Lynch is often given a day off of practice to rest his back, but this is only the second time that he has missed back-to-back practices this season, and the foot injury is a new ailment. Despite a somewhat concerning absence from practice this week, the sprain is thought to be mild, and Lynch is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Falcons.
Even if he has to play through some pain, Lynch should have no trouble pounding it down the throat of the Falcons defense this weekend. The Falcons gave up the second most yards after contact this season, and Lynch is arguably the best in the NFL at finishing off runs.
For those of you playing playoff fantasy football, I still think that Lynch is the best fantasy running back in the league this week. He's now run for 85+ yards in 23 of his past 26 games, and the Falcons have proven time and time again that they can not contain any team that has any semblance of a rushing attack.
Even if Lynch's foot is at, let's say, seventy percent, I think we could be in for some highlight type runs. We've all seen his playoff run against the Saints a million times, but here's one of my favorite lesser-known Lynch masterpieces:
If Lynch is at all healthy, we may see some runs similar to that against a poor tackling Falcons defense. If Lynch has a tough time dealing with the injury, however, it will be extremely difficult for the Seahawks to pull off the upset victory that I'm been expecting.