Marshawn Lynch, Doug Baldwin Should Be Ready for Opener: Fantasy Implications

Aug 18, 2012; Denver, CO, USA; Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch (24) on the sideline in the fourth quarter against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field. Mandatory Credit: Byron Hetzler-US PRESSWIRE

Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch and wide receiver Doug Baldwin should be ready to go by week one. We break down the fantasy implications.

Pete Carroll announced in his final press conference before the Seahawks take on the Raiders on Thursday that Marshawn Lynch has been progressing well in rehab from back spasms. "We think he's going to be fine," said Carroll. Additionally, Carroll added that Doug Baldwin will be able to return to practice on Monday and available for Seattle's week one game at Arizona. Baldwin has missed the entire preseason after leading the Hawks in receiving a year ago.

Fantasy Implications: There really hasn't been much concern about these injuries over the course of the preseason and this reaffirms that the two players should be able to start by week one. With Sidney Rice returning last week and guard John Moffitt returning tomorrow against the Raiders as well, the Seahawks look like they'll be nearly 100% healthy on offense for the season opener, with the only major decision left to be made being who will start opposite of Rice.

For more on the Seahawks, check out Field Gulls and SB Nation Seattle. For more fantasy info, check out the SB Nation Fantasy War Room 6-10pm Monday through Friday, 4-9pm Saturday and Sunday.

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