Starters: Marshawn Lynch, Jamize Olawale (FB)
Backups: Jalen Richard, DeAndre Washington, Elijah Hood
Free agents: None
Lynch enters the second year of a two-year deal he signed with the team last offseason. He fell short of hopes for his rushing total last season, but came on strong in the second half of the season. Over the final eight games he ran for 625 yards and 5 TD’s, averaging 4.63 yards per carry. Had he been running like that all season, he would have easily reached 1200 yards and double digit touchdowns. Those numbers showed that even approaching 32, he is still is one of the league’s best backs.
Taking a step back from promising rookies seasons last year, Jalen Richard and DeAndre Washington were not major factors. Both of them had about half of the production they had in 2016. Washington averaged a pathetic 2.