Marshawn Lynch, RB, Seahawks: Fantasy Football Outlook

 
 
 
 
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Marshawn Lynch, RB, Seahawks

Position/Rank ADP NFL Team Status Experience Age Height Weight Twitter
RB - #6 25.86 SEA Active 8 years 29 5'11 215 @MoneyLynch

There is no 2015 profile for this player yet. Here is his 2014 profile:

2014 Outlook: Solid/Safe Pick

KINDA BEASTMODE: Lynch is a volume runner who became more involved in the passing game last year. Excluding the postseason, he ran the ball 901 times over the last three years. Not many backs are asked to carry that kind of load. That's about 19 carries per game. He averaged 4.5 yards per carry and 11.7 TDs per season over that same span. With Lynch, fantasy owners are selecting a very solid running back who is likely to carry a majority of the touches once again. In OTAs, we've heard rumors of Seattle going toward more of a committee approach to get Christine Michael more involved. Over the last three years, there was an average of 119 carries given to other backs. Michael can handle the bulk of those to prove he's ready to elevate himself as a starter in 2015. Lynch is not likely to fall back too far in carries though as long as health never becomes an issue. His floor seems pretty solid. There are some downsides to Lynch; His age (younger and more athletic backs around his average draft position) and a long history of backs who wore down around this stage of their career or had to find new creative ways to stay productive. Lynch isn't at the end of his career, not yet anyway; however, the end is much closer than his beginning. The former Cal back is a safe, but low-end RB1 this year. Due to his below-average pass-receiving totals, some may prefer to grab a big-time WR1 in the second-half of the first round of redraft leagues in both standard and PPR.

Last updated on Jul-14-2014 by Brad Kruse

Latest Update

Jun-30-15 Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch seriously considered retirement this offseason

When Marshawn Lynch said he was considering retirement this offseason he wasn't lying. In an interview with Conan O'Brien Lynch said he did plan on retiring before the Seahawks threw a boatload of money at him. Lynch said he was swayed when the team, "put 12 in front of you for a year, you start to think, maybe I could do this again." O'Brien joked, "12 thousand dollars." To which Lynch replied, "Yeah, something like that."

Lynch also explained one if the reasons he was considering retirement. "I done got in a lot of trouble for grabbing my ding-ding," Lynch said. He capped off his night by doing his trademark backwards jump TD celebration into a pool of skittles. And yes, he grabbed his "ding-ding"

Fantasy Analysis:

This of course has little relevancy to Lynch's season but it sure is amusing. It only adds to the folklore of Beast Mode. The Seahawks are going to run him ragged this year. They know this is probably his last season in Seattle and they probably don't want Wilson putting up All-Pro numbers because they have negotiate a contract with him eventually. Lynch is currently being drafted as the RB9. I like him as the RB6.

FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors

6/30 - Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch seriously considered retirement this offseason
6/28 - Seahawks QB Russell Wilson would like to remain in Seattle 'for a really, really long time'
6/20 - Seahawks RB Thomas Rawls a surprising 'bright spot' in Seattle
6/1 - Seahawks RB Christine Michael will get his opportunity with RB Robert Turbin sidelined Injury

2014 Mock Draft Results

Month Position Franchise/Comments
FFToolbox Mock Draft July 21
7/21/2014
2.09 FFMagicMan - The reports of Lynch's demise are greatly exaggerated. Seattle ain't fixing what ain't broken.
FFToolbox Mock Draft July 14
July 14, 2014
2.07 Gridiron Experts - @MikeRigz - I was surprised by the comments after my selection of Marshawn Lynch. Apparently Dr.Roto was speaking about him earlier in the day and made a strong case that Lynch could be a potential bust in 2014. I don?t see it; Beastmode should have another strong season, especially since he?s gaining traction as an RB that can catch passes out of the backfield from time to time. Last season Lynch had 36 receptions for 316 yards and 2 scores. Add that to his huge 1200+ yards and 12TD?s on the ground and he?s a nice add as my RB1. Just in case you do think Lynch?s going to crumble into a million rainbow colored skittle pieces, check out my later picks.
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