Marshawn Lynch Unlikely To Play Friday: Fantasy Implications

CHICAGO - OCTOBER 17: Marshawn Lynch #24 of the Seattle Seahawks runs past Brian Iwuh #52 of the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field on October 17 2010 in Chicago Illinois. The Seahawks defeated the Bears 23-20. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Marshawn Lynch; Brian Iwuh

Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch is not expected to play Friday against the Kansas City because of a back injury. We break down the fantasy implications.

Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch is unlikely to play Friday against the Kansas City Chiefs. The Seattle Times reports that Lynch missed practice both Tuesday and Wednesday because of a back injury. Lynch had six carries for 37 yards for Seattle in the team's last preseason game against the Denver Broncos.

Analysis: Lynch is an interesting case study for fantasy football. He's capable of having huge, multiple-touchdown games and just as capable of having minimal impact. The thing that makes Lynch more appealing than other inconsistent backs is his job security. There aren't really any other options for the Seahawks, who are still trying to sort out their starting quarterback and their depth chart at wide receiver. On draft day, Lynch will be a low-end No. 1 back because of the volume of carries he should get.

For more on the Seahawks check out SB Nation Seattle and Field Gulls.

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