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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.



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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