ORCHARD PARK NY - SEPTEMBER 12: Marshawn Lynch #23 of the Buffalo Bills sits on the bench during the NFL season opener the Miami Dolphins at Ralph Wilson Stadium on September 12 2010 in Orchard Park New York. Miami won 15-10. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)
Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch is officially listed as questionable for the team's game on Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals. We break down the fantasy implications.
Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch is officially listed as questionable for the team's game on Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals. Lynch is suffering from back spasms. He was held out of practice on Wednesday and was a limited participant in Thursday and Friday practices. Lynch's primary backup is rookie Robert Turbin, who was impressive in the preseason. Leon Washington would be in line for third down work in Lynch's absence.
Fantasy Impact: Marshawn Lynch would have been a top five running back this week if not for his injury. He still has a chance to play on Sunday, but he will likely be eased into action. The Seahawks have a great matchup against the Arizona Cardinals, but Lynch is not likely to benefit benefits. He's a risky play this week. Turbin is the more logical start, and if Lynch is inactive, Turbin is a strong option.
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