Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch ran the ball 17 times for 54 yards and two touchdowns in the team's 41-20 win over the Minnesota Vikings in Week 11. He also caught two passes for nine yards and a third score. The multi-touchdown effort marks the third time this season Lynch has found the end zone more than once in a game.
Fantasy impact: Lynch only managed 3.2 yards per carry in the game, but he was as good as the Seahawks needed him to be. The game against the Vikings posed the makings of a blowout on paper and that's exactly what it was.
The only surprising thing about the result was that it took until the fourth quarter for the Seahawks to seal the deal. Lynch's power-running style lent itself well to short-yardage situations on Sunday. He scored both of his rushing touchdowns on the day from within six yards of the end zone.
Although he generally had an average fantasy day, the three touchdowns ensured that Lynch's Week 11 numbers would be strong.
The Seahawks now look forward to their bye week. When they get back in Week 13, they'll be counting on Lynch to carry the ball against a New Orleans Saints team that can put up a ton of points through the air.