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|The Seahawks have been getting by with a pair of smurfs in Justin Forsett and Leon Washington as their backup running backs over the past two seasons but with the success of Marshawn Lynch, they decided this off-season to add a bigger back to the teamís roster. That player turned out to be Turbin, the teamís 4th round pick in this yearís draft. The Utah State product had a productive 2011 campaign and has solid size and enough speed to break long runs. With Lynchís availability for all of 2012 in question due to a summer DUI arrest, Turbin may end up starting some games in his rookie season. Monitor his performance in the preseason but consider Turbin a must-have handcuff if you select Lynch in your fantasy draft. Given Lynchís numerous off the field issues, Turbin shapes up as a solid prospect in dynasty formats.
| McFadden added to injury report on Thursday -- Thu Nov 19 5:55 pm --|
|The Dallas Cowboys added starter Darren McFadden to the club's official injury/practice report Thursday. McFadden fully participated in practice Wednesday but was limited Thursday because of a strained groin.
McFadden, who has a long history of injuries that derailed his career in Oakland after he was the fourth overall pick, has been healthy for the most part all season. But over the last four games, McFadden has averaged 23.3 carries as he's taken over the starter role following Dallas' release of Joseph Randle. (Dallas Morning News)|
FF Today's Take: The Cowboys have said Thursday's absence was in an effort to "keep him fresh", but McFadden is notorious for getting hurt. Typically, it has been his hamstrings that have given him the most problems. Friday's practice report will be important. Rod Smith is likely the first man up if he cannot go, but newly-acquired Robert Turbin could also figure into the mix.
| Cowboys expected to sign Robert Turbin -- Wed Nov 18 8:09 am --|
Christine Michael released earlier this week
|Cowboys are signing RB Robert Turbin, recently cut by Browns. He's third former Seahawks RB signed w Christine Michael, Rod Smith (Todd Archer on Twitter)|
FF Today's Take: The Cowboys released Christine Michael earlier this week and currently have Rod Smith and Trey Williams behind starter Darren McFadden. Turbin will likely step into the No.2 role behind McFadden in due time.
|Cowboys pickup RB Christine Michael from SEA -- Sun Sep 6 12:45 pm --|
Three-headed monster creates headache for fantasy owners
|Dallas is trading a conditional draft pick to Seattle for RB Christine Michael, per source. RB help for Dallas. (ESPN)|
FF Today's Take: The Seahawks added veteran running back Fred Jackson to the roster yesterday and waived the injured Robert Turbin (high ankle sprain). Undrafted Thomas Rawls also makes the team and will be third on the depth chart. The Cowboys have been lukewarm on their running back corps all preseason which now presents a muddy mess for fantasy owners. Joseph Randle and Darren McFadden will likely get first crack to secure snaps but Michael is someone to consider as a late-round flier.