The Seahawks spent a 4th round pick on Robert Turbin, despite giving Marshawn Lynch a great contract this offseason. Turbin provided much needed depth behind the talented, but injury prone Lynch. However, he could provide more than just that. Today, Carroll suggested that Turbin could be their 3rd down back, praising his pass catching abilities and saying that he has all the tools to become a good pass protector.
Turbin’s name is certainly one to monitor for fantasy purposes because before last year, Lynch had managed just 322 carries in the last 2 years. With a new contract in hand, Lynch could revert to his previously disappointing self and/or get hurt. Turbin might not worth a fantasy draft pick, but he could end up making a few starts this season.