Robert Turbin Won't Be Just For Short Yardage: Fantasy Implications

August 24, 2012; Kansas City, MO, USA; Seattle Seahawks running back Robert Turbin (22) is tackled by Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Derrick Johnson (56) in the first quarter at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-US PRESSWIRE

Robert Turbin looked great on Friday and his coach had some nice things to say about him. We break down the fantasy implications.

Robert Turbin looked very good on Friday with with 14 carries for 93 yards and a touchdown. The Seattle Times touted Turbin as being "not just a short-yardage specialist" and Pete Carroll also praised the Utah State rookie.

Analysis: "He's a really good football player," Pete Carroll said following the game. "I'm so happy with the draft pick. We went out to get a guy who could complement Marshawn and could give us good, hard-nosed running, and he's shown exactly that." That sounds like a handcuff for fantasy purposes and the words of encouragement weren't likely sugar-coated. Turbin runs in a similar style as Marshawn Lynch and it would appear he would get most of the work in the event Lynch gets suspended or hurt. Leon Washington hasn't looked impressive and there's not much competition elsewhere. Turbin should be drafted by any owner that is willing to invest an early pick on Lynch.

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

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