Marshawn Lynch ran for 115 yards and a touchdown against the lowly Rams, who entered the game with the NFL's worst run defense. As if that wasn't enough, it could have been even better -- he attempted two passes, but they were incomplete. He did catch two passes for eight yards, though. Lynch has become a must-start for fantasy owners -- just in time for the fantasy playoffs. The best part from Monday's game? He made it rain Skittles after finding the end zone in the fourth quarter:
It wasn't so long ago that Lynch had become a fantasy afterthought. The one-time fantasy stud had failed to rush for as much as 75 yards in any of his first four games and did not rush for 100 yards in any game until breaking out for 135 in Week 9.
Since then, however, he has been an absolute beast. Heading into Week 14, Lynch had eclipsed the 100-yard barrier in four of five games, rushing for 591 yards and scoring six touchdowns during that stretch. Going back and little farther, he had scored a touchdown in eight straight games, after failing to score in any of his first four.
Without rushing for another yard all season, Lynch had already assured himself of his best season since 2008, when he last rushed for 1,000 yards. If he can keep this pace up, this will be a career year for the former first-round draft pick.
For more on Lynch's performance, be sure to check out Seahawks blog Field Gulls.