| 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.”
| 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.
|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.
|Bills release RB Fred Jackson -- Mon Aug 31 9:00 am --|
Nine-year career in Buffalo comes to an end
|The Buffalo Bills released Fred Jackson on Monday, ending the veteran running back's nine-year career with the team. "Today, we had to make the difficult decision to release Fred Jackson," Bills general manager Doug Whaley said in a statement. "He had an incredible career for this organization for the past 10 years. (ESPN)|
FF Today's Take: The 34-year-old running back missed a couple weeks of camp with hamstring injury but played well in Saturday's preseason game against the Steelers. The Bills still have plenty of running back depth including LeSean McCoy (hamstring) Bryce Brown (hamstring), Anthony Dixon (calf) and rookie Karlos Williams. A few teams are in need of running back help including Dallas and Tennessee.
| Rex: Bills "cautiously optimistic" about McCoy -- Thu Aug 27 4:40 pm --|
|HC Rex Ryan has the media answer whether LeSean McCoy will be ready for the opener.
All together now: "Cautiously optimistic!" (Buffalo Bills on Twitter)|
FF Today's Take: In typical Rex fashion, he was able to sidestep an injury question with humor. The fact that Ryan didn't come a little closer to guaranteeing his availability for the opener should be cause for concern for his owners, however, and could rightfully result in a drop of his ADP as a result. McCoy has seemingly been hurt since the day he arrived in Buffalo, so drafters would be wise not to view him as a fantasy RB1. Fred Jackson and rookie Karlos Williams appear to be next in line.
| McCoy leaves practice with hamstring injury -- Tue Aug 18 8:00 pm --|
MRI on Wednesday
|Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy limped to the locker room with an apparent left leg injury during Tuesday's joint practice with the Cleveland Browns. (ESPN)|
FF Today's Take: The Bills are decimated at the running back position with injuries. McCoy (hamstring) joins Fred Jackson (hamstring), Anthony Dixon (calf), Bryce Brown (hamstring) and rookie Karlos Williams (undisclosed) in the trainers room. None are expected to play on Thursday.
| Anthony Dixon out with calf injury -- Wed Aug 5 12:15 pm --|
Out multiple weeks
|Buffalo Bills running back Anthony Dixon suffered a calf injury in Monday night's practice which coach Rex Ryan called "substantial." Ryan expects Dixon to be out multiple weeks. (Buffalo News)|
FF Today's Take: Dixon may struggle to make the final roster if he's out for an extended period of time. The team has Fred Jackson, Bryce Brown and Karlos Williams behind LeSean McCoy. Dixon's injury opens the door for Brown to see more reps in training camp.