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 - #9 26.30 SEA Active 8 years 28 5'11 215 @MoneyLynch

2014 Outlook: Solid/Safe Pick

Last updated on Jul-14-2014 by Brad Kruse

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.

FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors

7/20 - Seahawks RB Christine Michael set to have bigger role after impressive spring
7/16 - Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch to see reduced workload
7/16 - 'Word out of San Francisco' is 49ers RB Frank Gore will see 50 fewer carries this season

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2013 Mock Draft Results

Month Position Franchise/Comments
2013 FFToolbox Staff Mock Draft #1
June 18th, 2013
1.11 FFToolbox - Rob Warner - Beast Mode is 27 years old, has amassed 23 rushing TDs over the past two seasons and will remain the focal point of an offense averaged 26 PPG (and that was without Percy Harvin). Granted Lynch has averaged just 25 catches during his 3 seasons in Seattle but he has missed just 1 game over the past 3 seasons and is solid value at #11 in round 1.
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #2
July 2nd 2013
1.11 BFD Fantasy - Call me crazy but the top RB on a team that loathes throwing the football looks pretty darn good to me at #11. Marshawn seems to have some people worried, I wouldn't be.
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #1
June 25th, 2013
2.01 Bruno Boys - As I stated above the value at the turn in this draft was of the running back variety. This pick still gave me some pause though. On the one hand I had several valuable PPR options in Matt Forte and Steven Jackson but on the other hand Marshawn Lynch, a notably anti-PPR back, was available. Lynch has an absolute stranglehold on his role in Seattle and the expected growth of the offense was too tempting to pass up. The potential boost to goal line touches was enough for me to take him as a safe option here after his two consecutive top 6 PPR RB finishes. The DUI case is a concern but not enough of one to pass on elite talent.
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #3
July 9th, 2013
1.07 RotoExperts - Scott 
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