Strength of schedule is calculated from the opponents projected fantasy points allowed for the RB position. The best rating is +16 which gives the player the advantage against the defense and indicates an easy opponent, the worst rating is -16 which gives the defense the advantage and indicates a tough opponent.
Since taking over as Seattle's full-time starting tailback in 2011, "Beast Mode" has finished as a top-six fantasy runner in most scoring formats two years in a row, and the 27-year-old Lynch is coming off the best season of his career. The eighth-year pro racked up a personal-best 315 carries, which ranked fifth in the NFL, and his career-high 1,590 rushing yards ranked second behind 2012 rushing champion Adrian Peterson. The powerful 5-foot-11, 215-pound Lynch runs much bigger than his size, and he has enough speed and shiftiness to make tacklers miss. Unfortunately, Lynch isn't a big part of the passing game; he has averaged just 26 catches, 204 receiving yards and one touchdown grab per season during the last two years. But Lynch's lack of production as a receiver is offset by his consistency. Lynch has rushed for at least 85 yards in 23 of his last 26 games and has scored 23 touchdowns during that stretch. Even with talented new go-to receiver Percy Harvin in the fold, the Seahawks insist they will continue to pound the football with Lynch. He is a rock-solid fantasy RB1. By the way, Lynch is facing a possible two-to-four game suspension in connection with a 2012 DUI arrest, which is why he has dropped in a lot of preseason rankings. Lynch's trial was delayed until early July.
Positives Sturdy back capable of 1300 total yards (rushing + receiving). After five games last year the Hawks traded for Lynch. He is firmly entrenched as the starter with a revamped offensive line. Full offseason with the Hawks will make him better prepared for the season.
Capable receiver out of backfield. Negatives Had a lower per carry average than Forsett last year. Forsett is a good receiver and will take potential receptions from him as the 3rd down back. Six TD’s last year half of which came in one game. Draft Strategy I’m liking what the Hawks have done to the offensive line. Lynch is a workhorse back who is a capable receiver out of the backfield. The RB whores are out in full force in this league. Starting to get thin at RB. Welker was available and in the PPR format will be great, however I needed a #2 running back. (Contributed by: Mad_Puppy)
Round 7, Pick 4
Positives Starting RB for Seahawks. Negatives young OL and past behavior problems. Draft Strategy good choice for 3rd RB. (Contributed by: tlandavazo)