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Running Back, Seattle Seahawks

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Draft: 2017 Round 7 (31)
College: Oklahoma State
DOB: 1994-09-16 Age: 26

Season Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Season Team G Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts FPts/G
2017 SEA 4 49 208 4.2 0 8 7 59 8.4 1 32.7 8.2
2018 SEA 14 247 1,151 4.7 9 24 20 163 8.2 0 185.4 13.2
2019 SEA 15 278 1,230 4.4 7 47 37 266 7.2 2 203.6 13.6
2020 SEA 12 141 681 4.8 5 46 37 287 7.8 4 150.8 12.6
2020 (Projected) SEA   247 1,111 4.5 8   32 241 7.5 1 189.2  

2020 Outlook
Depth Chart
He's not a real flashy pick, but Seattle running back Chris Carson provided another solid fantasy season in 2019 as he rushed for 1,230 yards and scored nine total touchdowns in his third NFL season. Fantasy owners may remember that there was some hype that he'd be used more in the passing game heading into 2019 and while that ended up being true, Carson's 17 additional receptions on the season from what he had in 2018 resulted in just 103 more receiving yards so the bump resulted in negligible fantasy improvement.

The real value with Carson is the heavy workload he's been given over the past two seasons. He's carried the ball over 18 times per game over the past two seasons - a number not often seen by backs selected outside the first round of fantasy drafts. While the Seahawks did bring in Carlos Hyde seemingly to at least be Carson's backup while Rashaad Penny starts the season on the PUP list, it seems likely that Carson will remain by far the carry leader on the roster. Hyde is a similar back to Carson with average-at-best speed and a lack of historical usage in the passing game. It's good for Carson's usage, however, that Hyde was the only back of significance that the team added in the offseason, as he doesn't really do anything particularly better than Carson and will likely be used sparingly.

Carson should again provide at least 250 carries as long as he remains healthy. If he can continue to make improvements in the passing game then his fantasy ceiling will become significantly better, but he's a solid high-floor RB2 with low-end RB1 upside in standard leagues, while remaining still a strong enough contributor to be a quality RB2 even in PPR leagues.

Fan. Tm. Player
RB1RB1 Chris Carson
RB2RB2 Carlos Hyde
RB3RB3 Rashaad Penny
RB4RB6 Alex Collins
RB5RB5 DeeJay Dallas
RB6RB4 Travis Homer
RB7RB7 Bo Scarbrough
Seahawks Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Russ unlikely too cook near as much in 2021
HC hints Seattle will return to run-heavy ways
By: Doug Orth | Mon Jan 11, 8:00 pm

Seattle Seahawks
Pete Carroll said that in all his years in Seattle, the Seahawks almost never saw two-high safeties because of their ability to run the ball, but that it happened far too often in 2020 as the Seahawks kept looking for deep passes and explosive plays. “We needed to run the football more (down the stretch) and (have) more commitment (to it) to run them out of their fronts. The point is when you can play with two safeties off the football and deep, that means you’re playing seven-man front football … and that’s basically what’s happened,” Carroll said. “We have always run the football and made them (bring) their safeties down … You can force teams to do that. ... That’s a big emphasis in my mind of how we want to control what the game is all about.” (710 ESPN - Brandon Gustafson)

FFToday's Take: While Carroll's logic about attacking defenses using a heavy dose of two-high safeties is sound, the solution to the Seahawks' offensive struggles over the second half of the season probably isn't giving their $35 million quarterback (Russell Wilson) or the most impressive physical specimen at receiver in the game today (DK Metcalf) fewer opportunities. Chris Carson and Carlos Hyde are set to hit free agency, so the Seahawks may be giving Rashaad Penny a shot to lead the backfield if nothing gets done between now and the draft.


Injury Seahawks downgrade Carlos Hyde to Out
Rashaad Penny and Alex Collings will backup Carlos Hyde
By: Mike Krueger | Sat Jan 2, 4:06 pm

Seattle Seahawks
Seahawks have also downgraded RB Carlos Hyde, battling an illness all week, to out for Sunday's game. So, Rashaad Penny will back up Chris Carson with Alex Collins as the third back. (Bob Condotta on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Projecting usage of Carson and Penny in Week 17 is tricky. With the No.3 seed locked up and unlikely scenarios of achieving the No.1 seed (both Packers and Saints lose), we may see more of Penny in this game than normal, especially in the second half.


Injury Rashaad Penny expected to play in Week 15
Return from knee injury
By: Mike Krueger | Sat Dec 19, 9:24 am

Seattle Seahawks
Seahawks RB Rashaad Penny is set to make his season debut against Washington, per source. Barring a change today, Seattle is expected to activate the former first-round pick off IR. Been a long road from a knee injury. TE Greg Olsen (foot) is considered a longer shot. (Jeremy Fowler on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Penny has missed the last year rehabbing an ACL injury. He's not likely to play much against Washington but will ding the fantasy values of Chris Carson and Carlos Hyde.


Injury Carlos Hyde listed as Questionable with toe injury
Chris Carson off the injury report
By: Mike Krueger | Fri Dec 4, 6:40 pm

Seattle Seahawks
Carlos Hyde led the Seahawks with 17 touches (15 carries) last week while Chris Carson got 10 (eight carries) in his first game in a month. Pete Carroll expects Carson to get the ball more than that, saying: "We ran the ball 30 times last week. [Russell Wilson] had a few of those. It’s a good number for us to shoot for for these guys and split it up with Carlos and see what happens. I don’t really care who gets the most but I would like to see Chris get the ball a little bit more than that." (ESPN)

FFToday's Take: Given Carrol's comments and the fact that Hyde is nursing a toe injury, it's safe to assume Carson will see the bulk of the carries in Week 13 against the Giants. The Giants are giving up the 11th most fantasy points to running backs.


Injury Chris Carson off injury report, expected to play
Should play Monday night
By: Mike Krueger | Sat Nov 28, 3:55 pm

Seattle Seahawks
Chris Carson is off the Seahawks’ injury report for Monday night vs. the Eagles and set to return to the lineup. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Carson last played in Week 7 and has been dealing with a foot injury ever since. Being off the injury report indicates Carson should get the start over Carlos Hyde on Monday night. He's in the RB2 low-end RB1 territory for Week 12.


Injury Chris Carson opens week with limited practice
Supposedly set to return in Week 12
By: Doug Orth | Thu Nov 26, 10:50 pm

Seattle Seahawks
Chris Carson (foot) was limited in practice Thursday, Nov. 26. (Seahawks.com)

FFToday's Take: The limited practice from Carson is notable because it is his first non-DNP since going down in Week 7. With that said, HC Pete Carroll said he was a game-time decision in last Thursday's win over the Cardinals and would be ready for Week 12. Carson will probably play this week, but Carroll has a long history of being exceedingly optimistic about the health of his players. (Carson was a "true 50-50" back in Week 8, per Carroll.) With Seattle playing on Monday this week, fantasy owners would be wise to stash/hold Carlos Hyde wherever possible.


Injury Tyler Lockett listed as Questionable
Carlos Hyde expected to play
By: Mike Krueger | Wed Nov 18, 4:12 pm

Seattle Seahawks
The Seahawks list WR Tyler Lockett as questionable, but Pete Carroll said he doesn't "think there's any doubt" he'll play tomorrow. Carroll then qualified that a bit by saying they've got to make sure he's still feeling good tomorrow. (Brady Henderson on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: It sounds like Lockett will play tomorrow against the Cardinals but we probably won't know for sure until inactives come out 90 minutes before gametime. Carlos Hyde is not on the injury report so he will play. Chris Carson will be a gametime decision.


Injury Carlos Hyde, Chris Carson return to practice
Hyde full, Carson limited
By: Mike Krueger | Tue Nov 17, 8:33 pm

Seattle Seahawks
Good news with the Seahawks' backfield: Chris Carson returned to practice today as limited and Carlos Hyde was a full participant. Pete Carroll was optimistic yesterday about Hyde playing Thursday night. But eight players didn't practice, including Tyler Lockett. (Brady Henderson on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: It sounds like Hyde could be the starting running back for the Seahawks on this short week as they get prepared for the Cardinals on Thursday. Carroll indicated yesterday that Hyde was closer to returning to action than Carson. Lockett owners need to have plan B in place in case he's on the inactive list. David Moore could be a viable replacement.


Injury Seahawks downgrade Carson, Hyde to Out
Alex Collins elevated from practice squad
By: Mike Krueger | Sat Nov 14, 4:11 pm

Seattle Seahawks
Seahawks downgraded running backs Chris Carson and Carlos Hyde to out for Sunday’s game vs. Rams. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: We're getting more clarity on the Seattle running game which is good news for fantasy owners. We can expect DeeJay Dallas and Travis Homer to handle the bulk of the running back duties against the Rams with Alex Collins mixing in as well. This is largely a situation to avoid with Dallas being the most fantasy viable if you must play one from this group.


Injury Carlos Hyde practices Friday, Carson questionable
Muddy RB mix in Seattle
By: Mike Krueger | Fri Nov 13, 4:30 pm

Seattle Seahawks
8 other players are questionable, including RBs Chris Carson and Carlos Hyde and CB Quinton Dunbar. Others questionable are: Mayowa, KJ Wright, Penny Hart, Freddie Swain and Alton Robinson. (Bob Condotta on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Carson was running on the sideline during practice today. It's tough to judge who is going to be active on Sunday. If Carson is active he would likely be the only viable play. If he's inactive, then any one of Hyde, DeeJay Dallas or Travis Homer could be viable. Fantasy owners wanting to play a piece of the Seattle backfield will need to keep track of news on Sunday morning.


Injury Chris Carson, Carlos Hyde out for Week 9
DeeJay Dallas and Travis Homer expected to carry the load
By: Mike Krueger | Fri Nov 6, 6:00 pm

Seattle Seahawks
Chris Carson is one of six players the team officially declared out, all of whom are starters or key backups. The others are running back Carlos Hyde (hamstring), cornerbacks Shaquill Griffin and Ugo Amadi (each hamstrings), defensive end Benson Mayowa (ankle) and left guard Mike Iupati (back). (Seattle Times)

FFToday's Take: Carson is dealing with a mid-foot sprain and could be available next week. In the meantime, rookie DeeJay Dallas and Travis Homer will receive the majority of snaps at the running back position for Seattle. Homer was limited in last week's game with a knee injury. Alex Collins was signed to the practice squad this week and could be called up on Saturday.


Injury Chris Carson remains a gametime decision
Foot injury
By: Mike Krueger | Sun Nov 1, 7:00 am

Seattle Seahawks
Seahawks’ RB Chris Carson, listed as questionable for Sunday due to a foot injury, is expected to test how he feels in pre-game warmups, and one source said it is “a true 50-50” chance for him be able to play against the 49ers. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Carson missed practice all week so it's anybody's guess if he'll play or not. With the Seattle - San Francisco game not kicking off until late afternoon fantasy owners will be left in limbo. Carlos Hyde (hamstring) is listed as Doubtful and Travis Homer (knee) is listed as Questionable. DeeJay Dallas could lead the backfield but this is shaping up a situation to avoid.


Injury Seattle RB situation is a fantasy mess
Carson, Hyde, Homer gametime decisions
By: Mike Krueger | Fri Oct 30, 4:15 pm

Seattle Seahawks
Carroll says Seahawks will go "all the way to gametime'' with RBs Chris Carson, Travis Homer and Carlos Hyde. Playing things pretty close to vest today.... (Bob Condotta on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: For what it's worth, Carson and and Hyde missed practice on Friday. Homer was limited. We could see Homer and rookie DeeJay Dallas split carries on Sunday but we won't know until Inactives come out or we get more insight from beat writers over the weekend. Seattle hosts San Francisco in the late afternoon on Sunday.


Injury Midfoot sprain for Chris Carson
Injury not considered to be significant
By: Mike Krueger | Mon Oct 26, 7:00 am

Seattle Seahawks
Seahawks’ RB Chris Carson has a “midfoot sprain”, per Pete Carroll. Carson will have a magnetic resonance imagining examination to determine the extent of the injury and how much time he could miss. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Carson left in the first half of Sunday night's extravaganza allowing Carlos Hyde to rush for 68 yards and a score. The injury to Carson is not considered to be significant according to Seattle beat writers. Carlos Hyde could get a start in Week 8 against the 49ers.



2020 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 at ATL W 38-25 6 21 3.5 0 6 6 45 7.5 2 18.6
2 NE W 35-30 17 72 4.2 0 3 3 36 12.0 1 16.8
3 DAL W 38-31 14 64 4.6 0 3 3 12 4.0 0 7.6
4 at MIA W 31-23 16 80 5.0 2 4 3 20 6.7 0 22.0
5 MIN W 27-26 8 52 6.5 1 7 6 27 4.5 0 13.9
7 at ARI L 34-37 5 34 6.8 0 2 1 7 7.0 0 4.1
12 at PHI W 23-17 8 41 5.1 1 2 2 18 9.0 0 11.9
13 NYG L 12-17 13 65 5.0 0 6 3 45 15.0 1 17.0
14 NYJ W 40-3 12 76 6.3 1 5 3 22 7.3 0 15.8
15 at WAS W 20-15 15 63 4.2 0 3 2 6 3.0 0 6.9
16 LAR W 20-9 16 69 4.3 0 3 3 10 3.3 0 7.9
17 at SF W 26-23 11 44 4.0 0 2 2 39 19.5 0 8.3
WC LAR L 20-30 16 77 4.8 0 2 1 5 5.0 0 8.2
WC = Wild-Card

2019 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 CIN W 21-20 15 46 3.1 1 7 6 34 5.7 1 20.0
2 at PIT W 28-26 15 60 4.0 0 3 3 27 9.0 0 8.7
3 NO L 27-33 15 52 3.5 0 1 1 -2 -2.0 0 5.0
4 at ARI W 27-10 22 104 4.7 0 4 4 41 10.3 0 14.5
5 LAR W 30-29 27 118 4.4 0 2 1 5 5.0 1 18.3
6 at CLE W 32-28 24 124 5.2 1 4 4 35 8.8 0 21.9
7 BAL L 16-30 21 65 3.1 0 5 3 9 3.0 0 7.4
8 at ATL W 27-20 20 90 4.5 1 1 0 0 - 0 15.0
9 TB W 40-34 16 105 6.6 0 3 2 28 14.0 0 13.3
10 at SF W 27-24 25 89 3.6 1 4 3 12 4.0 0 16.1
12 at PHI W 17-9 8 26 3.3 0 4 4 31 7.8 0 5.7
13 MIN W 37-30 23 102 4.4 1 2 1 7 7.0 0 16.9
14 at LAR L 12-28 15 76 5.1 0 4 3 15 5.0 0 9.1
15 at CAR W 30-24 24 133 5.5 2 2 1 4 4.0 0 25.7
16 ARI L 13-27 8 40 5.0 0 1 1 20 20.0 0 6.0

2018 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 at DEN L 24-27 7 51 7.3 0 5 3 28 9.3 0 7.9
2 at CHI L 17-24 6 24 4.0 0 1 0 0 - 0 2.4
3 DAL W 24-13 32 102 3.2 1 2 2 22 11.0 0 18.4
5 LAR L 31-33 19 116 6.1 0 1 1 11 11.0 0 12.7
6 at LV W 27-3 14 59 4.2 0 0 0 0 - 0 5.9
8 at DET W 28-14 25 105 4.2 1 2 2 19 9.5 0 18.4
9 LAC L 17-25 8 40 5.0 0 0 0 0 - 0 4.0
11 GB W 27-24 17 83 4.9 1 0 0 0 - 0 14.3
12 at CAR W 30-27 16 55 3.4 1 2 2 8 4.0 0 12.3
13 SF W 43-16 13 69 5.3 0 4 3 39 13.0 0 10.8
14 MIN W 21-7 22 90 4.1 1 0 0 0 - 0 15.0
15 at SF L 23-26 22 119 5.4 1 6 6 29 4.8 0 20.8
16 KC W 38-31 27 116 4.3 2 0 0 0 - 0 23.6
17 ARI W 27-24 19 122 6.4 1 1 1 7 7.0 0 18.9
WC at DAL L 22-24 13 20 1.5 0 3 2 -1 -0.5 0 1.9
WC = Wild-Card

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