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Like the 49ers here, fantasy owners need to focus on getting their hands on the Incredible SeaHulk Robert Turbin.
Lost in Seattle's eye-opening 29-3 victory Sunday night is the sleeper status of one Robert Turbin. He might be—no, he is!—the most important waiver-wire addition this week.
His value is hidden by the fact he has done little to deserve that status. After all, he has rushed for just 48 yards through two weeks.
The Seahawks have shown they are not a Russell Wilson team. They don't throw for 300 yards and multiple touchdowns every week. They are arguably the most stubborn run-heavy team in football.
Marshawn Lynch was a three-touchdown start Sunday night with 28 carries for 98 yards and three catches for 37 yards against a 49ers defense that could have made a claim to being the best in football. Turbin backed him up with six carries for 31 yards in mop-up duty.
Everyone loved rookie Christine Michael this preseason, but Turbin is still the Incredible SeaHulk. Michael was a healthy inactive in a crucial division game in which the Seahawks planned to run the ball right down San Francisco's throat. That says little about Michael—or a whole lot, depending on how you look at it.
The lowly Jaguars are coming into that Seahawks nest next Sunday, and Turbin will rate as a fantasy starter at the always-sketchy running back position. Lynch is going to hit his fantasy totals in the first half, and Turbin could rush for 100 yards and a touchdown in that one.
Pick up Turbin in all leagues if you are frustrated with your running back's production. If you are a Lynch owner, you are making a big mistake leaving Turbin out there on waivers, particularly if you are going with Michael as his supposed handcuff.
No one should be owning Michael (37 percent) over Turbin (14 percent on CBS Sports) at this point. Jump on Turbin before it is too late.
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