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Marshawn Lynch

28-Year-Old Running Back – Seattle Seahawks

2013 Rush/Rec Stats

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2014 Rush/Rec Projections

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2014 Fantasy Football Outlook

Once upon a time, Lynch was an enigmatic running back – a physical runner at 5-11, 215, but with only above-average speed for his position, he looked like he was never truly going to break out. But si...

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2014 ADP:  26.5

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STATUS:  Probable     INJURY:  Contract Dispute
HT: 5' 11"   WT: 215   DOB: 4/22/1986
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Marshawn Lynch Contract Information:

Signed a four-year agreement worth $31 million, with the Seahawks in March of 2012, of which $18 million is guaranteed.

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Lynch, who is already sacrificing $30,000 a day during his holdout, will forfeit 15 percent of his $6 million signing bonus -- $900,000 -- if he holds out beyond Tuesday, ESPN.com reports.

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Marshawn Lynch NFL Stats
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  Rushing Rush Distance Big Rush Games Receiving Kick Ret Punt Ret Fumbles
Year Age Team G Att Yards TD Avg 20+ 40+ 100+ 150+ 200+ Rec Yards Avg TD Tar Yds TD Yds TD Tot Lost
2007 21 13 280 1115 7 4.0 - - - - - 18 184 10.2 0 26 - - - - - -
2008 22 15 250 1036 8 4.1 - - - - - 47 300 6.4 1 57 - - - - - -
2009 23 13 120 450 2 3.8 2 1 - - - 28 179 6.4 0 37 - - - - - -
2010 24 Buf 4 37 164 0 4.4 5 0 0 0 0 1 7 7.0 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 1
2010 24 Sea 12 165 573 6 3.5 5 0 0 0 0 21 138 6.6 0 25 0 0 0 0 3 3
2011 25 Sea 15 285 1204 12 4.2 4 2 6 0 0 28 212 7.6 1 41 0 0 0 0 3 2
2012 26 Sea 16 315 1590 11 5.0 9 2 10 0 0 23 196 8.5 1 30 0 0 0 0 5 2
2013 27 Sea 16 301 1257 12 4.2 6 1 0 0 0 36 316 8.8 2 44 0 0 0 0 4 1
2014 Proj 28 SEA Subscribe now to see our 2013 projections for Marshawn Lynch

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Marshawn Lynch Fantasy/Red Zone Stats
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  Fantasy Points Per Game Rushing Stats Red Zone Runs Receiving Stats Red Zone Targets
Year Age Team G Standard PPR 0.5 PPR Att/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5 Rec/G Yds/G YPT In20 In10 In5
2007 21 13 13.6 14.9 14.2 22 86 47 - - 1 14 7.1 0 - -
2008 22 15 12.5 15.6 14.1 17 69 42 - - 3 20 5.3 2 - -
2009 23 13 5.8 7.9 6.8 9 35 20 7 2 2 14 4.8 5 2 0
2010 24 Buf 4 4.3 4.5 4.4 9 41 40 23 17 0 2 2.3 1 0 0
2010 24 Sea 12 8.9 10.7 9.8 14 48 40 23 17 2 12 5.5 1 0 0
2011 25 Sea 15 14.6 16.5 15.6 19 80 44 19 12 2 14 5.2 8 5 1
2012 26 Sea 16 15.7 17.1 16.4 20 99 56 21 10 1 12 6.5 2 1 0
2013 27 Sea 16 15.1 17.3 16.2 19 79 55 33 21 2 20 7.2 3 2 0
2014 Proj 28 SEA Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Marshawn Lynch

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Marshawn Lynch – Playing Time Overview

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Snap Count Stats

662

Offensive Snaps in 2013

Marshawn Lynch was on the field for 662 of his team's snaps on offense in 2013.

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Special Teams Snaps in 2013

Marshawn Lynch was on the field for 0 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2013.

Year Off ST
2011 - -
2012 680 0
2013 662 0

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Marshawn Lynch 2013 Game Log
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  Snap Count Rushing Rush Distance Receiving Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret Red Zone Runs Red Zone Targets
Week Opp Off ST Att Yards TD Avg 20+ 40+ Rec Yards Avg TD Tar Tot Lost Yds TD Yds TD In20 In10 In5 In20 In10 In5
1 @Car 44 0 17 43 0 2.5 0 0 2 9 4.5 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2 SF 51 0 28 98 2 3.5 1 0 3 37 12.3 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 2 1 1 1 0
3 Jax 33 0 17 69 0 4.1 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 5 1 0 0 0
4 @Hou 47 0 17 98 1 5.8 1 1 3 45 15.0 0 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0
5 @Ind 51 0 17 102 0 6.0 1 0 1 5 5.0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0
6 Ten 51 0 21 77 2 3.7 0 0 4 78 19.5 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 4 4 0 0 0
7 @Ari 51 0 21 91 1 4.3 0 0 1 3 3.0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 3 2 0 0 0
8 @StL 35 0 8 23 0 2.9 0 0 1 4 4.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 TB 44 0 21 125 0 6.0 0 0 4 16 4.0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
10 @Atl 34 0 24 145 1 6.0 1 0 3 16 5.3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 3 2 0 0 0
11 Min 30 0 17 54 2 3.2 1 0 2 9 4.5 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 5 3 1 1 0
12 BYE Bye Week
13 NO 51 0 16 45 0 2.8 0 0 3 12 4.0 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 2 2 1 0 0
14 @SF 44 0 20 72 1 3.6 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0
15 @NYG 48 0 16 47 1 2.9 0 0 6 73 12.2 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 5 3 0 0 0
16 Ari 48 0 18 71 0 3.9 0 0 2 5 2.5 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 2 0 0 0
17 StL 0 0 23 97 1 4.2 0 0 1 4 4.0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Playoffs NO 0 0 28 140 2 5.0 0 0 1 3 3.0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Playoffs SF 0 0 22 109 1 5.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Playoffs @Den 0 0 15 39 1 2.6 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Marshawn Lynch
As Compared To Other Running Backs
Height:   5' 11"
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Weight:   215 lbs
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Marshawn Lynch: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Lynch (ankle), as expected, was not present during the first day of Seahawks minicamp, John Boyle of the Everett Herald reports.

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Lynch continues to seek a new deal from the Seahawks, and appears to be ready to sit out training camp until the team addresses the matter. Seattle appears willing to restructure the deal, but they don't seem eager to add money to a deal that was just finalized two years ago. Until the dispute is resolved, Robert Turbin and Christine Michael will see the majority of reps with the first-team offense during camp.
Lynch, according to former teammate Michael Robinson, is expected to hold out of training camp, NFL.com reports.

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Lynch is entering the third year of a four-year, $30 million contract that will pay him $5 million in base salary this season. While he skipped Seattle's OTAs in June amid contract dispute rumblings, Lynch was present at the team's mandatory minicamp, avoiding being fined in the process. Now, word from Lynch's former fullback states "Beast Mode" will not attend Friday's first day of training camp and will instead make a stance toward a more lucrative contract. With three consecutive seasons of 285-plus carries, 1,200-plus rushing yards, and double-digit touchdowns, the 28-year-old Lynch believes he's outperformed his current deal and warrants a reward for his gutsy play that helped Seattle claim last season's Super Bowl title. The Seahawks may not be surprised by Lynch's decision, as there were reports earlier this offseason suggesting the team may be amenable to tweaking his contract before this season. With that in mind, it'll be worthwhile to monitor Lynch's situation. Until he reports for camp, steady backup Robert Turbin and highly-touted sleeper Christine Michael will see the bulk of reps at running back.
Lynch won't practice during this week's minicamp due to a sore ankle, Liz Mathews of 710 ESPN Seattle reports.

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The ankle injury looks to be only a minor issue at this time and shouldn't impact his availability for training camp. The durable Lynch is coming off three consecutive 285-plus carry seasons, so it makes sense for the Seahawks to manage his workload carefully during the offseason.
Lynch reported to the Seahawks' mandatory minicamp Tuesday, ESPN.com reports.

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Lynch is expected to participate in the Seahawks' three-day mandatory minicamp, which begins Tuesday, ESPN reports.

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Lynch told two teammates last season that he might retire if the Seahawks won the Super Bowl, NFL.com reports.

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Lynch is his own man, and it's not surprising that he might do something seemingly so odd. But the report is thin on specifics and sources, and barely rises to the level of rumor. Retirement talk could just be a ploy to get a new contract, but according to the Seahawks, neither he nor his agent have contacted the team about renegotiating.
Lynch likely won't make an appearance at the Seahawks' mandatory minicamp next week, as he seeks a contract extension, ESPN.com reports.

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Because running backs lose a step quickly in the NFL, Lynch's desire for more upfront money is an understandable consideration, as the workhouse has racked up 1,200 or more yards on the ground and at least 12 total touchdowns in each of his three full seasons in Seattle. Sure, his 4.5 YPC could be matched by the other running backs on the roster -- Robert Turbin and Christine Michael -- but Lynch's durability is unquestioned, with just one absence in three-plus campaigns with the organization. Even if Lynch takes the $70,000 in fines for sitting out next week, a resolution of some type could come to pass before training camp begins in late July.

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2013

With a career-high 1,590 rushing yards in 2012, Lynch has now piled up more than 3,200 total yards and 25 touchdowns the last two seasons. At 5-11, 215, Lynch ranked fifth among running backs with 639 yards after contact as defenses stacked the line early last season. But as rookie Russell Wilson and the passing game developed, Lynch enjoyed more running room, averaging 5.7 YPC over the final 10 games, scoring in eight of those contests. Despite the emergence of Wilson and the acquisition of playmaker Percy Harvin, the Seahawks remain a run-first team behind All-Pro center Max Unger and Pro-Bowl left tackle Russell Okung. If anything, an improved passing game might open lanes for Lynch as defenses are kept honest and create more red-zone trips. Although he's entering his seventh season, Lynch is only 27 and has yet to eclipse 1,500 career rush attempts, so the wear and tear on his body is less than some might assume. Lynch isn't much of a pass catcher, however – he had only 23 receptions last year and 28 in 2011, something that will cost him yards from scrimmage when compared to the league’s other workhorse backs.

2012

Lynch was one of football’s biggest surprises last year, when he totaled 1,416 yards with 13 touchdowns, scoring in 11 consecutive games at one point. He managed just 4.2 YPC but also forced 52 missed tackles, the second most in the NFL, and he also went 8-for-13 at the goal line. Lynch lacks explosion and isn’t overly powerful, but he can make defenders miss at the second level and has suddenly become a reliable workhorse after mostly disappointing throughout his career. It’s tough to bank on last year’s stats repeating, but he just turned 26, so he’s still in his prime. Lynch re-signed with Seattle to a four-year, $32 million contract ($18 million guaranteed) during the offseason, so he’s the Seahawks’ lead back. The team hopes its offense will improve by signing Matt Flynn and the return to health of Sidney Rice, but it’s still hardly a juggernaut. Lynch carries risk since he’s not a great receiver and usually has a pedestrian YPC, but Seattle will once again treat him like a workhorse in 2012. Just realize you’re betting far more on role than skill.

2011

After splitting work in Buffalo over four games, Lynch was traded to the Seahawks last season, where he was instituted as the team's lead back. It didn't result in a lot of fantasy usefulness, as Lynch averaged just 3.5 YPC and didn't add much as a receiver. He was running behind one of the worst offensive lines in football, but Lynch struggles to make defenders miss, his epic touchdown run in the Wild Card round notwithstanding. His 15 goal-line carries tied for the eighth most in the NFL, but he converted just five for scores. Seattle didn't address the running back position in the draft, so Lynch still sits atop the team's depth chart. But even if he again leads the Seahawks in carries, modest results are likely to follow.

2010

Lynch hasn’t been a bust since entering the NFL, but his production has hardly warranted his high draft selection (12th overall in 2007), either. He had a terrible season last year (one where he was suspended the first three games), gaining just 450 rushing yards while getting outplayed by undrafted Fred Jackson. With C.J. Spiller being drafted ninth overall, Lynch is suddenly third on the RB pecking order and a candidate to be traded, leaving his fantasy value entirely dependent on landing in the right situation. While not an elite running back, Lynch does have some talent and is a tough guy to tackle, so he needs to be monitored closely. If he stays in Buffalo, he can probably be ignored in most formats unless injuries occur.

2009

Lynch improved as a receiver last season, which contributed to his 1,336 yards from scrimmage and nine touchdowns over 15 games. Still, his 4.1 YPC left a lot to be desired, as does his off-the-field behavior. Lynch will be suspended for the first three games of 2009 for violating the league’s personal conduct policy. There’s a small chance it gets reduced through appeal, but currently it’s not likely. Three games out of a typical 13-game regular season is a whopping 23 percent, and that’s assuming no additional time is missed through injury. Bottom line, the suspension significantly hurts Lynch’s value. Lynch has proven to be a good, not great back over his two years in the league. He shows flashes of brilliance, breaking tackles and improving as a receiver, but in the end, the final results are underwhelming. He did average 5.3 YPC over his final four games last season, but he scored on just three of his 10 goal-line carries, giving him a terrible 30-percent success rate (6-for-25) over his career. Another concern is Fred Jackson’s emergence, as the undrafted back often outshines Lynch when given the opportunity. Jackson has averaged 4.6 YPC over his two-year career and is a major threat as a receiver. While Lynch sat with a shoulder injury during Week 17, Jackson ran for 136 yards on 27 carries in his place. The Bills’ offense should theoretically improve with the addition of Terrell Owens, but Trent Edwards had just 6.4 YPA with a 5:5 TD:INT ratio over the second half of last season. Owens and Lee Evans are nice weapons on paper, but Owens is 35 years old and will have to adjust to a completely new system. Moreover, the Bills offensive line is in shambles, especially after the loss of Jason Peters. What Lynch does have working for him, once he gets past the suspension, is that he sees most of the goal-line carries and he has a strong knack for fighting for extra yards even if he does lack the breakaway speed to peel off anything more than 10-12 yarders.

2008

Lynch's rookie campaign can't be described as anything but successful as he totaled nearly 1,300 yards in just 13 games despite playing in a lackluster offense. Lynch's 4.0 YPC was uninspiring, but he's a much better receiver than last year's 18 receptions indicate. Even as a rookie, Buffalo leaned heavily on Lynch, as his 21.5 carries per game actually led the NFL. He fumbled only once. Lynch should only be better in his second year in the league and has the look of becoming a complete back who will be on the field every down, with some occasional spelling from Fred Jackson. He'll need to improve his blocking for it to happen, but he's worked hard in that area, which also should lead to bigger numbers in the passing game. He has a nice combination of strength and elusiveness. The Bills' offense is a work in progress, but at least Lee Evans demands opposing defenses' attention. Trent Edwards' development will play a key role in Lynch's production, but the early returns suggest 2008 is going to require a steep learning curve. New offensive coordinator Turk Schonert won’t make the same mistake Steve Fairchild did and will utilize Lynch's diversity by making sure he is heavily involved in the passing game, another positive for Lynch's 2008 outlook. At press time, Lynch confessed to a hit-and-run accident in which a woman suffered minor injuries – be sure to keep an eye on this over the summer before drafting him, though our best guess is he'll avoid suspension on a misdemeanor charge or traffic violation.

2007

Lynch probably falls short of fellow rookie Adrian Peterson in long-term potential, but he should have more immediate success. With Willis McGahee out of town and only veteran Anthony Thomas competing for carries, Lynch could be the starter from Day 1, albeit with Thomas getting situational duty. While character concerns follow Lynch from his college days, he's a versatile back who rushed for 3,230 yards (6.6 YPC) and caught 68 passes for 600 yards in just three seasons at the University of California. He started 10 of 13 games as a junior, rushing for 1,356 yards and 11 touchdowns en route to being named the Pac-10 Conference Offensive Player of the Year. He also caught 34 passes for 328 yards and four scores. Rumors of a congenital disc abnormality in his lower back surfaced during the NFL combine, but most teams gave him a clean bill of health and do not believe it will lead to future problems. Lynch can be an explosive player, evidenced in 2004 when he touched the ball 13 times against Washington and had 201 all-purpose yards. Buffalo isn’t an offensive juggernaut, as McGahee struggled to put up big numbers there the past two seasons, but it’s an improving unit. J.P. Losman had 7.5 YPA during the second half of last season, and Lee Evans will demand constant attention from opposing defenses.