Fantasy owners likely to lose RB Lynch a few games

Marshawn Lynch

Marshawn Lynch

Marshawn Lynch met with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell in New York on Tuesday to discuss his recent off-the-field issues.

He left the Big Apple with the feeling that a suspension was imminent.

“I honestly see a suspension coming,” Lynch said.

Lynch, who has had numerous run-ins with the law, expects a decision to come down within the next 10 days. Regardless of the outcome, his problems off the field have hurt his value in fantasy circles.

A talented running back, Lynch finished last season with career bests in receptions (47), scrimmage yards (1,336) and total touchdowns (9). However, he could be hard pressed to duplicate those totals if the suspension costs him two or more games.

Based on the importance of running backs in fantasy football, Lynch will be worth a second- or third-round selection even if he’s suspended two or fewer games. But owners who draft him also need to target Fred Jackson in the middle rounds.

Jackson, who had a career season in 2008, is the favorite to start and see the majority of carries while Lynch serves his suspension.

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