Don’t look now but someone has returned to Beast Mode (he always kind of looked like beast mode because he is a disturbing looking dude, but in this case we are referring to beast mode on the field…just wanted to clarify). Lynch is playing in a God-awful offense and has managed to compile three 100-yard games in his last four outings. Over that period he has accumulated 443 rushing yards and looked like the workhorse back he has been billed as in the past with 106 carries and respectable 4.2 ypc. He has added 9 receptions for 87 yards and had 4 TDs over the last four games as well.
Yesterday’s article of the day was about dynasty options on the rise and Lynch was among the players highlighted. The folks at DynastyLeagueFootball.com say that with a strong finish Lynch should be positioned as a RB#2 heading into 2012.
Today’s article of the day is a dynasty mock draft performed by FantasyFootballXtreme.com on 11/24 and Lynch went in the 7th round (80th overall).
The Rest of Season rankings from ProFootballFocus.com have Lynch at #25 at RB (we suspect he will climb a bit in those rankings that we personally follow every week).
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While it seems that Lynch has been around forever, he is only 25. That should automatically boost his value above that of some of the aging RBs that may have better stats, but who are bound to see a decline and should have less road remaining on their career. For the rest of this season, things look good. In week 13, Lynch gets to face an Eagles defense that has gotten better against the run since tightening up hte wide 9 a bit on early downs but that is still surrendering the 9th most fantasy points per game. Week 14 brings the abysmal Rams. It gets a bit tougher from there – unfortunately just in time for the fantasy playoffs – when he faces the Bears (above average run D) and the leagues best run defense in the Niners.
So, you have at least two more weeks where you can feel great about starting Lynch. Pete Carrol clearly blew the QB thing, but he may have found a gem in the troubled but talented Lynch at RB. Another year in the offense for Lynch and another year of assembling a team in Seattle, maybe another swing at the QB thing, and we think Lynch enters 2012 as a mid to low end RB#2.