As the Seattle Seahawks mine the running again market, listed here are 5 they can sign to make fantasy soccer owners happy (or unhappy).
Despite having one among the league’s greatest quarterbacks in Russell Wilson, the Seattle Seahawks proceed to be a run-heavy offense. Last yr they have been 27th in the league in move proportion (54.three p.c).
That concentrate on the run is sweet for the fantasy worth of Seattle’s running backs, going again to Marshawn Lynch. In 2019, Chris Carson got here in as RB9 in normal scoring leagues with stable manufacturing as a receiver (37 receptions for 266 yards and two touchdowns).
But Carson (hip) was injured once more in Week 17 final yr, and whereas he’s anticipated to be prepared for Week 1 his backup Rashaad Penny (torn ACL) is just about sure to not be prepared to go till deep into the season. The Seahawks introduced Lynch again for the playoffs final yr, and there was speak about bringing him again this offseason.
With Penny’s standing significantly doubtful for the begin of the season, which isn’t precisely information since he tore his ACL in Week 14 final yr, the Seahawks seem to ramping up their pursuit of different running backs. The wholesome choices behind Carson proper now, assuming his personal well being, Seattle has Travis Homer and rookie DeeJay Dallas.
So the Seahawks will virtually absolutely be including somebody to their backfield earlier than the season begins.
Here are 5 running backs the Seahawks can sign to make fantasy soccer owners happy. Or it might make some unhappy, relying on who it’s and the emotions about Carson’s prospects this yr. It’s a sliding scale of 1-10, with 1 being the saddest and 10 being most fantasy soccer happiness.
5. Marshawn Lynch
In three video games again with the Seahawks final yr, Week 17 and two playoff video games, Lynch had 30 carries for 77 yards and 4 touchdowns. He seems prepared to come again once more, and it’s very doable Seattle is the solely staff he’d come again to play for (until he needs to play with Tom Brady in Tampa Bay?).
Lynch can be a part-time participant now at 34 years previous, with some seemingly concentrate on purple zone work. The thought he’d take some touchdowns away from Carson isn’t best, however general Lynch would have minimal impression and never annoy fantasy owners an excessive amount of.
Seahawks RB Fantasy Grade: 8/10