Marshawn Lynch

Marshawn Lynch

Height: 5' 11"Weight: 215 lbsAge: 31College: CaliforniaDrafted: #12 (1st Rd. by Buffalo)

Week 7 Outlook

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Week Rank (ECR) RB #24
Projection 7.7 pts


Marshawn Lynch suspended one-game

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch is suspended one-game for an unsportsmanlike conduct violation.

Fantasy Impact

Lynch, who was ejected from Thursday night's victory over the Chiefs for pushing an official, received a one-game ban from the league as a result of his infraction. It will be DeAndre Washington and Jalen Richard handling Oakland's RB duties in the struggling starter's absence. Following a 10-day rest, the Raiders will play their contest minus Lynch against the Buffalo in Week 8.

Marshawn Lynch ejected Thursday night

Marshawn Lynch ended his night in the second quarter, the result of a late hit by Chiefs DB Marcus Peters on Raider QB Derek Carr. Pushing and shoving ensued between players from both teams and in the process Lynch pushed a game official which led to his ejection. For the night, he had two carries for nine yards.

Fantasy Impact

Nobody can fault Lynch for defending his quarterback but fantasy owners are left holding the bag again. He has just not been able to produce consistently all season despite the preseason hype and his cost in drafts. Hopefully, he can get things turned around next week in Buffalo.

Steve Painter4 days ago
Marshawn Lynch totals 63 yards Sunday

Marshawn Lynch had 13 carries for 63 yards in Sunday's loss to the Chargers. He was targeted twice in the passing game but had no receptions.

Fantasy Impact

This was a game where Lynch was supposed to have excelled, facing the run-funnel Chargers defense. It's evident that the Raiders' are going to limit his involvement to around 12 or so touches per game so to achieve some solid value he has to score, something he has only accomplished twice so far this year. Depending on the matchup going forward, he will likely be a low-end RB2 most games. A relatively high fantasy draft pick, the year has been disappointing for most owners.

Steve Painter1 week ago
Marshawn Lynch totals 53 yards and a score Sunday

Marshawn Lynch carried the ball 12 times for 43 yards and a touchdown and he added 10 yards with one reception on two targets in Sunday's 30-17 loss to the Baltimore Ravens. The Raiders loss today was particularly painful, with many thinking this home game would be a win when instead it revealed a pretty sloppy and flawed team. As for Lynch, he averaged 3.6 YPC, just a tick above his season average.

Fantasy Impact

Game flow the last three weeks have hampered Lynch's ability to offer consistent fantasy production and trouble is, how is that supposed to improve? Well, Derek Carr should return next week is a good sign but the team has other issues as well. Lynch's owners should look for 12-18 touches per game, predicated by game flow and remain patient as he continues to have the ability to deliver solid fantasy production.

Steve Painter2 weeks ago
Marshawn Lynch bottled up by Denver's defense

Marshawn Lynch was held to 12 total yards Sunday in the 16-10 loss to the Denver Broncos. The game was viewed as a tough matchup and it was, with Denver only allowing the Raiders 24 yards on the ground. Lynch had nine carries on the day and was also targeted once with a pass but it was incomplete. He is averaging 3.35 YPC thus far and will look to rebound against Baltimore next Sunday on friendlier home turf.

Fantasy Impact

It was a disappointing afternoon that went about as expected. Lynch is fine and still has a lot to offer so you can continue to fire him up week-to-week, especially in favorable matchups.

Steve Painter3 weeks ago