Christine Michael - RBPosted 8/27/14 5:50pm ET
Seattle Seahawks RB Christine Michael is dealing with a hamstring injury.
Huddle Up: Michael, who leads the Hawks with 145 total yards and 3 TDs this preseason, will not play in Thursday night's exhibition finale, and it's still a toss-up as to who really is Marshawn Lynch's true handcuff.
Christine Michael - RBPosted 8/27/14 10:45pm ET
Seattle Seahawks RB Christine Michael (hamstring) has been ruled out for the preseason finale Thursday, Aug. 28, against the Oakland Raiders.
Huddle Up: Michael ends the preseason behind Marshawn Lynch and Robert Turbin on Seattle's RB depth chart. If Lynch were to go down, Turbin and Michael would likely both get touches but Turbin would get first crack as the early-down back.
Percy Harvin - WRPosted 8/26/14 10:08am ET
Seattle Seahawks WR Percy Harvin said he feels as well as he has since his college days. 'I definitely feel a lot better,' Harvin said. 'I've got a lot more motion than I'm used to having. I can do a lot more cuts and just a lot of different motions that I wasn't able to do before.'
Huddle Up: We've seen, albeit briefly, what a healthy Harvin can do. If he's able to stay on the field for a full 16 games he'll outperform whatever his draft position is; the question is, how can a guy who plays as hard as he does with the injury track record he has manage to avoid injury?
Marshawn Lynch - RBPosted 8/14/14 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.
Percy Harvin - WRPosted 8/12/14 4:24pm ET
Seattle Seahawks WR Percy Harvin (undisclosed) returned to practice after leaving for an undisclosed injury Tuesday, Aug. 12.
Huddle Up: Sounds like all is OK with Harvin getting right back into action but keep an eye out for any updates.
Marshawn Lynch - RBPosted 8/11/14 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.
Marshawn Lynch - RBPosted 8/1/14 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.
Marshawn Lynch - RBPosted 7/31/14 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.
Marshawn Lynch - RBPosted 7/31/14 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.
Paul Richardson - WRPosted 7/30/14 2:14pm ET
Seattle Seahawks WR Paul Richardson has shown quickness and good passing skills during practice, and the team is looking for ways to use him, according to Pete Carroll. 'He continues to show that he's really, really fast and he can get up on you and he's real comfortable catching everything that you throw at him,' Carroll said. 'We're real excited about Paul and hopefully we'll just keep learning him and figuring him out and figure out how to best utilize his talents. He got talents; he's really quick in and out of his breaks. I love his catching range so we'll try to figure it out but we're real excited right now.'
Huddle Up: Richardson, a second-round pick and the team's top overall draft pick in May, was initially viewed as somewhat of a longer-term project, but the retirement of Sidney Rice has cleared some room on the team's WR depth chart and Richardson and fellow rookie Kevin Norwood (4th round) are battling veterans Jermaine Kearse and Ricardo Lockette for backup positions.
Anthony McCoy - TEPosted 7/29/14 5:59pm ET
Seattle Seahawks TE Anthony McCoy (Achilles') reportedly tore his left Achilles' in practice Tuesday, July 29. McCoy would likely miss the entire 2014 season.
Huddle Up: You really have to feel for McCoy, who missed all of last season with an injury to his right Achilles'. In the meantime, Zach Miller and Luke Willson remain atop the Seattle TE depth chart,and we'll have to see if the defending champs add anyone else for depth purposes.
Marshawn Lynch - RBPosted 7/29/14 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.
Christine Michael - RBPosted 7/27/14 11:33pm ET
Seattle Seahawks RB Christine Michael left practice early Sunday, July 27, after dinging his right shoulder. Head coach Pete Carroll said Michael should be able to return Tuesday, July 29.
Huddle Up: Michael is a hot fantasy commodity growing even warmer as Marshawn Lynch's holdout continues, but injury issues could tap the brakes a little as the second-year RB doesn't exactly have a proven NFL track record (18 carries for 79 yards) to fall back on.
Marshawn Lynch - RBPosted 7/24/14 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.
Sidney Rice - WRPosted 7/23/14 9:51pm ET
Seattle Seahawks WR Sidney Rice has decided to retire, according to a league source. Rice has decided to retire due to a history of concussions.
Huddle Up: Not that he was slated to be a big part of the Seattle offense anyway, but now the Seahawks need to find someone else to throw a minimal number of times to. And a preposition is a terrible thing to end a sentence with.
Luke Willson - TEPosted 7/20/14 8:01pm ET
Seattle Seahawks TE Luke Willson will be TE Zach Miller's backup this season, but he's likely to see increased playing time.
Huddle Up: Miller and Willson combined for only 53 catches last season, and there remain serious doubts the players' combined stats -- let alone individually -- would make for a fantasy-worthy TE considering the Seahawks' low-volume passing offense.
Bobby Wagner - LBPosted 7/16/14 12:34am ET
Seattle Seahawks LB Bobby Wagner said Tuesday, July 15 he thinks the team has gotten way better this year, mainly because of how young they are.
Huddle Up: Youth is most definitely on the side of the defending champs as the 'Hawks' current two-deep depth chart features only 2 players (backup QB Tarvaris Jackson and reserve DT Kevin Williams) age 30 or older as of the current month.
Percy Harvin - WRPosted 7/15/14 3:07am ET
Seattle Seahawks WR Percy Harvin is penciled in to return kickoffs.
Huddle Up: Additional value for Harvin in leagues that reward return yards and touchdowns--at least for the six to eight games Harvin actually makes it to the field.
Marshawn Lynch - RBPosted 6/18/14 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.
Marshawn Lynch - RBPosted 6/14/14 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.
Percy Harvin - WRPosted 6/12/14 11:29pm ET
Seattle Seahawks WR Percy Harvin is happy to be taking part in voluntary workouts after missing most of last season recovering from hip surgery. Being able to take part in offseason activities is allowing Harvin to become fully integrated in the team's offense.
Huddle Up: Harvin definitely still has the all-around skills to contribute in a variety of ways, but will the recency of his lasting 2013 impression (his impressive Super Bowl showing) cause him to be over-drafted in a number of leagues?
Marshawn Lynch - RBPosted 6/11/14 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.
Christine Michael - RBPosted 6/5/14 7:48pm ET
Seattle Seahawks offensive coordinator Darren Bevell said that the team is impressed by RB Christine Michael during offseason workouts. 'We are going to be running back by committee. We really like what Christine Michael is doing right now,' Bevell said.
Huddle Up: Until proven otherwise, Marshawn Lynch is the only Seattle RB worth fantasy consideration in most leagues, but Michael, a 2013 2nd-round pick who had only 18 rushes as a rookie, just might deliver on his preseason deep sleeper hype a year later than expected.
Percy Harvin - WRPosted 6/4/14 12:48am ET
Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson is impressed with the speed of the team's receiving corps, especially thanks to the addition of WR Paul Richardson, who the team drafted this year. "Yeah, our receivers right now are as fast as it gets. You've got Percy Harvin, Doug Baldwin, Jermaine Kearse is extremely fast too. Then you add Paul Richardson who you saw today went for that deep, deep ball that I threw to him. He's looking exceptional as well. So I think our receiver group is probably one of the faster in the league right now, based on who we have."
Huddle Up: No one is questioning the Seattle wideouts' play-making ability -- particularly if Harvin regains his health -- but will the 'Hawks throw enough to flush out the fantasy numbers after ranking second-to-last in the league this past season with 420 passing attempts and 26th overall with 3,236 yards? Even if they do, will the WRs all canniabalize off each other, keeping everyone's fantasy prospects down across the board? Bottom line: There are definitely some big unknowns to handicap when assessing the Seattle passing game.
Marshawn Lynch - RBPosted 5/29/14 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.
Doug Baldwin - WRPosted 5/29/14 8:07pm ET
The Seattle Seahawks agreed to a two-year contract extension with WR Doug Baldwin Thursday, May 29, according to a league source. Financial terms weren't given, but Baldwin was scheduled to make $2.2 million this year as a restricted free agent. His new deal will make him an unrestricted free agent after the 2016 season.
Huddle Up: Baldwin, coming off a 50-778-5 season a year ago, will resume his prominent role in the team's muddled WR mix which also includes Percy Harvin, Jermaine Kearse, Sidney Rice and draft picks Paul Richardson and Kevin Norwood.
Kevin Norwood - WRPosted 5/28/14 11:27am ET
The Seattle Seahawks signed fourth-round draft pick WR Kevin Norwood to a four-year deal Tuesday, May 27. Financial terms of the deal were undisclosed.
Huddle Up: Norwood is an intriguing addition to the Seahawks, but as an unproven depth receiver on a run-first offense there isn't much fantasy value to be had.
Christine Michael - RBPosted 5/27/14 8:55pm ET
Seattle Seahawks RB Christine Michael's areas of improvement to work on include more refined blocking and mastery of the running scheme.
Huddle Up: The 2013 second-round pick appeared on more than a few preseason sleeper lists last summer but only racked up 18 rushes for 79 yards in his rookie season. His fantasy prospects remain somewhat bleak barring an injury to Marshawn Lynch or Robert Turbin.
Doug Baldwin - WRPosted 5/22/14 11:01pm ET
Seattle Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin said that while he is still hoping for a contract extension, he has no plans to hold out. "If I did that it would not allow me to pursue my passion of playing football," Baldwin said Thursday on KJR radio in Seattle. "Sitting out does nothing for me, regardless of what people say about leverage."
Huddle Up: Percy Harvin's Super Bowl showing, the re-signing of Sidney Rice and the drafting of Paul Richardson and Kevin Norwood have monopolized the team's off-season WR headlines, but don't forget that Baldwin (50-778-5) is the team's leading returning WR with Golden Tate's free-agency departure. Still, an extension for Baldwin might be hard to come by given the number of other key pieces the franchise has extended (CB Richard Sherman) and needs to extend (QB Russell Wilson).
Paul Richardson - WRPosted 5/21/14 12:30pm ET
Seattle Seahawks WR Paul Richardson posted on his official Twitter account Tuesday, May 20, that he has signed his rookie contract. While financial details were not divulged, Richardson is due to receive a $1.7 million signing bonus and the standard four-year deal is worth roughly $4.7 million overall.
Huddle Up: Richardson has an opportunity to crack the Seahawks' receiver rotation right away, and getting signed and into camp will help in that regard. That said, Seattle is a run-first team and the fantasy value of a depth receiver is limited at best.
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