Marshawn Lynch RB SEA 14 Hrs

Coach Pete Carroll said Wednesday that Lynch "had a really good week" and is on track to play Thursday in San Francisco, Liz Matthews of 910 ESPN Seattle reports.

Carroll has expressed optimism with regard to Lynch's ability to suit up in Week 13, and why not? He last missed a game in 2011, as he's frequently fended off injury to take the field. Meanwhile, in four of his last six matchups with the 49ers, including playoffs, he's surpassed 100 yards on the ground, while reaching the end zone on eight occasions. As a result, he remains a must-start in all formats.

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Lynch (back) was listed as a limited participant in Tuesday's practice, John Boyle of the Everett Herald reports.

Coach Pete Carroll is going light on all his players on a short week, with Tuesday's practice being labeled as essentially another walkthrough. Lynch's limited designation is not much of a concern, as Carroll noted Monday that his star running back should be fine to play against the 49ers on Thanksgiving, making it likely he'll wind up 'probable' even if he remains limited Wednesday.

Marshawn Lynch RB SEA 2 Days2 Comments

Coach Pete Carroll indicated Monday that Lynch (back) should be fine for Thursday's game against the 49ers, the Everett Herald reports.

The Seahawks' quick turnaround this week means that Lynch will have suit up on a day that he has skipped practice over the past few weeks, but Carroll doesn't sound too worried about Lynch's Thursday availability, noting "we'll expect that he'll be ready to go, and I know he won't want to miss (this) thing and he'll be ready to play."

Marshawn Lynch RB SEA 3 Days

Lynch (back) had 15 carries for 39 yards and caught 3-of-4 targets for 43 yards in Sunday's 19-3 win over the Cardinals.

As always, Lynch ran hard and with a lot of determination, although other than a 13-yard run at one point, he struggled against one of the best rush defenses in the league. He's got another tough matchup in Week 13, facing a rugged 49ers' defense on Thanksgiving. The short week won't help his cause much either, although he'll have 10 days to rest his back ailment, after Thursday's huge divisional game.

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Lynch (back) is listed as active Sunday versus the Cardinals.

Lynch responded to absences Wednesday and Thursday with a full practice Friday, thereby ensuring active status in Week 2. He almost always finds a way to produce on a weekly basis, but Arizona's defense has surrendered just 3.5 YPC and five touchdowns to running backs this season.

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Lynch (back) is probable for Sunday's game against Arizona.

Lynch gave his owners a slight scare when he missed Wednesday and Thursday practices, but he practiced fully Friday and is locked into the starting lineup as a result. Even against a strong Arizona run defense, it's difficult to argue that Lynch is anything other than an RB1 in most fantasy formats since he's believed to be at or near full strength.

Marshawn Lynch RB SEA 6 Days

Head coach Pete Carroll said Friday that Lynch (back) will be ready to play Sunday against the Cardinals, Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times reports.

Last week, Lynch sat out Wednesday and Thursday before logging a full practice Friday, so we'll see if the same scenario unfolds this week. In any case, Carroll's confidence is good news for Lynch owners, though the banged-up running back could still be headed for a "questionable" designation heading into the weekend.

Marshawn Lynch RB SEA 6 Days

Lynch (back) sat out practice again on Thursday, the Seattle Times reports.

Lynch missed practice both Wednesday and Thursday in Week 11, before practicing fully Friday, with a similar outcome plausible to close this week's sessions. Assuming that Lynch takes the field in any capacity Friday, we'd expect the running back -- who has missed just one game since being traded to Seattle in 2010 -- to suit up Sunday against the Cardinals.

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Lynch (back) didn't participate in practice Wednesday, Liz Mathews of 710 ESPN Seattle reports.

Lynch's back currently ails him, but he typically misses the first practice of the week, so little worry currently hangs over the running back. Even if he misses practice Thursday, an appearance is likely Friday, which would forecast active status Sunday versus the Cardinals.

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Coach Pete Carroll acknowledged Monday that Lynch (back) is "banged up," Liz Mathews of ESPN.com reports.

The reports relays that Lynch's back tightened up Sunday, which is why the running back stayed outside during halftime, but Lynch still managed to rack up 124 rushing yards on 24 carries in Week 11. While Lynch seems likely to miss some practice time in the coming days, we'd be surprised if he wasn't able to play this weekend against the Cardinals.