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By Brian Tesch, Seahawks Correspondent, Thu, Jul 31st 3:22pm EDT

Adam Schefter and Adam Caplan both report that Marshawn Lynch's holdout is over and he will report within the next 24 hours. (Source: Bob Condotta on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: So much for the talk of a committee of Chirstine Michael, Robert Turbin, and Spencer Ware in Seattle. Lynch is set to return to his featured role in the Seattle backfield, and should be drafted as such. It will be interesting to see if the aforementioned Micahel, Turbin, and Ware eat into his historically huge workload in 2014.

By Michael White, Seahawks Correspondent, Thu, Jul 31st 3:19pm EDT

ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter is reporting on Twitter that Marshawn Lynch plans to end holdout and report to Seahawks Training Camp with 24 hours. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Lynch returning to camp this early should set fantasy owners at ease. Unlike recent holdouts by MJD and Chris Johnson, who reported to camp days before week one of the regular season, Lynch has a full month to get fully ready to go and won't miss any preseason games. Expect the Seahawks to still rely on Lynch heavily throughout the season, but the load should be lightened a bit. Christine Michael should see more carries and will most likely be Lynch's prime handcuff. At the age of 28, Lynch should remain a RB1 in all formats.

By Brian Tesch, Seahawks Correspondent, Tue, Jul 29th 11:41am EDT

John Clayton reports that if Marshawn Lynch does not report today (7/29), the Seahawks could ask him to repay $900,000 of his six million dollar signing bonus. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Lynch's holdout has been costing him $30,000 a day in fines, and if he does not report today, those fines double to $60,000. If the holdout lasts past August 5th, Lynch could lose a year of free agency, and if he misses a pre-season game, he could lose a regular season game check. While these fines are applied at the discretion of the team, Lynch stands to lose a hefty chunk of change if the holdout continues. If Lynch does not report today, it could be a sign that he is holding out for the long haul.

By Brian Tesch, Seahawks Correspondent, Fri, Jul 25th 12:08pm EDT

Mike Florio of reports that there’s a “zero percent chance” Marshawn Lynch will show up for the start of training camp without a contract that replaces the final two seasons of his four-year, $30 million contract. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Florio also states talks between Lynch and the Seahawks have been "occurring on and off for months". Lynch was just named the #1 bust candidate by writer Ethan Silva, and there is massive risk in drafting Lynch at his current late 1st round ADP. Lets not forget that Lynch's skill as a power runner is unique, and he's a rare true three-down back with a potential massive workload awaiting should he report. If you can tolerate the risk of a possible lengthy holdout and believe in Lynch's skill-set; he's going to be a bargain in the 2nd/3rd round. But if you think that Lynch is going to get passed by uber-athlete Christine Michael, or experience a decline like that of Chris Johnson or Maurice Jones-Drew upon returning (if he even returns at all), avoid him at all costs.

By Brian Tesch, Seahawks Correspondent, Thu, Jul 24th 7:40pm EDT

Updating his previous tweets, Bob Condotta states "The Seahawks aren't inclined to give Lynch a new deal. So hard to tell where this goes". (Source: Bob Condotta on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Condotta then tweets that giving Lynch a new deal would set a dangerous precedent for a young roster coming to the end of their first contracts, and that the team "has taken steps to get prepared for (a) post-Lynch future with Christine Michael, etc". While Lynch is as dependable as they come on the field, the potential for this to get messy is real. Lynch has gone from as reliable an RB1 as they come, to a tremendously risky pick in what seems like record time.

By Brian Tesch, Seahawks Correspondent, Thu, Jul 24th 7:12pm EDT

Bob Condotta tweets that former Seahawks fullback Michael Robinson has broken news of a Marshawn Lynch holdout. (Source: Bob Condotta on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: That sound you hear is Marshawn Lynch dropping out of the first round in standard drafts. While Lynch hardly ever sees preseason action, this cannot be a good sign for his prospects going forward, as Christine Michael now has a shot to Wally Pipp Beast Mode. As of right now Lynch is still a first round talent in standard leagues, but a lengthy holdout could send his stock tumbling. If you're the gutsy type, see if you can get a risk-averse owner to agree to a buy-low trade in dynasty or early draft formats. However it is worth noting that Lynch pondered retirement earlier in the off-season.

ProFootballTalk | Aug 1st
There’s no dispute that Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch returned to the fold on Thursday with an adjusted contract that moves money around but gives him no new dollars, in theory.  (It nevertheless makes $1 million a lot easier to earn, and nudges $500,000 from 2015 to 2014.) In contrast, there’s a sharp dispute over…
The New York Times | Aug 1st
Likely last year in Seattle, Micheal ready to carry more, and plenty of recent wear & tear.
ProFootballTalk | Jul 31st
The Seahawks got their starting running back in camp today, and Marshawn Lynch got something out of his brief holdout. A league source tells PFT that the Seahawks agreed to bump up Lynch’s base salary to persuade Lynch to report. Under Lynch’s previous contract, he was due to make a $5 million base salary this…
Rotoworld | Jul 31st
Profootballtalk reports Marshawn Lynch has agreed to a $1.5 million raise for 2014.
ProFootballTalk | Jul 31st
Reports on Thursday afternoon indicated that running back Marshawn Lynch was set to make his delayed arrival to Seahawks camp in the next 24 hours, but the team didn’t have to wait that long for Lynch’s return. Lynch arrived at the Seahawks’ facility a bit later on Thursday, a moment broadcast on NFL Network and…
Rotoworld | Jul 31st
Marshawn Lynch has officially reported to Seahawks camp. | Jul 31st
Now that Marshawn Lynch has ended his uneventful holdout, Around The League wonders about his Seahawks' future. Could this be the smashmouth running back's final season in Seattle?
EDSFootball | Jul 31st
Less than one week into his holdout, Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch will end his holdout and report to camp within the next 24 hours, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Marshawn Lynch is planning to end his holdout and is expected to report to Seattle's training camp in next 24 hours, via @caplannfl and me.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 31, 2014 Marshawn Lynch will not receiv...
ProFootballTalk | Jul 31st
It looks like Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch has decided not to be all about that holdout, boss. Adam Schefter and Adam Caplan of ESPN reports that Lynch is expected to end his holdout in the next 24 hours and report to work with the Seahawks. Per the report, Lynch will not be receiving a… | Jul 31st
Marshawn Lynch is back at Seattle Seahawks camp. The Pro Bowl rusher had been hoping to address his contract situation with the team, but he didn't receive a new deal. | Jul 31st
Marshawn Lynch is ending his brief holdout. The Pro Bowl rusher had been hoping to address his contract situation with the team, but didn't receive a new deal.
Breaking Football | Jul 31st
Lynch has been unstoppable the past three years and he's not slowing down now. The talented young backs behind him will have to wait.
Rotoworld | Jul 31st
ESPN reports Marshawn Lynch is ending his holdout, and will report to Seahawks camp in the next 24 hours.
FantasySharks | Jul 31st
How does Marshawn Lynch’s holdout affect his value this year? Is he still a first-rounder? Come inside for the info.
The Fake Football | Jul 30th
  Follow @ianrgold Cheat Sheet Creator – Draft Analyzer – Draft Assistant – Auction Calculator The Marshawn Lynch situation continues. For you dynasty players and those unfortunate enough to have drafted him already (are July drafts even  Full Article » The post Training Camp Notes – Wednesday, July 30th appeared first on...
FFLockerRoom | Jul 30th
The wear on Lynch's tires is starting to worry me a bit. Only reason he has slipped a couple of spots in our rankings.
Fantasy Football Empire | Jul 28th
28 years old and 4.17 yards per carry on 301 rushing attempts. Seahawks OC Darrell Bevell says he will use a running back by committee approach this season. We all know that Lynch is still the #1 RB, but even at a 70/30 split with Christine Michael , this will hurt his fantasy value.
Beast Dome | Jul 28th
FANTASY FOOTBALL: THE ADVENTURES OF NEW AND OLD CHRISTINE (MARSHAWN LYNCH)     BEAST DOME NATION. First of all I want to take this space to thank you all for returning to the DOME for the 2014 season.  The BEAST DOME NATION is easily one of the most knowledgeable Fantasy Sports communities on the web.  With that being said.  I am bringing back the BEAST DOME NATION CHAMPIO...
Yahoo! Sports | Jul 26th
3-year averages of 1,350 rush yards, 13 TDs; Backup RB Michael likely to steal 6-8 touches
Win My Fantasy League | Jul 26th
Marshawn Lynch will see his carries reduced but will still likely see 300 plus touches with Christine Michael likely maxing out around the 150 range.
Dynasty League Football | Jul 25th
With training camps underway, news like Marshawn Lynch's holdout are stealing the headlines.
EDSFootball | Jul 25th
Although Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch attended the team's minicamp last month, it appears that he won't be at training camp. NFL Network's Michael Robinson, a former teammate of Lynch, said on Inside Training Camp that Lynch just told him that he is going to hold out. With two years left on his deal, Lynch is due a base salary of $5 million this year and $5.5 million next year,...
CBS Sports | Jul 23rd
Is Marshawn Lynch in danger of losing touches this season? Our Jamey Eisenberg breaks down the history of 400-plus touch running backs and the outlook isn't great.
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru | Jul 21st
The Seahawks love the run game and Lynch continues to get the goal-line work. He is a safe selection for 2014 and you have to love his toughness.
Fantasy Football Maniax | Jul 15th
Lynch turns 28 years old and has 1,753 career carries. I think the plan is to have more of a timeshare this season with second-year RB Christine Michael and allow Lynch to depart in free agency next year, when they will need to free up money to sign QB Russell Wilson to a mega contract.
Rotoprofessor | Jul 7th
by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) We’ve looked at some of the notable running back risers when leagues move to PPR formats (click here to view), but what about those who lose significant value?  Let’s take a look:   Marshawn Lynch – Seattle Seahawks PPR
Breaking Football | Jul 2nd
In order to win your fantasy football league through the draft, it’s all about finding value with as many picks as possible. That means avoiding fantasy busts, and hitting on fantasy sleepers. To help you with the former, I’ve got 5 fantasy busts that you’ll want to stay away from. Let your opponents make these mistakes. There’s already enough risk of your early rounders tu...
KFFL | Jun 24th
There are different levels of fantasy football draft peril. Marshawn Lynch happens to be a bit more dangerous than most other shaky purchases.
ESPN | Jun 20th
Nate Ravitz and Matthew Berry discuss Marshawn Lynch's situation in Seattle and thoughts on dynasty league strategies.
EDSFootball | Jun 17th
Two key NFC West offensive players have drawn attention recently for their desire of a new contract: 49ers TE Vernon Davis and Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch. Both players have stayed away from the voluntary OTA workouts, but Lynch has reported to the Seahawks' mandatory minicamp (unlike Davis) today. Not only did earlier reports this month suggest that Lynch would skip the mandatory minicamp, but...
EDSFootball | Jun 12th
Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch has skipped the team's voluntary OTAs, but reports suggest that he won't be at the team's mandatory minicamp next week either. "It's very, very unlikely that Lynch will be there,'' said a source close to the situation (via ESPN's Terry Blount). "He wants the Seahawks to renegotiate his current contract and provide him with more up-front money." Entering the ...
KFFL | Jun 5th
The news popping up in Seattle is both good and bad for Beast Mode's fantasy football value.