Guest of the League
2018 GSI Playoff Challenge
One and Done - FFL: Preseason | NFL: Week 1


College: California | 10 years
Height: 5'11" | Weight: 215 lbs
Birth Date: 4/22/1986
2018 Bye Week: 7

Total Pts: 0.00
Avg Pts: 0.00
Rank: 0 RB

Free Agent

Fantasy Week
No Playoff Match Up
Player Notes
May 29 3:33pm ET

Oakland Raiders RB Doug Martin could challenge RB Marshawn Lynch for starting running back duties, in the opinion of The Athletic's Vic Tafur. Martin looks quick and has shown burst at organized team activities so far.

Mar 21 2:30pm ET

Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch restructured his contract last Saturday before his $1 million roster bonus was due. His base salary in 2018 is now $5.5 million -- $500,000 less than before -- but he's guaranteed $4.5 million of it and can earn up to $9.25 million with incentives. Beast Mode was one of the few bright spot in 2017 and impressed after taking 2016 off, rushing 207 times for 891 yards (4.3 yards per carry) and seven touchdowns. He should remain the starter, but he will face more competition from Doug Martin in 2018, making it tough for him to repeat those numbers. Lynch might disappoint as an RB2 next season.

Mar 21 8:33am ET

Oakland Raiders RB Marshawn Lynch restructured his contract Saturday, March 17, and its base value is worth $5.5 million with $4.5 million guaranteed. He can earn up to $9.25 million with incentives.

Mar 17 6:40pm ET

Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch will stay with the team and will receive a $1 million roster bonus on March 18, according to sources. It's a great sign for Oakland's running back depth, but a bad sign for everyone involved from a fantasy perspective. Lynch will likely remain as the lead back, but he'll now have to fend of Doug Martin as well as Jalen Richard and DeAndre Washington. Lynch was one of the few bright spots in Oakland's offense in 2017, but he'll have a hard time topping 891 rushing yards and seven rushing scores if they go to more of a committee approach.

Mar 17 5:13pm ET

Oakland Raiders RB Marshawn Lynch will receive his $1 million bonus Sunday, March 18, and will remain with the team, according to a source.

Mar 15 3:50pm ET

The Oakland Raiders have no plans to part ways with running back Marshawn Lynch, even after signing Doug Martin on Thursday. In his first season in Oakland, Beast Mode had 207 carries for 891 yards (4.3 yards per carry) and seven touchdowns as one of the few bright spots in what was a disappointing offense. It was more than what most fantasy owners expected after he took all of 2016 off. However, heading into his age-32 season and with Martin around, Lynch's fantasy value should be dropping, as he'll also have to fend off Jalen Richard and DeAndre Washington. At best, he could be a touchdown-dependent flex play.

Mar 9 2:30pm ET

Free-agent running back Doug Martin has been linked with the Oakland Raiders, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. Raiders head coach Jon Gruden recently arranged for a face-to-face meeting with Martin, according to Rapoport's sources, and Grduen came away impressed with him as a person. With Marshawn Lynch potentially out of Oakland, the Raiders are expected to make a strong push for Martin in free agency. A two-time 1,000-yard rusher, Martin only has 827 rushing yards over the last two seasons with the Buccaneers. Still, he is only 29 years old and the Raiders could use the bruising back.

Mar 1 9:13pm ET

Oakland Raiders RB Marshawn Lynch and WR Michael Crabtree are not guaranteed roster spots next season because the team is uncomfortable with their 2018 salaries, according to sources. Lynch is scheduled to make $4 million in salary next season with the chance to make another $4 million in bonuses. Crabtree is scheduled to make $7 million with a chance for $1.05 million in bonuses. The team may look to restructure the contracts.

Mar 1 7:50pm ET

Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch returned from retirement to play for the Raiders, but the Las Vegas Journal-Review reports 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 is never surprising when a team decides to go younger and cheaper at running back. Lynch turns 32 next month.

Feb 15 6:00pm ET

Oakland Raiders new head coach Jon Gruden said that running back Marshawn Lynch is currently "our leading ball carrier. He's our back, and we're counting on him." Gruden further went on, saying, "Hopefully we get an opportunity to work together. that's a man that has a lot of respect in this league as a player and I certainly have respect for him also." Beast Mode was productive in 2017 after taking a year off, running 207 times for 891 yards (4.3 yards per carry) and seven touchdowns in 15 games. He was actually one of the most consistent weapons on an offense that took a major step forward under quarterback Derek Carr. Gruden was brought in to try and turn that around, and if Lynch decides to return for the final year of his deal, he'll surely be the bell-cow back and an RB2 for fantasy owners.

Feb 15 6:03am ET

Oakland Raiders head coach Jon Gruden said that he doesn't know if RB Marshawn Lynch will be on the roster in the upcoming season, but added that 'right now, he's our leading ball-carrier, he's our back, and we're counting on him.' Gruden also mentioned: 'Hopefully we get an opportunity to work together.'

Feb 9 6:33pm ET

Oakland Raiders RB Marshawn Lynch has met with head coach Jon Gruden on several occasions since the team hired Gruden, according to a source.

Feb 9 5:20pm ET

Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch and new head coach Jon Gruden have met at the team's headquarters on multiple occasions, according to a source familiar with the situation. Lynch's agent, Doug Hendrickson, refuted the notion that Lynch has been blowing off Gruden. After missing all of 2016, the soon-to-be 32-year-old didn't have a bad year with Oakland, rushing 207 times for 891 yards (4.3 yards per carry) and seven touchdowns. Assuming Gruden and his staff can improve the offense overall, Lynch will be firmly in the RB2 mix if he chooses to play out the final year of his current contract.

Jan 25 3:53am ET

The Oakland Raiders are 'undecided' on whether or not they will retain RB Marshawn Lynch, who has one year remaining on his contract. 'I'd be doing Marshawn (Lynch) a disservice if I were to comment on what I thought of his play this previous season,' said offensive coordinator Greg Olson. 'Until we sit down, like I said, and do a real thorough evaluation and watching every carry that he's had and every catch opportunity to catch the football or run with the football, I really would not be making an educated comment on something like that right now.'

Jan 13 7:00pm ET

Former Seattle Seahawks offensive line coach Tom Cable will become the next offensive line coach for the Oakland Raiders under new head coach Jon Gruden. This marriage makes sense because of running back Marshawn Lynch's relationship with Cable from their time together in Seattle. It could also mean that the veteran running back is considering returning for another year with the Raiders. Cable is also familiar with the Raiders, as he served as the head coach for 44 games from 2008 to 2010, and he was also the offensive line coach in Oakland in 2007 and 2008.

Dec 31 9:33pm ET

Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr completed 19 of his 28 passes for 243 yards, a touchdown and an interception in a 30-10 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 17. RB Marshawn Lynch rushed 19 times for 101 yards and added two catches for 18 yards. WR Amari Cooper caught three passes for 115 yards and a touchdown, and WR Michael Crabtree caught two passes for 17 yards. TE Jared Cook finished with three catches for 35 yards.

Dec 31 7:30pm ET

Raiders' RB Marshawn Lynch ran for 101 yards on 19 carries but no touchdowns in Sunday's loss in Los Angeles Chargers.

Dec 31 10:33am ET

Oakland Raiders RB Marshawn Lynch has a $600,000 bonus in his contract for reaching 800 rushing yards this season and a $250,000 bonus for nine rushing touchdowns, according to a source. Entering Week 17's game against the Los Angeles Chargers, he has 790 rushing yards and seven rushing touchdowns, meaning that he needs 10 rushing yards to earn $600,000 and two rushing touchdowns to earn $250,000.

Dec 28 8:10pm ET

While his overall numbers have been down lately, Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch has been force fed the ball with regularity, which puts him firmly in the RB2 mix for Week 17. Lynch has had a strong back half of 2017, even if his numbers do not always show it. He should see 20 touches with ease, as the Raiders play a "home" game in Los Angeles against the Chargers. Even without a touchdown, Lynch should rack up roughly 100 scrimmage yards and be a solid RB2.

Dec 26 12:30am ET

Logging 27 total touches, Marshawn Lynch ground out every yard he could against a brutal Eagles run defense, totaling 95 yards rushing and -3 yards receiving, on two catches. Lynch was running with purpose throughout the game, however, he did fumble the ball late in the game on a crucial drive, which put a damper on his night overall. Lynch will still be a solid RB2 next week as the Raiders take on the Chargers in LA, as the team is clearly content force-feeding him the ball, but he will be limited by the Raider offense's overall ineffectiveness.

Player Transactions
  • 30-Oct-2017: OAK - Suspension Lifted
  • 21-Oct-2017: OAK - Suspended - 1 game (Unsportsmanlike Conduct)
  • 26-Apr-2017: OAK - Traded - for 5th-round draft pick in 2018
  • 05-May-2016: SEA - Retired
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Week 2NYJ11.9012451014020
Week 3@WAS3.606180018010
Week 4@DEN1.209120000010
Week 5BAL12.30124310110020
Week 6LAC6.3013630000020
Week 7KAN0.90290000000
Week 8@BUF0.00000000000
Week 9@MIA20.3014572026020
Week 10bye
Week 11NWE8.70116700110010
Week 12DEN20.00266710343030
Week 13NYG20.101710110220030
Week 14@KAN13.407611013020
Week 15DAL12.20167600316040
Week 16@PHI9.502595002-3031
Week 17@LAC13.901910100218030