Marshawn Lynch traded to Seahawks

Posted: October 5, 2010 in News

Newly acquired Seahawk Marshawn Lynch should have an immediate impact in the great Northwest. -AP Images

Former 1,000 yard running back Marshawn Lynch has been reportedly traded from the Bills to the Seattle Seahawks. Lynch, 24, was traded for a 4th round ick in the upcoming 2010 NFL Draft and a conditional 3rd/4th round selection in the 2011 Draft according to Jay Glazer of FoxSports.com.

The immediate implication is this for fantasy owners – go out and get him! Lynch will become the number one back in Seattle, dropping Justin Forsett to the number two back. Julius Jones is no longer in the picture either, as the Seahawks reportedly cut him from their roster to make room for Lynch.

In Buffalo, this opens the door for Fred Jackson to carry the bulk of the load for the Bills. Rookie C.J. Spiller will also be more involved now with a less crowded backfield. From a fantasy perspective, this move is a win for all assuming no one has the now unemployed Jones.

Fantasy owners should feel confident about Lynch is Seattle, who has been inconsistent on the ground in 2010. The team is dedicated to passing the ball, partially because of the lack of a reliable back who can carry the ball 25-30 times a week. This move helps clear up that need and provides good options to a contending Seahawks squad.

According to Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll, Lynch will “play a lot” and “immediately.” “We think he’s going to give us a little boost,” stated Carroll to the Seahawks PR department. Carroll should be very familiar with Lynch’s running style, as he faced him annually at the collegiate level when Lynch was at Cal and Carroll at USC.

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