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Fantasy fallout from Marshawn Lynch deal

Updated: October 5, 2010, 4:54 PM ET
By Eric Karabell

I don't want to overrate the news that running back Marshawn Lynch has been traded from the Buffalo Bills to the Seattle Seahawks because I really don't think his statistical situation has changed much. Obviously, he is in a new place, but Lynch was on a bad team dealing with backfield competition. He's on a bad team dealing with backfield competition after the trade, as well. I'll say his value rises a little bit from this move, but I don't believe the change will move the needle much.

Lynch was getting the carries in Buffalo anyway, although he wasn't doing much with them. We should expect a bit more from him now, in part because of the Seahawks' favorable schedule -- Have you seen that division? -- but is he really a sure thing for 1,000 rushing yards or five touchdowns? I can't say that. Although he doesn't have to deal with the threat of Fred Jackson and C.J. Spiller anymore, Justin Forsett and Leon Washington do matter in Seattle.

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