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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: 25
RB Rank Tier ADP-12
#13 3 2.11

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 10 200 854 4.3 4 33 27 189 7.0 2 140.3 14.0
2019 (Projected) SEA   236 1,040 4.4 7   27 225 8.3 1 174.5  

2019 Outlook
Depth Chart
The Seahawks invested a first round draft pick at the running back position in 2018, which only makes Chris Carson's breakout season even more impressive. Carson, a second-year player who was drafted in the seventh round in 2017, held off first-rounder Rashaad Penny all season on his way to 1,151 rushing yards and nine touchdowns on the ground, out-touching Penny by a total of 267 touches to Penny's 94 during the regular season.

Carson really picked up the pace near the end of the season, rushing for 100 or more yards in each of his final three regular season contests, but was then completely shut down by the Cowboys in Seattle's lone playoff game where he rushed for just 20 yards on 13 carries. Still, even in that contest where he was completely bottled up, the Seahawks stuck with Carson, giving Penny just four touches.

Carson shined in Seattle's conservative, "establish-the-run"-style offense, leaving many fantasy owners scratching their heads as we look forward to 2019. While it is presumed that Carson will be the lead back in Seattle again this season, it'd be hard to argue that the Seahawks offense wouldn't be better off throwing the ball more often this season, which could lead to fewer carries for Carson even if he does end up continuing to hold off Penny.

Carson is currently being drafted in the mid-fifth round and somewhere in the mid-20s at running back, which is a fair price considering the other backs being selected around him. Still, fantasy owners do run the risk that Carson ends up being less effective on the ground and thus ends up conceding more carries to Penny, thus making himself essentially fantasy irrelevant due to his lack of usage in the passing game.

Fan. Tm. Player
RB1RB1 Chris Carson
RB2RB2 Rashaad Penny
RB3RB3 C.J. Prosise
RB4RB4 Travis Homer
Seahawks Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Injury Rashaad Penny ready to return in Week 5
Hamstring strain cost him two games
By: Doug Orth | Mon Sep 30, 4:45 pm

Seattle Seahawks
Carroll says again that Rashaad Penny "will be ready to go this week." Says he had a hamstring strain. (Seattle Times - Bob Condotta)

FFToday's Take: Seattle plays on Thursday, so the Seahawks were likely trying to play it smart in Week 4 against a beatable opponent (the Arizona Cardinals) and make sure Penny didn't have to play two games in five days. The second-year back will return to his 1B role behind Chris Carson and could be a reasonable flex option against a defense that has coughed up five rushing touchdowns already, including two in Week 4 to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.


Injury Rashaad Penny misses practice Wednesday
Hamstring injury
By: Mike Krueger | Wed Sep 25, 7:00 pm

Seattle Seahawks
So Rashaad Penny didn't practice today after all. Pete Carroll initially was looking to Thursday as the day when Penny (hamstring) may get back then said this afternoon that he would practice today. He didn't, per the team's injury report. Ziggy Ansah (back) was limited. (Brady Henderson on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Penny injured his hamstring in practice last Friday and ended up missing Week 3. Chris Carson promptly went out and continued his fumbling ways making his usage a bit sketchy for Week 4. However, Penny will need to be practice this week and be active for the game against Arizona or Carson would likely be given another opportunity as the lead back.


Injury Rashaad Penny not expected to play Week 3
Hamstring injury on Friday
By: Mike Krueger | Sun Sep 22, 7:15 am

Seattle Seahawks
Seahawks’ RB Rashaad Penny, who strained his hamstring during practice on Friday, is not expected to play Sunday vs. the Saints, per source. His injury is not considered serious, but Seahawks want to be careful with Penny. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Penny came up lame in practice on Friday and will now miss Sunday's game against the Bills. Chris Carson should be in for a full workload with C.J. Prosise sprinkled in.


Injury Rashaad Penny questionable with hamstring injury
Gametime decision
By: Mike Krueger | Fri Sep 20, 6:00 pm

Seattle Seahawks
Receiver David Moore has been given the okay to play for the first time this season. Seattle could play Sunday without two players who suffered injuries this week in practice - cornerback Tre Flowers and running back Rashaad Penny. Each were officially listed as questionable for Sunday’s game - Flowers with an ankle injury that occurred Thursday and Penny with a hamstring injury. (Seattle Times)

FFToday's Take: If Penny sits, Chris Carson could get more looks on Sunday at home against the Brown making him a low-end RB1 option in Week 3. C.J. Prosise would fill the backup role but be off the fantasy radar in most leagues.



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 53 3.5 0 1 1 -2 -2.0 0 5.1
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 2 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

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 OAK 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

2017 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 at GB L 9-17 6 39 6.5 0 1 1 10 10.0 0 4.9
2 SF W 12-9 20 93 4.7 0 2 1 7 7.0 0 10.0
3 at TEN L 27-33 11 34 3.1 0 2 2 18 9.0 1 11.2
4 IND W 46-18 12 42 3.5 0 3 3 24 8.0 0 6.6

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