| Lynch to have sports hernia surgery -- Wed Nov 25 7:00 am --|
Expected to miss at least month
|NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported the running back (Marshawn Lynch) will need surgery to repair a sports hernia, and is expected to be out a month. The surgery is scheduled for Wednesday morning, according to a source. The timeline makes a return to the field possible for Lynch, especially if the Seahawks make the postseason. (NFL.com)|
FF Today's Take: Lynch surprised many by sitting out Week 11 leading to a huge day from backup Thomas Rawls. Rawls will continue to be the main back in Seattle's rushing attack and provide low-end RB1 value moving forward.
| Lynch unlikely for Week 12 versus Steelers -- Mon Nov 23 7:00 pm --|
Status unknown until after visit with specialist on Tuesday
|Seahawks HC Pete Carroll not expecting Marshawn Lynch to be available Sunday vs Steelers. Again, won't know more until meets with specialist tomorrow. (710 ESPN)|
FF Today's Take: There has been speculation that Lynch is dealing with a sports hernia that could sideline him for the rest of the regular season. Thomas Rawls has mostly thrived whenever Lynch has been sidelined this season and is coming off a 33-touch, 255-yard, two-touchdown demolition of the 49ers. The undrafted rookie free agent would face a tougher challenge if he gets the start this week against the Steelers, but should be considered a RB1 if that happens.
| Marshawn Lynch questionable for Sunday -- Fri Nov 20 5:00 pm --|
Beastmode plagued by abdomen injury
|Stop me if you've heard this one before: Marshawn Lynch is listed as questionable on the Seattle Seahawks' injury report ahead of Sunday's tilt with the San Francisco 49ers. Lynch sat out practices this week while dealing with an abdomen injury. Beast Mode was also listed as questionable with the same injury last week and started against the Arizona Cardinals. He carried eight times for 42 yards - the Seahawks handed the ball off just 12 total times last week. (NFL.com)|
FF Today's Take: Lynch made the most of his limited touches last week, turning in 50 yards from scrimmage and a rushing TD. He's a strong fantasy play this week against a 49ers' defense that ranks 21st against the run this year.
| Marshawn Lynch will be a gametime decision -- Sun Nov 15 7:15 am --|
|Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch is a game-time decision tonight with abdominal injury. "50-50" source said. He always plays but this is painful (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)|
FF Today's Take: This is a bad spot for fantasy owners as Lynch and the Seahawks don't play until Sunday night. Thomas Rawls would get the start if Lynch can't go.
| Marshawn Lynch expected to return Sunday -- Tue Oct 13 10:01 am --|
Seahawks RB rotation will still include Thomas Rawls
|Coach Pete Carroll said RB Marshawn Lynch will likely practice on Thursday and should play on Sunday versus the Panthers. He added that the coaches also will find ways to get snaps for rookie Thomas Rawls, who rushed for 169 yards in Sunday’s 27-24 loss at Cincinnati. (Seattle Times)|
FF Today's Take: This is good news for Lynch owners who've yet to get much of anything from the normally solid fantasy RB1. Rawls has earned work, but he doesn't have the same level of talent that Lynch does. Stay tuned as Lynch finally gets back to work during the end of the week.
| Marshawn Lynch out for Week 5 -- Fri Oct 9 3:00 pm --|
Thomas Rawls expected to start
|Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch is OUT for Week 5 vs. the Bengals. (Field Yates on Twitter)|
FF Today's Take: Lynch has been dealing with various ailments including calf and hamstring injuries. Thomas Rawls is expected to start in Lynch's place and will be in the RB2 conversation against the Bengals. Rawls averaged 6.5 yards per carry against the Bears but just 2.8 ypc against the Lions.
| Marshawn Lynch expected to return Week 5 -- Tue Oct 6 9:06 am --|
Beast Mode had "best day" Monday -- but was inactive
|The Seahawks played Monday night’s game against the Detroit Lions without running back Marshawn Lynch, just the second time he's missed a game since coming to Seattle in 2010. Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said he could return versus Cincinnati.
He was replaced on Monday night by Thomas Rawls and veteran Fred Jackson. (Seahawks.com)|
FF Today's Take: Lynch had been listed as questionable on Saturday’s injury report with a hamstring injury, then was downgraded to out a day later.
“He wasn’t quite right,” Carroll said. “His best day was today. He ran pretty well in pregame, but they did not think he could sustain through the game and come out healthy again the next week. So we’re hoping that by using patience here, that he’ll be ready to go this next week.”
| Marshawn Lynch 40-60 to play Monday night -- Sat Oct 3 4:00 pm --|
|On Saturday, the Seahawks will issue their final injury report in advance of Monday night’s game against the Lions. Running back Marshawn Lynch likely will be listed as questionable with a hamstring injury, which will mean there’s a 50-50 chance he plays.
Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the current estimate is that Lynch’s chances of playing are more like 40-60.
FF Today's Take: Lynch owners need to be making other plans considering the game is Monday night. Thomas Rawls would likely get the start if Lynch doesn't play an be a nice alternative for Lynch owners. We likely won't know Lynch's status until gametime.
| Lynch expected to be gametime decision -- Fri Oct 2 12:45 pm --|
|Reiterating much of what he said during his Thursday press conference on the status of Marshawn Lynch (hamstring), Carroll said the decision on whether or not to play the Seattle running back against the Lions is "probably going to go to game-time." "He’s got a slight hamstring pull, but for a running back that runs as crazy as he does it’s really important and crucial to him. But we’ll see how he goes, he’s working hard for us.” (Seahawks.com)|
FF Today's Take: The Seahawks don't play until Monday night so Lynch owners having to make a decision on Sunday should play it safe and look for other options. If Lynch sits, Thomas Rawls and Fred Jackson would see increased action.
| Marshawn Lynch '50-50' to play MNF -- Wed Sep 30 5:15 pm --|
|Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch is dealing with a hamstring injury that, according to a source, makes him "50-50" to play Monday night against the Detroit Lions.
The Seahawks might not have clarity on whether Lynch will be able to play until this weekend. Coach Pete Carroll said Monday that Lynch would undergo an MRI this week.
FF Today's Take: Unless more information following the MRI becomes available prior to Sunday, fantasy owners may have to play it safe with Marshawn Lynch this week. Thomas Rawls and Fred Jackson would filled the void last week and a similar role would be in store for them if Lynch is limited or unable to play entirely.
| Marshawn Lynch expected to play -- Sun Sep 27 7:00 am --|
|Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch, who popped up on the injury report with a calf injury, is playing against the #Bears, sources say. #BeastMode (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)|
FF Today's Take: Lynch was labeled a gametime decision by his head coach earlier in the week. Rapoport's report should give Lynch owners confidence to keep the stud running back in their lineups. The Seahwaks play a late-afternoon game.