Marshawn Lynch

Marshawn Lynch

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

2017 Outlook

Strength of Schedule:
24th easiest for RBs
Draft Rank (ECR) #29
Best / Worst #16 / #107
ADP #25


Marshawn Lynch plays one series Saturday night

Marshawn Lynch played one series in Saturday's 24-21 loss to the Rams, having two carries for ten yards.

Fantasy Impact

Lynch had a terrific camp and appears ready for the upcoming season. The big question revolves around his usage or the anticipated number of carries he will have. Eyes should be on whoever will be his backup, currently DeAndre Washington with Jalen Richard in the mix as well. Lynch's current ADP sits at 25.

Steve Painter3 days ago
Marshawn Lynch sits for the national anthem

ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch remained seated for the national anthem in the team's preseason opener Saturday night. In an exchange between Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio and Lynch, this was said via ESPN: "[Lynch] said, 'This is something I've done for 11 years, it's not a form of anything other than me being myself.' I said, 'So, you understand how I feel. I very strongly believe in standing for the national anthem but I'm going to respect you as a man. You do your thing and we'll do ours. So, that's a non-issue for me," Del Rio said.

Fantasy Impact

Here we go again? Probably not. Lynch said sitting on the cooler for the anthem is an act he's done for "11 years" and he's just "being himself." Will there be any backlash similar to what Colin Kaepernick has faced? That remains to be seen. I don't expect Lynch or his fantasy value to be affected at all in the wake of this report.

Marshawn Lynch officially a member of the Raiders

ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting the Oakland Raiders have officially acquired running back Marshawn Lynch and a sixth-round draft selection in 2018 from the Seattle Seahawks in exchange for a fifth-round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft.

Fantasy Impact

It's official. The Seahawks have traded Lynch to the Raiders. The 30-year-old running back has passed his physical upon his return from Haiti Wednesday, which sealed the deal. ESPN's Adam Caplan reported earlier in the day that the Raiders will likely employ Lynch as their primary rusher on first and second downs while mixing in Jamize Olawale, DeAndre Washington, Jalen Richard and their newest addition on third. Lynch should be viewed a borderline fantasy RB1/ RB2 for the 2017 season.

Marshawn Lynch traded to Raiders

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting the Seattle Seahawks have agreed to trade running back Marshawn Lynch to the Oakland Raiders while swapping late-round draft picks as compensation. The trade is contingent on Lynch passing a physical.

Fantasy Impact

In addition, the Raiders and Lynch have agreed to terms on a one-year deal worth a max value of $8.5 million that includes a $3 million base salary, plus, another $2 million if he gains at least 1,000 yards rushing in 2017. In Oakland, Lynch will step into the vacant starting running back job left by Latavius Murray. From a fantasy perspective, Lynch should be viewed a borderline RB1/ RB2 in 2017 who could have a huge year rushing behind a Raiders offensive line that finished the 2016 campaign ranked No. 4 in the league according to Pro Football Focus.

Marshawn Lynch deadline to sign with Raiders appears set

Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie told the media the deadline for the team to acquire running back Marshawn Lynch is the NFL Draft. “At some point, you would like to know," McKenzie said Friday. "Prior to the draft is that point."

Fantasy Impact

It appears that the Raiders are using the NFL Draft as the deadline for the team to land Lynch. Although this could just be a smokescreen in order to speed things up, it wouldn't be a surprise if Oakland stands pat to their presumed deadline. They do have options. Adrian Peterson, Jamaal Charles and LeGarrette Blount are all available free agents and have similar skill sets to Lynch. I'd expect the Raiders to make a move for one of the aforementioned rushers if they ultimately cannot work things out with Lynch.