Marshawn Lynch: Week 17 Fantasy Outlook

Bleacher Report AdministratorSenior Analyst IIJanuary 8, 2014

While he hasn't rushed for more than 72 yards in any game over his last five, Lynch has found the end zone four times in that span and remained productive for his fantasy owners. Initially, there were concerns that he may sit out the final game of the season, Seattle's loss last week forced them into a situation where they must win in order to secure first place in the NFC West and home-field advantage throughout the playoffs.
The Seahawks' final match-up against St. Louis isn't exactly a walk in the park for Lynch as the Rams rank fourth in the league against the run. Fortunately for fantasy owners, the Rams' ranking is based on how much yardage they've allowed per game (102.3) not the 17 rushing touchdowns they've allowed this season. Lynch doesn't need to rush for big yardage so long as he hits pay-dirt at least once.