5'11", 215 Lbs.
2007, Round #1, Pick #12
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Recent Player News
Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch (groin) is officially out for the rest of the season after the team designated right tackle Donald Penn (groin) as their second player to return from Injured Reserve. Beast Mode made it only six games in his second and final year with the Raiders, rushing the ball 90 times for 376 yards (4.2 yards per carry) and three touchdowns. He'll be 33 years old next April and may decide to hang up his cleats instead of signing with another organization. Doug Martin and Jalen Richard will continue to split the workload in the final four games of the season in a lost year for the black and silver.
2 months ago: Marshawn Lynch Headed To IR
Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch is headed to Injured Reserve, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. Lynch was ruled out for about a month last week after their game against the Seahawks and now officially on IR. He is able to return in 8 weeks, but until then the backfield work will be split by Doug Martin, Jalen Richard and potentially Deandre Washington, but their roles are unclear as of now.
2 months ago: Marshawn Lynch Could Land On Injured Reserve
Updating a previous report, Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch (groin) is a strong candidate to go on Injured Reserve. Lynch will miss at least a month with his injury and could be done for the year if he's put on IR. Doug Martin should handle the early downs in his absence, with Jalen Richard the primary pass-catcher and third-down back. Expect Deandre Washington to be active on game days now. Both Martin and Richard should be picked up immediately if they are available and if you are in need of a running back or own Lynch.
2 months ago: Marshawn Lynch Out At Least A Month
Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch is out at least one month due to a groin injury, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. The Raiders are on a bye this week after their loss in London versus the Seahawks and Lynch had the MRI this week to confirm the injury. In his absence, backup Doug Martin should see an expanded role in the offense, while Jalen Richard should continue to be the pass-catching back, where he has strong PPR value.
2 months ago: Marshawn Lynch Could Be Dealing With Long-Term Injury
Oakland Raiders head coach Jon Gruden said he is concerned that running back Marshawn Lynch's (groin) injury could be a long-term injury. Lynch will be evaluated during the team's Week 7 bye. Beast Mode started off the season with a touchdown in three straight games, but he's gone scoreless in three games since then and has 86 yards on 24 carries in the last two games with the Raiders frequently playing behind. He's a volume-based RB2 that needs favorable game script when healthy, but it appears the 32-year-old back could already be breaking down. If his owners don't already have Doug Martin or Jalen Richard handcuffed, take the bye week as an opportunity to pick one or both of them up. Richard has been the more effective fantasy back in PPR leagues with the Raiders often needing to pass to play catch-up.
2 months ago: Marshawn Lynch Primed For Revenge Game
Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch is set to take on his former team Seattle this Sunday in London. Lynch is coming off a very slow game where he only had nine carries for 31 yards last Sunday versus the Chargers. Prior to that, he had one touchdown or over 100 yards in the first four games of the season. The Seahawks come in with the 17th DVOA (Defense-adjusted Value Over Average) against the rush, which should put Lynch in a spot to return to the production he had to start the season.
2 months ago: Marshawn Lynch Limited Ahead Of Week 6
Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch (hip) was limited in practice on Wednesday. It always seems to be something for Lynch, but he should have no issues suiting up in Week 6 against the Seahawks. After opening up the year with touchdowns in the first three games, he has now gone two games in a row without finding the end zone, and he had his first game under double digits in carries in the blowout loss to the Chargers in Week 5. Beast Mode should remain a volume-based RB2 this weekend.
2 months ago: Marshawn Lynch Fails To Make An Impact
Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch had his worst game of the season in Sunday's loss to the Chargers. Prior to this game, Lynch had posted a touchdown or 100 rushing yards in each of his four games this season, but that streak was snapped today. He was held to only 31 yards on nine carries, both of which were season lows for him. If he can return to the form he had in the first few weeks of the season, he will make a good RB 2 play each week.
2 months ago: Marshawn Lynch Looks To Extend Strong Start
Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch is in a favorable spot this week, as he is up against the Chargers, who come in with the 22nd DVOA(Defense-adjusted Value Over Average) versus the rush. Lynch posted his first 100-yard game of the season last week but failed to reach the end zone, breaking his streak, as he had scored in each of the first three games. Lynch has also seen 18 or more rushing attempts in three straight games, making him a solid RB 2 option this week due to his production and matchup.
2 months ago: Marshawn Lynch Not On Injury Report
Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch (abdomen) wasn't listed on the final injury report and will play in Week 5 against the Chargers. Head coach Jon Gruden didn't sound like he's ready to limit Lynch's heavy workload. Hes been durable his career. Well just keep feeding him Skittles and keep sending him out there as long as he can," Gruden said. Lynch went off in Week 4 and is fourth in the NFL in rushing yardage after four weeks. He'll remain a high-volume RB2 against the Bolts.
2 months ago: Marshawn Lynch Back At Practice Thursday
Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch (shoulder) was back at practice on Thursday after sitting out on Wednesday for the first time this year. Beast Mode ranks fourth in rushing yardage with 300 after four games, and he'll remain a volume-based RB2 for fantasy owners in Week 5 against the division-rival Chargers.
3 months ago: Marshawn Lynch, Jalen Richard Miss Practice Wednesday
Oakland Raiders running backs Marshawn Lynch (groin, shoulder) and Jalen Richard did not take part in practice on Wednesday. It's the first missed practice for both players this year. Lynch hardly practices during the week to begin with, so this shouldn't be much of a cause for concern. He's looked like the Beast Mode of old for head coach Jon Gruden's offense and will remain a volume-based RB2 in Week 5 against the division-rival Chargers.
3 months ago: Marshawn Lynch Not Slowing Down
Oakland Raiders veteran running back Marshawn Lynch had 130 yards in the Week 4 overtime win over the Browns, which was his highest rushing output since going for 140 yards for Seattle against the Giants in 2014. "We've got a good back over there, Doug Martin, who's ready to roll. And Doug can't get on the field. This guy (Lynch) does not want to come off the field. He picked up six or seven blitzes yesterday, too, that no one's talking about. But some of the runs? Good night," head coach Jon Gruden said. Lynch forced 11 missed tackles on Sunday, according to Pro Football Focus, and leads the NFL with 22 missed tackles. He ranks third in the NFL with 3.74 yards after contact per attempt. Lynch ranks fourth in the league with 300 yards on the ground through four weeks, and he's averaging 4.4 yards per carry with three touchdowns. He'll remain a volume-based RB2 heading into Week 5 against the Chargers.
3 months ago: Marshawn Lynch Has Over 100 Yards For First Time This Year
Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch posted over 100 yards on the ground en route to their first win of the season. Lynch ended the day 20 carries for 130 yards on the ground with three catches for 27 yards in the passing game. This was the first game of the season Lynch did not have a touchdown, but his 6.5 yards per carry proved to be enough to help the team. He will continue to be an RB 2 most weeks as the volume or touchdowns have been there all season.
3 months ago: Marshawn Lynch Limited Wednesday Ahead Of Week 4
Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch (shoulder) was limited on Wednesday in practice. This is pretty much standard procedure for Lynch at this point, so you should fully expect him to play this Sunday against the Browns. Cleveland's defense is on the rise in 2018, but Lynch has also scored in three straight weeks to open the season. He'll remain a volume-based RB2 for fantasy owners.
3 months ago: Marshawn Lynch Has Another Touchdown
Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch added another touchdown in their loss versus the Dolphins this Sunday. This makes three straight games for Lynch with a touchdown, providing some consistent fantasy value as an RB 2. He ended with 64 yards on 19 attempts, along with adding three receptions for 22 yards. The Raiders may not be winning games, but Lynch is adding fantasy value each and every game this season,
3 months ago: Marshawn Lynch Not On Final Injury Report
Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch (shoulder) was limited in practice all week but has been taken off the final injury report for Week 3 against the Dolphins. Lynch will likely be limited in practice throughout the year. The veteran has scored a touchdown in both weeks of the season so far and will look to make it three against a stingy Dolphins front. Lynch is a volume-based RB2/3 this weekend.
3 months ago: Marshawn Lynch Looking To Extend Touchdown Streak
Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch is looking to add a touchdown for his third straight game against the Dolphins this Sunday. Lynch is the clear number one running back for the Raiders and has looked solid with his volume and touchdowns, but it hasn't been enough to grab a win this season. The Dolphins come in with the 1st DOVA versus the run, so this should prove to be a tough matchup for Lynch, along with the fact, the game script might have the Raiders fighting from behind.
3 months ago: Marshawn Lynch Has Another Touchdown In Losing Effort
Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch had a touchdown in a second straight game, but it wasn't enough to help the team to a victory. He ended with 65 yards on 18 attempts with one touchdown, along with two catches in the passing game. Lynch has now seen double-digit carries in each of the Raiders two games, coming away with a touchdown in each of them. If the volume stays consistent, he can make a viable RB 2 in most weeks.
3 months ago: Marshawn Lynch Scores Raiders Only Touchdown
Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch put in the Raiders only touchdown Monday night versus the Rams. That touchdown came on the very first drive of the game, which was his only impactful drive of the night. He ended with 41 yards on 11 carries, with a long run of 10 yards. The game script turned out of his favor and he saw a limited role as the game went on. The double-digit carries are fantasy owners want to see from him, but the Raiders offense slowed in the second half, limiting his production.
3 months ago: Marshawn Lynch Limited Again Friday
Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch (groin) was limited for the second straight day in practice on Friday. Lynch might wind up being questionable on the final injury report on Saturday, but we'd expect Beast Mode to be able to suit up on Monday night against the Rams. Lynch is a low-end RB2/high-end RB3 choice for fantasy owners, but he also runs the risk of losing work if the Raiders fall behind early to a very good Rams club. Deandre Washington (knee) missed practice for the second straight day and is likely to be out on Monday.
3 months ago: Marshawn Lynch Set For Solid Workload Versus Rams
Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch will be in line for consistent carries Monday night versus the Rams. Last season, Lynch had double-digit carries in 11 of his 15 games, while averaging over four yards per carry. The passing matchup for the Raiders is tough this week, so Lynch should see good volume, as the Rams were 21st DVOA against the runs last season. He makes a solid RB2 option this week due to his volume.
3 months ago: Marshawn Lynch Limited Thursday
Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch (groin) was limited in the non-padded practice on Thursday. He has been practicing lately while wearing a resistance band around his quadriceps. Deandre Washington (knee), who recently had a knee procedure, did not practice and isn't expected to play in Week 1 on Monday against the Rams. There isn't anything that would make us believe that Lynch won't play in Week 1 for now. He'll be a low-end RB2 in a tough matchup that could require the Raiders to air it out.
4 months ago: Marshawn Lynch To See Extended Playing Time Versus Packers
Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch will see playing time into the second quarter versus the Packers on Friday. Lynch didn't play last week versus the Rams and didn't have an official carry in the preseason opener against the Lions. He had a long touchdown called back due to holding versus the Lions, so this will be the most action he has so far this year. Lynch is locked in as the Raiders number one running back this year and is coming off a season with nearly 900 yards after taking a year off.
9 months ago: Marshawn Lynch Restructures Contract
Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch restructured his contract last Saturday before his $1 million roster bonus was due. His base salary in 2018 is now $5.5 million -- $500,000 less than before -- but he's guaranteed $4.5 million of it and can earn up to $9.25 million with incentives. Beast Mode was one of the few bright spot in 2017 and impressed after taking 2016 off, rushing 207 times for 891 yards (4.3 yards per carry) and seven touchdowns. He should remain the starter, but he will face more competition from Doug Martin in 2018, making it tough for him to repeat those numbers. Lynch might disappoint as an RB2 next season.
9 months ago: Marshawn Lynch Staying With Raiders
Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch will stay with the team and will receive a $1 million roster bonus on March 18, according to sources. It's a great sign for Oakland's running back depth, but a bad sign for everyone involved from a fantasy perspective. Lynch will likely remain as the lead back, but he'll now have to fend of Doug Martin as well as Jalen Richard and DeAndre Washington. Lynch was one of the few bright spots in Oakland's offense in 2017, but he'll have a hard time topping 891 rushing yards and seven rushing scores if they go to more of a committee approach.
9 months ago: Raiders Not Planning To Part With Marshawn Lynch
The Oakland Raiders have no plans to part ways with running back Marshawn Lynch, even after signing Doug Martin on Thursday. In his first season in Oakland, Beast Mode had 207 carries for 891 yards (4.3 yards per carry) and seven touchdowns as one of the few bright spots in what was a disappointing offense. It was more than what most fantasy owners expected after he took all of 2016 off. However, heading into his age-32 season and with Martin around, Lynch's fantasy value should be dropping, as he'll also have to fend off Jalen Richard and DeAndre Washington. At best, he could be a touchdown-dependent flex play.
10 months ago: Marshawn Lynch May Not Stay With Raiders
Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch returned from retirement to play for the Raiders, but the Las Vegas Journal-Review reports Lynch's status with the Raiders is "in flux." Coach Jon Gruden claimed on Wednesday that he was "counting on" Lynch for 2018, but reporter Michael Gehlken reports he will only be back "at the right price." Due a $1 million roster bonus on the fifth day of the new league year, Lynch has a $6 million base salary. Lynch was effective in his comeback season of 2017, but it is never surprising when a team decides to go younger and cheaper at running back. Lynch turns 32 next month.
10 months ago: Jon Gruden Hoping Marshawn Lynch Returns
Oakland Raiders new head coach Jon Gruden said that running back Marshawn Lynch is currently "our leading ball carrier. He's our back, and we're counting on him." Gruden further went on, saying, "Hopefully we get an opportunity to work together. that's a man that has a lot of respect in this league as a player and I certainly have respect for him also." Beast Mode was productive in 2017 after taking a year off, running 207 times for 891 yards (4.3 yards per carry) and seven touchdowns in 15 games. He was actually one of the most consistent weapons on an offense that took a major step forward under quarterback Derek Carr. Gruden was brought in to try and turn that around, and if Lynch decides to return for the final year of his deal, he'll surely be the bell-cow back and an RB2 for fantasy owners.
10 months ago: Marshawn Lynch Meets With Jon Gruden
Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch and new head coach Jon Gruden have met at the team's headquarters on multiple occasions, according to a source familiar with the situation. Lynch's agent, Doug Hendrickson, refuted the notion that Lynch has been blowing off Gruden. After missing all of 2016, the soon-to-be 32-year-old didn't have a bad year with Oakland, rushing 207 times for 891 yards (4.3 yards per carry) and seven touchdowns. Assuming Gruden and his staff can improve the offense overall, Lynch will be firmly in the RB2 mix if he chooses to play out the final year of his current contract.
12 months ago: Marshawn Lynch a Volume-Based RB2 for Week 17
While his overall numbers have been down lately, Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch has been force fed the ball with regularity, which puts him firmly in the RB2 mix for Week 17. Lynch has had a strong back half of 2017, even if his numbers do not always show it. He should see 20 touches with ease, as the Raiders play a "home" game in Los Angeles against the Chargers. Even without a touchdown, Lynch should rack up roughly 100 scrimmage yards and be a solid RB2.
12 months ago: Marshawn Lynch Just Misses Century Mark Week 16
Logging 27 total touches, Marshawn Lynch ground out every yard he could against a brutal Eagles run defense, totaling 95 yards rushing and -3 yards receiving, on two catches. Lynch was running with purpose throughout the game, however, he did fumble the ball late in the game on a crucial drive, which put a damper on his night overall. Lynch will still be a solid RB2 next week as the Raiders take on the Chargers in LA, as the team is clearly content force-feeding him the ball, but he will be limited by the Raider offense's overall ineffectiveness.
12 months ago: Marshawn Lynch a Hard to Trust RB3 Week 16 vs PHI
While Lynch has had a much better end to 2017 compared to his start, the Raiders look to be down two starting offensive lineman against a beastly Philadelphia defense, which should put a hamper on his fantasy prospects. Lynch has still down ability to create on his own, but running lanes look to be particularly small and scarce, which will cause his fantasy results to be directly tied to his chances at a touchdown. While Lynch could have a decent RB2 game, his floor is much lower than in recent weeks and he should be considered an RB3.
1 year ago: Marshawn Lynch a Solid RB2 Play Week 15 Against Cowboys
Beast Mode will continue to pay dividends to fantasy owners patient enough to wait out his ugly first half, as Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch looks to be a locked-in RB2 against the Dallas Cowboys. Even when given fewer touches than his late-season average in last week's loss to the Chiefs, Lynch was still able to put up solid numbers, which should inspire confidence in Lynch being somewhat matchup-proof. The Cowboys are not likely to build a big lead early, as well, which should mean Lynch will remain a part of the Raiders game plan for a good portion of the game, allowing him to avoid last week's dip in touches. Fire up Lynch as an RB2.
1 year ago: Marshawn Lynch Scores Touchdown in Loss vs Chiefs
Marshawn Lynch finally hit a speedbump in his strong finish to the 2017 season, as the Raiders fell behind early to the Chiefs, which lead to an ignorance of the running game for most of the afternoon. Still, Lynch managed an impressive 61 yards rushing, three yards receiving, and a touchdown on seven carries and one catch. Lynch is the best part of the Raiders offense, and the Raiders have been trying to feed him as much as possible, but his fantasy prospects are going to be limited by how inept the Raiders' passing attack is. Lynch will still be an RB2 for the rest of the fantasy playoffs, but both his ceiling and floor will be lower than expected.
1 year ago: Marshawn Lynch to Offer RB2 Production Week 14 vs Chiefs
With the Raiders' offensive line playing their best football as the season comes to a close, Marshawn Lynch should be in for a big day on the ground as the Raiders take on the Chiefs Week 14. Lynch has been the most consistent player on the Raiders' offense the past several weeks, and the Raiders ought to get him involved rather heavily against a middling Kansas City run defense. The Chiefs secondary will be without Marcus Peters, as well, which will lead to them, presumably, dropping more defenders in coverage, leaving Lynch with lighter boxes. Regardless, Lynch is on a hot streak and should be a reliable RB2 for Week 14.
1 year ago: Marshawn Lynch Breaks 100 Yards in Week 13 Win
Continuing his recent hot streak, Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch broke 100 yards rushing for the first time as a Raider on Sunday, with 101 yards on the ground, 20 through the air on two catches and a rushing touchdown. Lynch had a spectacular 21-yard play on his second catch, as he showed his signature elusiveness and power, dragging Giants defenders for a Raider first down. Lynch has simply been fantastic, and while 60 percent of his yards came on the Raiders first drive, Lynch will continue to be a high-end RB2 against Kansas City next week.
1 year ago: Marshawn Lynch a Solid RB2 Week 13
Picking up steam headed into the fantasy playoffs, Marshawn Lynch should continue to build on his recent success against a struggling Giants team Week 13. Lynch has finally had his touch-count restrictions lifted and has looked better than ever because of it. Particularly with Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree out, the Raiders ought to lean on their run game heavily to outlast the Giants until Crabtree returns next week. Lynch seems to be in sync with the Raiders' offensive line and is once again punishing people like he used to. Lynch will be an RB2 Week 13.
1 year ago: Marshawn Lynch Sees Season-High Touches Week 12
For the first time since the beginning of the season, Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch saw over 20 touches, leading to 67 yards and one touchdown on the ground, along with three catches for 44 yards through the air. Lynch continues to impress, even against a stout Broncos run defense. Especially now that the Raiders are comfortable feeding him the ball, as evidenced by his 26 carries, Lynch will be an every-week RB2 as the Raiders fight to stay in the playoff race.
1 year ago: Marshawn Lynch a Higher-End RB2 vs Denver Week 12
Looking more and more like BeastMode with each passing week, this may be the game Marshawn Lynch truly returns to form, as two terrible teams battle it out in Oakland. Particularly last week against the Patriots, Marshawn Lynch was shredding the defense, but the Raiders got down too big too early and had to abandon the run. Against a similarly struggling Broncos offense lead by Paxton Lynch, in his first start, the Raiders should be able to keep the game close enough to utilize the run efficiently. Lynch will still have a 50 yard, no touchdown floor, but his ceiling will be quite high. Play Lynch as an RB2.
1 year ago: Marshawn Lynch Shows Flashes, but Falls Victim to Deficit Week 11
Marshawn Lynch looked more like BeastMode than he has all season on Sunday, ripping off runs over five yards with ease, but fell victim to gameflow, as the Raiders were down big early, and was not able to continue to be fed the ball. Lynch finished with 67 yards on only 11 carries, with a catch for 10 yards in tow. Lynch has continued to find his 'sea legs' with each passing week, and if the Raiders can avoid getting blown out in future games, Lynch could be a valuable RB2 as he returns to form. Against fellow AFC West disappointment Denver next week, Lynch should flirt with high-end RB2 value.
1 year ago: Marshawn Lynch a Middling RB2 vs NE Week 11
After scoring twice in his first game back from suspension, Marshawn Lynch will look to repeat the process after missing another week (this time to bye) and coming back to play. New England's defense has been bottom-tier this season, especially in the secondary, so they are likely to focus their efforts on containing the Raiders' pass attack, leaving lighter boxes for Lynch. If Lynch can get going steadily early, he could see a bigger share of carries than he normally does, but the Raiders' RB rotation will still be in effect regardless. Lynch's touches will always be capped, but this week projects to be one of the best bets for a good game from Lynch. He projects to be an RB2.
1 year ago: Marshawn Lynch Scores Twice in Week 9 Victory
In his return from suspension, Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch doubled his touchdown total on the season with a two-touchdown performance against the Miami Dolphins. After looking less than stellar over the past several games, Lynch began to look like BeastMode more and more as the game wore on - breaking through tackles, eluding defenders, and laying the wood. Lynch's overall yardage total of 63 yards on 14 carries and two catches isn't astounding, but if Lynch can build on his subtle return to form, he may be a key fantasy player down the stretch.
1 year ago: Marshawn Lynch a Middling RB3 vs Dolphins Week 9
Coming back from suspension, Marshawn Lynch will be hard to trust as anything more than a RB3 against a nasty Dolphins defensive front. Ndomukong Suh, Cam Wake, and Kiko Alonso should be seeing plenty of Lynch at the line of scrimmage, limiting his rushing upside, and Lynch has been consistently subbed out in passing situations for Jalen Richard and DeAndre Washington. Lynch's fantasy upside is running thin, and unless you find yourself desperate, Lynch should be avoided Week 9.
1 year ago: Marshawn Lynch Not At Practice Tuesday
Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch was not at the team's walk-through practice Tuesday, but head coach Jack Del Rio expects Lynch to return to practice Wednesday. Lynch is coming off a one-game suspension in Week 8, and he's expected to start against the Dolphins on Sunday night. After sitting out last season, Beast Mode hasn't been himself with the Raiders, averaging 3.7 yards per carry with just two touchdowns. He's yet to top 76 yards in a single game and is more of a low-end RB2 moving forward. His return means Jalen Richard and DeAndre Washington will return to backup duties.
1 year ago: Marshawn Lynch's Suspension Upheld
Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch's one-game suspension has been upheld. Lynch was ejected in last Thursday's game against the Chiefs after he ran onto the field and made contact with an official while trying to separate players from an on-field incident. In his absence, Jalen Richard and DeAndre Washington are likely to split backfield duties pretty evenly in Week 8 against the Bills. Richard is the more appealing short-term waiver pickup in PPR leagues, but Washington may be the better target in standard-scoring leagues.
1 year ago: Marshawn Lynch Suspended One Game, Will Appeal
Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch has been suspended one game by the NFL for his role in an on-field fracas Thursday night against the Chiefs in which he made contact with and pushed an official. He will appeal the suspension, and a hearing is expected to take place early next week, according to a source. The good news is we should know whether Lynch will be able to play in Week 8 or not by early next week. Lynch has been a big fantasy disappointment and essentially is a touchdown-dependent RB3/flex. Plan to be without him next week against the Bills. That'll make Jalen Richard and DeAndre Washington waiver wire options for the running back-needy. Neither will be more than a desperation flex option if Lynch's suspension holds up, but Richard has a little more appeal in PPR setups.
1 year ago: NFL Considering All Options With Marshawn Lynch
The NFL is reviewing its disciplinary options regarding Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch on Friday after he came off the sidelines to involve himself in a second-quarter skirmish Thursday night against the Chiefs. Lynch is facing a suspension and multiple fines for his actions, which included shoving an official. Lynch will no doubt be fined a significant chunk of dough, but he could also be forced to sit out in Week 8 against the Bills. If that happens, Jalen Richard and DeAndre Washington would likely split carries. Neither stood out after Lynch was ejected, but Richard would likely be the better waiver addition for PPR leagues. Lynch had just two carries for nine yards and has been a real disappointment for fantasy owners this year.
1 year ago: Marshawn Lynch Ejected from Week 7 Win vs KC
After running onto the field to protect his cousin, Chiefs DB Marcus Peters, during a scuffle, Raiders RB Marshawn Lynch was ejected due to making contact with an official. Lynch finished with only two carries for nine yards. Lynch is currently under review for potential suspension for his actions, and should he miss time, Jalen Richard was the more productive Raider RB, while DeAndre Washington received the Raiders' goalline carries, giving them each distinct appeal.
1 year ago: Marshawn Lynch a Low-Ceiling RB2 for Week 6
With the Raiders offense still struggling to get back on track after three disasters in a row, Marshawn Lynch is going to be tough to trust as anything more than a low-end, low-ceiling RB2 for the Raiders bout with the Chargers Week 6. Especially with the Raiders limited usage of Lynch, frequently giving him quarters at a time off to rest, Lynch simply is not getting enough touches to make him truly fantasy valuable. Should the Raiders get going on offense again, Lynch's value may rise, but until that can be seen, Lynch is nothing more than a low-risk, low-reward RB2.
1 year ago: Marshawn Lynch a Low-Floor RB2 Against Baltimore In Week 5
After being completely shut down against the Broncos, Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch looks to rebound against a Baltimore defense that let Le'Veon Bell and the Steelers run all over them last week. Lynch seems locked into never getting more than 20 carries, but with starting quarterback Derek Carr sidelined, Lynch should see very close to the full 20. While Jalen Richard and DeAndre Washington have admittedly been more explosive over the past two weeks, Lynch is still locked in as the Raiders goal-line 'back, which gives him a high chance at a TD in the redzone. Fire up Lynch as a low-floor RB2, depending on gameflow.
1 year ago: Marshawn Lynch Totals 12 Yards in Raiders' Week 4 Loss
As the Raiders' offensive woes continue to pile up, Marshawn Lynch's fantasy appeal completely disappears, as the back was held to nine carries for a total of twelve yards. The Broncos came into Sunday's game with the best run defense in football and proved it once again, showing no weakness as they routinely buried Lynch behind the line of scrimmage. The Raiders are simply in a funk, and until they can figure it out, Lynch will not be viable under any circumstances.
1 year ago: Marshawn Lynch a Low-End RB2 Play vs Denver Week 4
Coming out of a blowout loss, during which he was pulled from the game, Marshawn Lynch should provide low-end RB2 value as the Raiders travel to Denver Week 4. Lynch will likely sit out a full quarter, as he has done in every game up to this point, but the Raiders, when Derek Carr is healthy, have generally been successful running the ball against Denver. Lynch should see a few goal-line touches and should be in line for a touchdown, which should ease the pain of a low yardage total. Fire up Lynch as a relatively safe RB2.
1 year ago: Marshawn Lynch Sees Seven Total Touches in Raiders Loss Week 3
After touching the ball close to 20 times in each of the past two games, Marshawn Lynch was all but ignored (six carries for 18 yards, one catch for eight) as the Raiders got blown out by Washington Sunday night. The Raiders' offensive line, for the first time, was being completely dominated and it appeared as though the Raiders did not want to subject Lynch to unneeded punishment, keeping him sidelined through most of the second half. While frustrating for owners, the Raiders once again show their commitment to keeping Lynch fresh all season. However, owners will need to wait a week for Lynch to be fantasy relevant again, as the Raiders travel to Denver next week, which should prove another difficult matchup.
1 year ago: Marshawn Lynch a TD-Dependant RB2 for Week 3
With the Oakland Raiders showing a commitment to avoiding force feeding running back Marshawn Lynch carries, he will consistently be an RB2 whose upside is entirely dependent on scoring touchdowns. Especially after a strong showing last week by the Raiders' backfield depth, they will find themselves hard-pressed to keep Lynch in the game longer than he needs to be. While he will get a boost with the return of dynamic fullback Jamize Olawale, Lynch's floor will still be a back-end RB2. Owners who have a solid RB1 in front of Lynch should feel comfortable playing him, but those without a top-end option may want to look elsewhere for a high-ceiling play.
1 year ago: Marshawn Lynch Scores First TD as a Raider Week 2
After being held out of the endzone against the Titans last week, Marshawn Lynch scored his first touchdown as a member of the Oakland Raiders on Sunday, tallying 12 carries for 45 yards and one catch for four yards along the way. As expected, Lynch was used sparingly in the second half, as the Raiders quickly put the Jets into a hole and kept them there, which did put a damper on his fantasy day overall. As well, the Raiders once again rested Lynch an entire quarter (this game, the third quarter), which shows this ought to be expected as a recurring theme. Lynch will surely see bigger numbers in the future, especially when the Raiders are fighting to get ahead, not keep racking up the score, but his fantasy production will likely be capped as an RB2.
1 year ago: Marshawn Lynch a High-End RB2 Play Versus Jets In Week 2
After showing last week that he has still got plenty more left in the tank, Marshawn Lynch will be a high-end RB2 against a lowly Jets run defense that let LeSean McCoy run all over them last week. Lynch should only see limited action, as the Raiders should blow the Jets out, but he should be able to do a good deal of damage before his day is over. The Jets struggled to generate pressure against the Bills, and with a Raiders offensive line that can bully defenses into submission, Lynch should find some big holes to run through come Sunday. Expect roughly 15-20 touches, but a solid performance nonetheless from BeastMode.
1 year ago: Marshawn Lynch Sits Out Second Quarter, Still Logs RB2 Numbers
In Marshawn Lynch's first game action in nearly a season and a half, he proved his signature "BeastMode" style of play is just as punishing as ever, to the tune of 18 carries for 76 yards, with one catch for 16 yards. Lynch was breaking tackles, evading defenders, and laid a nasty hit on Titans DT Jurrell Casey. However, the Raiders sat Lynch the entire second quarter, using only Jalen Richard and DeAndre Washington in his place. While this is something to note, it is not entirely concerning, as Lynch still received ~20 touches, and it demonstrates just how firm the Raiders' stance is on not wearing him out early is. Lynch is still the focal point of the Raiders run game, and even missing a few series, was able to put up valuable RB2 numbers. Look for a point increase when the Raiders take on the Jets at home next week.
1 year ago: Marshawn Lynch a Decent RB2 Play in Return Game Week 1
In his first game back from retirement, and first in an Oakland Raiders uniform, Marshawn Lynch looks to put up respectable numbers against the Tennessee Titans Week 1. While the Titans defense is not particularly fantastic, Lynch's overall touches are far too difficult to predict, not only due to this being his first game as a Raider, but as well, the team looks to make a deep playoff run and should look to spread the workload between their top three 'backs, to keep Lynch healthy. That being said, Lynch should be the sole goal line running option with fullback Jamize Olawale not projected to play Sunday, according to beat writer Scott Bair. Owners should set low expectations for Lynch and let him surprise them, rather than expect the moon and only get a few stars. Lynch should be a middling RB2 against the Titans.
1 year ago: Marshawn Lynch Looking Explosive Early in Raiders Camp
Much speculation surrounded Marshawn Lynch's remaining 'gas in the tank' after the running back came out of retirement to play for his hometown team, particularly by fantasy football owners. Much to the pleasant surprise of Raiders fans and owners alike, however, Lynch has proved he has quite a bit more to give. In a recent fan Q&A, Raiders beat writer Vic Tafur rated Lynch's explosiveness an "8", with a 10 being Tyreek Hill. While it seems a silly answer to a silly question, a positive report is a positive report, and with the Raiders having one of the best offensive lines in football, Lynch being in peak condition could lead to a fantasy football season for the ages.
2 years ago: Marshawn Lynch Observing At OTAs
Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch simply observed during organized team activities earlier this week. Head coach Jack Del Rio isn't rushing the team's new acquisition and prefers to let him soak up the system. Beast Mode isn't a spring chicken anymore (31) and injuries caused him to play in only seven games in 2015 before he sat out all of last year. That's a concern, but he should be the lead back in Oakland's high-flying offense, and he fits the system well. He should be drafted as an RB2 with upside for more if he stays healthy.