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Marshawn Lynch | Running Back | #24

Team: Oakland Raiders
Age / DOB:  (32) / 4/22/1986
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 215
College: California
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 1 (12) / BUF
Contract: view contract details

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NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reports Marshawn Lynch took a $500,000 pay cut from the Raiders before a $1 million roster bonus was due on Saturday.
Lynch was previously guaranteed no money on the deal, but according to Pelissero, Lynch is now essentially guaranteed $4.5 million thanks to the restructure and has a base value of $5.5 million for 2018. It locks Lynch into the Raiders this season after there had been previous speculation he may be released. Lynch will remain the starter, with Doug Martin competing for a backup job. Mar 21 - 10:34 AM

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NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Marshawn Lynch is expected to remain with the Raiders.

Oakland will pick up Lynch's $1 million roster bonus. It's not much money but can be taken as a sign Lynch is in their 2018 plans. Lynch's presence downgrades the chances of a Doug Martin rebound. The Raiders are shaping up as a committee under OC Greg Olson.
Mar 17 - 5:24 PM

According to NFL Network's Mike Silver, the Raiders have no plans to "part ways" with Marshawn Lynch.

The Raiders just brought Doug Martin in a one-year contract and while that could be taken as a sign that Lynch's days in Oakland are number, Silver insists that isn't the case. Lynch played reasonably well in his return from a one-year absence, but turns 32 next month and is due a hefty $6 million salary in 2018. Even if the Raiders stand pat, Lynch will be difficult to trust in fantasy while facing competition from Martin, Jalen Richard and DeAndre Washington.
Mar 15 - 3:24 PM

The Las Vegas Journal-Review reports Marshawn Lynch's status with the Raiders is "in flux."

Coach Jon Gruden claimed on Wednesday that he was "counting on" Lynch for 2018, but reporter Michael Gehlken reports he will only be back "at the right price." Due a $1 million roster bonus on the fifth day of the new league year, Lynch has a $6 million base salary. Lynch was effective in his comeback season of 2017, but it's never surprising when a team decides to go younger and cheaper at running back. Lynch turns 32 next month.
Mar 1 - 5:35 PM

Coach Jon Gruden said at the Combine he is "counting on" Marshawn Lynch to return as the Raiders' feature back.

In the same interview, Gruden ranted about the uselessness of analytics, how he wants Lynch running behind a fullback more, and his intention of bringing the Raiders back to a "1998" style of offense. "He's still a beast that's hard to bring down," Gruden said of Lynch. "And one of the reasons I'm excited to be with the Raiders is to join forces with Lynch. ... I'm counting on him. I'm counting on him being a big part of our football team."
Source: ABC News
Feb 28 - 1:10 PM

According to Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Marshawn Lynch has met with coach Jon Gruden at Raiders headquarters on "multiple occasions."

There were rumblings that Lynch had blown off Gruden, but apparently those rumors were unfounded. Lynch still has one year remaining on his contract but turns 32 in April. Beast Mode fared reasonably well in his return from a one-year hiatus, averaging 4.3 yards per carry with seven touchdowns in 15 games this past season. He'll be on the RB2/3 radar if he sticks with Oakland in 2018.
Feb 9 - 4:25 PM

Marshawn Lynch rushed 19 times for 101 yards and caught 2-of-3 targets for 18 yards in the Raiders' Week 17 loss to the Chargers.

Lynch rumbled through the Chargers but was arguably underused, basically the story of his season. This was just the second time he topped 100 yards on the ground, and he finished with just 891 rushing yards on the year. That was enough to get him over 10,000 for his career, however, and he will be in striking distance of the top-20 all time if he decides to return. If he does, the Raiders will likely want him back at his $4 million base salary.
Sun, Dec 31, 2017 10:41:00 PM

Marshawn Lynch rushed 25 times for 95 yards in the Raiders' Week 16 loss to the Eagles on Christmas night.

His two catches in the pass game combined to lose three yards. The 27 touches were the second-most in a single game for Lynch this season, and he's one of just three running backs to run for more than 40 yards against the Eagles. As the season has gone on, the Raiders have seemed to realize Lynch is their best means of moving the ball with Derek Carr cratering into rookie mode in 2017. Lynch will again be on the RB2 map in the season finale against the Chargers.
Tue, Dec 26, 2017 12:07:00 AM

Marshawn Lynch rushed 16 times for 76 yards and caught 3-of-4 passes for 16 yards in Week 15 against Dallas.

Lynch was shut down early, rushing for just 26 yards at the half. He came on late, but was held without a touchdown despite multiple red-zone trips. Lynch has put together a strong second half, rushing for 60-plus yards or a TD in seven straight games. He'll remain an RB2 for Week 16 against the Eagles.
Mon, Dec 18, 2017 12:11:00 AM

Marshawn Lynch rushed seven times for 61 yards and a touchdown and caught 1-of-2 targets for three yards in the Raiders' Week 14 loss to the Chiefs.

Lynch was highly effective but criminally underutilized in a game where the Raiders simply got dominated by the Chiefs, therefore causing negative game flow and Lynch's usage to dip. Lynch will have a better chance at positive script when Oakland hosts Dallas in Week 15, although WLB Sean Lee's healthy return has rendered the Cowboys a less-than-ideal run-defense matchup.
Sun, Dec 10, 2017 05:13:00 PM

Marshawn Lynch rushed 17 times for 101 yards and a touchdown while catching 2-of-3 targets for 20 yards in the Raiders' Week 13 win over the Giants.

With Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree sidelined, it made sense for the Raiders to hand the ball to Lynch early and often, and that is exactly what they did. After gaining nine yards on the first two plays of the game, Lynch sprinted through a big hole and outraced the defense to the house for a 51-yard touchdown. He appeared to suffer an injury on the run, but he reentered the game in the second quarter and dominated the carries the rest of the way. He also converted a third down in the fourth with a vintage beast-mode run after the catch. Lynch has seen at least 19 touches each of the last two games after managing that feat once in the first 11 weeks. He will be a solid RB2 against the Chiefs next week.
Sun, Dec 3, 2017 07:29:00 PM

Marshawn Lynch rushed 26 times for 67 yards and a touchdown and caught three passes for 44 yards in Week 12 against the Broncos.

It’s a solid game against one of the top defenses in the league. Lynch didn't have much running room, but was a workhorse with Oakland killing clock in the second half. He converted a third-and-goal from the one-yard line for his touchdown. Lynch has turned his season around with at least 70 total yards or a touchdown in three straight weeks. He's an RB2 for Week 13 against the Giants.
Sun, Nov 26, 2017 07:44:00 PM

Marshawn Lynch rushed 11 times for 67 yards and caught his only target for 10 yards in the Raiders' Week 11 loss to the Patriots.

Lynch was the most effective weapon for Oakland's offense early, sparking what could have been a game-changing drive with a 25-yard carry midway through the second quarter. A Seth Roberts fumble ended that march inside the 10, however, and a lopsided scoreline limited Lynch to just two carries in the second half. With a tough matchup against the Broncos up next, Lynch will remain no better than a touchdown-hope RB2.
Sun, Nov 19, 2017 08:08:00 PM

Marshawn Lynch rushed 14 times for 57 yards and two touchdowns in Oakland's Week 9 win over Miami.

Lynch played 38 snaps in his return from suspension. He had just eight yards in the first half before a 39-yard touchdown drive on the Raiders first drive of the third quarter. Lynch's second TD was the game winner from three yards out. It's a needed rebound with Lynch averaging just 3.7 YPC going into Sunday night. Lynch will be an RB2 for a matchup with New England when the Raiders come out of their bye in Week 11.
Sun, Nov 5, 2017 11:50:00 PM

Marshawn Lynch was absent from Raiders' practice on Tuesday.

It was just a light workout, but coach Jack Del Rio had expected Lynch to be present. It's always something with Beast Mode. He should be there on Wednesday, and reassume starting status for Week 9 against the Dolphins. Even with six teams on bye, Lynch won't be higher than the RB2/3 borderline in fantasy. He hasn't been good enough this season.
Tue, Oct 31, 2017 02:38:00 PM