Marshawn Lynch Fantasy Status In Question After Back Spasms

Aug 18, 2012; Denver, CO, USA; Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch (24) is pursued by Denver Broncos linebacker Joe Mays (51) in the first quarter at Sports Authority Field. Mandatory Credit: Byron Hetzler-US PRESSWIRE

Marshawn Lynch has reportedly suffered back spasms and is questionable for Sundays Seahawks-Cardinals game. We break down the fantasy implications.

ESPN's Adam Schefter just tweeted out that Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch experienced back spasms today and is uncertain whether he will be able to play on Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals.

Fantasy Impact: Lynch has had numerous injury problems in the past, but 2011 saw him put together his strongest season in four years. However, it appears the injury bug might be back as Lynch has been dealing with back issues for much of training camp. The Seahawks drafted Robert Turbin in the fourth round and he was already expected to be a big part of the game plan in 2012. Leon Washington is getting work as a change of pace back, but Turbin is the guy who would benefit most from Lynch's absence. You will want to monitor this situation closely, and if you have Lynch on your roster, I suggest picking up Turbin if he is available, as he could prove a useful handcuff this season.

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