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Robert Turbin 2013 Season OutlookThe backup to Marshawn Lynch


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#1 WakaJawaka

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 08:52 AM

5.3 YPC two games into the season against two good run Ds while Christine Michael has yet to receive a touch. I can foresee a scenario where Carroll starts to taper off Lynch around week 9 in order to save him for the playoffs, while the schedule sets up very nicely.

For the immediate future, he looks like a really great dice roll this Sunday in a game against Jacksonville that is more or less assured of getting ugly quick. Does he see the bulk of the carries in the second half?

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 03:37 PM

IMO one of the best lottery tickets out there.  If Lynch were to get hurt this guy would be a monster.

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 04:15 PM

View PostSpartanEric, on 18 September 2013 - 03:37 PM, said:

IMO one of the best lottery tickets out there.  If Lynch were to get hurt this guy would be a monster.

I think Christine Michael would be used very heavily if Lynch were to suffer a season-ender. He is super talented, more so than Turbin - the reason he's inactive is he is redundant with Lynch, and Turbin is more experienced and a quality compliment to Lynch.
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Posted 18 September 2013 - 04:19 PM

Good thing I have this lottery ticket safely snuggled on my bench.

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 04:19 PM

View Postthb0307, on 18 September 2013 - 04:15 PM, said:

View PostSpartanEric, on 18 September 2013 - 03:37 PM, said:

IMO one of the best lottery tickets out there.  If Lynch were to get hurt this guy would be a monster.

I think Christine Michael would be used very heavily if Lynch were to suffer a season-ender. He is super talented, more so than Turbin - the reason he's inactive is he is redundant with Lynch, and Turbin is more experienced and a quality compliment to Lynch.

Heard it and seen it 100 times.  The guy who looks flashy (Wilson?) is the one everybody gushes over, when in reality they are a year or two away.  

I would agree that Michael would get more touches with Lynch out but Turbin would be the man, and he's better than people think.

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 04:20 PM

I would have him on my bench if I didn't have 2 handcuffs already on my bench.
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Posted 18 September 2013 - 04:24 PM

He is absolutely a must own if you have Lynch just for piece of mind purposes.

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 04:31 PM

View PostEvilbooyaa, on 18 September 2013 - 04:20 PM, said:

I would have him on my bench if I didn't have 2 handcuffs already on my bench.

You've really got to consider your 'cuffs sitting on your bench.  How much value would they hold if the starter went down?  How much standalone value do they have?  

I see a lot of people with guys like Jaquizz/Woodhead/Hillman/Pierre on their benches.  Those guys are all OK if you need 8 points this week because you don't have Jackson or Lacy.  

But for the real lottery tickets I think you need to look at the guys who are one injury away from taking over as a true bellcow on a good offfense:  Bush, Turbin, Brown, Tate, Pierce, Helu.

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 04:36 PM

Turbin > Michael as far as the guy to own. Lots of Michael fanboys out there who hate on Turbin like he is worthless.

Well said, SpartanEric.

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 04:40 PM

View PostSpartanEric, on 18 September 2013 - 04:31 PM, said:

View PostEvilbooyaa, on 18 September 2013 - 04:20 PM, said:

I would have him on my bench if I didn't have 2 handcuffs already on my bench.

You've really got to consider your 'cuffs sitting on your bench.  How much value would they hold if the starter went down?  How much standalone value do they have?  

I see a lot of people with guys like Jaquizz/Woodhead/Hillman/Pierre on their benches.  Those guys are all OK if you need 8 points this week because you don't have Jackson or Lacy.  

But for the real lottery tickets I think you need to look at the guys who are one injury away from taking over as a true bellcow on a good offfense:  Bush, Turbin, Brown, Tate, Pierce, Helu.

My team is in my sig. The bolded are the handcuffs on my bench. I think they are amongst the top 3 (with B. Brown) at also having bye-week fill in value when the #1 starter is active.
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Posted 18 September 2013 - 04:41 PM

And talk about HUGE :o


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Posted 18 September 2013 - 04:41 PM

It's absurd to think that Michael is going to suddenly jump into a full-blown committee if Lynch went down. He's talented, sure, but is Carroll the kind of manager who's going to throw a guy into the fire like that when he already has a guy who's been there?

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 04:43 PM

Call me crazy, but I'm handcuffing Lynch with Michael not Turbin. Michael has the higher upside. Look at Adrian Peterson, MJD, and Chris Johnson's production in their rookie years - supremely talented RBs can make an impact right away.

I agree with your statement SpartanEric, I just think Michael is the bellcow in that scenario - not Turbin.Though both would get work and earlier it would certainly be more Turbin - but he's getting beat out IMO.

Edited by thb0307, 18 September 2013 - 04:51 PM.

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 11:53 AM

I'd put a fair amount of money that Turbin puts up double-digit fantasy points this week.  Seattle will be up on Jacksonville BIG, and FAST.  Lynch is guaranteed to be pulled early, and Turbin will pick up garbage time (maybe a full half).

He sneaks in for a TD and 75yds easy.  STEALTHY play for the week, guaranteed.

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 11:58 AM

View PostSpartanEric, on 18 September 2013 - 04:41 PM, said:

And talk about HUGE :o


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He's even larger in person. I live a few blocks from the practice facility so I see them quite often
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Posted 20 September 2013 - 12:01 PM

Pretty sure Turbin had a 20-30 yd carry called back because of holding in the SF game...he looks good. I know CM is all the rage, but I've not seen him do anything in meaningful in a real game situation, whereas I have seen Turbin succeed vs NFL starting level competition.

I'll hold Turbin until a newer, shiner WW gem comes around, but I like what I see outta this guy.
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Posted 20 September 2013 - 12:05 PM

View PostSpartanEric, on 18 September 2013 - 04:41 PM, said:

And talk about HUGE :o


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Impressive!
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Posted 20 September 2013 - 12:20 PM

Hopefully Jags get blown out in the first half and Turbin gets a nice dose of carries. I wouldn't fault anyone who's thinking of starting Pierce or Starks to start Turbin instead. A full half against the Jags could be better than running against Houston or Cincinatti for a full game.
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Posted 20 September 2013 - 05:03 PM

Make that Starks lol
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Posted 21 September 2013 - 05:49 PM

FINALLY, the so-called fantasy experts are starting to admit that Turbin, and not the overly hyped Christine Michael, is Lynch's backup and handcuff.  My concern however is that if Lynch were to go down, that they would turn to both Turbin and Michael to carry the mail.  Which equates to a maddening situation.  Would Turbin get passing downs and Michael get the first two downs?  Or would it be a hot hand approach?




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