Marshawn Lynch tops 100 yards in solid fantasy effort

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The Seahawks running back had his first 100-yard rushing game of the season against the Colts. We discuss the fantasy implications.

Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch carried the ball 17 times for 102 yards rushing in a 34-28 loss to the Indianapolis Colts in Week 5. The performance by Lynch marks his first 100-yard game of the season.

Lynch's performance came thanks in large part quarterback Russell Wilson, who was able to scramble away from Colts defenders routinely throughout the game and was able to hook up with various targets in the passing game as well. Wilson's ability to control the ball in the first half allowed Lynch open running lanes that he exploited.

Fantasy impact: As is normally his trademark, Lynch was able to fight off tackles and gain extra yards. He kept his legs pumping the way he normally does and the Colts aren't generally known for their run defense in the first place, so the stars aligned for a strong performance.

Going into Week 6, Lynch will go up against the Tennessee Titans run defense that gave up 108 yards and a touchdown to Jamaal Charles of the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 5. Fantasy owners will want to start Lynch as they normally would, especially considering the Titans rank in the lower half of the league against the run.

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