's thinking. Lynch skipped the team's visit to the White House in May, and reportedly hasn't appeared at any of the team's voluntary organized team activities (OTAs). He is thought to be unhappy with his contact, though it's not clear if that is the only football-related reason the running back is considering skipping or reporting late to minicamp.
Huddle Up: The Seahawks have hinted that their backfield may take on more of a committee approach this season, which may be one reason Lynch isn't showing up for things. It's a situation that bears watching, as Lynch is one of the few backs expected to consistently get 20-plus touches a game; if that plan is changing, his fantasy value will dip significantly.

Posted: 5/29/2014 7:57pm et
Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch is skipping organized team activities this week, which has given RB Christine Michael plenty of work. Michael had 'several impressive' runs in 11-on-11 drills Thursday, May 29.
Huddle Up: As we saw on Super Bowl Media Day, Lynch follows his own calendar, but that certainly hasn't seemed to affect the RB's production as he's had at least 1,416 yards from scrimmage and 12 TDs in each of his 3 seasons in Seattle.

Posted: 2/20/2014 5:04pm et
Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of reckless driving Thursday, Feb. 20, which will end his pending DUI case. He'll receive two years probation as part of the plea bargain, along with a fine determined by the judge.
Huddle Up: We'll see if the reduced charge is enough for Lynch to avoid NFL sanctions, although the RB has built a history of infractions.

Posted: 1/29/2014 1:37pm et
The Pro Football Writers of America issued a statement that they were disappointed with Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch's conduct during media day at the Super Bowl. Lynch left his designated area after only six minutes, hide off to the side and eventually cursed in a live interview with NFL Network's Deion Sanders.
Huddle Up: Evidently there weren't enough Skittles available, or maybe Lynch figured Richard Sherman did enough talking for all the Seahawks. The league might get around to disciplining Lynch eventually--perhaps right after they discipline him from his years-old DUI that has yet to make it to trial.

Posted: 1/28/2014 11:37pm et
Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch will not be fined for only speaking to the media for 6 minutes during Super Bowl media day.
Huddle Up: If Lynch can grind out a 100-yard game Sunday on the Super stage, they won't mind if he never says another word to the media again.

Posted: 1/16/2014 10:38pm et
Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch (non-injury) fully participated in practice Thursday, Jan. 16.
Huddle Up: Lynch, who is on an NFC title game collision course with the Niners' D, has 3 100-yard games and 5 rushing TDs in 5 career playoff games with the 'Hawks.

Posted: 1/5/2014 2:27pm et
Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch was fined $50,000 by the NFL for not speaking to the media throughout the season.
Huddle Up: Meanwhile, Lynch's play -- three straight top-five fantasy RB seasons -- continues to speak volumes in the fantasy world.

Posted: 12/3/2013 12:35am et
Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch rushed for 45 yards on 16 carries and added 12 more on three receptions Monday, Nov. 2 in a 34-7 win over the New Orleans Saints.
Huddle Up: Those needing even a mediocre game out of Lynch to make the fantasy playoffs likely had their hopes dashed as he was held to fewer than 50 rushing yards and out of the end zone for only the third time this season. The Seahawks obviously had an aerial-oriented game plan with QB Russell Wilson attempting 30 passes for only the fourth time all season, and they'll be better games ahead -- sooner rather than later -- for Lynch.

Posted: 11/8/2013 7:30pm et
Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch (knee) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 8, and is listed as probable for Week 10.
Huddle Up: Lynch's status for Sunday was never in any doubt. He has a great match-up against a soft Falcons' rush defense.

Posted: 11/6/2013 10:14pm et
Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch (knee) was listed as a limited participant Wednesday, Nov. 6, in practice.
Huddle Up: Lynch has been resting his sore knee during the week, so it's nothing to be concerned about. He'll be in the lineup on Sunday when Seattle travels to Atlanta.

Posted: 11/1/2013 8:29pm et
Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch (knee) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 1, and is listed as probable for Week 9.
Huddle Up: Lynch missed two days of practice this week but he'll start on Sunday against Tampa Bay. After seeing just eight carries last weeks, expect Lynch to be a bigger part of the offense this week.

Posted: 11/1/2013 1:55pm et
Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch (knee) is expected to play in Week 9 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers despite missing practice for the second straight day Thursday, Oct. 31.
Huddle Up: That's what fantasy GMs have come to expect of Lynch, who only has missed 1 game over the past 3 seasons. More confirmation could come Friday if he's able to get out on the practice field.

Posted: 10/31/2013 8:33pm et
Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch (knee) did not participate in practice Thursday, Oct. 31.
Huddle Up: We haven't heard that Lynch is in any real danger of missing Sunday's game, but things are starting to getting a little concerning given he's now missed the past 2 days of practice. See if the situation brightens Friday.