Found September 04, 2012 on Kramerica Sports:

The Seattle Seahawks may be without their starting running back when they open their season in Arizona on Sunday.Marshawn Lynchhas had troubles with chronic back spasms this week, putting his status for Sunday’s game in question and possibly in doubt.

The trickle down affect in fantasy football leagues is great, as this could put more on the shoulders ofRussell Wilson. The Cardinals defense offers very little resistance, giving the rookie signal caller every chance to burst onto the scene. But every rookie QB needs at least the threat of a running game to be successful.

Robert Turain is the runner that stands to gain value here, as Leon Washington is the only other option and he has proven to be a change of pace back more than anything. If Lynch’s spasms linger, Turbin could easily be a top 20 back over the first 6 weeks of the season, with Seattle facing the Cardinals, Cowboys, Packers, Rams, Panthers, and Patriots.

Keep an eye on this situation, and if you’ve got a roster spot to spare, Turbin is an intriguing add.

THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Sportsguy 250?s 2012-13 NFL Season Preview…NFC WEST

  .It’s that time of year again folks. After a wait which seemed like forever, the NFL is finally back.  And with a new season comes new predictions. So without further ado lets get started with my 2012-13 NFL predictions. .NFC WEST. As usual, the NFC West is arguably the worst division in football. The only playoff caliber team in the division this year, the 49ers, will...

2012 Fantasy Football RB Rankings – Week 1

The smell of football is in the air. Here are my 2012 Week 1 fantasy football running back rankings..1.  Arian Foster, Houston Texans The number one running back is a TD machine and a dual-yardage threat. Opens against Miami..2.  LeSean McCoy, Philadelphia Eagles Vick is banged up so the Birds should lean a little on McCoy against the Browns..3. Ray Rice, Baltimore Ravens...

Week One NFL Picks: Looking for Redemption

The curtain-raising matchup for the 2012 NFL season between the Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants could serve as metaphor for the renewal of hostilities between Steven and me as we once again pit our prognosticating prowess against each other. On the one hand, you have an underachiever hoping that 2012 will be different than the disappointing 2011 effort (That would be Steven...

Report: Seahawks' Lynch questionable for opener

The Seattle Seahawks are not sure whether running back Marshawn Lynch will be able to play in Sunday's regular-season opener against the Cardinals because he has had back spasms, ESPN.com reported. Lynch did not practice Monday and has not played since the second week of the preseason. Lynch rushed for 1,204 yards last season, when he started 15 games for Seattle. The one...

Robert Turbin may start opener

Seattle Seahawks rookie Robert Turbin may be forced into a starting role for his NFL debut as Marshawn Lynch is reportedly questionable for their opener against the Cardinals. Turbin may start on Sunday The Seahawks also have Leon Washington and Kregg Lumpkin on the roster, but Tubrin would be the best fit in terms of replacing Lynch. He’s a physical runner with a similar build...

NFL Fantasy Football News: Robert Turbin could start for the Seattle Seahawks

Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch has been suffering back spasms this preseason and his status is uncertain for Sunday’s game against the Arizona Cardinals. If Lynch is unable to go, rookie RB Robert Turbin will start in his place according to 710 ESPN Seattle. In deeper leagues, Turbin is worth owning this season. I have watched every Seattle Seahawks preseason game this summer...

Seattle's Lynch uncertain for opener

Marshawn Lynch sat at his locker on Wednesday as Seattle's star running back talked for the first time since the start of training camp. The Seahawks hope Lynch is on his feet and on the field come Sunday in the season opener at Arizona and not just a spectator on the bench. ''The goal is to (play). But I stay ready,'' Lynch said. ''So if I do, I do...

2012 Seahawks season preview part 3: The offensive depth chart

Game 1 is here… That’s right, at long last regular season football is upon us! It’s Season Preview time. Part 1 & Part 2 251 long days since the Seattle Seahawks season ended, it starts again in the same place; Arizona’s University of Phoenix Stadium. On that day, the Seattle Seahawks suffered their ninth lose on the season, but it was an exciting season, a season that...

Seahawks take option approach at QB

TEMPE, Ariz. When the Seahawks signed free agent quarterback Matt Flynn this summer, some assumed they were grooming their franchise quarterback a guy who would eventually take the reins from Tarvaris Jackson (now with Buffalo). Then Seattle drafted Wisconsin standout Russell Wilson in the third round and the game changed. After an impressive preseason, Wilson was named the starter...

Marshawn Lynch Uncertain For Week 1

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch has experienced back spasms and the team is uncertain if he'll play Sunday.Fantasy Spin:It's looking like Lynch is going to carry a questionable tag Sunday and he may even wind up being a game-time decision.

Seahawks Lynch could be out on Sunday

The Seattle Seahawks could possibly be without Marshawn Lynch for Sunday’s season opener at the Arizona Cardinals. The running back has been experiencing issues with back spasms, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN, and his status remains up in the air at this point.

Free Agent Kellen Winslow to visit Patriots

The Patriots continue to weed through tight ends, and thus the upcoming visit of Kellen Winslow isn’t surprising. Rob Gronkowski, Aaron Hernandez, and Visanthe Shiancoe are currently gainfully employed as the Patriots tight ends, however, we all know Shiancoe could be gone in a heartbeat. Winslow, released last week by the Seattle Seahawks will be passing through Gillette, but...
Seahawks News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.